This is the third post in the last seven days that has something to do with books and reading. I suppose that counts as proof that I love that world. The only book challenge that I’ve completed properly is perhaps the Goodreads Reading Challenge. In addition to that, I thought of taking up a couple of other reading challenges too.
Erin’s Book Challenge 8.0
I chanced upon this reading challenge in Sanch’s post, and it felt interesting and quite doable. Ten books in four months, one under each of the categories. There’s a Facebook group for the challenge too. I’ve chosen books that will fit the bill, so hopefully, I can get this done.
- Freebie (i.e. any book with 200+ pages) (5 points)
- Drop Shot, by Harlan Coben
- Book that starts with the letter L (10 points)
- (The) Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
- Book with a (mostly) Red cover (10 points)
- Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz
- Book with the name of a character in the title (15 points)
- A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
- Book from Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books With Plot Twists (20 points)
- The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- Book with Home or House in the title (20 points)
- Crooked House, by Agatha Christie
- Book with an author whose first and last names begin with the same letter (25 points)
- Karna’s Wife, by Kavita Kané
- Book originally in a different language (30 points)
- One Part Woman, by Perumal Murugan
- Book where most of the action takes place on transportation (30 points)
- Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie
- Book where the character has a debilitating physical illness (35 points)
- Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
PopSugar Reading Challenge 2018
PopSugar gives 40+12 Reading Categories to challenge the bookworm each year. I’ve not tried any year before, but will give it a shot this time. I don’t know if I will complete the challenge, because the categories this year are a bit tricky, but I will definitely attempt to do it! You can check the categories on their website, and see if you want to try too. It’s too big to make a list for, but I think I’ll be able to combine books across reading challenges, so that’s good. I know I will be able to read a book from at least a few of the categories mentioned.
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2018
The Goodreads Reading Challenge 2018 is quite simple. I’ve to target a certain number of books I aim to read this year. And see if I can reach that mark, or even shoot past it. Last year (or rather this year 2017), I put my reading target as 50, and did get to that mark. So for 2018 too, I will keep that. If I manage to read more, well and good. But 50 is what I hope to finish.
Here’s hoping 2018 goes well with regards to reading, and maybe this time next year, I can do a recap of the books read, like I did for 2017.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
27th December, 2017)