2017/01/14

To Be Read: 2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge

Goodreads Reading Challenge

As I might have already mentioned I am a user of Goodreads and in my opinion it is a great website. It allows you to find reviews about books, new books in general but it also lets you set yourself a goal of how many books you want to read in one year. Last year I set myself the goal to read 15 books in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. In the end I only read seven books, which made me feel kind of disappointed of myself, but at least I managed to reach my personal goal to read more books than the year before! So yay, at least I reached one goal! 

I love reading, I love diving into new worlds, to be someone else, somewhere else. Another time, another country, maybe even another world. Unfortunately I am always too distracted to read. When I'm on the train and I'm listening to music, the music is too distracting. When I'm in bed at night I'm on my phone or I'm just too tired to read. I'm always making excuses and this is really annoying, because I obviously want to read more books but at the same time I am stopping myself from doing so. Ugh! 

I usually set myself a goal of 15 books to read in one year because that's definitely an easy and achievable goal. But I never reached it so far. So this year, I thought if I set myself a somewhat higher goal I might be more determined to stick to it and as a result actually read more books. I'm not quite sure if this really helps but I truly hope so! So this year I want to read 25 books! This number isn't really that high I guess, but it sounds like A LOT. Oh dear, haha.

Popsugar Reading Challenge

Besides the Goodreads Reading Challenge I also really like the Popsugar Reading Challenge. It's different from the Goodreads one, since you don't set your goal yourself, you rather have to fulfil different reading tasks. It's definitely fun to see how the books you read fit into this challenge. They mix it up every year so it always gives you new ideas for books to look for.


Do you take part in any reading challenge this year, too?

xx
Conney

7 comments:

  1. It's my goal to read more books this year too! I really need to start my goodreads account again, i love that website!

    Good luck with your reading adventures!

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    Ashley
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    1. Thank you! :)
      Yes I love goodreads! Such a great way to keep track of your reading, to read books, etc.
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  2. I love the ideas of these book challenges! I might have to have a look into Goodreads. I love reading new and different books, I'm always looking for a new adventure! I would love to read some more books this year, I think it's just finding the time. I wish you all the best with this challenge.

    Gemma | www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

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    1. You should, it's a great website!
      Yes finding the time to read is the most difficult thing about wanting to read more :(
      Thank you!
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  3. One of my goal for this year is reading more too! Like instead of scrolling my facebook feed when I am bored... I started Harry Potter 4 two months or so ago and still haven't finished it ahah. Good luck with your goal! xx Corinne from Corinne & Kirsty

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    1. Ugh yes! I spend way too much time on social media, too. I have to change that haha.
      Thank you and good luck to you, too! :)
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  4. I love the goodreads challenges, I get soooo into them. I never set one this year as I am yet to even finish a book almost 5 months in. Good luck with your challenge, & Shock of the Fall is an amazzzing book, have you read it yet?

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