Breaking the mold and taking part in reading challenges this year… how else am I going to reduce an embarrassingly large TBR pile!
Not really one to take part in reading challenges because I already have a TBR of around 400 titles, and I tend to be a mood reader, so scheduling what I have to read in advance usually falls apart, I typically select a collection of around 20 novels to polish off in a month or two (or three); but I read a post from Yvonne @ It’s All About Books regarding her taking part in the #WhatsInAName2021 reading challenge, and after mulling it over I thought I would take part. It is not demanding for a high volume of reads, and I am able to meet the criteria with books from my TBR (which is the only reason I am participating – I’m still on a self-imposed book buying ban.)
This challenge is hosted by Andrea @ Carolina Book Nook.
- The challenge runs from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. You can sign up any time, but only count books that you read between those dates.
- Read a book in any format (hard copy, ebook, audio) with a title that fits into each category.
- Don’t use the same book for more than one category.
- Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!
- You can choose your books as you go or make a list ahead of time.
In 2021, choose 6 books that have titles that contain a: (Click on the links for more examples and info)
- One/1 (ex. One Second After; The 100)
- Doubled word (ex. In a Dark, Dark Wood; Wolf by Wolf)
- Reference to outer space (ex. The Fault in Our Stars)
- Possessive noun (ex. The Zookeeper’s Wife)
- Botanical word (ex. The Language of Flowers; The Sandalwood Tree)
- Article of clothing (ex. Bossypants)
TITLES FROM MY TBR
- One/1: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
- Doubled word: The Love That Split The World by Emely Henry
- Reference to outer space: Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
- Possessive noun: The Gay Teen’s Guide to Defeating a Siren by Cody Wagner
- Botanical word: Into the Forest by Jean Hegland
- Article of clothing: Wool (#1 Silo) by Hugh Howey (though wool is not technically an item of clothing, it is a fabric and I didn’t have any other titles in my TBR pile which has an item of clothing in their title.)
Depending on if I get to read all these titles by mid-year on not, I may pull another six titles so that I have two books for each category by the end of 2021. I have already spotted a few alternative titles, but I’ not putting any pressure on my reading habits this year.
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