Jolly Christmas and happy holidays! It’s almost the new year, which means I need to sign up for new challenges. I’m keeping a few challenges from 2017 and joining new challenges, including one that I created.
2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge
Of course, I’m participating in my own Fanfiction Reading Challenge. In this challenge, the goal is to read many chapters of fanfiction because fanfics are serialized and not always completed. I welcome you to join it.
I’m aiming for the Tuxedo level (300-399 chapters), specifically 300 chapters.
2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge
Last year, I proved to myself that I could make it to the Creative Conversationalist level. (I am also the featured blogger for December 2017.) As much as I would like to shoot for Chatty Cathy, I think it’s still reasonable for me to do the Creative Conversationalist level. Instead of writing the minimum 11, I will aim for 14.
Goodreads Reading Challenge
I’m sticking to a safe 60 books again. It’s a nice, solid number.
Graphic Novels & Manga Reading Challenge
The Graphic Novels & Manga Reading Challenge, hosted by Nicola @ Graphic Novels Challenge, This year the challenge is on Facebook. This is one of two challenges that I have to track there, which I’ve never done before. We’ll see what happens.
I’m aiming for the Modern Age (12 books) again. I’ve been successful with this in 2017, so I think it will work again for 2018.
Library Love Challenge
Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and Brooke Blogs are hosting the Library Love Challenge again. I had fun with this challenge last year, and it showed me how much I use my library. I will aim for the Thrifty Reader level (24 books).
Platypire Diversity Challenge
We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
*We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.
I read more explicitly diverse books, most of them with LGBTQIA characters, than I expected this year, so I want to read more this year. I see that there are monthly challenges, but I assume that I can read books that don’t match the featured diversity of the month. I’m aiming for the Intermediate Status (11-20 books).
YA Reading Challenge
Whole Latte Ideas is hosting the 2018 YA Reading Challenge. I read a lot of YA, so I’m excited to find a challenge for it. I’ll commit to reading 10 YA and New Adult books.
Les Misérables Chapter-a-Day Read-Along
Nick @ One Catholic Life is hosting a read-along for Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. Apparently, there are exactly 365 chapters in the unabridged classic, which makes it perfect for reading every single day of next year.
I’ve wanted to read Les Misérables since I watched one of the movie adaptations, but it was one of those bucket-list classics that everyone says they want to read. I only had a real desire to read it after watching the 2012 movie with Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. I want to know what’s in the actual book and hopefully love the book as much as the musical. While I didn’t specifically want to read the book in 2018 until I saw the challenge, it’s been on my TBR for a while. Why not take advantage of a reading challenge that would help me complete it?
I’m nervous about reading this since I can’t get into Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but the the first few chapters of Les Mis (the Lee Fahnestock translation) are readable to me so far. So, I’m hopeful. I also hope that finding others who are participating and that following the read-along-related posts will encourage me to keep going.
Obviously, the goal is to read the whole thing. I’m going to keep track of the goal by tracking which chapter I’m on.
Language Learning Reading Challenge
The Language Learning Reading Challenge, hosted by Shannon @ Eurolinguiste, encourages you in reaching your language-learning goals through reading. It covers everything from language and learning techniques to culture and history.
Before I get into my goals, I am absolutely studying Japanese and German. I am trying to pick up two other languages on top of that, but I’ll see where that goes by the end of January.
I don’t think I can or will participate every month, at least in original posts on this blog. For my own personal blogging, I am aiming to participate in at least four of the months (about four books). I will otherwise try to comment on others’ posts about it.
Reading Challenge Addict
As I proved for 2017, I am a Reading Challenge Addict. It’s just more of a problem to complete every challenge I sign up for. While I don’t see myself completing every challenge for 2017, I will do my best to complete every challenge above.
I’m signing up with the goal of completing 9 challenges, hopefully the ones above. I will count other reading challenges, such as the Tome Topple reading challenges as possible fill-ins as the year goes on, in the event that it looks like I won’t be completing certain challenges.
Are you joining any of the reading challenges above or different challenges? If you’re looking to join a reading challenge, Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction maintains a list of 2018 challenges.