Looking Ahead

It’s time to start thinking ahead! 2017 was a bit of a reading fail. I read some great books and got back on a good blogging schedule, but I failed all of my reading challenges (except the New Release challenge). I also didn’t hit my year’s reading goal of 100 books. I’d like to try for that again and see if I can do it this time. I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways I might work on my reading and I’ve chosen three challenges to help me.

2018 Library Love Challenge

2018 Library Love Challenge

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My Summary Post
Progress: 13/24 (54%)
1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
In Progress

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The Library Love Challenge is about using the library more. The goal is to read at least 12 books from the library, but I would like to read at least 24 from my library next year. I’ve been spending too much money on books so I’m hoping to keep it down to items I’m buying for author events or romance novels I’m buying on my Kindle app. I also have an audible subscription. That means all the other books need to come from the library. You can sign up here.

2018 Audiobook Challenge

2018 Audiobook Challenge

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My Summary Post
Progress: 9/20 (45%)
1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
In Progress

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The Audiobook Challenge is all about fitting in more audiobooks. I’ve gotten bad about replacing my audiobooks with podcasts, which means I’m reading less books each year. My goal is to listen to at least 20 audiobooks next year. I have an audible subscription and access to audiobooks via the library so this shouldn’t be that difficult. You can sign up here.

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The Reading Harder Challenge is a challenge of 24 tasks that “invite new genres, new authors, and new worlds, both real and imaginary,” into our reading lives. That’s why I try to participate every year, even if I don’t finish. You read through the tasks here.

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The goal of the Hub Reading Challenge is to read 25 of the books from YALSA’s Youth Media Awards, as well as some other approved lists. I’m hoping to read some of these anyway since I use these lists to choose the next year’s summer reading at the high school. More info when the challenge actually begins in February.

Well, those are my challenge plans for the year! Let’s hope they go well.

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  1. Wonderful 2018 challenges. I’m excited to participate in the Audiobook challenge for the first time. I finally divide into the deep end with Audiobooks back in Sept 2017 and have been loving them. My library has a great selection for audios, books, and ebooks so both challenges will work great together. Glad to have you joining the Library Love Challenge. Good Luck!!