2016 Reading Challenges Wrap-Up

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.

New Update:

  • 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

Previous Update:

Total: 21/40

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!

ARC April 2016

So I came across a post the other day from Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets, where she discussed joining this challenge hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat that’s all about tackling that massive pile of ARCs. I think this is a fabulous idea so I’ve decided to join in on the fun. Not only is a fun idea to just bang through your ARC list but there’s also opportunities to win some amazing prizes. And come on, who doesn’t love winning free book swag?! All you have to do is make a post about joining the challenge and then add the link to Read.Sleep.Repeat’s list. All are welcome!

For those of you who aren’t sure what ARC stands for, it means Advanced Readers Copy. These are books that have been sent out by authors, publishing companies, etc. to different book reviewers in exchange for reviews to drum up interest in the book prior to it’s release date. It’s a fantastic marketing tool. I just appreciate all of the free books, haha! 😉

Now, my list of ARCs isn’t too bad but I do have quite a few pending requests that I should be hearing back from any day now. So I’ll just go ahead and add those to the list for now and hope that I get accepted for all of them! These are all ebook copies at the moment as well. I’d like to thank NetGalley for making it far too easy to just request book after book after book. I have a sickness and it can’t be cured!

In no particular order…


Have you read any of the books on this list? See any that interest you?