My Personal Reading Challenge

It’s 2016! Well, well, well… BA has been quiet for over a year, at least review-wise, and I find myself wanting to get back into it.

Where did I go for a year? If you are curious about that sort of thing here’s a quick catch-up. – I moved house at the end of 2014 and my life got busy. I ended up working 6 days a week, and going out socialising. It’s understandable when you know I was housebound for almost 10 years and unable to be independent.

So I just… Lived my life. Then I tried my hand at studying, which went well, except then I fell prey to mental illness. Again. For what feels like the millionth time. I say fell prey again simply because I have continuously suffered from mental illness and I’m at that phase where it’s taken over. Again. I just rolled my eyes. I’m that impressed with it.

Anyway, so there’s all of that. Now back to books.

I have decided, after my time away, that I want to challenge myself, but not be overly challenged. I also want to read, but I don’t want to accept reviews anymore (I loved it at the time, but it’s too much pressure right now). I loved hosting reading challenges, but again too much right now. This brings me to my new personal reading challenge!

My Reading Challenge

I have heaps of books on my TBR list. At the start of this challenge it is 816. I’ve calculated, it will take me roughly 7 – 9 years to read them all.

That’s my challenge. To read them all. ALL OF THEM. Of course there’s some conditions and some allowances.

  1. I will only include the books added up to this date (this includes the one I am currently reading).
  2. If I reach between page 50 – 80 (depends on the size of book) and it hasn’t piqued my interest, then I must move on. I don’t have the time or the energy to stick to something that is making me want to groan in aggravation or, worse, barf.

I’m counting down and I am going to read them all. Or at least read most and DNF the rest. I’ve collected so many awesome books, why aren’t I reading them? It’s madness I tell you. MADNESS.

2 thoughts on “My Personal Reading Challenge

  1. That’s pretty hardcore. And I love that you put a parameter on it (i.e., added up to this point). Because what if you couldn’t add more books to your list? HORRIFYING.


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