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

  2. 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!

  3. Darlene

    November 27, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Great list! Where can I find the Goodreads group?

  4. Nancy Mundruczo

    November 27, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I’m going to give this a shot!

  5. 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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  7. Clarisa

    December 7, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I would love to join!

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  9. Randi

    December 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    I think I will give this challenge a try

  10. Ramona Mead

    December 10, 2017 at 5:23 pm

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

  11. Ramona Mead

    December 10, 2017 at 5:40 pm

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

  12. Jennifer S

    December 26, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I’m giving this a shot! I am super excited!

  13. Ramona Mead

    December 26, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Welcome! Have you found the FB and GR groups okay?

  14. Ramona Mead

    December 26, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Welcome! Have you found the FB and GR groups okay?

  15. Teresa Kander

    December 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Found a link to this challenge on the Goodreads Popsugar Challenge group, and am going to give it a go.

  16. Ramona Mead

    December 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Welcome Teresa, I’m glad you’ll be joining us. Have you been added to the Facebook and Goodreads groups yet? If not, please join!

  17. H. C. Newton

    December 30, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I like the looks of this one — looking forward to this challenge!

  18. Ramona Mead

    December 30, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Awesome, welcome! Please join the FB and Goodreads groups!

  19. Kathy

    December 31, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I’m joining! Already joined the goodreads group 🙂

  20. Donna

    December 31, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Looks fun, looking forward to the challenge

  21. Ramona Mead

    December 31, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I’m so glad to hear that, welcome!

  22. Ramona Mead

    December 31, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Excellent, I’m thrilled to have you!

  23. Sara Ritter

    January 3, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I think you’ve guessed that I’m in, based on these clues: I joined both the FB and the GR groups. LOL

  24. Ramona Mead

    January 4, 2018 at 7:47 am

    I’m thrilled that you joined! Thanks for your support of my writing and reading!

  25. Susie

    January 9, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I’m in! Thanks for putting this together ☺️

  26. Ramona Mead

    January 9, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Welcome! What are you reading first?!

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  28. Olivia

    January 23, 2018 at 10:16 am

    This looks like fun! I’m going to go for it 🙂

  29. Ramona Mead

    January 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Yay! Welcome aboard! Be sure to join our Facebook and Goodreads groups!

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  31. Randi Robinson

    July 9, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Yes. I am making headway. I am doing about a dozen challenges so it gets confusing. One question- my parents and parents-in-law are deceased so do I use a child or a sister-in-law instead?

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    July 9, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Yes, I realized too late I should have extended that to say “family member” and not parent. I’m glad to hear you’re making headway on the challenge. I’m doing three others so I have to make sure it doesn’t turn reading into a chore!

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