After posting so much about the 2019 reading challenge I’m hosting, it’s time for me to announce which challenges I will be participating in. I enter a lot of challenges each year and tend to complete most of them.
This year, I am not going to maintain a separate page to show my progress because I stopped trying to update that in March of this year. It’s too much work for me to document my progress in an Excel workbook AND on a blog page. Instead, I will talk about my progress once in a while, like in a wrap-up post.
Aussie Author Challenge 2019
Hosted by Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews, the Aussie Author Challenge is all about “showcas[ing] the quality and diversity of the books being produced by Australian authors.” I’ve been interested in reading more Australian books, and I want to read A Thousand Paper Notes, so I think this is a good challenge for me. I don’t have a lot of confidence that I’ll read a lot of books by Aussie authors, so I’m challenging myself to the lowest bar: Wallaby. At this level, you have to read three books by Aussie authors. Of those authors, at least one is female, at least one is male, and at least one is new to me.
By the way, there is a hashtag to follow and use: #AussieAuthor19.
2019 Diversity Reading Challenge
I enjoyed the Platypire Diversity Challenge this year, but I’m going to try a different diversity challenge. The 2019 Diversity Reading Challenge, hosted by Lukten av trykksverte, challenges us to read more diversely. There also aren’t any set levels, so I’m setting my own goal. I plan to read at least 10 diverse books.
2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge
I’ve been very good at meeting or exceeding my goal in years passed. I think I will leave it at 30 books for this year.
12th Annual Graphic Novel & Manga Challenge
Nikki Mansfield hosts the Annual Graphic Novel & Manga Challenge in a Facebook group. For the last 2 years, I have set my goal to Modern Age (12 books), and I’m doing that again.
PWOW 2019 Reading Challenge
This reading challenge is hosted by Isa @ Putting Wings on Words. I’m very tempted to say that I want to challenge myself to three or four different categories, but I need to be realistic with myself. I am challenging myself to follow the prompts in the Formats list: a graphic novel, an audiobook, an illustrated book, a book from the library, and a poetry collection from after 2000. Assuming I finish the one prompt list with relative ease, I will think about picking up another list of prompts.
2019 Book Blogger Discussion Challenge
The purpose of the Book Blog Discussion Challenge, hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight, is to write all of those discussion posts you meant to write. I love participating in the Book Blog Discussion Challenge every year, and I did pretty good this year. This year, I just want to write 11 discussion posts so that I can meet the Creative Conversationalist level. However, I will be very happy with myself if I exceed that goal.
2019 Fanfiction Reading Challenge
Finally, I’m participating in the reading challenge I host here at Cat on the Bookshelf: the Fanfiction Reading Challenge! I’m going to do both Option 1 and Option 2.
I found out that I read over 100 fanfics this year, including incomplete and abandoned stories, so I want to set a goal based on that. For Option 1, I am setting a goal of reading 60 fanfics this year. Since I am pretty confident that I will pass that number, this is what I am setting my levels to:
- Casual Fangirl: 12 fanfics
- Fangirl Lite: 24 fanfics
- Collector Fangirl: 36 fanfics
- Overtaken Fangirl: 48 fanfics
- Analytic Fangirl: 60 fanfics
- Unapologetic Fangirl: 72 fanfics
I’m choosing to set Unapologetic Fangirl to a number higher than my goal because I want to pat myself on the back if I read way more than I planned to read.
For Option 2, I want to hit at least 18 of the items on that list.
Reading Challenge Addict
The Reading Challenge Addict is hosted by Bev @ My Reader’s Block. The whole point is to help you actually complete your challenges. I am determined that this year, I will actually complete every challenge I signed up to do. By that, I mean that I fully intend to complete either all of the eight challenges (counting Option 1 and 2 of the Fanfiction Reading Challenge) above or eight reading challenges this year. I want to be On the Roof (6-10 challenges) addicted to reading challenges.
Are you participating in any reading challenges this year? If you are, what are they? If not, what is one book-related goal you have for 2019?