2018 Book Challenge (brace for classic novels)

As a part of my Goodreads goal to read at least 50 books in 2018, I found the Badass Books Reading Challenge by MELISSA HAWKINS. After research I’ve compiled my 2018 list. This is the only one I’m going to do this year (I declare very firmly) so that I can maintain a sense of spontaneity when it comes to finding books. Spontaneity meaning doing this at the library for hours:



A book published in 2018:

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I have seen so many advertisements for this on Goodreads. And it’s going to be made into a film, which brings joy to my frigid soul. That is, if the book’s good–but I just shocked myself, because films can be better than books. Even if I’ve never seen that happen, anything’s possible it you believe.


image from Goodreads

A book published the year I was born:

(1996) Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

ONE PUNCH!!!!!!!

A classic book:

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Which I’m currently reading and it might be my favorite Dickens. But ONLY along with Tale of Two Cities. Why Cities? Sydney Carton. One of the best characters of all time.

A book you’ve started before but never finished:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


A book you should have read in school, but didn’t:

1984 by George Orwell

It was one of those projects where you pick one out of a selection of books, and I chose Hard Times by Charles Dickens instead of 1984, which 70% of the class picked. Because who am I if not loyal to Dickens?

A book you’ve already read:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

and I’d like to write a discussion post in defense of Cathy and Heathcliff’s love for one another. Because I’ve read too many comments on how they were toxic for one another. And I DISAGREE!!!! I’m totally against abusive relationships; but I don’t think C + H had that dynamic.

A book that you’ve put off reading:

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

I tried to read this book when I was 8yo. I don’t know how the book came into my possession, but I remember thinking, this is way advanced for you, this is ridiculous. Where’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory??????


A banned book:

Beloved by Toni Morrison

I’m ready. Promotion. And suffering. Emotionally. But I’m being a drama queen because another blogger reassured me it’s worth it.

A book by an author you’ve never read:

They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

I want to read this one so very much because I have not seen 1 bad review.

A popular author’s first book:

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

This is Hemingway’s first book and I don’t know what it’s about, so surprises are in the distance.


A book turned movie you’ve seen but haven’t read:

Finishing the Harry Potter Series; year 4 onward

Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite so far.

A book turned TV show you’ve seen but haven’t read:

Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

BBC Sherlock always and always and always inspires me. I borrowed the complete works on an honor loan, and it’s been awhile years, so it’s time I do what needs be done.

A funny book:

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

It used to be in every student’s backpack. Back when we had backpacks. Now our things just levitate above us.


A book that will make you smarter:

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

You could really pick any book for this.

An award-winning book:

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Pulitzer prize. Fahncy as can be.

A book based on a true story:

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie



A book chosen for you by a friend:

Inferno by Dante Alighieri

My sister’s recommendation.

A book set during Christmas:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

I have to admit my prejudice. Christmas novels are bound to be cheesy. Unless a master hath written it. *see above devotion to Dickens* And I’m over Christmas right now and ready for Valentine’s day.

Have you read any of these? Share below with your 2018 DREAMS

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