Challenging Myself in 2021…

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These are the challenges I’m participating in during 2021. Each image links to where each challenge has its own page (under the Challenges menu at top) where I’ll track my progress. I’ve also linked to the host of each challenge so you can learn more if you are interested.

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Goodreads Challenge

GOAL: 200 books

Hosted at Goodreads

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2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge

The aim of the Nonfiction Reader Challenge is to encourage you to make nonfiction part of your reading experience during the year.

GOAL: Nonfiction Know-It-All (12 books)

Hosted at Book’d Out

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2021 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge

The AWW challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female, living in or outside Australia, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year.

GOAL: 50 books

Hosted at Australian Women Writer’s

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2021 Aussie Author Challenge

The objective of this reading challenge is to showcase the quality and diversity of the books being produced by Australian authors.

GOAL: Emu (24 books)

Hosted at Booklover Book Reviews

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2021 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Read Historical Fiction, any sub-genre of historical fiction is accepted (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, History/Non-Fiction, etc.)

GOAL: Ancient History (25 books)

Hosted at The Intrepid Reader

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2021 Books In Translation Challenge

You can read a book that’s been translated from any language into the language of your choosing. The challenge is not limited to translations to or from English.

GOAL: Conversationalist (6 books)

Hosted at Introverted Reader

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2021 Cloak and Dagger Challenge

You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.

GOAL: Detective (16-25 books)

Hosted at Carol’s Notebook

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2021 What’s In A Name? Challenge

Choose 6 books which have titles that fit 6 specified prompts.

GOAL: 6 books

Hosted at Carolina’s Book Nook

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 07:58:43

    What a satisfying sense of accomplishment! Congrats! Looking forward to a Happy “hopeful and book filled” New Year! 🥂🎉

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  2. Literary Feline
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 08:04:42

    Good luck with your reading challenges this year! Looks like we are doing 3 together. 🙂 I set my 2021 Goodreads Challenge to match the age my daughter will be this coming year. My hope is to complete it by the end of February at the latest. LOL

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  3. Gofita
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 08:25:13

    I love seeing the new challenges posts! I’m sticking with two officially but have a couple of others I’m going to try to work on as well. Good luck!

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  4. Sanch @ Sanch Writes
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 09:35:22

    Great challenges! Good luck with them all. I’m only doing the Goodreads one this year and setting a target of just 48. The only other one I’m contemplating is the Unread Shelf because my TBR piles are out of control!

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  5. Kate W
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 10:13:58

    We’re doing a few of the same challenges this year – I’m determined to complete your Nonfiction challenge this year (I fell one short last year), and I’ve already worked out possibilities for each category.

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  6. Helen Murdoch
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 11:56:04

    We’ve got a couple of overlap challenges this year. It will be fun to see what books you choose so I get new ideas.

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  7. Carla
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 12:28:33

    Wow, that is a lot of challenges but it certainly has various genres which is something I always look for. Good luck with your future completion and enjoy all your books this year.

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  8. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 13:14:05

    So many challenges, but good luck!

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  9. ThoughtsBecomeWords
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 13:33:57

    Happy New Year, Shelleyrae. Wonderful challenges! I would like to display both the Australian Women Writers Challenge and the Aussie Author Reading Challenge on my blog without joining in. Can I do this? Gretchen.

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  10. Tammy
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 13:34:34

    These are great challenges, good luck😁

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  11. Tina
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 02:48:02

    200 books?! You are my reading hero 🙂 I have only signed up for your nonfiction challenge and Marg’s historical fiction challenge. I have bene tempted to sign up again for the Aussie one and haven;t done the Australian Women’s challenge but thats intriguing. My trouble for some Australian books is getting access to some titles. I’m still waiting on the Chris Hammer book Silver!

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  12. tracybham
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 04:44:24

    I will be signing up for your nonfiction challenge soon. That will probably be the one that is the hardest for me. I also plan to sign up for the Cloak and Dagger Challenge and the Historical Fiction Challenge.

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  13. Sam@WLABB
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 10:21:05

    Those prompts for What’s in a Name are interesting and challenging too. Good luck with all your challenges!

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  14. Susan
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 10:53:39

    Wow 200 books! Are there enough hours in a day for 200?! I wish you good luck. I will stick with 70. ha.

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  15. allthebookblognamesaretaken
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 11:53:24

    I love seeing all the challenges people are participating in for the coming year – one of the many reasons this is my fave time of year to be a book blogger. Everything is new and wonderful again. Happy Reading!

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  17. Izabel Brekilien
    Jan 04, 2021 @ 03:19:08

    I see you’re heading for ancient history with 25 books for the Historical fiction challenge, i’ll be happy to read your reviews – mine will be a poor 5 books, but I’m taking the opportunity to clear my physical shelves ^^

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  18. Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    Jan 04, 2021 @ 04:39:33

    Good luck with all of these! I’ve joined the Goodreads and What’s In A Name? one as well as the Beat The Backlist challenge and Netgalley And Edelweiss Challenge.

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  19. dianthaa
    Jan 04, 2021 @ 21:35:22

    These challenges look great, I keep trying to browse around and pick some, but most of the lists I’ve found have been too overwhelming. I’ll probably join Books in Translation Reading Challenge, as reading 6 translated books in 2020 was a goal I didn’t reach.

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  20. waytoofantasy
    Jan 05, 2021 @ 12:04:04

    Oh good luck with these! Especially the 200 books for Goodreads, that’s quite a lot!

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  21. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Jan 06, 2021 @ 01:01:28

    Good luck with all of your reading challenges this year, I’ll be doing 5 of them with you 🙂

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  22. hibernatorslibrary
    Jan 07, 2021 @ 02:46:00

    Good luck with all your challenges! I have decided to be challenge-free this year, as I need to focus on reading my own books as much as possible. But I guess THAT’s my challenge!

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  23. BookerTalk
    Jan 13, 2021 @ 06:07:11

    Oh my gosh how on earth can you keep track of all those different challenges! You must be much better organised than I am.

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