My 2017 Reading Challenges

9 Jan

2017 is going to be a big year for me! In addition to reading, I have a few other goals I’m going to reach for. These including getting through 3 more semesters of grad school and keeping my 4.0 GPA, continuing to knit blankets for my relatives and friends as they welcome babies into the world, running/racing in one event each month (triathlons, running, and open water swimming (new to me)), and getting my novel out to some generous friends who agreed to beta read for me. Whew! I think I can squeeze in a few reading challenges, don’t you?

Challenge #1: When Are You Reading?

Maybe this is unfair because I host this challenge so, of course, I’m going to participate! The challenge is to read books that fit into each of 12 time periods. The book can be written during or take place in the time periods. It’s my fourth year doing this challenge and I’m pumped. Let me know if you want to join in!

Challenge #2: Goodreads Challenge of 50 Books

I lowered my goal last year to 45 books. I wasn’t sure if my shorter commute would hinder my reading (only a bit) and I wanted to tackle some long books (I did). This year, I’m going back up to 50. I managed 52 in 2016 and I think I can do it again for 2017. Besides, with my running goals, I’ll be listening to a lot of audiobooks this coming year.

How about you? What are your reading goals for 2017? Are you doing any challenges?

Until next time, write on.

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9 Responses to “My 2017 Reading Challenges”

  1. Random Reads January 9, 2017 at 1:24 PM #

    2017 sounds like a busy year for you!! Best of luck with your challenges and personal goals 🙂

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    • Sam January 9, 2017 at 2:29 PM #

      Thanks! I think I’ll give an update on my personal goals each month, too! Just to keep me accountable haha. Happy reading!

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      • Random Reads January 9, 2017 at 9:41 PM #

        You’re welcome 😊 I’m looking forward to the updates 🙂 Thank you, happy reading to you too!!

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  2. Keira January 9, 2017 at 3:52 PM #

    Good luck!

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  3. Great challenges and good job on keeping the challenges to a minimum with your busy schedule – I don’t know how you do it and keep up on here lol.

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    • Sam January 10, 2017 at 8:18 AM #

      Haha thanks. I just make sure I love everything I do. Happy reading!

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  4. charliegirl January 10, 2017 at 4:09 PM #

    You are almost graduated! Just three more to go! I wish I knew how to make quilts – that is the homemaker kind of thing I want to learn. Once I make the big move I might start looking into it. It’s nice that you knit blankets for those you love – a very cool and heartfelt gift. My great-grandmother did that for all the marriages and newborns in the family. Your event goal is admirable! I know some of the fun run type things here can be pricey. I hope you get great feedback from your beta readers!

    I barely eeked out my Goodreads goal in 2016, and I failed miserably at the others. So I had to simplify. I am doing Goodreads (still 52), Alphabet Soup, Audiobook, and NetGalley challenges. NetGalley is the pinnacle priority.

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    • Sam January 10, 2017 at 4:11 PM #

      Good luck with your challenges. I’ve been holding off on signing up for NetGalley so I don’t get sucked in haha. I don’t quilt just yet, but I do knit a lot! I’m using my bonus this year to pay for coaching and race registration. I think it might cover half lol. Happy reading!

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