Thursday, January 12, 2012

Short Story Reading Challenge 2012

Hello, everyone! So, I know we're already 12 days into 2012, but hopefully it's not too late to interest the readers of my blog (there's seven of you now, I'm so thrilled) in a reading challenge for 2012. I've wanted to host one for awhile, but was unable to come up with a focus or concept to base it on. The other day, though, I finally came up with something. So here's all the information you'll need:

Challenge Name: Short Stories Reading Challenge 2012

Goals: Read collections/anthologies of short stories in 2012

  • Level One - Read 5 Collections of Short Stories
  • Level Two - Read 10 Collections of Short Stories
  • Level Three - Read 15 Collections of Short Stories

  • Stories must be read between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012
  • Stories can be by any author in any genre, and collections can contain stories from one author or many
  • Collections of short stories can be published in any year
  • If you have a blog, please write a participation post and link back to this post
  • You don't have to know what you're reading or post a list right away, but it would be nice if you'd share what you've read somewhere that other participants can view it. Editing it into your participation post later is fine. Likewise, you don't have to post reviews of what you've read, but if you do they're greatly appreciated. 
If you have any questions, let me know in the comments.

Not Sure What to Read?
Here's a brief list of some of my suggestions on GoodReads:
If you have any suggestions for other participants, feel free to let me know and I'll add them to the list!

Sign Ups
Sign Ups will remain open until December 15, 2012


  1. I'm so glad you've left this open. I'm signing up as soon as I figure out what level and I'll post it on my blog. Will you have a page for links for reviews, etc? This is great!

  2. Posted my participation post and I also set up a page under Projects on my site that shows my books.
    Vikk's Short Stories Challenge 2012 Page

  3. Great! Thanks so much for signing up! Your page looks great. Hope you enjoy the challenge!

  4. Thanks! Is there any listing somewhere that shows who is participating. I'd like to visit their pages. I couldn't find any way to contact you other than this. I know we "signed" up. I was wondering if you had a link page or something. Thanks.

  5. Hi Blackandwhitedreamer! I just wanted to thank you for following my blog. This challenge seems very interesting (I love short stories), so I'm thinking about giving it a try.

    Thank you again!

  6. Wanted to mention that I'm carrying over my 2012 Short Story Challenge to 2013. Not sure if you are continuing but I figure this is a longterm project for me. I'll continue my linkup and page.