I was nominated by two wonderful book bloggers, Laura @ The Corner of Laura (thank you so much for inviting me to do your original reading challenge!) and Paige @ YA Books Daily to do this reading challenge! I sort of dipped my toes into reading challenges this year and I’d like to get a few more under my belt! My deadline would be February 12, 2020 so good luck to me!
- Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to this page (otherwise, the original creator won’t get a notification).
- Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post
- Tag 5 or more other people.
- Read books that fit the description. I’ve put some recommendations in the original post to help you pick but you can read anything that fits the brief.
- The deadline for the challenge is six weeks after you were originally tagged (which, statistically, is the point when 80% of people give up their New Year’s Resolutions) e.g. if you were tagged in the original tag, the deadline is 12th February.
- Post a wrap-up when you’re done to show how you got on.
Challenges and My Chosen Books
Exercise More: Read a book longer than 500 pages.
I’ve seen this cover so many times throughout my youth when I was stalking the libraries of the primary, middle and high schools, looking for my next read. I’d like to give it a try this year, although there is little chance I’ll finish this in time.
Bonus challenge: Read a book more than 800 pages or longer.
Learn a New Skill: Read a book from a genre you never usually read.
I started reading this book at the start of the year, so I’ll use it for this challenge. The genre is military sci-fi/dystopia, which is not one I reach for usually because the military gargen bores me.
Bonus Challenge: Read a book outside your comfort genre that was published in 2020/2021.
Save Money: Read a second-hand book.
I picked up this book in the summer of 2019 (those were the days, eh?) ’cause I really wanted to get into cozy mysteries that didn’t take themselves too seriously or were too gritty. This is also a relatively short book, which helps!
Bonus challenge: Read a library book – you don’t have to pay anything for those!
Reduce Stress: Read a happy book.
This is ultimately a happy, silly graphic novel about the Tres Horny Boys (yes, that’s their team name) hunting down the Raven, a mysterious thief with their hands on a powerful relic. The Adventure Zone is always a wild time and never ceases to not be happy in the end!
Bonus challenge: Read a happy book about reducing stress/tackles mental health problems.
Travel More: Read a book set in a foreign country.
Absolutely loved the first volume, and I ran out to get the second and third volumes! This a slice-of-life manga about an ex-yakuza’s days as a stay-at-home house-husband and it’s as hilarious as it sounds.
Bonus challenge: Read a book was originally published in another language.
Spend More Time With Family and Friends: Read something recommended by family or friends.
This re-telling of the Cthulhu Mythos has come highly recommended from a couple of friends and I have a copy so it’s just a matter of getting to it!
Bonus challenge: Read a recommended book that you wouldn’t have picked up otherwise.
Stop Procrastinating: Read a book that’s been on your TBR for over a year.
I’ve had this horror novel on my shelf since 2017 so this might me the year where I bite the bullet, if not for the challenge than for 2021!
Bonus challenge: Read the book at the very bottom of your TBR.
Focus on Self-Care: Read a book focusing on mental health.
This is an ownvoices book about checking into a mental health institute for suicidal attempts that promises a sweet found family. I’m looking forward to getting going on this one.
Bonus Challenge: Read a self-help book and try out one of the pieces of advice it gives for yourself. Let me know how it went in your wrap-up post.
Screw Resolutions, I Quit!: Re-read an old favourite.
This was one of my favourite graphic novels, and I’d to delve back into this world once again!
Bonus Challenge: Re-read an entire series.
I tag you:
- Florence @ Miscellany Pages
- Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad
- Kira Jeanette
- Riddhi B. @ Whispering Stories
- Alexia @ Right Writing Words
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