2014 Reading Challenges + Resolutions!
Soon it’ll be a new year, and with it comes New Year’s Resolutions and new reading challenges! Soon after the new year I’ll have a post up about how I did with 2013’s reading challenges, but I wanted to go ahead and sign up for next year’s challenges, share them with you, and share my resolutions for 2014.
2014 Reading Challenges
I will be updating my progress of these challenges on my Reading Challenges page. Until the new year, my 2013 reading challenges will still be posted there, but I’ll be updating that page to the 2014 challenges soon!
Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge
I’m still a slow reader (but I think I’m getting better!), so I normally just kind of up the ante by about 5 books each year for this challenge. My 2013 goal was 60 books, so my 2014 goal will be 65.
How Many Pages Will You Read? Challenge
I’m not sure if Courtney at Abducted by Books will be hosting this challenge again this year, but if she is, I’m in! With this challenge you set a goal of how many pages you want to read (last year the goals were 15,000 pages or 30,000 pages), and everything counts except for audiobooks and graphic novels. I’ll probably go for 15,000 pages again unless Courtney adds some other page-goals in there.
This challenge is hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block, and it’s all about getting to those books that you own but haven’t yet read. They have to be books you own before January 1 2014. I did the Mount Blanc level this year, where you try to read 24 books from your TBR pile, and I think I’m going to stick with that level again in 2014.
Here are some of the books (in alphabetical order by author) I hope to read this year for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge (these are of course subject to change, as I have over 100 books that I own but haven’t yet read):
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
Gone by Michael Grant
Changeling by Philippa Gregory
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Legend by Marie Lu
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Partials by Dan Wells
Pivot Point by Kasie West
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This challenge is hosted by Sarah at Workaday Reads, and it’s for people like me who have TONS of books on their eReaders that they have yet to read. Since I’m doing several other challenges, I think I want to keep my level kind of simple, so I’m going for Level 2 – “CD” – 10 ebooks.
Here are some of the books, in alphabetical order by the author’s last name, that I might read for this challenge (and of course, this list is subject to change):
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan
Soulless by Gail Carriger
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Glitches by Marissa Meyer
Intuition by J. Meyers
Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreund
A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Oppression by Jessica Therrien
Last Year’s BEA Books Challenge
This one is just one I made up myself. I know there are lots of review book reading challenges out there, but a lot of those were really complex and I just wanted a simple challenge for myself to try to read as many of the books I got from Book Expo America 2013 before I go back in 2014. I’ve read several of them already, but I still have lots more to read. My goal is 10 BEA books before the end of May.
Here are some of the books, in alphabetical order by the author’s last name, that I can read for this challenge (of course, the list is subject to change, because I have a few more BEA books that aren’t listed here):
Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender
All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry
Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick
Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes
Scorched by Mari Mancusi
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
Once We Were by Kat Zhang
Well, those are all my challenges so far for 2014. I may join up for a few more, but most likely they’ll be pretty easy ones.
2014 Blogging/Bookish Resolutions
I seem to have a lot of the same blogging and bookish resolutions each year, but oh, well. Maybe 2014 will be my year!
So here are my 2014 blogging/bookish resolutions:
- Continue with my every-other-day posting schedule. If I miss a day or two, no big deal, but overall I want to keep that schedule.
- Complete at least 4 Blind Reads. (If you’re not familiar with my Blind Reads feature, you can go here to read all about them!) I’ve only done one so far and I really want to try to make this a (kind of) regular feature on my blog.
- Find a comment schedule that works, and stick with it. This is one I really want to do! I love commenting and I hate it when I get behind.
- Get all of my 2012 reviews up on Goodreads. Try to also get all 2013 reviews up on Goodreads, and try to put all 2014 reviews on Goodreads as soon as possible after they post.
- I will attempt all the reading challenges above. If I do not complete them, I hope to at least reach 75% of each.
So there they are, my 2014 Bookish/Blogging Resolutions. Do you guys have any blogging or bookish resolutions for the new year? And what reading challenges are you going to attempt in 2014? Let me know, or if you’ve written a similar post, leave a link in the comments and I’ll try to stop by your blog!
Violet - Paper Worlds and Swirls of InkDecember 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm
Hey! I'm planning on doing Bookish's 2014 tbr pile challenge, as well as joining up with quite a few read-a-thons I'm going to sign up for bout-of-books and an incarnate series read-a-thon in jan, and then see what others come up. you've got some awesome goals and resolutions, it's always fun to stop off at your blog and see the new posts. hope 2014 is an awesome reading year for you!
Kate Midnight Book GirlDecember 22, 2013 at 11:42 pm
Very impressed! I'm not really signing up for a lot of book challenges this year, because I always sign up for a bunch and then forget about them, or fail to update, etc. My goals will be simple: read as much as possible, read mostly from my own shelves, comment more, participate more on twitter, and prune my bookshelves again before BEA. Sigh.
BittnerDecember 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm
Good luck with all your resolutions and challenges! That is a lot of books to read it lookslike you have close to 65 books to read just with your bea/tbr/&ebook challenges already!
Bev HankinsDecember 23, 2013 at 9:58 pm
Welcome to Mount TBR 2014 and good luck with those resolutions!
Kimberly @ On the Wings of BooksDecember 24, 2013 at 11:00 pm
I love reading challenges but I'm still debating whether or not I want to sign up for any. They are fun, but I rarely complete them lol. You have some great challenges though, Good Luck!