Sunday, December 27, 2015

12/27/15 - Reading Challenge Update

I haven't stopped trying to tackle the list...
But I did slow down quite a bit.
With it being a busy time of year (at home and at work) and having found my artsy-mojo again (yay), I haven't had as much time to read.
The year is almost over...4 days away from a new year...and I know I wont be able to squeeze in any more book reading, or at least book finishing, before then so I am here to report the last of my list.

The last 2 books I've read are:

Which satisfies the category of
   . a book set during Christmas

Which satisfies the category of 
   . a book written by someone under 30
The author turned 30 this past November but published the book in March 2014.

Both books were "okay".
If your looking for a book to just pass some time, the first will work.
The second was a bit better, but I kept comparing it to John Greene's "The Fault in Our Stars" which it had a faint similarity to, but it just wasn't up to par as far was writing goes. It actually dragged for me so it took longer to read than I had planned.

This finishes off the challenge for me.

I read 25 books and checked off 23 categories (26/24 if you count the one I made up!).
Not too bad...but definitely not as close as I would have liked.
But it was still fun!

I plan to do another reading challenge next year, but I plan on making it a bit more flexible:
1) It will not require me to check of categories
2) I will not set a number of books to read, I will just try to read as many as I can...
The challenge will be to see how many I can read.

Finding time to read next year will be a challenge in itself!


  1. I think you did a fabulous job. You surpassed my goal of 20 books!! My goal for next year is 25...we will see!!

  2. Good job on getting so many read!!!!!!

  3. Not bad at all! I know I'd enjoy doing something like this, but I don't want to accidentally turn my pleasure reading into a chore, which is exactly what my obsessed, goal-oriented brain would do.

  4. yay! I am squeezing 1 last book in as well :) Good luck next year...I agree that having categories to check off didn't work for me too well either.

  5. I am really trying to read more this year, but am not setting a goal. It is on my list of "Like To Dos though!"


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