Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 Around The World In 80 Books Reading Challenge

January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

Welcome to the Around The World In 80 Books in a Year Challenge 2014! Please see below for all the details of the challenge. This challenge celebrates the diversity in books by location and culture.

To sign up, make a post on your blog about participating in the challenge and link it up below. Feel free to use the banner above, and link back to this post, so others can join the challenge if they wish. Thank you.
If you have any questions or want the linky code, just leave a comment for me below, please.

Timeline: 01 Jan 2014 – 31 Dec 2014

Here are the details:

  • You will collect gems for each part of the challenge you complete.
  • Read 80 books in 2014. They can be any fiction genre and any length, as long as they are published and are available to purchase.
  • Since this challenge is about going round the world, read books set in different locations of the world. For example, there shouldn't be two books set New York.
  • Complete this mini-challenge and collect the rare red gem.
  • Read at least one book set on each continent –Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and Antarctica. If you need help finding books set in Antarctica check out this Goodreads List.
  • Complete this mini-challenge and collect all 7 green gems.
  • Read our selected book of the month. There will be one each month. Complete this mini-challenge and collect the 12 yellow gems.
  • The coveted blue gem will be awarded to all those who complete all the mini-challenges and collect all the green, yellow and red gems.
Please note:
  • You don’t have to select your books ahead of time. Feel free to add them as you go along. Also feel free to change them if you list them and then change your mind at a later date.
  • The books listed can also be used in other challenges.
  • Feel free to join in at anytime, as long as the books are read in 2014.
  • Book formats include paperbacks, hardbacks, ebooks and audiobooks.
  • This is a fiction only challenge.
  • Anyone can join in. You don't need a blog. Simply leave a comment below with the name you will be using for the challenge and add the link to your Goodreads, Amazon, or any other site you use to track your books.
  • Every month, there will be an Around-The-World-In-80-Days post where everyone can post links to their book reviews and discuss the books they've read.
  • Add Your Link at the bottom of this post.

This reading challenge is hosted by Love Bites and Silk. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.