The 2018 Reading Challenge

New snow

It is snowing again. A new layer of white is covering the snow we already have. This is perfect weather for reading. And since the new year is almost here, I think it is time to announce the 2018 Reading Challenge that I have set for myself.

As in past years, I’ve added a new category of book to the challenge. So without further ado, the categories are:

  1. A book by an author I have never read
  2. A biography or an autobiography
  3. A book recommended by a friend
  4. A romance novel or a western
  5. A mystery
  6. A book on a historic subject
  7. A science fiction or fantasy book
  8. A book previously started but given up on
  9. A graphic novel
  10. One book originally published in each decade I’ve been alive, so
    1. the 1940’s
    2. the 1950’s
    3. the 1960’s
    4. the 1970’s
    5. the 1980’s
    6. the 1990’s
    7. the 2000’s, and
    8. the 2010’s
  11. A book of short stories or essays
  12. A book that is part of series
  13. A book that is the basis of  movie or television series (from page to screen)
  14. A book of any kind
  15. A book by a favorite author…or is it a favored author? Is it possible to have more than one favorite? I should know, but I keep confusing myself when I try to think it through. Help would be appreciated.

As always, I can’t use one book to fill more than one category. Each category gets a separate book. In my case that means 22 books this year. If you decide to take the challenge, it will depend on your age. If you are doing a different reading challenge in the coming year, please let me know about it.

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