It's finally time for me to start signing up for reading challenges for this year! I love reading challenges, but I'm really trying to cut back this year. At the end of last year, finishing them all out just became a bit too stressful. So this year, I'm signing up for six. (That still kind of sounds like a lot, I know, but it's definitely less than it could have been!) I'm ready to get started reading and tracking!
It's always one of my goals to read my own books. Last week, I posted about my personal reading goals for the year, including having 50% of the books I read this year be ones I own. The Mount TBR Challenge, hosted by My Reader's Block, will definitely help keep me on track for this. I'm signing up for Mt. Vancouver, which means I need to read 36 of my own books.
I read fewer nonfiction books last year than any year since I started tracking my stats, so I'm signing up for the Nonfiction Reading Challenge hosted by Doing Dewey. We get to set our own goal for this one, and I'm choosing to aim for reading 15 nonfiction books.
This is the Litsy Passport Challenge, which I signed up for through the Litsy app. We chose a number of countries that we wanted to read books from, and then those countries were randomly selected for us. I chose 6 countries, and here's what I got: Armenia, Benin, Ireland, Kiribati, Tokelau, and Brunei. I have to admit that I hadn't even heard of two of those countries, so this will be quite the learning experience for me! I'm also discovering it's hard to find books set in a few of these places, so if you have any ideas, let me know!
Now for the kids' books! I'm again signing up for the Picture Book Challenge, hosted by Becky's Book Reviews. There are a couple ways to go about this challenge, but I'm choosing the checklist of 104 categories. It was a lot of fun to complete the giant checklist last year, and since my one-year-old devours books, I think it can happen again this year!
I LOVE middle grade books, so I definitely had to sign up for the MIddle Grade Reading Challenge, also hosted by Becky's Book Reviews. This one also has a checklist of 104 categories. Thankfully, a book can count towards two different categories (thanks, Christine!), but I still don't think I'll get all of them complete. I'm just going to try my best and see how I do!
And of course I have to sign up for my own challenge, the Newbery Reading Challenge! This year, I'm challenging myself to hit the Avi level, which is 45-59 points (check out the sign-up post to see how the points work). This is a level higher than I've signed up for in the past, but I think I can do it!
My name is Julie, and I own a lot of books. As in, they are stacked on the floor because I've run out of room on the shelves. And those shelves? There are so many books on them that they smile -- not sag; smile. This blog will cover book reviews and all manner of other bookish things.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.