04 July 2016

2016 Reading Challenges Update - June


BookishResolution Challenge 2016

The first Challenge I will be participating in is the 2016 Bookish Resolutions Challenge, hosted by Laura @ trips down imagination lane and Michelle @ Because Reading. The challenge runs from 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016 and you can sign up here before 1st March 2016.

My 2016 resolutions are:

Bookish resolutions
  • Get Netgalley ratio up to 80%
    • January - 57%
    • February - 57%
    • March - 52% (This better start going up real soon!)
    • April - 54%
    • May - 56% 
    • June - 54%
  • Read 20 physical books I already owned prior to 1st January
    • January - 2
    • February - 4
    • March - 8
    • April - 9 (plus 1 bought since January)
    • May - 10 (plus 1 bought since January)
    • June - 10 (plus 2 bought since January)
  • Reread 5 books
    • January - 0
    • February - 2
    • March - 2
    • April - 3
    • May - 4
    • June - 4
  • Finish 6 series
    • January - Finished/Up-to-date = 2
    • February - Finished/Up-to-date = 3
    • March - Finished/Up-to-date = 4
    • April - Finished/Up-to-date = 4
    • May - Finished/Up-to-date = 4
    • June - Finished/Up-to-date = 4
  • Reach my Goodreads goal this year (65 books)
    • January - 8
    • February - 14
    • March - 23
    • April - 33 (I've hit the halfway point! I may just have to increase my goal...)
    • May - 39
    • June - 40
Blogging resolutions
  • Finish updating all blog posts to current layout
    • January - A few updated this month
    • February - All reviews updated! Just to update all other posts and make a few tweaks.
    • March - All Top Ten Tuesday posts tweaked.
    • April - Don't think I've done anything this month...
    • May - Again, I don't think I've done anything
    • June - This month has been a rubbish month all around for the blog
  • Visit 4 blogs a week, so 16 a month (not including memes) (by visit I mean comment on)
    • January - 9 (Need to be better)
    • February - 12 (Getting there)
    • March - 16 (I made it! Woo!)
    • April - 9 (I really hope last month wasn't a fluke)
    • May - 2 (I'm sorry! I'm such a bad person!)
    • June - 4 (Yeah this is just one massive fail! I'm sorry!)
  • Blog ahead - get to at least 6 weeks ahead
    • January - 2 weeks ahead (I think...)
    • February - 1 week ahead
    • March - 0 weeks ahead (Hopefully, I'll get a few scheduled next week...)
    • April - 0 weeks ahead (However, I was ill so I kind of expected this to happen)
    • May - 0 weeks ahead (Well... it looks like this on is heading for failure...)
    • June - 0 weeks ahead (In fact, I'm probably in minus figures at the moment...)
Personal resolutions
  • Start going to the gym again
    • January - I'm joining tomorrow...
    • February - On hold indefinitely... need to save money
    • March - Still on hold...
    • April - ....I did install the FitBit app onto my phone....
    • May - I went to the Gym 4 times! (But I no longer have the FitBit app as my phone broke)
    • June - I went to the Gym once (and had one of my dizzy spells 10 minutes in so sat out for the rest of the class)
  • Start learning Spanish again
    • January - Haven't started yet...
    • February - Still haven't started....
    • March - Maybe next month...
    • April - ....
    • May - ....maybe next year....
    • June - ...nope...


New Release Challenge 2016 - (un)Conventional Bookviews

The second challenge I will be participating in is the 2016 New Release Challenge hosted by Lexxie @ (Un)conventional Bookreviews and Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!. The aim of the challenge is to read as many books released in 2016 as possible. Sign up is open until 15th February 2016.

As this is my first year participating in this challenge and I'm wanting to read more books that I already own, I'm going to set my goal as New Release Pro so 16-30 books.

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    The third challenge I want to participate in is the 2016 Reading Assignment Challenge hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @ Because Reading. Sign up is open until 1st July 2016. I'm hoping this will help me reduce the number of physical books I have still to read.

    As this is also my first year participating in this challenge (and I don't know how well I'll do reading from a set list), I'm aiming for level 1 so 12 books and 1 book a month. These are the books I plan to read over the year:

    FangirlThe Other MeCity of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)The Rose Petal BeachThe Fault in Our StarsA Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)It's All About TreoBuster: The dog who saved a thousand livesThe Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)Our ZooThe DUFFA Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
    1. January - Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
    2. February - The Other Me, Saskia Sarginson
    3. March - City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1), Cassandra Clare
    4. April - The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
    5. May - The Duff, Kody Keplinger
    6. June - A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle (Didn't finish, still reading...) B for the 2nd quarter

    The fourth, and final, challenge is the 2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge hosted by Evie @ Bookish Lifestyle. The aim is to read as many books (published in or before 2015) from your TBR as possible. Sign up is open until 31 November 2016.

    I'm going to set my goal at A Friendly Hug so 11 to 20 books.

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    1 comment:

    1. Wow, you’ve got a lot of challenges going on. Good luck with them all!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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