Hello lovelies! I’m really excited to be announcing a reading challenge that me and Alice @ Alice’s Book Vault are starting! If you guys remember, for the last three months we’ve been featuring books that don’t take place in the U.S.. That’s because SO many books take place there that sometimes the other books get looked over. Plus with all this effort to read more diversely I think reading books that are set in different places will really help with that. So here’s what we’re doing:
What Is It?
The 2017 Travelling the Pages Reading Challenge is a bingo card that you have to fill in. There’s four different levels that you can try out: beginner, intermediate, hard, and expert. All of them check out more squares than the previous level. Besides that, all you have to do is read a book that matches a square!
Why Should I Participate?
You should all participate (1) because it’s fun and (2) because we all need to be pushing our reading boundaries! I would have never fell in love with Japan if I hadn’t read Ink by Amanda Sun and I think everyone should experience that feeling of being transported to a new place.
How Do I Play?
Easy! Take a look at the bingo sheet below. For each square you read a book for, you check it off! The only catch is, none of the books you count for the challenge can take place in the U.S.A.. None. That’s the whole point of this challenge and it’s the only rule! Plus you have all of 2017 to complete this!
You can pick a level and stick to it or you can read as much as you can and see which level you ended up completing. The levels are:
- Beginner: complete all the square in one of the + rows. That means a minimum of four books.
- Intermediate: complete all the squares in one of the x rows. Also a minimum of four but slightly harder challenges.
- Hard: complete all the squares in two whole rows. Any rows at all! This means a minimum of eight books.
- Expert: complete all the squares! I personally think we should all aim for expert and see what happens.
You can print this image and check them off as you go or you can start a spreadsheet to keep track. I’ll be keeping track on a spreadsheet as well as keeping you all updated on my reading tab. However you want to do it is up to you!
There will also be little check ins every couple of months just to remind everyone to keep going and to show off what we’re reading. There will also be other little Travelling the Pages posts going on to point out some more books we’ve found that don’t take place in the U.S. so keep looking in!
**If you want to join us then post a link to a post or page where you’re going to keep track of your progress! We’d love to encourage you throughout the year!