Saturday, December 2, 2017

Wild Wild West Reading Challenge 2018

I've not been a big reader of Westerns, but I have read a few so far, including a western-themed romance. And sometimes it's good to get out of one's reading comfort zone, so I want to try this one, reading two at least, maybe more. Go here to sign up.

Challenge Levels:
  • Lasso and Chaps: Read 2 westerns
  • Bandana and Vest: Read 4 westernsWild Wild West Challenge 2018
  • Saddle and Horse: Read 6 westerns
  • Boots and Spurs: Read 8 westerns
  • Six-guns and Stetson: Read 10 or more westerns
The Fine Print
  • The challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2018. Choose your challenge level from the list above and commit to reading that number of westerns. You can always move up a level if you get a hankerin’ fer more.
  • For the purposes of this challenge, a western is defined as “a book set in the American Old West frontier and typically set from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century.” That definition can be stretched a bit to include books like Eowyn Ivey’s To the Bright Edge of the World about the Alaskan frontier, or even books like Sackett’s Land, the first of Louis L’Amour’s western series about the Sackett family, even though it begins in 17th century England. If you’re unfamiliar with the western genre, a good place to begin looking for books is the list of Spur Award winners. And here’s a list of the best western novels of the 20th century, according to the Western Writers of America.
  • Nonfiction books are fine, too, as long they make up no more than half of the western books you read for your level.
  • You can sign up anytime from now until November 1, 2018.
  • Re-reads are good, as are ebooks and audiobooks. Books you read for this challenge can also cross over to other challenges and vice-versa.
  • You can list your books in advance or you can list them as you read them. If you list them in advance feel free to edit the list at any time but try to reach your committed level of books.
  • You don’t have to have a blog to participate, but if you do then please use the linkup button below to share your sign-up post. If you don’t have a blog then please leave a comment below stating your committed level.
  • I’ll be posting monthly check-ins to allow you to share your progress and any book reviews you write. Writing reviews is not necessary, but I for one would love to know what you think of the books you’ve read.
    So saddle up, pardner! Let’s get this wagon train movin’ and explore the Wild Wild West!

Here is what I am reading:

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