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!
2016: 52/52 books
2015: 53/52 books
2014: 72/70 books
2013: 88/85 books
2012: 50/50 books
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?)
2016: 18/20 books
2015: 21/20 books
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!
2016: 9/15 Books
2015: 13/15 Books
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!
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!
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!
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!
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, …
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!
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!)