One of my goals this year is to read more diversely. Every year I see all of these awesome reading challenges, but aside from the Goodreads Reading Challenge I’ve never committed myself to any of them. This year I’ve decided to jump in head first and tackle FOUR(ish) Reading Challenges, because apparently it’s “go big or go home” for me.
2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge
As I’ve done for the last two years, I’m once again going to participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I’ve kept my goal the same as my 2015 goal – read 50 books. Last year I surpassed my goal by 7 books, but I figured since I’m taking on a few more reading challenges this year that I’d leave the goal the same and adjust it should I find myself nearing that 50 book mark.
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Book Riot & Panels Read Harder Challenge
I love Book Riot and Panels, and their Read Harder challenges are what really made me want to commit to more reading challenges this year. The Book Riot Read Harder Challenge focuses on…well…books, while the Panels challenge is for comics and graphic novels. When I looked through the lists for both of these challenges I decided that I wanted to combine the two – removing some of the prompts that I already read regularly, and instead focus more on the prompts that will push me to read more diversely. The 20 prompts that I’ve settled on are below:
- Read a watercolour comic
- Read a black & white comic
- Read a self-published comic
- Read a feminist comic
- Read a comic with one or more teen protagonists
- Read a comic based on a book and the book it’s based on
- Read a collected webcomic
- Read a superhero comic not by the big two
- Read a non-fiction book about feminism or feminist themes
- Read a food memoir
- Read a play
- Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness
- Read a collection of essays
- Read a book originally published in the decade you were born
- Read a book under 100 pages
- Read a book that was adapted into a movie and then watch the movie, debate which is better
- Read a middle grade book
- Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel
- Read a graphic biography
- Read a comic about a real-life historical event
To keep myself accountable, I will be doing a post on each of these prompts and the books that I’ve read for them, so keep your eyes peeled for those!
The Re-Read Challenge
Belle of the Literati is hosting the Re-Read Challenge and I’ve been seeing it pop up on all of my favourite blogs lately, so I couldn’t resist. You can set your own re-read goal, link-up and enter giveaways so if you want to join check out this post for more details.
As a part of the challenge I will be posting a monthly re-cap of what I’ve re-read that month. My goal is to re-read five books in 2016 and I have two books that I’d like to start off with:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
- In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
I’m hoping I manage to meet all my reading goals this year, especially with my blog and all of you keeping me accountable. Let me know if you’re participating in any reading challenges this year and if you have any suggestions for my Read Harder Challenge prompts I’d love to hear them – leave a comment below or tweet me!