Because I love a good challenge. And also because I’ve been saying I’m going to “get back into” reading fanfic over and over and over again. And and, because it might be nice to incentivize reading outside my wheelhouse — i.e., A/B/O fics, AU fics, crossovers, etc.
Fanfic Summer Reading Program is to get people reading and interacting with fan-written works. There are pre-fabbed weekly themes, but you are welcome to chose your own, or do a different fandom or character each week. I’m not entirely sure what I’ll be doing yet, but I’ll be sure to let you know.
Hopefully this will also help spur/inspire me to get back into reading professionally published fiction, as well as completing my own fanfic (I have one sitting in limbo, almost finished, since 2017. I have another that I never finished but got almost 10k words into from 2015. It’s awful).
The only addition I’m think I’m making is making one week a “Nostalgia” reads week, where I seek out new fanworks for old fandoms that I haven’t seriously read in years (i.e., Sherlock, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Avengers, etc.)
This summer is going to be so palpably different from past summers, returning to a long-held tradition — binging fanfic — in the midst of the chaos feels cathartic and comfortable.
Stay safe, sane, and inside, guys.