More Challenges for 2015

January 3, 2015 Challenges 16

I’m adding two more reading challenges for the year.

Yes, I know. I’ve probably taken leave of my senses. But one of them is obvious, and I’ve done it for several years now; I just haven’t announced it before: the Goodreads Reading Challenge.


Last year I set my goal at 175 books and read 186, so I more than reached it. This year, I’m setting my goal at 180. I have a feeling I may be reading some longer and more challenging books this year, so I don’t want to make my goal unreachable. If you’re interested, you can follow my progress throughout the year in the sidebar.




The other challenge I’m taking on is the PopSugar 2015 Reading Challenge.  This challenge aims to diversify your reading. There are 50 entries, but since one is a trilogy, it’s 52 books.  As you know if you read my blogging goals, I’m trying to read more books of my own choosing this year, and I’m not entirely sure how the PopSugar challenge will fit in with that goal, but I do want to stretch myself a bit as well. So rather than challenge myself to the entire list of 50 requirements, I’m going to go for half of that. That means I need to read one book that fits the challenge every two weeks. In July, I’ll see how I’m doing and possibly add some more requirements. To leave myself plenty of flexibility, I’m not going to specify which requirements – I’ll base it on my mood and what sounds like fun at the time.  And every few months, I’ll try to let you know where I am with it.

Here’s the full PopSugar list. You can see a larger version on their website, as well as a link to a printable PDF.



16 Responses to “More Challenges for 2015”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I debated it for at least a week before I decided to give it a try, but it is varied enough to be almost irresistible. 😉

  1. Stephanie

    The Pop Sugar challenge looks really great! I really like these category challenges which is not terribly self-aware as I’m not good with “assigned” reading. It looks like it is a nice mix of categories that will push you and some that you’ll be able to tick off no problem. Good luck! And congrats on reading a 186 books! Phew!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It does look fun, and a good mix, and I like that I don’t have to link reviews or anything. Not that I mind doing that for some challenges, but I don’t want to have to review and link for EVERY challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    I also set my Goodreads challenge goal. The last two years I topped my 100 book goal easily, but to make no pressure I just raised it to 101 books this year. I’m a mood reader and sometimes that slows me down if I can’t seem to find any of my books I want to read, and if you knew how many books I have on my kindle, you would know how ridiculous that statement really is!

    I’m doing two other challenges, my own personal one–Pushing the Limits, which is somewhat similar to the Pop Sugar one, which by the way, sounds like fun but a lot of work (!) Glad you are improvising. Also I’m doing Annette’s Book Spot’s e-reader challenge, since I mostly read on my kindle anyway.

    Hope 2015 gets off to a great start for you!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Rita! I enjoy hearing about the challenges other readers and bloggers are doing. I’m not familiar with Annette’s challenge; I tend to do the COYER challenges and the one Kimba runs for that – but I’ll check it out!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Katherine! I think I’m doing more or less what you are with the PopSugar thing – like I said, I’m not aiming to do all 50, only about half, so it will end up being a bit like guidelines for me, too. Something to encourage me to read a little more widely, anyway! 🙂

  3. Jessica

    Hi, I am participating in the Popsugar reading challenge too. Other than that, I try to top last year in which I read a total of 180 book (graphic novels included, but still). I like your system of mixing challenges and random books that you just want to read. If you want to check out what I planned to read this year, here’s the link to my list:

    Happy reading 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Looks like we’re in a similar boat – both the Popsugar challenge and reading 180 books or more. I haven’t been much of a graphic novel reader, but I’m thinking of checking out the Saga series, which I’ve heard is really good. Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll be over to check out your challenge post!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It looks to me like you are supposed to do a different book for each requirement, but they don’t actually say so… so I guess it’s entirely up to the participant! If you did combine, Jane Austen’s Emma would fill a bunch of requirements right off the bat – female author, over 100 years old, one-word title, made into a movie, set in a different country… Anyway, have fun with it, Angie, however you decide to do it!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I don’t know how I would blog without Goodreads. It’s fantastic for keeping track of what I plan to read, what I might like to read, and what I’ve read. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂