2017 Reading Challenges

December 21, 2016 Uncategorized 16

I cannot believe we are almost at 2017! 2016 has flown by.
I didn’t participate in any reading challenges for 2016, which was a first for me.

So I decided for one of my blogging resolutions, I would like to get back into the reading challenge mode. I love challenges because they help me grab books that are not just review books to read, like some of my older books that I have been putting on, or having found time to get to, and they force me to be more social. I love seeing other people’s progress and checking in with them.

I also am hoping to find some new blogs to love. A lot of the blogs I used to follow are no longer blogging, which makes me sad, but that really means I have an opportunity to discover new awesome blogs! So comment below with some blogs you think I should check out, or if you have a challenge I haven’t found yet, let me know that also!

ok, let’s get to it. Here are the challenges I am signing up for in 2017.

I will also use this page to update my progress.

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017

Host: Alexa Loves Books & Hello, Chelly
My Summary Post
Progress: 1/30 (3%)
1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
Failed

3

Hosted by Alexa Loves Books & Hello, Chelly

You can sign up for the challenge HERE

Why I signed up: I love fantasy books, but I have so many older series that I have not read yet…like at all! (like the throne of glass series! Don’t shun me!) So I want to read ALL THE FANTASY books in 2017!

Goal: at least 30

Challenge Hashtag: #flightsoffantasy

Progress:

  1. Harbor for the Nightingale by Kathleen Baldwin


Debut Author Challenge 2017

Debut Author Challenge 2017

Host: That Artsy Reader Girl
My Summary Post
Progress: 15/12 (125%)
1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
Completed!

125

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

You can sign up for the challenge HERE

Why I signed up: I love discovering new authors and Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl has made it super easy with all of her spreadsheets and goodreads groups.

Goal: at least 12

Helpful Links:

Challenge Hashtag: #2017DebAuthC

Progress:


    Beat the Backlist

    Beat the Backlist

    Host: The Novel Knight
    My Summary Post
    Progress: 24/75 (32%)
    1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
    Failed

    32

    Hosted by The Novel Knight

    You can sign up for the challenge HERE

    Why I signed up: II have wayyy too many books on my TBR, and I want to show them some love. Plus I love the idea of a side challenge of sorting yourself into a house and earning points for that house!

    Goal: at least 75 books

    House: Ravenclaw! Duh!

    My TBR: I have created a goodreads shelf with over 75 books that are on my TBR, but I may add or change some of the books up as I go.

    HERE is the link to my TBR for this challenge

    CHALLENGE TBR

    Challenge Hashtag: #beatthebacklist

    Progress:


      Contemporary Romance 2017 Reading Challenge

      Contemporary Romance 2017 Reading Challenge

      Host: Andies ABCs
      My Summary Post
      Progress: 0/75 (0%)
      1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
      Failed

      0

      Hosted by Andies ABCS

      You can sign up for the challenge HERE

      Why I signed up: I love contemporary romances, so I couldn’t pass this one up!

      Goal: at least 75

      Challenge Hashtag:#ContRom2017

      Progress:


        2017 New Release Challenge

        2017 New Release Challenge

        Host: Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews & Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My!
        My Summary Post
        Progress: 1/125 (1%)
        1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
        Failed

        1

        Hosted by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews& Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My!

        You can sign up for the challenge HERE

        Why I signed up: Who doesn’t love new releases! There are soo many great ones coming out in 2017 too!

        Goal: at least 125

        101-200 books per year – New Release Enthusiast

        Challenge Hashtag:#2017NewReleaseChallenge

        Progress:

        1. Harbor for the Nightingale by Kathleen Baldwin


        2017 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge

        2017 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge

        Host: My Soul Called Life
        My Summary Post
        Progress: 4/12 (33%)
        1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
        Failed

        33

        Hosted by My Soul Called Life

        You can sign up for the challenge HERE

        Why I signed up: This one sounds so cool! I have never done a challenge like this one.

        Goal: 12

        Challenge Hashtag: none

        2017 Keywords

        JAN- Court, Fall, Of, Way, Deep, Thousand

        FEB- And, Rose, Promise, Every, Deception, Blazing

        MAR- Shall, Go, By, Silence, Her, Saga

        APR- From, Trigger, Tale, His, CrownMist

        MAY- Four, Wind, All, Fury, Days, Shade

        JUN- Without, Know, Good, Watch, One, Have

        JUL- Before, Final, All, Freedom, Life, Dream

        AUG- Sun, Infinite, Big, My, Wherever, Most

        SEP- Sand, From, Between, Ever, Reasons, Clash

        OCT- Darker, You, Ashes, Out, House, Sea

        NOV- Place, War, Heart, Why, Give, Meet

        DEC- Forget, Twilight, Only, Crystal, On, Will

        Progress:


          2017 Discussion Challenge

          2017 Discussion Challenge

          Host: Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight
          My Summary Post
          Progress: 0/12 (0%)
          1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
          Failed

          0

          Hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!

          You can sign up for the challenge HERE

          Why I signed up: This is a true challenge for me, so I decided to go for it. I always love the idea of a discussion post, but I never seen to get around to them. Reading and reviewing books is easy for me, but writing and editing a discussion post is much harder. I would like to do one of these a month.

          Goal: 12 discussion posts

          Challenge Hashtag:#LetsDiscuss2017

          Progress:

          None yet!


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          Did I miss anything? Let me know if there is a challenge I missed and should check out! 🙂

          Michelle @ Book Briefs

          16 Responses to “2017 Reading Challenges”

          1. Colleen (CM McCoy)

            These are great reading challenges! I’ve never done one, but maybe I’ll do one for 2017 😀 LOVE this blog so much.

            I just started a First Pages feature, which showcases the first draft of a first page of a now-published book along with commentary from the author on how it evolved into it’s published form. Loads of fun, if you like that sort of thing. It’s here: http://www.cmmccoy.com/blog

          2. TeacherofYA

            Someone mentioned a Netgalley and Edelweiss challenge, and I plan on that one, and I love the Beat the Backlist, which I also want to take part in. My friend mentioned one called #ROCKMYTBR, and I may do that over the Beat the Backlist. What do you think?

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