2018 Reading Challenges

We are well into 2018 as I’m writing this, but I just saw Kat Cho’s Reading Challenges for 2018 while perusing through her brand spankin new author website and was inspired to write my reading goals for the year down.

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GOODREADS CHALLENGE 

I read 45 books last year, and the number of books on my TBR that I already own is still hovering above 50, so I challenged myself to read 50 books this year. At the time of this post I’ve already read 12!

Kat is doing an A-Z Challenge, but since I’m trying to read the books I already own, there’s not really any challenges necessary in regards to “picking” books. I made a TBR Jar of all the books I own but haven’t read, and I’m hoping to simply pick out the next one from the jar each time I’m ready to start a new book.

So far I’ve only done this once, and it was the other day after I finished reading HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA by Kerri Maniscalco (I have a little post up about how much I loved the first book in the series here). I pulled out PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen, so that’s what I’m currently reading.

PERSONAL CHALLENGES

Reread at least 12 books

This one comes courtesy of the fact that I have a few books on my shelves (and in my TBR Jar) that are in a series where I read the previous book(s) years ago and don’t remember enough to continue until I reread them. The books I need to reread in order to finally finish the series;

Other books I’d like to reread because I haven’t read them in a while, or just love them so much I want to read them, or they have a movie coming out that I want to see.

  • TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han. (The movie comes out on Netflix August 17th!)
  • THE ALL FOR THE GAME SERIES by Nora Sakavic. (I read this trilogy for the first time May 2016, and reread them in May 2017. I’ve decided to make it a yearly tradition since they’re relatively short and I love them so much.)
  • SHERLOCK HOLMES by Arthur Conan Doyle. (I’m currently listening to it on audio.)
  • THE HOBBIT by JRR Tolkien. (I’ve already read this and have a post about my reread here.)
  • THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING by Alexandra Bracken. (The sequel comes out either late this year or early next and I want to reread the first one around Halloween time to prepare.)

As you can see I didn’t set very many challenges for myself, but I wanted to write them all down and get motivated to knock some of them out. I’m hoping the rereads will end up being on top of 50 other books, but as Goodreads is telling me I’m still one book behind on my reading goal for the year, I’d also like to be realistic with myself.

Ultimately the only real goal is to enjoy what I’m reading and get my TBR down considerably by the end of the year. If you’d like to keep up with my reading and see updates you can add me on Goodreads or follow me on Tumblr.

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