I've pledged to read the written word in 2015 to the tune of 5 reading challenges; keeping track of them has already prompted me to create a master chart mapping out a plan of action.

Alphabetically, here's what my 2015 looks like thus far:

  1. Have you heard about the Deal Me In reading challenge hosted by Bibliophilopolis? This one is really different, and it can also be easily combined with other challenges. In this unique play on words, we'll assign each card in the deck to a short story – 52 cards in a deck, 52 weeks in a year. (Nearly all the books for this challenge will come from my Smashwords library.)

  2. Hosted by TheBookNympho & Hot Listens, the Audio book challenge is a new area for me, so it will be – a challenge. I don't have any audio book subscriptions, so for my Newbie entry of 1 to 5 audio books, suggestions from the audience would be appreciated. (Please see my What I'm Reading Now page before making suggestions.)

  3. The yearly Good Reads challenge (where I'll do my best to fulfill my usual 50 books) has become a staple challenge of mine since 2011.

  4. Historical Tapestry* is the challenge I'll have to concentrate on; it's the category most dear to me and I take the books in this genre seriously. Not only is this my preferred genre to write in – it's also the one I enjoy reading more than any other. So far I have a dozen historicals scheduled, but I'm not going to promise all of them will get read this year. (I receive ARCs throughout the year, win books in giveaways and volunteer to “beta” read for other authors, so at times I have a lot on my literary plate.) *At the time of this post, I haven't seen the sign-up page for this challenge yet, but will link to it soon as it becomes live.

  5. Operation Actually Read Your Bible, also known as Operation Deepen Your Faith, hosted by Becky's Book Reviews, is a no-brainer for those of us who read the Bible daily anyway. I use the New World Translation for daily reading, study and reference.

How many of you will be joining reading challenges this year? Which ones have caught your eye? What's the most books you've ever read in one year? Do you schedule which books you read or choose them on the fly? Connect with  me and let's get the conversation rolling!

Robyn