It’s time for me to take stock of the challenges in which I participated this year and start looking ahead to new challenges for 2017. I’ve had great fun completing the challenges I chose for this year – some have been quite tricky in parts, but I’ve knocked them all over and now I’m ready to start the process again.
2016 Challenges – completed!
I went in for three challenges this year. The first was my own challenge – the Title Fight Reading Challenge 2016″
The most useful challenge for me this year was the annual My Reader’s Block Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2016.
I signed on at the lowest level for this challenge – Pike’s Peak, or 12 books from my TBR pile – because I wasn’t sure what my review schedule would be like. I managed to finish all the books I chose at the beginning of the year, plus a few extras for a total of 16 books. I’m really pleased with that achievement and I’ll be aiming to equal it next year.
I also managed to complete the Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge hosted by Escape with Dollycas.
After a few false starts on some letters, I finally managed to complete the alphabet on December 10th. I did hope to find books that began with each letter (without a “the” or “a” or whatever in front), but I didn’t manage to find an appropriate X book and had to settle for a book with an X elsewhere in the title. Overall though, this was a pretty simple challenge to complete and a bit of fun. You can see which books I chose and what I thought about them here. I have decided not to sign on to this one next year but I may well do it again in the future.
I’ve signed on for four challenges for 2017. The first is, of course, my own challenge: The Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge 2017.
You can check out the guidelines for the challenge here and sign up to join in! I won’t plan the books I will read for this challenge before hand, but rather wing it (pun intended) throughout the year.
Next up, I’ll be having another crack at the Mount TBR Reading Challenge hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block.
I’m joining up at Pike’s Peak level again, which requires me to read 12 books. One a month is certainly doable and I’ve chosen in advance the books I want to knock over. You can see them here.
Next up, I’m jumping on board the Epistolary Reading Challenge 2017 hosted by Whatever I Think Of!
This one requires you to read books that are, in all or part, in the format of letters, diaries or emails etc. It’s a pretty low key challenge because there are no levels or check ins. I am not going to set myself a level, but see how many I can find to fit this challenge as I go next year. You can check out the challenge and guidelines here and sign up.
Finally, I’m getting on to another My Reader’s Block annual challenge, the Colour Coded Reading Challenge 2017.
This one requires you to read nine books with different colours in the title OR on the covers. Since my own Wild Goose Chase Challenge already requires me to find certain elements within titles, I am going to focus on cover colours for this one. Luckily, my TBR shelf is arranged in colour blocks, so this shouldn’t be too tricky! Once again, I’m not going to plan which books I’ll read in advance but discover them as I go. You can check out the guidlelines for this one and sign up here.
Are you planning on participating in any reading challenges in 2017? Let me know!
Until next time,