A Reckoning of My 2016 Reading Challenges

Posted on June 1, 2016 «
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Shelf Love Challenge 2016

Could someone pass me energy and motivation? Holy heck, I feel like it is November and it is only June 1. I’m dreading reviewing my challenges because I’m almost certain I’m not doing as well as I did last year. Remember last year when I figured out that stress was a trigger for buying books? Well, I’m currently stress to the max and while I haven’t purchased a ton of books, I have only been acquiring new ARCs and focusing on them. So that’s good because I haven’t spent a ton of cash, but bad because my older books are still collecting dust.


2016 Discussion Challenge

2016 Discussion Challenge Goal: 13-24—Creative Conversationalist

Current Status: 9 posts

  1. A Few of My Absolutely Favorite Authors
  2. Hanging with My Fascinating Fictional Best Friends
  3. The Best Way to Read ePubs Quickly and Easily
  4. What I Hate About Reading
  5. A Love Letter to my Local Library
  6. How to Organize Your GoodReads Shelves
  7. My Literary Road Trip Bucket List
  8. 8 Powerful Books You Should Read to Remember Yom Hashoah
  9. 30 Free Audiobooks! Sync is Back! Awesome!

Well, hot dog, 9 posts! With 4 or 5 #ShelfLove discussion posts left in the year plus I have one GoodReads/Ultimate Book Blogger How To percolating in the back of my head, I think I’ll do just fine completing this goal.


2016 GoodReads Reading Challenge

Goal: 20,000 pages read, 52 books read

Current Status: 24 books of 52 books read.
3 books ahead of schedule.
7202 of 20,000 pages read. 36% complete.

Okay, so I’m making good progress here as well. May was a good month for me. With two airline trips, I was able to speed through quite a few books. Namely those new ARCs that I acquired. The good news is that this past weekend I did go back to some of my older eBooks and select one to read. In other good news, I’m only behind on reviews by two or three books.

Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet
Paper and Fire
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee
Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall
Beautiful Creatures
Aether Spirit
Light Fantastique
Finding Fraser
Eros Element
The Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the Titanic
The Chronic Argonauts
Noble Secrets
The Undays of Aralias Lyons
Agatha H. and the Airship City
Every Day
The Book Thief
The Patron Murders
Why Not Me?


2016 #ShelfLove Challenge

Goal: Goal: 21-30 Books: Give Your Shelves A Warm Friendly Hug

Current Status: 8 books

So I’m doing so hot here, folks. I wanted half of all the books I read this year to qualify for the #ShelfLove Challenge. I’ve read 24 books to date so 12 of them SHOULD have been books I already own. I’m not that far behind though…4 books I already own seems doable. I just need to focus and find in the shiny old books in my collection and read those now. NO MORE ARCs. *laughs* Oh, who am I kidding, I’ll still read new ARCs.

Beautiful Creatures
The Chronic Argonauts
Agatha H. and the Airship City
The Book Thief


discussion question
So how are you fairing in your reading resolutions this year? What other non-reading resolutions did you make? How goes your progress on those?



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6 responses to “A Reckoning of My 2016 Reading Challenges

  1. I’m not doing as well as I hoped either. I’m not reading ARCs but I am enjoying new to me SYNC books and other library goodies. Need to step up my game.

    • I felt guilty enough about my progress that I finished one back catalog Kindle book over the weekend before the post went live and started another one. I’m on another time travel kick!

  2. I’m actually doing fairly well in my reading challenges. I had to take a break for a few weeks just to free my mind and I read things I wanted to read and a few ARCs. It was refreshing. Unfortunately though I discovered 2 new reading challenges for the summer and somehow I did not convince myself NOT to participate in them LOL.

    Looks like you are doing pretty good yourself.

    • I keep going back and forth between reading newly acquired ARCs and old books. I pulled my copy of Seabiscuit off the shelf the other day. I got a copy of the book with the movie ages ago. I’m quite enjoying it, but it is a bit dense and doesn’t read as quickly as other books I’ve tackled recently.