Tuesday, December 29, 2015
2015 Challenges Past & 2016 Challenges Ahead
In 2015 I really, really reduced the number of Reading Challenges I took on. Part of this was because I am doing so much non-blog reading that occupies my time, and part of it was because the challenges I have been doing are huge and lengthy projects.
These are the challenges I participated in during 2015.
Century of Books
Read one book for each year of the 20th century. While I had intended to complete this challenge over two years, it looks as if I will be stretching it to three years! Continuing on, I have 67 read, so 33 left to go.
I enjoyed participating in this yearly challenge once again. This year I only hoped to get one book read -- but I ended up reading three!
Black Feathers / Robert J. Wiersema
Lolly Willowes / Sylvia Townsend Warner
Fairy Tale / Alice Thomas Ellis
Canadian Book Challenge
For this challenge, I've reviewed 7 books so far; I have a lot more waiting to be reviewed, so I'll need to get at least 6 more reviews posted to reach the goal of 13. And then any extras to add to the total!
I missed out on a few short-term challenges and activities that I've enjoyed before, due to time constraints -- the Diversiverse event hosted by Aarti and Dewey's Readathon (since I was once again working that entire weekend -- seems that way nearly every year!) Hope I'll get back to those in 2016.
Challenges for 2016
I'm going to be continuing on with my Century of Books project, and continuing with the Canadian Book Challenge, as always. The only new year-long project I am taking on is this one:
Women's Classic Literature Event
The idea is simply to read classics written by women, at your own pace, for the duration of 2016. Classic is loosely defined as pre-1960 women's writing of all kinds. For this event, I'll read some more of the Century of Books list but also add in a few more outside of the "no rereads, no repeat authors" parameters I've set myself for that particular list.
I may pick up a few of the time-limited and/or seasonal challenges on my way through the year as well, but my year-long projects are the three above, which will all be interconnected and overlapping as well.
How about you? Are you taking on lots of challenges this year? Are you pro/con reading challenges?