I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m finally settling in to 2019 and getting serious about my goals for the year. Every year, I set a goal for the number of books I’d like to read; in 2019, I’d like to read 32. This is a low-pressure goal, an attainable yet not-too-easy challenge to myself to see what I can accomplish.
Do you set any reading goals or challenges for yourself? The internet is full of them, ranging from simple numbers-based challenges to challenges involving reading prompts to help you expand your reading comfort zone. Sounds interesting, right? Let’s take a look at a few popular reading challenges.
The Goodreads Reading Challenge: Choose a number of books that you’d like to read and track your progress throughout the year. Their tracker will let you know if you’re ahead, behind, or right on track. Goodreads also helps you rate and keep track of the books you read, ensuring that you’ll never again accidentally check out a book that you’ve already read.
The PopSugar Reading Challenge: In this challenge, you’ll choose books based on 50 prompts, 40 basic and 10 advanced. You can choose a book you meant to read in 2018, a book becoming a movie in 2019, a book set in space, and more.
The BookRiot Read Harder Challenge: As the name suggests, the Read Harder challenge is all about pushing yourself to discover new topics and genres that you might normally avoid. You’ll be invited to read an alternate history novel, a translated book written or translated by a woman, and a self-published book, just to name a few. Challenging? Sure, but definitely worth it if you’re looking to expand your horizons.
These are just a few of the reading challenges that are out there; for more, click here.
Now that you have a goal in mind, it’s time to find your next book! Of course, if you’re reading this, you know that the library is the key to finding great books. Our staff is always ready to help you find something to read, no matter what the criteria may be, plus our catalog is always just a click away and available 24/7. But what about the times that you need a recommendation and the library is closed? Look no further than NoveList Plus, available remotely with your library card. You can find books for every age group in every genre, and even get suggestions for read-alikes.
Whether you choose to take part in a reading challenge or read on your own, the most important thing is to just have fun. Here’s to more reading in 2019!