2015 Challenges!!

January 3, 2015 Challenges 4

2014 is just about over and you know what that means…time to announce what challenges we’ll be participating in for 2015! After talking to Shelly we’ve decided to tackle the following:

The 2015 Re-Read Challenge
Hannah over at So Obsessed tweeted about a possible “re-read” challenge and I had to jump on board! Re-reading is one of my all time favorite things because it takes me back to books that I love and feel warm and fuzzy about. So Shelly and I both will be shooting for a total of 10 re-reads for the year an we’re just going to wing which ones make that list. No plans, no commitments, whatever happens just happen

2015 LGBT Challenge hosted by Niji Feels
Shelly had a ton of fun with this challenge last year and is planning on knocking out 10 books for this challenge!

3rd Annual ARC August Challenge hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat.
I’ve hosted this challenge since I started blogging and can’t imagine a year when I don’t scream err encourage people to knock out some of those ARCs! This year, since I am planning to go to BEA again, the grand prize will be a box, of whatever BEA ARCs of your choosing I have bought home with me. Counter productive? Maybe. But I bet there will be some pretties in that box!

Of course we can’t leave out the 2015 GoodReads Challenge!
We all set an overall reading goal and this year will be no different. So Shelly’s 2015 GoodReads Challenge goal is:
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That’s right! She’s aiming for 104 books in 2015! A feat I’m sure she’ll hit since she read a total of 162 in 2014!
I, am not as awesome as Shelly. O_O It’s a sad truth I accepted long ago lol. But I’m shooting for more books in 2015 than I did in 2014:
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I’m hoping that with everything that happened last year and the settling of the dust this year I’ll have time to enjoy more books and I’ll be in a better mood to read! So 70 seems like the perfect number!

What we will not be doing this year.
As I’m sure you noticed Shelly and I aren’t participating in a ton of challenges or hosting the Series or ARC April challenge. The 2014 Series Challenge overwhelmed me in ways I can’t even express. With almost 300 entrants across multiple platforms I basically started to shut down after a few months. Add in how hectic an shitty life  was for the majority of 2014 and I really was a horrible challenge host and for that I truly apologize. So I just think it’s best if I skip the Series Challenge this year.
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4 Responses to “2015 Challenges!!”

  1. Pili

    I failed the Series Challenge myself… I’ve tried to not go overboard this year, but I’ve once again signed up for a total of 5 challenges, not counting the GR one!!

    And bummer, I was hoping you ladies would do ARCApril too, but I’m happy you’ll still have ARCAugust!
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  2. Valeria @ A Touch of Book Madness

    The amount of books we read in a year is so relative, because it depends on our time management and reading speed abilities, so the only thing important is challenging ourselves to read as much as we can. 70 books is a great goal! It was actually my goal for 2014. I’ve never ever in my life been able to read more than that in a year, so I really admire Shelly for aiming high. I would love to be able to do that, but alas, I’m not. As for reading challenges, I went overboard crazy with them last year and ended up failing epicly, so this year I’m only sticking with two. They can indeed be very overwhelming and we don’t need that kind of stress in our lives. Reading is supposed to be fun.
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