2015 When Are You Reading? Challenge

when are you reading 2015I’m back for the second year of the WHEN ARE YOU READING? challenge! If you did this last year, welcome back! If you’re new, welcome! Let me know if you have any questions or feel free to make up your own answers.

  • The complete challenge will include 12 books from the following eras:
    • Pre 1500
    • 1500-1599
    • 1600-1699
    • 1700-1799
    • 1800-1899
    • 1900-1919
    • 1920-1939
    • 1940-1959
    • 1960-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-Present
    • The Future



  • Determination of what year a book belongs in is the decision of the participant. On the whole, choose a year where the largest part of the action occurs or the most important event.
  • Completed books will be added to a TimeToast Timeline (free account) or a progress page on your blog
    • TimeToast Guidelines
      • Including a link back to your blog is optional
      • As a full date is necessary, do whatever you like to fill in the day and month fields
      • Years before 100 AD are not supported, so add this in the comments.
      • Leave a remark in the comments section to say which time period it fulfills
      • Use the Challenge image for your timeline picture.
      • Use the Tag “Where Are You Reading” so viewers can find all timelines easily.
      • Adding cover images are optional
  • I will compile a list of those participating on this page but you must link back to this page to be added to the list so that other participants can find us!

If you want to see examples, you can see my timeline and my Challenge page for an idea of how to start.


2015 When Are You Reading? Participants

Me (Sam @ Taking on a World of Words) (and my timeline)
Yvo @ It’s All About Books
 (and her timeline)
Sidereal Day
Ellen Allen


14 Responses to “2015 When Are You Reading? Challenge”

  1. Yvo January 7, 2015 at 7:59 PM #

    Somehow I missed your post before! I will definitely join this challenge! I like reading books set in different eras and your challenge is the perfect excuse to start reading more books either written or set in different eras. 🙂


    • Sam January 7, 2015 at 9:04 PM #

      That’s great! I’ll add a link to your blog on the page. Let me know how it’s going. I’ll update each month. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo January 7, 2015 at 9:07 PM #

        I’ve just scheduled my sign up and progress post for Saturday, so I guess that means I’ve officially joined the challenge now. 😀 I’m looking forward to be reading books set in different eras!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. siderealday January 8, 2015 at 11:06 AM #

    Hey Sam, I’m participating, too. 🙂
    The permanent page link for it will be here: http://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/2015-when-are-you-reading/


    • Sam January 8, 2015 at 11:23 AM #

      Sounds great! I’ll add your link. I’m excited that you’re joining in!


  3. EllenAllen January 10, 2015 at 6:31 AM #

    Hi, I love the idea. Here’s the permanent link: http://ellenallen.co/2015/01/10/when-are-you-reading-challenge/ Ellen


    • Sam January 10, 2015 at 9:39 AM #

      I’m so glad you’re joining, Ellen! I’ll update the page with your link soon.


  4. DebraB December 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM #

    I just stumbled upon this challenge today, at the end of 2015. Drats. Are you hosting another one in 2016?


    • Sam December 21, 2015 at 11:18 AM #

      I haven’t decided yet, to be honest. Participation has been so low the last two years that it hasn’t brought a good return on my time. I’ll be planning out 2016 a bit over the next few weeks so please check back. I’d be sure to announce it on the blog if it’s a go! Thanks for showing interest, I wouldn’t even consider it without your comment.



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