I stumbled upon the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge a couple days ago and really liked the idea of pushing myself out of my reading comfort zone. I’m a bit nervous if I’m honest. I don’t usually do well with challenges and have a hard time committing to anything that’s too restricting. I’m a free spirit at heart. Besides my annual GR challenge, I have never been tempted to try something this taunting before.
So this is it!!
Going through the links offered by GR and after some research of my own I came up with the choices beneath. Some categories have multiple books, just in case some books don’t work for me. But most of the books I’ve listed, are books that have been on my tbr for some time, and I hope with this challenge I can make a dent into my GR tbr.
If interested here is the GR challenge.
I’ll fill in my progress as I go along with links to reviews etc.
Good as gold: Read a book that won a Goodreads Choice Award.
DONE The book is better: Read a book being adapted for TV or film this year.
DONE Short & sweet: Read a book with less than 100 pages (or a book you can finish in one sitting).
DONE On the bandwagon: Read one of the “most read” books right now on Goodreads.
Actually want to read: Read a book that’s been on your Want to Read shelf for more than a year.
Not from around here: Read a book set in a different culture from your own.
In the friend zone: Read a book that a friend has recommended.
DONE It takes two: Read a coauthored book.
Wheel of format: Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read in (a graphic novel, poetry, a play, an audiobook, etc.).
New voices: Read a debut novel.
DONE Past love: Reread a book you loved when you were younger.
DONE Armchair traveler: Read a book set in a destination you want to visit.
Expert – Level Additions
DONE Stay awhile: Read a book with more than 500 pages.
✔️ Bound to the Battle God by Ruby Dixon (review to come)
Stranger than fiction: Read a nonfiction book published this year.
Tongue-tied: Read a translated book.
No place like home: Read a book that appears in your Goodreads newsfeed.
Continental drift: Read a book set on every continent.
Genre explorer: Read a book from a genre you’ve never read before.
Reading roulette: Read the third book you see on your Want to Read shelf.
Primary reading: Read a book with a number or color in the title.
DONE Back to school: Read a book about a subject you don’t know much about.
✔️ Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (review to come)
So, let’s see how far I get.
27 books isn’t that much, but quite a few will be on audiobook, and those will take time. And I have a couple ARCs and some lighter romance books that I’ll read in between, to keep things interesting.
I’m really excited to see so many books from my tbr on this list. If I can get those read, that would be fantastic. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge!