Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Linzthebookworm/Logophile 2019 Reading Challenge

If you've read my blog this week, you already know that my 2018 reading challenges were an epic failure. I'm okay with it for many reasons, but that experience also convinced me to set my sights on something easier. Looks like I found it.

This reading challenge is sponsored by Linz the Bookworm and Tress at The Logophile. This challenge offers a “choose your own challenge” format, with five possible tiers to complete, depending on how many books per month you want to commit to read. They should get more challenging as you go along. There is a “free space” in each level and Level 3 includes three spots to read an entire trilogy. Some categories are repeated from last year and others have been modified to offer some new options.

Level 1: Book of the Month Club
1. A book with a red cover
2. Read a YA fiction novel
3. A book under 300 pages
4. A book you got for free
5. Reread the first book of a series you love
6. Read a book that takes place during the summer
7. A book whose title starts with the letter M
8. Read a romance novel
9. A book that has been turned into a TV show or movie
10. A book with a title done in alliteration (e.g. Pride and Prejudice)
11. A New York Times best seller (past or present)
12. Free space – pick any book!

Level 2: Casual Reader Club
13. A book by John Grisham
14. Read a fantasy novel
15. A book with a color in the title
16. Reread a book you have recommended to someone else
17. Read a detective novel
18. A book with a number in the title
19. Read a book about dragons
20. Read a book published by Penguin Random House
21. Read a book found on Project Gutenberg
22. A book about an artist (fictional or real)
23. A book that was published in 1999
24. Free space – pick any book!

Level 3: Dedicated Reader Club
25. Read the first book in a trilogy
26. Read the second book in the same trilogy
27. Read the third book in the same trilogy
28. Read a book recommended by a friend/on social media
29. A book about a librarian
30. A book about breaking a code or a treasure hunt
31. Read a book by Brandon Sanderson
32. Read a book that takes place in a large city
33. A book suggested by
34. A book for under $3.00
35. A book with exactly three words in the title
36. Free space – pick any book!

Level 4: Speed Reader Club
37. A book over 500 pages
38. A book about time travel
39. A book with a form of weather in the title
40. Read a book published in 1969
41. A book authored by a Catherine/Katherine or variant
42. A book by Anne Rice
43. A book from Time’s All-Time Top 100 Books list
44. Read a coming of age novel
45. A book involving mythology
46. Read a self-published book
47. A book with the word dream in the title
48. Free space – pick any book!

Level 5: Overachiever Club
49. Read a book on a banned book list
50. The most recent book in a series you haven’t finished
51. A book that you judged by its cover (either positively or negatively)
52. A book that takes place in your home state
53. A book that takes place prior to 1965
54. Read a biography
55. Read a book you’ve previously abandoned
56. A book about a real or fictional politician
57. A book set in Asia
58. A book with a tree or forest on the cover
59. A book with the letter Z in the title
60. Free space – pick any book!

If you would like a downloadable PDF to print out the list, you can visit Linz's blog.

Good luck and happy reading!

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