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The Alphabet Challenge
R is the 18th letter of the alphabet. Read 10 or 18 books where the title or author’s name begins with the letter R.

The Alphabet Challenge Variation
Variation read 18 books where the title/author name begins with the letter A, then B, C, etc. through R.

The 21st Century Challenge
Read 18 books, one per year published in 2001, 2002 through 2018

The 20th Century Challenge
Read 18 books, one per year published in 2000, 1999 back through 1983

The 18 in 18 Phonics Challenge
Read 10 or 18 books which fit the following categories:

  • E for entertainment — Read a romance where the heroine and/or hero works in the entertainment industry, e.g. actor, musician, director, make-up artist, producer, etc.
  • I for interconnected — Read a romance that is part of a series.
  • G for goal — Read a romance in which the heroine and/or hero is involved with sports, e.g. athlete, coach, team owner, etc.
  • H for health — Read a romance where the heroine and/or hero is involved with the health services industry, e.g. doctor, nurse, paramedic, physical therapist, etc.
  • T for transfigure — Read a romance where the heroine and/or hero has the ability to shift into an animal.
  • E for education — Read a romance where the heroine and/or hero is involved with education, e.g. teacher, principal, school counselor, etc.
  • E for Europe — Read a romance set in Europe.
  • N for name — Read a romance where the heroine and/or hero’s name begins with the letter R (the 18th letter of the alphabet).
  • I for inspirational — Read an inspirational romance.
  • N for new — Read a romance by a debut author or a romance by any author you haven’t read before. Or read a New Adult romance.
  • E for everyman — Read a romance with a blue-collar heroine and/or hero.
  • I for ignite — Read a “hot” or erotic romance. Or read a romance where the heroine and/or hero is a fireman.
  • G for gourmet — Read a romance in which the heroine and/or hero is a chef, baker, caterer, etc, or owns a restaurant, diner, bakery, etc.
  • H for holiday — Read a romance set during Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas time, or any other holiday.
  • T for time — Read a futuristic or time-travel romance.
  • E for East Asia — Read a romance set in Japan, China, Hong Kong, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, or Mongolia.
  • E for epic — Read a fantasy romance.
  • N for news — Read a romance where the heroine and/or hero is involved with the news industry, e.g. reporter, anchor, newspaper editor, etc.
  • C for critter — Read a romance where the heroine and/or hero have a pet.
  • H for historical — Read an historical romance.
  • A for Australasia — Read a romance set in Australia, New Zealand, or the neighboring islands.
  • L for laughter — Read a humorous romance.
  • L for law — Read a romance in which the heroine and/or hero is involved with the law, e.g. lawyer, judge, police, politician, etc.
  • E for equestrian — Read a romance that features horses.
  • N for neighbor — Read a romance where the heroine and hero are neighbors or a romance where they grew up together.
  • G for guardian — Read a romance where the heroine and/or hero is on active duty with a military, naval, police, or fire-fighting organization. Or read a romance where the heroine and/or hero is a parent.
  • E for enigma — Read a mystery romance or romantic suspense.