2017 Reading Challenge Sign Ups


Goodreads Reading Challenge

My Goal: 52 Books

Hosted By: Goodreads

This is been my longest standing challenge, and I know how some people feel about it, but I love it. I really get a thrill out of challenging myself to read a certain number of books each year, and pushing to meet that goal. (This is also why you see, from previous years, my # go up and then back down…) I’ve said this numerous times to numerous people, but I stand by it – averaging one book a week a week for an entire year feels completely valid to me!

Previous Participation:
2016: 52/52 books
2015: 53/52 books
2014: 72/70 books
2013: 88/85 books
2012: 50/50 books



Flights of Fantasy

My Goal: 20 books

Hosted By: Alexa Loves Books and Hello, Chelly

Fantasy Adventure is one of my forever favorite genres, and I love pushing myself to read even more of this genre – especially with how many amazing YA Fantasy books have been published recently!! (PS: Am I the only one that prefers YA Fantasy to Adult Fantasy? Is this just because i haven’t found the right Adult Fantasy books/author?)

Previous Participation:
2016: 18/20 books
2015: 21/20 books



Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Goal: 15 Books, Medieval

Hosted By: Passages to the Past

Historical Fiction!! My forever and always love <3 I have seriously fallen off of the Hist Fic wagon the last few years, which is one of my biggest reading bummers – I love this genre SO MUCH and there is SO MUCH to be read, but somehow I just haven’t gotten to it. Hopefully this is my year!

Previous Participation:
2016: 9/15 Books
2015: 13/15 Books



Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

My Goal: 10 Books, Bronze

Hosted By: Bookish Things & More

Sooooooooo my Netgalley ratio … well, it … um, well, let’s just say it leaves something to be desired. I love this challenge that aims to up your ratio and give yourself a reasonable goal to make it happen! I’m not a huge Netgalley reviewer (which makes my deplorable goal even more embarassing), but I really want to fix that this year!

New to this challenge!



2017 Discussion Challenge

My Goal: 11-20 Discussion Posts, Creative Conversationalist

Hosted By: Feed Your Fiction Addiction & It Starts at Midnight

Some of my absolute favorite posts on other people’s blogs are discussion posts – I love getting to see in the minds of such amazing and creative individuals. I’ve had a few fun discussion posts in the past, but I really want to make it a priority to do some more bookish talking this year (or maybe just talking in general?). Hopefully I come off half as creative and interesting as some of the other book bloggers around the blogosphere!

New to the challenge this year!



2017 Library Love Challenge

My Goal: 12 Books, Dewey Decimal

Hosted by: Bea’s Book Nook & Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

Whhhhyyyyy do I not go to the library more?! Oh yeah – it’s because I owe crazy library fines and I get a crazy discount at my bookstore. HOWEVER – that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t make a valid attempt to a) fix my library fine issue (that’s a whole other discussion, seriously) and b) take the time to browse the stacks again. Sometimes working in a bookstore (especially considering I handle the “operational” portions; i.e. payroll, scheduling, ordering, training, hiring, etc) means that I don’t take the time to just walk the stacks and see what’s new and interesting.

New to this Challenge!



Audiobook Challenge 2017

My Goal: 5-10 Audio Books, Weekend Warrior

Hosted By: Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Hot Listens

I’ve had a lot of fun getting into audio books the past few years, and I really want to make more of an attempt to listen to even more this year. At this point it’s really a matter of finding audio book narrators that work for me (because if I don’t like the narrator, it seriously doesn’t matter how amazing the book is – it’s not going to happen).

New to this challenge!


  
Newbery Reading Challenge 2017

My Goal: L’Engle, 15-29 Points

Hosted By: The Smiling Shelves

I was in a bit of a pickle last year, because I had about a week left in the year and had to finish three books to meet my Goodreads Challenge – so I decided to browse the Newbery section to see if I could find some short books to round out the year. It ended up being a great decision, because I loved the two books I read! I can’t wait to read more of these award winners!

New to this challenge!


&finally, the #ReRead2017 Challenge … which, well, technically doesn’t exist – but it did exist for the past two years and I really enjoyed taking part in it, so I’m just going to pretend that it exists again, …

#ReRead2017 Challenge

Hosted By: This Is Really Just A Personal Goal

My Goal: 6 Books

I’ve never been big into re-reading books, but this challenge luckily really tested me in fun ways. I’ve reconnected with some absolute gems from my childhood, and I enjoyed every second of it. I know I’ll be doing a few re-reads for my Year of Recommended Reading project with Alexa, but I hope to fit even more in this year!

Previous Participation?
2016: 11/6
2015: 6/12


What challenges are you participating in this year? I know it seems crazy to participate in so many different challenges when I’m only planning on reading 52 books, but I love having the idea of these challenges in the back of my head throughout the year. (As long as I don’t give myself too much grief if I don’t hit one of the goals – it’s just about varying my reads, not making myself crazy!)

Let’s talk!

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4 comments

  1. Good luck with all your challenges!! I think you’re a reader after my own heart, I signed up for a TON this year too. I love them, I find them very motivating.

  2. I sincerely love that you have set so many challenge goals for yourself! (I’ve got quite a few on my list as well, but let’s see how well I do…) Anyway, I’m THRILLED you’ll be doing Flights of Fantasy again. That reading challenge is my baby, and I love interacting with fellow fantasy readers!