As many of you know, I love my reading challenges. Mostly, I sign up for the year-long ones, but there are a few bloggers I follow who host shorter-term ones and readathons so I wanted to share my results for those. The year-long challenges update is posted separately.
Because Reading’s COYER (Clean Off Your E-Reader) Winter Switch hosted by Michelle and Berls
Original Goal: 30 ebooks ($1 or less) and audios ($5 or less) between 12/6/17- 3/9/18
Completed: 67 books And, yes, it felt good to get to my freebies and older books on the Kindle/Audible shelf.
Caffeinated Reviewer’s Take Control Challenge hosted by Kimberly
Goal: 20 books released before March 1st, 100 pages or more between 3/1-3/31
Completed: 13 books. Well, I didn’t get as many older ones as I wished, but I had a good time participating and I did get caught up on some review arcs that were languishing.
Because Reading’s COYER Summer Challenge hosted by Michelle and Berls
Original Goal: 60 books and each of the ten mini-challenges between June- August
Completed: 79 books and the goals I set for the mini-challenges. This was a combo of working from lists and also grabbing any book you wanted whether it was older, bought or free, or whathaveya. Again, this was great for whittling down what was on the TBR shelf and also getting social with other readers.
Caffeinated Reviewer’s Fraterfest Readathon hosted by Kimberly
Original Goal: 5 spooky books read between 10/11-10/16
Completed 6 books and had fun participated in the co-host games, too
Because Reading’s Spooky Readathon hosted by Michelle
Original Goal: I didn’t set a goal. Just read spooky books from 10/21-10/28
Completed: 5 books
Caffeinated Reader’s HoHoHo Readathon hosted by Kimberly
Original Goal: 10 holiday/winter books from 11/9-11/18 plus participated in the elves’ games.
Completed: 11 books and participated in all four games.
Kai’s Comic and Graphic Novels’ Readathon hosted by Kai
Original Goal: 3 graphic novels between 11/23- 11/30
Completed: 3 books Fun dip into a medium I don’t generally pick up.
Because Reading’s Can You Read a Series in a Month? Hosted by Michelle and Berls
Original Goal: last 3 books of Ani Gonzalez’s Banshee Creek series for the month of November.
Completed: 3 books Woohoo! I have so many series I am working on so it was fun to finish one.
I enjoyed these shorter reading sprints that tend to focus more on themes and fun while still offering a challenge to get through the ever-growing book stack. These shorter ones tend to encourage the social and fun side more through chats and games on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, incentives to visit potential new to me bloggers and reviewers. They take time and effort and I am thankful for those who hosted. I want to do more of these and even some group reads in the new year.
What about you? Did you do any shorter challenges or readathons this year? Maybe an Instagram challenge or a group read? Are you planning to participate in any for the new year?
If you are interested, Winter COYER is started already this December. Here’s the link: https://coyerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/coyer-winter-2018-going-back-to-basics.html?fbclid=IwAR1GYjYOh0nnKR4WRouHhK7ELjGgEOY9EJDRRoHkF7VM5f9hPd6QeBepll0
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