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2017 Reading Challenges Attempted

Hi everyone! It’s been a while! My 2017 was full of major changes. I came out as gay, got a divorce, fell in love, and even got engaged! Craziness! But my year was also just really busy, and I didn’t get anywhere near as much reading done as I’d have liked. My blog also suffered. I’m not sure how much reading and blogging I’ll be able to do this year, but hopefully it’ll be more than in 2017! Also, I’ve decided only to participate in the Goodreads reading challenge in 2018, where my goal is 50 books. I need to simplify things a bit in 2018! You can see my reading progress for 2018 on my Reading Challenges page.

Even though I failed these 2017 reading challenges miserably, I still wanted to put up a post showing what I did read for the year and show which challenges they counted for, which you can see below. How did you guys do with your 2017 reading challenges?

2017 Reading Challenges

 

Goodreads Challenge

Hosted by: Goodreads
My goal: 80 books
Challenge Progress:
 28/80 books (Failed)

Books Read
1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – Finished on 1/3/17
2. Saga, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Finished on 1/4/17
3. Saga, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Finished on 1/4/17
4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Finished on 1/21/17
5. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney – Finished on 1/25/17
6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – Finished on 1/29/17
7. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary – Finished on 2/3/17
8. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware – Finished on 2/7/17
9. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth – Finished on 3/18/17
10. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen – Finished on 3/26/17
11. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar- Finished on 4/2/17
12. It Started With Goodbye by Christina June – Finished on 4/11/17
13. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor – DID NOT FINISH BUT THIS IS A REREAD (link is to review after first reading) – Stopped reading on 4/25/17
14. Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor – Finished on 4/29/17
15. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor – DNF FOR NOW – Stopped reading on 5/8/17
16. Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary – Finished on 6/15/17
17. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin – Finished on 6/21/17
18. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick – Finished on 7/13/17
19. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – Finished on 7/25/17
20. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller – DNF FOR NOW – Stopped reading on 8/20/17
21. Monster by Walter Dean Myers – Finished on 9/11/17
22. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers  – Finished on 10/22/17
23. Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary – Finished on 11/10/17
24. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – Finished on 11/25/17
25. Attack on Titan Volume 20 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 11/26/17
26. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Finished on 12/15/17
27. Attack on Titan Volume 21 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 12/18/17
28. Attack on Titan Volume 22 by Hajime Isayama – Finished on 12/20/17
*Note: I also read a bit of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakaban to my girlfriend but I didn’t finish reading it to her. I also started Caraval but only got 43 pages in, so I’m not listing it here, either.*

 

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Pages Read Challenge

Hosted by: Book Dragon’s Lair
My goal: Bonsai level: 12,000 pages
(Note: I wasn’t sure if audiobooks, manga and graphic novels counted for this challenge, so I just didn’t count them.)
Challenge Progress: 
5,069/12,000 pages (Failed)

Books Read
1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – Pages Read: 230 – Finished on 1/3/17
2. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Pages Read: 311 – Finished on 1/21/17
3. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney – Pages Read: 184 – Finished on 1/25/17
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – Pages Read: 213 – Finished on 1/29/17
5. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary – Pages Read: 190 – Finished on 2/3/17
6. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware – Pages Read: 340 – Finished on 2/7/17
7. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth – Pages Read: 470 – Finished on 3/18/17
8. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen – Pages Read: 241 – Finished on 3/26/17
9. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar – Pages Read: 124 – Finished on 4/2/17
10. It Started With Goodbye by Christina June – Pages Read: 266 – Finished on 4/11/17
11. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor  – DID NOT FINISH BUT THIS IS A REREAD (link is to review after first reading) – Pages Read: 101 – Stopped reading on 4/25/17
12. Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor – Pages Read: 100 – Finished on 4/29/17
13. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor – DNF FOR NOW – Pages Read: 54 – Stopped reading on 5/8/17
14. Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary – Pages Read: 150 – Finished on 6/15/17
15. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin – Pages Read: 182 – Finished on 6/21/17
16. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller – DNF FOR NOW – Pages Read: 131 – Stopped reading on 8/20/17
17. Monster by Walter Dean Myers – Pages Read: 281 – Finished on 9/11/17
18. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers – Pages Read: 323 – Finished on 10/22/17
19. Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary – Pages Read: 192 – Finished on 11/10/17
20. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – Pages Read: 359 – Finished on 11/25/17
21. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Pages Read: 444 – Finished on 12/15/17
Also Read:
-140 pages of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling to my girlfriend
-43 pages of Caraval by Stephanie Garber
(I will be finishing these books in 2018, but I wanted to add the pages I’ve read for this challenge)

 

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Mount TBR Challenge

Hosted by: My Reader’s Block
My goal: Mount Blanc level: 24 books off my shelves
[Note: When I participated in this challenge before, I did not count ARCs acquired from previous years. There was no mention of ARCs on the challenge sign up page for 2017, so I counted them, as long as I had received them prior to 2017.]
Challenge Progress: 
8/24 books (Failed)

Books Read
1. Saga, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Finished on 1/4/17 – Purchased January 2016
2. Saga, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Finished on 1/4/17 – Purchased January 2016
3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Finished on 1/21/17 – Purchased December 2012
4. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth – Finished on 3/18/17 – Purchased January 2014
5. It Started With Goodbye by Christina June (It’s an ARC, but I’m counting it because I got it in 2016 and I count it towards my owned books) – Finished 4/11/17 – Received in August 2016
6. Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor – Finished on 4/29/17 – Received as a gift in January 2014
7. Monster by Walter Dean Myers – Finished on 9/11/17 – Purchased December 2016
8. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers – Finished on 10/22/17 – Purchased in July 2016

 

Diversity Bingo 2017

#DiversityBingo2017

Hosted by: @novelparadise @headinherbooks @thesebooklions @thebooksbuzz @rhaegardied 
@ohbrekker @aimalfarooq @bookwormwanders @theauslibrary (on Twitter)

My goal: As many as possible
Challenge Progress: 
6/36 (Failed)

Books Read
1. Indigenous MC (Own Voices)The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – Finished on 1/3/17
2. MC of Color in SFFSaga, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Finished on 1/4/17
3. Own Voices – The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth – Finished on 3/18/17
4. Black MC (Own Voices)Monster by Walter Dean Myers – Finished on 9/11/17
5. LGBTQIA+ MC of ColorAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – Finished on 11/25/17
6. Own VoicesThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Finished on 12/15/17

 

 

So those are all the challenges I participated in for 2017. And since I started bullet journaling in 2016, I decided to incorporate these challenges into my bullet journal. Here’s a video all about the modules I made for these challenges!

 

Andrea

1 Comment

  1. Kate @ Midnight Book Girl

    January 8, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I don’t know why I bother doing challenges, I also forget about them. I did read a lot of great books in 2017, and I read a lot, but I kind of got lazy with the blogging aspect of it. Most of bookish media time was spent on Litsy. Here’s to a better 2018!

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