After struggling with challenges throughout the life of this blog, in 2020 I set myself a low Goodreads challenge, and midway through the year I started trying to read 2 books by a BIPOC author for ever book by a white author. That went better than any previous vague goal of "reading more authors of color."
As I've said before, I like the idea of challenges, but I don't like feeling boxed in by them, and I get annoyed with having to post updates and check-ins. For someone who a) started a book blog of her own free will and b) who has spent the last nine months mostly sheltering in place, I sure do resist being forced to socialize. Still, there are so many fun ones out there. My current tentative plan (2020 showed all of us the foolishness of thinking any of our plans are final) is to sign up for a few, track on my own, and just check in at the end of the year.
First, the basics.
I always sign up for the Discussion Challenge at the Dabbler level, since it only requires 1 post, and I KNOW I can do that. Plus, Shannon at It Starts at Midnight and Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction are two of my favorite bloggers, as well as being lovely human beings. The discussion posts people share are usually great reads too!