March 2015 Reading Challenge Progress

Time for another monthly check in on my reading challenge progress.
My blog’s been slow over this month, so I was really glad to get my computer back this morning so I could at least make a start on new content, starting with this update.
Luckily, although my blog doesn’t reflect it at the moment, my reading hasn’t been that slow, and I have news… (each challenge title is linked to my challenge sign up post, in case anything catches your eye and you fancy joining in)…

Flights of Fantasy

I had previously read 4 books towards my total goal. This month I added another 4 books (March has been my month of Fantasy, it would seem!), making a new total of 8. The books I read were:

Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

I Love Library Books

My previous total was 6 books; this month I read another 4 library books, taking my new total to 10.
I’m a big fan of libraries, but I don’t think until I started keeping this record I realised just how much I rely on them to feed my brilliant book addiction. I read:

Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Mount TBR

Possibly related to my love for library books is the fact that at present this challenge is the one that’s suffering. My previous total was 2 books, and I’ve only added one more this month, making a total of 3. When I clear my library book pile a little I really will make a decent effort with my own TBR pile.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Monthly Keyword Challenge

Previous total was 5 books, and this month I’ve added 1 more, making 6 altogether. This is probably one of the hardest challenges I’ve undertaken so far, but it’s great fun, reading through the key words and trying to find titles that fit, or enjoying a wonderful book then scanning through the list and just hoping that there will be something you can match up to. I must admit I’m clutching at straws a little with this months addition, but surely if you’re Half a King then you’re a Prince, right?!

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie – (April:  Prince)

Goodreads

I’ve currently completed 10 books out of the 40 that I aim to read this year.


So, that’s my monthly Reading Challenge progress. You can find the (very) 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. I also hope to be back to a more regular blogging routine next month, so here’s to another month of good books and (hopefully) regular updates!!

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February 2015 Reading Challenge Progress

Another month of progress to report on my year-long Reading Challenges. I’ve made a little progress on most of my challenges but I still wish I’d read more (Isn’t that always the case?). It’s still early in the year so there’s plenty of time to add to my lists, and I know I hoped to catch up on my reviews so that each entry would link up to the relevant review. This is still the plan (in time), so here’s hoping it will be on track next month!

Onto the challenges (each challenge title is linked to my challenge sign up post, in case anything catches your eye and you fancy joining in)…

Flights of Fantasy

My previous total for this challenge was two books.
During February I’ve added another two:

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

I Love Library Books

I’ve remained pretty consistent with the amount of library books I’m reading as I read three during January and that total is the same again this month, making a total of six so far. I’m a big fan of libraries so this is probably going to be one of the easier targets for me to meet.
This month I read:

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Mount TBR

My love of library books means this challenge has been slow going so far. I had a grand total of one book, and added another one this month. I have such good intentions to work through my TBR list, but somehow the pull of the library with all those brand new releases is to much for me to resist.
This month I read:

Very Good, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

Monthly Keyword Challenge

My previous total stood at two books, and I’ve beaten that this month by adding another three to my challenge:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – (January : Girl)
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – (November: Rise)
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray – (October: Number)

Goodreads

At last count I’ve finished 7 of the 40 books I hope to read this year.

And these are the challenges that I’m participating in but have yet to make progress on (!!):

Hail to the King 

I still haven’t read any Stephen King yet during 2015 but I did manage to publish my Revival review, and also took the opportunity to add my new blog feature, On Reading… which I started with Revival.


So, that’s my monthly progress for my Reading Challenges. I hope to be back next month with more to report, and you can find the (very) 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.

Here’s to another month of good books!!

January 2015 Reading Challenge Progress

This is the first year I’ve decided to undertake some year-long reading challenges, and I’m really looking forward to them.
I don’t usually have any kind of a plan when it comes to reading, and just pick up whatever I feel like at the time. The only exception to this is if a favourite author has something new coming out. Once I know the release date, I know exactly what I’ll be reading at that time.
Apart from that, I tend to go with the flow, so having some goals and aims will give my reading a little focus, which is going to be fairly new for me.
I’ve decided to keep track of my progress by making an entry about once a month devoted to my challenges and the books I’ve read. I’m playing catch up with my reviews at the moment, but hopefully in future the titles listed below will link to reviews I’ve posted.

Onto the Challenges (each challenge title is linked to my challenge sign up post, in case anything catches your eye and you fancy joining in)…

Flights of Fantasy

The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

I Love Library Books

The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher
Christmas in the Snow by Karen Swan
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Mount TBR

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Monthly Keyword Challenge

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – (October: Number)
The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher – (December: Over)

Goodreads

I’ve currently read 4 books out of the 40 I’ve challenged myself to read this year.

And these are the challenges that I’m participating in but have yet to make progress on (!!):

Hail to the King

I have definitely not forsaken reading books by Stephen King, so there should be some progress to report in the near future. Incidentally, I do have a review of Revival which I’ll be posting on my blog soon, but I read that book at the end of last year, so it can’t count towards the challenge. It will also be the first time I try out a new feature on the blog, which will hopefully run alongside some of my future reviews.

So, that’s my monthly progress for my Reading Challenges. I hope to be back next month with more to report, and you can find the (very) 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.

Here’s to another month of good books!!