2017 and I’m challenging myself – Want to join me?

Last year I pledged to read 100 books for my Goodreads Reading Challenge.  I exceeded that number (but only barely).  2016-gr-reading-challenge-completeAgain this year, I’ve pledged to read 100 titles.


In addition to the Goodreads reading challenge, I’ve decided to take the plunge and sign up for the 2017 NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge.


This challenge is hosted by Katrina who writes for the Bookish Things & More.

Have you ever logged on to Edelweiss or NetGalley with the intention of “Just looking” and then logged off having requested 5 new titles even though your TBR is a mile long? weakness-buttonThis challenge will (hopefully) give me the incentive to tackle my review books, stumble upon new ones, and get my NetGalley percentage to the desired 80%!

Challenge Guidelines

  • The challenge will run from Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017.
  • Anyone is welcome to join. You do not need to be a blogger, just post your reviews and come back every month to link them up.
  • Any genre, release date, request date, length, etc. counts so long as it came from Edelweiss or NetGalley.
  • At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews.
  • If you forget to link up one month it’s not a problem just add your reviews next month.
  • If you would like to move up or down levels that is completely fine and at your discretion.
  • If you have any questions tweet Katrina @BookishThings or e-mail katrina@bookisthingsandmore.com!
  • Hashtag: #NGEW2017


Bronze – 10 Books

Silver – 25 Books

Gold – 50 Books

Platinum – 75 Books

Diamond – 100 Books

I’m ‘going for gold‘ with the intention of reading at the very least 50 NetGalley and Edelweiss titles in 2017.gold-2

Want to join me in this challenge?  

Lastly, I have joined a challenge that is part of the “Love of Reading” group on Goodreads.

Goodreads has a Challenge tool that is ideal to track the books read by this group in 2017. Here are the steps to participate.

First, you need to add a bookshelf in your ‘My Books’ section. I suggest you name it 4000 books but you may create whatever you’d prefer.

Next, go to the 4000 Books Challenge located on the home page and enter. You’ll be required to enter the number of books YOU plan to read in 2017 and your shelf name. Enter it EXACTLY as follows, all in lowercase (or, the alternate name you created): 4000-books

Once you’ve entered the information, save it. Every time you finish reading a book in 2017, you will add that book to the shelf you created. And, make certain you’ve entered a date completed in the field provided.  That’s it!

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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26 Responses to 2017 and I’m challenging myself – Want to join me?

  1. Great Challenge. I am signed up for the Goodreads Challenge too with a goal of 100, most of which are books I possess but have not yet got round to reading. So I am challenging myself to try and read the majority of them before buying new ones LOL (Yeah as if I can stick to that). Good luck and Happy Reading 🙂


  2. kookbookery says:

    Good luck! I really admire people who can read that many books. 🙂 I haven’t made it past 40.


  3. madbooklove says:

    I’m doing the NetGalley challenge as well. And also going for gold. Don’t know about you, but that won’t exactly get me caught up (especially if I keep requesting!), but it would certainly put a decent debt in my pile. 🙂

    Do you have to join Love Reading group in order to do the 4000 Books challenge?

    Have fun with your challenges!


    • Fictionophile says:

      Thanks. As far as I know you DO have to be a member of the “Love Reading” group to take part in their challenge. And like you, my participation in the NetGalley/Edelweiss challenge will make only a tiny dent in my commitments for them. It will however likely put me in a place where I can get two more badges. The 200 review badge and the 80% badge. Fingers crossed.


  4. rreadsaid says:

    Good luck! Personally, such a high number of books as a goal would start to suck the fun out of reading. My GoodReads goal is a modest 25 books, which is only 3 more books than I read last year. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to start using NetGalley but it’s such a challenge when I work at a library and have so many physical books 5 minutes away!


    • Fictionophile says:

      When the fun of reading is gone, I will no longer read. NetGalley is a source of great temptation as they carry many fine titles that can be accessed before the publication date. I just retired from a long library career so I can appreciate your daily access to myriad titles. Happy New Year, and thanks for following my blog.


  5. lostinabookbrb says:

    Good luck! I plan on reading, at least, 35 books. I know it is fairly low number in comparison but I hope to surpass it.


    • Fictionophile says:

      35 books is a great number. The only reason I can read more than that is that I am retired. Any reading is wonderful. I hope all of your reads are 5*


  6. Great challenges! I’ve joined the Netgalley challenge (I have a few going, but what’s one more?) My Netgalley queue is a travesty. Good luck!


  7. Good luck with your reading challenge I plan on reading 60 books this year.


  8. Last year i read 83 books so for 2017, i took the plunge and challenged myself to read 100 books.*fingers crossed* good luck with your goals! 🙂 and have a great year!


  9. Whoa! Good luck with your challenges, you are so much more ambitious than me! I’ve got work and school (both full time) so I set my Goodreads challenge to 30 books. Of course I plan to exceed that, but 2-3 books per month is about my limit right now. I wish I had more time to read!!


    • Fictionophile says:

      No, I’m not more ambitious than you, I just have more time to read as I am now retired. Good luck on meeting your many challenges and thanks for leaving a comment.

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  10. Good luck with your challenges for 2017.


  11. I think I joined. My goal is to read and review 60 books. Happy New Year of Reading.


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