Jun 28, 2016

Mid-year Challenges Update: Failures and other Findings

❝ Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ❞ ~Henry Ford

I don’t know about you, but I find comfort in knowing that failure is but a gift to start anew. Because boy, have I royally failed to meet my mid-year challenge benchmarks! I started out this year accepting (only) two reading challenges: Goodreads Challenge and Finishing the Series Reading Challenge. My progress...what progress?

2016 Goodreads Challenge


Earlier this year, I set out to read 58 books for 2016 Goodreads Challenge. I dedicated this number to my beautiful mother. She was born in 1958, and she will be celebrating her 58th birthday in September of 2016. I’m slightly behind, completing 22 of the 58 books (5 books behind schedule). I'm not too worried because I've actually finished a few more books that I haven't marked off as "Read" on my Goodreads status. And, I have loads of blog tours I've signed up for in August and September, including There Once Were Stars, by Melanie McFarlane, and The Dream Protocol: Descent (Book I), by Adara Flynn Quick. I'm comfortable that I'll fulfill this challenge. If you’d like to take a look at what I’ve read so far, please visit my Goodreads profile.

2016 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge


I’m not sure how it happened but of the 22 books I’ve read in the 2016 Goodreads Challenge, I found out that not a single one of them falls in this category. How could that be? It has been a complete oversight on my part! Luckily, the majority of the books I’ve listed for this challenge were released recently, or are slated to come out this fall. I’m hopeful (glass half full) that I will complete a large portion of the challenge by the end of 2016. *fingers crossing*

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Did you accept any challenges for this year? What are they? How did you do?

I LOVE COMMENTS! I will try my best to respond to everyone. Please leave a link to your challenges so I can visit, and share a few words of encouragement!

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