Dare To Be Challenged: 2014 Reading Challenge Goals

I’ve decided to step up my game and go beyond my usual yearly Goodreads reading challenge. I’ve been hesitant to do this before because I actually suck at challenges. I want to change that though.

I asked the twitterverse about 2014 reading challenges I could join and Renae from Respiring Thoughts kindly directed me to a collection of them here! There are so many challenges to pick from! I’d love to do more since a lot of these challenges sound pretty interesting but for now I’m gonna be realistic with myself and just enlist in three:

2014 Standalone Reading Challenge   Series-Challenge-Button-take2
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2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

My TBR pile is massive! I’ve bought way to many books this past year and yet have had so little time to read and review most of them. I badly need to do this challenge. I’m aiming for the “Married With Children” level which means 50+ books to read! Hell yes, I’m aiming high! Here’s to taking down that crazy TBR pile!

2014 Standalone Reading Challenge

I loveeee standalones. Especially contemporary ones! So yes, I’m joining this one. There are so so many standalone releases I’m looking forward to reading this 2014! These are my top five priorities:

2014 Series Challenge

I’ve been reading way too many standalones and companion novels this year (I guess it’s favoritism?) so I think I should balance it next year by doing a series challenge! I have so many series I want to start and finish so I’m going to try for the platinum badge which equals to 12 or more series! Crazy, I know! But if I’m challenging myself, why not go all the way? These are some of the my must-read-ASAP series:

I’m probably going to do a quarterly progress report for my challenges. I’m really hoping to do well! Looking forward to lots of reading this coming 2014!


9 Responses

  1. I’m also doing the Series & TBR pile challenge! I was thinking about the stand-alone one, but I’m already doing so many and it hasn’t my priority. I love the series with Cinder & Shadow and bone SO MUCH. You’re up for something good :D Good luck and especially, happy reading! I look forward seeing your process :D

  2. I literally gasped when I saw that you have Legend and Pivot point on your priorities. I can assure you that those are bloody brilliant novels! ADJSKFJSJfs OMG I am sorry I can’t help but to fangirl. I am anticipating for your thoughts about those :D

    I already joined 2014 series and challenge and aimed for the Silver badge. Yipee. Goodluck to us!

  3. Hazel, I luv ya! Thanks for joining our TBR Pile Reading Challenge! We’re thrilled to have you on board, and WOW 5o+ books is such a wicked cool goal, best of luck with it! :)
    We are kicking off TBR Pile Read-a-Longs too and in January we’ll be reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone (super excited!) If you haven’t read it yet, I hope you’ll join us! And even if you did read it, it’s always so great to get together and discuss our favorite quotes, moments and characters together :D

    I wanted to do the stand-alone challenge myself, cause like you, I love contemporary stand-alones, but dang! I already signed up for 3 challenges and I don’t think I can pull it off this year. I am definitely adding some of the books you mentioned to my TBR Pile, they sound awesome!

    Other than TBR Pile, I am doing Edelweiss and NG challenge and Back to Classics challenge :) Not sure if I’ll be able to pull of the last one, but hey, fingers crossed! :D

    Happy Holidays! :) See you around!

  4. I think my first challenge will be the 2014 Standalone Reading Challenge. I love standalones, but I usually end up reading more series than anything else. There are so many contemporary standalones coming out next year. I really can’t wait for The Impossible Knife of Memory, Since You’ve Been Gone, and, of course, What I Thought Was True.

    Good luck with all of your challenges!

  5. UMMM OMG. All of the books you listed for the series challenge ARE MY FAVORITES. I’m so excited for you to read those this year!
    Good luck with all your challenges!!! I’m actually backing off on them this year because I need to sort of… get my reading life in order haha! :)

  6. I’m doing the Series and TBR Pile Challenges as well. I tried the TBR Pile Challenge this year and did terribly, only reading one book (oops), but I really want to read MY books next year and not just galleys/new releases, so we’ll see if it goes any better.

    I adored Pivot Point, Cinder and Shadow & Bone, and liked Sweet Evil, so I wish you luck in your series choices! I myself am hoping to get through the Infernal Devices and Everneath books, just to name a couple. :)

    Good luck with your challenges!

  7. Usually, when I take part in an “official” challenge, I get semi-anxious and quit soon after joining, lol. That’s why I prefer to keep my challenges “personal”: every year I set a goal regarding the number of books I’ll be reading that year. My goal for 2014 is 60 books – maybe it’s not a lot for certain readers, but I’m trying to juggle between college life, a job, and my passion for reading, so that’s enough for me.

    Mada @ All Fantasy Worlds

  8. Love the series challenge. I’m in the middle of so many right now, I need to finish a few so that’s a good motivation. I’m also doing a reread challenge as I love rereading and don’t make any time for it since I started blogging. And finally I’m co-hosting a dust of your classics challenge. So that’s me covered!

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