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2016 Reading Challenges Attempted

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Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share how I did on the reading challenges I attempted in 2016.

So I participated in 4 reading challenges this past year, and, as usual, I completed some and failed on the others. But I’m not too worried about it; I still enjoy participating in the challenges, even if I don’t always meet my goal.

So here are the challenges I participated in this past year, and how I did with each of them. The links go to the host’s site, the challenge sign-up page, or my review of that book.

2016 Reading Challenges

 

Goodreads Challenge

Hosted by: Goodreads
My goal: 60 books
Challenge Progress: 81/60 books (Complete!)

Books Read
1. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp – Finished on 01/02/16
2. Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants by Dav Pilkey- Finished on 01/09/16
3. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman – Finished on 01/12/16
4. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson – Finished on 01/23/16
5. Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor – DID NOT FINISH – Stopped reading on 01/25/16
6. My Life With the Liars by Caela Carter – Finished on 01/26/16
7. Illuminae ( Illuminae #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Finished on 02/01/16
8. Attack on Titan, Vol 1 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 02/02/16
9. Pumpkin Scissors 1 by Ryotaro Iwanaga – Finished on 02/02/16
10. Knights of Sidonia 1 by Tsutomu Nihei – Finished on 02/02/16
11. Black Butler, Vol. 1 by Yana Toboso – Finished on 02/03/16
12. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce – Finished on 02/09/16
13. In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce – Finished on 02/16/16
14. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce – DID NOT FINISH (FOR NOW) – Stopped reading on 02/24/16
15. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone  Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay – Finished on 02/29/16
16. Consider by Kristy Acevedo – Finished on 03/16/16
17. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan – Finished on 03/22/16
18. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan – Finished on 03/31/16
19. The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan – Finished on 04/03/16
20. How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler – Finished on 04/09/16
21. Attack on Titan, Vol 2 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 04/09/16
22. Attack on Titan, Vol 3 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 04/09/16
23. Attack on Titan, Vol 4 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 04/10/16
24. Attack on Titan, Vol 5 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 04/10/16
25. Attack on Titan, Vol 6 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 04/12/16
26. Attack on Titan, Vol 7 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 04/12/16
27. The Walking Dead, Compendium One  by Robert Kirkman, et al. – Finished on 04/19/16
28. The Walking Dead, Compendium Two by Robert Kirkman, et al. – Finished on 04/23/16
29. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz graphic novel by L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower, and Skottie Young – Finished on 04/24/16
30. The Walking Dead, Compendium Three by Robert Kirkman, et al. – Finished on 04/28/16
31. The Walking Dead, Vol. 25 by Robert Kirkman, et al. – Finished on 04/28/16
32. Attack on Titan, Vol 8 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 04/29/16
33. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – Finished on 05/04/16
34. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle – Finished on 05/12/1
35. The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood – Finished on 05/24/16
36. The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad – Finished on 05/27/16
37. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter – DID NOT FINISH – Stopped reading on 06/01/16
38. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas – Finished on 06/09/16
39. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Finished on 06/25/16 (This is a reread. Linked review is from the first time I read it.)
40. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – DID NOT FINISH BUT IT WAS A REREAD – Stopped reading on 06/30/16 (This is a reread, so the linked review is from the first time I read it.)
41. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson – Finished on 07/01/16
42. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley – Finished on 07/02/16
43. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary – Finished on 07/09/16
44. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – DID NOT FINISH – Stopped reading on 07/17/16
45. Attack on Titan, Vol 9 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 07/19/16
46. Attack on Titan, Vol 10 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 07/24/16
47. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel – Finished on 07/24/16
48. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne – Finished on 08/03/16
49. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Bryan Lee O’Malley – Finished on 08/04/16
50. Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O’Malley – Finished on 08/04/16
51. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary – Finished on 08/07/16
52. Past Perfect by Leila Sales – Finished on 08/09/16
53. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland – Finished on 08/16/16
54. Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary – Finished on 08/25/16
55. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee – Finished on 08/26/16
56. Attack on Titan, Vol 11 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 08/28/16
57. Attack on Titan, Vol 12 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 08/30/16
58. Attack on Titan, Vol 13 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 08/31/16
59. Attack on Titan, Vol 14 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 09/01/16
60. Attack on Titan, Vol 15 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 09/04/16
61. The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – Finished on 09/17/16
62. Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin – Finished on 10/06/16
63. Attack on Titan, Vol 16 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 10/07/16
64. Attack on Titan, Vol 17 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 10/08/16
65. The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda – Finished on 10/14/16
66. Attack on Titan, Vol 18 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 10/22/16
67. Attack on Titan, Vol 19 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 10/22/16
68. Geek Parenting by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu – Finished on 10/22/16
69. Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Finished on 10/22/16
70. Saga Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Finished on 10/24/16
71. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Finished on 10/27/16
72. Enclave by Ann Aguirre – Finished on 11/01/16
73. Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst – DID NOT FINISH – Stopped reading on 11/08/16
74. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt – Finished on 11/11/16
75. Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary – Finished on 11/13/16
76. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – Finished on 11/17/16
77. Forever… by Judy Blume – DID NOT FINISH – Stopped reading on 11/20/16
78. The Prey by Andrew Fukuda – Finished 12/05/16
79. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson – Finished 12/11/16
80. Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary – Finished 12/21/16
81. Feed by Mira Grant – Finished 12/31/16
BONUS: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin – Didn’t finish in 2016, will continue in 2017

Pages Read 2016

Hosted by: The Crafty Engineer’s Bookshelf
My goal: Level 1 – 13,000 pages read
(Note: I do not know if Manga/Graphic Novels count for this challenge, so I’m just not going to count them.)
Challenge Progress: 13,437/13,000 pages (Complete!)

Books Read
1. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp – Pages Read: 282 – Finished on 01/02/16
2. Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants by Dav Pilkey – Pages Read: 160 – Finished on 01/09/16
3. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman – Pages Read: 384 – Finished on 01/12/16
4. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson – Pages Read: 451 – Finished on 01/23/16
5. Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor – DID NOT FINISH – Pages Read: 108 – Stopped reading on 01/25/16
6. My Life With the Liars by Caela Carter – Pages Read: 288 – Finished on 01/26/16
7. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Pages Read: 599 – Finished on 02/01/16
8. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce – Pages Read: 249 – Finished on 02/09/16
9. In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce – Pages Read: 241 – Finished on 02/16/16
10. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce – DID NOT FINISH (FOR NOW) – Pages Read: 96 – Stopped reading on 02/24/16
11. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay – Pages Read: 246 – Finished on 02/29/16
12. Consider by Kristy Acevedo – Pages Read: 288 – Finished on 03/16/16
13. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan – Pages Read: 308 – Finished on 03/22/16
14. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan – Pages Read: 404 – Finished on 03/31/16
15. The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan – Pages Read: 374 – Finished on 04/03/16
16. How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler – Pages Read: 416 – Finished on 04/09/16
17. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – Pages Read: 323 – Finished on 05/04/16
18. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle – Pages Read: 274 – Finished on 05/12/16
19. The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood – Pages Read: 304 – Finished on 05/24/16
20. The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad – Pages Read: 313 – Finished on 05/27/16
21. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter – DID NOT FINISH – Pages Read: 109 – Stopped reading on 06/01/16
22. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas – Pages Read: 435 – Finished on 06/09/16
23. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Pages Read: 404 – Finished on 06/25/16 (This is a reread. Linked review is from the first time I read it.)
24. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – DID NOT FINISH BUT THIS WAS A REREAD – Pages Read: 174 – Stopped reading on 06/30/16 (This is a reread, so the linked review is from when I first read it.)
25. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary – Pages Read: 159 – Finished on 07/09/16
26. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – DID NOT FINISH – Pages Read: 242 – Stopped reading on 07/17/16
27. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne – Pages Read: 308 – Finished on 08/03/16
28. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary – Pages Read: 240 – Finished on 08/07/16
29. Past Perfect by Leila Sales – Pages Read: 303 – Finished on 08/09/16
30. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland – Pages Read: 294 – Finished on 08/16/16
31. Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary – Pages Read: 176 – Finished on 08/25/16
32. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee – Pages Read: 437 – Finished on 8/26/16
33. The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – Pages Read: 370 – Finished on 09/17/16
34. Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin – Pages Read: 395 – Finished on 10/06/16
35. The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda – Pages Read: 293 – Finished on 10/14/16
36. Geek Parenting by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu – Pages Read: 203 – Finished on 10/22/16
37. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Pages Read: 352 – Finished on 10/27/16
38. Enclave by Ann Aguirre – Pages Read: 259 – Finished on 11/01/16
39. Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst – DID NOT FINISH – Pages Read: 100 – Stopped reading on 11/08/16
40. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt – Pages Read: 139 – Finished on 11/11/16
41. Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary – Pages Read: 186 – Finished on 11/13/16
42. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – Pages Read: 198 – Finished on 11/17/16
43. Forever by Judy Blume – DID NOT FINISH – Pages Read: 52 – Stopped reading on 11/20/16
44. The Prey by Andrew Fukuda – Pages Read: 322 – Finished 12/05/16
45. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson – Pages Read: 131 – Finished 12/11/16
46. Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary – Pages Read: 190 – Finished 12/21/16
47. Feed by Mira Grant – Pages Read: 571 – Finished 12/31/16
BONUS: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin – Pages Read (in 2016): 287 – Did not finish in 2016, will continue in 2017

 

Mount TBR

Hosted by: My Reader’s Block
My goal: Mount Blanc level – 24 books
Challenge Progress: 8/24 books (Failed.)

Books Read
1. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp – Finished on 01/02/16 – Purchased in December 2015
2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Finished on 02/01/16 – Purchased in November 2015
3. In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce – Finished on 02/16/16 – Purchased in August 2015
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Edition – Finished on 02/26/16 – Purchased in October 2015
5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan – Finished on 03/22/16 – Purchased in June 2012
6. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan – Finished on 03/31/16 – Purchased in May 2012
7. The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad – Finished on 05/27/16 – Gifted in January of 2013
8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – DID NOT FINISH – Read 44% – Stopped reading on 07/17/16 – Bought in January of 2013

 

A Series A Month

Hosted by: Love at First Page
My goal: Read 2 full-length books in a series every month
Challenge Progress: 9 books read/ 3* series read (Miserably failed.)

Books Read
1. Alanna: The First Adventure ( Song of the Lioness #1) by Tamora Pierce – Read from 02/03/16-02/09/16
2. In the Hand of the Goddess ( Song of the Lioness #2) by Tamora Pierce – Read from 02/09/16-02/16/16   *I planned on reading all 4 books of this series, but I ended up DNFing the 3rd book . I think one day I’ll go back and finish the series, but I just really wasn’t enjoying the book (which could have been because of a number of factors, not just the book itself). I know that Danielle said that we should read up to the most current book in the series for this challenge, and I did try to do that, and I did end up reading at least 2 full books from this series, so I’m just not really sure if this still counts or not. Anyway, I’m going to count them for now and if they don’t count, I’ll change it later.

3. The Forest of Hands and Teeth ( The Forest of Hands and Teeth #1) by Carrie Ryan – Read from 03/17/16-03/22/16
4. The Dead-Tossed Waves ( The Forest of Hands and Teeth #2) by Carrie Ryan – Read from 03/22/16-03/31/16
5. The Dark and Hollow Places ( The Forest of Hands and Teeth #3) by Carrie Ryan – Read from 03/31/16-04/03/16   *I tried really hard to get this series read before the end of March, and it just didn’t happen. But I’m going to consider this series as counting for the challenge for two reasons. First, in the sign up post for this challenge, Danielle states that ” The books in your chosen series must be read within the same month (give or take a couple of days only).” I went 3 days into April, so I think that’s pretty close. And secondly, I didn’t start this series until March 17, so if I had been able to start the series earlier, I would have completed it all within March. I’m not sure if Danielle will see it this way, but honestly, I sign up for these challenges just as a challenge. I never go back and link up or try for the prizes, so it’s not likely that it will matter at all, anyway.

6. The Walking Dead, Compendium One by Robert Kirkman, et al. – Read from 04/12/16-04/19/16
7. The Walking Dead, Compendium Two by Robert Kirkman, et al. – Read from 04/19/16-04/23/16
8. The Walking Dead, Compendium Three by Robert Kirkman, et al. – Read from 04/24/16-04/28/16
9. The Walking Dead, Vol 25 by Robert Kirkman, et al. – Read all on 04/28/16
*I’m not sure if this series would really count for this challenge, but I’m counting it. They’re comics, but let’s be real, I read 150 comics in one month. That’s no small feat. The compendiums are 1,088 pages, 1,068 pages, and 1,088 pages, respectively, and Volume 25 is 136 pages. So I read 3,380 pages of comics. I mean, I know that’s nowhere near the same as reading 3,380 pages of a prose novel, but still. I read a lot of comics in one month, and I caught up to where the compendiums and volumes end, so for myself, I’m going to count it for this challenge. And as I said above, I don’t ever enter any of the challenge contests or link up my challenge or anything, I’m just doing this for me.

 

So I think I did pretty good with these challenges, even though I failed two of them. I’ve signed up for 4 challenges again in 2017, and you can find out which ones here, plus watch a video of how I incorporated them into my bullet journal!

How did you guys do on your reading challenges for 2016? Let me know!

Andrea

1 Comment

  1. Dena @ Batch of Books

    January 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    You didn’t like The Book Thief? That’s too bad. I loved the book. The movie wasn’t my taste, though.
    You had a great year in reading!

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