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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Reading Challenges 2015

Challenged by Challenges

Reading Challenges are so alluring: the camaraderie, the glittering goals, the sense of achievement. So why have challenges not worked for me? Two types of challenges have worked for me in the past: classics challenges, and TBR challenges. Even though I told myself I wasn't going to do this any more, here are the reading challenges I just couldn't resist for 2015.

It's not a challenge, see? It's a Double Dog Dare. The TBR Double Dog Dare hosted by James at James Reads Books will help me reach two of my goals for 2015: spending less money on books, and reading more of the books I already own.

Guys, I've been stockpiling books from Europa for about three years. They's so easy to find because of the distinctive design of their spines. So the challenge works really well with my TBR plan. Marie at The Boston Bibliophile is the genius behind this challenge: The Europa Challenge.

Hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate, The Back to the Classics Challenge will help me work away at my Classics Club list (and reading the classics is one of my goals for 2015).

I know I'm tempting fate, but there is one last irresistible challenge:
Hosted by Passages to the Past. Since I'm finding I love historical fiction more than I realized, this challenge is perfect for me.

Have you signed up for any reading challenges for 2015?


bermudaonion said...

Good luck!

Lisa said...

I need to get to more of my Classics Club books, too, this year. My TBR challenge list is loaded with them to help me. Good luck!