I haven’t had this blog for very long. Quite frankly, until recently, I was pretty ignorant about the online book community in general. I am just now really learning about Goodreads. I know! I am so late. With that being said, I don’t really know how I feel about reading challenges yet. I think in general it is a cool idea and a way to expand on what you read, but in general, I don’t know if I am ready for a year long challenge like that. Instead, I am thinking of doing monthly challenges and incorporating that into my reading goals for 2016.
“Challenges” I will continue with:
-I still plan on reading classics. I have enjoyed doing that so far and have no intention of stopping. I don’t know exactly how many I want to read in total, but I want to continue that.
– I was embarking on rereading certain books, and unfortunately life has gotten in the way and I have only reread The Help. I still want to reread The Memoirs of a Geisha, Wicked, and Little Bee. I hope to complete those in the coming months.
I have seen these floating around lately and even people who have created there own. I think this is a cool idea, but I know they most likely will not work for me. I like change, I like to start new things a lot. I think for me I am going to have a monthly challenge. Something that comes to me during the previous month. I have a lot of interests and know that I need to change things up.
I will be signing up for the Goodreads book reading challenge. I know I read a lot of books, but I like that I can finally keep track of them and know how many I have read.
Now, on to goals!
Harry Potter Series: I am sooooo late with these! I read up until the 4th one, but did not finish the last three. I read them when they first came out all those years ago. I want to read them all. Not sure how I will squeeze them in, but I hope to read them during 2016.
Large books: I have still not finished 1Q84! Everytime my fiance sees me pick up another books he says “What about 1Q84???!!!” So, I must get this read ASAP! Large books are my enemy, but I want to get passed that. I always want to read Les Miserables. It is a large book and I have yet to read it. I ordered a copy with my Barnes and Noble gift card. These are the two main large books that I want to read this year, but more will likely cross my path.
Pride and Prejudice: I don’t know why, but I am dying to read this book. Yet, it makes me cringe. I started to read it years ago, but found “classic” novels very boring. Since then, my view has change, but I have yet to pick this up again. I want to finally read it. I know Austen is not for everyone, but I want to get through this work successfully.
Young Adult Books: I have seen numerous posts where people discuss YA books. I love them, but find that I often wonder what others would think of a grown woman reading books made for YA. In 2016 I am saying “Screw it” and reading what I want. YA is just a category it doesn’t stop a story from being good. I want to read a lot more YA books. There are so many that tackle important issues, especially about body image and self esteem. I am looking forward to reading more of them.
Sorry this post was so long. What do you hope to accomplish in 2016? I would love to hear from you! 🙂