9 comments on “Taking On My Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge

  1. Finished my challenge! Which you already know.. I’ve only done the challenge twice though so still being fairly reasonable with my goals 🙂
    I’m torn between encouraging you to beat your challenge and just telling you to get on with writing instead 😉
    But I definitely think you should read books that excite you. If it’s a chore you won’t enjoy it and then what’s the point?
    At the risk of overflowing my TBR even more, what are the 12 books on your list? :O

    • Okay, the 12 books are listed below. I think they are all under 400 pages which is why I chose them. 😉

      01. Master Of Crows – Grace Draven (Currently Reading)
      02. Just Breathe – Sarah Doughty
      03. Minutes Before Sunset – Shannon A. Thompson
      04. Bloodfire – Helen Harper
      05. The Gunslinger – Stephen King
      06. The Forever War – Joe Haldeman
      07. Darkstorm – M.L. Spencer
      08. Scourge Of The Betrayer – Jeff Salyards
      09. The Immortals, Part One: Shadows & Starstone – Cheryl S. Mackey
      10. Sabriel – Garth Nix
      11. Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
      12. A Wrinkle In Time – Madaleine L’Engle

      • I haven’t even heard of most of them 😛 I hope you’ve picked them because you’re actually interested in them, not just for page count :O I definitely want to know what you think of Minutes Before Sunset

      • LOL! Yes, I’m genuinely interested in the books I’ve chosen. It’s just a bonus that they’re shorter than most of the books I usually read.

        With any luck I’ll get to Shannon’s book this weekend.

    • Well you’re doing much better than I am, Angie. If I’m still way behind schedule by the end of November I’m going to have to resort to re-reading a few of my favourite short stories to make sure I reach my goal. 😉

  2. When I was on GR and then on Booklikes, I did the yearly challenge. This year though, while I’ve put forth something on Librarything, I’m just not feeling any great need to challenge myself.

    That being said, I’m a reader. If you are going to identify as a writer, you might want to think about the goal as something ancillary…

    • I can certainly see the logic in treating reading as something ancillary to writing. But since early childhood the two have always gone hand in hand for me, so I’m not sure I could ever truly favour one over the other.

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