What is Simply...Challenging?

In brief, Simply...Challenging is my challenge blog. Here, I'm only listing the reading (and 1 writing) challenges I am/have taken part in, as well as book lists for each. My reviews are posted at Goodreads. Yes, it seems weird, but right now, it works for me. ;)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Looking Ahead (pt. 3)

Too many choices.  Le sigh.

Historical Fiction Challenge, hosted by the group of readers at Historical Tapestry - I (unofficially) completed this challenge last year at the lowest level.  I might attempt it again, maybe at 5 books...?

Chunkster Challenge, hosted by Wendy and (new this year) Vassily with it's own blog - Though the current challenge isn't yet done (I'm half-way there!), a new one is promised (not yet posted) starting in February 2012.

An Illustrated Year: 2012 Picture Book Challenge, hosted by Jennifer at An Abundance of Books - First off: I.  Love.  The.  Button.  Seriously cute.  However, 24 pb's max?!  Really?  I'll probably hold off on this challenge and wait to see if another one comes along...

Historical Romance Reading Challenge, hosted by Danielle at Romance Book Junkies - Just 12 historical romances during the course of the year...I think I can do this! ;)  Entered!  Challenge post

Titanic 100th Anniversary Reading Challenge, hosted by Nicola at Back to Books - In honour of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic (and as Nicolas states, there will no doubt be a plethora of books released this year for that very reason), this challenge aims to get us educated on the particulars in all types of media (fiction, non-fiction, children's movies, documentaries, etc.).  Participants can choose between 6 or 12 combo's.

Ireland Reading Challenge, hosted by Carrie at Books and Movies - The challenge is to read everything Ireland!  There are 4 levels to choose from (between 4 - 10+ books) plus a mini-challenge (which qualifies as extra entry/ies for the giveaway).  And the giveaway?  A lovely copy of For the Love of Ireland: a Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers.  Entered!  Challenge post

Just For Fun Reading Challenge, hosted by Dollycas (from Escape with Dollycas) and available as a Goodreads group - This challenge is dead easy: read 1 book a month for 12 months just for fun.  Entered  My challenge post is at Goodreads

Victorian Challenge, hosted by Laura from Laura's Reviews - The challenge is to read everything Victorian!  I'm pretty sure It includes non-fiction (but the host doesn't specifically state that, so I've left a comment-question), in which case so it's perfect!  There are no levels to choose from, but each month will feature a different Victorian author.  Entered!  Challenge post

Venice in February, hosted by Dolce Bellezza and Ally (of Snow Feathers) with a dedicated blog - Join the hosts in February 2012 to read all about Venice.

Year of the Fantasy Classic, hosted by Kenda of Lurv a la Mode - An informal reading challenge with no limits or lists, just classic fantasy books. 

52 Books in 52 Weeks, hosted by Robin (of My Two Blessings) with a dedicated blog - The goal is to read a book a week for the year.  There are 5 mini-challenges (described) as well as weekly challenges (to come). Entered!  Challenge post 

Immigrant Stories Challenge, hosted by BooksNYC at Books in the City - The challenge is to read stories about immigrants - fiction, non-fiction, etc.  The challenge caught my eye and the non-fiction made it even more interesting...I can definitely see myself participating in this challenge! ;)

There are 2 specifically Australian challenges to choose from...
Australian Women Writers Book Challenge, hosted by the ladies at Australian Women Writers blog OR
Aussie Author Challenge, hosted by Joanne at Booklover Book Reviews - Participating in either of these would push my reading boundaries - I know I want to read more Canadian in the coming year (it's an ongoing goal), but either of these would also be good - and the levels are fairly easy (women - 3, 6 or 10, with an additional "genre" challenge or author - 3 or 12).  Plus, I love the button for the Aussie Women challenge! ;)

Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge, hosted by Melissa from Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf - Read fiction/non-fiction that deals with witches and/or witchcraft, with levels from Initiate (1-5) to Crone (16-20).  As much as I hate to take on another challenge, I cannot resist this one!  Entered!  Challenge post
Additionally, there is Julie's (at The Domestic PaganPagan Reading Challenge (with 9 levels, reading from 1 - 41+ books and some further challenge suggestions) as well as Magaly's (of Pagan Culture) Witchy Books Reading Challenge (which has 4 levels of 4-35+ books).  Why do I always find these things out after I've signed up for one...? Sigh.

Romance Reading Challenge, hosted by Naida of The Bookworm - Now in it's 5th year!  The challenge is to read at least 5 romance novels, regardless of sub-genre.  Entered!  Challenge post

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