2017 Reading Challenges

December 21, 2016 Uncategorized 13

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: 10/30 (33%)
1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
In Progress

33

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. Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
  2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  3. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  4. Frostblood by Elly Blake
  5. Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumplestilskin's Name by Bonnie M. Hennessy
  6. Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake
  7. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  8. Weariland by Mary Shotwell
  9. Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter
  10. Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell


Debut Author Challenge 2017

Debut Author Challenge 2017

Host: That Artsy Reader Girl
My Summary Post
Progress: 5/12 (42%)
1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
In Progress

42

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:

  1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  2. Frostblood by Elly Blake
  3. Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell
  4. Traveler by L.E. DeLano
  5. Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse


Beat the Backlist

Beat the Backlist

Host: The Novel Knight
My Summary Post
Progress: 10/75 (13%)
1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
In Progress

13

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:

  1. The Romantics by Leah Konen
  2. Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
  3. Too Tempting by Bethany Lopez
  4. Deep Down by Mia Hopkins
  5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  6. Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton
  7. No Breaking My Heart by Kate Angell
  8. Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumplestilskin's Name by Bonnie M. Hennessy
  9. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  10. Weariland by Mary Shotwell


Contemporary Romance 2017 Reading Challenge

Contemporary Romance 2017 Reading Challenge

Host: Andies ABCs
My Summary Post
Progress: 34/75 (45%)
1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
In Progress

45

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:

  1. Real Good Man by meghan march
  2. Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
  3. Too Tempting by Bethany Lopez
  4. Deep Down by Mia Hopkins
  5. Real Good Love by meghan march
  6. Worth the Wait by A.J. Pine
  7. Wrecking Ball (Hard To Love #1) by P. Dangelico
  8. Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton
  9. No Breaking My Heart by Kate Angell
  10. The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood
  11. The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan
  12. The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken
  13. Too Wild To Tame by Tessa Bailey
  14. Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis
  15. Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux
  16. Ruthless by Gina L. Maxwell
  17. Royal Affair by Parker Swift
  18. Weddings, Crushes, and other Dramas by Emily McKay
  19. Riveted by Jay Crownover
  20. Any Boy But You by Julie Hammerle
  21. Chain Reaction by Tara Wyatt
  22. Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson
  23. Off the Ice by Julie Cross
  24. The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde
  25. The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway, Penny Reid
  26. Crossing the Friends Zone by Kelly Eadon
  27. What I Need by J. Daniels
  28. Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen
  29. Swinging At Love by Kendra C. Highley
  30. The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan
  31. There's Something About Nik by Sara Hantz
  32. Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
  33. CON MAN by T. Torrest
  34. Legally Charming by Lauren Smith


2017 New Release Challenge

2017 New Release Challenge

Host: Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews & Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My!
My Summary Post
Progress: 37/125 (30%)
1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
In Progress

30

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. Freeks by Amanda Hocking
  2. Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
  3. Real Good Love by meghan march
  4. Worth the Wait by A.J. Pine
  5. Wrecking Ball (Hard To Love #1) by P. Dangelico
  6. The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood
  7. The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan
  8. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  9. Frostblood by Elly Blake
  10. Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis
  11. Frost by Kaitlyn Davis
  12. Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux
  13. Ruthless by Gina L. Maxwell
  14. Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake
  15. Royal Affair by Parker Swift
  16. Weddings, Crushes, and other Dramas by Emily McKay
  17. Riveted by Jay Crownover
  18. Any Boy But You by Julie Hammerle
  19. Chain Reaction by Tara Wyatt
  20. Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson
  21. Off the Ice by Julie Cross
  22. Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter
  23. The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde
  24. How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks
  25. The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway, Penny Reid
  26. Crossing the Friends Zone by Kelly Eadon
  27. What I Need by J. Daniels
  28. Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell
  29. Firestorm by Donna Grant
  30. Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen
  31. Swinging At Love by Kendra C. Highley
  32. The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan
  33. Traveler by L.E. DeLano
  34. There's Something About Nik by Sara Hantz
  35. Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
  36. CON MAN by T. Torrest
  37. Legally Charming by Lauren Smith


2017 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge

2017 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge

Host: My Soul Called Life
My Summary Post
Progress: 3/12 (25%)
1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017
In Progress

25

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:

  1. Deep Down by Mia Hopkins
  2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  3. Weddings, Crushes, and other Dramas by Emily McKay


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
In Progress

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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Michelle @ Book Briefs

13 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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