2017 Challenge Sign Ups

Posted December 22, 2016 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Challenge / 32 Comments

It’s that time again to start signing up for Reading Challenges. I have chosen three in addition to the Goodreads Challenge. I have decided to lower my Goodreads Challenge for a second year in a row and go with 120 books. I feel like it is still a lot but not too much and I can focus on some bigger books without feeling that Goodreads counter haunting me. Here are the other challenges I want to participate in this year.


Andi from andiabcs is hosting this year. The challenge runs through 2017 and the hashtag is #ContRom2017. There is a  monthly topic link-up as well. The goal is to read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like. Books that qualify for this challenge can be young adult, new adult, or adult. Books can be M/F, M/M, or F/F. Books must be a work of fiction. Romances with the following elements do not qualify for this reading challenge: paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller. For more see Andi’s introduction post .

My goal is to do the  Grand Slam level which is to read 21+ books. Since this is my genre of choice I don’t think this will be too hard but who knows!!

Shelf Love Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Second Run Reviews and ChapterBreak. Here is the main idea from their intro post:

  • Read books that are in your personal library that were obtained before January 1, 2017.
  • Responsibly obtain books for your personal library.
    • You may wish to abstain from purchasing books or set a book budget for yourself.
    • You decide the best way to get control of your TBR pile and read the books you already own.
  • Library books (and textbooks) do not count for the challenge. You may use your library to obtain different formats of books you already own and count those towards your goal.

The level I am choosing is 21-30 books: give your shelves a warm friendly hug. I am also just trying to keep a monthly spending budget around $15 unless I have gift cards or Book Outlet sales.

Popsugar Reading Challenge

I try to do the Popsugar Reading Challenge every year and every year I fail. I still love to try as it really forces me out of my comfort zone. Here is the list.


2017 Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge
A book recommended by a librarian
A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long
A book of letters
An audiobook
A book by a person of color
A book with one of the four seasons in the title
A book that is a story within a story
A book with multiple authors
An espionage thriller
A book with a cat on the cover
A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read
A book by or about a person who has a disability
A book involving travel
A book with a subtitle
A book that’s published in 2017
A book involving a mythical creature
A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
A book about food
A book with career advice
A book from a nonhuman perspective
A steampunk novel
A book with a red spine
A book seet in the wilderness
A book you loved as a child
A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited
A book with a title that’s a character’s name
A novel set during wartime
A book with an unreliable narrator
A book with pictures
A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
A book about an interesting woman
A book set in two different time periods
A book with a month or day of the week in the title
A book set in a hotel
A book written by someone you admire
A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017
A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
The first book in a series you haven’t read before
A book you bought on a trip
A book recommended by an author you love
A bestseller from 2016
A book with a family member term in the title
A book that takes place over a character’s life span
A book about an immigrant or refugee
A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of
A book with an eccentric character
A book that’s more than 800 pages
A book you got from a used book sale
A book that’s been mentioned in another book
A book about a difficult topic
A book based on mythology
Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge

There are two differnt lists in this challenge and I want to try both. I have a feeling there will be a lot of overlap with the Popsugar Challenge but that’s ok. Here are the lists:

The Totally Doable 2017 RBLB Reading Challenge

I literally just saw and added this fun challenge from Megan at Reading Books Like a Boss. Love list chaellenges like this.

What challenges are you participating in this year?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


32 responses to “2017 Challenge Sign Ups

  1. These look fun, especially the ShelfLove and the last one. ShelfLove looks like a great way to whittle down unread books on shelves- and lists are just fun. Enjoy and good luck with the challenges!
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  2. I am loving all of the posts that I’m seeing with the 2017 challenges they are doing! I know I want to do a few but I haven’t decided on which ones. I love the challenges that make you read books on your backlist/TBR list. I think those are great because that list keeps growing and growing. haha! I’m going to make my decisions soon and post next week about them. Good luck with yours!
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