Thursday, December 11, 2014

2015 Reading Challenges

Lately, I'm more interested than ever in reading. I think life has finally gotten into a good routine and I have the mental energy to spend on all the books I've been interested in exploring. In 2015, I plan to join several reading challenges. The first one is the Full House Reading Challenge, hosted by Book Date.

In this challenge, I will try to complete a Full House on this special card she's made up for this year. You can learn more about the challenge at Book Date. Let me know if you decide to sign up too!

A second one from Book Date is the Women's Fiction Reading Challenge. This one should be fairly simple for me, as I read and review a lot of Women's Fiction. In this one, readers challenge themselves to different levels depending on the amount of books read in that genre:

  • Motivated 1- 5
  • Savvy 6 - 10
  • Classy 11- 20
  • Go-getter 20 -30
  • Fearless 30+

Next is Roof Beam Reader's TBR Pile Challenge. This is one I definitely need! I will read at least 12 books from my TBR shelves that have been there for more than a year. Here are the books I'll be reading:

1.  Lady Susan by Jane Austen
2. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel Pool
3. Home Discipleship by Kimberly Williams
4. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
5. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
6. The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte by Syrie James
7. A Fine Brush on Ivory by Richard Jenkyns
8. Silas Marner by George Eliot
9. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
10. 1984 by George Orwell
11. Tales from the Secret Annex by Anne Frank
12. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Two alternates in the event of a dud:
1. The Princess by Lori Wick
2. The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West

Finally, I'll be joining the New To You Challenge at Herding Cats & Burning Soup. This one is easy as I'll just read things that are new to me: new authors, new genres, debuts...anything that is new to me. Here are the levels:

Level 1--   6 "new to you"s
Level 2-- 12 "new to you"s
Level 3-- 24 "new to you"s
Level 4-- 36 "new to you"s
Level 5-- 48 "new to you"s
Level 6-- 72 "new to you"s
Level 7--100+ "new to you"s

So, there you go! Lots of challenges to keep me reading and reviewing. I'm excited to bring more excellent book reviews to Belle's Library and would love to hear about your reading plans for 2015. Need a place to publish your review? Check out my Writing Opportunity link at the top of this page. I'd love to have you on board!

Linking with:
The Art of Homemaking
Good Morning Mondays
Inspiration Monday @ Your Homebased Mom
Motivate Me Monday 
Modest Monday @ The Modest Mom 
Living Proverbs 31
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy 
Masterpiece Monday @ BoogieBoard Cottage 
A Round Tuit @ Creating My Way to Success 
Monday Funday @ C.R.A.F.T. 
Marriage Monday
Making Your Home Sing Monday
Salt & Light
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life
A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life 
Women Helping Women @ Teaching What Is Good 
(Titus 2)s Days @ Time Warp Wife
The Scoop @Stone Gable


  1. This is a very ambitious list of challenges! I'm intrigued by your TBR list. I've been wanting to read Lady Susan for a while, so I'll be interested to see your review of it.

  2. Thanks for signing up to Full House and the Women's Fiction - I look forward to seeing what you read for them. While I have plenty of books to read we readers are always on the lookout for more books that might appeal! I have also doing the other two challenges you are participating in. I enjoy challenges - I think some people do and some hate them!

  3. Your TBR list is great! Frankenstein and 1984 are such wonderful books. Good luck!