Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010 Reading Challenges

There are a number of different reading challenges available for 2010. I've chosen these three, in an attempt to broaden the scope of my reading this year, and get some exposure to authors I've never read before.

I also chose these particular challenges because I think they're achievable within a year. <g> There are others out there -- the Twenty Ten Challenge, for example, where you have to read two books in each of ten different categories -- that seem either impossible to complete, too time-consuming, or overly restrictive. I tried to stick with challenges that fit with my own interests in reading.

1. 2010 Time Travel Reading Challenge


(January 1 - December 31, 2010)

As a lifelong reader of time-travel stories (look here for some of my favorites), I was delighted to see this challenge, created by Alyce at At Home with Books. It certainly won't be hard for OUTLANDER fans to complete it!

Decide how many time travel books you want to read and then read them before the end of 2010 - that's it!

I'm going to do something a little different with this challenge. I'm not going to pick a set number of books in advance, but I am going to try to read as many of the ones on this list as I can, that I haven't read before. And for my own version of this challenge, I'm not going to count the OUTLANDER books.

2. Awesome Author Challenge 2010


(January 1 - December 31, 2010)

This one also comes from Alyce at At Home with Books:

The idea behind this challenge is to read works by authors who have been recommended to you time and again, but you haven't gotten around to reading them yet. These are the authors that everyone else tells you are awesome, thus the "Awesome Author Challenge" title.

Titles and authors do not have to be predetermined, and can change at any time.

Books can come from any genre or reading level, the only requirement is that you have heard great things about the author, but haven't yet read any of their works.

I haven't yet decided which authors to focus on. Suggestions welcome!

3. 2010 Chunkster Challenge

(February 1, 2010 - January 31, 2011)

Definition of a Chunkster:

* A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) ... A chunkster should be a challenge.
* If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more

I participated in this challenge in 2009 and had fun with it. If you're going to be (re-)reading the OUTLANDER books in 2010 anyway, this one isn't difficult. <g>

2 comments:

Alyce said...

I'm excited to see that you have joined both of my challenges! There are so many great authors out there that it's hard to know where to start, but I'll try. Here are some of my favorites and/or authors that have been recommended to me: Anne McCaffrey (sci-fi), Sheri S. Tepper (fantasy), Geraldine Brooks (fiction), Margaret Atwood (fiction), Scott Westerfeld (Young Adult), Shannon Hale (Young Adult), Kristin Cashore (Young Adult/Fantasy), Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games series)... I could go on and on. :)

Good luck with your reading! I look forward to seeing which authors you choose!

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