BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Saturday, January 2, 2016

December and Year-end Challenge Wrap up


In 2015 I signed up for fewer year long challenges and more short-term challenges.

Hard to believe that 2015 is over. Overall, I did well with my challenges. But this year, oy, this year. I signed up to host or participate in 8 challenges plus, COYER Backs to Basics, which started last month, is still running, and I expect I'll sign up for various short-term challenges during the year. Keeping up with my challenges will be a challenge! :D  

Grab a drink, get comfy, and get ready! 


COYER Going Back to Basics 2015-2016 - Goal: 12




TOTAL: None completed; I'm currently reading 2 that qualify. I'm already off to a bad start. :(


NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge - Goal: 25 50 100


1. The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean (review to come)
2. 3 Truths and A Lie by Lisa Gardner
3. Murder Under  the Mistletoe by Terri Reed
4. Deadly Christmas Secrets by Shirlee McCoy
5. Death Before Decaf by Caroline Fardig (review to come)


TOTAL: 102 I did it! I kept upping my goal for this; I started with a goal of 25 and kept raising it. According to my shelf at goodreads, I have 111 books for this challenge. 2 were DNFs and I'm in the midst of reading 1 right now. That's still a 6 book discrepancy but either way,I made my final goal. :) I'm doing it again this year too.

Finishing the Series Reading Challenge - Goal: 6 14


1.  Rekindle the Flame by Kate Meader (Hot in Chicago)
2.  Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson) {review to come}
3.  Driven by Kelley Armstrong (Otherworld Stories)
4. Schemes by Krista D.Ball (Tranquility)
5. Fury by Krista D.Ball (Tranquility)
6. Thor's Serpents by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr (The Blackwell Pages) {review to come}


TOTAL: 67 books, 24 series!!!!! GO ME! :D My original goal was a measly 6 series; I kicked butt on this challenge. I'm taking over the hosting this year, and my starting goal is 7 series. Will I do more? We'll see. :)

What An Animal Reading Challenge - Goal: 13 or more


1. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
2. Thor's Serpents by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr
3. Driven by Kelley Armstrong
4. Hunter's Moon by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp

TOTAL: 47 Another one where I kicked butt. :D

Cruising Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge - Goal: 20 or more


1. Death Before Decaf by Caroline Fardig

TOTAL: 32 I slowed down quite a bit on reading cozies.I was busy with other books. I'm not doing this one this year but I'll still be reading cozies as I enjoy them.

Dust Off Your Classics - a very informal challenge hosted by Between My Lines and Dee's Reads. There's no sign up or goals. I am aiming for 1 a month. 


1.  The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Total: 4 Not as good as I wanted but I'm continuing with the challenge this year.  I plan to do better!

Just For Fun Reading Challenge - Goal: 12, 1 a month  


1. Hunter's Moon by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp

TOTAL: 12

3 comments:

  1. You did fantastic on your challenges! I want to read more classics and I had this idea last year for 1 a month but it didn't exactly work out. I'm hoping it will go better this year.

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    1. I definitely want to read more classics. I need to make time for them. We will do better this year!

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  2. You did an amazing job with your challenges this year! Well done! Some of them sound really appealing to me, and I even looked up a few, but in the end, I think I'm going to stick to my guns and do fewer challenges this year. Thanks for the Cruisin' Thru the Cozies reminder, though -- I forgot to sign up for that one even though I'd planned to.

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