Well, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these hasn’t it? I think for next year, I will just do quarterly updates instead. Easier to keep up with and maintain if I only have to update every 3 months, rather than at the end of every month. It won’t look as awful if I have a bad month of reading, either. BONUS!
POPSUGAR 2016 Reading Challenge
Yeahhhhh, I have not been consciously reading books to check off this list. It tends to leave my mind when I’m trying to decide what to read next. Hopefully I will do better for next year’s challenge! And yes, you’re reading that right – I only got to check off one item this time. So embarrassing…
Click on the name to see my review for that book. Click HERE to see my original post and download your own PDF version of the challenge.
New Items Checked Off:
- A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy – A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas
- Book based on a fairy tale – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- YA Bestseller – An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir
- A romance set in the future – Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
- A book set in Europe – Voyager (Outlander, #3) by Diana Gabaldon
- A New York Times bestseller – Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy, #3) 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 (Outlander, #4) 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
- A book that’s becoming a movie this year – Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
- A book recommended to you by someone you just met – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (thanks, Britt!)
- A book that takes place in Summer – Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
- A dystopian novel – Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine
- A book from the library – Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
- A book that takes place on an island – The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge
I could probably do better on this…. Yikes.
2016 Goodreads Challenge
Now, this one I really am ashamed of. I’ll blame it on me starting my new job in June and so I was so busy during the summer that I hardly had time to read. That and I was in a reading slump so I binge watched Netflix the whole time. Makes sense, right?
Previous Total: 29/100
However, I am proud to say that my reading habits are back and fully functional! I don’t think I’ll be able to hit my goal for this year by the end of December but I do think it will still be a pretty decent total by the end. Sometimes I feel too much pressure from these challenges, and all it does is make me feel anxious. And I hate feeling anxious. I’m currently 18 books behind schedule and I really don’t like that at all. It’s both annoying and kind of mean how it tells you how far behind you are. I mean, geeze Goodreads, take it easy!
New Total: 57/100
How are you doing on your reading challenges? Which challenges do you participate in? Do you enjoy reading challenges or is it too much pressure?