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. ;)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Short Story Reading Challenge

1 January 2012 - 31 December 2012

Laura and Sandra of Library of Clean Reads are hosting the Short Story Reading Challenge.

The challenge here is to read collections (not individual) short stories.  Any format and age range is acceptable.  There is also a separate post for linking up reviews participants have written during the course of the challenge.

There are 4 levels to choose from:

Tell Me a Story - read 1-3 short story collections
Stories Abound - read 4-6 short story collections
Tales Galore - read 7-9 short story collections
Anthology Supreme - read 10-12 short story collections


I like reading short story collections and have found some favourite new authors that way!  However, I also tend to read bits and pieces of collections and it sometimes takes me quite a while to finish all the stories!  I'm hoping this challenge will help me get over that, and I've decided to join at the Stories Abound level (6 books).

As titles are read, they will be added, dated, a link to a review posted, and (finally, since I love to do it!) crossed out.


  1. Hi Jenn,
    I'm so excited you're joining me on this challenge! I look forward to reading your reviews.

  2. Thanks for hosting it! I'm excited to start making my list - and reading! ;)