Thursday, October 12, 2017

2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge

Original artwork by Charles Haigh-Wood (1856-1927)
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up)
Duration: January - December 2018
Goal: To have adults read more picture books. To celebrate the fact that picture books are for everyone! Families are, of course, welcome to join in!
# of books: minimum of 6

Option 1: Read six picture books of your choice.
Option 2: Choose one author to focus on. Perhaps read through an entire author's work.
Option 3: Read as few as six, or as many as you like, from the checklist below

Feel free to copy/paste this. You can replace the _ with an X or a ✔ (copy/paste it) when you finish reading a book. If you list the books you read, that may help other people decide what to read.

_1. Title beginning with A
_2. Author beginning with A
_3. Title beginning with B
_4. Author beginning with B
_5. Title beginning with C
_6. Author beginning with C
_7. Title beginning with D
_8. Author beginning with D
_9. Title beginning with E
_10. Author beginning with E
_11. Title beginning with F
_12. Author beginning with F
_13. Title beginning with G
_14. Author beginning with G
_15. Title beginning with H
_16. Author beginning with H
_17. Title beginning with I
_18. Author beginning with I
_19. Title beginning with J
_20. Author beginning with J
_21. Title beginning with K
_22. Author beginning with K
_23. Title beginning with L
_24. Author beginning with L
_25. Title beginning with M
_26. Author beginning with M
_27. Title beginning with N
_28. Author beginning with N
_29. Title beginning with O
_30. Author beginning with O
_31. Title beginning with P
_32. Author beginning with P
_33. Title or Author beginning with Q
_34. Title beginning with R
_35. Author beginning with R
_36. Title beginning with S
_37. Author beginning with S
_38. Title beginning with T
_39. Author beginning with T
_40. Title or Author beginning with U
_41. Title or Author beginning with V or W
_42. Title or Author beginning with X or “Ex”
_43. Title beginning with Y
_44. Author beginning with Y
_45. Title or Author beginning with Z
_46. An alphabet book
_47. A counting book
_48. A color word in the title
_49. A number word in the title
_50. Concept book of your choice— picture book
_51. Concept book of your choice — board book
_52. bedtime book —board book
_53. bedtime book — picture book
_54. book that rhymes —picture book
_55. book that rhymes — early reader OR board book
_56. holiday of your choice — board book or early reader
_57. holiday of your choice — picture book
_58. wordless picture book
_59. new to you author
_60. new to you illustrator
_61. favorite author
_62. favorite illustrator
_63. free choice
_64. fairy or folk tale adaptation
_65. fairy or folk tale traditional
_66. a title with the word “first” in it
_67. a book set in the state you live
_68. a book set in a place you’d like to visit
_69. a book set in an imaginary place
_70. a book set in the past — fiction or nonfiction
_71. a book set in the present
_72. picture book for older readers — fiction
_73. picture book for older readers — nonfiction
_74. early reader — fiction
_75. early reader — nonfiction
_76. picture book with photographs
_77. one word title
_78. long title (four or more words)
_79. oversized book
_80. tiny book
_81. a book about playing (hide and seek, tag, or peekaboo, etc.)
_82. a book about school
_83. a book about hobbies (art, dance, music, crafts, sports)
_84. a title that is a question
_85. a title that is an exclamation
_86. an award winner or an honor book
_87. a collection (of poems OR stories)
_88. a book with animals (fiction)
_89. a book with animals (nonfiction)
_90. a book about books or reading
_91. a book celebrating family
_92. first book in a series
_93. any book in a series
_94. book with an adventure or misadventure
_95. a book about a pet
_96. A title with the word “yes” or “no” in it
_97. A title with the word “big” or “little” in it
_98. a classic published before 1968
_99. a book you think should be considered a classic
_100. Out of print
_101. Library book
_102. Impulse Pick
_ 103. Board book published in 2018
_ 104. Picture book published in 2018

Sign up by leaving a comment. Do indicate which option you're leaning towards. And if you have a blog, please leave your blog address so I can visit you.

Reviews are not a requirement. But if you do review, you can share links to your reviews. I'm thinking of having check-in posts on the 15th of every month.

© 2017 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Jamie Ghione said...

Tanya/TiggerRD said...

The third option is what I am leaning towards presently.

Katie said...

My 3 year old and I are all in for option 3.

My (very much in need of tidying up) Goodreads shelf:

Christine said...

I'm in! You can find my sign-up post here. Thanks for hosting AND for coming up with so many new categories this year :) :)

Wendy Kaye said...

Picture books are among my favorite books to read. As a homeschooling mom of 4 (grown and nearly grown) children, I've certainly read a lot of books over the years! I'm in. My blog:

Tina @ The Cactus Jefa said...

Thank you so much for hosting! My little ones and I will be joining and we're going to attempt option 3!

Our sign up page can be found here:

Ronyell (a.k.a. Rabbitearsblog) said...

I just joined up here:

Gloria G said...

Now that I understand everything, sign me up for Option 3. My goal is to complete 70 titles. I mostly teach primary school, so I have access to lots of picture books. You can see my progress on my Goodreads shelf:

Kristi said...

I am going to sign up for OPtion 3

Adriana @ BooksOnHerMind said...

Option 1 for me for now.

JLS Hall said...

I'm in. I love the checklist, so I'll be going for Option 3 and just trying to read as many books as possible. My signup post is here:

Thanks for hosting this again!

Unknown said...

I'm so excited! Here's my signup post:

tobe.buffenbarger said...

I'm going for Option 3. I chose 88 categories to cover for this year.

Julie @ Smiling Shelves said...

I'm joining in again this year. I'm looking forward to tackling all of those categories! My sign-up post is

Alyssa said...

Sounds great.
Here's my linkup:

Unknown said...

I've been doing the challenge and managed to read 18 books so far. Where do I link them up?