Announcing Essay Reading Challenge 2011

Welcome to the third annual Essay Reading Challenge! If you’re an avid essay reader, or just want to expand your reading horizons a bit, this is the challenge for you. If you’re thinking, “What would I read?” – stay tuned: I’ll have a post up with suggestions later in the week.

~ This challenge runs from January 1, 2011 through November 30, 2011.

~ If you read a book of essays, that book can also apply to any other challenges you are working on.

~ Choose a goal of reading 10, 20, or 30 essays, and then write a challenge post, linking back to this post. Feel free to copy and paste the above image into your challenge post.

~ Copy your challenge post’s link into Mr. Linky below.

~ You don’t have to list your essays ahead of time – just have fun reading throughout the year.

~ I will put up a page for the challenge in my left sidebar, and add a Mr. Linky for essay reviews and wrap-up posts as the year goes on.

~ Everyone who completes the challenge and writes at least one review will be eligible for the giveaway prize: A copy of Best American Essays 2011.

~ I will put up a wrap-up and giveaway post sometime early in December – that’s why the challenge only runs through November.

Sign up here:

If you have any questions or titles for the list of suggested reading, please leave them in the comments section below!

Special thanks to my husband, Kevin, for designing the gorgeous challenge button!

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7 Responses to Announcing Essay Reading Challenge 2011

  1. Kim
    Twitter: BookstoreK

    I’m in! We should put our heads together and come up with a Best Book of Essays list!

  2. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    Count me in! I love this challenge!

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  5. Sharon says:

    I’m glad you are hosting this challenge again! I hope to be able to complete it this year 🙂 I’m starting out with 10 essays, but may increase it.

    Just so you know, I’ve started blogging again and have a new blog set up (with the old name). Here’s the URL:

    Sharon (Ex Libris)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sharon – I’m glad you’re joining us – and blogging again! Off to add your new url to my Google Reader. 🙂

  6. Kymmie says:

    Excited for this challenge. I’m definitely in, I probably read over 100 essays last year!