I was going to write something up for each individual challenge, but then realized I was a tad too lazy for that and it’s not really necessary. I’m planning to approach reading with a different mindset in 2017 because I had massive reading and blogging slumps in 2016. It would be nice to mitigate those this year, if possible.
These are all of the long-term reading challenges I’m planning to participate in, but I may have to update this and add a few more. I’m still debating on the Netflix and reading challenge (I think Erica from Novel Ink is co-running it?) and the women’s challenge.
Goodreads Reading Challenge
Goal: 52 books
I decided to go with 52 books for my challenge this year. I don’t want to stress myself out with my reading challenges, but I think reading a minimum of 1 book per week is a passable pace. I really just want to make sure I’m reading something.
Debut Author Challenge
I LOVED this challenge last year. I didn’t reach my goal of reading 12 debuts; I think I only read 5. However, it brought these books to my attention which I think is the point. I definitely bought more than 12 debuts and they’re sitting on my bookshelves waiting to be read. In a way that’s a success, although not necessarily for my wallet.
Goal: 12 books (1/month)
Possible reads, on my TBR so far:
The Continent by Keira Drake
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Frostblood by Elly Blake
Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Gilded Cage by Vic James
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
Witchtown by Cory Putman Oakes
Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan
This challenge is hosted by Valentina over at Peek a book! Part of me likes this challenge because I’ve realized just how easy it is for me. I’m not sure if everyone else finds it easy to read 20+ books written by women, but usually I don’t even think too much about it. Well, I do think about it when I’m looking to see how I’m doing on my reading challenges.