Musing About Things: Reading Challenges

Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as A Daily Rhythm‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:

So today’s topic is: Reading Challenges of 2016!

For the last couple years I’ve been participating in all the awesome reading challenges around the blogosphere.

The previous year, I did a decent job of actually keeping up with my 2014 master list. I was doing 6 challenges (series, standalone, debut author, historical, YA contemporary) and I think I meet all my challenges (even though I didn’t actually finish updating, oops. ha).



Six was kind of a lot. So last year, I thought I cut it down to just one challenge, the TBR challenge. Since I really wanted to try to read some older books. One challenge, that should be easy enough to keep up with right!?



I apparently did not manage to update my 2015 master list at all…sigh.


So this year, I have not signed up for any challenge, because I just don’t know if I’ll keep up with it and ‘m only going to do the Goodreads Reading Challenge (and maybe some of the single challenges like Kimba’s March Take Control of Your TBR Challenge.)


Have you guys signed up for any reading challenges this year? Which ones?

Any challenges you’re really excited to do? I remember someone doing a challenge to read a classic a month which is very cool.

If you had to pick one reading challenge for yourself what would it be? For me I really want to expand my genre, I want to try to read more non-fiction and literary fiction!

Good luck with everyone's challenges!!!!!!!!!
Good luck with everyone’s challenges!!!!!!!!!

Author: Cyn

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22 Replies to “Musing About Things: Reading Challenges”

  1. I’m just doing the Goodreads Challenge too because I just want to read whatever the heck I like, with no limits or restrictions or other challenges to consider, that would be mega nice I think, so that’s the plan. Hope other people love their other challenges!

    1. Agree, that does sound like a good plan! Good luck with your Goodreads challenge, Nellie!

  2. Some years I do a lot of challenges, some years just a small view, and other years none. This year I am doing three and the TBR Triple Dog Dare. I never count the Goodreads Challenge because I never set my goal higher than I can manage. I definitely prefer challenges in which I can read what I want and do not have to read a set list of books. What’s in a Name? is one of my favorite challenges, as a result.

    1. Good luck with your challenges! I’ll have to take a look of What’s in a Name? challenge!

  3. I am doing a few, the audio because it keeps me listening, new releases and end of I catch up on those last books in series and trilogy.

    1. I really should check out the end of series challenge, there’s definitely a few series I need to finish off!
      Good luck, Kim!

  4. I think challenges are the best, but I know I’d never be able to keep up! Though I have been told they’re good to follow to grow and diversify your own reading list! Do you have any furthe recommendations?

    1. I definitely try to use the challenges to grow and diversify my reading list when I do manage to follow through, haha!
      I like the TBR challenge to help get me to read backlist books!

  5. I’m doing 12. I’m insane. I just couldn’t stop myself from signing up for all of them. Right now, I’m fully optimistic about completing them. We’ll see how I feel in 6 months haha!

    1. Oh wow! Good luck! I know what you mean, that how I felt the year before, haha!

  6. I’m absolutely terrible with commitment when it comes to reading challenges because I tend to stress out, so didn’t sign up to any this year!

    1. I know that feeling! Not worth doing if you feel stress right!

  7. Keeping up with reading challenges can be so hard. In 2014, I read enough books to pretty much meet all of my challenges, but I was terrible at linking up and keeping track as the month went on.

    1. That’s my big problem too! Trying to keep track and updating my list, just too much work, haha.

  8. I’m trying something new this year, and I’m not doing any challenges (not even a yearly book total one like Goodreads). I’m kind of just letting my reading have free reign this year, and seeing where it takes me 🙂

    1. Good luck with the free reign of reading! I think that’s a lovely idea, no restrictions or stress!

  9. I do challenges that fit in with the books that I like to read. I use them mostly as a place to link up reviews.

    1. Sounds like a good plan! Definitely good places to link up.

  10. I’ve signed up for six challenges plus the Goodreads challenge. I just started blogging last year. So it remains to be seen whether I’ll keep up with them or not. I won’t do a challenge where I have to list the books I’ll read ahead of time. I just never know what I’ll be reading. For me challenges are kind of like making a list of things to do and crossing them off as you’re doing them. I used to belong to a Goodreads group that would do a seasonal word scavenger hunt. I really enjoyed those.

    1. Good luck with your challenges! I like to have some flexibility with my challenges too, so yeah not a huge fan of having to list my books beforehand. Seasonal word scavenger hunt sounds fun!

  11. I always sign up for too many but it keep things interesting. One of these days I’m going to finish most of them.
    Bunnita @ Worth Reading It?

    1. Agree, more challenges do make things interesting! Good luck with them!

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