As many of you may know, I participated in the Rock my TBR challenge over the past year. I made a fairly large list of 23 books that I owned and had hoped to read at least half of them (but honestly, reading all of them would have been cool too). The goal was to read AT LEAST 1 a month throughout the year so that you could knock out about 12.
So…how did I do? The list below should be pretty telling
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugocompleted 03/07/2016
- Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
- Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankmancompleted 11/05/2016
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I Was Here by Gayle Formancompleted 01/05/2016 Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeverscompleted 05/08/2016 Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendsoncompleted 08/24/2016 The Rose Society by Marie Lu The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E Pearsoncompleted 12/21/2015
- Empire by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard
- The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spoonercompleted 11/12/2016
- Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
Me Before You by Jojo Moyescompleted 02/08/15
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansencompleted 02/29/2016
- Dreadnought by Cherie Priest
- The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
- Valiant by Sarah McGuire
The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmonscompleted 06/17/2016
- Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Yet to read: 12
Rock My TBR 2016 updates:
So…11 out of 23 isn’t TOO bad. Granted, since there are 12 months in a year I definitely should have gotten to at least 12, but I will take what I can get.
Top 3 that I read for this challenge….Shadow and Bone (I binged all her books this year), Grave Mercy, Heart of Betrayal. Least favorite was probably Me Before You, which you can look back at my February Update for my thoughts. Honestly, it was more of a “not the right book for me” moment more than a “this is a terrible book” moment.
I don’t typically participate in challenges because of being such a mood reader, so this was the PERFECT challenge for me. I can’t say I failed, but I definitely can do better. I loved how simple this challenge was to work with and how easy it was to set up buddy reads (because buddy reads are some of the most fun experiences I have ever had. Who doesn’t love being able to flail about some amazing books with fellow book lovers?).
Time to gear up to rock that TBR next year! Who else is participating?
QUESTION: Did any of you successfully complete reading challenges over the past year?