2016 Challenge Update – Quarter One


It’s that time of year to check in and see how I am doing on my challenge reading. I joined seven challenges in 2016 (see my original joining post here). I have been enjoying them all and it has helped me pick some out of my box reads.  Now lets break them down.




Mount TBR Reading Challenge hosted by My Reader’s Block. The goal of this challenge is to read the books you got in 2015 but have not yet read.



For my Mount TBR Check Point #1 –

My goal is Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile.

I have 42 read. 18 to go.

My favorite cover so far has been for The Hidden Twin. I don’t know why, but there is just something about it that I love.




My favorite character has probably been Tanya/Amelia/Debra/Whatever Her Name is Now from  The Passenger. She was crafty, yet innocent and I loved the way she changed her mannerisms with her name.

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Black Widow Forever Red. I am not a comic book girl, but put into a print book, it was fantastic.



2016 Debut Author Challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. A challenge to read 12 or more middle grade, young adult, and new adult debuts this year.


That Artsy Reader Girl


I am at 10 so far.

1. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

2. The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin

3. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

4. Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

5. Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan

6. Save Me Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer

7. My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul

8. Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

9. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

10. Faerie by Eisha Marjara



2016 Diverse Books Reading Challenge hosted by Mishma at Chasing Faerytales and Shelly at Read.Sleep.Repeat. My goal is to read at least twelve diverse books in 2016.



I love diverse books so this challenge is awesome. I am at 17 so far for the year and I know there will be plenty more.

1. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

2. Good On Paper by Rachel Cantor

3. What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

4. Thanks For the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

5. Saving AlexWhen I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That’s When My Nightmare Began by Alex Cooper and Joanna Brooks

6. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

7. What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

8. In Real Life by Jessica Love

9. Second House From the Corner by Sadeqa Johnson

10. The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan

11. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

12. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

13. Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

14. Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

15. I Met Someone by Bruce Wagner

16. Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly

17. Faerie by Eisha Marjara



Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge hosted by Falling for YA. My goal is to get to Platinum – 75 Books


53 read. 22 to go.



2016 New Release Challenge hosted by Lexxie at (un)Conventional Book Views and Stormi at Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My!. My Goal is 45+ books per year – New Release Enthusiast.



54 read. 0 to go.



The Goodreads Challenge. I will be aiming for 100 books plus this year.


Goodreads: Book reviews, recommendations, and discussion


68 read. 32 to go.



Book Bingo from Pretty Deadly Reviews

Current card located here.

Check out my Holiday Bingo for books read December 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016 results here.





I am also joining the ARC April event over at Read.Sleep.Repeat. I am hoping to get to Gold or Diamond, so we shall see.

10-15 ARCs read for the month = The Gold Reader Level

16+ ARCs read for the month = The Diamond Reader Level



For a running list of all of my ongoing challenges you can check out my Challenges Page. I try to update it every other week.


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Posted March 31, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Challenges / 4 Comments

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