2018 Reading Challenge Categories


I was thrilled and flattered by the positive response I received to my post announcing my plans to host a 2018 Reading Challenge! I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported, encouraged, and contributed to my writing and this blog in particular in 2017!

I know everyone is excited to see the categories for our upcoming challenge, so here you go:


  • Read a book that takes place in one day.
  • Read a memoir or biography of a musician you like.
  • Read a collection of poetry.
  • Read an audio book with multiple narrators.
  • Read a self published book.
  • Read a book you received as a gift.
  • Read a book about a historical event you’re interested in (fiction or non).
  • Read a book written by an author from the state where you grew up.
  • Read a book recommended by one of your parents (in-laws count).
  • Read a book with your favorite food in the title.
  • Read a book with a child narrator.
  • Read a book you chose based on the cover.

If you wish to participate in the challenge, please let me know either by commenting on this post, contacting me via Facebook, or shoot me an email at grazona@live.com.

You can download a printable list of the challenge categories here.

I’ve created a Facebook Group and a Goodreads Group for participants to gather for discussion and brainstorming!


As the New Year approaches, I’ll be posting more in regard to ideas for selections and tips for completing a reading challenge.

I am excited to have you all along with me on this new venture! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, ideas, or suggestions.

*And remember, every participant who emails me a completed list by the end of 2018 will be entered to win a prize!*



  1. karen nelson

    November 23, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I think I will be joining you

    1. Ramona Mead

      November 23, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Please do! You should be able to find my groups on Goodreads and Facebook if you’d like to join in the discussions!

  2. Darlene

    November 27, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Great list! Where can I find the Goodreads group?

  3. Nancy Mundruczo

    November 27, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I’m going to give this a shot!

    1. Ramona Mead

      November 28, 2017 at 7:20 am

      Welcome Nancy! I hope you enjoy the challenge and participate in our group discussions!

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  5. Clarisa

    December 7, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I would love to join!

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  7. Randi

    December 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    I think I will give this challenge a try

    1. Ramona Mead

      December 10, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Please do! Were you able to find the groups okay?

    2. Ramona Mead

      December 10, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      I’m thrilled to hear that! Have you been able to find the groups okay?

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