The time to stop procrastinating and start committing is now! I’ve been just a tensy-tiny bit terrified to announce my 2018 Reading Challenges because 1) I barely made my 2017 Goodreads goal and 2) I have commitment issues…. Have you seen all the awesome fun challenges out there for 2018?!? This was a tough decision!
The Traditional Challenge: Goodreads
I barely hit my 2017 goal of 100 books, so I’m going to take it a little easier in 2018 with 52 books – that’s just one book a week and totally manageable! I’d rather set overall reading goal low this year so I can focus on 1) battling down my TBR pile and 2) reading a little more variety without the fear of “DNF-ing”.
*Although, now that I think of it I probably need to read ~75 books because I can’t bring myself to review every book I read…Why must I overcomplicate the simplest goal?!?
The Challenge I Really Need: Beat the Backlist with NovelKnight
I’m joining-up with NovelKnight’s 2018 Beat the Backlist challenge. Beat the Backlist focuses on tackling that backlist of books published before 2018 (hello Kindle full of unread books!). I love that this challenge divides readers into teams – sounds like a great way to meet fellow bloggers! My goal is 20 books this year….including finally finishing that pesky Harry Potter series! I’ve been stuck at Book 5 for about 10 years. Oops!
*Pssst! I’m a Story Sorcerer for those of you in the “Beat the Backlist” know. Anyone else out there on the same team?
The Just for Fun Challenge: The A to Z Reading Challenge with Ginger Mom Reads
I wanted one “just for fun” challenge so am joining-up with fellow Minnesotan Ginger Mom Read’s for the A to Z Reading Challenge. The goal is to read a book for each letter in the alphabet – perfect because it drives my crazy to have “blank” letters in my review archives! I plan on getting through the entire alphabet. And as an added bonus – I can cover-off every letter but X based on my TBR alone. (Although this probably speaks less to serendipity and more to the overwhelming number of books on my TBR)
The Blog Challenge: 2018 Discussion Challenge with It Starts at Midnight and Feed Your Fiction Addiction
I’m great at drafting discussion posts but terrible at getting them polished and published. C’est la vie. I’m joining up with the 2018 Discussion Challenge hosted by It Starts at Midnight and Feed Your Fiction Addiction to see if that can push me across the finish line. I’m aiming for 12 discussion posts (1 per month!). Wish me luck on this one…