I'm kicking off the New Year with an I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge. This is an easy low-key challenge to help introduce new readers to indie books and encourage current indie readers to find some new favorites.
» All genres welcome
» Runs the entire year
» Jump in at any time
» Must be self-published titles or small indie press
» Authors are welcome and encouraged to participate in the challenge because you're a reader too!
The challenge goals for the year are:
- 1-6 books - Bronze
- 7-12 books - Silver
- 13-18 books - Gold
- 19-24 books - Platinum
- 25-30 books - Diamond
- 31-36 books - Bronze Elite
- 37-42 books - Silver Elite
- 43-48 books - Gold Elite
- 49-54 books - Platinum Elite
- 55+ books - Diamond Elite
» There are two levels so you can choose the one that fits your reading style and speed.
» This challenge can easily overlap other challenges you are doing.
» Not sure which level to shoot for? Treat it like a step-up challenge. Just start at the bottom then when you reach the end of one level just "step-up" to the next level. See how many steps you can take by the end of the year.
Need more of a challenge? Try these OPTIONAL add-ons that can be applied at any level:
- Only count unique authors (in other words an author can only be counted once even if you read more than one of their books)
- Do not overlap with any other challenges
- Do a modified A-Z on author names - each last name must begin with a different letter of the alphabet. If you get through all the letters just start over again!
If you want to participate just add a link in the comments to your blog or website where you are keeping your list. Don't have a blog or website or don't want to use it to keep your list? No problem...I have a thread for this challenge started over at Goodreads in the Nothing But Reading Challenges group located HERE. You can keep your list there and also make recommendations for books you've read and enjoyed to help guide others to some good readin'. (No author self-promotion in that thread please).
Feel free to grab the button or banner and spread the word on your blog or website (please link back to this post).
So, are you up for the challenge? I double-dog dare ya! :)
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Participants from comments with active links: