As usual, I have signed up for a plethora of reading challenges for the year and will, in all likelihood, engage in some short term challenges and read-a-thons.
At first glance, this may seem a crazy endeavor and impossible to achieve, but there is method here. All the challenges allow for books read to also count toward other challenges and most of these challenges have some overlap so invariably I will have books counting for several challenges at once.
I have a variety of reasons for choosing each challenge from the obvious- it’s fun- to a balance of wishing to clear out more from my TBR pile to trying new to me authors and books.
This is the official ‘sign up’ post where I declare my goals for each challenge. Because there are so many, I’m not going to say much about the individual challenges, but I will leave a link so you can investigate further if you’d like.
And, here they are…
COYER (Clean Off Your E-Reader) Going Back to Basics…Again Winter hosted by Michelle and Berls @ Because Reading
December 1st, 2018- March 2, 2019
Read any free or mostly free ebooks and audios with the exception of certain specific times when any books, even borrowed, are allowed.
GOAL: 60 books
Blog All About It hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup
A monthly post on the blog to fit a word prompt
GOAL: 12 monthly posts
Link: unavailable at this time
Austenesque Lovers TBR Pile Challenge on GoodReads
Any Jane Austen related book in any format.
GOAL: Catherine Morland level 21-50 books
Mt. TBR hosted by Bev @ My Reader’s Block on GoodReads
Any book and any book format acquired before January 1, 2019
GOAL: Mt. Everest level 100 books
Any book and any format released after January 1, 2019. At least 100 pages.
GOAL: New Release Enthusiast level 200 books
The Series That Never Ends hosted by Shari @ Delighted Reader
A romance series with at least 5 books/novellas left unread.
GOAL: Surviving the Book Tsunami 5-9 books from Mary Balogh’s Bedwyn Saga/Simply series
Books N Tunes hosted by Shari and Sophia @ Delighted Reader
Pair a tune up with a romance book
GOAL: Raging Rocker 50 books
A list of clues. One clue per romance book.
GOAL: Professional Picker 50+books
A Year in Anthologies hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading
Read as many anthologies as I can. Under 500 pages is one point and over 500 pp is 2 points.
GOAL: 3 anthologies
Reading Assignment Spring Semester hosted by Michelle and Berls @ Because Reading
3 different ‘professors’ with three levels of assignments for January through May 2019
GOAL: Beginner level of one book a month in three different ‘classes’: 5 books by Mary Balogh, 5 sci-fi romances, and five from a specific list
A mash of the Monopoly game with romance reading. ‘Play’ by rolling die and reading book genre in square or going around the board in order. There are ‘mystery’ readathons during course of the year and specific quarterly social media challenges.
GOAL: The Native level 39 books (whole board rolling dice) and all social media challenges
GOAL: Marathoner level 50+ books
Only historical romance and only published before 2010.
GOAL: The Newbie level 5-10 books
I am rarin’ to go on these and grateful to all the
hostesses for putting these challenges together.
Are you doing any reading challenges this year?
A personal reading goal?
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