Friday, December 4, 2015

2015 Reading Challenges Wrap-Up

Can you believe that 2015 is almost over already? Well, we've had an exciting year here at Goldilox and the Three Weres! We've read so many amazing books and we've had the opportunity to participate in some fun events and blog tours! 2015 has really been a great year for the book community. Since it's the end of the year, it's time to tell you how we did with our reading challenges and goals!

Aside from completing my Goodreads challenge of reading 52 books this year, I participated in the TBR Jar Challenge created by Kat from Katytastic. I selected fourteen bookish challenges, wrote them on strips of paper, and put them into a jar. Each month I drew a challenge that I had to complete before the next month began. These challenges made reducing my TBR pile fun while giving me the freedom to choose books I was in the mood for that completed each challenge. The following are the challenges I did this year and what books I read to complete each one:

Written in Red (The Others, #1)
Read A Book With A Color In The Title
A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1) 
Read A Book With Magic

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2)Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4)Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5)River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6)
Reread A Favorite Book/Series
On the Edge (The Edge, #1)Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2)Fate's Edge (The Edge, #3)Steel's Edge (The Edge, #4)
Read A New-To-You Series
Owl and the Japanese Circus (Adventures of Owl, #1)
Read A 2015 Debut Novel

The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1)
Read A Book That Someone Else Picks

Legion (Legion, #1)Skin Deep (Legion, #2)
Listen To An Audiobook

Read A Book With 500+ Pages
Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1)
Read A New-To-You Author

 The Last Unicorn
Read A Classic Novel
 Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1)
Read A Book You Own And Haven't Read

Read A Graphic Novel

Time Salvager (Time Salvager #1)
Read A Book Published This Year

Read A Series Finale 

I'm still reading Winter as it is my challenge book for December but I'm going to have it done by the end of the year. :) This reading challenge was so much fun and it helped me clear a lot of books off my TBR pile! I'm totally going to participate next year!

 This was the first year I've done a reading challenge. I did the Snagged at the Library Challenge sponsored by The Book Nympho and The Geeky Blogger.
When we did our summer update, I had almost made my goal of 36 books for the year, so I wound up way ahead with 48 library books read. Here's what I read the second half of the year:
The sponsors have just announced that they won't be doing the challenge in 2016, so I'll be looking for a new one to try.
In October, I started the Coastal Magic Featured Author Reading Challenge. The challenge is simply to read 17 books by Featured Authors in the 17 weeks preceding the Con.
 I'm actually running a bit behind on this one. I've only read 5 (and 2 of those were novellas) but I've got until February to complete the challenge. I'm pretty sure I can make it. Here's what I've read so far:
For more information on Coastal Magic Con or the challenge, visit their Facebook page or click the icon in our sidebar to go to their website.

Do you have a reading challenge success story or a challenge you think we should try? Let us know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you did great with your reading challenges. I definitely reached my goals too!!


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