I have signed up for five reading challenges in addition to the 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge. I have added the buttons to the sidebar and I will be listing my books there. Obviously these are going to overlap because I do have to spend time doing other things like eating and sleeping -- well, ok, maybe not so much eating.
Cruisin Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge is going to be fun. I am deeply entrenched in two cozy mystery series and plan to continue with each of those. I am starting with Level 1--Snoop -- goal is 6 books. I don't think this will be a problem!
I think this will work nicely with the next challenge --
This series I am going to use to finish the Elm Creek series as well as the Aunt Dimity series and the Agatha Raisin series. Sounds like a lofty goal and I might not make it but who knows -- if we actually get snow and ice I won't have anything else to do. The only problem with this is, I am really enjoying these series and I don't want to rush them because I have separation anxiety issues when I finish a book I really enjoy!
The next challenge is the Newbery Reading Challenge. When I was in elementary school, we received a reading list each year from which we were to choose books and write book reports. Many of these books were Newbery or Caldecott winners. I loved most of them and I have some of them in my personal library. Obviously some of these will be re-reads but I think that is ok. I don't think there is a limit on how many books we can read however there is a point system for the number of books you read. I am going to begin with the L'Engle level which is 15-29 points and I will see how it goes. I am going to try to find copies of some of the early Newbery winners -- however, actually acquiring them is a bit cost prohibitive if you try to find those from the 1920's!
I also signed up for the I Love Picture Books 2015 Challenge hosted by Gina at The Book Dragon's Lair. I routinely read to a four year old. This is a no brainer. Easy peasy. Plus, I love picture books.
All of the book on these challenges will be included in my 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge. I haven't put up a button, though, because there doesn't seem to be one yet. I will probably leave my goal at 20 books for that challenge as that seems to be a do-able number for me.
So, that is my reading goal for this year. It sounds overwhelming but I think it will be ok. I am doing a lot of reading on my Nook glo-light and I find that I read faster when I use it. I have read that people who use e-readers don't retain the information as well but I don't find that to be true -- I have gotten a lot less resistant to using an e-reader as heavy books really hurt my hands to hold. Plus, there is just something about that instant gratification of being able to push a button and voila! there is the book you just couldn't wait to read.
So, happy reading for 2015!