I’m taking a summer vacation — a COYER Summer Vacation! COYER stands for Clean Out Your E-Reader, a challenge which takes place three times a year. Usually, it’s just for those freebies and bargain books in your ereader, but for summer vacation, the rules have been thrown out the window. ARCs, review books, paperbacks, audiobooks — basically, if it’s a book, it counts. The challenge runs from June 21 to Sept. 5 — pretty much the whole summer. There are themed readathons, too; you can check them out at the intro post. Just click the button above.
My goals: Rather than list any specific books, I’m setting a goal of at least two books per week: one ARC or review copy, and one purchased/free/gifted/borrowed book (preferably one I already have, although pre-orders count.) That way, I’ll get some of my backlog of TBR books read, while still making progress on ARCs.
I need to read about 3 books per week to make my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal (175 books), but I want to keep the flexibility to read old favorites — something I need when I’m stressed out. Some weeks, the extra book will have to be an ARC; other weeks, it can be whatever I’m in the mood for. Of course, under the COYER rules that third book counts; I’m just not setting up any hard-and-fast rules about what it has to be. (Obviously, a re-read won’t count for the challenge.)
I’m really looking forward to this! If you want to see how I’m doing from week to week, you can check the “Monthly Challenges” page. I might also post an occasional update on my Sunday Posts.