As 2017 wraps to a close (thankfully), I’ve been thinking about 2018 challenges. I love reading challenges. Even though I know I won’t succeed at all of them, they’re a fun way to connect with other bloggers and a good way to push myself to read more intentionally. You can find a really good list of 2018 challenges at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.
The tough part is not signing up for too many! I look for a good amount of overlap across challenges, I look for ones I feel I can reasonably complete, and I also look for a good amount of flexibility: I still want to be able to read what I want to read.
I’ve posted all of my 2018 challenge sign-ups on this page, with lists of the books I hope to read. In 2018, I plan to follow some of the challenges I did in 2017, including:
One of my favorite challenges, Roof Beam Reader’s TBR Pile Challenge, is back. You select 12 books, plus two alternates, that have been on your TBR list for at least a year. I like this challenge because 1) most of my books are on my Kindle, not on my shelves (I’m a literal thinker); and 2) I tend to get caught up in new releases but forget about the many books on my want-to-read list, and often those are the best ones. I’ve posted my list of TBR books on my 2018 Challenge Page.
Here are the new challenges I’m thinking about:
Update: I’m adding still one more, which is the Doing Dewey Nonfiction Challenge. I plan to continue reading more nonfiction, as I did in 2017. My goal will be 12 books, at least one a month.
I hope you’ll consider joining me on one or more of these challenges! And thanks in advance to the hosts. I’ve never hosted a challenge but I imagine it’s quite a lot of work.
I also plan on continuing to read diverse authors. So if anyone knows of a good challenge in that area, please let me know!
See my 2018 Challenges page for regular progress updates. What challenges will you be taking on in 2018?
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