Early in 2016, I got over ambitious and wrote a list of all the reading challenges I wanted to enter. I’ve been doing semi-regular updates, but haven’t done one in a while. This is it, then, all my successes, and the failures that are thankfully way smaller. My last count for these challenges was at the end of August, so I’ll be taking numbers from then!
- The E Book Challenge. Aiming for 20. At last count I’d read 15, and since then I’ve read another EIGHT. That means I read 23 in total, so I COMPLETED THIS CHALLENGE! Woo hoo, yay me! And yay for short e-books that are easy to help me get my reading numbers up. According to this challenge, this has me almost at megabytes, which is 25!
- Flights of Fantasy. Aiming for 20, which I’d completed by August. I didn’t put the number up to anything more specific, but I read at least another 15. This year has been weirdly full of fantasy, so I KICKED BUTT at this challenge.
- Rock My TBR. Aiming for 35. Last count was 28, and I read another 10 physical books, plus all my e-books! A lot of those were re-reads, but at least that means I could get rid of some, right? Or box them up? Anyway, shush, I DID IT!
- Finishing the Series. Finish three series, a goal that was daunting in August, but easy peasy now. I read the entirety of the Lunar Chronicles, both A Court of Thorns and Roses books, Empire of Storms, Cursed Child, and Retribution of Mara Dyer to finish all three of those series! Plus City of Heavenly Fire and Morning Star, because I’d confused myself with what my goal was. That means I read two entire series, and finished 8 total! EIGHT SERIES you guys!!!
- Popsugar 2016
At last count I had 27, and it still felt completely impossible. I’ll warn you; it was impossible. I didn’t stick to this at all, but I did read some that fit, almost accidentally! I only actually missed 7, which I’m hugely impressed with. Sure, I lied a little for some – I mean, Cursed Child isn’t a movie, but it’s a play, so that counts right? And New Zealand is an island, so books set here count for that! Most of them I did properly read, though, and I did way better than I expected to!
So, there’s how I did in terms of reading in 2016. Completely all my challenges but one is seriously impressive, and I’m maybe too proud of myself. BUT YAY ME! Some good did come out of 2016!