My original plan was to focus on the Goodreads Challenge only, as I didn't manage to complete any of my challenges in 2013. Too much pressure all around. But, as a self-diagnosed sufferer of challenge-acceptitis, I simply can't seem to resist!
Goodreads Reading Challenge
This is more of a way for me to keep track of my books, but it's labeled as a challenge so I'm counting it! I didn't make my 2013 goal and only read 66 out of 100 books, but I have high hopes for 2014! Shooting for 100 again, but secretly hoping to read more.
What's In A Name 7
This will be hosted by The Worm Hole this year, and she's come up with some interesting categories!
The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories (examples of books you could choose are in brackets):
- A reference to time (Eleven Minutes, Before Ever After)
- A position of royalty (The People’s Queen, The Last Empress, The Curse Of The Pharaoh)
- A number written in letters (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, A Tale Of Two Cities)
- A forename or names (Rebecca, Eleanor & Park, The Unfinished Work Of Elizabeth D.)
- A type or element of weather (Gone With The Wind, Red Earth Pouring Rain)
- Books can be any format (print, audio, ebook).
- It’s preferred that the books don’t overlap with other challenges, but not a requirement at all.
- Books cannot overlap categories (for instance my first example, Eleven Minutes, could be used for category 1 or 3 but not both).
- Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!
- You don’t have to make your list of books beforehand, you can choose them as you go.
- You don’t have to read your chosen books in any particular order.
Hosted by Workaday Reads, I decided to do this one again in order to keep track of how many ebooks I manage to read. I love my nook and the convenience of carrying around an entire library with me wherever I go! And being able to accept eGalleys has led to some great review opportunities! My goal on this one will be 25 eBooks.
- This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014.
- Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger. If you don’t have a blog, you can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).
- Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.
- You can plan your books in advance or as you read them.
- When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the E-Book Reading Challenge.
- Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2014, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
Good luck to everyone who signed up for challenges this year!