My 2017 Reading/Blogging Challenges

December 19, 2016 Challenges 31

First of all, if you’re here looking for my comprehensive list of 2017 Reading and Blogging Challenges, you’re in the wrong place. πŸ™‚ Click the link to go there!

These are the challenges I plan to participate in in 2017. Once again, I had a really hard time deciding what to choose because I don’t want to participate in a million challenges, but there are SO many good ones. Plus, I know I’m not always that great at sticking to challenges, but I still love having goals, even if I don’t completely manage to make them! This year, I’m switching up most of the challenges I’m participating in—it’s always good to try something new!

These are the challenges I ended up with:

I thought I’d start with the obvious. Since Shannon and I are hosting this one, it would be a little strange ifΒ I didn’t plan to participate.

The goal of this challenge is to post book related discussions (or getting to know you type discussions work too.)Β This challenge is so interactive, and I think it might be my favorite thing about my blog, so I’m excited to be continuing it!

Goal: 41+ Discussions – Gift of the Gab
(I reduced the goals a bit this year to make them a bit more realistic. 41+ is much more doable than 49+ and therefore more motivating at the end of the year when my discussions are lagging.)

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Feed Your Fiction Addiction & It Starts at Midnight


I absolutely love fantasy! One of the things that caught my eye with this challenge is that this will encourage me to read some of Alexa and Rachel’s favorites—many of which have been on my TBR for a good long time!

Goal: 24 Books Read
There aren’t levels or anything for this challenge, but I figured that an average of two fantasies a month would be doable. Included in these 24, I want to read a few of Alexa and Rachel’s favorites (all of which I already own):Β Β Throne of Glass,Β The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Six of Crows, The Winner’s Curse, Graceling.

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HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Hello, Chelly & Alexa Loves Books


ShelfLove-Challenge-2016

The goal of this challenge is to read books that are in your personal library that were obtained before this year. If you’d asked me last year, I would have said I had this WAY under control – my bookshelves were full, but not overflowing or anything. But THEN I got threeΒ newΒ giant bookshelves for Christmas last year. And what do you do when you have bookshelves? Why, you fill them of course! And that’s what I did!

Goal:Β 21-30 Books – Give your shelves a warm friendly hug
Even though I failed this challenge miserably last year, I’m still going to do it again and I’m not even changing my goal. I’m not going to BEA in 2017, so that right there should give me WAY more time to read books I already own (including a few from BEA 2016 that I didn’t manage to get to). We’ll see how this goes, but I’m hopeful!

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Chapter BreakΒ &Β Second Run Reviews


I was horrible at the series challenge I did last year, but I’m not giving up. I NEED to finish some series! So, this year I’m trying a different challenge, specifically geared toward reading thatΒ lastΒ book in the series.

Goal: 5-10 BooksΒ 

It would be nice to finish one series per month, but I’m being realistic here and going with a goal of 5-10. Who knows, maybe I’ll surpass it!

Here are just a few of the books I’m hoping to read. These are all books I’ve had on my TBR for a very long time. (I might have to read other books in the series to get to these):

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Somewhere Only We KnowΒ & Words Fueled by Love


IΒ decided to join in on this one this year since I obviously don’t want to ignore the new releases that come out.

Goal: 61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran

I figure at least half of my books have to be new releases (actually, probably a lot more than that), so I think this goal should be really easy to hit. Maybe I’ll even bump it up if it seems too easy.

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – (un)Conventional Book ViewsΒ &Β Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!Β 


IΒ started listening to audiobooks this year, and have really been enjoying them. I thought I’d join this challenge to encourage myself to keep it up!

Goal:Β 15-20 Books: Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me)

IΒ listened to somewhere in this range of books this year, so I’m making it my goal to do the same in 2017.

HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Hot Listens & Caffeinated Book Reviewer


And that’s it! Like I said, there are a TON of other challengesΒ that I would love to join, but I’m trying to keep my goals reasonable. Even these might be a little crazyΒ to keep up with (but I think it’s doable). I’m planning on using the UBB Reading Challenges Add-OnΒ to track my challenges this year too. I highly recommend UBB if you’re on WordPress (that’s a referral link, by the way)—it makes life SO much easier!

So, what challenges are you planning to participate in this year? I want to know!

31 Responses to “My 2017 Reading/Blogging Challenges”

  1. ShootingStarsMag

    Awesome challenges! I’m probably going to sign up for one or two, but in general, I just want to keep track of all the books I read but not feel pressured to read certain reads. I like the shelf challenge though, as I DO want to read more of my own titles. I’ll probably do the discussion challenge too, even though I need to do more discussion posts!

    -Lauren

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  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    I rarely ever do challenges because when it comes down to it… I just wanna read what I wanna read when I wanna read it. πŸ™‚ But I have participated in the #ShelfLove challenge all this year and have really enjoyed it. I plan on signing up for next year as well but that’s the only challenge I’ll be doing. Good luck with all your challenges, Nicole!

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  3. Tanya Patrice

    Awesome – I might do the Flights of Fantasy one as well. I’m still trying to figure out which ones I’ll be doing – after taking a challenge break in 2016.

  4. Dragonfly

    Love your list. I am SO doing the discussion challenge. I think probably my favorite in the whole blogosphere. The audiobook one should be a good one for me since I listen to audiobooks all the time. Thanks for sharing your list Nicole. It was helpful!

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  5. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    Ooooh so many challenges! I am impressed! I don’t usually do any. I mean, I don’t even keep track of our own so… hahha. But I always join Jana’s debut one because it’s like, low-key, low-pressure, which I love. And then I found out about this dystopian one so YEAH, I am doing that! And I think I am actually going to do the Series Ender one that you have up there, because my GOODNESS, I need to get my act together! I have SO. MANY. series enders that are begging to be read! Thanks for sharing these, and good luck!! πŸ˜€

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yes, the series ender one was pretty much essential for me. I hope that it will help me that I listed some specific books I want to read for some of these challenges–it gives me a more solid goal, and these are all books I’ve been wanting to read forever.

  6. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    This is quite a few reading challenges. I’m restricting myself to 3 I think. Maybe more, we shall see. I am definitely all about doing ones which aren’t too strenuous, anyway. If I do ones which go too far out of my comfortzone I never manage to get them done. I’m fussy like that. I’m thinking I may have to do the shelf love one, though. My TBR shelves have gotten a bit crazy. I want to reduce them down a bit. I think may get more cut throat with culling unread books off of my shelves as well. We shall see. Need to make a decision anyway.

  7. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    Nice selection of challenges! I should really do more – I only do your discussion challenge and the GR one…I have a feeling I’d set myself up for failure if I took on more though, I already struggle with just the two. Oh how I wish we could all quit our day jobs and just read and blog for EVERRRR XD

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