Reading Challenge Year End Wrap Up for Sophia- 2015

Posted December 31, 2015 by Sophia Rose in Challenge / 8 Comments

Whew! This year was one slippery little sucker. I don’t think it slowed down much at all which is why my brain keeps thinking that it should be like September or something. Needless to say, I managed to do very well with the challenges for which I signed up. I was cautious in my goals at the beginning and ended up having to increase my goals on several once I got going. I tried a few new to me challenges and continued with a few that I enjoy each year. All were fun and each challenge provided something special for me whether it was introducing me to a new author, series, sub-genre or rekindling my love for specific genres or even just reducing the sheer number of unread books on my actual and virtual shelves. My thanks go out to the blogs who put these together and hosted all year long. It was a pleasure, ladies!

  1. Herding Cats and Burning Soup’s Historical Romance
    Goal: 100+ books                                                Achieved: 113 books
  2. Under the Covers’ Romance Roundabout
    Goal: 12 Categories x 5                                       Achieved: 12 Categories x 404books
  3. Brazen Babes’ Interracial
    Goal: 36 books                                                     Achieved: 47 books
  4. GoodReads Austenesque TBR Pile
    Goal: 51+ books                                                  Achieved: 62 books
  5. Delighted Reader’s Literary Pickers
    Goal: 50+ books                                                  Achieved: 109 books
  6. My Reader’s Block’s Mt. TBR
    Goal: 100 books                                                   Achieved: 118 books
  7. Delighted Reader’s Series
    Goal: 1 Series x5 books                                       Achieved: 3 series x 24 books
  8. GoodReads
    Goal: 400 books                                                   Achieved: 434 books
  9. Delighted Reader’s Books N Tunes
    Goal: 50 books                                                     Achieved: 54 books
  10. Herding Cats Burning Soup’s New to Me
    Goal: 100+ books                                                 Achieved: 193 books
  11. The Book Nympho & Hot Listens’ Audio Book
    Goal: 15 books                                                     Achieved 16 books
  12. Passages to the Past’s Historical Fiction
    Goal: 25 books                                                     Achieved: 39 books
  13. Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust’s Cliché Klatch
    Goal: 50 books                                                     Achieved: 230 books
  14. Nelle’s Nightstand’s Curvy Women
    Goal: 15 books                                                     Achieved: 20 books

If you want the details on specific books and reviews for each of these challenges, I set up shelves for them on my Good Reads page which you are welcome to check out. Here’s the link to my GoodRead’s home page:

And now, I’ve already started plotting for my New Year of challenges which include four we are hosting here at Delighted Reader. Jump in and join! We’d love to have you. I’ll share my 2016 Reading Challenge Initial Post in January.

What about you? Did you do any challenges this year? Any new to you? How’d you do? Are you planning to participate in a reading challenge for 2016?

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.


  • Oh you did do well with your reading challenges.

    • Thanks, Mary! I am so addicted to these. It was fun trying to make it to my goals.

  • So many challenges and you did so well at them. Great job. Here’s to a great 2016.

    • Yes, it was fun. Happy New Year and Happy Reading, Melanie!

  • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    Great job on all your challenges. Glad you’re back for the audio in 2016.

    • I really enjoyed trying all the different narrators and books in audio.

      Happy New Year, Jennifer!

  • Congrats! You did great with all these challenges! I hope next year will be a great year too!

    • Me, too! I’ve signed up for a bunch again. 🙂