So I may or may not have forgotten a few things when I made that late night post the other day about my goals and challenges. I woke up this morning realizing that I forgot to mention my biggest reading goal of the year. Then after perusing other blogs and their reading resolutions I remembered more that I had forgotten. I should really start writing these things down so I don’t forget >> I also forgot to mention a third reading challenge that I want to participate in. So without further ado, here are my reading goals and challenges continued!
The third reading challenge I will participate is the Book Genre Challenge. It is hosted by eternal-books on tumblr. The point of this challenge is to expand on the type of genres you read. I really only tend to read fantasy/paranormal novels. Last year I expanded a little into dystopia and horror with a dash of mystery. But I do want to explore other genres. Maybe I’ll find something I like that I wasn’t expecting. Each month there will be a specified genre and the goal is to read a novel in that genre. I’ll post the list of genres onto my 2014 reading challenges page.
As for my reading goals (I say goals because I feel less pressured than if I had said they were my resolutions) I have a few more to add. To help me keep track I found these colorful calendars that you can print out called Don’t Break the Chain.
1. Read My Books – I mentioned yesterday how I have a buttload of books that I own and haven’t read. So this is my first big goal. Having a library that’s closed for an undetermined amount of time can really help with that.
2. Read Review Books – I have a list of books that I got through LibraryThing for free in exchange for reviews and a few that were requested by authors/publishers to be reviewed. I stopped taking requests last year because I wasn’t reading these books and the list just kept getting longer and longer. So my goal is to read all these books this year. I feel bad for having these books and not keeping up my end of the bargain so I will read and review them!
3. Read Everyday – This one I really hope to stick to. Since graduating from college and starting at two jobs part time I found myself not reading for extended periods of time. There were times when I went two weeks without reading! I don’t want to do that again. My goal is to read every day. Even if it is only for 5 minutes I will read. Every. Single. Day.
4. DNF Reviews – I won’t be afraid to not finish a book. Life is too short and there are way too many books I want to read. I will try to post DNF reviews to explain why I didn’t finish a book. Whether it be because I didn’t like it or I just wasn’t in the mood.
I think that is all but if I’m missing anything I will add them to this post 🙂