For the past 4 years I've participated in the Goodreads Reading Challenge.While the Challenge is fine, I don't remember most of the time to go and update my reading list. I'm hoping keeping it right here on the blog will make it easier for me to keep track of everything. I know I read more than 54 books in 2017, but I completed the challenge, so it's not really a huge deal now, is it??
This year, while I'll still be doing the Goodreads Challenge, I've decided to participate in Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge.
This challenge is sponsored by Libby. Are you wondering who Libby is? Well, Libby isn't a person. Libby is the BEST one-tap reading app from OverDrive. By downloading Libby to your smartphone, you can access thousands of eBooks and audiobooks from your library for free anytime and anywhere. You’ll find titles in all genres, ranging from bestsellers, classics, nonfiction, comics and much more. Libby works on Apple and Android devices and is compatible with Kindle.
I LOVE Libby.
So what's this challenge all about? There are 24 tasks, averaging two per month over the course of the next 12 months. You may count one book for multiple tasks or read one book per task. From Book Riot: “We encourage you to push yourself, to take advantage of this challenge as a way to explore topics or formats or genres that you otherwise wouldn’t try." Here is the list and I'll be updating my finished book throughout the year.
- A book published posthumously
- A book of true crime
- A classic of genre fiction (Mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance, etc...) FINISHED: My Name is Mary Sutter
- A comic written and drawn by the same person
- A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
- A book about nature
- A western
- A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
- A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
- A romance novel by or about a person of color
- A children’s classic published before 1980
- A celebrity memoir
- An Oprah Book Club selection
- A book of social science
- A one-sitting book
- The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
- A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
- A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
- A book of genre fiction in translation
- A book with a cover you hate
- A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
- An essay anthology
- A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
- An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
I've finished one book already, so I am right on schedule.
Are you participating in any Reading Challenges in 2018? Which one(s)??