Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016 Reading Plans| Book Riot Read Harder + #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

Last year, I listed a bunch of challenges - series, classics, banned books - but I kind of stopped paying attention to that pretty early because of some things that happened. So I've only got two, maybe three, this year - let's get right into it, shall we?

Book Riot's Read Harder challenge

I didn't end up finishing this one last year, I just kind of let it go (sadly), but I do feel like it makes me look at my reading and realize how non-diverse it can get at points. Especially how white it is, which just isn't something I'm comfortable with. I want to read widely and always enjoy when I do. So there's a new list for 2016, with some interesting things. Some should be easy, others a tad harder but I made a full list of possibilities, with normally at least one or two options for each. 


An idea, and hashtag, from Andi at Estella's Revenge, and she's left it pretty open. It's less of a challenge and more just something for people to work towards their own goals and to cheer each other on. I don't have any hard and fast rules yet - I've tried the 'read 5 before i buy 1' kind of thing, and I just broke that immediately - so I think I'm just going to be conscious of what I'm buying. Nothing to just buy it, everything I want to read, and can see myself reading in the next year. I can preorder things, but only if I'm really, really excited for it, an author I adore kind of thing. 

And I'm sure I'll come up with a few more for myself - mostly it's going to just be mindful of what I'm buying.

Andi has a post about her goals and such, also just talking about it a little more, and a place to link up if you've decided to take part. This is exactly my kind of thing, I think, though - not too pressuring and such. 

#HamAlong + Popsugar 2016 challenge are the two other things I'm considering. Well, I want to read the Hamilton biography, anyway, so I might as well read it with everyone up, probably over about 2 months. I want to read it because my obsession with the musical is real, but also because I can't think of another biography I'd want to read and it's one of the read harder challenges this year.

For Popsugar - I'm not going to be super strict about it. I might glance at it every few months, but I'm not going to kill myself trying to read stuff for it, I just always find it interesting. 

Now - what are you planning for challenges in 2016? Any or just flying no stress?

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