Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2017 Reading Challenges

Last week I posted about the Reading Assignment Challenge I'll be taking part in and I've decided to join in two others as well. 


C O N T E M P O R A R Y  R O M A N C E 
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This challenge is hosted by Andi at Andi's ABCs and with the spotlight on contemporary romance it seems custom made for me. Adult, new adult and young adult contemporary romance all count toward the yearly goal, in any format (print, ebook, audio), including rereads and crossovers from other challenges. There will also be monthly discussion topics (which are optional). I'm going the Grand Slam level which means reading 21+ contemporary romance books within the year. I think I can manage that. :)

#S H E L F L O V E
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This will be my second year participating in the #ShelfLove Challenge and I'm excited to take part again! This one is hosted by the ladies at Chapter Break and Terri at Second Run Reviews. As with last year, I'm not particularly concerned with the whole "book budget" or book buying ban" aspect of the challenge. Instead, my focus is on reading all the awesome books already on my bookshelves. I'm sticking with the same level I did this year: reading 31-40 books that I already own. I found this challenge to be a great motivator this year so I'm excited to be taking part again.

So that's three challenges in 2017 (including the Reading Assignment challenge) and the common denominator that drew me to these particular challenges? I get to read what I want. I choose whatever I feel like at the time. No list of dictates about when the book was released, where the author is from, what color is on the cover, how many pages it has. Yes, the contemporary romance challenge narrows it down to a specific genre but since that's the mainstay of my reading anyway... no worries. :)

How about you? Participating in any challenges in 2017? 
Do you enjoy them or do they not work for you? 

10 comments:

  1. I do love challenges that just push you to read what you want to read anyway. Those are nice! I really want to read more of my own books as well, since I have SO many.

    -Lauren

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    1. Ditto, Lauren! The reason I've always avoided challenges in the past is because I 100% chafe at being "forced" into reading something. I want to read what I want so I was super choosy with the challenges I signed up for.

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    1. Yay! We can cheer each other on, Grace. :)

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  3. Woohoo! I'm happy to see you're participating in ShelfLove again. I am as well because it truly is a motivator. I've never been too concerned with the whole book buying ban either but I'm going to work at it in 2017...save my book budget for RT. LOL Anyway, we can cheer each other on! I wish I'd seen the Contemporary Romance challenge sooner...I think I'm at my limit for challenges in 2017 though. :D

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    1. I really enjoyed ShelfLove last year... although I am kind of glad that the discussion topics are moving to quarterly this year. Sometimes I really had to stretch for those. LOL

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  4. Good luck with your challenges! I hope to be able to read as many TBR books as you did. :)

    Vonnie's Post

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    1. Thanks Vonnie! It's a great challenge and the monthly (well, they're quarterly this year) discussion topics are fun, too! :)

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  5. Woot! Welcome back to Shelf Love :)

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