January 6, 2019

2018 Challenge Check-In

I joined 3 challenges last year (4 if you count the Goodreads challenge), so let's see how I did with them...

Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge: got about halfway there

This challenge encouraged participants to read books from a variety of categories, so it was a very eclectic challenge. I fulfilled some but certainly not all of the categories:

- A classic you've been meaning to read: check! I read Alias Grace.

- A book recommended by someone with great taste: check! I mean, I could pick any number of books for this one. But I'll go with Eleanor & Park, as a friend IRL recommended this one (and lent me her copy of it!)

- A book in translation: fail. 

- A book nominated for an award in 2018: fail. (I read some books nominated for awards in other years, but it doesn't look like I read any with 2018 nominations.)

- A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection: fail. 

- A book you can read in a day: check! I think there were a number of books this year I finished in the same day, but I'll go with Glass Houses. 

- A book that's more than 500 pages: check! I read The Tea Rose, which is 675 pages long.

- A book by a favourite author: check! I re-read Emma by Jane Austen, who is one of my favourite authors of all time.

- A book recommended by a librarian or indie bookseller: fail. 

- A banned book: fail. (This kinda surprises me, because I thought surely one of the books I read in 2018 would be banned somewhere! But not that I can find...)

- A memoir, biography, or book of creative nonfiction: fail.

- A book by an author of a different race, ethnicity, or religion than your own: check! I read The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick.

2018 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge: complete and utter failure. I did not get ANY series finished in 2018. Instead, I read a lot of standalones (and the first books of a few new series)! I did start Sever by Lauren DeStefano, but decided to DNF, so that is one series I won't be finishing. But there are so many more that I need to either finish or give up on!

Mount TBR Reading Challenge: success! This challenge was to read 12 books (I picked the lowest level, "Pike's Peak") already owned prior to 2018. I not only met this objective, I exceeded it! I read 25 books already on my TBR shelves, which means I got to the next level of the challenge, Mount Blanc.

Goodreads Challenge: success! I surpassed my goal of 40 books (which I intentionally set at a fairly realistic number, as it seems to work better for me that way).

How did everyone else do with their 2018 challenges?

1 comment:

  1. Great job with your challenges. Have fun with this years.
    sherry @ fundinmental


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