Welcome to 2016, everyone! Bookworms know what that means–reading challenge time!
In 2015, I tried to read more widely, and to some extent, I did, making my first forays into recent YA with mixed results, and trying some new authors as part of #readwomen in December. This year, I want to go further.
I’ve chosen three reading challenges, because I knew one wouldn’t last me the whole year: the BookRiot Read Harder Challenge, the PopSugar Reading Challenge, and the ReadsTheBooks 2016 Reading Challenge.
Across all three challenges, there is some overlap of the tasks, but I tallied the necessary books if I don’t double-dip, and came up with 93 individual books to read, 1 audiobook to listen to, and a handful of other assorted tasks like giving book recommendations and taking photos.
I only kept track of my reading for the second half of 2015, because I joined Goodreads in June, but since then I’ve read 59 books. From that we can extrapolate a book-reading rate of 118/year (in theory) so 93 shouldn’t be a problem, right?
I copied out the lists for all three challenges into a fresh journal, and I’m looking forward to filling in the book titles and dates read as I complete them, plus making an entry for each book. (Did you know I like lists? Because I’ve talked a lot about how much I like lists.)
I’ve already got one book down, actually, the less-than-100-page book, but I’m still working out how often I want to post about these challenges (individual posts for each task, even if I double-post on a day? “Here’s what I read this week”? Or should I do it monthly?) so I’ll sort that out by next week and set up my format so I’m consistent all year.
Oh, and if anyone is doing, or decides to do one of these challenges? My novel What We Need to Survive is post-apocalyptic, and that’s on all three lists… (hint hint, /smirk)