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2021 Reading Challenges I’m joining ๐Ÿ“š #TackleMyTBR, #QueerBookFun, Goodreads & VA Readalong

2021 Challenges

Hello fellow bookworms ๐Ÿ“š It’s time for one of my favorite posts of the beginning year: announcing what Reading Challenges I’ll be joining in 2020! Just like Readathons, I adore Reading Challenges so much because they are fun (with cool features), boost my reading and foster interact with other readers.ย  I’ve done another separate post last week to talk about the TBR for my own Reading challenge, the Out of Comfort Zone 2021 Reading Challenge, so definitely head over if you’ve missed me talking about my own challenge plans ๐Ÿฅฐ

I’ve included some information about the 2021 Challenges I’m joining (please see the announcement post I linked for further information, ) and featured my tentative TBR. All images used (be it banners or extra badges) were made by the Challenge Host(s) that I have linked!! My TBR’s are only 3 books long this year as in 2020 the long TBR’s overwhelmed me and I didn’t get around to most books anyway. You might also see that I’ve joined some different challenges this year, as e.g. I’m not joining the LibraryLove Challenge again as I’m already using the library a lot and want to focus more on my owned books! Other challenges I participated in last year didn’t seem to return this year, so I included some new to me challenges โค

Quick 2020 Reading Challenge Checkin โœ…

  • I read 165 books out of my 65 book target for my Goodreads Reading Challenge
  • I barely read anything from my 2020 TBR which is why I won’t have one this year ๐Ÿ˜…
  • I only read 12 books for StartOnYourShelfathon, but I hope to do better next yearโœจ
  • I read 32 books for YARC, gaining the Giant Panda badge ๐Ÿ’—
  • I read 46 Books for Here & Queerathon ๐ŸŒˆ
  • I read 85 books for the Library Love Challenge, gaining the highest level: Library Card on Fire ๐Ÿ’Œ
  • I read 53 books for my own Out of Comfort Zone Challenge, earning the Adventurer Badge ๐Ÿ’—

2021 Reading Challenge Index ๐Ÿ“š

  1. Goodreads Reading Challenge
  2. #TackleYourTBR2021
  3. #QueerBookFun2021
  4. St. Vladimir’s Readalong

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Goodreads Reading Challenge ๐Ÿ“–

This year my aim is to read 65 Books! This is literally my goal every year because it’s attainable for me and therefore stress free โค This goes well with my plans to not put too much pressure on my reading this year and just mood read and enjoy books! You can follow me on Goodreads if you’d like to see my progress throughout the year ๐Ÿฅฐ

Ohhh look at that color!! Really loving it! ๐Ÿ’œ

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#TackleYourTBR2021 ๐Ÿ“š

2021 Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge

I’m happy that I used my library so much this past year and also got access to a digital library with a large collection of ebooks and audiobooks. However, this also meant that I’ve barely read any books from my TBR and tbh I especially miss reading physical books (though I also like reading on my Kindle) ๐Ÿฅบ I knew I wanted to join a challenge to read more from my TBR, which is why I’m excited to finally #TackleMyTBR in 2021! The challenge is hosted by Kim @ย kimberlyfayereads and I like that you can adjust your goal according to how many books you want to read from your TBR each month ๐Ÿฅฐ

Me attempting to shrink my TBR ๐Ÿ“š

How you can join (information provided by Kim) ๐Ÿ“š

  • The 2021 Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge runs January 1, 2021 โ€“ December 31, 2021. You can join at any time.
  • The goal is to read at leastย ONEย book from your TBR every month. It can be an ARC, ebook, audiobook or print โ€“ your choice. Any reading is good reading!
  • If one TBR book a month isnโ€™t enough, set your goal higher! Do you think you can read five a month? Ten? Go big or go home! There are some goal levels below if thatโ€™s your thing.
  • You donโ€™t have to be a blogger to participate. You can track your progress on Goodreads, Insta, Facebook, Twitter, YouTubeโ€ฆ wherever you want!
  • Use #TackleMyTBR2021 on social media.
  • Feel free to use the banner graphic on your posts and/or social media.
  • Link up below to declare your intentions.
  • Tell your friends!ย [Shortlink:ย https://ki.mreads.link/tacklemytbr2021]ย 

Challenge Levels

Back again this year: challenge levels!ย (Unsurprising to anyone who knows me, theyโ€™re football-themed.)ย Pick a level, any level!ย (These are all based on a 1-5+ books per month average.)

  • Safety:ย read 12 TBR books
  • Blitz:ย read 13-24 TBR books
  • First Down:ย read 25-36 TBR books
  • Field Goal:ย read 37-48 TBR books
  • Hail Mary:ย read 49-60 TBR books
  • Touchdown:ย read 61+ TBR books

And because reviewing is so important, Iโ€™ve added a couple of bonus levels!

  • Extra Point:ย review half of the TBR books you read
  • Two-Point Conversion:ย review all the TBR books you read

My #TackleYourTBR Goals ๐Ÿ“š

OOCZ 2021 TBR

I almost wrote #TackleMyTBR TBR but it sounded strange ๐Ÿ˜‚ My goal for this challenge is to read 2 books from my TBR per Month (be it Kindle or Physical), because I know that I likely won’t get to more and I don’t want to overwhelm myself right at the start. I’ve picked three physical books that I want to read the most but I’m allowing myself to be flexible! Last year I put all the oldest books on my shelves on my TBR and it didn’t really motivate me, so this year I’m switching things up! Here are the three books I want to get to the most right now ๐Ÿ’—

  • The Dire King (William Ritter) ๐Ÿ“š
  • Supernova (Marissa Meyer) ๐Ÿ“š
  • Courting Darkness (Robin LaFevers) ๐Ÿ“š

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#QueerBookFun2021 ๐ŸŒˆ

This year I want to focus on reading books with LGBTQ representation again, as I want to make sure that I don’t only read from a variety of genres but also make space for diverse books on my TBR! For 2021 I found the #QueerBookFun Reading Challenge, which is hosted by Alexandra @ enthralledbookworm and looks really nice! There is a bingo board and reading templates provided and I cannot wait to join in โค You can also find the challenge on StoryGraph!

The Bingo Board (graphic provided by Alexandra)ย ๐ŸŒˆ

My #QueerBookFun TBR ๐ŸŒˆ

OOCZ 2021 TBR (1)

As of right now, I’m sharing my top 3 books I’m most excited to read for the Readathon ๐Ÿฅฐ However, I have a lot more books I’m looking forward to reading this year, it’s going to be good! My priority reads are a mix of different genres and formats! I’ll be listening to All The Boys Aren’t Blue on the audiobook from my library (this is a memoir/nonfiction book), I’ve recently gotten an eArc for A Dark and Hollow Star (Fantasy & fairies) and I’ll be reading Heartstopper Volume 4 (a cute graphic novel) when it comes out in May this year! โค

  • All Boys Aren’t Blue (George M. Johnson) ๐ŸŒˆย 
  • A Dark and Hollow Star (Ashley Shuttleworth) ๐ŸŒˆย 
  • Heartstopper Vol 4. (Alice Oseman) ๐ŸŒˆย 

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St. Vladimir’s 2021 Readalong ๐Ÿฆ‡

I adored Vampire Academy when I read it back in high school and have been meaning to reread it forever. I never got around to doing it, which is why I was beyond excited to see a VA themed Readalong for 2021!! Each month is dedicated to reading another book in the original Vampire Academy series and then it’s moving on to the spin-off Bloodlines series! I never got around to reading the latter, so this is my chance to finally read it. I’m 100% hyped and ready to dive back into the VA obsession from my teen yearsย ๐Ÿฅฐ

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The movie wasn’t the best, but I still have a soft spot for it ๐Ÿฅบ

How you can join (information provided by the hosts) ๐Ÿฆ‡

We’ll be reading one book a month (ex. Vampire Academy in January, Frostbite in February, Shadow Kiss in March, etc.) and having an end-of-month live show discussion on Trinh’s channel. Joel will be joining us for the first discussion, and we hope you can join along!ย 

Hosts

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • on-page death, grief, political manipulation, dead parents, car accident,
  • student-teacher relationship, bullying, betrayal, alcoholism, murdered animals
  • cutting, suicidal thoughts, addictionย 

Readalong Schedule ๐Ÿฆ‡

  • January โžฝ Vampire Academy (#1) ๐Ÿ”„
  • February โžฝ Frostbite (#2) ๐Ÿ”„
  • March โžฝ Shadow Kiss (#3) ๐Ÿ”„
  • April โžฝ Blood Promise (#4) ๐Ÿ”„
  • May โžฝ Spirit Bound (#5) ๐Ÿ”„
  • June โžฝ Last Sacrifice (#6) ๐Ÿ”„
  • July โžฝ Bloodlines (#1)
  • August โžฝ The Golden Lily (#2)
  • September โžฝ The Indigo Spell (#3)
  • October โžฝ The Fiery Heart (#4)
  • November โžฝ Silver Shadows (#5)
  • December โžฝ The Ruby Circle (#6)

The First Liveshow!! ๐Ÿฆ‡

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14 thoughts on “2021 Reading Challenges I’m joining ๐Ÿ“š #TackleMyTBR, #QueerBookFun, Goodreads & VA Readalong

  1. I didn’t know about the Vampire Academy readalong! I’ve never read that series and have always wanted to know what all the hype was about it. Perhaps that might be the next audio book I listen to as I don’t have the physical copies.

    On another note, I love year-long readathons or challenges. I have a hard time with readathons that are less than a month in length because I can never read more then 1-2 books a week it seems!

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    1. I recommend Vampire Academy, even after all these years. I reread it again after a long time and still love it as much – the books are so much fun ๐Ÿฅฐ

      I also love the annual Reading Challenges and tend to stick to month-long Readathons nowadays, as I also tend to like a bit more time to finish books and not stress about it ๐Ÿ˜„

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  2. It so great to see these readathons. I’m really not that up to date with many but I think there are such a good idea and so fun !! I wish you all the luck with them. I think the queer book fun looks great and I of course love how colourful the bingo board is. I hope you are able to read some great books and your TBR looks great. I want to read all of those books too.
    The VA readalong looks so fun and I hope it is able to bring back those memories.
    Again, Best of luck with all of these, Caro ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. I love researching what Reading Challenges are happening, there are some great Masterlists out there with so much information ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you, Sophie! I’m so happy to have discovered the Queer Book Fun, as it’s got such a lovely design / idea! I’ve already read two books from my owned TBR this month, which is a lot for me ๐ŸŽ‰
      I’m honestly having so much fun with the VA Readalong, it brings back all the nostalgia ๐Ÿ˜„

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿฅฐ I’ve become a bigger mood reader as the years go on and really wanted to only put the books on my TBR that were my top priority ๐Ÿ˜Š The movie wasn’t that accurate, but so much fun! I wish they had done a TV Show though, that would have maybe worked better!

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