I’ve decided to take part in some bookish challenges, and I also have my own goals for this year.
Challenge 1: 2018 Goodreads goal
I’m leaving my goal at 70 books this year. I might have read over 70 last year, but I felt rushed with some of them! And due to the nature of some of my challenges, I may read less this year.
Challenge 2: Mount TBR (hosted by “My Readers Block”)
This challenge is aimed at getting your “To Be Read” pile down to something more manageable. I literally have hundreds of books in this house that I’ve never read, so I’m initially setting a goal of reading 24 books, the “Mount Blanc” challenge. That’s slightly more than one third of my Goodreads goal, and some will cover my third challenge. More information here.
Challenge 3: The 2018 Reading Challenge (hosted by “Modern Mrs Darcy”)
This challenge has a list of 12 goals on it – and includes some things that are out of my normal comfort zone. Some will be read as part of Mount TBR. More information here.
Challenge 4: Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge (hosted by “Read-at-Home Mom”)
This ties in with a personal challenge – I want to read 6 Classic Children’s Fiction books. More information here.
As previously mentioned, I want to read 6 Classic Children’s Fiction books.
One of my challenges last year was to read more non-fiction, and I’d like to carry that goal forward.
I intend to carry on with my real life book group, the European Crime Fiction gang, so I will still be reading those.
I would like to get to two book festivals this year – one of which will definitely be Newcastle Noir – at the moment I’m also considering Morecambe and Vice.
I will still be doing blog tours and things in the coming year, but the biggest challenge of all will be saying no! I find it really hard, but I got overwhelmed last year. I honestly didn’t expect my little blog to take off in the way it has! I got to the point where I was reading by deadlines rather than for pleasure.
Anybody else taking part in any reading challenges? Or fancy helping me with one of the harder challenges? 🙂