2014 Reading Challenges

In 2013 my reading took me on a new ride. My #bookfairy introduced me to the world of New Adult fiction and I haven’t looked back since! The trouble is, there are so many great series and I don’t like to start a series that hasn’t been finished so I get left behind in all the excitement of a new book. This year, I am throwing that out the window because I don’t want to miss out!

Goodreads Challenge (100)
I attempted 100 in 2013 but only managed 84. This year, I’m hoping to exceed my expectations! I figured it would be best to name some titles that I need to read to complete my other challenges first and work my way up from there. I have over 500 books on my To Be Read shelf so I’m not really short of titles. I’m sure my Book Fairy will keep me well stocked & there are always 1000s of free books on Kindle!
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to include…

#boutofbooks readathon (3)
January 6-12. See the sign up post
here if you want more info and you can check back in a few days to follow my progress post.
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Book Lovin’ Kiwis (BLK) Challenge (12)
To read at least one of the two books selected each month, that are in someway affiliated with New Zealand and/or participate in one if their challenges, like languishing literature or bookcase dwellers to make up numbers if I fall behind.
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Rewind Challenge (24-36)
The Gisborne library has an annual “Great Book Sale”. In 2013, I bought like 10 boxes for $30, and they are full of YA, most likely old or never heard of. I’m looking forward to cracking open a box & seeing what I get. I think a monthly mini-review post could be in order, 2-3 per month? I’ve got to come up with a way to sort through them all.
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Read Your Freebies (12) hosted by The Book Vixen
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Book Bingo (50) hosted by Anne & Kristilyn
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5 thoughts on “2014 Reading Challenges

  1. I discovered New Adult at the start of 2013 and it’s become an addiction! I love Colleen Hoover. Have you tried J Lynn or Erin McCarthy yet? They’re pretty awesome too! I’m a bit behind my TBR pile as well (well, sort of more than a bit…) so Coffee Bean Rewind Challenge looks excellent. Look out for her button on my blog ASAP! 🙂

    • I’ve still got to go back and link up to all the sign ups but sounds like we are gonna have an excellent year reading. Will post pics on Instagram when I crack open the boxes. @smith_shs

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