So, after much consideration, I have decided to participate in some reading challenges. And when I say some, I mean too many. With it being the first time that I’m actually doing these, I thought I would go all out and set unrealistic goals for myself to see how I do. Plus, it was almost impossible to narrow down my list. I just kept adding more and more to it. So, here are the challenges I will be doing, and I will keep track of them on my Reading Challenges page:
(Click on the host’s name for more details about the challenge)
Hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.
Hosted by All About Books
The goal of the Around the World challenge is to visit as many different places in the world through books, especially places that are rather rare, and not the kind of settings you see in 95% of all the books you read. We’re are going to do this by creating a google map where every pin on the map stands for one book. The goal is to have as many pins as possible and they shouldn’t be very close to each other but spread all over.
Here is the map I will use to track all the places I visit via books I read. I’m excited about this one! Let’s see how I do!
There are also mini-challenges, but I’m not sure I’ll be doing those. Just curious to see how many places I visit 🙂
Hosted by My Reader’s Block
*Read nine books in the following categories.
1. A book with “Blue” or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
2. A book with “Red” or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
3. A book with “Yellow” or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)in the title/on the cover.
4. A book with “Green” or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.
5. A book with “Brown” or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc)in the title/on the cover.
6. A book with “Black” or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover.
7. A book with “White” or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc)in the title/on the cover.
8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).
Hosted by Gone with the Words and Love at First Page
Reading Challenge Details:
- Runs January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016 (books read prior to 1/1/2016 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime you want, though the sign up linky will close Nov. 15, 2016. Sign up at Gone with the Words or Love at First Page.
- The goal is to read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challenge yourself.
- Books that qualify for this challenge can be young adult, new adult, or adult. Books can be M/F, M/M, or F/F. Books must be a work of fiction (sorry, nonfiction does not qualify for this challenge).
- Romances with the following elements do not qualify for this reading challenge: paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller.
- Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
- Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
- Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
- Use the hashtag #ContRom2016 when posting your reviews/updates/re-caps/monthly topics on social media.
- 1st Base: read 1 – 5 books
- 2nd Base: read 6 – 10 books
- 3rd Base: read 11 – 15 books
- Home Run: read 16 – 20 books
- Grand Slam: read 21+ books
I’m shooting for Grand Slam: 21+ books!
Hosted by Book Date
Complete the card below. You can do it in any order you wish. You are allowed “one free exchange”, if there is something on the square you really dislike you may change it to something of your choice. Once you have played this free choice that is it. Mention the exchange in the final summary post.
Hosted by Delighted Reader
How keen of an observer are you? Good at finding important stuff? Or maybe not, but you just want to participate anyway? This challenge is just a fun way to see if you can find a list of items as you read no matter what romance style you pick up. The reader picks and chooses how many books and what list items they want to find. It can be a commitment to ten reads a year or a hundred. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Level One – Treasure Hunter in Training- 10 items/10 places
Level Two – Garage Sale Guru- 25 items/ 25 places
Level Three -Professional Picker- 50 items/50 places
2016 Literary Pickers Challenge- Scavenger List
- Ceiling Fan
- House Plant
- Dead Bolt
- Grandfather Clock/Mantle Clock
- Window Blinds
- Table Cloth
- Nail Polish
- Hand/Purse Mirror
- Coffee Table
- Window Shutters
- Lawn Mower/Equipment
- Tile floor
- Hard Helmet
- Head Band
- Flip Flops
- Motorcycle boots
- Tattoo/Body Art
- Evening Gown/Dress
- Business Suit
- Cuff Links
- Space Suit
- Military Uniform
- Fisherman/Newsboy Cap
- Natty or Ugly Sweater
- Business Card/s
- Tool Belt/Box
- File Folder
- Work Gloves/Garden Gloves
- Cash Register
- Measuring Tape/Ruler
- Sports Equipment
- Silencer for a gun
- Lock Picks
- European Sports Car
- American Muscle Car
- Fighter Jet/Spacecraft
- Steam-Powered Vehicle
- Ice Skate/s
- Another planet
- Another Dimension/Parallel Earth
- Tropical Island
- Place of Archeological Interest
- War Zone
- Alien/Alien or Alien/Human
- With a Geek
- Male/Male or Female/Female
- Menage or Poly
- Love Triangle
- Arranged Marriage
- Fated Mate
- Fake Mates/Marriage of Convenience
- Reunion or Second Chance
- Blind Date/Dating Service
- Dominant/submissive or Master/slave
- One Night Stand
- Older/Younger (5 years or more age difference)
- Highschool Sweethearts/Young Love
- Apocalyptic/Dystopian Romance
- Romance before 1950
- Older Couple (over 50)/Winter Romance
- Enemies to Lovers
I’m choosing Level 3. Professional Picker here!
Hosted by My Soul Called Life
There are six keywords associated with each month in 2016. The task is to .
read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the keywords for that month
Hosted by Second Run Reviews, Chapter Break, and Bookworm Brandee
Guidelines For The Shelf Love Challenge 2016
- Read books that are in your personal library that were obtained before January 1, 2016.
- Responsibly obtain books for your personal library.
You may wish to abstain from purchasing
books or set a book budget for yourself.
You decide the best way to get control of your TBR pile and read the books you
- Library books (and textbooks) do not count for the challenge. You may use your library to obtain different formats of books you already own and count those towards your goal.
Now Select Your Goal For The Shelf Love Challenge 2016!
- 1-10 books: shake hands with your shelves
- 11-20 books: pat your shelves on the back
- 21-30 books: give your shelves a warm friendly hug
- 31-40 books: regular date night with your shelves
- 41-50 books: my shelves are now my bff
- 51+ books: my shelves and I are going steady
My goal is 11-20 books: pat your shelves on the back!
Hosted by The Bookshelf Gargoyle
* Challengees must read at least one book from each category (listed below). Challengees must read a DIFFERENT book for each category – even if your book title might fit a number of categories, it will only count towards a single category. Challengees are free to choose which category best suits.
1. A book with something related to fighting in the title (eg: Battle Bunny, The Great Snape Debate, The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons)
2. A book with someone’s title in the title: (eg: Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, Dr Jekkyl and Mr Hyde, To Sir with Love)
3. A book with onomatopoeia in the title (eg: Kung Pow Chicken, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Cloud Busting)
4. A book with an object you might find in a boxing gym in the title (eg: The Cat on the Mat is Flat, Bag of Bones, Smoke and Mirrors)
5. A book with an injury (or a word related to or implying an injury) in the title (eg: Heart-Shaped Bruise, These Broken Stars, Scarface Claw)
6. A book with an emotion in the title (eg: Bear Feels Scared, Road Rage, Pride and Prejudice)
7. A book with a word or phrase implying victory in the title (eg: How to Win Friends and Influence People, Danny the Champion of the World, Curious George Gets a Medal)
Hosted by The Worm Hole
The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories (examples of books you could choose are in brackets – I’ve included some from other languages, and translations most definitely count!):
- A country (try not to use ‘Africa’!) Suggestions: Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn, Xiaolu Guo’s I Am China, Martin Wagner’s Deutschland)
- An item of clothing (Su Dharmapala’s Saree, Ann Brashare’s The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, Javier Moro’s El Sari Rojo; Pierre Lemaitre’s Vestido De Novia)
- An item of furniture (Marghanita Laski’s The Victorian Chaise-Longue; C S Lewis’s The Silver Chair; Goslash;hril Gabrielsen’s The Looking-Glass Sisters)
- A profession (Adriana Trigiani’s The Shoemaker’s Wife; Mikhail Elizarov’s The Librarian)
- A month of the year (Elizabeth Von Arnim’s The Enchanted April; Rhoda Baxter’s Doctor January)
- A title with the word ‘tree’ in it (Ai Mi’s Under The Hawthorn Tree; Elle Newmark’s The Sandalwood Tree)