Challenges Update

As I settle back into blogging, felt very strange not to have any time to write anything, I thought I might take a look back at one of my first posts.  I am taking a look at my progress, so far!

My first goal I set was to read 65 books this year.  Then I panicked and lowered it to 55.  I am at 42 books read.  So, maybe I didn’t need to freak out.  I shouldn’t have any trouble hitting 55, and hopefully I can hit 65.  

Here are the book category challenge I am working on with some of my family members.  A few of these books are different than I originally picked.  I may or may not have a bad attention span.  Wait, what was I saying? 

A book that delves into the past or has a time related word in the title. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (completed May 2013)
A book from a genre you don’t normally read. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (completed Feb 2013)
A book by an author you are unsure about or did not like the first time around. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (completed May 2013)
A book that takes inspiration from a classic work of literature. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (completed March 2013)
A book that is part of a series. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (completed Jan 2013)
A book that takes place in a capital city, a small town, or a place near you. Divergent by Veronica Roth
A book that has more than 4 words in the title. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (completed March 2013)
A book that has a name in the title. Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodgkin (completed Jan 2013)
A book in which a non human plays a key role. Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan (completed May 2013)
A book that is set in a different country. The White Queen by Philipa Gregory (completed Jan 2013)
A book in which a senior citizen is a main character. ScatterShot by Richard Goodwin (completed August 2013)
A book that has a cultural conflict or is about another culture. The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (completed Jan 2013)
CHALLENGE: A book that is picked by someone else for you.  Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (completed June 2013)
CHALLENGE: Pick 3 books that have something in common (same author, setting, or theme. Night by Elie Wiesel (completed Jan 2013) , The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (completed June 2013)

Two left to go!

 

A to Z Challenge

A: 
B: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire
C: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
D: Dare You To by Katie McGarry
E: Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
F: Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
G: Guernsey Literary Society by Mary Ann Shafer
H: 
I: It’s Just A Dog by Ryan Russ
J: Just One Day by Gayle Forman
K:
L: 
M: Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
N: Night by Elie Wiesel
O: Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout
P: Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Q: 
R: Run to Me by Diane Hester
S: Shadows by Ilsa J Bick
T: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
U: Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan
V: Vegan for Life or Vampire Academy
W: White Queen by Phillipa Gregory
X:
Y:
Z: 

 

What challenges are you completing in?  How is it going?

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2 thoughts on “Challenges Update

  1. Can I just say how much I LOVE these challenges?! Seriously. I’m thinking I want to join in on them! I’m doing a Dystopian Challenge, read at least 20 Dystopian books this year, i’ve read 15 so far. And to read at least 50 books. Yours are definitely clever, consider me a fan. 🙂

    • The challenges really do help to bump up how many books I read. I take the categories from paperbackswap.com. They do all contemporary and I don’t do that. So, basically I take the categories, tweak them, and then my family and I just read what we what that fit in those categories. Feel free to join in. I am sure we will be doing it again next year.

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