I have been putting off updating y’all on all of my challenges because I joined so many in 2019 and I failed a lot of them but I can’t put it off any longer. I’m going to be talking about all of the challenges I joined in 2019 in this post so I’m not going to be going to much in depth about each one. Lets get straight to it shall we.
Bonsai – Read 12,000 pages
Shrub – Read 24,000 pages
Dwarf Peach – Read 36,000 pages
Apple Tree – Read 48,000 pages
Oak – Read 60,000 pages
Douglas Fir – Read 72,000 pages
Sequoia – Read 84,000 pages
Redwood – Read 84,001+ pages
This was my 3rd year participating in this challenge. The first 2 years I set my goal for 24,000 pages read and I managed to reach that goal in 2018. In 2019 I decided to try for 36,000 pages read and I have managed to read 37,829 pages this year. Yay my first success!!
I participated in this challenge in 2017 and failed miserably. I skipped it in 2018 but decided to try again in 2019. I set a tentative TBR of 25 books because that was my goal for this year. I read 6 off of that list but I also read so much more. I actually surpassed my goal of 25 but I’m not sure exactly how many I read. I stopped keeping track after about 40 books and I am to lazy to go through all of the books I read this year to get a final count. Just know this was another success!
Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
Library Addict: Read 48 books
Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books
This year was the first time I participated in this challenge. I already go to the library pretty much every month so I figured this would be an easy challenge that I can complete and I did. I set my goal at 12 books but I knew I would read way more than 12 books from the library. Just like above I stopped keeping track of all of the books I got from the library after I reached 20 and I’m too lazy to go through all of the books. I’m starting to think that maybe I didn’t do as bad on my challenges as I thought because this is my third success!
Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 10-15
Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+
Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+
This was another new to me challenge and another one that I stopped keeping track of after I reached my goal. So I reached my goal of listening to 15-20 audiobooks but I listened to more than that I just stopped keeping track after 20 because I ran out of room in my bullet journal spread.
A. Andersen, Kenneth B.
B. Bale, Tom
C. Cavallaro, Brittany
D. Doyle, Arthur Conan
F. Feldman, Christine S.
G. Ganger, Candace
H. Hoover, Colleen
J. Johnson, C.S
K. King, Stephen
L. Larsen, Jessica E.
M. Murphy, Julie
O. Oviatt, Didi
P. Parker, Richard
R. Reid, Penny
S. Sparks, Nicholas
T. Tucker. K.A.
W. Waheed, Nayyirah
Y. Yoon, Nicola
Z. Zapata, Mariana
Here’s the first challenge I failed. I did the titles editi challenge last year and failed so I thought I would try the author edition this year but I still failed. I was only missing 6 letters though so that’s not too bad.
I’ve been setting Goodreads Reading Challenges for about 4 years now but it wasn’t until last year that I decided to try for 100 books in a year and I managed to reach and actually surpass that goal by reading 119 books. In 2019 I wanted to go for 100 books again and I have once again reached and surpassed that goal by reading 120 book. Yay another success.
Yeah this is my biggest disappointment I think. I was so excited for this challenge and I ended up failing miserably. I wanted to do the whole board which is 39 squares and I only managed to mark off 10. Spoiler Alert: I’m going to be attempting this again in 2020.
I wanted to do the first 40 prompts and honestly I didn’t even keep up with this all year. I’m sure I probably accidently read books that fit some of the prompts but I know I didn’t complete all of them so this is another fail.
There were a couple other things I was participating in like Diverse Divers book club and #CatchUpOnClassics that I’m saying I failed at but it wasn’t completely my fault. These 2 things were created by other people and I was joining them and then they ended up putting them on hold or just stopping completely. I could have continued on with the #CatchUpOnClassics because I already had a list of the books so that’s all on me.
Ok so I successfully completed 5 of the challenges and failed at 5 so it’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be. How did you do with your 2019 challenges?