2015 Reading Assignment Challenge #2015HW

Posted December 1, 2014 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 15 Comments

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2015 we’re going back to school but this time your in charge of the assigned reading list! Join Me and Berls @ Fantasy is more fun for the 2015 Reading Assignment Challenge!

The Rules

  • The 2015 Reading Assignment Challenge runs from January 1st – December 31st 2015. You may sign up anytime between now and July 1st
  • You may only participate for the months AFTER you sign up (so if you sign up in February, January doesn’t count)
  • Commit to reading 1, 2, 3, or 4 books a month and MAKE A LIST of the SPECIFIC books you will read in 2015. This is the point of the challenge: You’re committing to reading a set list of books and a certain number of them each month. It’s your chance to finally hold yourself accountable for those books you keep promising yourself you’ll read!
  • You may read any genre or any format (i.e., eBook, Audiobook, Paperback, Hardcover). But they must be published before January 1, 2015 and they must be at least 100 pages.
  • Pick a level and make your list. REMEMBER: You’re committing to not just those books, but that number of books a month. You CANNOT read them all in one month. You get a certain amount of Extra Credit and Passes, depending on your level (as listed & explained below)
  • At the end of each month, cross off the book(s) you read. We will have a link-up each month (hosted alternatively between me and Michelle- January will be Me, February Berls, March Me, etc.) for you to link your reviews. This can be simply a link to a quick update on Goodreads or a blog review. The link-up will be open 1st to the 7th of each month and we’ll randomly select a monthly winner of a $5 gift card to Amazon. Giveway will be open Internationally.
  • Tweet your progress to #2015HW and keep an eye out for random tweets from us.
  • There will be a grand prize drawing in January 2016. To be entered in the grand prize raffle, you must have completed your Reading Assignment as you indicated in your sign up post. The monthly giveaways will be based on that month alone, so even if you can’t complete the challenge for the year, you will have plenty of opportunities to win!

The Levels

Reading Level 1:
6 books
No Extra Credit, No Passes

Reading Level 2:
12 books (1 book/month)
1 Extra Credit, 1 Pass

Reading Level 3:
24 books (2 books/month)
2 Extra Credits, 1 Pass

Reading Level 4:
36 books (3 books/month)
3 Extra Credits, 1 Pass

Reading Level 5:
48 books (4 books/month)
4 Extra Credits, 1 Pass

Extra Credit:
Each level gets a set amount of extra credit that they may claim throughout the challenge. So if you’re having a good month and want to get ahead (and haven’t used up your extra credit) go ahead and read an extra book from your Assignment List. Once you’ve used up your Extra Credit, you have to stick to your scheduled number of books per month.
Passes:
Level 2 and up gets 1 Pass. This means you can skip a month without dropping out of the challenge. You’ll have to use your extra credit to make it up, but you still have a chance.
CLARIFICATION  (edited 12/1/14): Extra Credit can ONLY be used for books on your list from January 1st – November 30th. The extra credit helps you recover from a month you may have used a pass on. However, if you do your assigned reading according to schedule, you will start December with unused extra credit. If you do you may add a book, for each remaining extra credit, to your assignment list, to be announced in your November post (which will be linked up from 12/1 to 12/7). If you choose to add books to your list, YOU MUST read them to complete the challenge. IF YOU FAIL TO READ THEM, YOU ARE NOT ELLIGIBLE FOR THE GRAND PRIZE. IF YOU DO READ THEM, YOU’LL GET AN EXTRA ENTRY FOR EACH EXTRA CREDIT YOU CASH IN. So its up to you play it safe or gamble for more changes to win and rise to the top of the class!

And that’s it! This is a bit stricter than a lot of year long challenges, but that’s because we want it to be a little harder and hopefully more satisfying when you rock it!

Are you ready to make your Reading Assignment list?

Make the list of the books you WILL read for the challenge, picking your level. Remember your list can’t change! We will allow you to amend your list in the event that you put several sequential books from a series and then decide you don’t like the series, but that is the ONLY change that can be made to this list. Also remember, you must read the number of books you say you will each month, except if you use a pass or extra credit. If you have any questions now or at any point during the challenge, email Berls (berls@fantasyismorefun.com) or Me (limabean74@aol.com).

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Once you’ve made your list, link up here:

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About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, two pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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15 responses to “2015 Reading Assignment Challenge #2015HW

  1. I’m sorry to cause you trouble, but I accidentally deleted my original challenge post! I have submitted a corrected link (#26), but can’t delete the first one (#23).

  2. I wish I could do more challenges like this one, but they tend to overwhelm me. I think I’ll just stick to the general yearly challenge on Goodreads. That’s so easy to do that even I can handle it. lol
    A Voracious Reader recently posted…Monster Porn MondayMy Profile

    • We do have a 6 month level, that would mean you only have to commit to 6 books and can read them every other month or when ever as long as you read a look a month for 6 months out of the year 😉

  3. Oh I really like this idea, but it’s a lot thougher then I expected. I expected something like a goal or theme for each month. As I am a mood reader this will be difficult for me. Maybe if I set my goal for 1 book a month, that should be doable, would be a good opportunity to get through some of the review books I stil haven’t read.

    Also to confirm I understood it right, the extra credit basically gives the go ahead to read another book from your reading list even if you already have read the amount of books you would per month?

    I’ll start thinking about my reading list and then make my sign-up post. btw can your reading list contain more books then your goal or does it have to contain the exact amount of books you’re going to read?
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  4. This is soooooo different and fun sounding! I need to think very carefully about what I put on my list though. I’m notorious for planning like three months ahead on my reading, but then changing half the books because of various reasons. It’ll definitely be a challenge for me to actually stick with what I’ve chosen! Especially since we can’t read them all at once! Aahhh! I would probably get through a list with no problem if I just set out and read them, but having to pace myself? Double challenge! 😛
    Angie F. recently posted…Review: Unchained by J. LynnMy Profile

    • Lol it really is a challenge, I love that it’s a lot stricter than COYER. You really have to make sure you can do the amount you pick. That’s why I picked 12 lol I’ll play it safe 🙂

  5. WooHoo Michelle! I’m so excited about this challenge. And it really wasn’t hard to fill up my list at all. I have one question, though: I don’t need to read the books in the order they’re mentioned on my list, do I?
    Have a fantastic Monday, Michelle.
    Lexxie recently posted…2015 Reading Assignment Challenge sign-upMy Profile

    • No you don’t have to read them in order, you just have to read the books on the list. So your 5th book on the list can be read 1st if you want.