READING CHALLENGES

Here are the updates on all of the reading challenges I’m participating in for 2016!


Goodreads Reading Challenge

 

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Laurel has
read 52 books toward
her goal of
100 books.
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Finishing the Series Book Challenge

 

I made a list of the series I’ve started and haven’t finished and the total is staggering. I’m actually embarrassed to mention how many (if you’re curious – check out my actual bookshelf). So I’ve decided to join this challenge (hosted over at Bea’s Book Nook).

 

I will be participating at Level 3 – Experienced, so I will be expected to finish between 3 – 6 series. Since I’m a mood reader, I’m not going to put together a TBR. Challenge TBRs tend to trigger book slumps… I will, however, post my completed series right here!

 

  1. The 100 by Kass Morgan (3 books)
  2. The Infernal Devices  by Cassandra Clare (3 books)
  3. The Selection by Kiera Cass (5 books + Novella bindup)
  4. Green Angel by Alice Hoffman (2 books)
  5. Dream Catcher by Lisa McMann (3 books)
  6. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (2 books + 3 short stories)
  7. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (2 books)
  8. Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch (2 books)


2016 TBR Pile Challenge

 

 

My husband got me new bookshelves for Valentine’s Day. I was so excited to be able to rearrange my books have plenty of shelf space! I also decided I wanted to put a little yellow dot sticker on all of the books I haven’t read. Nearly all of my books had a garish yellow dot on them (I’ve since taken all of the dots off – they made me sad). It made me realize that I have way too many unread books. It’s a serious problem. I need to stop buying new books and read the ones I’ve already bought!

 

I decided to join the 2016 TBR Pile challenge hosted by Bookish Lifestyle not only to encourage me to read the books I already have, but to also encourage me to write more reviews. I am not a very good reviewer nor am I particularly skilled at critical reading, so hopefully there will be a distinct difference between the reviews posted at the beginning of the year and the reviews posted at the end of the year. So this challenge will help me tackle two reading goals! Maybe I’ll even do a video review and try my hand at BookTube.

 

I am going to aim for the Sweet Summer Fling level on this challenge (31-40 books). I’m counting my progress starting at the beginning of the year. The main rules of this challenge are to read books that have been on your shelf for a while, no 2016 releases can count toward it, and you must write a review for each book you read. So I plan to only read books that are on my shelf right now and I’d like to focus on finishing series that I own. To keep me honest, here is what is on my bookshelves at the time of this post. I’ve also discovered that many of the books on my shelf are available at my library as audiobooks, so that should help me get through my TBR pile much faster!

 

  1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss #1)
  2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)
  3. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)
  4. The 100 by Kass Morgan (The 100 #1)
  5. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)
  6. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #1)
  7. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #2)
  8. Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass (The Selection #0.4, 0.5, 2.5, 2.6)
  9. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
  10. The Heir by Kiera Cass (The Selection #4)
  11. The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
  12. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1)
  13. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2)
  14. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining #1)
  15.  GALS! Vol. 1 by Fujii Mihona (GALS! #1)
  16. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Project 5

 

I bought so many books last year. In fact, I bought MOST of my books last year. I definitely went a little overboard. So this year I’m going to try to participate in the Project 5 Challenge, where I can only buy a book after I’ve read or unhauled 5 books. To make this a little more realistic, I’m going to allow myself the books I already have pre-ordered, and any books that I need to complete a series I’m actively reading (because if I don’t finish the series while I’m reading it, it’s likely I won’t go back to it). Of course, there’s always a huge loophole – the library.

 

This isn’t going to be easy….


Spring Cleaning Readathon

This readathon (hosted by Books With Lucy) takes place April 15th-17th. You can find my blog post about this readathon here.

 

I didn’t actually read anything from the pile I set aside for this challenge. Apparently this was a bad weekend for reading… I did, however, finish a book! So I’m going to count it because it’s not a new book.

 

  1. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein (Mr. Lemoncello’s Library #1)

 


 Book Buddy A Thon

 

May 7 – 14

This readathon is being hosted by Elena from Elena Reads Books and Sam from ColdTeaandCrumbs . The concept of this readathon is to choose a buddy and do reading challenges that are based on your buddy. I chose my bestie Jenn to be my buddy for this readathon! I’m a little worried about this readathon because it falls during finals week, so we’ll see how that goes!

 

  1. Choose three books and get your buddy to pick one from them for you to read: The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  2. Buddy read a book with your buddy: The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
  3. Read a book with your buddy’s favourite colour on  (pink): The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  4. Read a book that’s title starts with the first letter of your buddy’s name (J): Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  5. Read a book that you want to… just because: The Crown by Kiera Cass

BOOK TUBE A THON

 

July 18 – 24

BookTubeAThon is a week long read-a-thon (August 3rd to August 9th) hosted by Ariel Bissett. It includes seven reading challenges, seven video challenges, and seven instagram challenges.

 

  • Read a book with yellow on the cover: Everything-Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • Read a book only after sunset: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Read a book you discovered through BookTube: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Read a book by one of your favorite authors: Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
  • Read a book that is older than you
  • Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation: GALS! Volume 1 by Fujii Mihona
  • Read seven books

Past Challenges2015

3 comments on “READING CHALLENGES

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