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Challenge and Stat Update: January – September

Challenge Update

2018 TBR Pile Challenge…

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
Night by Elie Wiesel
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
The Time Between by Karen White
The Camel Club by David Baldacci

9/12 Books Read

*Hosted by Roof Beam Reader

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge…

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie
The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio
The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher

 

11/15 Books Read

*Hosted by Passages to the Past

NetGalley and Edelweiss Challenge…

Look for Me by Lisa Gardner
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
Dreams of Falling by Karen White
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza
Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio
Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown

The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall
The Lido by Lilly Page
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher
The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

 

23/25 Books Read

*Hosted here Reading Between the Pages

Book By Numbers

*Note – I do not keep track of books I DNF and I rarely have a book rating of 2.5 or lower because I am probably not enjoying it enough to finish it.

Wrap Up…

EEK…I cannot believe how fast the year is flying by!!

I have either almost completed or am right on track with all of my reading challenges! I have no doubt that I will be able to complete them all with flying colors by the end of the year.

A few notes about my book stats:

  • I am really pleased to see 30% of my books read are still coming from “my bookshelf.” Reading more books that are sitting on my bookshelf was a very important goal to me this year.
  • I am thrilled to be listening to more audiobooks and look forward to that percentage growing in the last quarter of the year.
  • Lastly, I was very excited to read my first True Crime story over the summer and look forward to reading more from this fascinating genre.

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20 thoughts on “Challenge and Stat Update: January – September

  1. Wow you are doing great with your challenges! And I’m always a sucker for stats posts… I love your graphics! I think at first glance we have pretty similar stats for the things I also keep track of.

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      1. Haha I know right? I have an average rating one as well and an age group one (MG, YA or Adult)… And I’m keeping track of the author nationality, setting of the book (country) and timeframe, although I’m not sure how to make those into a chart yet. Maybe a map for the first who at the end of the year? It will be interesting so see how many countries I can get beside the typical English speaking countries.

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        1. Those all sound like fun things to track! I look forward to seeing what you come up with to chart them. I love the map idea for author nationality! You could consider a timeline for the timeframe of your books.

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  2. This is a great post. I look at it and think, I should do that, but I know I never would. You are doing wonderful in your challenges. I definitely need to read more books I already own and I do a lot of that when i am away, (I drive so take a box of books with me and leave them there) but I could do so much better. Yes, audiobooks are amazing, I never thought I would say that. I have confidence that you will achieve all your goals.

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      1. I started the A to Z challenge this year. Reading only books on my shelf starting with each letter. I finished up to M and am planning to do the rest when I go to Florida in January. We shall see if that gets some more off my shelf.

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