Reading Challenges: what are they and why should I do one?
A reading challenge is pretty much what it sounds like: set yourself a goal in terms of books you want to read and challenge yourself to complete it in a defined period of time. This can be a great way to motivate yourself to expand your reading horizons, or to deepen your knowledge of a particular genre or author. Book Riot, a popular blog on books and readings, started touting the benefits of an annual reader challenge in early 2014 and suggested a number of options for readers to choose from. For 2015, they decided to develop their own challenge. This challenge includes 24 categories (so 2 books a month, on average). Readers can select books that meet multiple criteria, but can only count each book in one category. This challenge is called ‘Read Harder’, as it is designed to get readers to get out of their normal patterns. Check it out at Book Riot or Goodreads.
Reading Challenges for 2014. (Jan 10, 2014). Retrieved from http://bookriot.com/2014/01/10/reading-challenges-2014/
The Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge. (Dec 15, 2014). Retrieved from http://bookriot.com/2014/12/15/book-riot-2015-read-harder-challenge/