Posted on January 5, 2021 at 1:40 PM by Maggie Witte
Welcome to 2021. As this new year begins, I’m looking toward a brighter future with hopefully less drama and a lot more books. Last year was hard, but the with the new year comes changes and new delights. To keep my spirits high; to, maybe, get through some of my to-be-read (TBR) list; and to diversify my reading, I’m challenging myself to read 100 books in 2021, no same-year re-reads allowed.
If you’re looking for a way to keep busy this year, looking for a New Year’s resolution, or just wanting a challenge you know you’ll love, why not try your own reading challenge. You can just choose a certain number of books you want to read, just make it realistic. For example, I chose 100 as a step up from the 82 books I read last year.
But, if you’re feeling adventurous, there are a number of websites that offer reading challenges that have monthly themes or prompts, are genre-specific, and so much more. I’ve highlighted just a few of the reading challenges out there.
And, yes, listening to audiobooks is reading.
Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2021: has 24 tasks, fun and serious, designed to break you out of your comfort reading zone and discover new settings, characters, voices and more.
2021 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: a list of 40 standard book challenge prompts and 10 advanced reading prompts for you to use throughout the year. Accessible list link.
Booklist Queen 2021 Reading Challenge: read a book a week using the categories or prompts provided for each week.
Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge: perfect for those mystery lovers who are interested in meeting other mystery readers across the country.
Goodreads Reading Challenge: pledge to read a certain number of books this year and keep track using Goodreads services.
Find more challenges at 2021 Master List of Reading Challenges.
P.S. Goodreads is a fantastic way to keep track of what you want to read, what you have read, post reviews, and discover new reads.