Thursday, January 3, 2019

Reading Challenges for 2019

I have not been reading as much as I would like to ever since I got a job and got burdened with the pressure of becoming a proper adult. Even so, I made progress this year and forced myself to read not only 48 books, but a wide range of books. However, what I did not manage was to write the reviews for most of these books on the blog. I do want to focus on writing in 2019, among other things. I am not sure how much of that writing would be on the blog.

Even so, I have realised that something like a reading challenge (the Goodreads one in case of 2018) motivate me to make time for my favourite hobby. With this in mind, I've decided to sign up for some interesting reading challenges.

1. The 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! The idea is to write at least ten bookish discussion posts on this blog.

2. Books 'n' Tunes Challenge - a fun little idea where you read books which match with songs or song titles.

3. Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi Challenge - This reading challenge consists of 3 sections. Fantasy, Sci-Fi and General for a total of 52 prompts which comes down to about 1 book a week. I'm not sure if I'll attempt all three sections, perhaps only the first.

4. 2019 Retellings Challenge - I'm going for the 'Silent Assassin' category, which is to read 5 books. There's a bingo of course, so it'll be a fun way to introduce myself to books I wouldn't have otherwise read.

Even so, feels nice and comforting to make reading goals; nearly as much as it would to scramble at the last minute to finish them! If I do participate in any more event type of things, I'll add them to the list. Happy New Year!  

3 comments:

Annemieke said...

Good luck with all your reading challenges and great to see you joining in. :D

Crystal at Lost in Storyland said...

I understand how hard it is to keep up with reading once you get a job. Congrats on reading 48 books this past year. I look forward to participating in the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge with you. I'll have to look into the fantasy and sci-fi challenge. Fantasy is my first book love!

Shanaya Tales said...

I read about 48 books too, but I did not read as widely as I have in the years past. So kudos to you on that front.

I personally was overwhelmed with work, and life in general, and so I veered more towards lighter, easier reads. However I look forward to getting more diversity and range back into my reading life this year.

Wishing you a very happy new year, and a very happy, fulfilling reading year too!

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