2015 Reading — Challenges & Expectations

New Year’s resolutions?  The only ones I have ever set have involved books.  😉  For me, starting the New Year off right includes setting new reading goals and figuring out all the books that I hope to read in the following year.  🙂

In late summer/early fall, I started compiling a list of books coming out in 2015 that I was looking forward to reading… You can find my list here.

These are the challenges that I have set for myself this year…

2015 Reading Challenge  —  Goal: Read a total of at least 110 books in 2015

New Author Challenge — Goal: Read at least 25 new-to-me authors in 2015

Library Book Challenge — Goal: Read at least 50 library books in 2015

TBR list Challenge — Goal: Read at least 50 books from my TBR pile in 2015

Series Challenge — Goal: Finish at least 5 series in 2015

Name Challenge — Goal: Read 7 books in 2015 (the first letter of the titles must spell my name: AERYKAH)

 

Some books that I’m really hoping to read this year (not including the 2015 new releases that I’m looking forward to)…

Lizzy and Jane Seagrass Pier (Hope Beach, #3) Raptor 6 (Quiet Professionals #1) Operation Zulu Redemption: Overkill - The Beginning The Secret of Pembrooke Park Four Weddings and a Kiss Prelude for a Lord With Autumn's Return (Westward Winds, #3) At Bluebonnet Lake (Texas Crossroads, #1) The Bound Heart (The Everstone Chronicles, #2) The Edge of Light (At Home in Beldon Grove, #1) Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice, #1) No Safe Harbor (Edge of Freedom, #1) A Distant Melody  (Wings of Glory, #1) Firewall (FBI: Houston, #1) Critical Pursuit (Critical Pursuit, #1)

These, of course, are only a few of the many books I want to read.  I know I won’t read all the books on my to-read list, but I do hope to put a good-sized dent in it.  Wish me luck!  😉

And I wish you all a happy year of reading in 2015!!  🙂

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18 Responses to 2015 Reading — Challenges & Expectations

  1. Sofia Marie says:

    Wow, that’s sure a lot of books. 🙂 My goal is 50 and so far I’m not doing too well. What genre do you usually read in?

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    • Aerykah says:

      It is… But I read pretty fast and have met my goal every time so I’m not worried. 😉
      I read a mixture of Historic, Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, and Romance. I don’t know that I could tell you which I read most. What about you?
      Good luck on your reading goal!! 🙂

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      • Sofia Marie says:

        Cool. I am learning to read faster, but I’m still not as quick as some.

        Thanks! I read mostly contemporary and am now on Tessa Emily Hall’s “Purple Moon.” Have you read it? There’s also a descent amount of stuff I read for literature. I recently read -and loved!- Huckleberry Finn. It’s about the best classic ever, I think. 🙂 And I’ve started “Little Women” today – also pretty neat. So I think I’m getting to like classics more than I used to. 🙂

        What’s your favorite book ever (apart from the Bible)?

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        • Aerykah says:

          I’ve never read “Purple Moon” or heard of that author — hope you enjoy it, though. I haven’t read “Huckleberry Finn” either. I have read “Little Women”, though, as well as “Little Men” & “Jo’s Boys”. They’re well written… just not my favorite stories. My favorite classic is “Pride & Prejudice” — which would answer your question about my favorite book ever too. 😉

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      • Sofia Marie says:

        It was a pretty good read. I have a review of it on my blog, if you’d like to read it. About Buck, you should,;it’s cool. I’m liking Little Women so far too. I think I’m at the place where they try their “experiment” of not working for a week. 🙂

        Cool. I did start reading it. What and how the characters talked was more or less interesting, but I failed to make myself read the whole thing. 🙂

        My favorite book ever is… I don’t know. I enjoy a number of Nancy Rue books and I liked Krista McGee’s ones too.

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        • Aerykah says:

          Okay, I’ll have to check it out. 🙂 Yeah, I’ve been told a few times that I should read it… I don’t read a lot of classics, though, and I just never got around to reading that one. I’m glad you’re enjoying “Little Women”! Are you familiar with the story already?

          I think I’ve read P&P… five times now? And I love to watch (and re-watch) the mini-series!! 🙂

          I’ve never heard of Nancy Rue. I have heard of Krista McGee– a friend from Goodreads recommended one of her books to me a while back, but I haven’t read anything by her yet.

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      • Sofia Marie says:

        Yeah, it’s good. Yep, I was reading and pretty much loving it, but had to pause tge reading for some required stuff for lit.

        Cool. I should really sit down and read it sometime. Who’s your favorite character?

        Nancy Rue is usually just awesome. She writes contemporary which is my favorite genre. 🙂 She also has a great blog for Christian teen girls: http://tweenyouandme.typepad.com/in_real_life_. Krista McGee’s two trilogies were pretty fascinating.

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        • Aerykah says:

          Gah! I always hated having to pause for required reading. 😛

          I really think I’d have to say that Lizzy & Darcy are my favorites. Surprised? I love them both! 😉

          Okay, cool. I’ll have to check them out.

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      • Sofia Marie says:

        Yeah. 🙂 I should get back to it pretty soon.

        No way! :0 🙂 I liked Elizabeth more probably. But then again, I haven’t ever finished the book. 🙂
        That -what’s his name, that Charlotte married?- was a bore, lol. I read to about the place where Elizabeth goes into town. 🙂

        How’s the challenge going?

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        • Aerykah says:

          I like them each for different reasons. And yes, Mr. Collins is a terrible bore. 😛
          Have you seen the mini-series version of P&P?

          My challenges are going very well, thanks! At this point, I believe I’m ahead on all of them. That, of course, could easily change throughout the year. 😛

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      • Sofia Marie says:

        I haven’t watched the first two, but Get Smart was totally funny. Haven’t watched it in a while. Yes, Courageous is really awesome! What other Christian movies have you watched?

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    • Sofia Marie says:

      Yep, they’re totally different. If I didn’t already know they’d end up together it’d be pretty hard to guess.
      Nope, haven’t seen the miniseries. We don’t have a TV (which is beyond awesome, btw) and only watch movies on the computer (with the projector that makes it pretty cool). So no TV series. 🙂

      Wow, great job! And,yep, things can change so much during the year.

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      • Aerykah says:

        We have a TV, but only use it to watch movies — which is great. 😉 The mini-series came out back in 1995, so I first watched it on VHS, but it’s on dvd now, of course. And I heard somewhere that it’s on YouTube too… You should watch it sometime, it’s great! 🙂
        Thanks! 🙂

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      • Sofia Marie says:

        Isn’t having a limit like that so great? I’m really glad we don’t have one.

        I should check it out then. 🙂 What are some other movies/TV series you like?

        My favorite Christian movie is Courageous. 🙂 Blessings!

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        • Aerykah says:

          I have always liked the older shows like “Hogan’s Heroes” (my favorite) – “I Love Lucy!” – “Get Smart”… ones like that.
          I like older movies too. Hitchcock has some great ones! 🙂 My family loves “Courageous” as well as the other movies that group has put out. They’re great! 🙂

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  2. I am doing a few different challenges this year also. A TBR clean up is one of mine also. I am doing a name challenge but different from yours as it’s the last and first names of the characters in the books and you must read one A-Z before the end of the year.

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    • Aerykah says:

      I wish you luck on your challenges this year! 🙂
      That name challenge sounds very interesting! I almost joined a 50 States challenge where you try to “visit” all 50 US states — 1 book per state. I didn’t join that one, but I did decide to keep track of all the places I “visit” throughout the year… just for fun. 🙂

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