2017 Reading Challenge

I’m challenging you to explore a new world, escape reality and find a character you love in 2017. That’s right, I’m challenging you, and myself, to a reading challenge.

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Stress relief
  • Escape from reality – everyone needs a break from the everyday grind
  • Learn new words!
  • Fall in love with new literary characters – you might just be inspired to change how you see the world

This past year I discovered that a site called Goodreads was offering a 2016 book reading challenge. Basically, they make it easy for you to track books you’re currently reading, want to read, or have already read and to add a little bit more fun, they create yearly challenges so that you can create your own reading goals.

I participated in 2016, with a goal to read 16 books. I didn’t find the challenge until Feb/March so I was a bit behind schedule 🙂 In the end, I’m happy to announce I reached my goal, and even surpassed it by one book – 17 books in 2016!

Photo from Goodreads – Year In Books
Photo from Goodreads – Year in Books
Photo from Goodreads – Year in Books

This year I’m pushing myself to read 20 new books in 2017. I’ve already finished one book, and started a second! Will you join me?

Suggestion to get started: The Queen of the Tearling 
I just started this three part series recently and it’s amazing! Highly recommend if you like series like Hunger Games and Harry Potter.

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Book boxes


I love reading, it’s one of my favorite hobbies. With summer here, it just seems like the perfect time to turn off the tv and cuddle up with a good book while the summer breezes flow through the apartment. I’ve also made a goal to read 16 books in 2016, and I’m a bit behind, so it’s time to start reading more!

My boyfriend recently discovered that there are book subscription services, and suggested I check one out since I’m always on the hunt for a new book. Nowadays subscription boxes are all the craze, so it isn’t all that surprising that books are joining the bandwagon. I’m excited to try it out!

I’ve been doing some research to figure out what options are out there. Here’s what I’m currently considering:

  • Uppercase: A young adult book subscription service that starts at $17 a month
  • OwlCrate: Monthly YA (young adult) subscription service. The name makes me think Harry Potter. This service starts at $29.99 a month
  • The Book Drop: Created by a small independent bookstore. They have different categories you can subscribe to from historical fiction to YA. Prices are cheaper for children’s books, starting at $9, but books for those of us who are past our childhood can subscribe to the service at the low price of $13 a month.

Have you tried a book box subscription service? Let me know if you have any suggestions!

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