My Little Pocketbooks: Challenges   

Challenges

This Year


Diversity on the Shelf 2015 Reading Challenge
Purpose: Read books by authors of color and/or with a main character of color
Level: 4th Shelf (19 - 24 books)
1.  Shadowed Road, The by W.L. Liberman
2. March by John Lewis
3. Your Blues Ain't Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell
4.  Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou 
5. Strange Fruit by Joel Christine Gill 
6. 1-900- Anytime by Tracey Price-Thompson
7.  *Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
8.  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents? by Julia Alverez
9.  Tales of the Talented Tenth by Joel Christine Gill 
10.  *Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae 

New To You Reading Challenge
Host: Herding Cats and Burning Soup
Purpose: Read anything new to you. New Genre, new author, anything new to you
Level 2: 12 "new to you"s
1.  *Vicious by V. E. Schwab
2.  Shadowed Road, The by W.L. Liberman
3. *Time Traveler's Wife, The by Audrey Niffenegger
4. March by John Lewis
5. Strange Fruit by Joel Christine Gill 
6. 1-900- Anytime by Tracey Price-Thompson
7.  *Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
8.  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents? by Julia Alverez  
9.  El Deafo by Cece Bell
10.  *Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae



What's in A Name? 2015
Host: The Worm Hole
Purpose: During this time you choose a book to read from each of the selected categories
Level: Challenge accepted!
Family Relationship: *Time Traveler's Wife, The by Audrey Niffenegger
Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou
Color: Your Blues Ain't Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell 


2015 Audiobook Challenge
Host: The Book Nympho and Hot Listens
Purpose: To listen to more audiobooks in 2015 than I did in 2014
Level: Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
1.  *Vicious by V. E. Schwab
2.  *Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson 
3.  *Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
4. *Time Traveler's Wife, The by Audrey Niffenegger
5. Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou
6. *Book of Life, The by Deborah Harkness
7. *Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
8.  *Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae 


Mocha Girls Read Reading Challenge
Host: Mocha Girls Read
Purpose: Complete one book to make "Mocha Girl 15"
Level: Wrap Speed: Completing levels 1 and 2, AND reading all 2015 Books of the Month (a whooping 24 books)
1.  *Vicious by V. E. Schwab
2.  Your Blues Ain't Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell
3. Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou
  4. 1-900- Anytime by Tracey Price-Thompson
5. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents? by Julia Alverez 
6.  *Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae 

Banned Books Reading Challenge
Host: Buckling Bookshelves
Purpose: To read books from the banned book list
Level: Making Waves 1-2 Challenged Books

Purpose:  Travel the world in books, of course! Expand your horizons and read books set in or written by authors from countries other than the one you live in. Visit as many different countries in books as you wish.
My Goal: For the year of 2015 I will 5 books set in another country outside of the U.S. and 5 books by non-American authors
1.  *Vicious by V. E. Schwab   (Non-American Author)
2.  *Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (Based in London)
3.  Shadowed Road, The by W.L. Liberman (Based in Africa)
4.  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents? by Julia Alverez (Based in Puerto Rico)

Goodreads Reading Challenge
Host: Goodreads
Purpose: To read books to hit my goal.
Level: 55 books
1.  *Vicious by V. E. Schwab
2.  *Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson 
3.  *Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
4.  *Time Traveler's Wife, The by Audrey Niffenegger
5. March by John Lewis
6. Aloha Quilt, The by Jennifer Chiaverini
7. Your Blues Ain't Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell
8. Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou
9. Strange Fruit by Joel Christine Gill
10. *Book of Life, The by Deborah Harkness
11. Julian Chapter, The by R. J. Palacio
12. Pluto by R.J. Palacio
13. 1-900- Anytime by Tracey Price-Thompson
14. *Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
15. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents? by Julia Alverez 
16.  Tales of the Talented Tenth by Joel Christine Gill   
17.  El Deafo by Cece Bell
18.  *Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

 Hosted: The Book Addicts Guide
Purpose:  To get my blog organized by June 2015.
My Goal: To complete each months theme and challenge.
 1. January To Do List (Complete)
2. February To Do List (Complete)
3. March To Do List (Complete)
4.  April To Do List (Working on)
 

2014

Diversity on the Shelf
Host: My Little Pocketbooks (me)
19/19 Books by POC COMPLETE!!

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Host: Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book
18/26 Books FAIL!!

New Author Reading Challenge
Host: Literary Escapism
29/15 New to me Authors COMPLETE!!
Quick Fix Challenge
Host: Jessie's Book Place
22/15 Short Books COMPLETE!!

Rewind Challenge
Host: Coffee Bean Bookshelf
12/12 Books I Have Been Waiting to Read COMPLETE!!

2014 TBR Pile Challenge
Host: Roof Beam Reader
8/12 Books from my TBR list FAIL!!

Audiobook Reading Challenge
Host: Teresa's Reading Corner
31/25 Audiobook COMPLETE!!

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
Host: Historical Tapestry
10/5 Historical Books COMPLETE!!

Goodreads Reading Challenge
Host: Goodreads
56/55 books read COMPLETE!!
See library for the list of books

Off the Shelf Reading Challenge
Hosted by Bookishardour
15/15 Books off my shelf COMPLETE!!

Dusty Bookshelf Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Books A True Story
12/12 Dusty Books Read COMPLETE!!

Banned Books Reading Challenge
Hosted by Buckling Bookshelves
4/2 Banned Books COMPLETE!!

Reading Challenge Addict
Host: Reading Challenge Addict
11/13 Reading Challenges FAIL!!

Spring Sequel
Host: Words In A Tea Cup
7 Completed Series COMPLETE!!

2013

The Off the Shelf Challenge 2013
Hosted by: Bookish Ardour
19/15 Books From My Bookshelf COMPLETE!!

2013 Audio Book Challenge
Hosted by: Teresa's Reading Corner
30/25 Audiobooks COMPLETE!!

2013 Anne Rice Challenge
Hosted by : The Towering Pile
Level: Louis de Pointe du Lac 1 to 5 books
3/3 Books By Anne Rice COMPLETE!!

2013 Women Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Peek - A - Book
31/15 Books By Women COMPLETE!!

2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Evie at Bookish
20/15 Books From My TBR Pile COMPLETE!!

My Bookish 2013 New Year's Resolutions Challenge
Hosted by: Livia at Butterfly-o-Meter Books
2/6 Bookish Resolutions FAIL!!

2013 Dusty Bookshelf Challenge
Hosted by: Books A True Story
10/15 Dusty Books FAIL!!

2013 Reading Challenge Addict
Hosted by: Reading Challenge Addict
7/10 Reading Challenges FAIL!!

2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Historical Tapestry
10/10 Historical Fiction Books COMPLETE!!

The 2013 Genre Variety Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Day Dreamers Thoughts
15/12 Books in 12 Different Genres COMPLETE!!

Good Reads 2013 Challenge
Hosted by: Goodreads
Level: 54 books by the end of the year
Completed: 58 Books COMPLETE!!
See library for the list of books

2012

Operation: TBR Reduction
Hosted by: Stephanie at Once Upon a Chapter
Level: Trying to get rid of 30 books from my bookshelf
Signed up for this challenge on 8/24/2012
August Report (9 books out)
September Report (7 books out)
October Report (43 books in)

The Dusty Bookshelf Challenge
Hosted by: Jessica at Books: A True Story
Level: Cobweb 10-15 books read by the end of the year
Completed: 10 Books COMPLETE!!

2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Evie at Bookish
Level: 1-10 A Firm Handshake
Completed: 16 Books COMPLETE!!

2012 Audio Book Challenge
Hosted by: Teresa's Reading Corner
Level: Going Steady- Listen to 12 Audio Books
Completed: 22 Audiobooks COMPLETE!!

2012 POC Reading Challenge
Hosted by: POC Reading Challenge
Level: Level 3 Read 7-9 POC books
Completed: 16 Books COMPLETE!!

Good Reads 2012 Challenge
Hosted by: Goodreads
Level: 52 books by the end of the year
Completed: 56 Books COMPLETE!!
See library for the list of books

My Bookish 2012 New Year's Resolutions Challenge
Hosted by: Livia at Butterfly-o-Meter Books
Completed: 11 Resolutions. COMPLETE!!