I have found that reading challenges help me focus my reading, although some of them don't present much of a challenge because they simply indicate my reading interests. Those records simply help me keep track.
Some of the challenges are external to this blog while others are hosted here or on a blog that I manage.
In practical terms I do allow some challenges to overlap, that is, most books will appear in more than one challenge.
In addition many of the challenges are simply continuations of challenges I took on last year, and are a reflection of my reading interests.
I have created a special 2014 Reading Challenges Update page for more detailed records and a visual summary..
The reading challenges I've joined
- Outdo yourself reading challenge 2014: aiming for 145
- Canadian Reading Challenge 2014
- Agatha Christie Reading Challenge
- 2014 Global Reading Challenge
- USA Fiction Challenge
- 2014 Aussie Author reading challenge
- 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge
- British Books Challenge 2014 hosted by Feeling Fictional
- Vintage Mystery BINGO 2014: Silver & Gold Edition
- 2014 Ebook Reading Challenge
- New to me authors - a personal challenge
- Not crime fiction - a personal challenge
- Nordic reading challenge - a personal challenge unless I find an "official" one
- New Zealand reading challenge - again a personal challenge unless I can find someone hosting an "official" one.
- Translated crime fiction - a personal challenge that will overlap with many of the other reading challenges that I have undertaken.