So, here are the worthy challenges I have set forward for my 2018 reading year. Just as last year, I thought through what I wanted to accomplish in my reading and tried to choose challenges that would reflect this.
New Release Challenge hosted by Lexxie @ Unconventional Bookviews
Goal: Level 4 Enthusiast 101 books released this year
COYER Winter Switch 12/16/17-3/9/18 hosted by Berls, Michelle, and Stormi
Goal: 30 ebooks free or under a dollar or audiobooks free or under five dollars
Under the Covers Romance Roundabout hosted by Fran, Suzanne, Annie, and Angela
Goal: 15 categories of five books each from a created list
Delighted Reader’s Series that Never Ends hosted by Shari
Goal: first twelve books and novellas in JD Robb’s In Death series
Herding Cats and Burning Soup’s Read All the Books hosted by Anna
Goal: I am still working on Nalini Singh’s books. There are 15 books and novellas remaining on my list.
My Reader’s Blocks’ Mt. TBR hosted by Bev
Goal: El Toro 75 books acquired before January 1st
Austenesque Lovers TBR Pile hosted by Sophia
Goal: Anne Elliot level 20 books
Herding Cats and Burning Soup’s Blogger Shame hosted by Anna
Goal: 10 review books on the pile 4 months or longer (I currently have three so I might not make 10 by the end of the year and that’s a good thing.)
Delighted Reader’s Books N Tunes hosted by Shari and Sophia
Goal: Raging Rocker 50 books
Delighted Reader’s Literary Pickers hosted by Shari and Sophia
Goal: Professional Picker 50 books
Herding Cats and Burning Soup’s Blog All About It hosted by Anna
Goal: 12 Discussion posts based on one prompt a month
Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reader’s Audiobook hosted by Loupe, Melanie, and Kimberly
Goal: Marathoner 50 audiobooks
As Told by Tina’s Let’s Read Indie hosted by Tina
Goal: Level Five 41 indie/small publisher books
Addicted to Romance’s Oldie But a Goodie hosted by Renee
Goal: Newbie 5 books published before 2008
Well, there you have it. A host of challenges that will work mostly on my older books, but still allow for me to experience what’s new and expand my horizons beyond my usual reading. I have created GoodReads shelves for each of these challenges where Delighted Readers can see the specific books read toward the challenges. I will update my challenge numbers each month as part of The Monthly Report.
Do you do Reading Challenges? If so, which ones have you signed up for? Have a personal challenge you are doing just for you? Do Tell!