Monday, September 4, 2017

Trying to Decide on Reading Challenge Topics for 2018 - bingo card generator

It's still early, but I just got to thinking about what reading challenges I'm going to host next year. Signup announcements on blogs and websites that host the challenges start popping up as early as November and for the last two years, I got ahead of the game by coming up with ideas as early as summer time.  But this year, I've been so preoccupied with writing my memoir that I didn't start thinking about challenges until today.  Since I'm so into working on a memoir, I'd love to do a memoir challenge again next year. I'm not sure on the format, but was thinking of doing a checklist this time rather than the bingo-card one I did this year. Participants will be able to choose what memoir topics they want to read while meeting a minimum number of books (all this and other guidelines to be determined later).

But I'm not too certain on whether to offer the other challenges I did this year. Since 2016, I've been hosting the Literary Loners Challenge (the first challenge I ever hosted), but am not too sure about bringing that one back.

Also this year, I hosted two new challenges: Humor and Epistolary.  I might consider bring one or both of those back, but am not too sure.

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This year, there was a Creativity Reading Challenge, but the blog hosting that one has been deleted. I'm still reading for this one, however, as it is an interesting topic for a reading challenge.  maybe I'll consider picking up this one or doing a similar challenge topic.

I may even come up with another idea altogether. If that happens, I will let you know. 

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  1. Good luck. I will watch with interest.

  2. The Memoir Bingo seems a perfect fit and a great idea.

  3. I am doing your Memoir Bingo challenge for 2017, and I am surprised that I've read more memoirs so far than I had initially planned! This is why I love joining reading challenges, because it makes me branch out. I hope you continue with the Memoir Bingo for 2018.

    1. I definitely want to do a Memoir Reading Challenge next year, though I may do it as a checklist rather than bingo. For the checklist, I will have different categories similar to (if not the same as) this this year, and will require participants to read a minimum number of books.

      I'm still not sure about the other challenges yet.