After discovering the bookish community last year, I got super excited for all the reading challenges I kept stumbling upon. Aside from the Goodreads one, I didn’t know it was a thing, so I was very impressed by how many different kinds of challenges I could find. I tried to join some measurable ones, but I ended up forgetting about them and reading what I really wanted that moment instead of what I should.
This year, after raising to 25 books my Goodreads goal, I decided that my biggest challenge should be to downsize the list of unread books on my Kindle, trying to read them before buying new ones. Then, one of my favorite bloggers, Modern Mrs Darcy, launched her own challenge and it was too tempting to not join it. But, to make things easier for me, I decided to pre-plan it using the titles I already own. She offered two kinds of reading plans one for fun and one for growth. I chose the first one, because it applied more to my tastes and my own books, and I glued it in my reading journal writing the titles with my pencil, because they might change along the year.
Here is what I’m probably reading in 2017.
A book you chose for the cover:
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able:
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit:
The Wrat and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
A book you’ve already read:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
A juicy memoir:
Agatha Christie’s autobiography
A book about books or reading:
Still have to find a book for this category!
A book in a genre you usually avoid:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (I don’t like reading the script of a play)
A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read:
Your Digital Life by Carl Pullein
A book in the backlist of a new favorite author:
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
A book recommended by someone with great taste:
The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor (I spotted this book in one of those recommendation posts that Anne shares on her blog, Modern Mrs Darcy)
A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet:
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
A book about a topic or subject you already love:
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
As I said, the title might change during the year, but I tried to pick everything from my Kindle TBR list, because I want to stop impulse buying books and hoarding them without even reading them. Also, I like having a plan, it makes me feel easier to keep reading.
Finally, here is a quick update of my reading journal. I loved Kristin’s video about hers and I decided to copy a couple of pages she shared to keep track of some stats this year for the first time. (The Ratings mean: Good, Bad, So-so, DNF).