2018 Winter TBR List [+ Book Challenge by Erin 8.0]

For just about as long as I've been blogging, I've been a book challenge junkie. I tried my hand at a few to moderate success, but none of them stuck the way Erin's book challenges did. After I participated in my last Book Challenge by Erin at the end of 2016, I realized that I hadn't liked a lot of the books I'd been reading. I attributed this to my book challenge participation. Rather than reading books I was genuinely interested in, I was reading books that fit a book challenge category and were not a genre that I enjoyed.

While I still love book challenges and think there's a beauty to being pushed outside of my reading comfort zone. The fact that I wasn't enjoying what I was reading made me reevaluate. When I made my 17 Goals for 2017, one of my goals was to take a book challenge hiatus. I needed to get out of the mindset of reading competitively, and start focusing on reading books that I felt drawn to.

So, for the last year, I've been book challenge-free. And I think it was good for me. It felt liberating and I achieved what I set out to do- get back to reading just for fun. That being said, I've missed my Book Challenges by Erin terribly! There's a community that comes with doing book challenges that I've missed. I miss the fun of racking up points, and picking out creative and different titles. So...I'm back!

Book Challenge by Erin 8.0 began 12:00 AM on January 1, 2018, and here's what I'm planning to read the next few months:


5 points: Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages | The Actor's Life by Jenna Fischer

10 points: Read a book that starts with the letter “L” | Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor

10 points: Read a book that has a (mostly) red cover | Shrill by Lindy West (different cover)


15 points: Read a book with a character’s name in the title (i.e. Jane Eyre, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, We Need to Talk about Kevin, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Harry Potter books, etc.) | Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by JK Rowling

20 points: Read a book from this list: Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books with Plot Twists | Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

20 points: Read a book with the words “house” or “home” in the title | Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin

25 points: Read a book by an author whose first and last name begins with the same letter (i.e. Cassandra Clare, Melina Marchetta, Ransom Riggs, Chris Cleave, etc.) | The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball


30 points: Read a book that was originally published in a different language than your own | A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

30 points: Read a book where most of the action takes place on a form of transportation i.e. bus, boat, car, plane, etc. | Paper Towns by John Green

35 points: Read a book with a character that suffers from a debilitating physical illness | Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

I'm currently working on finishing up my books from 2017. So tell me, which book should I read first?!

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