All right, heaven help me, I’m going in again! 2015 was a success, so lets hope I can build on that! I doubt I’ll be reading 260 books again this year, but 40 of whatever I do read are going to be targeted towards these challenges.
Nonfiction Challenge: Explorer Level (6-10 titles, choose any)
- Santa Claus Man (done, 1/18)
- Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire (done, 2/16)
- Packing for Mars (done, 2/16)
- Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (done, 3/30)
- How to Be a Victorian (done, 4/23)
- Hamilton: The Revolution (done, 4/24)
Same challenge as last year, but down a level. I might level up if I seem to be on a roll, but I wanted to make it an even number of books. Because that’s how my brain goes.
TBR Pile Club: A Firm Hug (11-20 titles, choose any published before 2015)
The challenge I used last year closed, so I found this one instead. I like that I’m not locked into titles, but can choose anything from my TBR list as the mood suits. I prefer freedom and really hate being told what to do, even by myself, ha. I also liked that it wasn’t limited to books I own, since I do so much of my reading plans from library books. Subgoal: half will be ones I own, half will be titles from my GR shelf.
- The Other Side of the Night: The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic Was Lost (2009) (done, 1/31)
- Twilight at the World of Tomorrow : Genius, Madness, Murder, and the 1939 World’s Fair on the Brink of War (2010) (done, 3/30)
- GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love (2014) (done, 4/23)
Panels Read Harder comics challenge : I think this one will be the biggest challenge, as it doesn’t lend itself well to things I have an interest in. But then again, I did 10 of these last year, so I am sure that I will find ways to finish it this year!
- Read a self-published comic.
- Read a feminist comic: A-Force (done, 1/30)
- Read a comic featuring one or more teenage protagonists: Gotham Academy Vol 2 (done, 3/15)
- Read a superhero comic whose race or gender has been swapped from the original or traditional hero: All-New Captain America (done, 2/16)
- Read a complete run of a comic: Invincible Iron Man, 12 trades (done, March)
- Read a comic based on a book and the book it’s based on.
- Read a graphic biography: Amazing Fantastic Incredible, A Marvelous Memoir (done, 2/9)
- Read a comic that was originally published in a language different from your own.
- Read a comic set in space.
- Read a collected webcomic: Adventures of Superhero Girl (done, 4/15)
- Read a comic with at least one creator of color: Silk (done, 1/15)
- Read a comic set in Asia by an Asian creator.
- Read a superhero comic NOT by one of the Big Two: Adventures of Superhero Girl (done, 4/15)
- Read a slice-of-life comic not set in the U.S.
- Read a comic that has been adapted from a T.V. show or movie (not vice versa).
- Read a comic about a real-life historical event.
- Read a black-and-white comic.
- Read a watercolor comic.
Any recommendations for any of these? I know what I tend towards, and it’d be great to try new things again this year.