Now that my own Big Book Summer Challenge has ended, I've decided to add a new challenge to my current Reading Challenges: the Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge, co-hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, Tanya of Mom's Small Victories.
The rules are pretty simple because you make your own rules! The general idea is to challenge yourself to read books either set in other places, about other cultures, or by authors from other places/cultures, and you set your own timing and goals. Since I normally participate in annual challenges, I've chosen an odd timing for my goals of about 16 months, just so it'll coincide with my other Reading Challenges that will start in January and end in December 2015:
- To read at least 10 books set in other places/cultures by the end of 2015
I'll track my progress on my main Challenge Page - I already track where my books take place for the Where Are You Reading Challenge anyway.
OK, I guess that's it - easy-peasy. If you want to sign-up yourself, just use the above link and choose your own goals.
Now, they are also hosting a Readathon within the challenge: Travel the World in Books Readathon, running from September 1 - 14. I'm a bit late, but it's been a busy week! This works well for me because I am already reading The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo for my neighborhood book group next week - it is set in Malaysia and about Chinese culture, so it's a perfect fit. No idea what I'll read after that, but I have overflowing TBR shelves to choose from!
It's not too late for you, either - head over and sign up for the Readathon and be eligible for their giveaways (better late than never is pretty much my life motto!)