Hello everyone, can you believe we are already halfway through the year?
When I started writing this post I realized that I haven’t been paying much attention to the reading challenges I set for myself back in January. Oops! I had to look back and see what the challenges were to determine how closely my reading has aligned.
Here’s a brief update of the progress I’ve made on each challenge so far…
PopSugar Reading Challenge
I have met 9 prompts for this challenge. At a glance, I am certain I will meet quite a few more before the end of the year. This challenge is always the trickiest for me as the prompts can get so specific. Unless I force myself to read something I didn’t plan to, I usually end up skipping quite a few of the prompts.
Beat the Backlist Challenge
I’m new to the Beat the Backlist challenge this year, and have only completed 5 prompts so far. However, I like this challenge because it allows you to pick and choose from your reading list of books you haven’t gotten around to reading yet. One of my favorite things is that it is now on StoryGraph, which makes it very easy to add books to the challenge. I would highly recommend joining this one simply for the ease of use in tandem with StoryGraph.
StoryGraph Reading Challenge
I mentioned in January that StoryGraph would be hosting monthly challenges this year. Unfortunately I haven’t kept up with them in any way whatsoever. Monthly challenges are more difficult for me since I don’t read every day. Instead, I set my StoryGraph goal for 50 books to keep it simple.
Goodreads Reading Challenge
In January I set my Goodreads goal (and StoryGraph goal) to read 30 books in 2022. I wanted a purposely low goal that was achievable. When I surpassed it, I upped it to 50 books. As of today I have read 43 books, so I am right on track with that goal.
Summer Reading Challenge
This challenge is being hosted by Jules at The Literary Lifestyle. There are three prompts for each month of summer, and I am already halfway finished with my June pick. I have a book lined up for July, but still have to find one that meets the prompt for August. If you have any recommendations for a good “escape” book, drop them in the comments below 🙂
Out of all of these challenges, Beat the Backlist and the Summer Reading Challenge are my favorites. Anything that helps tackle an insurmountable TBR pile is a good thing, right? I also love that Jules provided a list of book recommendations for her challenge, which made it much easier to decide what to read!