Tuesday, January 01, 2019

I'm Up For a Challenge!

I love reading challenges, even though I never really seem to complete them.  It's just fun to think about what I could read this year and then track my progress (on the right sidebar of my blog).  If I don't complete them, I don't.  No stress.  Here are the ones I'm joining this year:



2019 Literary Escapes Challenge
Hosted By:  Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book
Goal:  Read books set in all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C.  You get bonus points for each different country as well.  I got 38 states and 10 countries in 2018.  Let's see if I can beat that in 2019!
List:  I'm not going to make a list for this one, at least not until the middle of the year when I need to be more focused about finishing the challenge.


Pioneer Books Reading Challenge
Hosted By:  Pioneer Books in Provo, Utah
Goal:  Read from a list of prompts.  Complete all 44 prompts by the end of the year and you get a $50 gift certificate to the store.
List:  I can't find a printable version of the prompt list, but you can see it by going to the bookstore's Facebook page.  I'll post the prompts on my sidebar.


2019 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge
Hosted By:  Girl X0X0
Goal:  Read a book from a monthly prompt selected by the host.
List:  Here's what I'm thinking:

January—New to You Author:  The Gown by Jennifer Robson
February—Cover Love:  Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
March—Royalty, Kingdoms, Empires, Governments:   The Romanov Empress by C.W. Gortner
April—Crack the Case:  A Batter of Life and Death by Ellie Alexander
May—One Sitting Reads:  Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord
June—Diversify Your Reading:  All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
July—Through the Years:  The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
August—Mode of Transportation:  The Ocean Liner by Marius Gabriel
September—Animal, Number, Color, Name:  Woman 99 by Greer Macallister
October—Tricks and Trades—The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel by Alyssa Palombo
November—Seasons, Elements, and Weather—The Summer of Secrets by Barbara Hannay
December—Last Chance—Life Without Limits by Nic Vujicic


2019 Reading Challenge
Hosted By:  Linz the Bookworm
Goal:  Read as many books as you can from a selected set of categories in increasingly more challenging levels, although you don't have to read in any order.
List:  Again, I'm not going to pre-plan this one, at least not yet.  I'll keep track of categories I finish on my sidebar.

11 comments:

  1. I am tagging in for Monthly Motifs too. I like prompt challenges and have done that one for several years. Good luck with them all!

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    1. I hadn't heard of it before this year, but it looks easy and fun. My kind of challenge!

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  2. the Literary Escapes sounds fun. I may try it informally. Happy reading!

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    1. It is a fun one! I've been keeping track of where my reads are set for a few years and so doing the challenge is a no brainer. I've yet to read books from all 50 states in a year, but I'll keep trying!

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  3. These look like some fun reading challenges... especially the Literary Escapes one. Good luck with them all! :D

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    1. The Literary Escapes one is my favorite. It's just fun to track the settings of the books you read!

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  4. I did Literary Escapes in 2018 and read 35 states and 41 countries. I'd like to do better in both categories this year, especially the states.

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    1. 41 countries? Wow! I only got 10. I'm hoping to get more in 2019.

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  5. I love seeing all the different reading challenges though I'm not so great at follow through so I mostly just live vicariously through others! I love the idea of visiting as many states as possible through books. Good luck!

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    1. I'm not great at fulfilling them either, but I like the planning and tracking. I let myself do reading challenges with no pressure—if I finish them, awesome. If I don't, oh well.

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  6. What a great set of challenges! I love this time of year for setting bookish (and other) goals. Good luck with all your book challenges this year!

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