First of all, if you’re here looking for my comprehensive list of 2016 Reading and Blogging Challenges, you’re in the wrong place. 🙂 Click the link to go there!
These are the challenges I plan to participate in in 2016. Let me tell you, it was HARD to come up with this list because there are so many amazing challenges out there – creating that comprehensive list was dangerous! But these are the ones I ended up with:
I thought I’d start with the obvious. Since Shannon and I are hosting this one, it would be a little strange if I didn’t plan to participate.
The goal of this challenge is to post book related discussions (or getting to know you type discussions work too.) I have LOVED getting to know new bloggers through this challenge and reading everyone’s discussions. Seriously, this is the BEST thing I did in 2015!
Goal: 49+ Discussions – Gift of the Gab
(This goal actually seems kind of impossible and I didn’t quite make it this year–I actually meant to reduce the level slightly, but I forgot! Still, I’m going for it again this year because I feel like if I make it my goal to post a discussion every week, it will be more likely that I’ll get nearly there.)
This one caught my eye because it’s so different. The challenge is to read books that have interesting formatting.
Types of different formats-
*Books with letters/diaries/emails/i.m.’s, etc.
*Books with drawings/photos, etc.
*Books like Illuminae that have a mix of different things!
*Books with footnotes
Goal: 5 Books Read – Uniquely Good
I’m giving myself an easy goal for this one since I want to make sure not to overwhelm myself and this might not be the easiest challenge to meet (not sure, though – I might find more books that fit into this than I thought!)
HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Shooting Stars Mag
I’ve made it a goal of mine to read more diverse books, so this challenge is perfect for me! I love that Mishma and Shelly give lots of suggestions because I like the idea of looking for different types of diversity in my books.
There are no specific goals or levels for this one, but I’m making it my personal goal to read at least one book per month that fits the challenge.
The goal of this challenge is to read books that are in your personal library that were obtained before this year. If you’d asked me last year, I would have said I had this WAY under control – my bookshelves were full, but not overflowing or anything. But THEN I got three new giant bookshelves for Christmas last year. And what do you do when you have bookshelves? Why, you fill them of course! And that’s what I did!
Goal: 21-30 Books – Give your shelves a warm friendly hug
Personally, I’m not really trying to limit the number of new books I get this year. I KNOW I’m going to get lots books at BEA and I’m going to buy some books – especially when I go to signing events (which happen decently often around here). But my goal for this challenge is to READ THE BOOKS I ALREADY OWN! I’m going to challenge myself to read at least two books off my shelf per month.
Oh boy, do I need this challenge! You all know how horrible I am at finishing series. Well, this challenge will definitely help me out! The goal is to read one series every month in 2016. How many books that series entails is up to you, but it must be at least two full length books (one book + one novella does not count).
Goal: One series finished per month (with at least two books left that I need to read)
HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Love at First Page
And that’s it! Like I said, there are a TON of other series that I would love to join, but I’m trying to keep my goals reasonable. Even these might be a challenge to keep up with (but I think it’s doable), and I don’t want to overwhelm myself and give up! I’m planning on using the UBB Reading Challenges Add-On to track my challenges this year too. I highly recommend UBB if you’re on WordPress – it makes life SO much easier!
So, what challenges are you planning to participate in this year? I want to know!