Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Bookish Resolutions & Challenges

Welcome to 2015 folks! Phew. It is already shaping up to be a wonderful year for the bookish nerds. As it is a brand new year, and this will be my first full blogging year, I accepted a few reading challenges. The challenges fit into my already busy schedule, and I hope I'm not being too ambitious here! While I will still do the Goodreads challenge of 100 books, there were a couple out there that caught my eye. I really don't need a challenge to motivate me to read; I would like to be more social in the blogosphere. With no further introduction, here are the challenges that I have accepted for the year, 2015.

Flights of Fantasy Challenge

Hosted by Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books and Rachel @ Hello, Chelly.
*I challenge myself to 25 books
Rules & Restrictions

    - The challenge runs from January 1-December 31, 2015
    - We're welcoming all readers to join us for this challenge!
    - Read as many books as you like. There are no levels!
    - Feel free to tweet about the challenge using our official hashtag #flightsoffantasy
How to Participate

    - Challenge yourself to read a certain number of fantasy books. Share your challenge number in a comment on either of these girls' blogs, a post on your blog or even a tweet!
    - On the last Sunday of each month, we'll be sharing our personal updates on the challenge. We'll be including a Linky, just in case you decide to do the same. (This is optional!)

Dusting off the Shelf Reading Challenge

Hosted by Emily @ Books & Cleverness!
*I challenge myself to 12 books

Rules & Restrictions

    - The challenge will run from Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015.
    - Anyone is welcome to join. You do not need to be a blogger, just post your reviews and come back every month to link them up.
    - Any book is acceptable, as long as you’ve owned it and have been meaning to read it for a long time.
    - You can set any goal that you want for each month or the year. Whatever you think is attainable for you personally!
    - At the beginning of each month I will post a roundup post for you to add your reviews.
    - If you forget to link up one month it’s not a problem just add your reviews next month.

The Re-Read Challenge
Hosted by Belle of the Literati & So Obsessed With.
*I challenge myself to 12 books

The Re-Read Challenge Details

    - This challenge will run from January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015. The sign-up linky will remain open until the end of January, but join at any time by adding your intro post to any monthly re-read recap linky.
    - Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it's a re-read.
    - You don't have to follow our blogs to participate or be entered in the giveaways.
How You Sign Up

    - Write a post about joining The 2015 Re-Read Challenge on your blog. In the post, include the banner, a link back to our sign-up page, the number of books you'd like to re-read and list some books you're hoping to re-read for the challenge.
    - Add the direct link to your sign-up post in the linky on either girls' blog.
    - DONE. It's as easy as that to get started.
How You Participate

    - Re-read some books!
    - In the first week of each month, we will post a re-read recap on Belle of the Literati and So Obsessed With that includes a linky that will be open all month. Write a post detailing what you re-read the last month, and add the direct link to our linky to be entered in our giveaways.
    - If you write any re-read reviews (it's totally optional!), add those to the monthly linky for additional entries (one per post) in our giveways.
    - If you miss a monthly post, just link up your reviews and/or recap in the linky during the next month.

*My bookish New Year's resolution is to become more social in the blogging world! I would love to meet more people, fangirl about series loved, and participate in more events in 2015! I am hoping these challenges are just a small step in the right direction to achieve that goal. I will possibly add more challenges and events in the days to come... (:


  1. I haven't looked into any, "group" reading challenges yet! Now that I've seen your post, I'm considering, Dusting Off the Shelf!(:
    Ah - I also hope to be more social in the blogosphere. That's one thing I haven't invested as much time into as I should have!
    Thanks for posting this, Morrighan!
    - Cambrie @ and so the book begins

    1. I completely agree Cambrie. I'm nowhere near as social as I'd like to be. I tend to get stressed out with classes; my profs seem to love to spring insane research papers or tests on us at the last minute. I never seem to have enough time to balance everything, but I'm going to give it a shot this year! I hope you find a challenge that fits into your reading style. There are tons of them posted throughout the bookish world right now (:

  2. Good luck with all your goals for 2015! Looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)

    1. Thank you so much Joy! I'm gonna head on over to your blog and check out your bookish resolutions (:

  3. Some of these challenges look very neat! I'm not signing up for any this year but I'm trying to do the A-Z challenge one. I have all the books figured it out and I also wanna read more adult fiction and some classics.
    Good luck with your goals! And Happy New Year!

    1. I haven't heard of the A-Z challenge but I am totally going to check it out. I have yet to pick out any books for these.. haha! I'm just hoping my slacker tendencies don't interfere with the ones I've already picked (:
      Thanks for stopping by girl. Here's to a wonderfully bookish new year.

  4. Some great challenges! I've decided to only do the goodreads challenge for total number of books, but I do have some resolutions that you can see here:

    1. I totally agree with you about finishing a series. If all of the books aren't out yet, I tend to put it down and forget about it! I try to keep track of the ones I want to read on my blog, but it doesn't always work out! I wish you the best of luck in the new year girl, and I look forward to more great reviews! (:

  5. So many great reading challenges! I wanna do a few, but I'm really bad at these, I slack off too much!
    All the best! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! :)
    Eclectic Introspections @ Flickering Lights

    1. Oh yea, I hear you on that one! I'm hoping my slacker tendencies don't interfere with these challenges.. haha! Even if it does, I'll still end up reading some great books that I might not have gotten to otherwise. Thanks so much for stopping by! I wish you the best of luck and bookish goodness in the new year.

    2. Hi again! I nominated you for the Sisterhood of Blogger Award! I don't know if you've already done it, but if you haven't then I would be very happy if you could! :)

  6. Girl you are getting it in with the challenges! I seen a couple that I want to attempt to do, but I'm not quite sure yet. I have so many other things I'm trying to get out the way first, then I want to get my hands dirty with some of these reading challenges. Good luck!

    1. I hope you end up checking some of them out. I did see your resolutions and I left you a comment on them! I do hear you about not getting overwhelmed with too many goals (:

  7. I didn't join any challenges this year, but I do like the idea you have here of doing it to be more social in the blogging world! Like you I have my challenge of 100 books this year. And the fantasy/dusting off the shelf challenges do look like good ones to me! I hope you are able to do them all ;)

  8. You have signed up for some great challenges! I like the reread one, but I have so many books on my TBR already. I need to try to make a dent in that. Haha

  9. Sounds like you're going to be pretty busy! :) I, too, would love to be more social in the blogging world.

    By the way, I've nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Check it out here.

  10. So many great challenges this year, I'm doing a fantasy challenge as well! :) Good luck<3

    Benish | Feminist Reflections