2017 Challenges

This challenge is hosted by the ladies @Chapter Break and Terri @Second Run Reviews

My goal for 2017 is 51+ Books or My Shelves and I Are Going Steady. To help me in achieving this goal, I'm challenging myself to read 8 books I own before reading a new release.

How'd I do? I read 85 books!! My Shelves and I Are TOTALLY Going Steady! :)

I'm once again participating in the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. This challenge is hosted by Michelle @Because Reading and Laura @ Trips Down Imagination Road

**MY GOALS FOR 2017**

I've been moderately successful with the challenge the past 2 years but I think I've come up with some tweaks so that I'll be even more so in 2017. Mostly I'm making my goals more specific and therefore more quantifiable. :)
  • Blogging Goals
    • Comment back THREE times a week
    • Visit TEN blogs a day
    • Link up my challenge posts at the end of each month (or last day of the month quarterly for those updating quarterly)
    • Keep track of my progress using my planner
  • Reading Goals
    • NO BOOK BUYING without a gift card (that was gifted!)
    • Read TWO Netgalley reads per month
    • Read (at least) TWO books I already own per month
    • Read ONE book from a series I'm behind in per month
    • Listen to TWO review books per month
    • Read books my kids *need* me to read
      • Born to Run (Jax)
      • Death with Interruptions (Jax)
      • Everything is Illuminated (Sky)
      • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Jax)
      • School of Good and Evil (Berk)
      • The Book Thief (Sky)
      • The Lightning Thief (Berk)
    • Keep track of my progress using my planner and my book journal
  • Personal Goals
    • Exercise FIVE days a week
    • Keep an exercise/food journal
    • Spend an hour daily writing/editing
    • Spend ONE day a month on paper crafting or knitting
    • Keep track of my progress with writing/editing and crafting using my planner
How'd I do? In the end, I did well with some of my goals and not so well with others. Luckily, I look at resolutions as goals so I can keep working at it! :)

    The Reading Assignment Challenge is hosted by Berls @Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @Because Reading. Essentially, this challenge allows you to create your own "reading list" just like you wanted to do when you were in school. :)

    **MY READING LIST FOR 2017**

    I've failed this challenge for the past 2 years but 2017 is gonna be a game changer! Why? I'm only aiming for ONE book a month. LOL 

    Here's my Reading Assignment List:

    Outlander (Outlander, #1)The TakerRedemption (Penton Legacy, #1)The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1)The Scorpio RacesUnleashing Mr. DarcyI'll Meet You ThereTumbleweedsThe Song of AchillesAnd I Darken (The Conquerer's Saga, #1)The Female of the SpeciesRed Rising (Red Rising, #1)

    How'd I do? I read 7 of the 12 books. The first half of the year, I did well reading 1 book a month. Then things got busy and I never quite recovered. *sigh*

    New Release Challenge 2016 - (un)Conventional Bookviews

    Lexxie @Unconventional Book Views and Stormi @Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! are co-hosting this challenge yet again in 2017. And they made some tweaks to make the challenge a bit more, well, challenging. ;)

    Since I'm aiming to show my shelves some love in 2017 and read books I already own, I'm only aiming for the New Release Pro status or 31-60 books. We shall see how I do! ;)

    How'd I do? I read 46 new releases! I'm a New Release Pro!

    Herding Cats & Burning Soup is hosting this challenge meant to 'shame' me into reading all those many, many ARCs I've collected but haven't read. ;)

    I'm aiming for getting 20 Review Books read and reviewed. I'm setting this goal without looking to see how many of these *forgotten* books I have...but it seems like a good goal to start with. :D

    How'd I do? I only got 10 Review Books read and reviewed. I'll try again next year! :)

    This is another challenge being hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup and I like this one because there's no finish date...just the finish line whereby I'll have read all the books by a particular author. The first author I'm choosing is: Sabrina Jeffries

    How'd I do? I got 11 books from Ms. Jeffries read and reviewed! I'll be working at finishing her backlist in 2018.


    The Audiobook Challenge is being hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

    There are seven levels you can aim for. Since I'm aiming to outdo myself and I listened to 28 audiobooks in 2016, I'm looking to hit 

    My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted)
    30+ audiobooks

    How'd I do? I only got 26 audiobooks listened to...a tad short of my goal. I'll be trying again in 2018!

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