The other day while surfing around on the web, I stumbled across a blog where the author was discussing the reading challenge she had joined. Googling revealed a large number of reading challenges out there. Most of them started January 1st and continue until the end of the year. I've had a large number of books stacked up that I've been meaning to read, so I'm throwing caution to the wind and jumping into several reading challenges. Fortunately, you can overlap some of them.
The first one is the 100+ Reading Challenge in which you read at least one hundred books before December 31st. I love this challenge because it includes all types of books, so all the ebooks I have stacking up on my computer will count as well.
The next one I found is the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge. This one is all about reading library books. Lots of them. You actually have 4 levels to choose from but I am going for the Super Size Me challenge, checking out and reading at least 100 books.
Another fun, but much smaller challenge, is the Thriller & Suspense Challenge, in which you read 12 thriller or suspense books this year. They can be from any sub-genre of thrillers, so I will most likely be reading mysteries, probably from the library to help out on that challenge.
After I had signed up for all these, I found the Nancy Drew Reading Challenge. This one is all about reading the original 56 Nancy Drew Mysteries. These books are the ones you find in bookstores and libraries in hardcover sporting bright yellow spines. I'm hoping to score several of these from the library so I can count them for the library challenge as well.
I'm hoping these challenges will not only be a lot of fun, but will encourage me to catch up with reading some of the books stacked up on my shelves unread and ebooks stacking up on my hard drive unread. This is a step toward the productive year I'm hoping to have.