Challenges

Quarterly Challenges Check-In

Hello bookworms!!

We are over a quarter of the way through the year now so it’s time for me to do a quarterly check-in on my challenges for the year. I have 10 challenges I decided to participate in this year so lets see how I am doing so far. I am not going to go to in depth about each challenge in this post but if you want to know more about them you can click here. I am just going to be talking about my progress from January-March so lets see how I am doing.

1.) The StoryGraph/Goodreads Reading Challenge

Between January and March I have read 34 books. I have since read more but I have been ahead of schedule from the start so that is a plus. If I slack off in a month I will have a little bit of leeway. I am also pretty sure I have reviewed everything I have read so far as well.

2.) Bookbloggers 2021 Fiction Reading Challenge #BB2021FRC created by Lynne from Fictionophile

While I’m not really behind on this challenge I would have liked to have had more progress with it. So far I have only read one of the books from this list. I still have plenty of time to read the remaining 7 lets just hope I have more of an update on this one in the next quarter.

  1. title contains a man/boys name: Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  2. title contains the name of an animal: Sparrow by L.J. Shen
  3. title contains the name of a season: Winter by Marissa Meyer
  4. title contains the word secret or secrets: The Secret Note by Lauren Rowe
  5. title contains a number: Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
  6. title refers to time (hours, minutes etc.): Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
  7. title refers to a body of water: Sea Scope by Debbie De Louise
  8. title contains the name of a bird: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

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3.) What’s In A Name Reading Challenge hosted by Andrea from Carolina Book Nook

So between January and March I have only read one book for this challenge as well which again it’s not like I am failing at it but I would have liked to have more progress with this one as well. Again hopefully I will have a better update next quarter. 

In 2021, choose 6 books that have titles that contain a:

  1. One/1 (ex. One Second AfterThe 100): The One by Kiera Cass
  2. Doubled word (ex. In a Dark, Dark WoodWolf by Wolf): Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
  3. Reference to outer space (ex. The Fault in Our Stars):  All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
  4. Possessive noun (ex. The Zookeeper’s Wife): The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  5. Botanical word (ex. The Language of FlowersThe Sandalwood Tree): Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  6. Article of clothing (ex. Bossypants): Little Black Dress, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler

What's In A Name Reading Challenge

4.) Husband Picks 

I have only read one book from this list so far. I did start Roseblood but decided to hold off on reading that one until later this year because I wasn’t in the mood for it. A little progress is better than none I guess. 

  1. Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost 
  2. Slayer by Kiersten White
  3. RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
  4. Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
  5. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

5.) The NetGalley Reading Challenge

I am doing really well with this challenge. I started the year off with 11 books on my NetGalley shelf and I have been reading 1 a month. I have already read a book for April but that doesn’t count yet. 

  1. The Love Scam by MaryJanice Davidson
  2. Tangled Threat by Heather Graham
  3. The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan
  4. Extinction of All Children by L.J. Epps
  5. Journey to Territory M by L.J. Epps
  6. Journey to Territory U by L.J. Epps
  7. The Lost Wife by Anna Mansell
  8. Guilty by Laura Elliot
  9. Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
  10. Beautifully Broken by Laura Lee
  11. The Inevitable Collision of Birdie and Bash by Candace Ganger 

6.) 21 Books In 2021

I’m doing better with this one than I thought I was. I have read 3 books from this list which is pretty good but I really need to step it up with this challenge because before I know it I am going to be falling behind on it. 

  1. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  2. Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
  3. The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller 
  4. A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  5. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  6. The One by Kiera Cass
  7. The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
  8. The Edge of Great by Micol Ostow
  9. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
  10. Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
  11. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
  12. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  13. Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly
  14. Still Me by Jojo Moyes
  15. Love & Lock by Jenna Evans Welch
  16. Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
  17. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 
  18. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Marry Ann Shaffer
  19. Lucky in Love by Kasie West
  20. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
  21. Winter by Marissa Meyer 

7.) Beat the Backlist #BeatTheBacklist #BeatTheBacklist2021 #BTB2021 Hosted by Austine & Katie from Novel Knight

My goal for this one was to read 25 backlist books. I didn’t set a TBR for this one. So far I have read 28 backlist books and of those 28 books 18 of them were books that I owned. So I have already completed this challenge in the first 3 months of the year which is amazing because I have never been able to complete this challenge before. I am still going to keep up with this challenge and see how much more I manage to read for it. 

 

BTB 2021

8.) Buzzword Readathon/Reading Challenge created by Kayla from BooksandLala

My goal for this one was to just read one book a month that fit the prompt so at this point I should have read 3 books but I have only read 2. Unfortunately I didn’t get around to reading the book for March but that’s ok. 

  1. January (dream) Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell
  2. February (a color) Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler
  3. March (time) As Old As Time by Liz Braswell
  4. April (space/galaxy terms) All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
  5. May (house/home) Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh  
  6. June (name/title) The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
  7. July (last) The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
  8. August (time of day) Midnight Sun by Stephani Meyer
  9. September (dark) A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
  10. October (elements) Sea Scope by Debbie De Louise
  11. November (lost) The Lost Wife by Anna Mansell 
  12. December (day/month/season) Winter by Marissa Meyer

9.) The Swoon Sisters Book Club hosted by Nicole from Who Picked This Book? & Daijah from Daijah’s Book World

I am loving participating in this book club. We read one book a month and so far I have read every one of the books. They have picked the next three books so I shared those below. I need to check and make sure I am able to get all of them from Scribd. That’s the thing with this book club so long as I am able to get my hands on the book somehow without having to buy it I will read it otherwise I might have to skip it. 

10.) 20 Books of Summer created by Cathy from 746Books

This challenge hasn’t even happened yet. I am pretty sure it usually takes place from June 1st through September 1st so I have time to decide what I want to read and if I want to shoot for 20 books or less.


There we go that is all of the progress I have made on all of the challenges I decided to participate in this year. For the first 3 months of the year I think I am doing really well. Did you sign up for any challenges this year? How are you doing with them so far? 

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4 thoughts on “Quarterly Challenges Check-In

    1. Thank you so much!! I’m definitely happy with what I accomplished in the first 3 months of the year. At this point I feel like I could possibly complete all of them but we will see if I still feel that way later this year.

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