01 February 2017

2017 Reading Challenges - January Update


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% (I think that's an increase of 4%, so I'm more than happy with this!)
  • Reach a Goodreads goal of 75 books
    • January - 9 (a pretty damn good start to the year)
  • Read 30 physical books I own
    • January - 1 (so I'm off to a bad start, but to be fair it's COYER just now so I'm focusing on my ebooks)
  • Read 10 Classics
    • January - 0 (not started, but I've got plenty of time. Just need to get back into using Serial Reader and I'll be laughing)
  • Reread 5 books
    • January - 0 (no rereads yet, but again, there's plenty of time)
  • Get my TBR under 400 books (starting point of 432 books)
    • January - 426 (not a bad start if I say so myself)
Blogging Goals
  • Keep Review List page up to date
    • January - Yep (been updating this list as soon as a review is published and it's so much easier to keep up)
  • Comment on 12 blogs per month (excluding memes)
    • January - 15
  • Blog ahead 6 weeks
    • January - 2 weeks (not bad, although I was four weeks ahead just before Christmas)
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!


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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  1. Looks like you've had a great month! I wish I could say I read 9 books this month XD

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. Thanks! I was quite lucky because a lot of those books were shorter so I had time to read more.


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