2017 Challenges

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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%
    • May - 75% (I've not been reading Netgalley books so I'm happy with this)
  • Reach a Goodreads goal of 75 books
    • January - 9
    • February - 15
    • March - 20
    • April - 22
    • May - 25 (Better than last month, but not great)
  • Read 30 physical books I own
    • January - 1
    • February - 3
    • March - 6
    • April - 8
    • May - 9 (I'm still optimistic)
  • Read 10 Classics
    • January - 0
    • February - 0
    • March - 1
    • April - 1
    • May - 1 (Don't think this is happening)
  • Reread 5 books
    • January - 0
    • February - 1
    • March - 2
    • April - 2
    • May - 2 (Still happy with this)
  • Get my TBR under 400 books (starting point of 432 books)
    • January - 426
    • February - 415
    • March - 413
    • April - 412
    • May - 410 (This one's going good 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...
    • May - Yeah... going to look into this this month
  • Comment on 12 blogs per month (excluding memes)
    • January - 15
    • February - 12
    • March - 8 
    • April - 1
    • May - 0 (I have had such a bad month this month in terms of blogging)
  • Blog ahead 6 weeks
    • January - 2 weeks 
    • February - 0 weeks
    • March - 0 weeks
    • April - 0 weeks
    • May - 0 weeks (Not happening...)
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 :(
    • May - Lost 4 lb!


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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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