Reading Outside My Comfort Zone: Ultimate Reading Challenge 2015

So I’ve decided to broaden my horizons with the BookRiot Read Harder Challenge, but that wasn’t enough for me.  Oh, no.  Hence my acceptance of the Ultimate Reading Challenge from POPSUGAR.

This one is (to me) not quite as formal as some of the other challenges.  No link-ups or anything, just a Facebook group.  And I am so not a fan of Facebook groups, especially huge ones.  Nevertheless, I love the idea of reading the huge variety of books on the challenge list.  I suppose I should share them with you…

ultimate reading challengeAs you can see (especially if you read my blog regularly), a lot of the books on this list are way out of my comfort zone.  But that’s a good thing, right?  There’s more to life than YA dystopias, right?

I’ve actually set up a spreadsheet of all of my challenges for this year, since they all allow overlaps.  I’ve created separate categories for each challenge, so you’ll be able to see which challenge(s) the review fits (just in case you care).

I highly recommend this challenge for those of you who aren’t bloggers.  Just grab the list, read, and check off the items.  If you feel like being accountable to anyone else, check out the Facebook group and set up a list on GoodReads.  I think most of us are guilty of staying within one section of the bookstore (or library), and when it comes to reading, trying something new is never a bad thing.

Oh, and don’t forget to sign up for LeilaReads updates!  I know you don’t want to miss a thing!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Ashley

    So intrigued by all these challenges, but not ready to formally join in yet. I’m curious if you can double-count books within a challenge – like a book by a female author set in your hometown? (Sidenote: How many people never read books by female authors??)

    Also, I’m not sure I ever didn’t read a book I was supposed to read for school. Reading was the easy homework! Although I didn’t quite finish Gulliver’s Travels senior year.

    1. Leila

      You can’t double count within a challenge. I’m having a huge problem with the hometown one. I figure I’ll just do one that takes place in Iowa since I can’t find one I’d be willing to read that takes place in Dubuque. And you’re so right about the female author.

      I also read all the books I was supposed to in school, so I’m reading one that is typically taught but that I didn’t have in any of my classes – The Catcher in the Rye

  2. Tig Carson

    Wow, this is some list! I might have to give it a try. Though I will def be hard pressed to find a few on here – home town especially.

    1. Leila

      Yeah, I’m going with home state. Nothing I’m interested in is set in Dubuque, Iowa!

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