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Challenge Updates as of March 6th – Goodreads & POPSUGAR

I was looking back at some of my previous posts and I remembered that I had you guys about how I’m going to be doing the POPSUGAR 2016 Reading Challenge and about my Goodreads 2016 Challenge. So I think it’s a good time to give y’all a bit of an update on how I’m doing with my challenges so far this year. Can you believe it’s already March?!


POPSUGAR 2016 READING CHALLENGE

Okay, I’m not gonna post the photo of the challenge here because it’s pretty dang long, but you can view it on my previous post HERE. There’s also a printable link on there in case you would like to join in!

I think I’m actually doing a pretty good job so far on this challenge without even trying. Originally, I figured I would make a conscious effort to be able to check off items on the list when trying to find a book to read, but it actually hasn’t happened. I’ve just been reading books that have been recommended to me, have been on my TBR, or just whatever caught my fancy at the bookstore. And do you know what? It’s working out better than I thought it would and it’s infinitely more enjoyable. 🙂

Items Checked Off:

  • Book based on a fairy tale – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • YA Bestseller – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • A romance set in the future – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff  (currently reading)
  • A book set in Europe – Voyager by Diana Gabaldon 
  • A New York Times bestseller – Morning Star by Pierce Brown
  • A book you can finish in a day – The Siren by Keira Cass (took me less than 18 hours)
  • A book that’s more than 600 pages – Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  • A science fiction novel – Ready Player One by Ernst Cline
  • A book that is published in 2016 – The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry
  • A book with a blue cover – Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
  • A satirical book – Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Friend by Christopher Moore

TOTAL: 11/40

That is a pretty good start I think considering we are just now starting March. I’m excited to continue finishing this challenge as there are lots of items that I wouldn’t normally read. It’s going to be interesting to see how it turns out!

Is anyone else doing this challenge? How many items have you checked off so far?


2016 GOODREADS CHALLENGE

Every year I tend to aim too high on my reading challenge. This always causes a problem because I’ll go through a reading slump where I won’t read for like a month. However, this year is going to be different. I’ve had a great reading start so far and it’s helping that I’m not constantly reading from sunup to sundown but getting some breaks everyday to watch some Netflix and of course, go to work. I’m also switching up the types of books that I’m reading and since I’ve joined bookstagram, the community keeps me motivated. Everyone is always raving about the awesome books they’re reading and I’m constantly getting recommendations for books that I probably wouldn’t have ever heard of or picked up. It’s a great way to stay excited about books and reading in general.

TOTAL: 16/100

It says I’m one book behind schedule but I’m not worried about that. As long as I stick with it then I know it’ll even out. If I stress about trying to finish the challenge, it’ll just annoy me and ruin the enjoyment I get out of reading. You can find me on Goodreads HERE. Feel free to add me, I love seeing what everyone is reading and recommending!

Are you doing the Goodreads 2016 Challenge? What’s your goal for this year? Are you on track?

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