Reading Challenges Galore!

I’m going to skip all of the New Year’s Resolution posts that you’ll be reading a lot of soon. Instead, my resolution is to read and not waste (too much) time watching TV or mindlessly surfing the internet. I mean, researching the history of TB at midnight on my phone because I read a book with a character who had consumption and then telling all of it to my husband who is asleep anyway, is also a waste of my time. So, I guess I resolve to sleep and read and use time wisely.

I definitely don’t plan on turning this into a book blog, but since it has grown into a larger interest of mine, I will be posting about it more frequently–but probably on the weekends. Statistics show that my monthly roundup of books that I read is one of my most popular topics, so I guess people want to know!

+This post is to declare that I will be participating in Reading 52 Books in 52 Weeks. I figured that if I’m already doing the other challenges, this should not be a problem. Additionally, it’ll keep me moving at a steady pace!

+I will also be participating in an Audiobook challenge (because you know I love a good audiobook). I will be aiming for the “My Precious” level, which is 30-50 audiobooks during 2015.

+I will be participating in this TBR pile challenge, also. I am aiming for clearing 12 books off of my shelves, which should make them close to cleared off, until I get birthday money and buy books on Thriftbooks…

+And, to show my commitment to not keeping Thriftbooks and Audible in business all by myself, I will be participating in the I Love Library Books Challenge. I am aiming to read 24 books from my public library during 2015!

I know that may seem like a TON of books and a lot of challenges, but a lot of the books overlap. I love the idea of linking up with other book readers because 1. I love discovering new blogs and 2. I love talking books.

So, less writing, more reading.

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11 Comments

  • Ashley LaMar | December 24, 2014 | Reply

    This is great! Happy Reading! I used to run a book blog but then I decided to shut it down and combine my books with Forever Ashley so now I feature the books on there when I read them. I can’t wait to follow along with your literary journeys.


    • Sarah | December 24, 2014 | Reply

      Thanks! I can see why you would intergrate the two blogs. I think a dedicated book blog would be serious work–between taking the time to read all of the books and then writing about them in detail (more than just “3.5 Stars- A fun read, but nothing special”) would be time consuming!


  • Breenah | December 24, 2014 | Reply

    Challenge: accepted. I’m already doing the Semi-Charmed challenge and I just recently added Erin’s and Bout of Books. I’ll look into the library and TBR ones, but I can’t do audio books, mainly because I have a three year old.


    • Sarah | December 24, 2014 | Reply

      Hahaha! Yeah, audio would be hard with a little one! I’ll probably end up with a lot of audiobooks from the library. Double dipping! I finished the Semi-Charmed challenge. It was fun! I like having a goal. It really helps me stay motivated!


  • jackie jade | December 26, 2014 | Reply

    wow i need to do a challenge like this so i can get to reading more as well. good luck with your goals!


    • Sarah | December 26, 2014 | Reply

      Thanks! Yeah, I think the most motivating one will be the 52 books in a year, so I will try to stay consistent with a book a week. It helps a little that a few of those challenges have periodic prizes/giveaways for participating! Since I’m going to read anyway… 🙂


  • Kristen @ SYIAP | December 28, 2014 | Reply

    eeeep i love all of these!!! you know i love a good reading challenge.


  • Robin McCormack | December 28, 2014 | Reply

    Happy you decided to join in on 52 books. Look forward to hearing all about your reads. Happy New Year!


  • Jess Fets | December 30, 2014 | Reply

    I had no idea there were so many challenges! Normally I just set myself a goal of reading 75 books a year and just leave it at that. I don’t listen to audio books, but I always do try to clear my TBR pile!


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