Well friends, I had such a great time with the 2014 Outdo Yourself Challenge that I want to find a couple more to do this year!
Here are my challenges, along with my goals:
2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
Hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen
So last year I really REALLY outdid myself. My official 2013 count was 9, and it looks like my 2014 count is going to be at least 50. This challenge was exactly the kind of jumpstart I needed to get myself reading again. I don't know that I'm gonna try TOO hard to outdo my total again, because there are a lot of other things in my life that I need to focus on besides just reading, so I'm gonna stick with the lowest level right now.
Level: Getting My Heart Rate Up
Goal: 51-55 books
Newbery Reading Challenge 2015
Hosted by Julie at Smiling Shelves
I feel like I've been doing a lot of cotton candy reading lately. This next year I want to try to read more books with substance, and one of the places I'm gonna start is with Newbery winners. Julie grades on a points system - 3 for Newbery Medal Winners, 2 for Newbery Honor Books, and 1 for Caldecott Medal Winners. I'm not shooting for quantity as much as substance, so again, I'm choosing the lowest level. For now.
Goal: 15-29 points
The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2015
Hosted by Shellyrae at Book'd Out
I also want to diversify. I feel like I constantly read the same book over and over these days, so in the interest of not doing that... here I am. Shellyrae has picked out several genres, and I get to pick a book for each one.
Goal: 12 books, one in each category
I Love Library Books 2015
hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair
So those of you who know me in real life (or pay very close attention, because I've mentioned it on the blog a couple times now) know that I recently moved to Bangladesh. Which, among other changes, kind of restricts my access to paper books. I have what I brought with me, and I know of a couple "libraries" (community shelves where people just leave what they want to share). So thank goodness for my Nook, and thank goodness for OverDrive! Luckily I still have a library card from the States, and I can use it to check out ebooks on my library's website. (Or else I'd have to plan on paying Barnes and Noble a fortune in Nook Books.) I've been here for a month, and I've already checked out four. So I'm really excited about Gina's challenge to read books from the library. Even though I already know I'm gonna use it plenty, I DO still have a ton of books on my Nook that I own and want to read, so like my other challenges, I'm gonna start small and reserve the right to go up a level (or two) later.
Level: Early Reader
Goal: 9 books
Wish me luck, guys! I'm really excited for 2015!