I discovered reading challenges last year and quickly fell in love. I signed up for a bunch and then promptly forgot to do much about them. So now that we're wrapping up 2014 (please somehow tell me how that's possible) I've decided I'm going to be far more organized this year! I loved all the challenges I signed up for and I actually accomplished most of them but because I wasn't really paying all that much attention I missed out a bit on the fun. So 2015 is the year of getting my act together on challenges and I'm starting with this post. The information will also be available on my Reading Challenges page in the next week or so.
There are so many challenges out there and I really want to do all of them but I'm trying to actually try moderation for 2015 (which will be another slogan for the year) I decided to limit myself to 5.
1. The Foodies Read Challenge hosted by Vicky from I'd Rather Be At the Beach
Any food related book - cookbook, memoir, fiction, nonfiction - count towards this. I'm going to go for the Chef de Cuisine level which is 14 to 18 books.
This is a new challenge for me but I've been wanting to use my library more so I'm excited about this one. I'm going with Intermediate Level which is 12 to 16 checkouts. It counts regular books, audio and e-books so I'm hoping I can get it done! It'll be fun to try!
3. The Alphabet Soup Challenge hosted by Escape with Dollycas
This is the challenge I'm the most nervous about completing! This involves books of any format but you try to read at least one book that starts with each letter of the alphabet. She does give us a little gift and for Q, X and Z the letter just need to appear in the title. I'm taking the first option which involves filling in as you read versus starting with a list.
4. Reading Road Trip hosted by She's Got Books on Her Mind
Even though I love a really gorgeous setting I don't often pay all that much attention to the actual location of books. This challenge is about traveling to as many states as possible with books but only 1 state per book. So if I'm reading a road trip book where they're driving down the East Coast if I counted that book for South Carolina than I couldn't count it for Virginia. I'm really excited about trying to get as many states in as possible. I'm going for challenge level - Wayfarer which is 21 - 30. I'll need serious luck on this one!
Berls at Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle at Because Reading. Because I'm chicken I'm signing up for Level 2 which is 12 books or 1 book/month. Here's my list:
January: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
February: Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers
March: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
April: Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
May: Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier
June: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
July: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
August: Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
September: Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
October: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
November: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
December: Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson
And 1 extra because it's not a full year challenge and therefore doesn't count!
The Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge for March of 2015 hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
This challenge runs from March 1 through March 31 and focuses on clearing off the groaning shelves that can't possibly hold another book. I attempted this challenge this year but didn't do as well as I wanted but I'm on top of it this time! I've limited my review books for March and am going to do some serious TBR reading. Really because it's either that or I have to buy another house to keep the books in and I don't really have the budget for that right now!
So please excuse the very long post but I'm very excited about all of these! What challenges are you signing up for this year? Any of these?