Happy New Year’s!
This is my first post of 2024 and I can’t believe I’m even typing that year. How time flies! Now that we’re in a new year, I’ve seen a lot of people sharing about reading challenges to participate in for the new year. I thought it would be fun to round them up for you and help you choose one that best suits your reading process. The beauty of reading challenges, is if you’re a fast reader, you can pick more than one to participate in. So in no particular order, here they are.
The publishing company, Bethany House, is doing a 2024 reading challenge. You can find this on their Instagram page, but I’ve included a graphic for ease. They have something to pick from each month so you only need to read 12 books to complete this challenge.
Karen Witemeyer always does a Posse reading challenge in her Facebook group. It’s so fun to see the wide range of books people read and then also to see the ones people choose in common.
Twenty-Four in 2024
The IG platforms @bookswithnopictures and @lemonyreads are doing a 24 in 24 reading challenge. Basically similar to the 23 in 23. You pick 24 reads that have been on your backlist TBR pile for a while and actually read them. :) I think this one is really fun but as a mood reader, I’m not gonna lie, I’m afraid of the commitment.
Christian Fiction Challenge
JaneReads is hosting a challenge strictly for Christian fiction. You can join up on her YouTube page or Instagram profile. This was is a little different in that it has three additional bonus prompts, so you could end up reading 15 books for the year and not just the twelve.
I might be partial to this one just because romance. My heart flutters just wondering about the possible awesome reads I could fit in that category. Not to mention every author on this blog would provide a book for this challenge. Oceana Gottareademall is hosting this one. You can follow her on YouTube or Instagram to keep up with the challenge.
Read Around The World-a-Thon
YouTuber and Bookstagrammer Katie is hosting a read-a-thon focused on the setting of the books. You can watch her YouTube video where she talks about it and follow her there as well. You can also follow her on Instagram.
Around the world in 50 (minus 1) books
This is a Facebook group featuring multi authors. They’ll be reading around the world in 2024 and their first quarter lineup looks interesting. If you’re interested in this one, you can join their Facebook group.
I do a reading challenge every year in my Facebook author group. It’s fun to chat with others about what they read based on the prompt I use.
Eating Our Words Facebook group is also doing a reading challenge. This group has authors like Jaime Jo Wright and Kimberley Woodhouse, to name a couple of the host. They have a PDF documents, so I’m just linking to their group in case you’re interested.
Well, that’s all of the challenges I know of. If I missed any, please leave them in the comments to share with us. They’re so much fun and help us change up are reading habits, in my opinion. Also, I’d like to do a giveaway to help you get started on your 2024 reading.
For a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, please leave a comment telling me your first read for 2024. Comment by 1/8/24 at 11:59pm PDT. A random winner will be picked on 1/9/24 and be emailed (please check your spam folders).