Since we’re nearing the end of March, it’s time I fill you in on how I’m progressing on my multiple reading challenges for this year, because I know you’re dying to know all about it. *Hint: If you’re that desperate, you can check here at any time to get all the goss*
Mount TBR Reading Challenge Checkpoint #1:
I am super pleased with how I’m going on this challenge. My original goal was 12 books – or Pike’s Peak level – but at only three months in I’ve managed to knock over seven books, so I may upgrade to Mount Blanc level, which requires 24 books. I’ll take stock again halfway through the year and make a decision then.
You’ll notice that some of these weren’t on my original list of books that I wanted to get through for this challenge:
…but I still plan on having a crack at all the books pictured. I’m having a bit of trouble with The Bromeliad. I started it in January, but found my attention wandering so I’ve put it aside for the moment. Hopefully I’ll get it knocked over before the end of the year.
Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge:
This, of course, is the Shelf’s own homegrown challenge and I’m doing pretty well so far. I’ve knocked over three of the seven categories so I’m well on track to finishing this one in plenty of time, provided I can remember what the other categories are.
Colour-Coded Reading Challenge:
I’m killing it with this one. I decided to go with cover colours here, rather than colours in the titles because I’m already doing a title-based challenge with Wild Goose Chase. I’ve knocked over every colour except brown, red and “implied colour” so far and I can’t foresee any troubles finding those colour books in the next nine months. Here’s a selection of the covers so far.
I’m not going too badly here, just taking it as it comes and occasionally checking back to see if my books match any categories. So far I’ve knocked over books in ten of the fifty-two categories.
Epistolary Reading Challenge:
This is my slowest challenge so far, with only two books read – and one of those books is a bit of a stretch to be honest. I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for any epistolary novels being released soon and I’ve got one sitting on my shelf ready to step into the breach, but I’ll need to search out a few more to really feel like I’ve had a good go at this one. Suggestions welcome!
How are you going on your various challenges for the year? Do you track your progress regularly or are you a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of challengee?
Until next time,