Wednesday, December 29, 2021

HELMET -reading challenge 2022


Here is a new reading challenge for 2022 that was published a few minutes ago:

The Helmet Reading Challenge 2022 | Helmet

The Helmet Reading Challenge 2022

1. A book combining fact and fiction

2. A book where ice or snow plays a major role

3. A book with events in which you would like to be involved in

4. A book with events in which you would not like to be involved in

5. A book featuring someone falling seriously ill

6. A book by an author whose work you have never read before

7. A book about friendship

8. A book where something that is lost, or thought to be lost, is found

9. A book whose protagonist belongs to an ethnic minority

10. A book with a title you find boring

11. A book whose events are not recounted in chronological order

12. A poetry book published within the last five years

13. A children’s or young adult’s book published in the 2000s

14. A book about a historical event

15. A book about a topic you want to learn more about

16. A book with chapters with titles

17. A book that has stirred public debate or caused a scandal

18. A book written by a journalist

19. A book has at least three different narrators

20. A book with characters who have supernatural abilities

21. A book that relates to your childhood

22. A book containing text messages, emails or social media updates

23. A small book

24. A book written by an author from the Middle East

25. A book with a title that includes a cardinal direction

26. A book related to civic activism

27. A book recommended by another Reading Challenge participant

28. A book with a minor as its protagonist

29. A book that describes good and evil

30. A book featuring relocating to a new country

31. A book that includes something you find important

32. A book that breaks community standards

33. A book set in Africa

34. A book written by an author whose name includes a nature word

35. A book including a trial

36. A book that follows the lives of many generations

37. A book with a cover or title that makes you feel good

38. A book where a dream or goal is achieved

39. A collection of short stories

40. A book about a country that no longer exists

41. A comic book or book about a superhero

42. A book about living in a commune or shared flat

43. A book that meets at least three of the challenge items

44. A book with a title that includes a name of a city

45. An award-winning debut novel

46. A book with a cover that is mostly red or a title that includes the word red

47.–⁠48. Two books written by authors belonging to the same family or related to one another

49. A book published in 2022

50. A book recommended by library staff

It is organized by a library in Helsinki, Finland. The Helmet -libraries are the libraries in the Helsinki-area. I will take a look at the prompts and soon start to plan which books I will read for each prompt :) If you want to join, you are more than welcome to join!

Good luck!

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

Cinders' reading challenge 2022

 Hello there! 

This year was so GREAT for me, reading-wise. I have read 80 books in 2021!!! WOW! A new all-time record! :) ...and the year is not over yet, I might still read a little more. My goal was 80 books on GoodReads, so I made it for once. It feels great. I have been thinking of making my own reading challenge for 2022. You may join me in the challenge if you want. I was thinking of writing prompts, a kind of list of the kind of books I want to read. Here it is:

1. a really big book (like huge in size, not thick)

2. a really small book (not just with a few pages but tiny in size)

3. Two books in a series

4. a fantasy stand-alone

5. a book written originally in another language than your mother tongue

6. a book written in verse

7.  a classic

8. a chick-lit book

9. a YA book

10. a book written in your mother tongue (if you have two mother tongues like me, you can choose which one or do both)¨

Let's start off with this list. :) 10 is a nice even number...

Good luck! I will soon take pictures of the books I will choose for each prompt.

Have fun! Hugs from Cindy