2018 Reading Assignment Challenge

The Reading Assignment Challenge is hosted by Michelle and Berls at Because Reading


The Rules

The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31, 2018.

  • You may sign up anytime before October 1, 2018.
  • Commit to reading 1-4 books a month and MAKE A LIST of the SPECIFIC books you will read in January – June. In June you will make a new list of the number of books you will commit to and the specific books you will read in July-December.
  • You may read any genre or any format.
    • RESTRICTION: It must be published before January 1, 2018.
    • RESTRICTION: It must be at least 100 pages.
  • Pick a level and make your list. REMEMBER: you’re committing to not just those books, but that number of books a month. You CANNOT read them all in one month.
  • At the end of each month, cross off the book(s) you read.
  • There will be a link-up each quarter.
  • Use the hashtag #2018HW.
  • There will be a Grand Prize in January 2019. The number of entries will depend on your quarterly Report Cards and the percentage of books you read from your list.

The Levels

Reading Level 1:
12 books (1 book/month)

Reading Level 2:
24 books (2 books/month)

Reading Level 3:
36 books (3 books/month)

Reading Level 4:
48 books (4 books/month)

Note: This year DNFs count as having read the book – you will NOT need to replace books that you DNF.

The Quarterly Report Cards

You get a do-over. Every quarter.

Here’s what you’ll need to do every time you turn in your Quarterly Report Card:

  • Report which books you read, during which months.
  • Report which months, if any, you didn’t make it.
  • Link to your review and/or reading progress on Goodreads showing you read the book(s).
  • Your final grade for the quarter, based on this chart:
    • I made an A! Read all your books all three months of the quarter.
    • I made a B! Read all your books for two months of the quarter.
    • I made a C! Read all your books for one month of the quarter.
    • I made an F!Didn’t read all your books during any months of the quarter.

Semester 1: January – June 

Level: Reading Level 2

2 books per month

The Adventuress Tasha Alexander
Between Here and Gone Barbara Ferrer
Catus Rose Samantha Harte
A Devil in Scotland Suzanne Enoch
The Empress Chronicles Suzy Vitello
First M.A. Grant
Girl Meets Class Karin Gillepsie
Help Yourself Rachel Michael Arends
I Love You More Jennifer Murphy
Jane and the 12 Days of Christmas Stephanie Barron
The Killer Next Door Alex Marwood
Love is Pink! Roxann Hill
My Lady Gloriana Sylvia Halliday
Nest Esther Ehlrich
One Two Eliane Brym
The Protector Allison Butler
Quincy & Buck Camille Matthews
The Rogue is Back in Town Anna Bennett
Season of Salt and Honey Hannah Tunnicliffe
Talking After Midnight Dakota Cassidy
Unmasking Juliet Teri Wilson
The Vintage Summer Wedding Jenny Oliver
Wedding at Two Love Lane Kieran Kramer
Rex & The City Lee Harrington
You Were Here Cori McCarthy
Inga’s Zigzags Hope Ramsay
Someone Else’s Love Letter Deborah Blumenthal
Lessons in Loving Peter McAra
Take Me As I Am Charmaine Ross
When in Rome Amabile Giusti
The Winter Laird Nancy Scanlon
By Her Side Lizzy Chandler
Toward the Sea of Freedom Sarah Lark
Pieces of Me Jacquie Underdown
One True Pairing Cathy Yardley
Game of Hearts Cathy Yardley
Saturdays at Sweeney’s Ashley Farley

 


Semester 2: July – December

Level: Reading Level 2

2 books per month

The Adventuress Tasha Alexander
Between Here and Gone Barbara Ferrer
Cactus Rose Samantha Harte
The Empress Chronicles Suzy Vitello
First M.A. Grant
Girl Meets Class Karin Gillepsie
Help Yourself Rachel Michael Arends
I Love You More Jennifer Murphy
Jane and the 12 Days of Christmas Stephanie Barron
The Killer Next Door Alex Marwood
Love is Pink! Roxann Hill
My Lady Gloriana Sylvia Halliday
Nest Esther Ehlrich
One Two Eliane Brym
The Protector Allison Butler
Quinchy & Buck Camille Matthews
Season of Salt and Honey Hannah Tunnicliffe
Talking After Mdnight Dakota Cassidy
The Vintage Summer Wedding Jenny Oliver
Rex & The City Lee Harrington
You Were Here Cori McCarthy
Inga’s Zigzags Hope Ramsay
When the Stars Come Out Laura Trentham
The First Kiss of Spring Emily March
Soemone Else’s Love Letter Deborah Blumenthal
Lessons in Loving Peter McAra
Take Me As I Am Charmaine Ross
When in Rome Amabile Giusti
The Winter Laird Nancy Scanlon
By Her Side Lizzy Chandler
Toward the Sea of Freedom Sarah Lark
Pieces of Me Jacquie Underdown
Should’ve Been You Nicole McLaughlin
Bittersweet Jacquie Underdown
My Lady Governess Elise Clarke
No Man Dies Twice Michael Smith
Branded by Fire Tina Leonard