Reading Challenges 2014

I’ve been finding that the past couple of years, I’ve been reading fewer and fewer books. That’s not a good thing! On my old blogs, I used to participate in reading challenges all the time, so I’m thinking that may help encourage me to read more books. 50 books in a year really low for me. :( So here they are!

2014 Standalone Reading Challenge

This first challenge I found on Twitter and I thought I’d it look interesting! Icey Books is hold their 3rd annual Standalone Reading Challenge. The challenge is to ready 15 YA or MG (Middle Grade) standalone novels released in the US in 2014. I have to read them between January 1 and December 31 of 2014. Since I love YA books, I figured why not?

This next one is hosted by Bookish. Also just for 2014, you basically have to read all of those book that are on your ‘to read’ shelf that you keep saying you’ll get to, but you never do. I have soooooo many of those! I literally have a box under bed of books that I have to read but I keep buying more books and adding to the pile. Or I’ll get distracted by another book that is recommended to me. I have such reader’s ADD, it’s ridiculous. Anything from 2014 and earlier counts. No books released in 2014. For right now, I’m aiming for the level ‘A Friendly Hug’ which is 11-20 books on my TBR pile. But hopefully I’ll read more than that.

This ‘Jumble Your Genres’ Challenge is hosted by Corrie The Book Crazed Girl, Lovin’ Los Libros, and Readers Live A Thousand Lives. This challenge is basically to help widen my horizons as a reader. Every month a new genre is given that we have to read and review one or more books for. I like this one. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a rut when it comes to my reading. Hopefully this challenge will help to open my eyes to interest in genres I may not have otherwise read.

2014 Historic Fiction Reading Challenge

Ok, so I couldn’t resist one more.This one is pretty self explanatory. Basically I try to read as many historical fiction novels as I can in 2014. Both YA and adult books count, as well as any sub-genre of historical fiction. (Since historical fantasy counts, so does steampunk. Yes!) I’m going to aim for ‘ Slipping through time’ which is 6-12 books for this challenge.

These are the ones I’ve found so far. Maybe I’ll find some more as I troll the book blogs. I can’t wait! I’ll making a separate page to list the books I read for each challenge, as well as linking specific reviews as I make them. Will you be joining the challenge fun next year?

2 Comments on Reading Challenges 2014

  1. SweetMarie83
    December 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm (4 months ago)

    So glad you signed up for the Historic Fiction Reading Challenge! I find that reading challenges definitely help with keeping me on track and motivating me, so hopefully they do the same for you. Looking forward to seeing what books you choose and reading your reviews. Good luck! :-)
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    • Valerie
      December 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much! I really look forward to starting. :) I really want to read more this coming year.
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