2016 Reading Challenges: 2nd Quarter Update

Posted June 30, 2016 by Lillian in Challenges / 2 Comments

Oh my goodness!!!! Half the year is already over ? How is that even possible?! Every year seems to go by quicker and quicker. This year is no exception! This quarter was BUSY for me. We moved last week (yay!!!) and well June was pretty much a wash for reading, I did manage to read some but didn’t meet all my goals. Oh well, there’s always next quarter right?! Read on to see how I did in each of my year-long challenges.

2016 Reading Assignment Challenge


For this challenge, you create a list of books that you commit to read throughout the year. You determine the number of books you will read per month and choose books from your list to read. It is hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is more fun and Michelle @ Because Reading. You can sign up anytime, but can only start the challenge for the month after you sign up (ex. if you sign up in Feb, you cannot count books read in January).

My Goals and Progress

My goal is to read 2 books a month (Reading Level 2) from the following list:


  • Sound by Juliet Madison
  • Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • The Earth Dwellers by David Estes
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  • Consuming Fire by Isabella Modra
  • Life by Rebecca Belliston
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  • Written in Red by Anne Bishop
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • Defy by Sara B. Larson
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  • The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • ARV-3 by Cameo Renae
  • Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  • Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis
  • The Legend by Melissa Delport
  • Gods of the Dead by Tracey Ward
  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  • Beyond the Fence by Jen Minkman
  • Nirvana by J.R. Stewart

I made a “B” during the 2nd quarter, reading 5 books off my list! I misjudged in June how much time I’d have to read with the move and was only able to read one of my HW books. Here are the books I decided to read:

To join me on this challenge, sign-up here. Follow my progress below:

2016HW: 4/24


2016 New Release Challenge


This challenge is all about the new books of the year and of course reading them 😀 It is hosted by Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh My! and Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews.

My Goals & Progress

There are four levels in this challenge and I’m going for the 2nd level New Release Pro, which is 16-30 books. I think this is doable. I’m not sure of the actual number of new releases I read in 2015, but I know it was a good number, possibly more than 30 😉 During the 2nd quarter, I read and reviewed 30 new releases:

To join me on this challenge, sign-up here. Follow my progress on Goodreads or below:

2016 New Release Challenge: 33/16


2016 Blogger Shame Review Challenge

Blogger Shame

This challenge is for people like me, who have been blogging a while or life got busy and books got forgotten. I fall in the later. 2015 was not a good year for us and everything suffered. I’m ashamed to say that I have roughly 45 ARCs on my Kindle and another 3 or 4 hardcopies lying around to be read. Now not all of those qualify for this challenge, but several do. This challenge is hosted by herding cats & burning soup and Addicted to Happily Ever After.

My Goals & Progress

My goal is to read at least one old review book a month for a total of 12 by the end of the year. With this challenge I hope to get my Netgalley ratio above 80% which is doable. I’m currently sitting at 72% (I got a lot of books for review this quarter!) Here are the books I’ve read during the 2nd quarter:

Join me by signing up here and follow my progress on Goodreads or below.

Blogger Shame Review Challenge: 6/12


2016 Dystopia Reading Challenge

I think I may be the most excited about this challenge hosted by Tracy @ Cornerfolds and Claudia @ My Soul Called Life. It is NO secret that I LOVE dystopians. It’s a majority of what I read each year. So this challenge is right up my alley!

My Goal

There are four levels to choose from on this challenge and I’m going ALL IN!


Read and review 16+ dystopian books.

I honestly do NOT think this will be an issue. There are so many good dystopians out there and a ton coming out this year. Here are the books I’ve read during the 2nd quarter:

To join me on this challenge, sign up here and follow my progress on Goodreads or below.

2016 Dystopia Reading Challenge: 6/16


Your turn! How are you doing with your reading challenges?

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2 responses to “2016 Reading Challenges: 2nd Quarter Update

  1. Nice Job! Making a B when you’ve got two books to read per month is quite good – I’m just pulling off my 1 a month by a hair! Good look with the third quarter 🙂

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