Remember all those awesome reading challenges that I was posting about late last year? Just to refresh your memory, psycho-me signed up for 5 challenges for 2013. Now that we're 25% into the year, I figured I would keep myself honest by reporting my progress (or lack thereof) to my reading audience.
Without further ado!
Challenge #1: Around The World in 12 Books Challenge
Read 1 book a month, each from a different specified country.
I'm not doing too bad here. I kept up with the January and February countries, but fell a little behind with March (I have just a few pages left in my Wales novel now, so only a few days behind!). I am hoping to read my Fiji book on time this month, and get back on track.
Current Grade: B+
Challenge #2: Monthly Keyword Challenge
Read 1 book a month, each with a different keyword in the title.
Pretty much the same as Challenge #1. Did great with January/February, but my Wales book is doubling as my March keyword book, so I will be a few days late getting this one finished up. Looking to get back on track in April!
Current Grade: B+
Challenge #3: Foodies Read Challenge
Read 4 food-related books.
I've completed 1 out of the 4 books that I signed up to read here, so I guess I'm right on track. I have eleventy billion food books checked out from the library right now (as you can see here), so hopefully I will tuck another one under my belt soon.
Current Grade: A
Challenge #4: Audiobook Challenge
Listen to at least 6 audiobooks.
Doing awesome on this one!! I only signed up to finish 6 audiobooks this year, but I've already done 4. It helps that I listen to them so much during my commutes. I may actually raise the bar here and go for the next level up (12).
Current Grade: A++
Challenge #5: Mount TBR Challenge
Read at least 24 books from my at-home TBR pile.
This one is going to be a total wash. I have only read ONE out of the 24 books I was hoping to take off my TBR pile this year. There is no way I'm going to finish this one, especially given all the review copies that I have coming up in May/June. I'll honestly be surprised if I make it to 10 by the end of the year. And this is all not to mention the TONS of new books I've added to my possession the last few months. FAIL!
Current Grade: F-
Readers, did you sign up for any reading challenges this year? How are they going so far?