It’s time to reflect on how I did with the challenges I set myself in 2014! I smashed some of them and failed miserably with others, but it’s given me a lot to think about in terms of reading challenges for 2015.
Goodreads Reading Challenge
I set myself a goal of 150 books and I completed it!! I stayed ahead of the counter at all times, so that was very exciting.
I’ll be setting myself a goal of 150 books for 2015 as well.
I set myself a challenge to read books by ten Australian women and ten Australian men in 2014, and I read 31 books by Australian women (21 authors) and 11 books by Australian men (8 authors). I’m continuing to do really well with reading Australian women, but haven’t yet been able to match it with my readership of Australian men. Here are the books I read and reviewed:
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In 2015 I have again challenged myself to read books by ten different Australian woman and ten Australian men. Hopefully this time I can reach my goal for both!
In 2014 I thought I’d try to get up to speed with all the series I’m currently reading, so I did this challenge as a way to reward myself every time I finished a book. The point system worked like this:
- 1 point for Book Two of a series;
- 2 points for Book Three of a series; and
- 3 points for any additional books in longer series.
Here are the books I read. I have a total of 126 points for 2014
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Début Author Challenge 2014
I’m usually amazing at the début author challenge, but this year I have failed! I am very sad, and will try harder next year.
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TBR pile challenge
In 2014 I challenged myself to read the books I have purchased and then never read in an effort to reduce my TBR pile. I failed quite spectacularly and I’ve realised this kind of challenge doesn’t work for me, so I won’t be attempting it again.
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For 2015, I’ll be sticking with the Australian Writers challenges, the DAC and the sequel challenge, but I’ll give the TBR pile challenge a miss.