I’ve been thinking a lot about reading goals and challenges for next year, and rather than joining in someone else’s challenge, like I did this year, I’ve decided to create two challenges for myself.
1. Re-Read Challenge
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really buy a lot of books. I don’t like the clutter, and I mostly buy Kindle books now because they’re cheaper. But I do have some books that I’ve collected over the years. Most of them are from before I had a Kindle.
So for 2016 I’ve selected 12 books that I’d like to re-read from my collection because what’s the point of having these physical books if I don’t read them? I thought I’d make it sort of like Lauren’s Nostalgia Project. I’m curious whether I’ll still like these books after all this time. They’re ones that I would have rated at least 4 stars when I first read them if I’d been using Goodreads back then (otherwise I wouldn’t have kept them).
I’m also thinking I’ll get rid of them after reading unless I really think I’ll read them again soon, which may be true of Bookends because I’ve read it at least 3 times although not in the last 3 years.
Do you collect books? Is it with the intention of reading them again? Do you re-read books?
2. New Author Challenge
Since starting my blog in May there are many YA authors that I keep hearing about that I haven’t ever read. I thought I’d make a challenge for 2016 to read a book written by the following authors:
- Leigh Bardugo
- Sarah Dessen
- Colleen Hoover
- Emery Lord
- Marie Lu
- Sarah J Maas
- Brandon Sanderson
- Jennifer E Smith
- Maggie Stiefvater
- KA Tucker
- Kasie West
- Kate Forsyth (Oops! I forgot her in the original post. Updated 1/11.)
I haven’t assigned authors to specific months or anything that formal, but I’ll try to read a book by one of these authors each month, so I hit all 12 within the year.
Have you read books by these authors? Who should I start with? Are there other authors I’m missing that I really must read? Maybe I’ll have time for more than 12.
I’ll probably also create a goal on Goodreads, but I don’t plan on doing any other challenges.
What challenges are you doing in 2016?