2017 Reading Challenges Accepted…Part 2

December 30, 2016 Challenges 3

I’m back ? If you missed part 1, you can click here to see what challenges I’ve already signed up for. Because I’m a crazy girl and determined to focus on my reading this year, I found 8 challenges to participate in during 2017. In 2015, I discovered my love of reading challenges. In 2016, I tackled my first year-long challenges. I didn’t fare so well. I completed only 2 of 4 for the year. So in 2017, it’s go big or go home for me ? Thanks to Tanya @ GirlXOXO for creating this master list of reading challenges. All of the challenges start January 1st and end December 31st, 2017. Read on to see which challenges I’m going to complete this year.


The Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge is hosted by Bookish Things & More. I’ve seen this challenge floating around the blogosphere the last few years and never found the post to sign-up. Silly me was checking the actual Netgalley page ? But I found it this year and am signing up! The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31, 2017. You can sign up now by clicking here.

The Rules

  • The challenge will run from Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017.
  • Anyone is welcome to join. You do not need to be a blogger, just post your reviews and come back every month to link them up.
  • Any genre, release date, request date, length, etc. counts so long as it came from Edelweiss or Netgalley.
  • At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews.
  • If you forget to link up one month it’s not a problem just add your reviews next month.
  • If you would like to move up or down levels that is completely fine and at your discretion.
  • If you have any questions tweet me @BookishThings or e-mail katrina@bookisthingsandmore.com!
  • Hashtag: #NGEW2017

My Goal

My current Netgalley ratio is 66% ? and I have 48 books to read on my shelf. From Edelweiss, I have 12 to read. That’s a total of 60 books. My goal is to end 2017 with no ARCs on my shelf to read (except those that are for the next year). *chants* I can do this….I’m going for the Gold level with the intention of cleaning off my Edelweiss shelf and getting my Netgalley above 80%. You can track my progress below or follow my shelf on Goodreads.

#NGEW2017: 35/60

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The 2017 Reading Assignment Challenge is hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is more fun and Michelle @ Because Reading. Last year I failed this challenge, this year I plan to pass with flying colors. The point of this challenge is to simply make a list of books you plan to read (1-4 books per month) and choose books to read from that list. It’s harder than you think 😉 This challenge starts January 1st and ends December 31, 2017. You can sign up now until July 1st.

The Rules

  • The 2017 Reading Assignment Challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st 2017. You may sign up anytime between now and July 1st.
  • You may only participate for the months AFTER you sign up (so if you sign up in February, January doesn’t count)
  • Commit to reading 1, 2, 3, or 4 books a month and MAKE A LIST of the SPECIFIC books you will read in 2017. This is the point of the challenge: you’re committing to reading a set list of books and a certain number of them each month. It’s your chance to finally hold yourself accountable for those books you keep promising you’ll read!
  • You may read any genre or any format (i.e., eBook, Audiobook, Paperback, Hardcover). But they must be published before January 1, 2017 and they must be at least 100 pages.
  • Pick a level and make your list. REMEMBER: you’re committing to not just those books, but that number of books a month. You CANNOT read them all in one month. We’re doing away with the complicated and often confusing extra credit this year, but you’ll get a chance for a fresh start each quarter (details below)
  • At the end of each month, cross off the book(s) you read. We will have a link-up each quarter (hosted by Michelle in April, Berls in July, Michelle in September, Berls in January 2018) for you to link your progress. Details below, but… The link-up will be open for the first 7 days of the new quarter and we will randomly select a quarterly winner of a $5 gift card to Amazon. Giveway will be open Internationally.
  • Tweet your progress to #2017HW and keep an eye out for random tweets from us.
  • There will also be a grand prize drawing in January 2018. The number of entries you get in the grand prize giveaway will depend on how you perform in the quarterly Report Cards and what percentage of books you read from your list. The quarterly giveaways will be based on that quarter alone, so even if you can’t complete the challenge for the year, you will have plenty of opportunities to win!

My Goal

During 2016, I tried for reading level 2 (2 books per month) and failed when we moved. I know 2017 is going to be busy (we’re in the process now of buying a house and hopefully expanding our family) so I’m sticking to Reading Level 1 (1 book per month). Here are the books I’m planning to read:

  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Frayed by Kara Terzis
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  • Tracked by Jenny Martin
  • The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Sunrise by Mike Mullin
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

You can keep track of my progress below or follow my Goodreads shelf.

2017HW: 2/12

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The TBR Challenge 2017 is hosted by Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian. My TBR pile is pretty pathetic and this challenge seems like a fun way to start cleaning it up. The host has posted themes for each month with “commentary” aka review or book talk of some sort by the 3rd Wednesday of each month. You can sign up for this challenge here.

The Rules

  • Once a month participants pulls a long-neglected book out of their TBR (To-Be-Read) piles, read it, and provide “commentary” on that book on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • Commentary on your chosen read can happen anywhere online: your blog, Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads etc. Hashtag = #TBRChallenge

There are no hard and fast rules for this challenge that I could find. Here are the monthly themes with the commentary due dates though:

January 18 – We Love Short Shorts! (category romance, short stories, novella etc.)
February 15 – New-To-You Author
March 15 – Comfort Read (Favorite Author? Favorite Trope? Favorite Sub Genre?)
April 19 – Contemporary
May 17 – Something Different (outside your comfort zone, unusual setting, non-romance etc.)
June 21 – Favorite Trope (a favorite theme – amnesia? secret baby? fairy tale? friends-to-lovers? etc.)
July 19 – Series Catch-Up (a book from a series you’re behind on)
August 16 – Kicking It Old School (publication date 10 years or older)
September 20 – Historical
October 18 – Paranormal or Romantic Suspense
November 15 – Recommended Read (a book recommended to you by someone)
December 20 – Holiday Themes

My Goal

My goal is simple. Read one book each month and review it on the commentary date. I think that’s doable 😀 You can track my progress below or follow my shelf on Goodreads.

TBR Challenge 2017: 1/12

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The What Would Jane Do? challenge is hosted by R.A. Vucci and I’m super excited to participate. I’ve been a huge fan of Jane Austen for as long as I can remember. My husband surprised me for Christmas was a beautiful set of Austen’s books in hardback and I’m itching to read them. This challenge runs from January 1st to December 31, 2017 with bimonthly check-ins. You can sign up now through September 1st.

The Rules

There are no hard and fast rules again, but there are several tiers to choose from so be sure to see the sign-up page for more details.

My Goal

My goal for this challenge is to reread all of Jane’s works and watch a few of the film adaptations 😉 That would place me in the Jane’s Wisdom category (read 3-5 books, watch 3-5 movies). You can track my progress below or follow my shelf on Goodreads.

What Would Jane Do?: 0/6

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Your turn! Are you signing up for any challenges this year? What are your goals? Share below

3 Responses to “2017 Reading Challenges Accepted…Part 2”

  1. R.A. Vucci

    Thank you so much for signing up for my challenge. I hope you have a lot of fun revisiting Austen’s works and swing by my blog for the check-ins to let me know how you are doing. First one will be going up on February 9th.

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