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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Reading Challenges for 2010

I am shamelessly stealing this idea from Helen at Helen Loves Books and putting all my challenge information for 2010 in one post. I agree with her that it will be interesting to see what progress I make with each challenge throughout the year.

If any of these challenges strike your fancy, then follow the link to the appropriate blog and sign up!

Bottoms Up! Challenge hosted by Ellz Readz. Pull 1-3 books off your TBR pile per month and read them, finally! I'm taking my challenge a step further- if I don't get around to reading the 3 books I selected, I'm just passing them along to a good home. This dovetails nicely with the Reading from My Shelves challenge, which I'm also doing.

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Speculative Fiction Challenge, hosted by Book Chick City. I'm challenging myself to read 24 speculative fiction books, crossovers are okay.
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Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. I'm challenging myself to read 30 YA books that are by debut authors and published in 2010.
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Year of the Historical Challenge hosted by Lurve a la Mode.
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Young Readers Challenge, hosted by Becky at Zero-to-Eight.
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Reading From My Shelves challenge, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea.
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Caldecott and Newbery Challenge hosted by Bri at Bri Meets Books.
I'm challenging myself to read all the Caldecott winners. Crossovers okay. This one gets a separate post since there are so many books- stay tuned!

Support Your Local Library Challenge, hosted by J.Kaye at J.Kaye's Book Blog.
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The Young Adult Reading Challenge, hosted by J.Kaye at J.Kaye's Book Blog.
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Marple-Poirot-Holmes Challenge, hosted by At Pemberley.
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Dystopian Challenge hosted by Parajunkee's View.
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iWere Challenge hosted by Book Soulmates. Read as many were books as I can this year.

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It seems like a lot, but part of the fun for me is going to be seeing how to maximize crossovers for the best effect. Of course, as the year goes on, I can certainly add challenges as I finish these as well. Fun times ahead!

What challenges are you doing for next year?

7 comments:

Kals said...

Thank you for joining the Marple Poirot Holmes Challenge! I hope you enjoy it =)

Helen said...

Glad you liked the idea, Emily! Good luck with the challenges. :)

J. Kaye said...

Welcome to the Young Adult and Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge! 2010 is going to be a fun year!

Emily said...

@Kals you're welcome, thanks for hosting it!

@Helen Thanks again- I'm really excited for these challenges.

@J.Kaye Thanks for the welcome and thanks for being such a great host!

The Story Siren said...

YAY! Thanks for joining the 2010 debut author challenge! It's going to be so much fun! Happy reading! And good luck on them all!

Daisy Whitney said...

Good luck with all your reading goals!!

Book Chick City said...

Hi Emily, welcome to the Speculative Fiction challenge. I'm glad you've joined and gone for the obsessed! It should be lots of fun - enjoy! :)

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