Monday, October 17, 2016

Humor Reading Challenge 2017

Illustration: A comedy mask reads a book.
Humor Reading Challenge 2017

I've never seen a humor reading challenge offered, so I thought it would be a good idea to start one.  Over the last year or so I've read a lot of books that fall into the humor category, including memoirs and graphic novels. I'll also be doing a Memoir Reading Bingo challenge and an Epistolary Reading Challenge,  and I have participated in the Graphic Novel Challenge for the last two years, so I expect to find some crossovers among the books I read for each of these. 

I've decided to do levels on this one (unlike in two of my other challenges). You may go up a level, but not down.  The levels are as follows:
Cartoonist: 1-5 books
Humor Columnist: 6-10 books 
Comedy Writer:  11-15 books
Stand Up Comedian: More than 15 books 

Guidelines for the Challenge:
  • Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2017. Books must be started on or after January 1 to count. Re-reads are allowed as long as they are read during the specified time frame.
  • Books may cross over to other challenges in which you are participating.
  • Any book (fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, graphic novels, poetry collections, plays, picture books) labeled as humor counts. As such, all book formats (paper, audio, electronic) may be read.
  • You do not need a blog to sign up. You may keep tract of your progress on Goodreads, Amazon or other similar sites with a shelf dedicated to this challenge. Or sign up on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc. 
  • There will be no checkins, nor do you need to post reviews.


Above all, have fun. I look forward to seeing what you choose to read.

NOTE: I have been having issues with Linky, so I will now have those wishing to participate sign up below in the comments. If you've already signed up via the Linky, please leave your sign-up link in the comments. Sorry for any inconvenience.


10 comments:

  1. Signing up at the Cartoonist level. :-) https://cpontius.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/a-challenging-season/

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  2. Love this challenge! I am starting with Cartoonist but hopefully will move up! http://www.wholelattebooks.com/p/2017-humor-reading-challenge.html

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  3. Sue @ Kid Lit Reviews
    http://www.kid-lit-reviews.com
    Start at Cartoonist, but hope to move on up

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  4. Sue @ Kid Lit Reviews
    http://kid-lit-reviews.com
    Cartoonist, but hope to move on up
    My first time here, no joke!

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  5. Sue @ Kid Lit Reviews
    http://kid-lit-reviews.com
    Cartoonist, but hope to move on up
    My first time here, no joke!

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  6. I am joining at my youtube channel.

    Cartoonist

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0JAPqKSMSoaTLLewYIcgQ

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  7. I am joining in and Stand Up Comedian would be my target! Looking forward to lots of smiles and laughs with books this year :)
    http://shilpaagarg.com/2017/01/2017-book-reading-challenges.html

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