Reading Challenges: 2016

My To-Be-Read Pile
It’s Growing…

This year, I don’t feel as though I’ve accomplished much and I definitely feel as though I’ve let myself down. This year for my Goodreads Challenge, I only managed to read 16 books out of 22, for my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, I only managed to read and review 3 books out of the desired 10. Last year, I figured if I set low easily achievable goals like read and review 10 books a year (less than one book a month), it would booster me up for a bigger challenge (10 AWWC Books and 12 RMAFO Books).

While I did manage to complete most of the RMFAO Genre challenge, I ended up messing up my reading and review routine via NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo ended up setting me back a whole month. I should have just let it go and move on to the next book (maybe come back to it if I had time) but my brain just got stuck on that unfinished task and my unfinished books for November and wouldn’t budge.

January: Science Fiction + New Adult
The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson
Blood of the Cosmos by Kevin J. Anderson
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Annie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

February: Mystery-Thriller + Speculative-Fiction
Poisoned Waters by Ermisenda Alvarez
The Silkwom by Robert Galbraith
A Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
In The Woods by Tana French

March: Romance + Literary Fiction
Stone Castles by Trish Morey
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Sapphire Skies by Belinda Alexandra
The Chatelaine by Claire Lorrimer

April: Young Adult + Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic
Every Breath by Ellie Marney
Sweet Damage by Rebecca James
The Keeping Place by Isobelle Carmody
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

That’s my list thus far and I figured that was enough to be getting on with. So dear readers, did you manage to complete your reading challenges successfully this year? If not, what stopped you? What books did you enjoy most last year and what books are you looking forward to this year? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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