Reading Challenges

For fun this year, I thought I’d participate in a couple of different reading challenges.  I chose a few that I think will benefit my teaching most. 🙂

Challenge #1: Read 100 books this year.  I’ll track this using Goodreads.

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Franny has
read 1 book toward her goal of 100 books.
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I can’t get the stupid widget to update. If you want to check out my progress 🙂 just click on it!

Challenge #2: Read more books from my TBR list. This would be anything that I’ve added to my TBR list in 2013, prior to joining the challenge. I will enter the “First Kiss” level, with a goal to read 30 books already on one of my TBR lists.

This challenge is hosted at Bookish, and you can join by clicking on the button.

TBR Books Read

1. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
2. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
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Challenge #3: Read 25 books (at least) from 25 different authors that are new to me.


This challenge is hosted by Literary Escapism, and you can join by clicking here.

New-To-Me Authors

1. Andrew Smith
2. Brandon Sanderson
3. A.S. King
4. Cassandra Clare
5. Bill Konigsberg
6. Jenny Han
7. Terry Pratchett
8. Susane Colasanti
9. Richelle Mead
10. Carol Lynch Williams
11. Phillip Pullman
12. Tamora Pierce
13. Melina Marchetta
14. James Patterson
15. Ally Carter
16. Wendelin Van Draanen
17. Tom Angleberger
18. Beth Kephart
19. Albert Marrin
20. Sherri Smith
21. Don Calame
22. Courtney Summers
23. Matt de la Pena
24. Alyson Noel
25. Jo Knowles

Challenge #4: Read more ‘physical’ books (as opposed to e-books). This will hopefully encourage me to read more that is or can be put in my classroom library! I will aim for 35 books, which is the ‘Real Book Aficionado’ level. 🙂

Real Book Challenge on Swoony Boys Podcast and Fiction Fare

This challenge is hosted by Swoony Boys Podcast and Fiction Fare, and you can join by clicking on the button.

‘Real’ Books Read

1. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
2. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
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