2016 Reading Goals: January Check In

Quick check in on my reading status for January. I’m officially tracking my reading goals with three different challenges, and you can see my current progress on my Reading Progress page. (Hint: I’m tracking ahead on all fronts! Yay me!)

A friend of mine has a book blog called Chapter Break, and they are doing a fun Bookish Bingo challenge. I decided to see how I compared to their bingo card for this month, and was surprised at how many squares I completed – 15 total squares marked off!

January Bookish Bingo

 

I was able to complete these squares while reading the following books:





(I’m still in the middle of Cinder, but counted it any way. :) )

I’ve really been enjoying the books I’ve read and listened to this month! I consider myself officially over my book slump and looking forward to a great year of reading!

What books did you read this month that you really enjoyed?

2016 Reading Goals

One of my goals for 2016 is to read more. Last year, I read/listened to 44 books. Not too shabby, but I fell short of my goal of 52 books. This year, I’m using three reading challenges to guide me:

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2015 Audiobook Challenge: Year End Wrap Up

There are still a couple days left in the year, but I’m not going to finish my current audiobook before then; so it’s time to report on my audiobook challenge.

This year, I set a goal to read 52 books, and as part of that I’ve separately signed up for an Audiobook Challenge, which is being hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens. I set a goal for 15-20 of my books this year to be audiobooks, which they call the “Socially Awkward (Don’t Talk to Me)” Level.

Well…I ended up listening to 22 audioboks!! You can see everything I listened to this year on my Goodreads shelf. You’ll see that a majority of those was the Sookie Stackhouse series, narrated by Johanna Parker. Boy, did I love listening to her bring sassy Sookie to life!

I love that I’ve finally found a way to love audiobooks. Doing this challenge really helped me to seek out narrators I would like and actually listen to. I look forward to continuing my audiobook challenge in 2016 (see my reading challenge post here)!

2015 Audiobook Challenge: Q2 Check-In

I have been in a “book funk” for much of the year. Somehow, I lost my reading mojo and just haven’t found a book that is making me NEED to read it. Thankfully, I’ve had audiobooks to help keep me moving towards my reading/listening goal this year. I set a goal to read 52 books, and as part of that I’ve separately signed up for an Audiobook Challenge, which is being hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens. I set a goal for 15-20 of my books this year to be audiobooks, which they call the “Socially Awkward (Don’t Talk to Me)” Level. Cute, right?

So here we are at the half way point of the year (say what??) and I’ve completed ELEVEN audiobooks!! This is in large part due to falling in love with Sookie Stackhouse (I’m on book #10). You can see what else I’ve listened to on my Goodreads shelf where I’m keeping track for this challenge.

(Note: I am behind in my total goal of 52 books for the year though…having completed only 21 so far (3 books behind). I hope to make that up this summer. :) )

2015 Audiobook Challenge: Q1 Check-In

This year, in addition to setting a goal to read 52 books, I signed up for my first Audiobook Challenge, which is being hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens. I set a goal for 15-20 of my books this year to be audiobooks, which they call the “Socially Awkward (Don’t Talk to Me)” Level. Cute, right?

Tomorrow is their first quarter check in – so let’s see how I’ve done!

I created a separate Goodreads shelf so I can easily tag my completed audiobooks this year. And so far…(drumroll, please!)…I have completed FOUR of my books on audio! I’m right on track with my goal! Yay, me!

Side note: I’ve been in a reading funk lately – nothing has grabbed my attention and made me want to curl up non-stop with a book, so I hope to find something SOON that sucks me back in. If you have a must-read, my-favorite-book-of-all-time recommendation, I’d love to hear it! Even with my reading funk, I’ve read/listened to 12 books total so far this year, and Goodreads says that means I’m right.on.track.