So last year was a complete wash-out as far as my reading challenges. I tried my hand at hosting two reading challenges and joined a few but did not even get started on half of them. This year, I am keeping my challenges to a lower number (I hope) and retrying my hand at hosting with some updates to just one of the challenges from last year.
Here are my reading/bookish challenges for this year and the books I have in mind for each of them can be found in this shared Google sheet here. Some of the recommendations are right here in this post as well.
Continental Reading Challenge – Here I go again! I am hoping to have some of you join me in this challenge and we can explore the world and beyond together.. 🙂
Deal Me In Short Story Reading Challenge – This was the one I had the most success with last year (relatively speaking) but I still have a big list of stories leftover to read which I plan to reuse for this year’s list!
From last year’s (and the year before) signup post – I love reading short stories for as long as I can remember. Some of my favorite authors include O’ Henry, H.H.Munro, Oscar Wilde, Poe, Hawthorne, as well as Rabindranath Tagore and Munshi Premchand. My love of short stories will make this challenge a breeze, hopefully! — this challenge was gliding along smoothly for a while until at one point, it was like a brake was applied…This year, however, I am trying again – I am reusing my list from last year, only replacing the stories I read already with newer ones. In the cases where I have picked an author, I will select a different short story by the same author if I had completed it last year.
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2019 – Redoing this one as well with hopes for success because I am still lagging behind in reviewing my NetGalley and Edelweiss books and nowhere near the coveted 80%. Will aim for the Gold again this time – 50 books.
Diversify Your Reading Challenge 2019 – This is a new one for me but I think I need this one. 12 books across 12 different genres is what I need to read for this one.
2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge – I signed up for this last year but did not do anything more than sign up…sigh! Now, I plan to actually work on creating discussion posts for this challenge. At least once a month, maybe a roundup post of sorts for the reading done.
Comment 4 Comment Challenge – This challenge is not bookish but bloggish and really simple indeed – it is to ‘leave no comment un-replied and un-returned’.
This is Day 4 of the January Ultimate Blog Challenge, I need to check back to see how many times I have participated in this already. But I love the challenge, and even more, the UBC community! You can click on the links below to check out my previous posts for this month’s UBC. While I have no specific theme going on unlike previous UBCs, it will definitely give you more fun stuff to read 🙂