A brand new year means so many things- new releases to look forward to, new books to dive into- and yes, new challenges to take up, too!Well, I haven't really gone overboard with the challenges because this is going to be one hectic year for me- fifth semester at uni means we have to do an internship, so yeah, busy year ahead *sighs* Anyway, apart from the Goodreads challenge- 75 books this year, I hope I'd be able to do at least that- I decided to sign up for the 2016 Contemporary Challenge, hosted by Jillian at Jillian's Books and Montana from The Book Belles.
Click on the picture above to check out all about this challenge. There are basically six levels:
- Poppy: 1-5 books
- Carnation: 6-10 books
- Peony: 11-15 books
- Lily: 16-20 books
- Tulip: 21-25 books
- Rose: 26+ books
Like Ruzi, I'm participating in the Goodreads challenge this year, too. A huge difference from last year is that I decided to take it easy, and set up a goal of 100 books, instead of 150. I'm graduating this year after all, and I have to accept that I'll have a lot less time than ever before.
Besides that, I decided to participate in 6 challenges - all of which don't seem to be too overwhelming.
I'm hoping to reread:
- Raven Cycle series before The Raven King is published
- The Lunar Chronicles to see Cinder and the rest's journey in full
- and I have no idea about the rest because I usually reread on a whim, and like it that way.
To find out more about The Re-Read Challenge and sign up, visit this post.
Some that I'm super-interested in:
- Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
- The Madman's Daughter trilogy by Megan Shepherd
- Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer
- Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
- Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
- The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
- Splintered by A. G. Howard
- White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter
- Wicked by Gregory Maguire
- Awaken by Meg Cabot
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik
- A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas - because Amy keeps mentioning it in most of her posts.
Mel shares everything you need to know about the Retelling Challenge, in this post.
Find everything you need to know about Rock Me TBR here.
Finishing the Series reading challenge is hosted by Bea's Book Nook, and is a completely new thing to me, so I have NO IDEA if I can do it or not
Here's a list of series I want to complete but I might change these later on:
- Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I've only read Shadows and Obsidian, so that's four more books until the end of the series.
- The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater- read the original trilogy, so only one book, Sinner, is left.
- Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater - only one book left, and its publication has been postponed to April. WHYY?
- Castles Ever After by Tessa Dare - so far, 3 books have been published (not sure if there'll be any more) and I've only read the first one. That's two books left + the ones that may be published in 2016.
- Immortal Game by Ann Aguirre - the final novel comes out in August, and I only need that one book to finish the series.
- Night Prince by Jeaniene Frost - I've read the first two books, so two more to go.
- Abandon by Meg Cabot - only one novel, Awaken, left!
- White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter - I've only read the first novel, so three more to go!
- Coincidence by Jessica Sorensen - two books left.
- Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout - three novels until the end.
- Psy-Changeling by Nalini Singh - I read 7 of the 15 books, thus I have eight to read. Impossible.
Hopefully, I'll manage to finish at least half of the listed series, because all of them have been on my tbr for AGES.
For more information on the Finishing the Series Challenge, visit this post.
The last challenge I signed up for is Commenting 365 Challenge and it is hosted by Nori from ReadWriteLove28. The goal is to comment on 365 blogs through 2016 - it does sound a bit impossible, but I'm going to try, of course, without making it stressful, because visiting other people's blogs should never be a burden.
To find out everything about this challenge, click here.
We know what you're all thinking - Vera went waaay overboard with all these challenges, but this is something we both thought would be a lot of fun (just imagine all the buddy reads we could do!)- so how can we resist? The 2016 Diverse Reads Book Challenge is hosted by Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales and Shelly @ Read.Sleep.Repeat. and doesn't have any levels, so there's, basically, no stress here, and we LOVE that.
For more info on this challenge visit this post.
So, that's all the challenges we took up, what about you?
Have you signed up for any?