Goodreads Choice Awards Challenge

Every year I convince myself that I’m going to broaden my horizons because I read fantasy like my life depends on it. Every year I fail. So, a few days ago I decided live on the edge (HA) and add another challenge to my 2019 bookish goals. This challenge is inspired by Booktubers, Kayla from Books and Lala and Emily from Books With Emily Fox. Lala’s video inspired me and Emily’s video helped me figure out the logistics.

The Challenge

Basically, I’m challenging myself to broaden my horizons by reading a few Goodreads Choice 2018 winners.

It’s a pretty laid back reading challenge with only one rule, which I thought would make it more interesting (aka I’m broke and want to cut back on my book buying):

  1. Book must be borrowed from the public library (any format) or previously owned.

Selecting The Categories and TBR

The 2018 Choice Awards had 21 categories and that was wayyyyy too much and unrealistic for me so I narrowed it down to 12. I skipped a few categories that I have no interest in (horror and the nonfiction winner. I’d like to sleep at night), ones that I’m not interested in at the moment (cookbooks, science & technology, graphic novels, picture books) and categories that I read pretty frequently (YA and Middle Grade). I came away with this TBR.

* Selected the runner up because I’ve read the winner/winner is a sequel in a series I haven’t read. This idea came from watching Emily Fox’s video after someone on Twitter suggested I watch it.

The Good News

After I made this TBR, I checked my public library’s catalog and to my very pleasant surprise, they have all the books on my TBR!!! YAY TO SAVING MONEY! Unfortunately, the waitlist is RIDICULOUSLY LONG for some of them, but I’m in no hurry. I placed a few holds and will read them as they become available.

Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts and don’t hesitate to hit me up if you want to buddy read any of these. This is a laid back challenge with no structure.

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34 thoughts on “Goodreads Choice Awards Challenge

  1. I love this idea! I’ve been thinking about doing this with some previous years as a way to read more popular backlist titles that I haven’t read but I’m terrible at commuting to long term challenges 😅 Good luck!!

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