Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Year of Challenges

It's that time of year again....after all the presents have been unwrapped, the wine glasses are empty, and all the food one can consume has been done.... it is time for a New Year’s resolution! It's a tradition for the New Year. One that almost all of us make and most of us break! Usually I will nonchalantly make a New Year's resolution with the belief that I probably won't last a week, but this year I really sat down and thought of something that would be feasible and fun. 


I just started this blog, and this past year I have really gotten back into reading, so I thought, what better way to really, truly challenge myself with something that I know I will actually strive to accomplish? So I started to check out the challenges out there and came up with a few that I really liked.

The first one I chose was the Goodreads challenge. I did this one last year and almost completed it! I came in a little late to the game in March because I didn't even know this challenge existed until then. This year though I raised the stakes by 5 books and feel confident I am going to hit my goal.

The second challenge I choose was Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2013  that was created by the amazing group at Historical Tapestry. This challenge has levels, and I went for the middle ground because although I have total confidence in myself, I don’t want to overexert my ability. So, I choose the Renaissance Reader level which means I will complete 10 historical fictions. 

The third challenge I am going to try and conquer is The Classics Club , which challenges me to read 50 classics in 5 years. The biggest reason I chose this challenge was because I am constantly saying to myself that I wish I read more classics. I also have 5 years to finish it so I can read the classics at a more leisurely pace.

So that’s it. Three challenges for the year(s). There are so many out there that sounded fantastic, but I knew I had to limit it to 3 at the most or I would be in real danger of getting overwhelmed and not finishing any of them. Wish me luck on this new endeavor.


  1. Good luck with the Classics Club - are you joining in the Readathon this weekend?

    1. I am!! I just finished a book I have been reading today, which I was pushing for so I could dive right into my first classic this weekend! I am not sure which I am going to read first, but I have about ten of them on my bookshelf waiting to be read, so I have plenty of options!