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  1. The Candid Cover
    The Candid Cover says:

    I really should sign-up for one of these as well. I am trying to add as many backlist titles to my TBR as I can and I think that a challenge just might encourage me to commit to reading them. Good luck on your challenges this year! 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I really like all of the backlist challenges for that same reason. That extra motivation helps keep me from forgetting about those older titles.

  2. Lindsi
    Lindsi says:

    There are so many wonderful challenges out there! I only participated in two this year, the one on Goodreads and the Beat the Backlist Challenge, so I’ll definitely be participating in those again. I’m also considering the one for discussion posts, and the one for audiobooks! I randomly do discussion posts throughout the year, and I’m always listening to an audiobook! It seems like you have everything planned out for next year, and I love that you did a post like this! It highlighted a few challenges I wasn’t aware of, so thank you!

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  3. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    I really need to hammer out my challenges. GR is a given, and I unofficially always track my backlist. I am thinking of doing the retellings challenge. I love that it has a bingo component. (look, my people love bingo, I can’t resist) Good luck with all your challenges.

  4. Jennifer Tar Heel Reader
    Jennifer Tar Heel Reader says:

    These all sound SO good, and I am so impressed with your organization, Suzanne! I’m intimidated by even one challenge. Well, wait…I can do the Goodreads challenge, but anything on top of that scares me a little. 😂 Good luck with your challenges and I can’t wait to see how your year progresses!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Lol, thanks. I’m organized now but we’ll see how long it lasts. I tried to pick challenges that didn’t have a lot of administrative stuff to deal with so I’m hoping that will help.

  5. verushka
    verushka says:

    Whew, Suzanne, so many challenges! I think I am deep down convinced I need to finish any challenge to be able to say I did one properly. Which is a scary thought lol

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Lol, and I’m actually doing way fewer than I usually do. I tried to pick ones that sounded fun rather than tedious and where the administrative aspect was minimal.

  6. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Ooh I love some of these! I’m pants when it comes to most reading challenges and although I start with good intentions, often forget about the challenges by the middle of the year. One of my resolutions for next year is to choose one challenge and complete it, besides the Goodreads challenge. It’s just now a case of choosing one. Very best of luck with your challenges Suzanna, looking forward to following your progress! <3

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I know what you mean. I tried to pick challenges this time around where the administration aspect is simple because that’s where I generally fall apart, lol.

  7. Annemieke
    Annemieke says:

    Some great challenges. I’m still on the fence with joining for the retelling one. I kind of just want to join for the bingo card, haha.

  8. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    I always do the Goodreads challenge, but that’s more to keep track of what I read than anything. I try not to stress about the actual number. I think I’ll do the discussion challenge again, but I need to do better with it – and remember to link up when I DO post a discussion!! I don’t think I’m doing Beat the Backlist officially, BUT I am planning on reading as many books as I can that I already own in 2019.


    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’ve done it for the past two years and found it very helpful to motivate me to read some of those older books that have piled up on my TBR.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! I’m really hoping to get to An Ember in the Ashes very soon. My mom and sister actually both love this series and were telling me over Christmas that I really need to hurry up and read it.

  9. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    Good luck with your reading challenges this year, Suzanne! There are so many great sounding ones out there, aren’t there? I could probably do with a few to help me along. Alas, I am forgoing them this year. After last year, I think it’s for the best. Have a Happy New Year!

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