01 May 2017

2017 Reading Challenges - April Update

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The first challenge I will be participating in is the 2016 Bookish Resolutions Challenge, hosted by Laura @ trips down imagination lane and Michelle @ Because Reading. The challenge runs from 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017 and you can sign up here before 1st March 2017.

My 2017 resolutions are:

Reading Goals:
  • Get my Netgalley ratio up to 80% and maintain
    • January - 73%
    • February - 76%
    • March - 78%
    • April - 75% (I don't even remember requesting a lot...)
  • Reach a Goodreads goal of 75 books
    • January - 9
    • February - 15
    • March - 20
    • April - 22 (Definitely a rubbish month for reading)
  • Read 30 physical books I own
    • January - 1
    • February - 3
    • March - 6
    • April - 8 (This one isn't looking too bad though)
  • Read 10 Classics
    • January - 0
    • February - 0
    • March - 1
    • April - 1 (Yep, need to get my finger out)
  • Reread 5 books
    • January - 0
    • February - 1
    • March - 2
    • April - 2 (Still happy with this one)
  • Get my TBR under 400 books (starting point of 432 books)
    • January - 426
    • February - 415
    • March - 413
    • April - 412 (And this one's still going well too)
Blogging Goals
  • Keep Review List page up to date
    • January - Yep
    • February - Yep
    • March - I think I'm a little behind with this
    • April - To be honest, I've no idea...
  • Comment on 12 blogs per month (excluding memes)
    • January - 15
    • February - 12
    • March - 8 
    • April - 1 (It hasn't been a great month for blogging at all)
  • Blog ahead 6 weeks
    • January - 2 weeks 
    • February - 0 weeks
    • March - 0 weeks
    • April - 0 weeks (I started the year off so well too!)
Personal Goals
  • Get my own place
    • January - December - I'm actually going to keep this secret until I know something is actually happening. I don't want to jinx anything.
  • Lose half a stone
    • January - lost 2 1/2 lb so far!
    • February - gained 2 1/2 lb... well that sucks! Back to where I started already!
    • March - maintained weight which kind of sucks when I'm making an effort to lose :(
    • April - Still making an effort and still maintaining weight :(


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The second challenge I want to participate in is the 2017 Reading Assignment Challenge hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @ Because Reading. Sign up is open until 1st July 2017. I'm hoping this will help me reduce the number of physical books I have still to read.

This year I'm aiming for level 1 so 12 books and 1 book a month. These are the books I plan to read over the year:

Odd and the Frost GiantsQuidditch Through the Ages (Hogwarts Library)The Tales of Beedle the BardStatus Update (#gaymers, #1)
Misled (Carnal Thirst, #1)Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemOh Myyy!Coraline
William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #1)Peter PanThe Ocean at the End of the LaneCasino Royale (James Bond #1)



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2 comments:

  1. It's tough to keep up to challenges but at the same time, it's a good motivational tool. I can only stick to my Goodreads Reading Challenge, unfortunately. Anything else would be asking for trouble.

    Good luck!

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    1. It's definitely tough keeping up with them and it definitely doesn't help when you hit a combined blogging and reading slump. I always feel like I want to do more than the Goodreads Challenge though, just to challenge myself a bit.

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