It’s that time of year again! I love joining in with all the reading challenges. Even if I don’t meet all my goals it’s always fun to participate. I have plenty of books on my shelf and on my kindle, including some new ones that I received for Christmas, but I try to be realistic about how many books I can read as it’s hard to fit reading in around work and my other commitments. I’ve narrowed my huge TBR pile down to books that have either been on my shelf for a while, that I need to review or that I’m really desperate to read.
My Priority Reading List
If I manage to read all those, I can then move onto the rest of my TBR list.
There are also a few books that I don’t own yet but are on my wishlist for this year. I might buy a few with the vouchers I got for Christmas.
If I manage to read all these books, I should complete the following Reading Challenges:
Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge
Target: 25 books. Around two books a month is realistic for me with everything that’s going on right now!
Progress: 8/25 (32%)
Last Updated: 15/12/15
2015 Women (Authors Reading) Challenge
This challenge is hosted by Valentina at Peek a BooK. The aim is to read more books of any kind written by female authors. You don’t need a blog to participate and audio, ebooks and re-reads are acceptable. You can sign up with the Linky here.
Target: I’m aiming for level 2: Girls Power (6-15 books)
New Author Challenge 2015
The idea behind this challenge, hosted by Literary Escapism is to find new authors that you’ve never tried before, not necessarily ones that are debuting. They can be in your genre of choice or you can be brave and try something new. You can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors. The sign up post is here. After reading your new author, write your review and then go back to the sign up page and add your link to Mr. Linky.
Progress: 3/15 (20%)
Last updated: 15/12/2015
2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
The aim of this challenge, hosted by Bookish, is to read all the books you’ve been telling yourself you’ll read next time when you get a chance-this is your chance! Anyone can enter and any book counts as long as it has been sitting on your shelf for some time. Short stories and novellas do count! The only stipulations that the book must have been released in 2014 or earlier. No 2015 ARCs or 2015 fresh-off-the-press releases are allowed.
On the 25th of every other month there will be a chance to share wrap-up posts and there will be Read-A-Longs on the months that do not have wrap-ups, both of which are optional. There will also be giveaways in July and December. There are six different levels: A Firm Handshake (1-10 books), A Friendly Hug (11-20 books), First Kiss (21-30 books), Sweet Summer Fling (31-40 books), Could This Be Love? (41-50 books) and Married with Children (50+ books).
2015 Sequel & Prequel Challenge
This challenge is hosted by Novel Heartbeat and Writer Grrl Reads. The goal is to read as many prequels and sequels as you can. You set your goal at whatever number works for you. There will be giveaways and opportunities to share reviews. To get points, you must review the book/novella somewhere. There are 5 levels: Newbie (10-25 points), Amateur (25-50 points), Advanced (51-75 points), Professional (76-100 points) and Veteran (101+ points). Check out the points system and sign up here.
Progress: 3 read (need to review). Potential 29 points.
Last updated: 15/12/2015
2015 Reading Challenge
Progress: 7/25 (28%)
Last updated: 30/12/14
Reading Challenge Addict
This challenge is hosted by Cheryl, Gina and Bev from Reading Challenge Addict. It’s all about how many reading challenges you can complete. There are four levels: Easy as Pie (1-5 challenges), On the Roof (6-10 challenges), In Flight (11-15 challenges) and Out of This World (16+ challenges). There will be mini-challenges, updates & extra giveaways throughout the year. The sign up post is here.