3 Month Challenge Check-In!

Reading Challenge 2015I started this blog in March of 2014, so I was a little late (and far too disorganized!) to sign up to any challenges last year. I knew I wanted to change that for 2015, and went about selecting my challenges carefully, making sure I didn’t sign up to too many, and trying to ensure they would fit in with the whims and fancies of a mood reader.

Instead of including my challenge update in my monthly wrap-up, I thought I would do a special quarterly check-in, to keep me motivated and record my progress.

Goodreads Reading Challenge

Goal 52 Books Achieved 23 Books
I’m really happy with this progress, I think 2015 is going to be a good reading year!

Popsugar Reading Challenge

Goal 50 Books Achieved 11
I often feel I’d struggle to achieve genre-specific challenges, as I’m such a mood reader and flit between genres all the time. I did want to try and read more diversely in 2015 though, and the Popsugar Challenge allows me to do that, but more freely.

The ReRead Challenge

Goal 12 Achieved 1
I was so excited to sign up for this reread challenge because since I started blogging I feel like I have zero time for rereads, but I’m failing miserably at this one so far! Need to up my game!

2015 Discussion Challenge

I didn’t set myself a goal for the number of discussions to post in 2015, only that I wanted to be mindful of posting discussions more regularly, getting a little more personal on the blog, and remembering to take the time to write some more decent content. I’m OK with my contribution so far, but there’s a few draft discussions I’d like to get finished. Check out my progress here.

2015 Contemporary Challenge

OK, so I know I just said in this post that I wasn’t comfortable doing a genre-specific challenge, but I accidentally signed up for this because I was reviewing contemporary YA regularly anyways and decided I may as well count them. Again, I’ve no specific goal set for this one but so far I’ve read 10 YA contemporaries in 2015.

What Challenges are you participating in for 2015 and how are you getting on with them? If anyone has any great tips on how to convince yourself to reread, please let me know!

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7 comments

  1. I feel the same way about the reread challenge- I didn’t set myself I strict number to reach by the end of the year, but I definitely wanted to read quite a few. I’m pretty sure I’ve only read one so far! Hopefully I’ll get around to rereading more in the summertime.

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  2. You’re already halfway to your book goal for the year – NICE work! I’m about at the same number and it makes me happy. I really wanted to do rereads and that hasn’t happened once, yet. Grrr.

    Too much pressure to meet challenge goals sometimes takes the pleasure out of reading for me, and I’d hate to see you go through that too! I hope you’re reading some great books. I have been having a major book funk and lacking on the ‘great’ books. Wahhhh. 🙂 xx

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    1. Thanks, B! It was completely unintentional, but I’m going to roll with it! Jan and Feb were really good reading months for me, March slowed down a little, and I think April will be slower too, but I’m definitely happy with the stats so far. Really need to work on getting those reread figures up though!

      Yup, I definitely agree that setting challenges can sometimes make reading feel more like work than fun! Hmm… I’ve had some great ones this year and some so-so ones, none I’ve really disliked so far. Best ones this year for me are Confess, A Girl Undone, I’ll Meet You There, Hopeless/Losing Hope, How (Not) To Fall In Love, Before I Go, Never Never and Bad Feminist. Not a bad bunch so far! R x

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  3. I keep thinking I need to think more about my reading challenges, I am such a mood reader that is was difficult to join any and set myself any aims because I can’t force myself to read a book if I don’t want to. I did see the Popsugar reading challenge though and that looks really good, there was no chance I’d get through half of the different things on the list though, but it is a very cool reading challenge.

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    1. I’m far too much of a mood reader to be able to do them usually, but I think the ones I went for are pretty open ended, giving me more wiggle room. The PopSugar one is definitely one of the more challenging ones, but I’m finding it fun so far! My plan to-date has been to read whatever I want and strike it off the list if it happens to match one of the challenges, then when I’m left with the awkward ones I’ll force myself out of my comfort zone! 🙂 Going to post those books to you tomorrow by the way, post office was closed today- planning to get lots done tomorrow before I start back to work, so finger’s crossed it goes according to plan! Lol R x

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