Now that we’re in 2018, it’s a new year, new everything! Let’s forget about the things in 2017 and just forge on in this new beginning!
For 2018, still have the same goal (reading challenge) – 100 books read and reviewed at a minimum. To make it different from the previous years, I’ll list them down here and the links where I’ve reviewed them, if I don’t paste the reviews here as well.
Can’t wait to get started!
This year, I’ll be doing only this challenge, as I foresee my time taken up with lots of projects, the foremost of which I’m determined about setting time aside to write! After being wholly unsuccessful about this endeavor in the past two years due to myriad activities, I’m determined to make some progress writing. I have an idea about a YA contemporary series, and I’ll disclose more once there’s more. 🙂
However, this challenge is two-fold:
- Read at least 100 books a year.
- Review at least 100 books a year.
Plus, continue the 2015 Read Wider Challenge.
That’s it! Plain and simple.
Updates for the 2016 100 Books A Year will be done on this page. Good luck with all your reading challenges!
I think I’m set to reach my goal of reading 100 books (novels) a year. I’m now at 93. I think if I reach it, I should see about adding a 10% increase for next year’s goal. LOL
That said, nearing the end of this year, I was thinking wouldn’t it be great if I could also write 100 reviews? haha No pressure there, self. Anyway, I’m now at 88. Let’s see if I can churn out 12 more by the end of the year. It’s my first time to do this goal, so if I make it, I think I’ll still keep it at 100 next year.
For the other challenges that I’ve joined at the beginning of the year, sadly, it takes too much time to update, so I’ve abandoned it partway, and I’ll be more careful about signing up challenges for next year instead of going “Oooh, shiny! I want!”
Well, now ongoing is this Review Challenge at Reading Alley. It’s a three-month thing, so easier to complete and keep track of. I’m still short, but hopefully will be able to complete it by end of the year, too.
I think I bit off more than I can chew with regards to the challenges I joined. So, I’ve decided to drop all challenges except for the 100 Books A Year and the Read Wider Challenge. Next year, I’ll be more circumspect instead of looking at each challenge as “Oooh, shiny! I want!”
That said, I’ve registered for Reading Alley’s Year-End Review Challenge. Why?
- They provide the stats of what books I’ve read and reviewed, so I know how many I still need to review to meet the goal. (That really helps for busy people! And yes, I’m just lazy that way.)
- Goal is achievable. Especially for busy people like me. ‘Nuff said.
- Rewards! I know I’m too old for this, I mean, I should do some things not because I’m being rewarded but because it’s the right thing to do, but… yeah, rewards are good. It says, “people appreciate what I’m doing”.
So, join me at Reading Alley’s Year-End Review Challenge! If you’re not a member at Reading Alley yet, why not?
Hosted by Alexa Loves Books and Hello, Chelly
On the last Sunday of each month, we’ll be sharing our personal updates on the challenge. We’ll be including a Linky, just in case you decide to do the same. (This is optional!)
This update will include January’s, which has nothing to update anyway, as I have been too busy to read much, so…
For February, I’m happy to report that I’ve started to read SLUMBER by Cassandra Dean. SLUMBER is inspired by a fairy tale, which is a sub-genre of fantasy. I expect to finish this before the end of February, and will probably have a review ready by then.
Here’s the blurb of SLUMBER: Continue reading
I wasn’t supposed to add any more reading challenges (I’m already doing 8!), but this “card” below caught my eye. I came across a lot of cards during my blog hops, but I thought this one was the more interesting one. It certainly is going to be fun crossing out the squares. *fingers crossed*
Hosted by The Book Date
- Challenge will run from Jan 1st to December 31st 2015
- Add your reviews back here on the link in this post. At the end of every three months there will be a U.S. $12 prize with a book of your choice from the Book Depository or U.S. Amazon voucher, for the entries. There will be a new linky then for the next quarter and so on to the end of December.
- Reviews are not mandatory and if you prefer to keep a list of the books read and the category they cross off the card, then you can still enter for the completion of a Full House by linking to that list.
- Link your reviews for 1st quarter: January/February/March
- Each review can only be linked up once in the year. However it doesn’t matter when you read the book in 2015 – which month, just link as you remember or have time. So if you read it in January you may not get around to linking it until say… May. That is fine.
- Books may cross over from other challenges that you are doing.
- On the 22nd of November a post will go up to link a summary post for the challenge for those who have completed a full house. This will close on the 1st January 2016 and a winner will be chosen using random.org for a U.S. $50 prize which again can be used to buy books at the Book Depository or be received as an Amazon voucher.
- Complete the card above. You can do it in any order you wish. You are allowed “one free exchange“, if there is something on the square you really dislike you may change it to something of your choice. Once you have played this free choice that is it. Mention the exchange in the final summary post.
I’ll be listing the books I’ve read below, with a link to the review post (if there’s any), and a rating.
1. Library Book
2. A Top Book of 2015
3. You heard about the book online
4. Set in the Southern Hemisphere
5. Published in 2015
6. Novella. Model Behavior by Tamara Morgan. 4 stars
7. Setting that you now want to visit
8. Award winning
9. First in a series
10. A Keeper
11. Author outside your own country
12. Book by author you really like. Soulbound by Kristen Callihan. 3/3. 5 stars.
13. Free choice
14. Published 2000-2013
15. Outstanding hero or heroine
16. Won or borrowed
17. Book set in Northern Hemispere
18. Debut novel by author. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. 2/15. 5 stars.
19. Published pre 2000
20. Author new to you
21. 2nd book or more in a series. If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries. 1/28. 5 stars.
22. Been on your TBR “forever”
23. Published in 2014. Garden of Serenity by Nina Pierce. 1/20. 4 stars.
24. Type of book you rarely or never read
25. You love the cover
This is my own challenge. I noticed that I’ve read a lot of romance, because I like romance, but that makes me a narrow reader. (“Focused” has a nicer ring to it, but let’s call it what it is: “narrow”.) So, I’ve decided to widen my horizons by reading other types of books. Let’s see how I fare at the end of the year. 🙂 Even 1 per category would be good.
List of Categories:
1. Historical fiction
3. YA novel
4. Sci-fi or Mystery novel
5. Fantasy novel
6. A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade.
7. A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespeare, classic novel, etc)
8. Graphic novel
9. A book published by an indie press.
10. A book published by an indie author.
11. Western novel.
12. Self or craft improvement book.
Updates are posted here for easy reference.