Book Challenges, Personal

2018 goodreads

And so it begins….again…

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Book Challenges, Personal

New Year’s Resolutions | Bookish Goals

New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, so it’s time to make some resolutions!  Mine is to lose weight, as most people tend to do, except my weight is going to be coming off of my TBR pile lol.

I have several goals for this year involving my bookish habits.  These include:

  • Completing my goal of reading 20 books for the Beat the Backlist challenge
  • Completeing my of of finishing 5-8 series for the Finishing the Series challenge
  • Requesting less egalleys from Edelweiss because I really want to start reading for myself again
  • Reading more of the many ebooks I have acquired on my Kindle (maybe one per month hopefully)
  • Continue reading more Shakespeare
  • Maybe finally start on my goal of finally reading all of Tamora Pierce’s books (I’ve read the Circle of Magic and the Circle Opens books time and again, but I haven’t really ever gotten into the Tortall books except for the Immortals quartet).
  • Blog more

It’s not much but it’s enough for me.

What bookish goals do you have for the New Year?

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In Which I Declare My Intention to Join Another 2018 Reading Challenge!!

So, remember how I keep talking about how awful I am at finishing series?

Well, I think I just found the perfect challenge for me to join!

The 2018 Finishing Series Reading Challenge is exactly as it says it is: a year-long challenge dedicated to finishing series that you have started prior to the start of 2018.

I am going to keep a list here of all the books in the series I need to read, and come back once I finish them an mark them as read.  The order of the list is does not reflect the order in which I plan to read them, but rather just the order in which I thought of them as I wrote them down.  I will also be adding them to a Goodreads list, but more for me really.

So far in total I have 12 series listed that I want to maybe finish in 2018, but since I don’t think I will be able to do all of those, I think for this challenge I am going to aim to be a B-List Series Finisher (Complete 5-8 Series).  Of the ones below, the ones I really hope to finish/catch up on are The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, The Illuminae_Files, The Nevernight Chronicles, Creatures of Light, Monsters of Verity, The Diviners, and Charlotte Holmes.  

TOTAL NUMBER OF BOOKS READ FOR THIS CHALLENGE IN 2018: 1
TOTAL NUMBER OF
SERIES FINISHED IN 2018 (SO FAR): 1

*Edit: I FORGOT THE DARK ARTIFICES!!  Added below.

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Beat the Backlist 2018 | Goals & TBR

Well, this year’s BTB isn’t over yet, and I can already tell I’m not going to be finishing my goal for it, but I’m still determined to keep going!  That’s why I am going to participate in the 2018 Beat the Backlist – just with a smaller goal.  For 2017 I tried to do 24 books, so this year I am going to aim for 20.  I don’t have a specific list, but rather some select ones on a Goodreads list that I want to choose from.

I do have one major goal, aside from the number of backlist books I want to read, though – I want to catch up on all of the series that I have started, and own the sequels to, but haven’t read yet.  This includes The Illuminae Files, The Diviners, An Ember in the Ashes, and The Nevernight Chronicles.

Will you be participating in the 2018 Beat the Backlist challenge?

Update: I am on team DEWEY DRAGONS!  Hear me ROAR!

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Goodreads Challenge is Complete!

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Whoo hoo!!  I finished my Goodreads reading challenge!  I know 65 seems like a low goal compared to other people, but I try to give myself a goal of about 4 books per month and then some because I know I’m not always going to be able to read those 4 books per month (and other months I read well over 4).  Sometimes it’s due to a slump, other times it’s just due to outside factors (*cough*work*cough*).

I hope everyone else’s challenges are going well – just don’t stress out if you are a bit behind!