NEW YEAR NEW CHALLENGES | 2015 Book Resolutions!

2015 HAS OFFICIAL STARTED! And since it’s a new year it means that for this book reader there is a whole year of new challenges!  I will be participating in two year long reading challenges this year that I have already established for myself as well as one challenge on BookTube.  So let’s dive right in with what the challenges are!

The first challenge I am setting for myself is the Goodreads reading challenge for 2015.  This is a common challenge for most people who are on Goodreads.  The idea is to set a reading goal for yourself, whether it be 20 books or 100 books and then attempt to read that many books throughout the year.  This last year I set my goal at 50 and it was a bit high for me.  I think if I would have started at the beginning of the year with the goal I would have been find but I decided to set it a bit lower this year.  So for 2015 I set my goal at 30 books and I might update that if I end up hitting it before the year is over.

The second challenge is one that I found while searching Pinterest for some reading challenges for this year.  The one that I found originated on PopSugar and has a long list of different types of books to check off as your read things in 2015.  My idea for this is to supplement my Goodreads reading challenge with this one to get me to read more diverse books that I probably wouldn’t pick up otherwise.  I normally stick to a pretty predictable set of genres and I am making a goal for myself to branch out and explore more genres in 2015.

The last reading “challenge”  that I might be participating in on BookTube is the 2015 TBR Jar challenge which was created by Katytastic.  The video she created has all of the qualifications for books that you can submit to the TBR jar for the year.  Each month, one book on my TBR list will come from the TBR jar that I will be creating!  Hopefully next week I will have a post about making my jar and deciding which books to put in it! So keep an eye out for that 🙂

If you want to participate in any of these challenges let me know below and we can chat about them as the year goes along!  Happy 2015 everyone!

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READ-A-THON TBR | Winter Re-Read-a-Thon

THE READ-A-THON IS UPON US!

There were a series of challenges to complete during this read-a-thon.  For me I’m going to be relying a lot on books that I have on my Kindle due to the fact that I am currently in the process of packing up all of my belongings before I make the move to Texas early in January.  Either way I will be hosting Twitter sprints tomorrow so be sure to check that out!  I will also have some fun challenges of my own and a giveaway for people to participate it.  So if reading your favorite books again wasn’t enough incentive NOW THERE IS ALSO A GIVEAWAY FOR YOU!  I will also hopefully be doing more giveaways in 2015 for you all to participate in so that’s cool!

Here is my TBR for this read-a-thon:

1. Re-read a stand alone book: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

2. Re-read the first book you remember reading (that you own): A Horse Called Wonder by Joanna Campbell

3. Re-read a book by your favorite childhood author: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (or any of the Harry Potter books really)

4. Re-read at least 6 books: To fill out this portion of the challenge I will also be re-reading the First Comes Love trilogy by Katie Kacvinsky

What books will you be reading?  Link me to your TBR’s below and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the first Twitter Sprint tomorrow as well as the opening of the giveaway tomorrow! 😀

What’s On My Shelf? | October TBR

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted a What’s On My Shelf for you guys!  So here in the month of October I have decided to make the effort to make it a regular (and by regular I mean monthly) thing!  As always I will post a link to Barnes and Noble on the book title and a link to Amazon on the author’s name.  If you have read any of these books feel free to let me know in the comments and tell me what you thought of them.

1. Carrie by Stephen King

2. Splintered by A.G. Howard

3. Abarat by Clive Barker

4. After by Anna Todd **I received this book from Gallery Books as an ARC for review**

I will also be reading PRISM as a part of a blog tour!  The review for that book will be up on October 29th so keep an eye out for that!  Feel free to let me know what you guys will be reading this month, I’m quite curious!

What’s on My Bookshelf? | August TBR

After a crazy start to the month of August I finally have my TBR video up for you guys to watch!  This month I have a mix of graphic novels and regular novels on my TBR list which I’m hoping will be a regular thing now that I’m expanding my graphic novel collection.  As always there will be links for Amazon and Barnes and Noble attached to the title and author.

 

August TBR List:

1. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

2. A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

3. The Homeland Directive by Robert Vendetti

4. The Surrogates by Robert Vendetti

5. Habibi by Craig Thompson

What’s on My Bookshelf? {{July TBR}}

As usual the link attached to the book title will lead to Barnes and Noble and the link attached to the author’s name will lead to Amazon! I am also participating in some read-a-longs and the BookTube-a-Thon so there will be a separate post for Booktube-a-Thon! Here’s my TBR for the month of July.

1. Ask the Passengers by A.S King

2. Reality Boy by A.S. King

3. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

4. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

5. Fiend by Peter Stenson