2015 Reading Challenges Wrap-Up

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In 2015, I participated in 14 challenges plus the Goodreads Challenge. Although, I didn't update like I was supposed to I did complete a good number of challenges. I only hope I keep track of my challenge reads better next year.

The Reading Road Trip Challenge

Goal: Adventurer: 41-50
Completed: Hitchhiker: 20 books 
I actually read 33 books but they overlapped with the states. I thought I did better than I could have hoped for. 50 books was a bit of a stretch.

Alabama: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Alaska: Right Behind You by Gail Giles
Arizona: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
California: Songs for a Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson
Connecticut: Jasmine and Maddie by Christine Pakkala
IdahoBlue Heaven by C.J. Box; The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher
Illinois: The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
Indiana: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Louisiana: Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher; Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Maine: Made of Stars by Kelley York
Massachusetts: Pie by Sarah Weeks; The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black; And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
Nebraska: '89 Walls by Katie Pierson
New Hampshire: A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements
New York: The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh; The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg; Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead; When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
North Carolina: You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith
Oregon: Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander; The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
Virginia: The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (three books)
Washington: I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Wisconsin: The Summer I Got a Life by Mark Fink
Wyoming: The Unearthly Trilogy + Radiant by Cynthia Hand; Court by Cat Patrick

Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

Goal: Amelia Peabody: 10 books
Completed: 13 books

#1 Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
#2 Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
#3 Never Never by Colleen Hoover
#4 All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry
#5 Made of Stars by Kelley York
#6 The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
#7 The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
#8 I Was Here by Gayle Forman
#9 The Heist Society by Ally Carter
#10 Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
#11 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
#12 Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
#13 Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

2015 Monthly Motif Challenge

Goal: 12 books
Completed: 12 books

#1 Book to Movie or Audio - The Host by Stephenie Meyer
#2 Award Winner - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
#3 Genre Jumble Read - Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander (cozy mystery)
#4 Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem - Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
#5 Library Love - The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
#6 Take A Trip - Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne
#7 Standing Up - Something Real by Heather Demetrios
#8 Alternative Reality - The Selection by Kiera Cass
#9 Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
#10 Ghost and Goth by Stacey Kade
#11 An Oldie But a Goodie - The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
#12 That's A Wrap - Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

The Color Coded Challenge

Goal: 9 books
Completed: 9 books

#1 Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (Pink - any other color)
#2 Blue Heaven by C.J. Box (Blue)
#3 The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski (Implies color)
#4 Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes (Green)
#5 Honey by Sarah Weeks (Yellow)
#6 White Cat by Holly Black (White)
#7 Red Glove by Holly Black (Red)
#8 Black Heart by Holly Black (Black)
#9 Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Brown)

2015 Series Enders Reading Challenge

Goal: Level 1: 1-5 series enders
Completed: 5 series enders

#1 Black Heart by Holly Black
#2 The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
#3 Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles
#4 Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
#5 P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

2015 Prequel and Sequel Challenge

Goal: Newbie 10-25 points
Completed: Professional 76-100 points

#1 My Little Monster 2 by Robico (2 points)
#2 Red Glove by Holly Black (2 points)
#3 Black Heart by Holly Black (2 points)
Completed a series (10 points)
#4 Hunted (Spirit Animals) by Maggie Stiefvater (2 points)
#5 Lumberjanes #2 (2 points)
#6 The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (2 points)
#7 Unbreakable by Kami Garcia (2 points)
#8 Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (2 points)
#9 Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles (2 points)
#10 The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (2 points)
#11 The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (2 points)
#12 The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (2 points)
Completed a series (10 points)
#13 The Elite by Kiera Cass (2 points)
#14 The One by Kiera Cass (2 points)
#15 The Heir by Kiera Cass (2 points)
#16 Radiant by Cynthia Hand (1 point)
#17 Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter (2 points)
#18 Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter (2 points)
Completed a series (10 points)
#19 Yotsuba!& Vol. 2 by Kiyohiko Azuma (2 points)
#20 P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (2 points)
Completed a series (10 points)

 Total Points: 79 points

2015 Pages Read

Goal: 25,000
Completed: 37, 306

Fairytale Challenge

Goal: Prince Charming - 1-4 books
Completed: Magic Mirror: 5-9 books

Books Read:
#1 Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde
#2 The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
#3 Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
#4 Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
#5 The Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
#6 The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

2015 Audiobook Challenge

Goal: Newbie - 1-5 books
Completed: 2 books

Books Listened to:
#1 The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
#2 Honey by Sarah Weeks

Snagged @ the Library

Goal: Library Card on Fire - 50+ books
Completed: 82

Books Read:
#1 Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
#2 My Little Monster 1 by Robico
#3 My Little Monster 2 by Robico
#4 Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
#5 The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
#6 Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
#7 Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde
#8 The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
#9 The Summer I Got a Life by Mark Fink
#10 The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
#11 Ella takes the Cake by Carmela D'Amico
#12 The Host by Stephenie Meyer
#13 Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
#14 White Cat by Holly Black
#15 Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
#16 Honey by Sarah Weeks
#17 Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to be Noticed by J.C. Phillipps
#18 Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea by Teresa Bateman
#19 Wild Born by Brandon Mull
#20 Hunted by Maggie Stiefvater
#21 The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
#22 Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
#23 Right Behind You by Gail Giles
#24 The Trouble with Dragons by Debi Gliori
#25 Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
#26 Soccer Beat by Sandra Gilbert Brug
#27 No T.Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo
#28 Lumberjanes #1 by Noelle Stevenson
#29 Lumberjanes #2 by Noelle Stevenson
#30 The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
#31 Jasmine and Maddie by Christine Pakkala
#32 Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne
#33 Pie by Sarah Weeks
#34 Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
#35 Red Glove by Holly Black
#36 Black Heart by Holly Black
#37 The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher
#38 The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
#39 The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
#40 The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
#41 Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
#42 You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith
#43 Huntress by Malinda Lo
#44 I Was Here by Gayle Forman
#45 The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
#46 Heist Society by Ally Carter
#47 Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
#48 Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
#49 Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
#50 Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles
#51 The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
#52 Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
#53 Don't Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout
#54 The Selection by Kiera Cass
#55 The Elite by Kiera Cass
#56 The One by Kiera Cass
#57 The Heir by Kiera Cass
#58 Uprooted by Naomi Novik
#59 Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
#60 A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
#61 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
#62 Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver 
#63 Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
#64 Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
#65 Boundless by Cynthia Hand
#66 Radiant by Cynthia Hand
#67 Dead Girls Don't Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
#68 Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
#69 Perfect Criminals by Ally Carter
#70 Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
#71 The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
#72 More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
#73 The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
#74 The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
#75 Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
#76 How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
#77 Yotsuba&!1 by Kiyohiko Azuma
#78 The Saga of Rex by Michel Gagne
#79 Counting in the Garden by Kim Parker
#80 Nonsense! by Edward Lear
#81 Yotsuba&!2 by Kiyohiko Azuma
#82 P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Graphic Novels Challenge

Goal: Modern Age - 12 books
Completed: 13 books

#1 In Real Life by Cory Doctorow 
#2 My Little Monster 1 by Robico
#3 My Little Monster 2 by Robico
#4 Lumberjanes #1 by Noelle Stevenson
#5 Lumberjanes #2 by Noelle Stevenson
#6 Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
#7 Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan
#8 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North
#9 Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
#10 How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
#11 Yotsuba&!1 by Kiyohiko Azuma
#12 The Saga of Rex by Michel Gagne
#13 Yotsuba&!2 by Kiyohiko Azuma

The Re-Read Challenge

Goal: Re-read at least 5 books
Completed: 20 books

#1 The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
#2 The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
#3 The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
#4 The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
#5 The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
#6 The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
#7 The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
#8 The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
#9 The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley
#10 The Problem Child by Michael Buckley
#11 Once Upon a Crime by Michael Buckley
#12 Magic and Other Misdemeanors by Michael Buckley
#13 Tales From the Hood by Michael Buckley
#14 The Everafter War by Michael Buckley
#15 The Inside Story by Michael Buckley
#16 The Council of Mirrors by Michael Buckley
#17 A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements
#18 Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
#19 Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
#20 Boundless by Cynthia Hand

NetGalley Reading Challenge

Goal: 11-20 books
Completed: 8 books

#1 Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
#2 Made of Stars by Kelley York
#3 And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
#4 The Never Never Sisters by L. Alison Heller
#5 Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Cafe by Tilia Klebenoc Jacobs  
#6 Some Kind of Magic by Adrian Fogelin
#7 A Girl Called Malice by Aurelia B. Rowl
#8 Court by Cat Patrick

I Love Picture Books

Goal: Read at least 10 books
Completed: 10 books

#1 It's a Tiger by David LaRochelle Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard
#2 Ella Takes the Cake by Carmela D'amico and Steven D'amico
#3 Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to be Noticed by J.C. Phillipps
#4 Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea by Teresa Bateman
#5 Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
#6 Soccer Beat by Sandra Gilbert Brug
#7 No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo
#8 Counting in the Garden by Kim Parker
#9 Nonsense! by Edward Lear
#10 Fancy Nancy Tea for Two by Jane O'Connor

GoodReads Reading Challenge

Goal: 96 books
Completed: 115 new books
Total Completed: 134 books

Did you participate in any reading challenges this year?

Comments

  1. You did a great job on all your challenges! Congrats! I always do so well at keeping track for the first few months of the year and then by the mid-year point I usually just stop. :/ This year I don't think I will participate in any year long challenges except for goodreads. I like the shorter challenges better, like bout of books! I didn't do well at your challenge either. I was so bad at keeping track of what state my books take place in, but I did have fun paying closer attention to that. Anyway, good luck with your 2016 challenges!

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    1. That's cool. I've thought of just not doing challenges but even if I fail them it's nice for that moment to be excited about them. I have to say the shorter challenges that I participate in my groups on Goodreads are really fun so I have to agree that shorter challenges are better.
      Well, that's okay. I read more than I expected for my challenge (but not how much I wanted by thirty) and it was interesting to see where the books were set wasn't it?
      Good luck with your GoodReads challenge in 2016 (:

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  2. Wow, you really did a great job. I'm doing a lot more challenges in 2016 than I have ever done, but not all are about reading certain types of books so I think it will go well. It should be fun- gives me a reason to read certain books too.

    -Lauren

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    1. That's a good idea. I don't mind the genre centered challenges myself. I'm just excited to read all of the books for my 2016 challenge which is all you really need to do well in you challenges (hopefully) (;

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  3. You did great and I'm amazed at how many challenges you kept track of! I even set up a spreadsheet to keep track of mine, and it still didn't go very well. I mean, I read enough books for most of the challenges I signed up for, but I didn't keep track of them very well, and I often forgot to link up.

    I wish you the best with your challenges next year! You asked me, so I'll ask too: What are you planning to participate in for 2016?

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    1. I tried setting up a spreadsheet for myself but I rather have something I can put on the blog so I can just update it there all the time so that's what I did this year. I forgot to link up all the time last year. I should really send out e-mail notifications for my challenge next year but I don't want to annoy anyone.
      Good luck with your challenges too!
      So many: Goodreads, Royal Challenge, Manga and Graphic Novels Challenge, Horror Reading Challenge, Fairytale Challenge, and many more.

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  4. These are some really nice challenges! Looks like you read a lot. :-) I hope to do some reading challenges in 2016, how about you?
    -Amy
    abookwormsperfectapple.wordpress.com

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    1. I have a lot of reading challenges happening in 2016. You can check out the tab at the top of my page (:

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    2. Awesome! I think I will. :-)

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  5. You did an awesome job on your reading challenges. I enjoyed seeing all of them and the reading you did for them. Fun to see lots of books I have read on your lists, but also lots of books I haven't read yet.

    I didn't participate in any reading challenges this year, though I did make a goal to try and record more of my reading on Goodreads, and I did record a good chunk of it. I think I will do an even better job in 2016.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Oh good! I did better than expected for my Goodreads goal and I reread so many great books. Good luck next year on your Goodreads goal (:

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