Earlier this week I wrote about Book Riots’ Reader Harder Challenge 2017 that is designed to get you reading outside your comfort zone. Expanding your horizons is a great thing, but lots of people like to stay in their favourite genres for a reason. And that is okay too.
One of my coworkers, who – like me – was less than enthused by the categories in that reading challenge this year, came across the Popsugar Reading Challenge and decided to do it instead. Well you know librarian-types, the second challenge flew around the office in no time and several of us have decided to do both!
I love the Popsugar Reading Challenge because it is designed to encourage you to keep reading throughout the year, without forcing a person to go outside their normal genres. There isn’t the inherent, if unintended, guilt-trip for a person who prefers to read trashy romance novels or Victorian mysteries over and over, rather than reading “smart” novels that focus on social issues.
Even though I intend to do the Book Riots challenge too, I am still going to read and review all my favourite authors, and erotica are my fave. Thankfully, the Popsugar list lets me get “credit” for reading those books too, and romances are a heck of a lot quicker to go through than a book of feminist essays! Hopefully working on both lists at the same time will keep me enthused and moving forward.
Here’s the link for the printable Popsugar Reading List.