It’s that time of year when we set our blogging and/or life goals.
I’m going to perfectly honest. I didn’t meet any of my blogging goals or life goals for that matter. As for my blogging goals, I seriously overextended myself with challenges. So much so, that I didn’t know which challenges I was participating in. I never incorporated writing and cooking on the blog because I just simply didn’t have the time. It’s something I still want and hope to do in 2020.
- Reading Classic Books Challenge is a challenge I created. There are 12 challenge prompts, Instagram challenges, and giveaways. The cool thing about this challenge is, if you’re participating in The Classics Club 75 books in 5 years, you can do this challenge too. My plan is to pick books off my Classics Club list that apply to the prompts. So, if you’re interested please sign up and join me.
- I’m also a Judge for the Booktube Prize, which I’m super excited about. This will take a good chunk of time because if I’m selected for 1 or multiple rounds I will have to read 6 books in two months.
Every year for the last few years, I scour the interwebs in search of new and exciting reading challenges. I’m always excited to discover new challenges and this year was no different.
BUT . . .
This year I will NOT overextend myself in challenges. I’m participating in 5 reading challenges vs. the 14 from 2019.
I am going down the Goodreads Reading Challenge rabbit hole this year. I’m not sure what I want to set my goal at considering I didn’t meet my initial goal of 48. So, I’m thinking about halving that.
I’ve done the Mount TBR Reading Challenge for a few years now and just like last year I’m going to set my challenge goal at 24, which puts me on Mount Blanc. My plan is to primarily read books I already own. I mean after all my TBR is so out of control. It’s in triple digits.
I’ve done Beat the Backlist Challenge in the past and here we go ago. I have A LOT of books on my Backlist and I really and truly need to get to them. I’m hoping this year will be the year that I knock a few off my list.
I think I’m pretty intentional with reading diversely, but there is always room for improvement. This year I’m participating in the Diversity Reading Challenge. I’m going to follow the 12 mini challenge prompts.
- Diverse folktales/culture/mythology; or diverse retelling; or non-western setting
- POC: Black/African American
- #ownvoices; or gender: female authors in male-dominated genres/non-fiction
- POC: Middle Eastern/South Asian
- POC: East Asian/Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander
- LGBT+ pride summer: sexuality and gender identity
- Mental health/addiction
- POC: hispanic/latinx
- physical/sensory/cognitive/intellectual/developmental disabilities
- POC: Native American
- Religious minorities
ABC Book Challenge – I started this, but didn’t finish. Actually, I think I may have only made it “E”, so I’m going to give it another go. The rules are simple – 1) mention 1 or 2 or more books that were memorable that begin with that weeks letter and 2) a book or books that are still living on your ever-growing TBR
Book Blog Discussion Challenge is a challenge I enjoyed, so I’ll be doing this again. I would love nothing more than to have the Gift of Gab (41+ posts for the year), but that’s not going to happen. Have to stay honest with myself. The reality is I’ll be closer to Creative Conversationalist which is 11-20 posts for the year.
- Book Blog Discussion
- Top Ten Tuesday
- Book Reviews
- Friday 56
- Monthly Wrap Up
|Monday: Blog Discussion|
|Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday||Monday: ABC Book Challenge|
|Wednesday: Review / Reading Update||Monthly|
|Friday: The Friday56||Reading Classic Books Update|