As promised, here are my reading challenges for this year. Let’s see how things go, shall we?
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For my GoodReads challenge this year, I think I am going to try for 60 books. I know this is a bit more than last year and I barely made it last year, but I really want to try and stretch myself more. Let’s just see if I can do it.
The best part about this challenge is that everything I read counts towards it. Which is awesome.
Another thing that I will do, although probably not until March, is take part in the Seasonal Reading Challenge. It’s been a while since I’ve done that and, if I do, I will include it in my challenges page.
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For those of you who have been around for a while, you know that I used to have a really bad habit of reading the first book in a series and then getting distracted by the next shiny thing. Thus the Complete the Series Challenge was born. My goal this year is to complete six (6) series from the list below. This is a fairly big task. I am choosing to focus on this instead of having a third challenge to tackle my TBR.
The other tricky part of this is that a few of the series on this list are not completed yet, so I will need to keep track of that as well in case any new books come out. For example, I’m not expecting Patrick Rothfuss’s third book to come out any time soon, but I’m still keeping it on the list because I never read book #2. However, if I do read the two books that are available, it will count towards finishing a series for the challenge, but not officially leave the list since there is at least one other book to come. Does that make sense?
In any case, here is the list in question:
- Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson (4 books)
- The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima (4 books)
- Hellsbane series by Paige Cuccaro (3 books)
- Book of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau (4 books)
- Exalted series by Tara Elizabeth (3 books)
- Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn (21 books)
- Scarlet series by A.C. Gaughen (3 books)
- Grimm series by Adam Gidwitz (3 books)
- Legends of Dimmingwood series by C. Greenwood (6 books)
- All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness (3 books)
- The Chameleon Effect series by Alex Hayes (6 books)
- The Spectral City series by Leanna Renee Hieber (3 books)
- Rain Wild Chronicles by Robin Hobb (4 books)
- Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin (3 books)
- Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson (3 books)
- Arrows trilogy by Mercedes Lackey (3 books)
- Five Hundred Kingdoms series by Mercedes Lackey (6 books)
- Starbound series by Amie Kauffman & Meagan Spooner (3 books)
- The Shadow Watch series by S.A. Klopfenstein (4 books)
- Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliet Marillier (3 books)
- The Marked series by March McCarron (4 books)
- Angelfire series by Courtney Allison Moulton (3 books)
- Abhorsen series by Garth Nix (6 books)
- Temeraire series by Naomi Novik (9 books)
- War Girls series by Tochi Onyebuchi (2 books)
- The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice (13 books)
- Miss Peregrine’s series by Ransom Riggs (6 books)
- The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (2 books)
- The Plantation series by Stella Fitzsimons (7 books)
- Bartimaeus series by Jonathan Stroud (4 books)
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (4 books)
- ISAN series by Mary Ting (4 books)
- The Burning series by Evan Winter (2 books)
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*~ Blogging Goals ~*
Ugh, I’ve gotten so bad about blogging lately, and I hate that. I would love to get on a more regular schedule with it, but I also know that if I push myself too hard, I will get overwhelmed and paralysis will set in. With that in mind, I am not setting any hard and fast goals for blogging EXCEPT to have at least two posts each week. Even if that is just the two easiest posts for me (Teaser Tuesday and WWW Wednesday). That still lets me feel like I have accomplished something here.
In addition to that, here are some other things that I would like to do.
- Get back into participating in Top Ten Tuesday. Some of those prompts take a while for me to dig into (and occasionally are just topics that don’t interest me) and, because of that, I have mostly stopped doing it. I’d like to pick it back up again because it’s fun.
- Keep going with Nostalgic Reads. I will mostly be focusing on Sweet Valley High and Baby-sitters Club, which will take a good long while. The nice thing is that I’ve found that Kindle Unlimited has SVH available to read for free (or at least the last several books have been) and my library has a lot of the BSC books available through their kids’ digital library. It’s been so much fun going back to these books that I read as a kid and seeing how much I remember. I also might throw in a few other books here and there just to mix things up.
- This goal is a bit more personal. I have been wanting to get more into journaling and use that as sort of a therapy/mental health tool for myself. I decided that I will be trying to do A Year of Writing to Uncover the Authentic Self over at Daily OM. This is a paid course with writing prompts every week to help unlock certain things about yourself. I might start doing this in place of the weekly wrap-ups that I used to do. I have another blog that I had started a few years ago that was for more personal things, but it never took off. Plus, I’m much too attached to this one to try and keep up two blogs.
I think that’s about it. There are a few other goals and resolutions that I am attempting to do, but nothing too serious or earth shattering. Some diet and exercise stuff. Some organizational stuff. I want to be healthier in 2022, both physically and mentally. 2021 really hit me hard in many different ways so I would really like to try and improve my health this year if possible. It’s mostly little changes over time because that’s how my brain works best.
But that’s it! Those are my goals and challenges for myself for 2022. If you have any goals you would like to share, please leave them in the comments. Happy New Year!