Did you join in any reading challenges this year? Did you set any personal goals? How did you do? Both Kim and I joined in a few reading challenges – as well as hosted the 2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge. Here’s how we did.
2017 Reading Challenges
❧ Tanya – I used the Girlxoxo Reading Challenge Tracker to keep up to date with the challenges.
- Monthly Motif Reading Challenge – I completed only Jan, Feb, June, Sep, Nov and Dec. (6/12)
- A to Z Reading Challenge [The Location Edition] – I’m super proud of having completed almost every letter – I’m still hoping to complete “X” and “Z” by the end of the year.
- 2017 Diverse Reads Book Challenge – 15 books by POC from a total of 50 books read already, so about 30%. So almost 1 in 3 books.
- Around the World Through Language – 6/10 – Japanese, Swedish (x2), German, Kannada (Indian language) and Norwegian. Not goal but reasonable effort.
- Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge – To follow a set of clues furnished by the mystery books you read to create a body of evidence to support a book court case. Epic fail – let’s move on.
❧ Kim – I had big plans to participate in several reading challenges in 2017. I mentioned back in March in our update post that I hadn’t kept up with much. By this Fall, I had turned that around just a bit.
- Monthly Motif Reading Challenge – I completed every month except June and July.
- 2017 Diverse Reads Book Challenge – I did the monthly challenges and completed Jan (although a couple months late), Apr, Jun/Jul, and Dec.
- Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge – I completed 11/24 of the categories.
2018 Reading Challenges
❧ Tanya – I’m trying not to go overboard but it’s so … so hard!
ONE. This year I’m primarily concentrating on the 2018 Girlxoxo Monthly Motif Reading Challenge – Goal: 12/12.
- Speculative Fiction by Authors of Color – 5 books
FOUR. I’m also doing my own personal reading challenge to read more Book Award Winners.
FIVE. I also belong to the Seasonal Reading Challenge group and after a long hiatus, I’m back at it again. I have ZERO hope of ever completing this challenge, so I’m going to just be tracking if I can improve each season … and use strategy to get as many points as I can!
❧ Kim -Man, I love a good reading challenge!
TWO. Recommended Nonfiction Challenge. I’m also challenging myself to read 1 nonfiction book for every 3 fiction books I read. Most of these will probably be history related as I’m trying to complete a personal study plan on history next year.
FOUR. Listopia – Tanya linked to this above and I immediately loved it. There are so many different lists on Goodreads that this is the perfect challenge to knock out many of my own personal reading goals. I’ll be reading from each of the following lists…
- Speculative Fiction by Authors of Color (8 books)
- Best Horror Books By People Other Than Stephen King (5 books) Not that I have anything against King books, I just wanted a more diverse list of authors.
- Popular Murder/Mystery Books. (4 books) I’ve read so many on this list already but there are still several more I want to get to.
- Non-Caucasian Protagonists in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Paranormal Romance (5 books)
FIVE. I’m joining Tanya in challenging myself to read more Book Award Winners.
SIX. Swords and Stars Reading Challenge. 20 Categories, 20 Books. Mentioned by Tanya above, this one looks ah-mazing.
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