I’m dubbing today as Reading Challenge Day because I have this post and a 2017 Reading Challenges post coming up later on this afternoon. I’m so cool, right?!
Anyways, I’m just gonna say that 2016 wasn’t a complete success when it came to reading challenges, but it wasn’t a complete bomb either. Here’s hoping that 2017 is even better!
2016 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
This is a challenge that I wasn’t consciously doing. It was just a fun challenge to see if any of the books that I read fit the different criteria. I plan to get a little bit more serious about this year’s challenge but we’ll just see how that goes.
You can read my original post for this challenge HERE. Click on book title to read my review for it.
- A book with a blue cover – How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
- The first book you see in a bookstore – Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling (no review)
- A book that takes place on an island – Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake
- 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
- 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
I’d say over 50% without even trying is pretty good. But I’m probably just trying to make myself feel better…
2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge Update
I’m going to blame this one on my summer reading slump. However, I do feel that I finished really strongly and ended up doing so much better than I what I thought I would do. Here’s hoping that 2017 is even better!
Previous Total: 57/100
Final Total: 76/100
I hope everyone had a fantastic reading year and were able to complete all of your challenges!