Saturday, September 3, 2016

2016 Reading Challenge!

*UPDATE #2* 

Ummm... can someone please tell me how in the world it's September already?! This is seriously insane! Where did the time go?! *sigh*

Since we only have 4 months left in the year I thought I would post an update on my challenge to continue to hold myself accountable.

As of today I only have THREE books left to read for my 2016 Reading Challenge! I cannot tell you how excited I am about this! I did switch out some of my books though. The ones I chose first I just couldn't get into. And since reading should be fun and NOT a chore, I decided what the heck! Let's change them! As long as I complete the challenge that's all that matters, right?! ;o)

As for my Goodreads reading challenge, I have read 74 books so far! Whoop! Whoop! I will definitely meet my reading goal of 100 books I just know it! Still trying to decide if should up the number of books I read though... we shall see! ;o) Hehe.


*UPDATE #1* 

I was talking to one of my bestest book buddies tonight and I had mentioned that I think we should come up with our own Reading Challenge for 2017. I may have also mentioned that I was tempted to ditch the rest of the books on this list and do our own Reading Challenge for 2016 instead. But alas, after talking to her some more, I decided I should probably stick with what I have started. So... I am republishing this post with today's date to make myself accountable for the remaining books on this list. ;)

*deep breath*

Wish me luck!

Oh! And P.S. I have currently read 47 out of 100 books for my Goodreads Reading Challenge! I might have to up the number of books for this one! ;) Hehe.


I have set my Goodreads Reading Challenge at 100 books again this year. Among those 100 books, I will be incorporating this reading challenge.

I have to tell you that this is going to be a bit tough for me. I have a motto: "I love what I love! Life is too short to read boring books!" Now don't get me wrong... books are not boring! But some books just aren't for everyone. I really do have a hard time branching out from what I love! I have tried it in the past and have put myself into several of those dreaded reading ruts!

But I have decided to challenge myself this year! I can't promise that I am going to read, finish and love all the books I've chosen but I can promise you that I am definitely going to try! And I do need to let you know I amended a couple of the challenge options. I have asked a Goodreads Librarian to choose a book for me as well as a BBF! What is a BBF?! Why it's a Best Book Friend of course! I'm lucky to have quite of few of those! ;) Hehe.

Which books have I chosen for the above challenge?! I am SO glad you have asked! Take a look at my list! And ummm... I reserve the right to change some books at any time. I don't want to put myself into one of those dreaded reading ruts we all despise! ;)

A book published this year: His Personal Relationship Manager by Jennifer Peel
A book you can finish in a day: One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg
A book you've been meaning to read: Always Will by Melanie Jacobson
A book recommended by a Goodreads Librarian: Not Always Happenstance by Rachael Anderson
A book you should have read in school: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
A book chosen for you by your BBF: Ella by Jessilyn Peaslee
A book published before you were born: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
A book that was banned at some point: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (Don't judge! This was very hard for me! And yes... it was really banned! Lol.)
A book you own but have not yet read: Bound by Joy by Tracey Jane Jackson 
A book that intimidates you: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
A book you've read at least once: Jessie Belle by Jennifer Peel

And that my friends is my list! I'm excited to see if I can accomplish BOTH challenges this year! Wish me luck!

What kind of Reading Challenge are you doing this year? Inquiring minds want to know! ;)


  1. Awesome list! I can't wait to see how you do! Of course, you'll do great. :)

  2. Way to go KJ, we all know you will do great! You are a great example, as we both know you tend to get me to read tons of books so make sure and let me know the good ones! Its great to have such awesome friends who are also addicted to books, and who just also happen to do book reviews and I just happen to have at least 3 of them ;) love ya,jackie

  3. That is a very impressive list! You will make it I know you will. If I can be of any help let me know. You do have a couple not filled in.

  4. Thanks ladies! You're encouragement means a lot to me! As you all know having a list that tells me what to read is just not my thing... even if I was the one to pick out all the books! Haha. But I really am trying to branch out more so we shall see! :)

    And I will definitely let you know Aunt Shari if I need some help. There are a lot of books that intimidate me so I have to chose carefully. Otherwise I'll put myself into a reading rut and we all know how much I hate those things! Haha!

  5. You should create your own challenge! That sounds fun!

    1. I'm creating one for sure for next year! I'll think about maybe doing a small one for this year. Maybe July thru December? Hmmmm.... ;)