Earlier this week, I posted my 2018 Bookish Goals earlier this week. Of the challenge-based goals, I listed the 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge, #readingblackout featuring books by African-American authors, and one reading challenge that has a list of specific prompts – the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge – which I do every year. I love list-oriented book challenges that have me filling up my own notebook with suggestions and stalking the library to complete the tasks.
So I’ve found other prompt-driven reading challenges that I’m also
not officially planning to participate in. Here’s a few of them, and if you want to join in, I’d love to know.
BOOK RIOT’S 2018 READ HARDER CHALLENGE
Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge has 24 prompts that not only allow me to read outside my comfort zone (a western, a book about nature?), but also promote diversity: a book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa); a mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author; a romance novel by or about a person of color. This is one I definitely do alongside POPSUGAR because, lucky for me, a lot of the prompt from both are similar.
LESBIAN BOOK BINGO
Lesbian Book Bingo is a challenge I stumbled across the other day, and it’s for avid readers of lesbian fiction. All 25 books read for this list must have at least one main character who is a woman who loves women. There’s also chances to win e-books, paperbacks and audio books. This is right up my alley because I read a lot of lesbian fiction, but I’m most excited about the prompts: Butch/Femme; Friends to Lovers; Enemies to Lovers.
THE FREE BLACK WOMEN’S LIBRARY READING CHALLENGE 2018
The Free Black Women’s Library Reading Challenge 2018 has 30 reading prompts that celebrates personal and political book written by and about Black women. Some of the challenges include reading a LGBTQ book that is fiction, poetry or short story collection, a book by a revolutionary/freedom fighter/political organizer or abolitionist, and a book that centers friendship between women. Books by Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston, and Octavia Butler respectively are also prompts. Share your reads and opinions on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads), using the hashtags to connect with other reading.
Hashtags: #TFBWL2018 #TFBWLReadingChallenge #BlackWomanBibliophile #BooksbyBlackWomen
Are any of these challenges calling your name? Let me know in the comments. ☺️