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Join the 2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge!

Posted by Jessica on January 13, 2014

Goodreads members have already pledged to read more than 14 million books in 2014! What will you pledge? And most importantly, what will you be reading? As we turn the page on another year and plan our New Year's Resolutions, it's the perfect time to raise your reading ambitions. Set a goal with the 2014 Reading Challenge, and Goodreads will help you make it to the final chapter!

It's easy: Set a goal and track your progress throughout the year with the 2014 Reading Challenge. It doesn't matter how lofty or practical your target is, only that it's well-suited to you. Maybe a book every other month is the right pace, or maybe you're reading a book a week or more!

We always believe reading is best when shared. So if you're looking for some reading buddies, meander through the Goodreads groups section to find groups of every size, shape, and reading flavor—including groups dedicated to reading challenges. There's the Nothing but Reading Challenges group to super-charge your 2014 reading plan or the nobly adventurous group, 52 Weeks, 52 Books. You'll also find unique challenges in many of our genre groups, such as the 50 State Mystery Challenge in the Mystery, Crime & Thriller Group, the India Challenge in the History Book Club, and even weekly themed challenges in the Crazy for Young Adult Books group (this week's theme is in honor of National Hat Day)!

Still stumped for what to read? A few more suggestions: Take a look at your personalized recommendations, get lost in the oodles of book lists on Listopia, cross your fingers and enter a book giveaway, and check out the recently selected winners and runners-up of the Goodreads Choice Awards! And don't forget to challenge your friends to set their own reading goals for 2014. As they finish books, you'll see their reading lists displayed on the 2014 Reading Challenge page.

152,776
participants
9.9 million
books pledged
302,018
participants
17.7 million
books pledged
439,932
participants
25 million
books pledged

Our ever-growing reading challenge is now in its fourth year, and we're breaking open some bubbly in anticipation of what 2014 will bring! What is your reading goal? Tell us in the comments!


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message 1: by Nancy (new)

Nancy One per month. Here we go!


message 2: by Aretha (new)

Aretha Flakes 2 per month


message 3: by Dawn (new)

Dawn Connolly My life is so busy! So being realistic I would say two a month!


message 4: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay 2-3 per month - depending on the size of the books!


message 5: by kelly (new)

kelly 2-3 a month!


message 6: by Christina (new)

Christina Reddy 1 per month :) already had that goal.


message 7: by Gail (new)

Gail 2 a week :-)


message 8: by Ally (new)

Ally 3 a month


message 9: by Bitsy (new)

Bitsy 4 a month...maybe more if I get on a reading roll !!!!!


message 10: by May (new)

May 3.75 per month :P


message 11: by Manny (new)

Manny Perez Going for 30 this year!


message 12: by Erin (new)

Erin I read 15 last year. Going to read 20 this year!!


message 13: by Marcia (new)

Marcia 2 a week


message 14: by Susana (new)

Susana Going for 17! :-D


message 15: by Maggie (last edited Jan 15, 2014 09:26AM) (new)

Maggie 3-4 per month at least!

I/m on my 5th so far this month.


message 16: by Cp4853 (new)

Cp4853 Two per month !!!!


message 17: by Danzyl (new)

Danzyl Prins Going for 25 this year :)... Would be more but I'm wayyyy too busy


message 18: by Deborah (new)

Deborah 3 a month seems reasonable. And if I get more one month then great!


message 19: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Rassel 2 sounds about right - per month that is


message 20: by Pattie (new)

Pattie 30 in a year is manageable. If I am able to read more, I will be very excited.


message 21: by Kathe (new)

Kathe will plan to best ++200 last year ..


message 22: by Manny (new)

Manny Perez Kathe wrote: "will plan to best ++200 last year .."
Wow you read over 200 books last year? Most impressive! You must not have young kids lol.


message 23: by Ronnie (new)

Ronnie 50


message 24: by Dawn (new)

Dawn I'm thinking 2-3 books a month.


message 25: by Luci (new)

Luci Aiming for 25, I think I can fit that around 2 children!


message 26: by Nahid (new)

Nahid 100 by 2015.


message 27: by Sonja (new)

Sonja 60 is my goal.


message 28: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Marincel 75 sounds about right


message 29: by Adele (new)

Adele Did 100 last year, so am going for 125 this year, mostly comprising of books I must get round to reading


message 30: by Nate (new)

Nate Nancy wrote: "One per month. Here we go!"

Same, and I'm well on track for it!


message 31: by La La (new)

La La Four a month.


message 32: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Two a month, and that is a stretch for me!


message 33: by Nancy (new)

Nancy 3-4 a month I can catch up in the summer when I can read about 1-2 a week.


message 34: by Hayley (new)

Hayley Edwards I think I put down 50 for this year, will be a bit slow in the first months due to knitting scarves that I Promised to knit for the B/Day Bunny to deliver, and a Doctor Who one I Promised my Daughter. I will do my best to get caught up by end of March beginning of April,but if more scarves are requested I will need to juggle between knitting and reading on alternate days. :-)


message 35: by Diane (new)

Diane Lincoln 2 books a month


message 36: by Ambrose (new)

Ambrose Lalmuanpuia will try 40-50 this year.


message 37: by Gina (new)

Gina Shooting for 25 again!


message 38: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Looking at 200 again!


message 39: by Niki (new)

Niki 20 books this year! One down and three on the go... It's going to be a long year.


message 40: by Sharon (new)

Sharon 25 -- 1 a month from my book club and 1 from my to-read list.


message 41: by Rona (new)

Rona I am going to try, 25 books this year..so that is 2 per month...


message 42: by Unai (new)

Unai Goikoetxea blanco To read 12 books and to write 1.


message 43: by Marcia (new)

Marcia Moir At least 5 a month...and am writing one....


message 44: by Gary (new)

Gary Going for 50 in 2014. So far
1. All the Pretty Girls - J.T. Elliosn
2. The Kill List - Frederick Forsyth
3. XO- Jeffery Deaver


message 45: by Jacob (new)

Jacob Did 109 last year, way over my initial goal of 50. I'm gonna shoot for 100 again this year.


message 46: by Marlo (new)

Marlo Read 40 last year. Hope to do it again!


message 47: by Joeyr (new)

Joeyr Going for 60, I did more last year, but this year I'm over committed.


message 48: by Laura (new)

Laura 25 this year - a reasonable and realistic goal.


message 49: by Gary (new)

Gary 4. Immortal in Death - J.D. Robb


message 50: by Mariana (new)

Mariana P-Murray I started the reading challenge, and just wish it showers up on the app. It's really annoying to have to come to the website to see my progress. There should be easy access on the app. :-)


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