Tuesday, 17 February 2015

My reading goals and challenges for 2015

First I should maybe mention that this is Katastrofekat, returning from the dead. Hallo!
So, my tbr-pile is never ending and that is just the way I prefer it. The thought of having nothing to read gives me mild anxiety and even though I love the library, I much prefer owning the books I read. I collect books. My goal in life, my only proper goal actually, now that I think of it, is to own a library before I'm 30 years old. I've just turned 25 and as of today (and not counting the books on the way in the mail to me, or books I have lent out to my friend and fellow blogger or my mum, so this is just the books in my apartment today), I own 768 physical paper books. So I think this is a very achievable goal, but still something I really work toward. As I'm buying books every time I have money to spare and I can convince my partner to let me spend even more money on books, participating in tbr-projects such as #0by16, seems like a pointless task for me. But I still want to read the books I own, I'm just not in a hurry to finish all my books. To convince me to pick up books I might have forgotten in my tbr-pile, I have set myself some goals and challenges this year.

2015 reading goals

First of all, my goals for this year, is:

- Finish the Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan (which I started to re-read about a year and a half ago)

- Finish the Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud  (a series I started again last year)

- Start, and hopefully finish, The Last apprentice series. I think this is also called the Seventh Son series or the Wardstone Chronicles, by Joseph Delaney

- Finish re-reading (and reading the end for the first time) The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (I started this goal this month)

- Re-read the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

So that is the goals I have sat myself for this year. I also have a goodreads challenge to read a hundred books this year, but as I'm already done with 40 books this far, I think this is an achievable goal. Secretly (or not so secretly), I really want to try to finish 200 books in 2015, but I'm not so sure I can do that. Reading slumps is a thing that happens and as I'm living with depression, life can be a bit hard to predict. But if I actually read 200 books in a year, I think I would have to have a party to celebrate this achievement, as it it something I have never thought I would actually manage to do. You can check out my goodreads page and challenge here, if you want to see how I'm doing.

Then there is this:

February Challenge

This is my new challenge jar. I have collected reading challenges from all over the place, so I can't credit the inventors of the challenges, as I have no idea where I got most of them. A few is from the popsugar 2015 reading challenge, some I thought of, and some I heard on booktube. 

Anyways, I plan to pick a note each month and find a book that matches the challenge and then read it that month. I hope this will make my reading a bit more diverse and exciting then it would have been without this jar. 

So, the challenge I picked for February was to read a hyped book you are unsure is for you. 
For this challenge I will either read I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson or  Winger by Andrew Smith. 
I'm not sure which to pick, so do any of you have some input to which I should read?

I also have a tbr-jar. Here it is: 

The book I picked for this month from my tbr-jar, is The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

So there you have it. I have to read two of the three books mentioned in this blogpost, and as I'm really torn between the two books that both fulfill my February challenge, I really want your input on this. Help me out here! 


  1. I feel more drawn to Winger when I look at the book and think about what people say about them, but then on the other hand that is also the longest of the two, so I'm not sure if this is any use to you...

    (also yaaaaaay you're here!)

    1. Yeah, I think it might be Winger, as it looks like the other one has a lot of romance as its foucus and I'm not really in the mood for that.