Reading Challenges – 2021

A few years ago, I started doing the PopSugar Reading Challenge as a way to start reading outside my comfort zone, as well as doing the GoodReads reading challenge.

While the PopSugar challenge has fallen by the wayside the last couple of years, I have kept up with the GoodReads challenge, probably because I include any picture books I read. Many of the picture books didn’t fit in the categories for the PopSugar challenge.

A few days ago, I heard about the Writers Write Book Reading Challenge. This is 24 books that cover a variety of topics. The topics look interesting, so I’m going to give it a go.

Here are the topics, and I’ll add the books I read for each topic during the year:

  1. A book where the main character is from a completely different culture to yours.
  2. A book recommended by a librarian.
  3. A bestseller from a genre you’ve never read.
  4. A book that was published in 1999.
  5. A book that was published more than 100 years ago.
  6. Your favourite childhood book.
  7. A book with a character’s name as a title.
  8. A book recommended by your mother/sister/daughter.
  9. A book recommended by your father/brother/son.
  10. A book with a protagonist who shares your first name.
  11. A book that was adapted into a television series – The Isle of the Lost (Descendants #1) by Melissa de la Cruz
  12. A novel with a month or day of the week in the title.
  13. A book about books.
  14. A memoir recommended by somebody whose opinion you respect.
  15. A book set in summer (to be read in summer).
  16. A book set in winter (to be read in winter).
  17. A book with a colour in the title.
  18. A book with a non-human protagonist.
  19. A book with a teacher as the protagonist.
  20. A book set in two time periods.
  21. A book that is being adapted for film.
  22. A book set around a holiday.
  23. A book that won a literary prize last year.
  24. A novel that is based on a true story.
  25. A book that has been translated from another language.
  26. A graphic novel.

These topics are from the Writers Write website if you want to join in.

Are you doing a reading challenge this year?

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover