Blogging and Reading Goals // Challenges of 2016!

As 2015 draws to a close, books are shut and put away for a rainy day, bookshelves become heavy with the daunting weight of hardcovers and paperbacks alike, and you, the reader, choose to relax for the remainder of your days. Oh who am I kidding, your hands are probably itching for the release of your most anticipated release, and those books you just got for Christmas? Boy oh boy, they can't wait to be opened too. 

Hello and welcome folks, it's time for me to express to you all my blogging and reading goals, and reading challenges for the New Year. 

Blogging Goals:

1) I would really like to be more organized when it comes to my blogging. These past few months I've been blogging on a whim and just stacking drafts of posts without an idea of what I was gonna type for them. This year, I wanna plan out my posts ahead of time and potentially create my own bullet journal. 

2) I wanna comment more on other blogs! While I've commented quite a lot this year, I'd like to comment more and engage with outer bloggers. It's become quite difficult for me to comment just because I usually read posts on my phone and you can't usually comment like that, but I shall make it my goal to get on my laptop and comment.

3) Host a giveaway! 

4) Conduct my first discussion post. I've had some topics I've wanted to start discussion posts about, but alas I've been afraid to start them. I hope this year I find some grounding and decide to post some.

5) No ARC envy! While I've never actually felt any envy towards another blogger for the ARCs they receive, I hope I continue to be like this in 2016. I find great joy in seeing other bloggers receive copies of ARCs they've been dying for and I'll continue to. If I receive ARCs then yippee! If not, then oh well, but I've got a bunch of other books waiting for me. 

Reading Goals:

1) Read at least 75 books. 

2) Complete at least half of my reading challenges.

Reading Challenges

1) A Series A Month

This challenge is quite self explanatory. The goal of this challenge is read at least one series each month and must at least two full length books. You can find out more at Love At First Page!
*If you've got a suggestion as to what series I should read first, comment below and let me know!*

2) 2016 Debut Author Challenge

The focus of this challenge is to introduce readers to the debut authors of 2016. So the challenge is to read 12 (or more) debuts this year! You can find out more at That Artsy Reader Girl

3) POPSUGAR's Ultimate Reading Challenge

There are forty different categories in this challenge and I'm hoping to complete at least half of these. You can find out more at POPSUGAR's Reading Challenge 2016.

*As of right now these are all the challenges I am participating in, but I may find more within the next few days and decide to participate so watch out for that! 

I'm hoping you all have a lovely New Year! What challenges are you participating in? 


  1. Awesome goals! I'll also be participating in the PopSugar and the Debut Authors challenges and we have some similar blogging goals. Can't wait to see what 2016 brings!

  2. Good luck with your goals. I’m also going to be doing the PopSugar challenge. I did it this year, but I’m not going to finish it. Maybe I’ll have better luck with next year’s.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. Okay, are we the same person or ARE WE THE SAME PERSON. Hello East Coast version of me. I'm doing a ton of these challenges too! I love discussion posts so I can't wait to see what you talk about. I also suggest taking part in Nori's Commenting 365 Challenge!

  4. Good luck with all your reading and blogging goals! I fell behind with my commenting a few years back and I hated it! I love leaving comments and interacting with bloggers…we're all like soul-makes almost anyways since we share our love of books XD

    Oh and I had wanted to start discussion posts for years but I was scared to as well…BUT: 2015 was the year I finally started. You can do it Lillie!! Oh and if we don't chat again before then, I wanted to wish you a happy 2016 <3

  5. Good luck with all your reading goals! I think my biggest goal for 2016 is to start off all the series I want to start, so I might think about joining the A Series A Month as well. I'm not sure if I'll be able to complete it though, since this year will be really chaotic to me.
    If you're thinking about new series to start, I recommend Slated, by Teri Terry and all the amazing duologies by Gayle Forman.
    Have a happy 2016! <3

  6. 75 books? I believe in you! Good luck~

  7. Those are some great goals! My reading goal for 2016 is gonna be 75 books as well! I just started a blogging schedule a couple months ago and I find that I REALLY like it. I feel like I have more of a purpose when I blog now. I also designated one day of the week to discussion posts. I find it really hard to come up with a different discussion post every week, but I've only gone one week without one because I forgot to publish. Oops! I have signed up for a couple challenges, I hope I can accomplish all of them! Good luck with all of your goals! :)

  8. These are some great goals, Lille! Good luck and happy early new year! :D

  9. You can do it :D! *waves victory flag* I believe in yoooooou!
    Also those reading challenges sound like so much fun :). Man, reading challenges ARE fun I just forget about them quickly. I think I'll do the debut and rock my TBR one but I am for sure doing Nori's commenting challenge. I think the community needs more commenting, I know it's enjoyable and also fun to give them :).
    But like I said, good luck for 2016! :)

  10. The A Series a Month challenge sounds...challenging. But also a great way to catch up on series that have slipped by. :)

    Best of luck to you in all of your goals!