Reading Challenges & One Library App To Rule Them All!


The Best Reading Challenges of 2015

It’s a new year and that means time for a new reading challenge …. or two 😉

I love reading challenges. Not because I finish them and have a sense of accomplishment… Oh no. That would be silly. No, I love taking part in reading challenges because it helps me narrow down my choices. See, without a guideline to choose from I will literally stand in an isle of books and want to read them all! It’s pathetic really.

So, I use book challenges as a way to help me narrow my focus and give me suggestions on what to read next. I rarely ever complete the challenges but I sure do love starting them.

This year, instead of taking part in a global challenge, I decided to make my own.

 

Challenge #1: The Ultimate Reading Challenge for Romance ReadersThe

With this challenge I wanted to broaden my experience in the romance genre.

Usually I stick to Paranormal Romance and Romantic Suspense with some Erotic Romances thrown in for spice 😉

Though I’ve been devouring romance novels since I was a teenager, there are sub-genres I’ve never even laid eyes on.

Like, for instance, African American Romances and Gothic Romances. I’ve never even read a Holiday Romance which is just plain wrong!

So, this year I am going to right that wrong and read them all! Anyone with me???

Basically, what I want to do is choose a different story form each time I choose a sub-genre to read from. I also want to pick a book from a New Author and a book from a Popular Author from each sub-genre as well. If you are having a hard time find a New Author then just pick an author that is new to you.

Since we all know how important reviews are for authors I also want to leave an honest review for each book I’ve read.

If you want to participate then save the infographic I made above for reference. Also, feel free to invite anyone you want. The more the merrier!

You can see the books that I have chosen, track my progress and see my reviews through my Goodreads Shelf : Romance Reader Challenge 2015  and searching for #RomanceReaderChallenge2015

 

Challenge #2: The Most Epic Reading Challenge for Avid Readers

The Most Epic Reading Challenge of 2015I love books.

All books.

Yet, when I go to read a book I reach for the same type of book over and over and over again.

I call myself an Avid Reader but I only avidly read one or two genres throughout the year.

This year I want to rectify that. I want to read a book from every category in the Amazon book section. EVERY Category!! (except Calendars and Children’s Books)

I know it sounds kind of crazy but in the end I think it will be a lot of fun.

Who knows I might find a new favorite genre out of this!

What I’m hoping to do is choose a different form of literature with each book. I also want to alternate between Fiction and Non-Fiction. Then I want to browes each category until I find a book that sounds interesting.

I can take the category as literal or vague as I want.

What do I mean by that?

Well let’s say I want to find a Non-Fiction Novel in the Art Category. Then maybe I will look for art books that focus on Body Acceptance…etc…

I want to have some fun with this challenge and see what gems I can uncover.

Are you with me???

If you want to participate then save the infographic I made above for reference. Also, feel free to invite anyone you want. The more the merrier!

You can see the books that I have chosen, track my progress and see my reviews through my Goodreads Shelf : Avid Reader Challenge 2015 and searching for #AvidReaderChallenge2015

Stay Tuned

Friday @ 9amBody Love Mantras, Personal Goals and Self Help Books

Monday @ 9amDiversity in Romance. Does That Even Exist?

  • Do you like to have reading goals? Let's Chat Graphic
  • Have you ever completed a reading challenge?
  • What do you think of the books I’ve decided to read for my challenges?
Advertisements

About Darla G. Denton, Writer

I am a Contemporary Romance Writer for Curvy women and the men who love them.
This entry was posted in Reader Resources and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Reading Challenges & One Library App To Rule Them All!

  1. Pingback: Body Love Mantra’s, Personal Goals & Self Help Books | Darla G. Denton

  2. winterbayne says:

    Well, I am FINALLY following you on GR. Way past time for that. My reading goals are the same as last year. 52 books, one non-fiction book a month (usually a writing craft book). I have to go with a flow with reading. It is very at the moment, impulse choices. So, I don’t plan anything ahead of time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I am actually excited about these challenges I’ve made. It was fun finding all the books for all the categories that caught my interest. I’m already reading a book off of the Avid Reader Challenge: North and South. 🙂 I hope I end up reading all the books on my lists lol

      Like

  3. Pingback: Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts about The Curvy Life | Darla G. Denton

  4. Pingback: Writing Goals, Desires of Organization and the Devices That Make It Possible | Darla G. Denton

  5. Pingback: What Are The Most Popular Sub Genres in Romance & How Do They Compare? | Darla G. Denton

  6. Pingback: What Should You Read Next? How About The RITA Finalists of 2015 | Darla G. Denton

  7. Pingback: Top 10 Blog Posts About Writing, Reading and Body Confidence | Darla G. Denton

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s