Monday, December 4, 2017

The 2018 Swords and Stars Reading Challenge

I've not read a lot of Scifi, but have read a lot of fantasy, so I want to try this one that's being offered for the first time.

I am so pleased to announce The 2018 Swords and Stars Reading Challenge! These are my two favorite genres and I want to read more of them so I decided that it’s about time I create my own challenge. If anyone joins me on it, I will be so surprised and honored!
The purpose of this challenge is to celebrate the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. This challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st (midnight). There will be a giveaway at the end of the year. There will be two winners. The prize for both is a $25 gift card through Amazon. This will be a random drawing. In order to qualify you must have met all challenges. The rules are as follows:
The Goal of this challenge is to read one book that matches up with each one of the challenges.
You must create a sign up post and link it up below so I and anyone else can follow your adventure. I’ll be providing monthly link ups as well as a Wrap-Up post link up so we can all check out reviews and find some new books. If you do not have a blog, you can link up your Goodreads review.
Please sign up via the Mr. Linky below. You can sign up anytime up to December 31st. Books count as long as they are read in 2018. This can be any format (print, audiobook, etc) and any page length other than specified in the challenges.
There are twenty challenges. All must be met in order to qualify for the giveaway at the end of the year.
Books read for other challenges definitely do qualify for this challenge. In fact, it is encouraged! All books must be of the Science Fiction or Fantasy genres.
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1) Read a book with Dragons in it: The Dragon of Doom--Bruce Coville
2) Read a book over 500 pages: Ready Player One--Ernest Cline
3) Read an SFF novella: The Ice Queen--Alice Hoffman
4) Read a first book in a series: A Court of Thorns and Roses--Sarah J. Maas
5) Read a Science Fiction classic: Lord of the Flies--William Golding
6) Read a Fantasy classic: Carmilla--J. Sheridan Le Fanu
7) Read a book whose title matches the first letter of your last name: Ghost Town--Phoebe Rivers
8) Read a book that has a weapon on the cover: The Alchemyst--Michael Scott
9) Read a book that has a Spaceship on the cover: Starburst--Frederik Pohl
10) Read a book that has been adapted: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH--Robert C. O'Brien
11) Read a book with time travel in it: A Time for Us--Christine Holden
12) Read a book that has been on your TBR shelf for over 2 years: The Future of Us--Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
13) Read a book whose cover has stars in it or whose title has any variation of the word star in it: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--Douglas Adams
14) Read a book with magical realism in it: Loved--P.C. Cast
15) Read an SFF graphic novel: Zita the Spacegirl--Ben Hatke
16) Read a Sequel: A Court of Wings and Ruins--Sarah J. Maas
17) Read a diverse SFF book: Nightshade--Andrea Cremer
18) Read a Random SFF book – your pick: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library--Chris Grabenstein
19) Read a fantasy book inspired by another story, fairytale, myth etc: A Court of Mist and Fury--Sarah J. Maas
20) Read a book with a map: Children of Blood and Bone--Tomi Adeyemi
Challenge completed on October 30


Elephant's Child said...

It is ages since I have read science fiction - particularly 'hard-edged' science fiction. I do read and thoroughly enjoy fantasy though. And recently came across Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend. Her first novel, and it was sufficiently engrossing that I will read the next in the series.

Ms. Nose in a Book said...

Thank you so much for joining! Good luck with your challenge and can’t wait to see what you read!

Ms. Nose in a Book said...

Congrats on completing the challenge! I can't wait to draw the winners, the end of the year is almost here!! It's crunch time for me, I still have quite a few to read lol. I've definitely added books from your list to my TBR. Hitchhiker's guide is a favorite!