Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge

Good Evening everyone! I’m totally going off tangent today with something totally random. BUT, its still (somewhat) anime related!

During my short break, I’ve been doing some self-reflecting on the past year or so, and I’ve realized I need a better balance of a lot of things in life.  Honestly, 2017 went by in a blink of an eye. I don’t want to say I regret anything, which is why progress slowly but surely is better than standing still. Work has not made it very easy for me, to say the least, and on top of that I can be really, really, realllyyy lazy if I want to be. I’m also not one to really make resolutions because more often than not, I’m more prone to break them. So, instead I shall call them my yearly goals.

I have a few set goals for the year, one of which leads me to this post. Last year I tried to do the Goodreads Reading Challenge and came nowhere close to my pledge (a measly 4 of 20). Despite reading manga, I hadn’t curated my catalogue very well.

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Image Source via Goodreads

This year, I plan on changing that. I’ve taken on the Goodreads Reading Challenge, and have pledged to read 20 books (again). Manga is indeed included in this, because if I can search for it on goodreads website it counts. But! I am including regular books in there too, ranging from architectural, classics, and light novels. I’ve been meaning to read a lot of my architectural books as research/reference for a lot of the posts I had in mind for this blog. So yes, it’s time for me to buckle down and really get some architectural content out there. I’m effectively killing two birds with one stone. It’s a win-win situation.

I know one blogger that is on this site and we follow one another (hi Crim!) so if you’re on the site and are participating, let’s be friends. Let’s encourage one another in reaching our goals together!

You can find my profile here: Zel’s Reading Challenge 2018.

Here’s a snapshot of what I plan on reading so far:

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Shout-out to the ever so wonderful Mel for my Christmas gift (A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Montreal). But yes, I’ve started Death Note: Another Note and In Praise of Shadows. Also, Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (1 & 2), Log Horizon 1, Project Japan, Posession, After Dark , Animate Form, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and The Poetics of Space. Others I have planned but not here: Platinvm End, Ouran High School Host Club, My Hero Academia, and A Silent Voice.


I’m super looking forward to doing some casual reading on top of studying. Hopefully some of you will join me, or already doing this! If not, what books are you currently reading or planning on reading this year? Love to hear from you in the comments below. 🙂