Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January's Reading Challenge Review

This has been a good reading month. January normally is but I exceeded my expectations and my monthly average (7 books) and read 12 books. I finished three great non-fictions last night On Writing, Weird and Erasing Hell. I think I'll re-read On Writing in a few months, it was fun and insightful and there were a few sections I wanted to share with my writing group. The other two have filled my head. I tried to journal most of it but my mind is still swimming. I probably should write up a review. Weird was convicting in a positive way. Erasing Hell was a dark and challenging read but still good.

Other great reads this month were The Hunger Games and The Actor and the Housewife. I also enjoyed Goliath but more because it was a fair way to end the trilogy but it felt like something was missing, still a good book. Yay for good books! After all that reading, this is how the challenges look after January:

1. Name: 2012 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge
Hosted by: Reading with Teguila
Goal: Level I - 5 books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 1/5

2. Name: Finishing the Series 2012
Hosted by: Finishing the Series Reading Challenge Blog
Goal: Level 3 - finish three series
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Series Read: 2/3

3. Name: Mystery & Suspense Reading Challenge 2012
Hosted by: Book Chick City
Goal: Level 1 -read 12 books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 0/12 -but I've started reading 7th Heaven

4. Name: Mount TBR Reading Challenge
Hosted by: My Reader's Block
Goal: Pike's Peak -12 books from the TBR pile
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 1/12 -just started my next TBR pile

5. Name: 2012 Audio Book Challenge
Hosted by: Teresa's Reading Corner
Goal: Going Steady -listen to 12 audio books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 1/12

6. Name: 2012 Dystopian Challenge
Hosted by: Book Journey
Goal: Intermediate Post World Trainee 4-6 books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 1/4

7. Name: The Reading Challenge Addict Challenge
Hosted by: Reading Challenge Addict
Goal: Easy as Pie 1-5 Challenges completed
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Completed Challenges: 0/1

8. Name: Speculative Fiction Challenge
Hosted by: BaffledBooks 2.0
Goal: In Nirvana - 24 novels
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 7/24

*A Few More*
9. Name: 1st in a Series Challenge
Hosted by: A Few More Challenges
Goal: Series Lover -6 books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 2/6

10. Name: 2nds Challenge
Hosted by: A Few More Challenges
Goal: Just a spoonful -3
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 2/3

11. Name: New Authors Challenge 2012
Hosted by: Literary Escapism
Goal: 15 New Authors
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
New Authors Discovered: 5/15

12. Name: Read the Bible 2012
Hosted by: Alysha DeShae
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 0/66 -using One Year Bible so far no books finished but keeping up with the daily reading

13. Name: 2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge
Hosted by: The Eclectic Bookshelf
Goal: The Mini YA Challenge -12 books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 2/12

14. Name: What's In A Name 5
Hosted by: Beth Fish Reads
Goal: Read a title that fits all 6 categories
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 0/6

15. Name: All the Books of Pern Challenge 2012
Hosted by: West Virginia Red Reads
Goal: Blue - 6 books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 2/6

16. Name: Game of Thrones Reading Challenge 2012
Hosted by: The Lit B
Goal: Read the series - 5 books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 0/5 -Started reading Game of Thrones this week

17. Name: 2012 Women's Murder Club Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Darlene's Book Nook
Goal: Level 1 - 2 books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 0/2 -Started reading 7th Heaven

18. Name: 2012 Chunkster Challenge
Hosted by: Chunkster Reading Challenge
Goal: The Chubby Chunkster - 4 books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 2/4

19. Name: Tea & Books Reading Challenge
Hosted by: The Book Garden
Goal: Chamomile Lover - 2 books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 0/2

20. Name: Outdo Yourself 2012
Hosted by: The Book Vixen
Goal: Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Books Read: 0/11

No comments: