Happy Monday y’all! I’m so excited to be participating in Because Reading‘s #COYER challenge. This was the first reading challenge I ever joined back when I was still a baby blogger in 2014. This challenge is more than just cleaning out your e-reader, it’s a way to meet and interact with other bloggers which while we are all social distancing is fantastic and much needed. The ladies who host this challenge have changed it up a bit and I couldn’t be more excited to participate. Instead of having two separate challenges (winter and summer editions), they have made it year round with the plan to have different themes throughout the year. Starting on March 23rd, the first theme is #COYER Quarantine edition which will run until August 31st (I REALLY hope we aren’t locked in for that long!). Sign up here!
There are (at this time) two sets of rules for this challenge. The first set is for the all year challenge. Yep, you read that right. #COYER is going on ALL year 😀
Read Your E-Reads! Every book you read MUST be in an electronic format – meaning E-Book or Audiobook. It’s okay to start a book before March 23rd, but you must be less than half way for it to count then review it during COYER.
The books must be FREE or NEARLY FREE! This includes review books, tour books, NetGalley, Edelweiss, etc. What’s nearly free? No more than $2 for eBooks and no more than $5 for Audiobooks (or the equivalent in your currency). This does NOT include library books, borrowed books, or Kindle Unlimited books.
Review & Link Reviews! Your review may be on your blog, Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc. Link the review to the Review Linky.
The first theme for this year’s #COYER is the Quarantine Edition which will run until August 31st. Here are the rules for it:
Announce your participation! This can be a blog post (or if you don’t have a blog – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Booklikes, Goodreads, Shelfari, etc.) If you want to list books you would like to read, that’s great, but not necessary. The point is to let everyone know you’re committed to COYER, maybe share some goals, and help spread the word.
Link up! Link that post (not just your blog homepage)
You can read any book, any format, if it meets the following criteria: (1) Is part of a readathon we’re doing. We aren’t planning them in advance this time. Follow us in our facebook group for details as we start new ones; (2) Is a buddy read. That’s right, buddy reading is back. Read a book with a COYER participant and chat with them about it. Unlimited number of reads with a buddy (no restriction this time), as long as you tell us their rating in your review; (3) Is a COYER book club read. In our FB live today we decided to do a monthly book club. So join us in the group for details. Whatever book we read for book club will count.
Visit Each Other, Chat, Support Each Other & Have Fun!
I’ll be honest….I don’t really have a set goal for the number of books I’d like to read for #COYER. My main goal is just hanging out (virtually) with other readers and sharing/discussing our reads. Keeping that in mind I’m going to set my goal for 50 books. I’m easily reading 10 books a month currently and I think I can get 50 off my e-reader by the end of the year. For the Quarantine edition, I’m going for 25 books (some will cross over for the year-long challenge I’m sure). You can follow my progress below or keep up with me on Goodreads (all year or quarantine).
COYER All Year 2020: 17/50
COYER Quarantine Edition: 3/25