This post and subsequent updates will be linked at 2019 Reading Assignment Challenge Page (link coming soon).
It looks like there has been a nice new twist to the Reading Assignment Challenge for 2019! And while I'd been still considering joining this challenge, I was kind of wary of how I'd go about it.
But with these new changes, I have to admit, I'm kind of fired up!
From Because Reading:
And to add onto that, we get three different Professor's courses we can register for:
Reading Levels are now known as either Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Classes, but the concept is still the same.
And this time we will get graded per semester for each class:
Once again, I'm pretty fired up about this new change in the Reading Assignment Challenge. And while I had considered just dipping in and doing the Beginner Class for all three Professor's courses, I decided to go all out and dive right into 2019! Well... sort of.
For Professor AuthorLuv's Course, I will take the Intermediate level Class.
For Professor Genre's Course, I will take the Advanced level Class.
For Professor Mix-It-Up's Course, I will take the Beginner level Class.
This will guarantee that I will need to read at least six books each month, which, in the past, would have been small potatoes. And if I can stumble my way out of my reading slump, I'll be able to achieve this, so it's more motivation than anything. I might be over-stepping, but at least it will only be for the first five months, and then I can re-enroll if I'm feeling overwhelmed... Or advance to higher classes if I'm feeling super confident!
And also... I think I could use a bit more motivation this coming year. I've been in the mother of all reading slumps since January (yes, a whole year!), with brief moments of improvement, though sparse. I'd been trying to play it laid back all year so as not to overdo it, but maybe what I really need is some direction...
So we'll see how the year goes. Or at least how this first spring semester pans out!
For more details, visit the 2019 Reading Assignment Challenge sign up post (linked here and at the beginning).
Professor AuthorLuv - Intermediate Class (credits: 2): I will be reading books by Amanda Quick.
Professor Genre - Advanced Class (credits: 3): I will be reading historical fiction books of any sub-type genre (general historical fiction, historical romance, historical mysteries, etc.).
Some of the authors I plan on reading from include: Courtney Milan, Tessa Dare, Kelly Bowen, Anna Lee Huber, and I especially plan on reading Deanna Raybourn's newest installment of her Victoria Speedwell series, A Dangerous Collaboration.
Professor Mix-It-Up - Beginner's Class (credits: 1): Below is my finalized reading list for the spring semester.
I am going to try not to overlap books between courses. Since I chose to read Amanda Quick books for Professor AuthorLuv's course, I will not count any of this author's books towards Professor Genre's course until I've completed my assignment that month. So if I've read two Amanda Quick books towards Professor AuthorLuv's course, a possible third Amanda Quick book will go towards Professor Genre's course to fulfill my requirements there.
As for Professor Mix-It-Up's classes, I've purposely chosen books that cannot count towards either of the other two courses--non-historical and non-Amanda Quick. In fact, all five of the books on this list are books I already own, if only because I feel like I need to get to reading stuff already on my physical and digital shelves. Five isn't a whole lot, but it's a start, and I don't want to give myself too many restrictions.
I might be getting a bit over-strict, but I feel like I'd be cheating otherwise. But in the long run, I feel like I've created a pretty good fail-safe for myself, considering I'm a huge fan of Amanda Quick, and and I've been very much enjoying historical romance novels by the very authors I've listed above. It's less overwhelming, I feel, when I'm committing myself to books I plan to read anyway!
Anyway, I'm SO ready to get started!
Wish me luck!