Reading Challenges for 2017
With 2017 on the horizon, I’m entering new reading territory by committing to several reading challenges. I’ve never done a reading challenge before, but I’ve enjoyed seeing other bloggers write about their challenges, so I’m jumping into the fray. Here are the challenges I’m signing up for this year:
- Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge – The challenge here is to read 26 books, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet.
- Back to the Classics – This challenge has readers choose classics in twelve different categories.
- British Books Challenge – Books by British authors, plain and simple.
- Color Coded Reading Challenge – This is a tricky one: books with different colors in the title.
- eBook Reading Challenge – How many ebooks can you read in a year? I’m aiming for the Megabyte level of 25 books.
- European Reading Challenge – This challenge asks readers to choose books set in different European countries, or by authors from different European countries.
- Flights of Fancy Reading Challenge – Choose how many fantasy books you want to read in this challenge.
- Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge – This creative challenge requires readers to create a chain of clues leading from book to book. I’ve created a chain of clues for ten books.
- The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Read-along – It doesn’t take much to get me to re-read anything by Tolkien, so I’m going to stretch my usual yearly reading goal to try and fit these four books in.
- Mount TBR Challenge – TBR stands for “To Be Read,” as in trying to climb the mountain of unread books that I’ve collected over the years. I’m aiming to climb Mt. Vancouver by reading at least 36 books on my TBR list.
- What’s In a Name Challenge – The six books I’ve chosen for this challenge have to fit the categories given in the challenge.
- Wild Goose Chase Challenge – This challenge requires readers to choose books in seven categories related to chases or hunts.
- Deal Me In Short Story Challenge – I’m really looking forward to this challenge in which I read one short story per week, randomly chosen from my list by choosing cards from a deck.
You can follow my progress on the 2017 Reading Challenges page, and I’ll be reviewing the books I read right here on One Catholic Life. You can get these posts delivered directly to your email inbox by entering your email address in the form on the upper right hand corner of any page (No spam, I promise!).