Book Challenge by Erin 8.0

In 2018 I’m going to share my goals for the year, but you’ll find that one of them is to finally complete Erin’s book challenge.

This challenge runs from January 1st to April 30th and the rules are simple:

  • you can read one repeat
  • you cannot use the same book for two categories
  • books must be 200 pages long (audio books allowed)
  • you can read books in any order
  • you can change your book selection during the challenge

I’ve said it before but Erin is the MOST laid back host ever. Everyone who participates in the challenges are encouraging and supportive. It’s easiest to follow along and track your progress on the Facebook page, but Erin will work with you if you don’t use FB. If you’ve been thinking about joining a reading challenge I would encourage you to play along this time!

I know I’ve kept you in suspense so here are my picks for the 8.0 Challenge:

|5 points| Freebie: The Murder on the Links (Christie)
|10 points| Starts with the letter L: Last Christmas in Paris (Gaynor)
|10 points| Has a (mostly) red cover: Girl Waits With Gun (Stewart)
|15 points| A character’s name in the title: HP & the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
|20 points| From this list: Three Dark Crowns (Blake)
|20 points| The words “house” or “home” in the title: The House of New Beginnings (Diamond)
|25 points| Author whose first and last name begins with the same letter: Renegades (Meyer, Marissa)
|30 points| Originally published in a different language than your own: The Hangman’s Daughter (Potzsch)
|30 points| Most of the action takes place on a form of transportation: Dead Wake (Larson)
|35 points| A character that suffers from a debilitating physical illness: Finding Audrey (Kinsella)

Have you read any of these? If they sucked don’t tell me… (j/k, warn me).

22 thoughts on “Book Challenge by Erin 8.0

  1. Confuzzled Bev December 14, 2017 / 2:31 am

    I might have read The Murder on the Links but I don’t remember! I read a lot of Christie as a teen.


    • Louise December 18, 2017 / 10:02 am

      I’m trying to make my way through the Poirot series. I wanted to get to and read Murder on the Orient Express before I was the movie, haha.


  2. Lauren Becker December 14, 2017 / 8:39 am

    Ooh Harry Potter! I need to read the second and third illustrated editions of those. I also really want to read Renegades! I was planning on doing Erin’s challenge last round but I just could NOT figure out what books to read for certain categories, but this one seems a bit easier.



    • Louise December 18, 2017 / 10:17 am

      I’m excited about all the books I’m reading this time around. Hopefully that means I’ll finally finish the challenge! Ha!


  3. Tanya December 14, 2017 / 11:28 am

    I gave up on the last reading challenge. My book reading slump had just started and none of the books I picked interested me. So I’m skipping this one too but I love seeing what everyone is reading. I really enjoyed Girl Waits with Gun and hope you do as well. Constance was very much ahead of her time and we owe her a lot. I’m on the waiting list for Renegades. The previous book (based on Alice in Wonderland – totally blanking on the name) I didn’t love so I’m hoping this is return more like Lunar Chronicles. Good luck!


    • Louise December 18, 2017 / 10:28 am

      I gave up toward the end, too. I read all my exciting ones first… ha.
      I know Jana loves Girl Waits with Gun so I’m excited to read it!
      I didn’t mind Heartless, but I know a lot of people disliked it. I’m hoping Renegades is a great one!


  4. Ashley December 14, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    I’ve always wanted to do her challenge but I’m so nervous to for some reason!! Haha


    • Louise December 18, 2017 / 10:28 am

      You should totally go for it, Ashley! There’s no pressure at all!! It’s fun and motivating!


  5. Nadine December 14, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    I enjoyed Finding Audrey alright. I haven’t read any of the others on your list. Good luck with the challenge!


    • Louise December 18, 2017 / 10:29 am

      I haven’t seen much feedback on that book. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It’s definitely something outside my typically genre/reading wheelhouse!


  6. Jana @ Jana Says December 15, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    I am SO HAPPY to see Girl Waits with Gun on your list! I heart that series so much


    • Louise December 18, 2017 / 10:30 am

      I remember you saying that! I’m excited to read it! It’s been on my TBR list forever!


  7. carolann December 15, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I joined the Facebook and I’m hoping to join in this time! I just have to make my list!!


    • Louise December 18, 2017 / 10:30 am

      I saw you joined!! I’m so excited for you! You’re going to love it 🙂


  8. akaleistar December 18, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    What a fun challenge! I’ve heard good things about Girl Waits With Gun 🙂


    • Louise December 20, 2017 / 9:01 am

      I’m excited to read it! I’ve been meaning to pick it up for a while now!


  9. Alexandra Consolver December 18, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    This is actually the first I’ve looked at the new challenge list! I am determined to do it this time! I keep getting 1-3 books away! LOL. THREE DARK CROWNS IS SO GOOD! I hope you like it, no pressure. 😉 I’m excited to make up my list now!! XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things


    • Louise December 20, 2017 / 9:03 am

      The last few challenges I’ve missed the end by one or two books. Ughhh. Haha!
      Three Dark Crowns has been on my list forever! I’m excited to finally pick it up!!


  10. Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders December 18, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    I love Erin’s challenge too because she is so laid back and I can normally fit books I want to read into the categories. I’ve read Finding Audrey (I think for one of Erin’s challenges actually) and I really enjoyed it. It’s way different than a normal Kinsella book!


    • Louise December 20, 2017 / 9:04 am

      I like her challenges for those reasons, too. I almost always pull off my TBR list and her topics force me to pick books that I might’ve scrolled past on GoodReads!
      I’m glad you liked it- I’ve never read any Kinsella books!


  11. Emelia Lawrence December 20, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I don’t say bless me – but i may start now. I also Haven’t thought about the men having to shuffle around thing- that could get awkward. Haha


    • Louise December 21, 2017 / 10:33 am

      Right?? Like, what do you DO if you’ve committed to standing but suddenly, halfway through, you feel the urgent need to sit?? Hahahaha!


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