Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure

Posted 24 March, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Challenges / 12 Comments

We know the first quarter of 2021 is almost over but we’re doing a thing and we wanted to share it with you. We’ll do quarterly updates so be on the look out for an update coming soon…

Reading challenges are kind of our thing. But there are so many nice ones out there, and it’s just not possible for us to participate in (and do well in) all of them. So we’ve come up with our own personal Reading Challenge Adventure that’s a little medley of some of our favorite reading challenges.

From the Read Harder Challenge:

  • Read a book you’ve been intimidated to read. 
  • Read a non-European novel in translation. 
  • Read a memoir by a Latinx author. 
  • Read a historical fiction with a POC or LGBTQ+ protagonist. 

 

From the Reading Women Challenge:

  • Read a cookbook or foodie memoir by a woman of color. 
  • Read a book by a neurodivergent author. 
  • Read a book with a biracial protagonist. 
  • Read a book with a female protagonist over 50.
  • Read a book by Leila Aboulela. 

 

From the RAD Reading Challenge:

  • Read a book of poetry. 
  • Read a book with a one word title. 
  • Read a backlist book from a fav author. 

 

From the Beyond the Bookends Reading Challenge:

  • Read an #OWNVoices book. 
  • Read a story set in a location you’d like to travel to. 
  • Read a story with an unreliable narrator. 

 

From the Alphabet Soup Author Edition Reading Challenge:

  • Read a book by an author with F at the beginning of their first or last name. 
  • Read a book by an author with Q at the beginning of their first or last name. 
  • Read a book by an author with Z at the beginning of their first or last name. 

 

From the Book Voyage Reading Challenge:

  • Read a book set in India or by an Indian author. 
  • Read a book set in China or by a Chinese author. 
  • Read a book set in Africa or by an African author. 
  • Read a book set in Australia or by an Australian author.
  • Read a book set in New Zealand or by a Kiwi author.
  • Read a book set in Hawaii or by a Hawaiian author.

 

From the Award Reading Challenge:

  • Read a National Book Award winning book. 
  • Read a Pulitzer or Nobel Prize Award winning book. 

 

From the Epistolary Reading Challenge:

  • Read a book written in the form of letters, emails, diaries, blogs, etc. 

 

From the Pretty Mess Reading Challenge:

  • Read a book by a debut author. 
  • Read a book in a genre you don’t normally read. 
  • Read a book on a controversial topic. 
  • Read a Goodreads 2020 award winner.

 

From the Back to the Classics Challenge:

  • Read a classic by an author you haven’t read before
  • Read a classic you have always wanted to read

 

From the Color Coded Challenge:

  • Read a book where the color of the cover (or the color mentioned in the title) is purple
  • Read a book where the color of the cover (or the color mentioned in the title) is green

 

From the New (to you) Narrator Challenge:

  • Listen to a book where the narrator is one you haven’t encountered before.

 

From Linda’s imagination:

  • Brandee should read a book set in either Norway or Switzerland  – or a book written by either a Swiss or a Norwegian author.
  • Linda should read a book set in either Colorado or Texas – or a book written by either a Texas-based or a Denver-based author (that she hasn’t read before).
  • Buddy-read one book each month of 2021

 

Do you have any excellent reading challenges we should add to our adventure? We’re always open to suggestions, and challenges are always fun!

 

 

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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