Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Announcing the 2021 WitchyYear Reading Challenge! Info and Sign Up Post

This past year I hosted a #WitchyReadathon, which was a short-term reading challenge. While I enjoy hosting short-term readathons and plan to do so in the coming year, I decided I'd like to extend this challenge to a year-long reading challenge in 2021! 

There will still be some short term WitchyReadathons during the year. (Dates are still TBD.) 

To distinguish the long-term reading challenge from the short ones, I will be calling it the #WitchyYear Reading Challenge. 

This reading challenge is unique because it includes fiction and nonfiction books. (I know some of you may be saying wait, there's nonfiction books about witchcraft? Yes there is! You can see my top ten favorites here!) 

 The Rules:
  • This year-long reading challenge begins January 1, 2021 and ends December 31, 2021. 
  • You may sign up for the reading challenge anytime during the year. 
  • I won't be creating different challenge levels or prompts. I've always preferred a more open flexible challenge style. However, feel free to set and share your own reading goals!
  • Read as little or as many books as you want. Even if you just read one book I want you to participate!
  • You may include books of any format including traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks.
  • Books may be nonfiction or fiction. (Here's a list of my top ten favorite nonfiction books on witchcraft and magick!) Fiction books can be any genre but they need to have a magical person as the main or supporting character. This can be any kind of magical person such as a witch, wizard, magician, shaman, pathworker, bruja/brujo, druid, shapeshifter, and so on. The story must focus on magic in some way. 
  • I faced a dilemma regarding nonfiction books. Many books are related to the category of witchcraft, such as books on paganism, spirituality, herbs, crystals, tarot, reiki, deities, and so on. I considered including any type of book on this topic but ultimately decided against it. Books on these topics may count but ONLY if they focus on the subject through the context of magic or witchcraft. Again this includes nonfiction books that are written for a witch, wizard, magician, shaman, pathworker, bruja/brujo, druid, shapeshifter, and so on. However, general books on these topics can NOT count. For example, the book Tarot Made Easy by Nancy Garen would not count but The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot by Skye Alexander would. The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall would not count but The Crystal Witch by Leanna Greenway would.
  • You do NOT have to read fiction and nonfiction. If you only want to read one genre, that is fine.
  • You may reread books. Books may count towards other reading challenges.
  • Use the hashtag #WitchyYear on social media. 
  • If you could be so kind, please place the Witchy Readathon banner on your blog to help spread the word. 
  • Please link back to this blog, post about it on Instagram, tweet about it, and so on to help spread the word.
  • Sign up below by leaving your below!