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Looking Forward To 2019 – Reading Challenges Part 1

on November 15, 2018

I started this blog in 2010 and for pretty much every year, I’ve participated in reading challenges. Probably only that first year, having started the blog in May, and this year, have been challenge free. I made the decision to go challenge free for this year because I’d done quite a lot of challenges and I was getting a bit burnt out. I’ve enjoyed the freedom and the lack of having to check for books to make up requirements but at the same time, I’ve also missed being part of challenges. So that’s why next year I’ll be getting back into doing some!

Recently on instagram I came across the Reading Women Challenge hosted by the Reading Women Podcast. I read a lot of women and I’m always looking to kind of broaden my representation as well and this seems like a really good way to do that.

I’m really quite excited about this. Now some people probably have a list of books picked out for a challenge before the challenge even starts but I actually haven’t done that. Although I do have a Jhumpa Lahiri book that’s been on my shelf for a little while and I think a Jesmyn Ward one too, so there’s the bonus ones sorted. But in terms of the rest I’m probably going to wing it or search around for recs….some I won’t know until I get a book and think that it’ll be a good fit for a category. I see some categories that I’ll be able to check off easily (romance, children’s, historical, etc) but others will definitely require some searching out, which is half the fun! Finding new authors, exploring new locations, learning new things. This challenge feels really comprehensive in that there’s such a broad range of topics but that they can also be adapted in many different ways and you can probably be as adventurous as you like with it, or stick to a lot of familiar things too.

Check out the challenge page for more info and some recs. The challenge runs from Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2019. And if you have a book to recommend that you think will fit one of the challenge prompts, definitely let me know.

3 responses to “Looking Forward To 2019 – Reading Challenges Part 1

  1. […] this might be a good contender to actually get read in 2019. Recently I decided to take part in the Reading Women Challenge, hosted by the Reading Women Podcast. One of the ‘bonus’ categories is read a title by […]

  2. […] and I’ve decided to step back in for 2019. I’ve already signed up for one (see this post) and this is the second one I’ll be participating in. I’ve actually participated in […]

  3. […] will be relatively easy to me (the Australian Women Writers Challenge) but I’m also doing the Reading Women Challenge and that requires some planning and acquiring books from the library etc. So I want to knock a few […]

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