It’s a new year, so a chance to direct my reading over the next year. Things are going to look a lot like last year with just one change.
As always, I’ll be Reading the Alphabet. Mr. Curiosity put up the new chart in our hallway and was proud to get the first book on the list. I didn’t do a great job of finishing the alphabet last year. I did at least get a book for each letter, which took some effort at the end of the year. Perhaps I’ll have better luck this year.
I’m not going to set a specific book total goal for the year. I did set a goal of 125 books on Goodreads, but they count all the books and not just novels. I’m sure I’ll be up close to 100 as per usual by the end of the year, but I won’t be sad if it’s a little short. I like to read long books and don’t usually count books under 200 pages toward my novel total. I’ll still keep track of all the books I read this year as 2018 books.
I think I’ll spend another year on my Finish the Series Challenge. I made some good progress this year, but I still have several I want to finish, namely the Outlander series (I have one more to reread and then the series to finish) and the Dresden Files series.
I couldn’t think of any series to reread that wasn’t really long (and I’m trying to finish up the series, not start new ones), so I’m skipping the reread challenge this year. Instead, I’d like to work on reading some books of the BBC’s The Big Read list. I’m going to set myself a goal of one book off that list a month, so hopefully I’ll read 12 books for my The Big Read Challenge.
If you’re looking for something more in your reading challenge (like topics maybe?), check out the following options:
Modern Mrs. Darcy is focused on reading amazing books in 2018
BookRiot has a reading harder challenge with a variety of tasks/topics to choose from
The Island Reader has a diverse list of categories to choose from
PopSugar goes big, with 40 categories (and an extra 10 if you want to try for a book a week)
Hopefully at least one of these challenges will excite you and give you some motivation to read more this coming year.