Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Reading Challenge(s)


Yes, 2018 is here and along with that wrapping up a previous year of reading, it means I get to announce what's on the schedule for the year.

Ha! Like I have a book schedule.

Anyway, I dooooo as usual have my target book challenge of 50 books. I know, I'm so boring. I set that same goal every year. But I will say that it's a target that does push me to at least hit what I consider a good amount of books. It's also one that allows me freedom to take breaks from reading and not have to stress about a goal. I've also learned from other friend's challenges that a high (high being relative) goal can push you to read shorter/easier books to finish a challenge. I really want that freedom to pick any book that interests me without having to catalog my to-read list by "will make sure I obtain my goal."

And now to the more interesting part! My third annual Classic Reading Challenge. (There, I made it sound all fancy.)

I've had a lot of fun the past couple of years with this and I'm hoping to continue that here in 2018. I have 8 books picked out this year. So halfway between the 6 from last year and the 10 from 2016. Really hoping though with the heft of some of them that I didn't bite off more than I can chew.

There it is! I would definitely say that War and Peace is giving me the most "AHH WHAT HAVE I DONE?!" feeling. And I don't expect 2, 3, 7, and 8 to be quick one night reads. (I'm going to die!!!!)

I'll be reading Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea with fellow reader/author Elise Edmonds over at magicwriter.co.uk so that should be fun!

I think I'm most excited for A Christmas Carol. I've already finished Persuasion so I can't really say I'm now expecting it. Bwahaha, I already know what I think!

What about everyone else? What are your reading goals for this year? Any books your super excited to read this year?