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ane237 | 2021 Category Challenge

Editado: Ene 22, 12:07am

Fourteen years on LT, and my first time joining a challenge— this moment feels both momentous and inevitable! I’ve tried various types of reading challenges in the past, but usually find them too constraining or anxiety-inducing. This, however, seems totally possible, fun, and not at all soul-crushing. (I'm also hoping this will inspire me to unpack and catalogue those last few boxes of books hanging about, and actually tackle my tags and general organization. Small steps.)

I wrestled a bit coming up with categories that accurately reflect my reading habits and goals, but ultimately I think this is pretty representative. My usual mysteries and mid-century novels can slide into the alpha or bingo challenges, and the backlog of unread books on my shelves should decrease through some targeted categories while still allowing for variance and guilty pleasure reads.

all categories must contain a ROOT book, i.e. books already owned
books may be used for multiple challenges/categories (3 max)

alphaKIT | bingoDOG | books become them | end(pages) are in sight | happyland | outside my comfort zone | professional/career | recced by friends | three dimensional essays

Editado: Ene 22, 9:38pm

even half the alphabet is a worthy endeavor; all you really need are vowels.
2021 Yearlong..... X Z
January..............P M
February............T K
March.................U R
April....................A W
May.....................I N
June....................C D
July......................S O
August................V J
September.........F L
October..............H E
November.........B Y
December..........G Q
• The Mermaid, The Witch, and The Sea - Maggie Tokuda-Hall
• The Case of the Missing Marquess - Nancy Springer
P.S. I Still Love You - Jenny Han
Pumpkinheads - Rainbow Rowell

Editado: Ene 22, 11:28pm

to row or to blitz in order to succeed

•5) title - author
•6) title - author
•12) title - author
•13) title - author
•14) title - author
•17) Yes No Maybe So - Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saed
•19 or 21 or 23) Nature Poem - Tommy Pico

Editado: Ene 21, 11:51pm

those whose lives are equally—if not more—interesting than the books they wrote
• title - author
• title - author

Editado: Ene 22, 12:01am

unfinished but not forgotten
• title - author
•title - author

Editado: Ene 22, 9:10pm

judgment free guilty pleasures, and spontaneous reminders that reading is fun.
The Mermaid, The Witch, and The Sea - Maggie Tokuda-Hal
Love, Creekwood - Becky Albertalli
Pumpkinheads - Rainbow Rowell
Yes No Maybe So - Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saed
To All The Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han
P.S. I Still Love You - Jenny Han
Always and Forever, Lara Jean - Jenny Han
Not If I See You First - Eric Lindstrom
Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess - Nancy Springer

Ene 21, 11:47pm

tackling different genres, topics, or otherwise challenging tomes.
• title - author
•title - author

Editado: Ene 22, 12:22am

actually reading the entire book instead of just flipping to chapters in an hour of need
• title - author
•title - author

Editado: Ene 21, 11:49pm

the book equivalent of a blind date: will the friendship survive? (these don't have to be owned.)
• title - author
• title - author

Editado: Ene 22, 9:46pm

exhibition catalogues, museum publications, supporting materials
The story of the Bauhaus - Frances Ambler (supporting material; veryclosely echoes the Bauhaus 100 exhibits)
•title - author

Ene 22, 12:07am

Welcome, Ane~ Good luck with your 2021 reading.

Ene 22, 8:04am

Good luck with your reading in 2021! This is also my first year trying the category challenges, and there are a couple of other first-timers around too.

Ene 22, 1:00pm

Welcome to the challenge! "Not at all soul-crushing" is the vibe we are going for here. :)

Ene 22, 2:31pm

Welcome to the Category Challenge, our main goal here is to enjoy our reading.

Ene 22, 4:34pm

Welcome to the challenge, and have a great time with your reading!

Ene 22, 8:38pm

Great setup! Have fun with your challenge :)

Ene 22, 9:28pm

>11 Tess_W:: Thanks!

>12 spiralsheep: Same to you! It's always nice when there's a small batch of new people at the same time.

>13 christina_reads: Wicked, it's no fun when challenges start feeling like personal failings! Thanks for the welcome!

>14 DeltaQueen50: Glad to be here; looking forward to a year of guilt-free reading!

Ene 22, 9:33pm

>15 thornton37814: Thanks for the welcome!

>16 rabbitprincess: Thank you! I'm really enjoying exploring all the different ways everyone has structured their challenges/categories.

Ene 23, 5:38am

Welcome from another new member! I completely agree that challenges should not be stressful, and like you I joined this group because it seemed like a happy place and not one that would make me feel inadequate if I read less or don‘t meet my goals! And this has really come true, I haven‘t been so motivated to read in ages!

Happy reading and nice to meet you here :-)

Ene 23, 10:55am

Welcome! Love the names you found for your categories, especially the "End(pages) are in sight". Happy stress-free reading!