Halfway through the Reading Challenges for the year already. Time for the second of four that I hope to do this year – since I remembered to do one at the end of March. Click the progress links to see the challenge page and the books I’ve included.
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
In March I had already done 12. I’ve only done four more, which, although that takes me past halfway, suggests I’d better put more effort into finding books to fill my gaps. Although I have done some more to fit the MG one I do for the Goodreads GMGR group. That’s now at 10.
There are nine colours (or combos) to include, either in the title or as the principle colour of the cover. I’ve completed them all except Yellow and the ‘multi-colour’ which could be rainbow or paisley or polka dot or something like that. I have a Yellow ear-marked.
Mount TBR Reading Challenge
I’m feeling fairly happy about my stretch target for this challenge this year, to read 36 books from my To Be Read list. All the Light You Cannot See is my twentieth from the list this year. But my TBR has grown to 538, more than thirty new ones…twelve of which were in June. So, no more new books this year!
A Non-Fiction Adventure
The long-term Challenge – fifty books over ten years, or five a year. I haven’t read any more since March, but I only need two more this year. One of the candidates for a Yellow cover is a non-fiction book. But I really ought to read the one I’ve been putting off for over twenty-five years!
What an Animal Reading Challenge
I thought this was going to be more difficult this year, so pulled the target back to six. How wrong can one be? Mind you, I’ve had some weird animals in among my fantasy/time-travel books! I’ve already passed the target – maybe I’ll increase it to twelve.
Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge
Now, this is a different challenge. Even Bruce Gargoyle is struggling to read a book from each of his seven categories relating to the words wild, goose and chase. We both seem stalled at four, and the ones I included but thought were dubious are much less dubious than other people’s offerings! I’ve just bought a ‘bird’ book, though – which was already on my TBR.
Goodreads Reading Challenge
I see this as less of a challenge than a tallying exercise; I use Goodreads listings and shelves to track my reading successes – and failures. I’ve abandoned two this year so far, both from my bookclub (not included in the total). The Clean Sweep ARC Challenge was a great boost for this total.
And of course, I’m also on track for my Reading Addict Challenge of five reading challenges completed this year. Must put some effort into the Wild Goose Chase, and also finding that multi-coloured cover.