Because let’s be honest: I wouldn’t be ME if I didn’t have my hands in as many different jars as possible. I mean seeeeeeriously. Also, reading challenges help me read more, which helps me review more, which helps me….er…. well, something to do with books and recommendations at the very least.
Now, I’ll admit it: I was TERRIBLE about the challenges I signed up for for this last year. I mean, I still DID them….but….when it came to checking in? Linking up? Actually PARTICIPATING in the thing?!?!?!?! Yeah, I failed. I AM DETERMINED, though, to rock this thing in 2017 and actually DO! THE! THING!
And by that I mean complete and total participation. For the win! Because…why not?! New year, fresh start, and all that hoopla.
HUGE THANKS to Nicole @ Feed Your Addiction for this HANDY DANDY CHALLENGE GUIDE ! I’d be so lost without her, and honestly… I was just thinking this morning, before I started my daily blog-hop session, how I needed to get on top of figuring out what challenges I wanted to do. SO YAY, good timing! Thanks again, Nicole!
So…. LET’S DO THIS! (remember–click the image to go to the challenge page!)
We’re going back to school but this time your in charge of the assigned reading list!
Ready to join Michelle and I for the 2017 Reading Assignment Challenge!?
So…according to the rules, I need to pick a LEVEL to participate in. I’m going to say…let’s go with 3 books a month. YES, 3!!!! books I’ll need to figure out and plan ahead for! 3!!!! books a month from the HOARD of books I already own, because let’s not make this easy and use review books okay? I can so do this. I think I’ll do…1 NEWLY added book, and 2 books that’ve been sitting around on my shelves for AAAAGES. Because balance, y’all.
SO. MUCH. YES! I can’t wait, I’m super excited now!
The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2017
your bowls must be full of one book for each letter of the Alphabet.
I’m just going to wing this one. I’ll fill out the letters I can as I go along, and then fill in whatever empty spaces I have. I did this before for a goodreads challenge and I totally rocked it, so.
The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the categories.
This one’s pretty self explanatory I think. I LOOOOVE challenges like this, that make me think outside the box at times. YAY creativity!
This reading challenge is pretty simple: only read books by women writers for one year. Bonus: Review it in as many places as possible – blog, Goodreads, Twitter, smoke signals, whatever gets the word out about fabulous women writers. I’ll be using #womenwriters2017 on Twitter and Instagram
I chose to participate in this one because… I already?!?!?! read SO MANY?!?!?! women writers. Seriously, guys, you’ve no idea–the ratio of women to men writers on my “read” list is like….. I don’t even want to guess at the ratio, but women FAR OUTWEIGH the men and I don’t even do this on purpose!
I’m gonna start the Pride and Prejudice Project. Yay! You may be wondering, what does that mean? . Well, it means once a month I’m gonna be posting a review of a book that is based on or is a sort retelling of Pride and Prejudice or maybe a review for a movie adaptation or a TV show or a web series based on Pride and prejudice. I will review one of those things every month or post some sort of bookish list related to Pride and Prejudice.
I mean….c’mon, this project is literally CALLING MY NAME okay?!
And that’s that! I’m SO excited, this next year’s going to be ROOOOOCKIN’.
Are you participating in any of these/any other reading challenges in 2017? Which ones?! Let me know, or link me to your challenge pages below!
Until next time, happy book-ing!