For the last 3 years, I’ve been participating in Goodreads reading challenge. This year is no exception, I’m doing the Goodreads reading challenge and setting my goal at 55 books. In 2015, I managed to read 54 books due to reading slump that hits me on January – June (is it a slump if it lasted 6 months? lol), so this year I’m aiming higher.
However, this year I also want to diversify my reading so I join the Book Riot read harder challenge. This challenge consists of 24 tasks and … I have to say that this will definitely be challenging to me, but that’s where the fun is at, right?
I also add two other reading goals, mostly for fun.
The first one is to read all Brandon Sanderson’s published works. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will definitely know that I’ve become mildly obsessed with his books. Originally, I thought this goal is going to be easy seeing that I’ve read many books of his. But NOPE. It turns out that this author has a total of 35 published works in the span of 10 years since Elantris (his first published novel). And there’s also the problem of The Wheel of Time.
The last goal is what I’ve been calling The Door-stopper Reading Challenge. Basically, you try to read as many door-stopper books as possible. I defined door-stopper books as books with 1000+ pages, but it cannot be a bundle or a collection of stories. This idea came to me because I am that person who takes into consideration the ratio of number of pages to price when buying a book. I know, I know, quantity doesn’t guarantee quality, but when I am in love with a book I don’t want it to ever end. I’m sure you know what I meant. So yes, door-stopper reading challenge.
Last, but not least, because this year I have a resolution to being more organized, I’m keeping tracks of all these goals (minus the GR challenge) on a special page HERE. I even made tables and all that.
Let me know, are you doing any reading challenge this year? What are they?
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13 thoughts on “My 2016 Reading Goals”
Trying to read all of Sanderson’s books is very ambitious. Especially taking into account the Wheel of Time. I’ve technically read around 50% of the first book unintentionally and out of order around two years ago. I liked it, but was confused by the out of order detail. I’d have to restart from the beginning.
Ironically, my unofficial reading goal for the year is to read more short books and novellas. Even though I love them I have a hard time putting down long books once I start them, so they’re not exactly good for my sleeping habits.
Ahahaha I know. I could almost finish my GR reading challenge just by reading all Sanderson plus the wheel of time.
It’s true that long books = less sleep, but I rarely find a novella/short story that I truly love.
Good luck regardless! At least you’ve already read so many of Sanderson’s works or your goal would be even harder.
Yes, that’s why trying to read mainly to shorter books is such a challenge. It’s hard to find short fiction where the author manages to get a full story across.
Most of the stuff I haven’t read is his short stories and novellas (have only read The Emperor’s Soul, which I really liked), plus he second Mistborn series and The Wheel of Time.
I’m planning to read more of his novelas/short stories soon too. I’ve only read the Emperor’s Soul and the first half of one which I think I started after having read only one of Sanderson’s books. I, therefore, wasn’t as committed to finishing as I might be now.
My tentative February TBR currently contains the following: The Well of Ascension, Hero of Ages, Steelheart and Fireheart. This post made my day!
I hope you enjoy them! 🙂 Calamity is out soon so I want to read Firefight asap. Thank you for stopping by.
Good luck on your challenges! I’m trying to read more this year also!
Thank you! Good luck to you too. 🙂