On September 26th of this year, I agreed to take over leadership of two perpetual challenges: The Costa Book Award Project and The National Book Award Reading Challenge. Both challenges were designed to read the nominees and winners from these award lists. I set up two new blogs for each challenge and invited people to join.
There is no interest – none at all. Not one person (even those who had previously joined these challenges) has contacted me to be a part of the blogs. And therefore, I am deleting both challenge blogs and canceling the challenges. This doesn’t mean you can’t still read from these lists (of course). And if you’re interested, the Costa Award winners and nominees can be found here on my blog; and the National Book Award winners and nominees for fiction can be found here.
I will still be reading from the lists per my whim. But will not longer be counting these as formal reading challenges.