2016 Reading Challenges Complete! 4th Quarter Update

Posted December 29, 2016 by Lillian in Challenges / 1 Comment

Only 2 days left in 2016 and my 2016 reading challenges are complete. I didn’t do too badly on two of them, the other two not so great. I think I was a bit overzealous knowing we were moving this past Summer. I didn’t take into account the time it would take to pack, unpack, and settle back into a routine.

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 an “F” during the last quarter, reading 0 books off my list! For the year I read, 14 of 24 books. Here are the books I managed to read during 2016:

  1. ARV-3 by Cameo Renae
  2. Defy by Sara B. Larson
  3. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  4. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski


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 last quarter, I read 17 books:


  1. Trial By Charm by Jolene Buchheit
  2. Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas
  3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
  4. Reliquary by Sarah Fine
  5. Fools Rush In by Donna Frelick
  6. Twisted Palace by Erin Watt
  7. The Blessed Knights by Mary Ting
  8. Mistletoe Cottage by Debbie Mason
  9. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  10. Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa
  11. Death Thieves by Julie Wright
  12. Strain of Defiance by Michelle Bryan
  13. Crown of Cinders by Rebecca Ethington
  14. Mosaic by Sarah Fine
  15. Review: The Queen by C.J. Abedi
  16. Interception by Angela McPherson
  17. The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele

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 77%. I didn’t meet my goal this year. I only read 6 books for the year:

  1. The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele


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.

Meeting my goal of 16+ books was not an issue this year! I read a total of 28 books for the Dystopian challenge. Here they are:

  1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  2. ARV-3 by Cameo Renae
  3. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  4. Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
  5. Death Thieves by Julie Wright
  6. Strain of Defiance by Michelle Bryan


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One response to “2016 Reading Challenges Complete! 4th Quarter Update

  1. I failed miserably at my challenges this year. The only one I met was my Goodreads Challenge. :/ I really had to reign it in. I thought long and hard about which challenges I want to do next year and I hope I do much, much better.

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