2014 went by so fast and in the latter half of the year in particular I fell into a bit of a reading/blogging funk. But I'm still pretty happy with how I went on my challenges, the only one I didn't reach was the Australian Women Writers Challenge (bummer!):
Aussie Author Challenge, hosted by Booklover Book Reviews
Aim: "Kangaroo" level. Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors.
Achieved: 15 books.
Aim: I want to read 20 books by Australian women this year.
Achieved: 15 books.
Aim: "Stenographer" level. Listen to 10-15 audiobooks.
Achieved: 35 books.
New Release Challenge (a personal challenge)
Aim: Read at least one new release a month, a total of 12 books published in 2014.
Achieved: 18 books.
Aim: Read 75 books.
Achieved: 89 books.
As for 2015 - I've decided I'm not going to sign up for any challenges, I'm just going to read what I feel like and see how I go. I've been umming and ahhing over what to do about my blog and I've come to the decision that I'm only going to blog if I feel like it. No pressure. That means no challenges. Well, except the Goodreads Challenge - which I've set to 100 books this year! But that doesn't necessarily require a review for every book, so hopefully it won't be stressful (although I am a little nervous about the number tbh). I plan to keep track of my reading on Goodreads still and will probably note down thoughts on each book there, but I don't know if I will aim to do full reviews for every one as I have tried (and failed) to do in the past. The goal is to do what I feel like, what makes me happy. It's all about having fun, after all. We'll see what happens! That said, I do have a couple of reading goals I will probably (hopefully) blog about regularly:
-The Heyer Project. I want to read through all of Georgette Heyer's Regency novels in chronological order. It will probably be mostly through audiobooks.
-V.C. Andrews Recaps. I started this last year but got distracted by other things - but I'd like to continue doing it this year, starting (again) with Flowers in the Attic.
So that's my plan for the year. Low key and hopefully fun.