Connect Five Friday – Reading Challenges for 2021


It’s Friday once again and that means it’s time for Connect Five Friday,   hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.

As we near the end of 2021, and my reading challenges for this year are almost or are complete, I am already thinking ahead and planning for, the reading challenges for 2021.

Now that I am able to read so much more, I find that participating in these challenges has expanded what I read. I have discovered new authors, read books I normally would not have read and enjoyed the search to find books to meet the categories. It has definitely made reading a more enjoyable pursuit.

Here are 5 challenges I am definitely going to participate in, with links to their guidelines.

Popsugar Reading Challenge, through Goodreads. I have done this challenge for several years and have enjoyed the variety of categories. Some are more challenging than others. I have 2 books left to meet this year’s challenge.

52 Books in 52 Weeks. Again, I have done this one for several years and find the categories interesting. I have 4 left to finish this challenge,

Beyond the Bookends. Each month there is a theme to challenge us.

Monthly Motif / Monthly Key Word. Both these challenges are fom Girl XOXO and  give a challenge each month. Both are fun to do.

While I was Reading, at Ramona Mead. 12 challenges offer a good range of reading enjoyment.

There are so many more reading challenges to participate. For a huge list,  with links,  check at Girl XOXO for more info.

There is overlap at times with these challenges, and I often look for ways one book can meet criteria from several challenges.

Are you planning to participate in any reading challenges in 2021?

Kathryn is taking a two-week hiatus from Connect 5 – I will as well.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

8 thoughts on “Connect Five Friday – Reading Challenges for 2021

  1. I have been thinking of the challenges I want to take on this coming year as well. I wish you the best with your challenges and look forward to seeing which books you read for each of them!

  2. I think they are all very doable Bev because you are really organised around challenges. I like the topics on While You Were Reading. I am going to read along with Emilie Richards reader challenge on Facebook in an informal way just for the fun of it.

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