Challenging Myself in December

This month, (thanks to Cal @ Constant Raving Reviews) I’m aiming to read 31 books!

To help me achieve this goal, I thought I’d participate (but not really participate) in a couple of reading challenges. I’m not feeling the competitive spirit with the holiday spirit, so I’ll be casually doing two reading challenges this month–without counting the points.

#ReadersCrossing by Aetnee @ ReadAtMidnight


This challenge is based around the Animal Crossing game. I’ve never played before, but the challenge looks super cute, so I thought “Why not?” There are no prizes so I’ll be casually playing without counting points, but I’ll try to hit all the squares!

It’s from the 10th of December to the 31st, so I won’t be starting the prompts until later this month.

What Books?

Teal means it’s been read!


: Renegades by Marissa Meyer
MAIN ADVENTURE PLOT: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
2+ AUTHORS: Broken Prince by Erin Watt (although it’s one person it’s actually a pseudonym for multiple!)
SET IN THE WILDERNESS: Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss 


ANIMAL ON COVER: Solo by Kwame Alexander (sue me because people are technically part of the animal class so people on cover = animal on cover)
CLASSIC: Emma by Jane Austen
YELLOW: Paper Princess by Erin Watt
SET IN U.S.: The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson


CONTEMPORARY: A Million Junes by Emily Henry
WRITTEN BY A CELEBRITY: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
BOOK AWARD WINNER: Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
RECOMMENDED BY A FRIEND: Expelled by James Patterson (thanks mom)


PINK: The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
ROMANTIC: I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
MC/KIDS: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan


SEASONAL: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
FRUIT IN TITLE: The Shadow Queen (I’m too lazy to find an actual book for this but The Shadow Queen has an apple on the front so it’s good enough for me).
SEA OR BEACH: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
INSECT ON COVER: Incubation by Lauren DiSilvero
24 HOUR: Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
FRIEND CHOICE: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (thanks Eva)
FREE: Twisted Palace by Erin Watt
post reading photo:
comment on someone’s post:

Yule Bingo (on Facebook…somewhere)


So I kind of haven’t joined the challenge…because it’s on Facebook and I only have a personal Facebook so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Which means I just stole the board off of someone’s blog and will be using it for the prompts! If someone somehow finds this post & communicates it to the heads, know I’ll be trying for all four rows & houses 😊

(If it’s in italics, it means I’ve finished the prompt!)


WEASLEYS: The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza
HARRY: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
DUMBLEDORE: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
MARAUDERS: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst


SNAPE: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
VOLDEMORT: Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
MALFOY: The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
NAGINI: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart


LUNA: The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
MOANING MYRTLE: A Million Junes by Emily Henry
OLLIVANDER: The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine


NEWT: My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
CEDRIC: Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
TONKS: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
BUTTER-BEERDumplin’ by Julie Murphy


8 thoughts on “Challenging Myself in December

  1. I hope you have fun with all these challenges! I’m also thinking about joining the Animal Crossing one, but I need to get a list of books together for that! Good luck with your goals!

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  2. Wow, reading 31 books in a month is awesome. I’ve never done it and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do it. But the Animal Crossing game challenge seem really interesting. I’ve never heard of it before. Where do you get you books from? Amazon or do you buy actual books?

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