Happy New Year! With the new year, brings new reading challenges.
This year I’m participating in 4 reading challenges that compliment my reading style.
Goodreads — I’ve been participating in the Goodreads reading challenge since 2011. It’s an easy way to keep track of the books that I read throughout the year and gives me a goal to achieve for the year.
The Audiobook Challenge — I enjoy audiobooks, so this challenge easily fits my reading.
Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge — I often get advanced reader copy (ARC) from both sites in exchange for a honest review. Sometimes, I get more books than I am able to read during the year. My goals is to give feedback for the books that I receive.
Eclectic Reader Challenge — I want to nudge myself outside of my comfort zone with this reading challenge.
I’m signing up for the 2015 audio challenge. I signed up to participate last year, but didn’t really complete the challenge. This year, I’m signing up again for Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15.
I have discovered audio books several years ago and have enjoyed them since then. There are certain series that I only read in audio book format because I love the narrator and the sound effects. And I usually download the free audio books from the SYNC YA Audio Book Summer Program, free YA audio books in hopes of getting more young adult audio book readers. If you’re new to audio books and want to try a YA book, I recommend Carter Finally Gets It.
Try audio books, you might like it.
I’m signing up for the 2015 Netgalley
Reading Challenge. I signed up to participate last but didn’t finish. I overextended myself between work and school that I was overwhelmed and stopped almost everything aside from schoolwork.
This year I’m being reasonable with my goals. I’m still taking classes, working towards my degree in Information Systems Management. But I enjoy reading and blogging about them. I usually read on my daily work commute. So this year, I’m signing up for the bronze level, 10 books. That’s a reasonable amount without feeling overextended.