Although I don’t really blog regularly, I’ve long been a follower of many bookish blogs, and have seen the variety of reading challenges that take place each year. I’ve never really been tempted to jump in; the only challenge I’ve participated in is the one I set for number of books on Goodreads.
This year, I finally met my Goodreads challenge goal of 200 books after trying and failing for several years. Looking back on the books I read (end of year survey soon to come), I definitely noticed some trends. Although I would say this was probably my most diverse reading year, I still read mostly contemporary realistic fiction, and mostly white women. I want to continue to branch out in my reading in regard to genres, authors, and representation in the books I read, so I am finally jumping into a few different reading challenges this year. (As a side benefit, hopefully staying on top of these challenges will actually make me write more regularly. But I make no promises.)
So here are the challenges I’m planning to participate in this year:
While these three are the only official challenges I’m planning to participate in, I’m also hoping to read more adult fiction and nonfiction (YA or adult) this year. I don’t tend to read much of either, so I would like to read at least one adult book and one nonfiction book each month, for a total of 24 books.
And, of course, I’ll be trying to reach my Goodreads challenge goal of 200 books again this year.
What challenges are you participating in this year? Do you set a yearly reading goal? Do you plan out the books you’ll read each month, or are you a mood reader? Let me know!