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Book challenges are nothing new. We have all seen them around on various social media and blog posts for ages. But I haven’t participated in any. I always thought I wouldn’t complete it and embarrass myself or it would become very stressful for me and not be fun anymore.
Last weeks horror recommendations from Book Riot ( which I loved) started me down a rabbit hole on their website. Trust me, not a bad place to be for book lovers. As I was reading I found next years reading challenge. And I knew this is the one I will participate in.
I had been considering this for a while. The last two years, while listening to Reading Glasses and other book podcasts end of year wrap up, the hosts talk about their reading challenges and which books they need to read to get them complete. Each year I think to myself, this sounds like fun, I’m gonna do it! And then either forget about it or put it off.
But not this year. I have picked one to start next year and started my personal ball rolling for the #ReadHarder Challenge by Book Riot.
2022 Read Harder Challenge by Book Riot.
This year I am planning ahead and preparing so I will not forget and lessen my chances at failure. And my TBR pile will go down considerably, one can hope.
⚜I have decided on the challenge I will participate in.
This one was easy. Once I read the monthly topics for the challenge, I knew this one would work for me. I only looked at four challenges and two of them were a lot more vague than this one. I’m one of those readers that sometimes need more help finding the book that will capture my attention. These challenges are more specific, which I think will help me.
⚜I have written down each months challenges.
This challenge has some great ones to choose from. I have found several I’m excited for, like read a romance where at least one of the protagonists is over 40, or read a book with an asexual or aromantic main character.
⚜I have placed it in a place with easy access.
I wrote the checklist down on the bottom of my diy monthly blogging pages. My thinking was I could see what I need to read and where I can schedule time to find and read my challenge books.
Another good thing that Book Riot is doing for participants is, if you need recommendations for each topic, you can sign up for a monthly email with suggestions.
⚜I am excited!
Being excited is not really a plan, it’s more of a mood, I think, but I plopped it on there.
I am very excited to start 2022 off with a bang and do my first reading challenge. Wish me luck and I hope it’s as fun as it sounds. And I will also be doing this along with my yearly goodreads goal.
Now I’d like to hear from you.
Now you know what I plan to participate in., what reading challenge or challenges will you do in 2022? Is there one or more you have complete every year? Is there one you recommend for readers? Let us know in the comments below.
And As Always…
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