Let’s see how I did on my 2017 Reading Challenges! I tag them at the bottom of books that I review and then mark them as completed with my challenges. Currently, I participate in Modern Mrs. Darcy’s challenge, Popsugar’s Reading Challenge and the BookRiot Read Harder Challenge.
Let’s talk about Modern Mrs. Darcy first. I did great with hers. I completed all of the challenges in the Reading for Growth portion. Which is great. Love growth. In the Reading for Fun portion I did not complete
- a book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read – because I will admit I love reading all things, so nothing really seemed to fit that one
- a book in the backlist of a new favorite author – I tend not to backtrack much but that would have been a good one to complete
I also did really good with Popsugar. They have many more challenges and I completed all but 7 (out of 40!).
- a book recommended by a librarian – I’m certain I completed this because I work with librarians all day long but for some reason I left it blank
- an espionage thriller
- a book with career advice – I put You are a Badass and How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge on hold and then never read them so that’s my fault
- a book you loved as a child – I meant to read The Westing Game or Johnny Tremain but didn’t
- a book with a month or day of the week in the title
- a book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 – all the books I read that are becoming movies are doing so in 2018 *shakes fist*
- a book you bought on a trip – I don’t go on trips
Last, BookRiot. I completely failed BookRiot. Instead of telling you the ones I didn’t complete (13 of 24) I’m going to tell you the ones I did because I guess that’s easier. Let me tell you why I failed though. I do these challenges wrong. I admit it. I read books I would’ve already read and then fill them in to the challenges. I don’t look at the challenges and then find a matching book. And that’s what you have to do with BookRiot.
- read a debut novel – History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
- read a book about books – How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
- read an all-ages comic – Papergirls
- read a travel memoir – My Life in France by Julia Child
- read a book you’ve read before – A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
- read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location – Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
- read a book that is set more than 500 miles from your location – Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
- read a book about war – A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- read a collection of stories by a woman – We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
- read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
And there you have it. If you want to try these challenges with me in 2018 the links are below.