2018 Reading Challenge + FREE PRINTABLE

Calico skirts nestled amongst whistling prairie grasses. The warm glow of a snowy lamp post beckoning from a forest of fur coats. Red sand dunes, sweet cherry cordial, and bosom buddies. These are the memories of my childhood: countless hours cozied up under blankets, the scent of ink and paper tickling nostrils, and imagination soaring within the boundless scope of an author’s world.

The books may change as we grow older but the love doesn’t.

So for 2018, I have created a reading challenge: 52 books in 52 weeks. Fifty-two weeks of diverse genres and new reads. And I challenge YOU, my lovely readers, to participate along with me.

In the graphic below (free printable at bottom of page!) there are fifty-two different book categories. Ranging from “a short story,” to “a book with bad reviews,” and “a book with a green spine” — find a book that meets the criteria and check it off! The goal is to stretch ourselves to beyond our regular reading comfortability and grab the lonely books we normally pass by; to read bigger, bolder, and more.

2018 Reading List

I am beyond excited to get started on this list. The possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to see what books will shake out of this year of reading.

So, who’s with me?

Have a specific book idea for one of the categories? Share it in the comments and follow along as we read our way through an incredible new year.


2018 Reading Challenge


PLUS, join the “2018 Reading Challenge” group on Facebook to follow along and share your book choices!


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  3. Pingback: Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell | Old Books, New Reviews

  4. Pingback: Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher, 2007 | Old Books, New Reviews

  5. Pingback: Alex, The Life of a Child, Frank Deford, 1983 | Old Books, New Reviews

  6. Pingback: Black Swan Rising, Lisa Brackmann, 2018 | Old Books, New Reviews

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  8. Pingback: Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights, Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick | Old Books, New Reviews

  9. Pingback: The Girl From the Other Side, Nagabe, 2016 | Old Books, New Reviews

  10. Pingback: All The Rage, Courtney Summers, 2016 | Old Books, New Reviews

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