It’s that time of year again! January is when so many amazing new book and reading challenges begin. This year we’ve decided to participate in two different reading challenges that we’re really excited about. These are two of our favorite blogs. They both offer amazing reviews and resources for great literature. You should definitely check them out if you’re not already familiar with them.
Our goal with this challenge is reach the level of Book Savant, which is 11-25 books read from Jan. 2014 — Dec. 2014. We think this should absolutely be attainable with all of the reading we do here on the blog.
We couldn’t agree more with what Latin@s in Kid Lit wrote on their blog. We’d also like to see “more Latin@ children’s literature on bookshelves and in libraries and classrooms, more titles by and for Latin@s on year-end “Best of” lists and best-seller lists, more people buying, reading, and writing about Latin@ children’s literature.” We can’t wait to participate in this challenge and see all the great books other participants are reading.
Do any of you do reading challenges? Why not sign up with one of these and we can do it together?! I highly recommend looking into book reading challenges through the blog world: it is a great resource for books you would have never heard of otherwise. There are challenges for every genre of book and every type of reader. I love the idea of being able to connect with other readers and reviewers that I probably wouldn’t have the chance to learn about without these challenges. A book challenge might be the perfect thing to motivate your students to read more!
Hope your New Year is off to an amazing start!