Not Your Average Reading Challenge + A Giveaway


We’re always looking for books to move us yet we’re sometimes scared to break out of our comfort zones.  One of our girl’s showed this list to us and we think this is the perfect challenge to help us branch out with our reading. We’ve marked off the challenges we’ve already met this year…how many can you mark off?

We’ll check back (maybe once a month or so) to see how everyone is doing!  – Christina

 


Christina’s 2017 Reading Challenge

A book recommended by a librarian

A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long (goal: Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan)

A book of letters


An audiobook 

Desert Foxe by Haley Walsh
Narrated by Joel Leslie
Read Christina’s 5-Star Review

 

 


A book by a person of color

A book with one of the four seasons in the title


A book that is a story within a story  
(Note:  I’ve recently re-read most of Jessie G’s books and ALL her books have stories within stories, but I’m picking this one because it’s the cause of A LOT of discussions between us!)

The Protector by Jessie G.

(Sizzling Miami Series)

Christina’s review coming soon (I hate my review, so I’m going to re-write it now after re-reading it.)

 

 


A book with multiple authors

An espionage thriller

A book with a cat on the cover

A book by an author who uses a pseudonym

A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read

A book by or about a person who has a disability

A book involving travel

A book with a subtitle

A book that’s published in 2017

A book involving a mythical creature


A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile 
(Note:  This one is easy for me.  I have a go-to book for this very thing and I just finished reading it for the 6th time!)

For a Reason by Jessie G

(Sizzling Miami Series)
Read Christina’s 5-Star Review

 

 

 

 


A book about food

A book with career advice

A book from a nonhuman perspective

A steampunk novel

A book with a red spine

A book set in the wilderness

A book you loved as a child

A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited


A book with a title that’s a character’s name 

Finding Kyle by Sawyer Bennett
Read Christina’s Review

 

 

 

 


A novel set during wartime

A book with an unreliable narrator

A book with pictures

A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you

A book about an interesting woman

A book set in two different time periods

A book with a month or day of the week in the title

A book set in a hotel

A book written by someone you admire

A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017

A book set around a holiday other than Christmas


The first book in a series you haven’t read before 

Not A Game by Cardeno C.
Friends series book 1
Read Christina’s Review

 

 


A book you bought on a trip

 

Advanced Challenges

A book recommended by an author you love (recommended – One Real Thing by Anah Crow)

A bestseller from 2016

A book with a family-member term in the title

A book that takes place over a character’s life span

A book about an immigrant or refugee

A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of

A book with an eccentric character

A book that’s more than 800 pages (goal: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

A book you got from a used book sale

A book that’s been mentioned in another book

A book about a difficult topic

A book based on mythology

 


 

YM’s Reading Challenge

 

A book recommended by a librarian


A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long 

Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley
(Rock Chick, #2)


A book of letters

An audiobook

A book by a person of color

A book with one of the four seasons in the title

A book that is a story within a story

A book with multiple authors

An espionage thriller

A book with a cat on the cover

A book by an author who uses a pseudonym

A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read

A book by or about a person who has a disability

A book involving travel

A book with a subtitle

A book that’s published in 2017

A book involving a mythical creature


A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile 

Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed

 

 

 

 


A book about food

A book with career advice

A book from a nonhuman perspective

A steampunk novel

A book with a red spine

A book set in the wilderness

A book you loved as a child

A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited

A book with a title that’s a character’s name

A novel set during wartime

A book with an unreliable narrator

A book with pictures


A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you 

Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre
Read YM’s Review

 

 

 


A book about an interesting woman

A book set in two different time periods

A book with a month or day of the week in the title

A book set in a hotel

A book written by someone you admire

A book that’s becoming a movie in2017

A book set around a holiday other than Christmas


The first book in a series you haven’t read before 

The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan
(Roommates, #1)
Read YM’s Review

 

 


A book you bought on a trip

 

Advanced

A book recommended by an author you love

A bestseller from 2016

A book with a family-member term in the title

A book that takes place over a character’s life span

A book about an immigrant or refugee

A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of

A book with an eccentric character

A book that’s more than 800 pages

A book you got from a used book sale

A book that’s been mentioned in another book

A book about a difficult topic

A book based on mythology

 


 

Missy’s Reading Challenge

A book recommended by a librarian

A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long (goal: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward)

A book of letters


An audiobook 

Walk With Me by Cardeno C.
(Home Collection)
Narrated by: Alexander Collins

 

 

 


A book by a person of color

A book with one of the four seasons in the title

A book that is a story within a story

A book with multiple authors

An espionage thriller

A book with a cat on the cover

A book by an author who uses a pseudonym

A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read

A book by or about a person who has a disability

A book involving travel

A book with a subtitle


A book that’s published in 2017 

The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan
(Roommates, #1)
Read Missy’s Review


A book involving a mythical creature 

Thanos by Ella Frank 
(Masters Among Monsters Book 3)
Read Missy’s Review

 

 

 


A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile 

Rock Chick by [Ashley, Kristen]

Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley
(Rock Chick, #1)

Read Missy’s Review

 

 

 


A book about food

A book with career advice

A book from a nonhuman perspective

A steampunk novel

A book with a red spine

A book set in the wilderness

A book you loved as a child

A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited


A book with a title that’s a character’s name 

Tripp (Knights Corruption MC Series Book 4) by [Nelson, S.]

Tripp by S. Nelson
(Knights Corruption MC Series Book 4)
Read Missy’s Review

 

 

 

 


A novel set during wartime

A book with an unreliable narrator

A book with pictures

A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you

A book about an interesting woman

A book set in two different time periods

A book with a month or day of the week in the title

A book set in a hotel

A book written by someone you admire

A book that’s becoming a movie in2017

A book set around a holiday other than Christmas

The first book in a series you haven’t read before

A book you bought on a trip

 

Advanced

A book recommended by an author you love

A bestseller from 2016

A book with a family-member term in the title

A book that takes place over a character’s life span

A book about an immigrant or refugee

A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of

A book with an eccentric character

A book that s more than 800 pages

A book you got from a used book sale

A book that’s been mentioned in another book

A book about a difficult topic

A book based on mythology

 


 

Comment below on the challenge.  Share some recommendations with us.  Give us some examples of some of the tougher challenges.  We will randomly select 2 winners to win an ebook of their choice that will accommodate one of the above challenges!

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