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?