For the past couple of years I have been setting myself a few challenges. I love seeing a little bit of progress as the months go by and seeing what I’ve achieved at the end of the year. It always gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
The challenges I didn’t complete last year, some of which were already rolled over, are going to be rolled over to 2018.
My 2018 targets:
- To read my pre-ordered books. (Court of Mist and Fury and Angel of Storm)
- To get above 75% on NetGalley
- To complete The Sherlock Holmes Collection
- To read more pages in total than the 2016 total (I’m not sure I’ll be able to beat 2017 but that would be brilliant)
2017 – 19,113 pages (55 books)
2016 – 16,084 pages (59 books)
2015 – 13,223 pages (49 books)
2014 – 17,030 pages (51 books)
- To read at least 25 books I already own.
- To complete at least one classic (other than Sherlock Holmes)
- To read at least 5 of the books delivered to me in my illumicrate boxes, including any new ones I get- The Graces by Laure Eve, Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid, Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones, The Walking Land by Callie Bates, Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, Nyxia by Scott Reintgen, Artemis by Andy Weir and The City of Brass by S.A.Chakraborty.
- To complete at least 26 of the Around the Year In 52 Books Challenge.
Again, like last year, I’ve decided not to set myself a number of books challenge as otherwise I feel guilty about adding children’s picture books and making it look like I’ve read more than I have – this is why I’ve set the pages challenge!
So far the books I intend on reading next year, based on the 2018 Around the Year in 52 Books and books I own, are:
- A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J Maas
- Age of Swords – Michael J Sullivan
- All This Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- Blood for Blood – Ryan Graudin
- Blood of Elves – Andrzej Sapkowski
- Caraval – Stephanie Garber
- Emma – Jane Austen
- Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey
- Fire (Graceling Realm #2) – Kristin Cashore
- Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
- Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) – Kristin Cashore
- Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
- I am Malala – Malala Yousadzai
- I am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes
- IT – Stephen King
- The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
- The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton
- Murder on the Orient Experess – Agatha Christie
- Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss (Re-read)
- The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
- Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton
- Sandman – Neil Gaiman
- Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
- The Star Touched Wueen – Roshani Chokshi
- Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake
- Traitor to the Throne – Alwyn Hamilton
- When God was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman
- Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
- White Teeth – Zadie Smith
- Wintersong – S. Jae-Jones
- The Witcher (graphic novel) – Paul Tobin
- Wonder woman: War Bringer – Leigh Bardugo
Last year I only read 7 of the books I intended to at the beginning of the year, so lets see if I do any better on that front this year…
What are your challenges?
Can you recommend me any books I’ll enjoy?
Which book on my list should I begin with?