If you’ve been reading my blog since last year, you’ll know that I decided not to do any reading challenges in 2014. For the full story, see this post.
Since that time, a lot has changed in my life and I read significantly more frequently, so I have decided that it is time to sign up for some reading challenges yet again!
I’ve decided to stick to more relaxed challenges only. I went through the Novel Challenges list and discounted any challenges with rules that were too strict. I’m not interested in challenges that require me to stick to one goal – I want to be able to challenge myself more if I’m doing well.
I hope to stick to the spirit of 2014 – reading for fun – and on that note I am going to try to resist the temptation to create a spreadsheet! Let’s see how long THAT lasts…
British Books Challenge
DONE – I’ve already beat the goal of reading 12 books by British authors in 2015!
I last attempted the British Books Challenge in 2011 and I managed 7 books out of the 12 I originally planned to read. As I found it so hard I avoided it in subsequent years, but for 2015 it is being run by the wonderful Michelle at Fluttering Butterflies who is a) lovely and b) persistent, so I found it impossible to resist! As should you…hint hint.
British Books I’ve Read So Far This Year:
1. Five Children and It, by E. Nesbit
2. Trouble, by Non Pratt
3. The Bookshop Book, by Jen Campbell
4. Beware The Dwarfs, by Terri Paddock
5. Gypsy Girl, by Kathryn James
6. Elizabeth is Missing, by Emma Healey
7. Remix, by Non Pratt
8. The Sin Eater’s Daughter, by Melinda Salisbury
9. Wintersmith, by Terry Pratchett
10. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
11. The Lost and the Found, by Cat Clarke
12. The Year of the Rat, by Clare Furniss
13. Crow Mountain, by Lucy Inglis
14. Have a Little Faith, by Candy Harper
15. Keep the Faith, by Candy Harper
16. Lorali, by Laura Dockrill
Dive into Diversity Reading Challenge
A very general diversity challenge, with no specific goal? YES PLEASE. I have tried more specific diversity challenges in the past and failed miserably.
Fairytale Retelling Reading Challenge
Because I love fairytale retellings with all my heart, and I couldn’t resist adding this pretty button to the list! All my reading challenge buttons are quite pretty.
I’m aiming for the first level – Prince Charming: 1-4 books.
2015 Classics Challenge
I got talked into this one on Twitter, but I’d already read one book that qualified at the time and had another lined up!
1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by Frank L. Baum
2. Five Children and It, by E Nesbit
DONE – though I only read two of the previously-unread Artemis Fowl books in February, it took me until July to finish the series!
The TBR Double Dog Dare
DONE – I only read books I already owned until April 1st with the following exceptions:
- books for my book club
- books I get sent for review that I REALLY want
- books for #FinishItFeb