I 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!