Friday, December 19, 2014

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2015

I'm really, really, really excited to announce that I have teamed up with the lovely Rachel yet again - and this time, we're hosting a reading challenge! I've always wanted to host a challenge, and Rachel brought up the idea of teaming up for one a couple of months ago. We couldn't figure out what we wanted our challenge to be, and were so close to holding off till 2016... until I came up with the idea of doing a fantasy reading challenge on Monday. It took us no time at all to come up with guidelines & graphics, and so, here we are now, sharing this introductory post!

Rachel & I are proud to present the Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge! One of the reasons we became fast friends early on was because we share a mutual love of fantasy novels. We hope that all fantasy readers - whether newbies or veterans - will be keen to join us, and we promise we're keeping things real simple.

  • The challenge will run from January 1-December 31, 2015.
  • We're welcoming all readers to join us for this challenge! In order to sign up, readers must link to their blogs or their Goodreads profile in the Linky provided below.That way, we can see where you'll be sharing your thoughts on the fantasies you'll read!
  • You can read as many fantasy novels as you'd like to. No levels for this challenge!
  • There will be 2 giveaways, one at 6 months and one at the end of the year. More details will be provided closer to those dates.
  • Help us spread the word! Feel free to tweet about the challenge using our official hashtag #flightsoffantasy, grab the button to link to the challenge in your sidebar & pin the image on Pinterest.

  • Challenge yourself to read a certain number of fantasy books. Share your challenge number in a comment below, a post on your blog or even a tweet!
  • On the last Sunday of each month, we'll be sharing our personal updates on the challenge. We'll be including a Linky, just in case you decide to do the same. (This is optional!)
  • As mentioned, we will have giveaways! If you want to gain bonus entries for the giveaways, read any (or even all!) of our favorite fantasy books listed below:
    • Joint Favorites: Throne of Glass, Harry Potter, Fire and Thorns, Snow Like Ashes, Queen of the Tearling
    • Alexa's Favorites: Eon, Daughter of the Forest, The Elemental Trilogy, Song of the Lioness, The Hobbit
    • Rachel's Favorites: The Grisha Trilogy, Harper Hall Trilogy, The Fever series, The Winner's Curse, Graceling

Now, obviously, as this is my introduction post, I'm going to be telling y'all how many fantasy books I intend to read next year! I'm going to be going for a total of 30 fantasy reads, which I think is totally doable, based on my fantasy reading stats from this year (so far). I can't wait to indulge in a good ol' fantasy, and I can't wait to talk fantasy with all of you!

And there you have it - the Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge! Easy, right? Rachel & I certainly hope you'll all be joining us and indulging in your love of fantasy. If you have a blog, here's a button you can include in the sidebar and we hope to see your name in the Linky below!


  1. I'M JOINING OF COURSE. Fairytales & fantasy are my two favorite genres and I can't wait to challenge myself to read even more fantasy books in 2015. Great idea for a challenge girls! :)

  2. One of my goals for next year is reading more Fantasy, because this year I didn't get to read nearly enough. So this sounds like the perfect challenge for me! I'll definitely be joining in. Plus, I got a few of you faves already waiting for me so that sounds like a good starting point. I even had a post ready for next Monday where I discuss my love of Fantasy so I'll make sure to promote this event as well.

  3. hh this is so fun! i love fantasy the most of all so im sure it will be absolutely feasible for me to hit at least 40 fantasy books!! So fun!!! Thank you guys for this fun challenge,
    ~ Britt @ Please Feed The Bookworm

  4. What a fun challenge! I definitely love some fantasy books! I've got a few challenges I'm already participating in, but I will have to think about how those can cross over to this one! :)

  5. Super excited for this, and I definitely think I'll be giving some of the favourites a try!

  6. Oh my gosh, this sounds like so much FUN! I adore fantasy; it's my go-to genre. Ooh, I'm definitely going to join this. :)

  7. I'm not a huge fantasy reader, so I'm going to challenge myself to 6 Fantasy reads!

  8. Oh yeah, I love me some fantasy books! This sounds like a fabulous challenge ladies, great idea! I'm going to make my post after the New Year, but I am going for 25 fantasy reads for 2015!

  9. I can't wait for this challenge to start! I love fantasy and I challenge myself to read 35 fantasy books in 2015.
    Good luck everybody!

  10. I am going to try to read 20 fantasy books. Their my favorite!

  11. I'll try to read 15 fantasy books. Hey, the year is '15 too... :)

  12. I'm going to aim for 24 fantasy books this year I think :)

  13. I'm trying for five as I'm re-reading Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain this year. It was one of my favorites as a child. :)

  14. I'm going to shoot for 30! Fantasy is my all time favorite genre! I've already read most of the favorites, but on some it's been so long this is a good excuse for a reread!

  15. I'm going to read 20 fantasy books this year! None of them is standalone book though. :)


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