I had a wonderful year of reading and I am really excited for another! My biggest resolution is to read and enjoy the books I already own. Since the book buying ban was an absolute flop I am instead trying to be more gentle and encouraging about my book buying. Therefore, for every 5 books I read off my massive physical TBR, I am going to give myself permission to buy a new one. Perhaps the carrot will work better than the stick.
All of the following challenges were chosen to support this major goal: read the books I already have.
I found success in this one last year and I hope to do the same this year. I will be keeping my goal of 100 books but this year I plan to scrupulously log everything – even if I feel I slightly embarrassed by my choices! I read for fun and I would never judge another reader and I will just have to trust that the same is true in the people around me.
Series Serious Love
This is a challenge of my own invention inspired by one of my favorite new blogs, The Perks of Being Noura. I have complied all of the series that I already own at least one book for (or, embarrassingly, the whole series) and I want to work through all of them this year. You can see that page here.
Hot Listens 2019 Audiobook Challenge
This is an audiobook challenge and I credit it for introducing me to the joys of audiobooks. Last year I managed 15 and so this year my goal is to obtain the Socially Awkward level of listening (15-20). You can join me in listening here.
Beat The Backlist
I joined this last year and, while is inspired me to read many of my backlisted books, I was terrible about actually participating. This year, I am joining again and I am going ALL IN. You can join this challenge here.
The Learn Something New Reading Challenge
Perhaps my most favorite part of 2018 was participating in the NonFiction November. I am already excited to see what NonFiction November 2019 brings and in order to be more prepared I want to participate year long in this challenge. You can sign up here.
Harry Potter Complete Read Through
I miss Harry, Ron, Hermoine and (most of all) Neville. So, I resolve to re-read or read all of the Harry Potter books and related stories. This includes the three unread books on my massive physical TBR shelf.
The Library Love Challenge
This challenge is hosted by Angela at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. I chose this challengeto further encourage me to avoid impulse buying new books. The basic goal is to read at least 12 books this year from your library. You can sign up for this challenge here.
If none of these appeal to you please check out Girlxoxo’s fantastic blog where there is an amazing list of all the reading challenges out there. I was tempted by many (MANY) more but I am determined to clear those shelves this year!
Tell me, please!
What are your resolutions? Are you using any challenges to get you to a goal?