Ooo, how exciting! I’m finally doing that end of the year thing where I
make excuses for how badly I failed show you all the amazing books I picked up! I had quite a few challenges, so let’s jump right in!
Around the Year in 52 Books was “supposedly” my main challenge for the year… And I just barely managed to complete all of the topics! I was down to a few at the end there, so I read a couple of children’s books and short stories to fulfill them all. I’m so proud! XD You can check out the list of everything I read here.
Beat the Backlist ended up also being a major challenge in 2017! It was based on all things Harry Potter and the topics were rather difficult and obscure. Which was super cool. I was able to complete the Harry’s Trunk and Weasleys topics fairly quickly, but it took me quite a bit longer to finish the “Seven Years at Hogwarts” books! I believe there were 42 topics for that one. I just finished the last book in December, which was Switched, for the troll topic! If you’re interested in checking out those topics, you can do so here.
Spoiler Alert: This one is actually going to be my “main” challenge for 2018! I only set my sights on 12 books for 2017, but I think I’m going for 100 in 2018. My physical TBR is just getting out of control.
Mount TBR Reading Challenge (Goal 12 books; Pike’s Peak): COMPLETE
- Highly Illogical Behavior
- After the End
- Talker 25
- The Hobbit
- Girl in the Blue Coat
- Cracked Up to Be
- The Revenge Playbook
- The Enemy Within
- Sweep: Book of Shadows
- The Prophet of Yonwood
This was… Basically just a fail. To be fair, the blogger who created the challenge actually deleted her blog halfway through the year.
This has nothing to do with my success.
Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge (Goal 12):
Oct- Dollhouse: DNF
I think I’m going to stop tracking this particular challenge. I’m just not interested.
Read One Million Pages (Goal 1 Million… Obviously):
According to Goodreads, these are my page counts for past years:
2013- 184 pages
2014- 1737 pages
2015- 56802 pages
2016- 45677 pages
2017- 48264 pages
Total: 152,664 pages so far
I’m so proud; I totally finished this one!
Book Bingo (Goal One Bingo): COMPLETE
The Cover is Your Favorite Color (purple)- Empress of a Thousand Skies A Banned Book- The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) The Last Book in a Series or Trilogy- A Conjuring of Light A Book That Was Translated to English- The Little Prince A Debut Novel- You’re Welcome, Universe
I managed to get 6/12 of these challenges! I’m actually pretty proud of that, especially since I kept forgetting about… literally all of my challenges. Go me!
Monthly Motif (Goal 12 Months):
Jan: Diversify your reading- If I Was Your Girl
Feb: Undercover Thriller- FAIL
March: Time Traveler- FAIL
April: Award Winners- Bone Gap
May: Book to Movie or Audio- FAIL
June: Destination Unknown- FAIL
July: Believe the Unbelievable- The Enemy Within
Aug: Seasons, Elements, and Weather- FAIL
Sept: Creepy, Chilling, and Frightful- FAIL
Oct: Games, Challenges, and Contests- All Rights Reserved Nov: Last Chance- United We Spy
Dec: Picking Favorites- Perfect Scoundrels
Pages Read (Goal 48,000; Apple Tree):
OMG I MADE IT. Apparently I was expecting to actually hit 50000 but I GOT 48,264!!! How cool is that?!?
Wow I feel special.
A Non-Fiction Adventure (Goal 10 this year out of 50- click the name to see my list):
Yeeeeeah… I gave up on this challenge. I did actually read a couple of non-fiction books this year though, so I’m pleased with that!
This was definitely not the challenge for me. I did not read ANY of these except for January’s, and I have no idea why I picked the books that I did. Eugh. 2016 Amy was strange.
Reading Assignment Challenge (Goal Level 1- 12 books total, 1 per month):
Jan- Sinful Cinderella: READ
Feb- I Was the Artist: FAIL
March- The Glimpse: FAIL
April- Bright Smoke, Cold Fire: FAIL
May- As I Descended: FAIL
June- The Lit Report: FAIL
July- Open Road Summer: FAIL
Aug- Epic Fail: FAIL
Sept- Ash: FAIL
Oct- Stormdancer: FAIL
Nov- Every Last Word: FAIL
Dec- Tash Hearts Tolstoy: FAIL
And finally, since I went so overboard on the challenges, I also signed up for the Reading Challenge Addict challenge. If that isn’t meta, I don’t know what is.
Reading Challenge Addict (Goal On the Roof; 6-10 challenges):
- Around the World in 52 Books
- Mount TBR
- Monthly Keyword
- Read One Million Pages
- Book Bingo
- Monthly Motif
- Pages Read
- A Non-Fiction Adventure
- Reading Assignment
- Beat the Backlist
Whew, that’s that! I hope you guys enjoyed this (or at least weren’t too bored). Did you participate in any of these challenges? If so, how did you do? If not, did you participate in any challenges in 2017 (and how did you do)? Are you signing up for any for this year? You bet I am!