Reading Goal Challenge: 2017

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Reading Goals

Poll ended at 02 Jan 2018, 03:27

Read a book for each of these genres (Non-Fiction, Crime or Thriller or Mystery or Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi or Fantasy, Drama or Poetry, Historical, Graphic Novel, Young Adult, and Children's).
17
5%
Read a Banned Book.
14
4%
Read an Anthology.
6
2%
Read a book published 100 years (or more) before you were born.
13
4%
Read a book that is 500 (or more) pages.
21
7%
Read a Retelling or Reimagining of a classic.
13
4%
Give a DNF a second chance, or re-read a favorite.
17
5%
Read a book you first heard about on this site.
23
7%
Catch up with at least one series.
21
7%
Start at least one series.
28
9%
Read one of the earliest books added to your "to-read" list.
19
6%
Read a book with a non-human protagonist.
11
3%
Read one book that's being adapted to film this year.
22
7%
Read one book by a debut author.
20
6%
Read a book that takes place during a holiday (any holiday).
15
5%
Read a book set in a country foreign to yours.
24
8%
Read a book with multiple POV's.
20
6%
Read a book that contains another story in some way.
14
4%
 
Total votes: 318

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Reading Goal Challenge: 2017

Post by Gravy » 01 Jan 2017, 03:27

Another year, another set of goals!
Done separately, it would take twenty six books to complete this challenge, so I will most definitely not be doing one book/one goal :lol:
But I tip my hat to anyone who takes it on :tiphat:

These are the goals this year:
  • Read a book for each of these genres
    1. Non-Fiction,
    2. Crime or Thriller or Mystery or Horror,
    3. Romance,
    4. Sci-Fi or Fantasy,
    5. Drama or Poetry,
    6. Historical,
    7. Graphic Novel,
    8. Young Adult,
    9. and Children's
    .
  • Read a Banned Book.
  • Read an Anthology.
  • Read a book published 100 years (or more) before you were born.
  • Read a book that is 500 (or more) pages.
  • Read a Retelling or Reimagining of a classic.
  • Give a DNF a second chance, or re-read a favorite.
  • Read a book you first heard about on this site.
  • Catch up with at least one series.
  • Start at least one series.
  • Read one of the earliest books added to your "to-read" list.
  • Read a book with a non-human protagonist.
  • Read one book that's being adapted to film this year.
  • Read one book by a debut author.
  • Read a book that takes place during a holiday (any holiday).
  • Read a book set in a country foreign to yours.
  • Read a book with multiple POV's.
  • Read a book that contains another story in some way.
Have fun reading! :reading-2:
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Post by rssllue » 01 Jan 2017, 06:19

Nice! Challenge accepted!
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Post by gali » 01 Jan 2017, 06:55

rssllue wrote:Nice! Challenge accepted!
:text-yeahthat:
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by ylisa7 » 01 Jan 2017, 07:00

I'm in :techie-studyingbrown: :techie-studyingbrown:
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Post by Gravy » 01 Jan 2017, 07:22

:text-woo:
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We've all got light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.

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Post by DonnaC23 » 01 Jan 2017, 11:38

My goal for reading this year is: to read at least one book every month (maybe two). Write a review about it and post it on various platforms. I'm going to stick with reading obscure books or ones that no one has heard about because that served me well last year.

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Post by CatInTheHat » 01 Jan 2017, 15:30

What is a DNF book?
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Post by ylisa7 » 01 Jan 2017, 17:25

CatInTheHat wrote:What is a DNF book?

I think it is a "did not finish" book. Life is too short to finish a bad book :wink:
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Post by Jolyon Trevelyan » 01 Jan 2017, 17:31

My reading challenge is to read at least one book a week.

Thats really my only reading goal.
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Post by Gravy » 01 Jan 2017, 18:48

ylisa7 wrote:
CatInTheHat wrote:What is a DNF book?

I think it is a "did not finish" book. Life is too short to finish a bad book :wink:
Yep! And well said! :clap:
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Post by Thimble » 01 Jan 2017, 19:00

I accept this challenge! I'm super excited to get reading. :reading-5:
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Post by Gravy » 01 Jan 2017, 19:01

Thimble wrote:I accept this challenge! I'm super excited to get reading. :reading-5:
Awesome!
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Post by Julie Ditton » 01 Jan 2017, 20:12

This challenge is definitely attainable. I already satisfied 2 goals today by reading the January BOTM, We are the Ants. When I read the Nightlord sequels, that will knock out another couple goals.

My personal 2017 goal is 150 books.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 02 Jan 2017, 19:28

ylisa7 wrote:
CatInTheHat wrote:What is a DNF book?

I think it is a "did not finish" book. Life is too short to finish a bad book :wink:
Thanks! And you are right, no point in reading bad books.
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Post by mmandy38 » 03 Jan 2017, 15:05

Count me in!
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