Challenge: A test of one’s abilities or resources in a demanding but stimulating undertaking.
I want to challenge myself in my reading this year. I want to read books that will take me outside of my normal realm of reading. I want books that will bring a different perspective to my life and help bring about new thought. I want to find new areas of interest that I never knew I had. I want to think. I want to grow. I want a new perspective. All of these challenges I’m stating my participation in will satiate these desires of mine—whether I’m reading more of a genre I’m still new to (YA) or learning about different cultures, or reading something that requires a bit more mind power. My reading will, as always, be fun and entertaining but I really want to focus on flexing my mind and interacting with new ideas.
There were a ton of really great challenges out there but for my first year in participating in challenges I just wanted to do a handful of them. I hope to focus on a new country next year and find challenges for genres I don’t typically read (maybe poetry or fantasy?). I’m excited!!
This one is hosted at my other blog — The Broke and the Bookish! I want to read more non-fiction this year. I slacked this year!
I’m really excited to do this challenge! I don’t think I’ve ever read any South Asian literature! Books need to be either BY a South Asian author OR set in South Asia (or about it). This is definitely going to be a challenge for me and I’m excited because she has a whole database set up that helps you find books and authors! I’m going for 5 books which would make me a South Asian Explorer!
I’m excited to participate in this challenge that Kristi set up! Up until this past year I never really read too much YA so I’m thinking this will be a good challenge for me to introduce me to some of the up-and-coming YA authors!
I’m joining this challenge because I really haven’t read any YA Historical fiction so I’d like to figure out how YA Historical Fiction compares to the adult historical fiction I’ve read (which isn’t too much, hence my participation in another Historical Fiction challenge). I’m going for a Level 1 on this one.
As I mentioned before, I haven’t really read too much Historical Fiction so I’m going to try and read more this year. This one will be a nice overlap with the YA Historical Fiction challenge because this one includes all sorts of Historical Fiction. I’m going to go for 10 books for this challenge which is pretty ballsy of me but I need a challenge.
I love reading the classics…in theory. I’ve loved the ones I’ve read but I keep putting them off. More classics this year thanks to Sarah.