For several years now, people have been telling me (and by that, I mean speaking of it within range of my unnaturally (according to my husband) acute hearing) about their reading challenges.
I must admit, I’ve been intrigued. But I have issues, not the least of which is that I hate being told what to do. “Only female authors,” or “Read a book with a color in the title,” or “Read a romance in which there are no single people.” Honestly, some of the categories feel kind of arbitrary.
To be fair, the so-called list I came up with on my own was fairly lacking in direction. “Read twenty-four books: 6 sci-fi, 6 fantasy, 6 non-fiction and 6 of something else. Women authors, maybe?” Anyway, that might be a little too loosely structured, even for me.
But I did some research and discovered some pretty interesting and fun ideas. My top three are the Book Bingo 2020 challenge and the Swords & Stars Reading Challenge, and the Nerd Daily 2020 Reading Challenge. I’m leaning heavily to the first two because I think they’ll be easiest to adapt to my own 4 x 6 non-list.
Along the way, I found a great resource for finding books to fit any list you may have chosen. Where, you ask? On Goodreads Listopia, of course. Fair warning, I almost fell down the literary rabbit hole on this one folks. So many great books, so little time.
So, I think I’m going to shoot for a Book Bingo Blackout. How about you? Do you do book challenges? Which ones are your favorite? Tell me about it in the comments. Whatever you choose, I hope you conquer, mightily.