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My year ahead in books.

I’ve been thinking for the last few days about which, if any, reading challenges I’m going to take part in this year. I loved this post by Sarra Manning about her reading resolutions for 2017. For me, I want to try and make sure I’m reading as broadly as possible. I’ve found over the last couple of years I’m reading more of a mix of adult and young adult books again, I’m enjoying this but want to make sure that the books I’m selecting are more broadly representative.

I’ve decided at the moment on two reading challenges.

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First up is the British Books Challenge, hosted this year by Michelle at Tales of Yesterday. I’ve done this challenge in the past, and I want to make sure I’m continuing to support books by British authors. I’m not going to be writing reviews on here any more, though there will still be bookish posts, but I’m hoping to get better at sharing my brief thoughts on the books I’m reading on my Goodreads, and maybe Instagram or Twitter too.

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The second challenge I’ve decided on is YA Interrobang and The Gay YA’s #queer52 reading challenge. They’ve listed 52 queer YA books, there are three levels of challenge – 12 books, 24 books or the full 52.I’m not going to choose a level yet, I’m going to focus on reading as many of them as I can. There are 6 I’ve already read, a few I own but haven’t read yet and many that have been on my must read list for some time so I think this is going to be a good challenge for me.

Finally I’ve set my Goodreads target for the year. I’ve gone for 104 books like last year, an average of 2 books a week feels like a good achievement.

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