I'm not sure about anyone else but setting some reasonable reading goals really helps me stay on target and strive towards reading a little more each year. Beyond that I really enjoy being able to check in from time to time to see how I'm doing and reassess the books I've read at the end of the year to see how far I've come. I sometimes forget what books I've read when and looking back always gives me a little happy jolt of remembrance. Last year I didn't quite meet all my goals so I've tempered it back a little for 2016, hoping to challenge myself but not set myself up for automatic failure. So here are the challenges I'm joining for 2016 and the goals I hope to meet:
Passages to the Past. If you aren't following Amy's blog and you love historical fiction than you are really missing out. Anyways, last year I signed up to complete the Ancient History level, which means I needed to read at least 25 historical fiction novels. I went way above that but I'm going to stick with this level as I don't think I can possibly make it to the next (Prehistoric: 50+ historical fiction books). Even if you don't sign up for this challenge (the lowest level starts at 2 books read in 2016 so if you read historical fiction at all you can find a level for you) you can follow along with the challenge and read lots of wonderful reviews by bloggers and reviewers across the sub-genres of historical fiction.
So tell me: do you like to sign up for challenges? If you do, what challenges are you looking to complete this year?