Challenge #1: Read 100 books in 2013
I'm making this challenge my bitch! According to the Goodreads meter thingie (as of today) I am 28 books (28%) ahead of schedule and 75% done!!!!!!! Holllller!! Now, one must take into account that my total includes not only books, but also short novellas and graphic novels. But still. It's whatever. WOOT.
Challenge status: Kicking ass! 75/100 read!
Challenge #2: Attack of the To Be Read Pile
Don't act like you don't have one. That pile (in my case mammoth) of books that you had to buy and are still sitting on your shelf a couple months (or years) later. My piles are growing out of control and they are stressing me out! SO. I wanted 50 of the books I read this year to be books I owned BEFORE January 1st 2013.
Challenge Status: Pretty darn good! 27/50!
Challenge #3: Re-read Rewind
Really, I don't think this challenge needs an explanation. I buy books to keep with the intention of re-reading them. However, I don't do this as much as I would like to. So for this challenge I made a list of books I wanted to re-read this year. Most of these are first books in series that I
Challenge Status: 1/13 completed. But I still have faith!
1. Poison Study (Maria V. Snyder)
2. Magic Study (Maria V. Snyder)
3. Fire Study (Maria V. Snyder)
4. Graceling (Kristin Cashore)
5. Fire (Kristin Cashore)
6. Divergent (Veronica Roth)
7. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
8. Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
9. Shatter Me (Tahereh Mafi)
11. Paranormalcy (Kiersten White)
12. Beautiful Creatures (Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl)
13. City of Bones (Cassandra Clare)
Challenge #4: It's a Classic
I hated reading classics in school. But I don't know if it's because of the books themselves or because when someone tells you you HAVE to read a book it makes you immediately not like it. I'm on a quest to discover the truth. Are classics really for me? Odds are no, probably not. I've bought 2 classics..I just need to read them.
I made an initial list of 5 classics I wanted to read, but I think I may have to revamp it..
The original list:
1. Wuthering Heights
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. The Great Gatsby
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
5. The Secret Garden
Challenge Status: 0/5 read. Yeah. I'm working on it OKAY! Geez. I'm 3% in for Pride & Prejudice..it might take me until December, but I'm going to finish it!
Challenge #5: Catch-Up If you Can-Series
Self-explanatory. I have all these series I started and never finished or read the second book on. These are ones I originally wanted to focus on finishing.
1. Caster Chronicles (Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl)
-Beautiful Darkness (#2) already own
-Beautiful Chaos (#3)
-Beautiful Redemption (#4)
2. The Mortal Instruments (Cassandra Clare)
-City of Fallen Angels (#4)
-City of Lost Souls (#5)
4. Paranormalcy (Kiersten White)
-Supernaturally (#2) already own
5. Graceling Realm (Kristin Cashore)
-Bitterblue (#3) already own
6. Divergent (Veronica Roth)
-Insurgent (#2) already own
7. If I Stay (Gayle Forman)
-Where She Went (#2) already own
Challenge Status: 1/7 series completed.
Although I have some catching up to do for some of these. I feel they're all very much accomplish-able (except maybe the Classics one..), I just have to stay the course!