December 2015 Reading Challenge Progress

And so it’s time to conclude this year’s reading progress.
After a reasonable start to reading I don’t know what happened but the further into the year I progressed the slower my reading pace became. It picked up again in more recent weeks, but not enough to meet my Goodreads Challenge target. I don’t think I’ve ever fallen behind quite so badly before. I even lowered my target (which I don’t think I’ve done before) but still fell short. Anyway, here’s the latest…

HAIL TO THE KING

This month I read two books by Stephen King:

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and Salem’s Lot.

This takes my grand total for this challenge to 3 books (I thought I would do so much better at this one!).

FLIGHTS OF FANTASY

I read Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray.

My final total for this challenge is 14 books read.

I LOVE LIBRARY BOOKS

I’ve read another 2 library book this month, so my grand total for this challenge is 26 books.

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

MOUNT TBR

I MANAGED TO READ ONE OF MY OWN BOOKS! Forgive the caps but if you’ve been following my poor attempt at this challenge you’ll realise just how much of an achievement this is. My new total is now 4 books.

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

MONTHLY KEYWORD CHALLENGE

My grand total for this challenge stands at 11 books. This month I’ve added –

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (January: Bad) (April: Dream)

which gives me a final total of 12 books read.

Goodreads

I completed 30 books out of the adjusted 35 book total I hoped to read this year.
I definitely want to do the challenge again next year, but think I might have to set myself a slightly lower target. Either that or read shorter books!


So, for the final, time in 2015, that concludes my monthly Reading Challenge progress. You can find the condensed version of all this information by checking out the Reading Challenges menu at the top of my blog, where each challenge and any progress updates are listed.

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