The Re-Read Challenge
Y'all, I can't even tell you how excited I am about hosting this challenge! Kelly and I love re-reading, and we hoped that other bloggers and readers would want to join us in 2015. I think I can speak for both of us when I say that the response has far exceeded our expectations. Who knew that so many of you would want to spend more time re-reading in 2015?! I re-read more books in 2014 than I'd realized: 25 total! So, in an effort to actually challenge myself, I decided to aim higher in 2015.
My Goal: 36 Re-Reads
I'm a little nervous about this number because I don't want to fail at my own challenge! I think this will require me to be a bit more intentional with my reading choices, which is obviously a good thing. I want to spend more time reading things that I love, that move me, that challenge me... and less time on things that I'm reading just because it's there. However, if I maintain my current reading pace, re-reads would still only end comprising about 18% of what I read in a year. So, I ultimately hope to surpass 36 books, but we shall see!
I often re-read based on my mood, so I know I won't be able to follow a strict reading list. But I do have some books that I've been dying re-read. Here's a handful!
And I'm Joining These Challenges, Too:
Dive Into Diversity
When I saw how easy it was to participate in this challenge, I knew I had to sign up! I've never made it a point to track this aspect of my reading, but I think there's never been a better time to start. I love the idea of intentionally seeking out diverse books, so I'm excited to participate in this challenge.
Goal: 12 Diverse Reads
Flights of Fantasy
Over the last few years, I've fallen in love with fantasy. Hosting a fantasy event with Alexa in November was one of my favorite things I did on my blog last year... and fantasy was my second-most read genre in 2014. I never would have imagined that there would be a year where I read more fantasy than historical fiction!
Goal: 18 Fantasy Reads
A Series A Month Challenge
As a series addict, I had to join this informal challenge. I tried to participate in a series challenge last year, but I totally failed at it. Well, I actually did great at reading books that counted for the challenge, but I flopped at participating. So, I decided to try something new this year! I think this will work perfectly for me.
Goal: 12 Series
Book Blogger Organization Challenge
I debated joining ANOTHER challenge, but I just can't resist anything focused on organization. Some of my most popular posts last year were focused on organization tips. So can you blame me for signing up for this challenge, too? I like that there's really no way to fail - any kind of organization counts as progress!
Are you participating in any 2015 challenges?
And am I crazy to join so many?