Another year, another set of challenges. This year I am aiming for low pressure challenges that will help me to focus on books that I already own and new releases I’ve been anticipating for a while. See below for my list of reading challenges I will be participating in (so far!) for 2016!
Goal: 50 Books
I haven’t had a Goodreads challenge that decreased the number of books I aimed to read since I started the challenges back in 2011. Last year I finished at 74 books (my goal was 70). Ideally I would like to hit the same number of books or more this year, but realistically with work I think averaging about 1 book a week is more realistic (I don’t want to stress myself out, this is supposed to be fun!)
Goal: 5-9 Books
Hosted by the wonderful Mel @ The Daily Prophecy, the retelling challenge is a favorite of mine as it allows me to focus on fairytale retellings, a genre I truly love. Last year I read 7, and this year I’m aiming for the 5-9 range, the “Goose Girl” category. I always try to aim lower for this challenge because I like to be picky with my retellings, lest I end up reading subpar ones that ruin the fairytale for me just to reach a certain goal number. Excited for year #2 with this challenge!
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Unhinged by A.G. Howard
Must Read in 2016 Challenge
Goal: 10 Books
Hosted by one of my best blogging pals, Lauren @ Bookmarklit, this is the launch year of this low-stress, casual challenge that is intended to help you get through some books that you had EVERY intention of reading in 2015 but just never got around to. I will be using this challenge exclusively for books I bought/received in 2015 and have yet to read.