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A Gathering of Challenges

A Gathering of Challenges

Read at Midnight hosts the cutest of reading challenges (remember The Reading Quest?) and this December brings a casual Animal Crossing themed one. I have not been playing the game because I know what a time suck it will be if I start, but that won’t stop me jumping on board with #ReadersCrossing!

I kinda want to do the Natural path but I don’t think I have any Wilderness books on my TBR and I can’t really buy anything this time of year. So I’m going to do the Cute path for starters. For most of these I have a lot of choices so my list isn’t set in stone. This runs from 10th to 31st December.

Graphic Novel or Manga: Monstress: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu + Sana Takeda
Pink Cover: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Main Romantic Plot: The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
Middle Grade or Children: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
Contemporary: Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Further ahead are challenges for 2018. I’m hosting my own, so of course I will be ploughing through Science Fiction vs Fantasy Bingo. To be honest, it’s not too challenging as they are mostly things I read anyway. I am also tempted by the POPSUGAR list, which I might do casually like I did with my 2017 challenges. I am keeping an eye out for Book Riot‘s Read Harder but I suspect it will be a bit too obscure to fully enjoy completing.

One I have picked out is Beat the Backlist which is pretty aligned with what I wanted to do next year PLUS it has weekly bookstagram prompts. It’s an easy one to combine with the prompt-based challenges too. Win win!

My TBR is over 500 books so I’m sure I’ll have plenty to read for this! I will aim to read at least 30 backlist titles next year and spend a bit of time talking about books I’ve read and loved in the past.

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  1. TheReadersBay

    Hiiii! I just saw that you're in the Novel Knights team for the BTB challenge. How are you going about it?

    1. Ellie

      Hello fellow knight! I'm going to try and avoid reading more than 2 new books in a row and use my TBR for completing my other challenges as much as possible. I do a monthly update already where I keep track of my challenges, so I know if I'm getting behind. Remembering to do the retailer reviews will probably be where I trip up!

  2. Jessica | ReadingwithJessica

    Woohoo!! So many awesome looking challenges. I just signed up for Beat the Backlist and noticed we're both Team Novel Knights!! WOOT WOOT!! I wish you the best of luck in this one and all your other challenges <3

    My Beat the Backlist Sign up Post and TBR

  3. NovelKnight

    Look at all the Novel Knights! Glad you decided to sign up (and hello teammate!!). Good luck!!

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