Full rules and sign-up linkups can be found at the link for each challenge.
I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal at 180 books for 2021. That seems to be about the average I can manage, year to year.
The Backlist Reader Challenge 2021
Host: Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Progress: 0/15 (0%)
1 January, 2021 — 6 January, 2022
I host The Backlist Reader Challenge 2021, so of course I’m participating again this year. My goal is to read 15 books published in 2019 or earlier that have been on my TBR list (on Goodreads) for a while, with an emphasis on books I have been given as well as older ARCs. My secondary goal is to actually post reviews for all of them… or at least most of them.
Below are the books I have read but not yet reviewed. Books marked with a * are books I reread, but haven’t read in more than 10 years and had largely forgotten.
Audiobook Challenge 2020
Host: Caffeinated Reader
Progress: 2/10 (20%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
Below are the books I have read but not yet reviewed. Books marked with a * are books I have read or listened to before.
- The Windsor Knot (S. J. Bennett) – currently listening
- Binti (Nnedi Okorafor) – currently hibernating
COYER Seasons 2020: Winter
Host: Berls & Michelle @ Because Reading
Progress: 0/4 (0%)
1 January, 2020 — 28 February, 2021
My goal is to read and review at least 4 of my January and February ARCs. If I read more qualifying books, that’s good, too. (Qualifying books are ebooks you own that cost under $1.99, and audiobooks you own that cost under $5. Print books and library books of any format don’t count toward the Winter Season challenge.)
Below are the books I have read but not yet reviewed, or books which I have reviewed previously on the blog:
I want to read and review at least some of my backlog of review copies. (As a bonus, they will all count for COYER Seasons, and the 2019 books will count for The Backlist Reader Challenge.
I want to read more of my own books, especially books that were given to me, or books recommended by close friends and family.
I want to be better about reviewing generally. For some reason, I have been in a major reviewing slump for a while now. I hope it’s just inertia, and that I can do better this year. However, I am not setting a specific goal; the quarantimes blues are still a thing, after all.
I want to read more diversely. Books by and about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) people; LGBTQIA+ people; people of non-Christian religious faiths; people with disabilities or mental illness.