For this year, I have five main challenges I’m participating in:
- The Book-olopy Challenge
This challenge is based on the Monopoly game. There is a printable game board with spaces that have reading prompts. You choose how many books you want to read per month and make that many plays on the board to determine what kind of books you will be reading.
I rolled the dice three times and came up with these three prompts:
*College Corner – I’ll read Freaky in Fresno. *Fae Fairway – I’ll read Whisper. *Retelling – I’ll read Unbirthday.
You can find out all the details about this challenge here.
2. The Unread Shelf Challenge
I have participated in this challenge for the last several years, and the idea is to read unread books from your own shelves. I have a ton of unread books on my shelves, so this challenge is perfect for me.
My first pick for this challenge is Unbirthday by Liz Braswell. You can find all the details about this challenge here.
3. The Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge
The challenge is a little different this year. Instead of having random prompts, you go through some evaluation exercises and create your own list of prompts.
There are also some prompt lists for various types of reading. Since my reading time is my relaxing time, I’ll be checking off the prompts for “Reading for Comfort”, and my first read for this challenge is Little Women.
You can find all the details about this challenge here.
4. The Beachcomber’s Mystery Reading Challenge
The idea behind this challenge is to fill up four “beach bags” (cards with prompts). Each beach bag has a theme: Detectives, Victims, Weapons, and Crime Scenes. As you find each thing from the cards in your books, you mark it off.
My first pick for this challenge is The First to Die.
You can find all the details for this challenge here.
5. The Fairytale Reading Challenge
This is the challenge I am hosting! 🙂 This is a monthly challenge – each month has been assigned a fairytale, and you can read the original fairytale, a retelling(s), or both.
January’s fairytale is Alice in Wonderland. My primary read will be Unbirthday by Liz Braswell, but I would also like to reread the original story as well as Splintered by A. G. Howard and The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. Check out all the details and get a printable bookmark here.
What about you? What reading challenges will you be participating in this year? Let me know in the comments!