2019 Reading Challenge!

Hi everyone it’s Farah and welcome to my
channel, The Farah Project. Today, I’m going to be sharing with you the 2019 Reading
Challenge that I would like to participate in this year and I don’t
usually do these things because I always fail and I go for the really intense
ones The Read Harder, The Book Riot one… there’s just so many really difficult
ones out there that I cannot commit to and I know I can’t commit to but I found
this one by the Modern Mrs. Darcy – I will leave her website link down below.
She’s such an amazing book blogger. She is actually Anne Bogel, who published a
couple of books here and there, 3 books, more, maybe even more. Really great
stuff. I’ve shown them before on my channel but she’s really, really great
she’s got such an incredible website but she also does an annual Reading
Challenge and in the past I found them a little hard to commit to but this year’s
2019 Reading Challenge is really attainable so I decided to give it a go.
I think I’ve already succeeded in reading one of the books and like
ticking off one of the challenges and it’s short and it’s sweet and it’s
manageable. Now I’ve said in a previous video that I was going to do the
Goodreads Reading Challenge and that’s sort of a given, it’s just about how many
books I’m planning to read and if you guys have seen the video then you know
it’s 50 books and I decided to go for something a little bit more attainable
this time as opposed to the usual 100. So now I’m gonna go through the 2019 Modern
Mrs. Darcy 2019 Reading Challenge. The list goes as follows.
Number 1 is, a book you’ve been meaning to read, a book about a topic that
fascinates you, a book in the back list of a favorite author, a book recommended
by someone with great taste, 3 books by the same author, a book you chose for
the cover, a book by an author who is new to you, a book in translation, a book
outside your genre or comfort zone, a book published before you were born.
Accompanying the reading challenge the Modern Mrs. Darcy also put together a
weeding challenge planning guide. Basically you go through these pages
and they help you figure out what kind of books you want to identify so you’re
not stuck. So in the first sheet, for example, you’ll get some books I’ve been
meaning to read – so you list the books that you’ve been meaning to read. Another
one is, topics I find fascinating and they’re related books to those, your
favorite authors and the backlist titles for these authors and then you get
bookish tastes from people that you trust, authors you
want to read more off, books with pretty covers and so on and so forth and it’s
actually really, really nice how she put this whole thing together and it’s
very, very attainable. So that’s it for today’s video in terms of the reading
challenge I want to participate in, I will leave the links relevant down
below and I do hope you guys enjoyed this video. Let me know if you guys are
taking part in any reading challenges this year and if so which ones and as
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watching. I hope you guys enjoyed this video and I will see you with my next
one. Bye.

16 thoughts on “2019 Reading Challenge!

  1. That's really interesting. It's quite easy to achieve as one book could be translated, have a beautiful cover, been published before I was born, about a topic that I love all at the same time!!!

  2. ooh that one looks good! i didn't really think I'd try to do a challenge this year, but i might hop on this bandwagon!

  3. This sounds like a fun challenge, sadly I am doing the "final semester at uni" challenge and have to read too much for my classes to read for fun. ;-;

  4. I have so many challenges for this year! XD coz i want to reduce my tbr. This one seems cool and easy. Love that. 😉 thanks for sharing.

  5. This is a really nice achievable challenge! I like how the categories are all really positive, a great mix of challenging you to pick up something new and also reminding you to read the books you were excited for!

  6. I am participating in my first reading challenge ever, other than the usual of read books for class, work, or church. I am participating in a Harry Potter reading challenge that has made it's way around to all of the teachers I work with. I think we all have started reading at least one of books that we picked out but pretty much have taken January and will take the 1st two weeks of February to get the rest of our books together. It's pretty fun and our students love to call us weird for reading when we don't have to, lol.

  7. I do my own challenge which is to
    one: read 1 non-fiction every month, because I hate it but it's really informative, this month was 'Becoming', next month will be 'I am Malala'!
    Second: find good Muslim representation in books that are not about being a Muslim. Just Muslim characters chilling in a spaceship or battling an evil sorcerer, ya know, normal teenager stuff^^
    Third: Read more diverse authors (last year was 95% white for me and 75% female). (this month I read 4 books by PoC and 11 by white authors… not the greatest ratio but better than last year)
    Four: Read at least one big book a month (over 500pages), cuz they are scary but so worth it.

  8. Good luck! Picking attainable challenges is so important. I'm doing a Retelling Bingo Challenge this year. There's 25 squares which is a lot, but I love fairytale/folklore stories anyway so I don't think it will feel like I'm pushing myself to read them!
    I really like the challenges for this one, as well!

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