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Challenge your Reading in 2018

I really cannot believe, dear readers, that we are fixing to usher in a brand new year.  2017 has flown by so quickly. Between kids, house, work and life – time flits by us fleetingly, and I think laughing at the same time. But through all the crazy of the year, I have almost managed to reach my goal. I still have a few weeks left to hit the reading goal that I have set. The challenge was to read 100 books this year, and I am at 77 so far.

Last year, I threw a challenge on here for 50 books to read, some of which we covered with our monthly reads, and some that are just find something new to read. Since ya’ll really seemed to enjoy it, I decided to put another one together. There are so many lists out there, and so many different challenges. Some that look fun, some that seem to bore you just reading the list, and others that have a mix. So why not do our own?  This year there are 80 on our list! A little bit of a different challenge for this upcoming fantastic year! Get ready to dive in! We cannot wait to see your lists! Don’t forget to share your finished list with me! You can send to it bookclub@mymilitarysavings.com

2018 My Military Savings Book Challenge

  1. A book from the first ten of your To Be Read list
  2. A book about or inspired by real events
  3. A book originally written in a language other than English
  4. A gothic novel
  5. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc.)
  6. An author’s debut book (their first to be published)
  7. A literary fiction
  8. A book set in Africa or South America
  9. A book with a plot centered around a secret
  10. A book you expect to make you laugh
  11. A book with a location in the title
  12. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
  13. A book written in first person perspective
  14. A book for which you have high expectations
  15. A medical or legal thriller
  16. A book with a map
  17. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
  18. A book about surviving a hardship
  19. A book with a “Clue” weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
  20. A short book
  21. A book set in a country you’d like to visit but have never been to
  22. An alternate history book
  23. A book featuring a murder
  24. A book published in the last 3 years, by an author that you have not read
  25. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
  26. A ghost story
  27. A book that intimidates/scares you
  28. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
  29. A book published in 2018
  30. A book with a number in the title
  31. A book with a person’s name in the title
  32. A book based on a myth or fairy tale
  33. A book with an animal name in the title
  34. A book you got from the library
  35. A classic novel
  36. A biography
  37. A book you loved as a kid
  38. A story told from more than one character’s perspective
  39. A book that mentions a holiday
  40. A book about siblings
  41. A book published in the last year
  42. A book you read in school
  43. A book published over 100 years ago
  44. A book written by a male author
  45. A book written by a female author
  46. A book that became a film (and you have not seen the movie)
  47. A book recommended by someone other than family
  48. A book with over 500 pages
  49. A book with over 800 pages
  50. A book you can finish in one day
  51. A previously banned book
  52. A book with a one word title
  53. A book from the middle of your To Be Read List
  54. An audiobook
  55. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
  56. A book from a non-human perspective
  57. A book recommended by a librarian
  58. A book that is less than 400 pages
  59. A book you got from a used book sale
  60. A book chosen based on the cover
  61. A book with a BLUE spine
  62. A book with a RED spine
  63. A book with a YELLOW cover
  64. A book with a GREEN cover
  65. A book that takes place in a forest
  66. A national Book Award Winner
  67. A book set in the state where you live
  68. A book set in Europe
  69. A horror novel
  70. A NY Times best seller
  71. A science fiction novel
  72. A book that is part of a series
  73. A book that is a continuing part of a series (does not have to be the same series as #70)
  74. A book by Agatha Christie
  75. A book with royalty in it
  76. A popular book that has no interest to you
  77. A Pulitzer Prize Winner
  78. A book on military history
  79. A book on American history
  80. A Newberry Winner