Beyond the Books


Beyond the Books is a weekly meme hosted by Karen @ KissinBlueKaren. Each week features a new topic (mostly non-bookish). This meme is a fun, social weekly post.

This Week’s Topic:

How did you do on your goals for 2016? What are you blogging goals for 2017?


My goals for 2016 were beyond what I think were reasonable. I try to overstretch myself and say I’ll somehow make up for it at some point in the year, and then life happens. Last year I selected 7ย year-long challenges, including my Goodreads Challenge. I finished the year out by only meeting one of them: my Goodreads Challenge. I did less than 1/10 of my NetGalley Challenge, and about 2/5 on Backlist Books, Shelf Love, and TBR Challenges…which are all pretty much the same.

I failed. Hard. Core.ย 

No doubt. As the year wound down, I seriously thought about the challenges available and what I really want to accomplish and focus on for my reading. I decided to cut several challenges and try some new things.

For 2017, I am only focusing on four challenges (plus Goodreads, which at this point is a given). And they are…

audiobook-challenge-2017 shelf_love_2017_250x250 ng-ew-sign-up-post-square alphabet-soup

Goodreads: 52 Books

Alphabet Soup: 26 Books (A-Z titles)

Audiobook: 5-10 Books

NetGalleyย : 50 Books

Shelf Love: 51+ Books

I am also looking to participate in a new weekly meme feature. I had picked out this one, Beyond the Books, only to discover that Karen is discontinuing it! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So…I’m still looking for something similar to this.

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