2016 Reading Challenges: Second Trimester Update


Hello! As I had said at the beginning of the year, I’m doing 2 reading challenges: the Goodreads Reading Challenge, where I’m aiming for 75 books  and the Popsugar Reading Challenge. I’ll do a quick update here on the state of both challenges.


Originally I had set the goal of 75 books, and by April I was nearing the goal, being several books ahead of schedule. So then I decided to up my challenge to 125 books, and I’ll probably have to up it again, because I’ almost done with it.  So guys, what should I change my challenge to?


What should I change my challenge to? 150? 175?


So far I’ve completed 20 of the 40 categories of this challenge – I’m halfway through!!!!

1. A book based on a fairy tale


2. A National Book Award winner

3. A YA bestseller


4. A book you haven’t read since high school

5. A book set in your home state


6. A book translated to English

7. A romance set in the future


8. A book set in Europe


9. A book that’s under 150 pages


10. A New York Times bestseller


11. A book that’s becoming a movie this year


12. A book recommended by someone you just met


13. A self-improvement book

14. A book you can finish in a day


15. A book written by a celebrity

16. A political memoir

17. A book at least 100 years older than you

18. A book that’s more than 600 pages


19. A book from Oprah’ Book Club

20. A science-fiction novel

21. A book recommended by a family member

22. A graphic novel

23. A book that is published in 2016


24.A book with a protagonist who has your occupation

25. A book that takes place during summer


26. A book and its prequel


27. A murder mystery


28. A book written by a comedian

29. A dystopian novel

30. A book with a blue cover


31. A book of poetry

32. The first book you see in a bookstore

33. A classic from the 20thcentury

34. A book from the library

35. An autobiography

36. A book about a road trip


37. A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with


38. A satirical book

39. A book that takes place on an island


40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy


Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books I Loved

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads (we’ve done underrated books a bunch of times in the past 6 years but thanks to Lenore at Celebrity Readers for suggesting this topic as a new way to talk about underrated books especially when underrated is subjective. An easy way to find this — go to Goodreads, your read list, at the top of your read list where it says settings you can add a column for # of ratings, then you can sort by that. If you aren’t a Goodreads user you can look up books you think are underrated and see what their # of reviews is on Goodreads? Or if that’s too hard you can spin it some other way!

This is a super easy topic for me, because I mainly read underrated books. Reading a lot of ARCs from Netgalley leads to this, and I actually love to discover all these new books and recommending the hell out of them.

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