After going totally overboard with challenges in 2014, I committed to none but my Goodreads challenge in 2015. If I’m honest, I missed the challenges this year. Because of that, I’ve decided to sign up for three themed challenges and the Goodreads challenge, of course, for 2016. Two of these are aimed at wiping some of the books off my TBR and one is in my favorite genre, so it’s a must!
I haven’t decided if I’ll have a separate challenge check up post each month or if I’ll just add it to my That’s a Wrap post, but one way or another, you’ll find updates here at the beginning of each new month. But for now, let’s talk challenges!
January 1 2016 edit: I decided to add one more challenge to my list for 2016 and, rather than write another post, I decided it was best to just add it on right here! Keep scrolling to see the latest!
I’d already decided one of my goals for 2016 was to try to whittle down my TBR to a more manageable amount. Which we all know will never happen, but let’s just go ahead and pretend anyhow, ok? When I saw The YA Book Traveler’s Rock My TBR Reading Challenge, I knew I had to sign up. You can learn more about the challenge by clicking the banner or the link above. I hope you’ll join up, too!
My goal for this challenge is to read two books from my TBR each month. Of course, it would be FANTASTIC if I read more than that, but I’ll be happy with two per month (and one extra in there somewhere because 25 makes a perfect square – I’m weird like that). That’d be 25 books off my overstuffed TBR and that’s better than nothing, right?
If I’m honest, I’m leery of even thinking about trying to decide which 24 books I’m going to read from my TBR in 2016. I’m such a mood reader. But it doesn’t hurt to have a goal, even if I totally chuck it and decide to read other books from my TBR.
Confession: I SUCK at series. I’m impatient. I read so much I tend to forget what happened in the previous book by the time the next is published and I don’t have time to reread a series before jumping into the new release. I’ve more or less given up reading traditional series altogether, but there are quite a few that I’ve yet to finish and want to.
The Finishing the Series Reading Challenge, hosted by Bea’s Book Nook, is exactly what I need to give me the motivation to wrap some of these up. Learn more about it, and maybe even sign up, by clicking the banner or the link above.
I’m shooting for Level 4 in this challenge – which is finishing 7 or more series by December 31, 2016. (I’d really like to finish one each month, but that might be a bit much to commit to. Time will tell!
While I usually don’t like selecting the books I want to read this far in advance, but it’s a little easier with series because there are some I’m itching to finish.
Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines (1 book)
Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles (2 books & a novella, but I might reread the first two books as a refresher first)
Meagan Spooner & Amie Kauffman’s Starbound (2 books)
Michelle Hodkins’ Mara Dyer (1 book)
Brodi Ashton’s Everneath (1 book)
Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments (1 book)
Marie Rutkoski’s Winner’s Trilogy (2 books already released + 1 upcoming release)
It’s no big secret contemporary romance is my favorite genre. I just love getting lost in a good romance. Whether it’s young adult, new adult or adult… sweet or sexy… I can’t get enough. So obviously I’m excited about the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge, hosted by Danielle of Love at First Page and Jess of Gone with the Words.
I’m bringing out the big guns for this challenge and going for the Grand Slam, which is reading 21 or more contemporary romance books in 2016. Easy peasy.
I am not going to set aside a reading list for this challenge. I read enough contemporary romance that I should have no trouble hitting my goal here. I’ll talk about the books I read each month on my wrap up post and you can catch up then. 🙂
My girl Kelly (of Belle of the Literati)’s Re-Read Challenge is right up my alley. There are a few books I’ve wanted to reread for awhile now and this’ll give me the kick in the butt I need to actually do it!
I’m not gonna get out of control with my goal for this one though. I think one re-read a month is doable and just the kind of low-stress challenge I’m looking for. And if I re-read more than one a month? Awesome.
I haven’t decided on all the books I want to re-read this year, but here are a few I’d like to get to… beyond that? I’m keeping my options open. 🙂
Do you participate in reading challenges? Are you doing any of these ones? If not, what are some you’re looking forward to participating in during 2016?
I’d love to see your thoughts in the comments! Maybe I’ll find another challenge that’s up my alley.