2013 Book Challenge & Insurgent

Have you heard of Goodreads.com?

I discovered the website a while ago when I was looking for new books to read, and it seems like the site is getting pretty popular! It is a great website where you can create your own bookshelves of books you have finished, books that you want to read, and books that you are currently reading. You can connect with friends to see what they are reading and also get recommendations for new books based on ratings you have given to books you have read. It is a great place to go to find your next read and organize your must read list.

Well, I recently finished the book Insurgent by Veronica Roth, the second installment of the Divergent Series.


I loved Divergent and read it in a matter of days, so I was really excited about picking up the newest of the series. Well, that was a few months ago! I think not finishing this book as quickly as the first had something to do with the fact that I was too distracted with purchasing a new home and having a baby to find the time to read. But I also think that this one wasn’t as captivating as the first. I think getting to know the characters and the premise during the first book was just so exciting, and the second book lacked the creative scene setting that I enjoyed so much in the first. That and –SPOILER– the lack of the love story, or should I say the destruction of it,  in the second book kind of bummed me out!

Don’t get me wrong, though, I am still really looking forward to see what the Divergent Movie, rumored to be coming out in 2014, is going to be like and super excited to see what the next installment has in store.

So, when I went to goodreads.com to check off that I finally finished Insurgent, I noticed something awesome:


Goodreads.com had started a Reading Challenge for 2013. You can set a goal for yourself of how many books you want to finish this year and goodreads will keep track of your progress.

Even though 2013 is half way over, I got so excited about the challenge, that I decided to join in on it anyways! Notice the new widget on the right of my blog? That’s my 2013 Goodreads Reading Challenge Goal. I have to finish 10 books this year. I’m glad they counted Insurgent as a part of my challenge even though I finished it before setting my goal.

9 more to go! I already have a few in the queue.

Get excited to read and join in on the fun!

3 Comments on 2013 Book Challenge & Insurgent

  1. lenore
    June 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm (4 years ago)

    you are definitely a great kid

  2. RebeccaScaglione - Love at First Book
    June 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm (4 years ago)

    Glad you’re enjoying Goodreads. One of my favorite things about it is that when you click on a book, your friend’s reviews pop up first so you can see what your friends think easily before seeing other reviews.

    • Jane
      June 28, 2013 at 11:33 am (4 years ago)

      Very cool! I love organizing my books on goodreads! I need to add more friends now! 😉


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