2018 Reading Assignment Sign Ups! #2018HW

Posted November 28, 2017 by Berls in Uncategorized / 16 Comments

We’re going back to school and this time you’re in charge of the assigned reading list! Ready to join Michelle & Berls for the 2018 Reading Assignment Challenge!? We’ve made a couple little changes to make it a little easier, but just as fun!

The Rules

  • The 2018 Reading Assignment Challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st 2018. You may sign up anytime before October 1, 2018.
  • You may only participate for the months AFTER you sign up (so if you sign up in February, January doesn’t count)
  • Commit to reading 1, 2, 3, or 4 books a month and MAKE A LIST of the SPECIFIC books you will read in January – June. This is one of our changes… rather than committing for a year, you’re just picking the books for the first half of the year. You’ll make a new list and commit to a new number of books per month in June for July – December. So 2 books a month works for January – June, but only 1 for July – December? That’s fine!
  • You may read any genre or any format (i.e., eBook, Audiobook, Paperback, Hardcover). But they must be published before January 1, 2018 and they must be at least 100 pages.
  • Pick a level and make your list. REMEMBER: you’re committing to not just those books, but that number of books a month. You CANNOT read them all in one month.
  • At the end of each month, cross off the book(s) you read. We will have a link-up each quarter for you to link your progress.
  • Tweet your progress to #2018HW and keep an eye out for random tweets from us.
  • There will also be a grand prize drawing in January 2019. The number of entries you get in the grand prize giveaway will depend on how you perform in the quarterly Report Cards and what percentage of books you read from your list.

The Levels

Reading Level 1:
12 books (1 book/month)

Reading Level 2:
24 books (2 books/month)

Reading Level 3:
36 books (3 books/month)

Reading Level 4:
48 books (4 books/month)

Note: This year DNFs count as having read the book – you will NOT need to replace books that you DNF.

The Quarterly Report Cards

You get a do-over. Every quarter.

Here’s what you’ll need to do every time you turn in your Quarterly Report Card:

  • Report which books you read, during which months.
  • Report which months, if any, you didn’t make it.
  • Link to your review and/or reading progress on Goodreads showing you read the book(s).
  • Your final grade for the quarter, based on this chart:
    • I made an A! Read all your books all three months of the quarter.
    • I made a B! Read all your books for two months of the quarter.
    • I made a C! Read all your books for one month of the quarter.
    • I made an F!Didn’t read all your books during any months of the quarter.

So what if you made an F for that quarter? Yeah, it stinks, but it’s a new quarter and you get a chance to start over with your spring semester list in January – June and your fall semester list in July – December. At the end of the year, when you enter the final giveaway you’ll get extra credit based on your grade for each quarter. To get the extra credit, though, you must have turned in your report card for that quarter.

We’ve come to realize that making a list for the whole year just doesn’t leave enough room for your mood to change, though. So the other do-over we all get is a second chance to make a reading list. You’re making two lists, the first one is due at the start of the challenge (January 1, or the first day you participate), with the books you’ll read in the Spring Semester (January – June). When July rolls around, you get to make a Fall Semester reading list with the books you’ll read July – December. This gives a lot more room for mood changes throughout the year.

And that’s it! This is a bit stricter than a lot of year-long challenges, but that’s because we want it to be a little harder and hopefully more satisfying when you rock it!

Time to Make Your Spring Semester 2018 Reading Assignment List!

Make the list of the books you WILL read for the challenge, picking your level. Remember you’re only picking the books for January -June. Also remember, you must read the number of books you say you will each month. If you have any questions now or at any point during the challenge, email Berls (berls@fantasyismorefun.com) or Michelle (limabean74@aol.com).

It's time to make your #2018HW Spring Semester Reading List! Check out the new & improved rules and sign up! Click To Tweet

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We hope you’ll join us!Good Luck!!

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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16 responses to “2018 Reading Assignment Sign Ups! #2018HW

  1. Hmm, dare I try again?!? After doing so well the first half of this year, I’ve really dropped the ball in the second half. But you know, I’m in. I’ll just have to figure out a way to put books on the list that I’m really itching to read but diverse enough genre-wise that they’ll fit my mood. No problem, right? LOL
    I miss you both!!! {{{HUGS}}}

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    • I’ve never fully succeeded, but having the list has definitely helped me get through several books that I don’t know if I would have without it. So I call that a win, even if I failed lol. But I came up with the idea of two lists because the 1st 6 months always goes so much better… And I think it’s because of the books on my list being what I was more in the mood for.