How did I do?
I read 8/10! And six of those were books from off my own TBR shelf. So not too bad. Here are the books I read:
Thanks, Lark, for hosting this challenge! I had a lot of fun...and I read some books this year that I probably wouldn't have read otherwise.
My favorite of the eight: The Radleys followed closely by Dance Night and Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand.
My least favorite: We Hear the Dead
P.S. I should probably repeat this challenge again next year because I have a new stack of books piling up in my room and even more books I want to read on my TBR list. It's a neverending bookish mountain that I seem to be climbing.
Congratulations on completing the challenge! I'm always looking for ways to tackle the TBR stacks. I did not do well this year, though I'm currently reading a book I've had since 2010.ReplyDelete
Well, that's good. I've decided it's way too easy to put off reading books I own because there's no time pressure; books don't go bad. And without a due date I don't seem to get around to reading them. It's a problem. :DDelete
Nice! I always sign up for challenges, but I never seem to actually complete them. Good job on getting 8/10. That's great!ReplyDelete
I have a hard time completing challenges, too. Take this one. I could set my OWN goal for it, and I still didn't finish it. But it's okay. Maybe next year.Delete
I haven’t seen this challenge but I need it! You should see my unread bookshelf. It takes up a whole wall floor to ceiling. I need help. Congrats on reading 8/10. And you still have a month if you wanted to squeeze in two more.ReplyDelete
I could...but I probably won't. Too many library books calling my name. ;DDelete
You did great, Lark! I am starting to think about whether I want to participate in any challenges this next year. I've enjoyed my challenge-free year quite a bit, but some of the challenges out there are tempting me . . .ReplyDelete
Challenges can be very tempting...especially at the beginning of the year. But I usually run out of steam before the challenge is done. :DDelete
Congrats, Lark! I used to participate in various reading challenges but stopped since I was sidetracked and plus the books I choose to read are always on a whim. I think I'll do better without the pressure but then again it's fun reading with other participants. :)ReplyDelete
I know what you mean about reading challenges; I think I need to take a break from them for awhile and just read on a whim again. :)Delete
Way to go! That backlist of books on the shelves can produce a combination of guilt and stress, so getting those read is an accomplishment in more ways than one!ReplyDelete
It does produce guilt and stress! So much so that I sometimes I want to throw my lists (but not my unread books!) away and start over. :DDelete
Great job on the challenge! I should do something like this because my TBR stacks have officially become shelf-sitters :)ReplyDelete
Why is it so easy to buy the books we want to read, and so hard to actually find the time to read them all?Delete
Excellent Work! I love challenges that make me pick up books I wouldn't normally otherwise jump at...ReplyDelete
I hear you on the library temptation! That siren call!
:D It's something I find almost impossible to resist!Delete
That's awesome you got 8 of your old TBR list read! :) I'm working on my Netgalley TBR which feels endless.ReplyDelete
Good luck with that! If I did Netgalley I'm sure I would always be waaaay behind. :DDelete
Well done! I have a giant Word document with all the books I want to read. I notice that a lot of books get read towards the end with the new releases. Those first few pages don't fare quite as well!ReplyDelete
Maybe I should join this challenge next year. Maybe I'll put Zafon's trilogy on that list and finally read it! :)
You should! It's worth reading. :) But I know what you mean about the more recent releases always seeming to take precedence over older titles on your TBR list. It happens to me, too.Delete