2016 Reading Challenges Update (August)

It’s time for a challenge update! How are everyone’s 2016 Reading Challenges going? Are you stressed by the fact that Good Reads continues to oh-so-kindly remind you that you are exactly 13 books behind on your 2016 challenge? (I’m currently only 5 books behind schedule, huzzah!) Don’t stress! Just keep reading, find books that ignite your soul and be purposeful abut finding a few minutes to read here and there.

Thanks to my NetGalley Purge (check out my discussion post on this topic!), I am doing much better on my NetGalley challenge, and I feel so great about it! I didn’t read as many books as I had planned to this summer, but I’m getting back into a good rhythm, so I have high hopes for the fall.

Anyway, check out my progress with my 2016 Challenges, and let me know how yours are going!


Good Reads Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Jessica has
read 44 books toward
her goal of
75 books.
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NetGalley Challenge:

I have read 17 of 25 books for this challenge. My feedback ratio is currently at 81%.

  1. Lumiere (The Illumination Paradox #1) by Jacqueline E. Garlick
  2. These Vicious Masks (These Vicious Masks #1) by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas{Review}
  3.  Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken {Review}
  4. Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs {Review}
  5.  Everealm (Everealm #1) by J.D. Wright {Review}
  6. The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen {Review}
  7.  These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly {Review}
  8.  Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins {Review}
  9.  And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) by Kiersten White {Review}
  10.  MacLean’s Passion (Highland Pride #2) by Sharon Cullen
  11. Gates of Thread and Stone (Gates of Thread and Stone #1) by Lori M. Lee {Review}
  12. Waterfell (The Aquarathi #1) by Amalie Howard {Review}
  13.  The King Slayer (The Witch Hunter #2) by Virginia Boecker {Review}
  14. The Vanishing Throne (Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May {Review}
  15. Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (Seasons of the Sword #1) by David Kudler {Review}
  16.  Hidden Gates (P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy #1) by D.T. Dyllin
  17. Secrets in the Snow: A Novel of Intrigue and Romance by Michaela MacColl {Review}

The NetGalley and Edelweiss 2016 Reading Challenge is Hosted by Falling for YA.


Read My Own Damn Books Challenge:

I have read 17 of 25+ books for this challenge.

  1. Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2) by Gail Carriger {Review}
  2. The Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy #3) by Sherry Thomas {Review}
  3. The Demon Trapper’s Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1) by Jana Oliver {Review}
  4. Grimspace (Sirantha Jax #1) by Anne Aguirre {Review}
  5. Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord (Love by Numbers #2) by Sarah MacLean {Review}
  6. Rook by Sharon Cameron {Review}
  7. The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski {Review}
  8. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer {Review}
  9. The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski
  10. Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul #1) by C.L. Wilson
  11. Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax #2) by Anne Aguirre
  12. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  13. Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen
  14. Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1) by Iain Reading {Review}
  15. Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey #1) by Deanna Raybourn
  16. A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. LeGuin {Review}
  17. Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead

The Read My Own Damn Books Challenge is hosted by Estella’s Revenge.


Reading Bingo Challenge:

I have read 15 of 25 books for this challenge.

Reading Bingo Challenge

  1. Listen to an Audiobook: A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. LeGuin {Review}
  2. An Author’s Sophomore Book: The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May {Review}
  3. A Book with Red on the Cover: The Demon Trapper’s Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1) by Jana Oliver {Review}
  4. Re-Read an Old Favorite:
  5. Read an Anthology:
  6. A Book With a Number in the Title: Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord (Love by Numbers #2) by Sarah MacLean {Review}
  7. A Book With an Animal Sidekick:
  8. An Author You’ve Never Read: Grimspace (Sirantha Jax #1) by Anne Aguirre{Review}
  9. A Book With a One-Word Title:
  10. A Book That’s Been on Your TBR for a Long Time: Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead
  11. Read a Dystopian:
  12. A Book That Made You Cry:
  13. Free:
  14. A Book With a Shifter: Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2) by Gail Carriger{Review}
  15. A Book From a Debut Author: The Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter #1) by Virginia Boecker {Review}
  16. A Book with Star-Crossed Lovers:
  17. A Book with an Anti-Hero: 
  18. A Book With a Sword or Dagger on the Cover: The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski {Review}
  19. A Book with a Male Protagonist: A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab {Review}
  20. A Book from a Genre that’s Outside Your Comfort Zone:
  21. A Book With More Than 600 Pages: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer {Review}
  22. Read a Book With a Cat: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury {Review}
  23. A Book with a Steamy Romance: Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul #1) by C.L. Wilson
  24. Read a Middle Grade Book: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1) by Iain Reading {Review}
  25. Read a Book You Own: The Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy #3) by Sherry Thomas {Review}

Reading Bingo is hosted by Novel Heartbeat.


2016 TBR Challenge

I missed the first three months of this challenge, so I started in April!

April 20 – Contemporary: A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro {Review}
May 18 – Something Different (outside your comfort zone, unusual setting, non-romance etc.): Rebel in the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton {Review}
June 15 – Favorite Trope (a favorite theme – amnesia? secret baby? fairy tale? friends-to-lovers? etc.): Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge {Review}
July 20 – Award Nominee or Winner (links to past RITA finalists and winners TBA): The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1) by Julia Quinn {Review}
August 17 – Kicking It Old School (publication date 10 years or older): A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. LeGuin {Review}
September 21 – Random Pick (a built-in off-theme month – go where your mood takes you!) Uprooted by Naomi Novik
October 19 – Paranormal or Romantic Suspense: Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead

The 2016 TBR Challenge is hosted by Wendy the Super Librarian.


What has been your favorite Reading Challenge so far this year?

2 comments

  1. sjhigbee says:

    I think you’ve done really well, given the number of challenges you’ve taken on. I’m pleased that I’ve kept up – more or less – with my NetGalley arcs this year and have only DNFd 2 books and published my reviews on or around the launch day. BUT that might not last as I got a bit trigger-happy requesting arcs during the Olympics… (note to self – do NOT browse NetGalley when yelling for Team GB to win). I hope you continue to progress your reading challenges during September – you must be very pleased with 2016 so far!

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