Challenge Yourself with Goodreads in 2018

You didn’t think I forgot a post about the 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge, did you? Nah, it’s been in my mind throughout this entire month but I’ve had other things I wanted to share first!

Each year, the website Goodreads offers a reading challenge to its users for fun and to help encourage them to read more and discover new genres or books. For 2018, I’ve pledged to read 21 books, which is only one more than last year’s completed goal, but I didn’t want to overwhelm myself.

I’ve already read two books and have started my third, so I’m making good progress! I think in the next week or two I will reserve some novels from the library so I have them when I need them.

I’m looking forward to some new books to love, and can’t wait to dive headfirst into series I’ve heard so much about. I have to say quite a few of novels on my to-read list are coming from my friend Jashana, who is active in the book community on YouTube and reads way more books each month than I can fathom.

Here’s some of the books I’d love to read this year:

  • Love & Gelato — Jenna Evans Welch
  • A Shiver of Snow and Sky — Lisa Lueddecke
  • A Wrinkle in Time — Madeline L’Engle
  • As I Darken — Kiersten White (and the others in the series if I like this first book)
  • Bonfire — Krysten Ritter
  • The Screwtape Letters — CS Lewis

And here’s some to-read ideas if you need them:

  • The Lunar Chronicles — Marissa Meyer
  • The Night Circus — Erin Morgenstern
  • In Stitches — Dr. Anthony Youn
  • Lying — Lauren Slater
  • Creature — John Saul
  • Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience — William Blake

And with that, I’d like to present my video book review on the 2nd and last book I completed for this challenge: Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks. Did I enjoy it? Did I hate it? Find out by watching below!

And if you missed the review of the first book I read in 2018, go here! I plan on attempting to film short video book reviews for each book I complete this year as a new way to make this challenge interesting!

Want to connect with me on Goodreads? Click here and add me as a friend, then join the challenge! Give me your recommendations on what I should dive into this year!

—K

About Karin

Journalist, singer, reader, movie fanatic, photography buff, GVSU alum, wanna-be-Brit, Crohn's fighter, Coca-Cola addict, animal lover, not a kid person, hater of winter, Michigander
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