2015 Reading Challenges

I’m only participating in two reading challenges this coming year because after my miserable year of reading in 2014, I don’t want to set any goals that I know I can’t reach. So both the challenges I’ve signed up for don’t have any requirements other than read as much as you can.

I’ve already posted about this challenge, but basically the idea is to read as many diverse books as you can. I’m really looking forward to expanding what I read and looking for books featuring diverse characters. This challenge is hosted by Rather Be Reading and Reading Wishes.

The  Around the World reading challenge is hosted by All About Books. For this challenge, you try to travel around the world in books. I’ve embedded a Google Map below, on which I’ll be tracking the settings of all the books I read this year. The main focus of this challenge is to step outside the US, and since I live in Canada, I’d really like to find some books set in my home country, possibly even Toronto – that would be really cool.

It’s likely that I’ll fail miserably at these challenges, but it’s worth a shot. Let me know what challenges you’re participating in in 2015, or if you have any book recs for me for the challenges above! Happy almost new year 🙂

  • Samantha

    It may not be a YA novel, but Kelley Armstrong’s ‘Bitten’ has some chapters set in Toronto. Her books are Fantasy, but absolutely amazing and she’s Canadian! Definitely worth the read.

  • http://therunawayreader.blogspot.ca/ Annie

    It’d be so cool to find a book set in Toronto! I think we’re going to have a hard time finding that though but it’d be so cool to be able to read about places that we know. Or just Canada would be nice.

    Fun fact: I was reading If I Stay and they mentioned the music camp in BC!!! (Obviously I cannot get enough of that book as you may have noticed….)

  • Maddy

    Wow, the second one seems really complex, because I doubt a lot of books would be set outside of the US, especially contemporaries, other than, of course, the holiday and summer themed novels.

    I hope you have better luck at these challenges than next year! I know what it’s like to not reach your reading goals (I put up my totally read books to am estimated 75 but read only 42 for the entire year!).

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