The 2015 Reading Challenge.

The 2015 Reading Challenge.

Readers, get ready. It’s the first-ever Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge, and it’s gonna be great.

Here’s the deal: read 12 books in 12 different categories in 12 months. It’s simple and doable. But it provides the structure you need to approach your reading list with intention in 2015.

The 2015 Reading Challenge. I'm starting now!

The 12 categories are practical and flexible. They’ll bend to fit your TBR list, but they’ll also challenge you to explore new territory, revisit old favorites, and finally read those books you’ve been putting off for years.

(I did include the rather fluffy “a book you chose because of the cover,” because—let’s face it—we all do it.)

Track the books you’re reading: I’m actually using a paper reading journal for the first time in years, but I’ll still update Goodreads.

I’ve also created a group Pinterest board for the reading challenge for inspiration and motivation. To join the board, follow me on Pinterest (or Pinterest won’t let me invite you). Then leave a comment below with your Pinterest email address. (If you’d rather not leave your email address in comments, email me at modern mrs darcy (at) gmail (dot) com.)

Let’s get started! Pin the challenge graphic for inspiration and share it with your fellow book-lovers. We’ll revisit the challenge periodically to share what we’re reading.

Are you in? What are you most looking forward to reading in 2015?

UPDATE: Download the printable here.

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  1. Wendy says:

    I just discovered your blog today. I’m smitten, although your banner keeps creeping down and covering up what I’m trying to read. I am going to jump into the challenge now and get caught up (or search my Goodreads account to see if I’ve read books that fit for some of the categories already this year). My email is, and I would love to join in!

  2. Hillery Efkeman says:

    I’m late to the party too but would love to be added to the Pinterest group board. Thanks! Really enjoying your posts and the Summer Reading Guide.

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  4. Stefanie says:

    Love this – I started the challenge but missed getting the pins on the board. Invite me to the board please! stefnord at yahoo dot com

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