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2017 Ultimate Reading Challenge

by Kristeena

Anyone who knows me or follows me on social media knows that I am an avid reader. I loved reading when I was younger but throughout my twenties I lost the passion for it. It was about a year and a half ago when I really got into it  again. I have a feeling it has something to do with me getting my first public library card as an adult, the library is a magical place. Last year I signed up for the Goodreads Reading Challenge and set the number of books to read at 40. I surpassed that by 14, reading 54 books in 2016. This year my goal is 60 so fingers crossed I can hit it. I am on book #4 for 2017 so I think I just may do it.

Last week a friend of mine from high school sent me a message telling me about a reading challenge she saw online. I had attempted one in 2015 but since I didn’t start reading until half way through that year I wasn’t able to finish it. I figured why not try again this year. It is a 52 book challenge that gives you categories of books to read. There is also a 26 book one in case you want to start out slowly. I modified the list up just a little bit, changing 3 of the categories.  There is one that is on the list twice, two that are very similar to each other, and one that doesn’t pertain to me this year. The thing I love about this challenge is it forces you to read outside your comfort zone and discover genres you wouldn’t normally read.

So, who wants to challenge themselves with me?


Here are the ones I changed:

A book based on a true story was on there twice so I replaced one with a guilty pleasure book

A book set in the place you live today is the same as a book set in your hometown or region for me since Florida is my hometown AND the place I live today. I changed that to a young adult book.

A book set somewhere you’ll visit this year I changed to a thriller/mystery book since I have yet to make any travel plans this year.

If you would like to try the 26 book challenge here it is:

*Click on the picture of the challenge list to be directed to Hannah’s site for more details

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