So, every January I set goals for myself as far as my reading goes. This year, is no exception. I will be setting my goal on Goodreads for minimum 80 books throughout this year, I will also be participating in several reading challenges to broaden my reading habits as well as sampling new authors and hopefully finding new things that I like. I will also be attempting to tackle some of my TBR list backlog. I will also be attempting to try and review all the books that I've read this year, either an in depth review, or at least making note of something that stood out for me positive or negative.
I will be updating weekly with books that I intend on tackling for that week or even for the month as a whole, pulled from my Kindle, Libby (the awesome app from Overdrive), from my local library, or from my personal library. I will be migrating books that I do not finish to the following week, and my goal is to complete all the books set out through that month within the month. To meet my Goodreads goal of 80 books for the year minimum, I will need to read about 7 books a month, which is something that I know I am capable of doing and should be able to do.
Some of the challenges that I will be doing as far as my reading goes are, Book Riot's Read Harder challenge, A to Z challenge, 2018 Badass Book Challenge, 2018 Newberry Challenge, PopSugar reading challenge, Pages Read Challenge, and the 2018 Review Writing Challenge. I will include links to as many of the challenges as I can. I will also be updating my reading log template with the challenges, books and other information, which I will be sharing in a future post.
The initial template is one that was shared last year or the year before through Book Riot, with my own personal additions to it. That is the best part of the template, because it is customizable to the user's needs and that is something that drew me to it.
For the Newberry Reading Challenge and the Pages Read Challenge there are different levels, and my level goals are as follows:
-Newberry: Lowry which is the 60-74 point range for reading Newberry and Caldecott Honor and Medal books.
-Pages Read: Douglas Fir level which is 72,000 pages read in the year.
Those are my goals for those two challenges along with the total of 80 books and hopefully 80 reviews minimum throughout the coming year. As for the PopSugar challenge, I've not yet decided if I'm going to attempt the advanced level of the challenge yet or not.