Welcome to my 2021 Reading Challenge blog post, as you may know I did a reading challenge in 2020 and I managed to read around 30 books (20 or so from my reading list as well as a few others), which was exciting, but after completing last years reading challenge I decided I wanted to change things up a bit. Last year I had a dedicated list of books I wanted to read and for the most part that was okay but I did find myself feeling a bit restricted with that format, so for this years challenge I’m changing things up a bit to make it a bit more fun by creating a list of prompts which I’ll share below.
The thought behind this is that it makes it a bit more flexible and doesn’t leave me feeling restricted by having a list, it also makes it a bit more fun to do as well. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve come up with a list of 30 or so prompts that I think will work for me and my idea is that I don’t necessarily have to read one book per prompt but rather that if a book meets multiple prompts then I can tick them all off.
I’m also including a free downloadable PDF in this post, just incase this sounds like something that you would like to do. The document includes all my prompts but there is a section at the bottom of the document for you to add in a few of your own. I originally created it for myself but after some thought, I thought it might be nice to share it just in case you wanted to follow along. So feel free to download it and print it out.
Its been fun actually thinking about which books on my shelves might suit each prompt, like I said this is supposed to be fun and I think this method will keep me excited to keep reading and hopefully you as well.
If your interested in downloading the PDF I’ll include it at the bottom of this post along with a couple of rules about using it, nothing to restrictive just about personal use and copyright and stuff like that.
My 2021 Reading Challenge
Check out my Prompts Below:
|. A Classic Novel.|
|. A Book that I’ve owned for sometime but haven’t read.|
|. Something Non-Fiction.|
|. A short story (under 200 pages.)|
|. A Re-read.|
|. A Children’s novel.|
|. Contemporary fiction.|
|. A retelling (inspired by another story.)|
|. Something new to your collection.|
|. A Book told from more than one characters perspectives.|
|. A story or book by a self-published/ indie author.|
|. A Book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR.|
|. A book written by an Australian or local author. *this could be changed to suit the country you live in.|
|. A story set in another time (it could be either the future or the past.)|
|. A book that was gifted to you.|
|. Something borrowed (it could be from a friend or a library.)|
|. A bestseller.|
|. A book by two or more authors.|
|. An E-book.|
|. An Audio book.|
|. A book that had been turned into a movie or tv show.|
|. A book recommendation.|
|. A mystery.|
|. Something fantasy.|
|. Something supernatural (vampires, werewolves, spooky, etc.)|
|. Something Science fiction.|
|. A book written by a female author.|
|. A book released in 2020.|
|. A new release or recent release (i.e., in the last 6-12 months.)|
|. A book series.|
I decided to add in a couple of extras as optional ones because I had too many ideas
|. A book by an author with a name you share (i.e., first or last name or initials.)|
|. More than one book with similar topic, genre or theme.|
If you would like to join in and download the pdf, you can do so below:
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This document was created by Erin Applebee for her website and blog Lifeofdahlia.com, Erin Applebee retains all copyright to the creation of this document, the Life of Dahlia logo and website. all rights are reserved.
I can’t wait to get into my 2021 Reading Challenge, I’ve actually already started it and I purchased a myself a reading cart to place in my TBR’s so that its less overwhelming when I go to get something off my book shelf. I like this idea because I can add new books into the cart and reshuffle them after reading some of what’s in there or if I change my mind, I’ve currently got a mixture of new and older books from my collection in there, so a few potential re-reads as well as a few newer ones that have been added to my collection in the last year.
As far as how I’ll format my updates or book reviews this year I’m still figuring that one out, I’m not sure if I want to do individual, or compiled reviews I’m still deciding on that. You’ll know soon enough.
Until next time, I hope you have a lovely day.
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2 thoughts on “My 2021 Reading Challenge | Introduction”
I came here through your summary and this challenge looks like a great way to broaden your reading selection. Great stuff here Erin, and wishing you all the best for 2022!
Thank You, It was fun to do. all the best to you to. and thank you for your comment.