Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Year: New Goals

What would the year be without a few reading challenges? I will join Alysia again with her Diversity on the Shelf Challenge. I will plan to read 25+ books by or about people of color. That is likely to be a way higher number in the end. 

I will also be doing another diversity challenge hosted by Pam: An Unconventional Librarian's 2015 Diversity Reading Challenge. It involves reading 12 different books that fit criteria she specified. 

We Need Diverse Books is also challenging readers to set a goal for reading diverse books in 2015. They have stickers for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, and 100. With the other challenges I am doing, I think 100 is totally doable this year.

Another one that fits in well with my plans is Dive Into Diversity. They will have a post and linky each month and participants will link a diversity post or review. 

Another fun one is the Around the World challenge. We have mini-challenges throughout the year and keep a google map showing the settings of the books. 

Another challenge that I am revisiting in #MustReadin2015 hosted by Carrie Gelson. I have made my list and checked it twice. There are 53 books on my list. This is a much more manageable list that the one I made last year and includes the rest of the Pura Belpré books that I haven't finished yet. 

Besides reading challenges, I am also going to participate in The Book Blogger Organization Challenge. Hopefully this will get me a little more organized and help me focus in on what it is that I want to be doing on this blog and at Rich in Color.

I will try to formulate some professional goals this week and post them also. It looks like a fun year ahead. Are you participating in any formal challenges?


  1. Good luck on your challenges! I love that any Walter Dean Myers book is a list item on the librarian list.

  2. I love that there are so many diversity challenge to choose from this year. I'm sticking with just the Diversity on the Shelf challenge this year, but the rest look awesome too. Good luck on all your challenges!

  3. I love that you are doing the D.O.T.S. challenge again and adding other Diversity Challenges too!! I joined the Book Blogger Organization Challenge as well. Looking forward to it! Good Luck!

  4. Your must read list is very impressive. I'll look forward to reading your responses to them. Good luck with all your challenges!