2016 reading challenge tracker

Update from 2017-01-07

The year had past, some goals were met, some not so much :). I’m leaving this page be for now and here are the post I wrote to sum up year 2016:

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You might’ve already seen my post about this year’s reading challenges: I solemnly swear…

This page is intended to keep track on the points I’ll gather throughout the year. Without it, I won’t be able to find a thing at the end of year 😉

Let’s start with Goodreads challenge

2016 Reading Challenge

Magda has completed her goal of reading 300 books in 2016!
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This widget thingy from Goodreads totally doesn’t work… it stays the same just like at the moment you’ve added it. Well, I’ll update it once in a while.

 

NetGalley LogoThe Netgalley % growth – keep up with the newest releases, don’t exceed the publication date and get the Netgalley feedback ratio higher. [32%]

Points on this challenge: 1 point per 3% closer to the magical 80% or higher

Current score: 6 points and 19 percent

 

The big list of small challenges I want to accomplish (points for each added in brackets, possibly with list of books):

  1. A paperback I own 1 – Illuminae
  2. One of my ebooks that I actually paid for 2 – Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem, Strange Magic
  3. A graphic novel 20 – favorite for now – Monstress
  4. An audio book that’s been on my list way too long 10 – favorite for now – The False Prince
  5. Re-read one of my favorite books and review it, I really want to include Harry Potter and Witcher here – 2 – Enchanted, The last wish
  6. A book that won Goodreads Choice Award in 2015 – 1 – Dark matter
  7. A book that is among the finalists of GR Choice Awards from any year 4 – The Martian, Cruel Beauty, Raven boys, The false prince
  8. Read a classic. The two I’ve got currently on my have-to-read list are “The Count of Monte Christo” and “The Picture of Dorian Grey”. The first one was on my list for ages and I really need to read it this year – 4 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Prince and the Pauper, Adrift in Pacific, Little prince
  9. A book that becomes a movie this year (like The 5th wave).
  10. A book I want to read because of a movie I’ve seen. –– The Martian
  11. A Fairytale retelling4 – Alice Takes Back Wonderland, Enchanted, The Golden Apple, Complete Alice in Wonderland
  12. The story under 150 pages8 – Kaminishi: Four Seasons, From Hell to Breakfast, The Golden Cage, Broken banners, A reaper of stone, Deadman’s hand, Pieces of hate, Musiville
  13. A gift – a book I got from someone– How To Think Like Sherlock
  14. A book read in a day5 – The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York: A Yarn for the Strange at Heart, Boy-1, The Wicked + The Divine Vol 1-3
  15. A big book – over 600 pages
  16. A book published in 2016 35 – favorite for now – Steps of Power series
  17. A book and its prequel 1 – Flashback: Siren Song + Strange Magic
  18. Series finale– Rose Under Fire
  19. A murder mystery4 – Murder at the Vicarage, Love in the Time of Murder, Halfway Bitten, Halfway dead
  20. A dystopian novel 1 – Kingdom of ashes
  21. Book bought because of the cover– These Broken Stars
  22. A banned book
  23. A story I stopped reading before, but actually wanted to finish
  24. A series starter10 – The Golden Cage, Enchanted, The Golden Apple, Halfway dead, The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat (and Pokey!), Archmage, Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem, The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act, Peter and the Starcatchers, Cursed
  25. Freebie I got from Amazon or Smashwords1 – The Golden Apple
  26. One word title  – 4 – Kaminishi, Enchanted, Cursed, Concealed
  27. Pre-printing press – a book that was published before 1440.
  28. A non-superhero graphic novel 3 –  The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York: A Yarn for the Strange at Heart, Dead Man’s Party, Complete Alice in Wonderland
  29. Manga – 37 –  plenty of Naruto and some more 😉
  30. A (graphic) novel based on TV show / Movie / Game – 2 – Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, Ghostbusters: Who Ya Gonna Call?
  31. A newly bought book (start reading within a month of purchase) 1 – Illuminae
  32. A book based on mythology2 – Cruel Beauty, Sleeping Giants
  33. Random book from my paper to-be-read pile– Adrift in the Pacific: Two Years Holiday
  34. New to me author 39 – too many to list, so I’ll just put a number here
  35. Color cover fun – a book which cover is mainly one of these colors:
    white – 2 – The Raven Boys, The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1
    yellow – 1 – The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat (and Pokey!)
    orange – 3 – Kaminishi, The Martian, Illuminae
    red – 1 – From Hell to Breakfast
    purple – 1 – Halfway Bitten
    blue – 3 – Love in the Time of Murder, The Golden Cage, The False Prince, Ash and Echoes
    green – 1 – Musiville
    gray – 1 – Hinges Book Two: Paper Tigers
    black 2 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Complete Alice in Wonderland
    brown – 1 – Kings or pawns
  36. Around the world in books – check how many countries or US states I can visit through books. This one won’t be easy since I mostly read fantasy, but I’m curious to see what countries I can read through :). An extra rule – one book = one country, so I can’t simply use one book to travel around the world, I’d have to choose which country I’m using from a certain book if the action happens in more than one. – 1 point per country12

Current score: 185 points

 

Now it’s time for the A to Z challenges. I will try to update this list monthly, maybe even more often if I’ll remember 😉

All the books will be listed using this key:
title (linked to Goodreads), author, rating, date when finished.

Goal: Read a book that the TITLE / AUTHOR begins with every letter A to Z. The A, An and The don’t count.
*for U (Author challenge only), Q, X, Y, Z you can use any book with those letters in the title / in author’s name.
Duration: Jan 1st – Dec 31st, 2015

Current score: 43 points

The titles:

A: Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons ★★★☆☆ 18-01-2016
B: Boy-1 by H. S. Tak, Amancay Nahuelpan ★★★☆☆ 23-01-2016
C: Crystal Cadets by Anne Toole, Katie O’Neill, Paulina Ganucheau ★★★★☆ 12-01-2016
D: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson ★★★☆☆ 06-01-2016
E: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis ★★★★★ 11-02-2016
F: From Hell to Breakfast by Cynthia St. Aubin ★★★★☆ 04-02-2016
G: The Golden Apple by Michelle Diener ★★★☆☆ 16-02-16
H: Halfway Bitten by Terry Maggert ★★★★☆ 02-02-2016
I: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff ★★★★★ 05-06-2016
J: Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton ★★★★☆ 20-04-2016
K: Kaminishi by Jan Suzukawa ★★☆☆☆ 05-01-2016
L: Love in the Time of Murder by D.E. Haggerty ★★★★★ 22-01-2016
M: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie ★★★☆☆ 06-01-2016
N: Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker by D.E. Haggerty ★★★★☆ 16-04-2016
O: Ostatnie życzenie by Andrzej Sapkowski ★★★★★ 04-07-2016
P: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain ★★★★☆ 16-01-2016
Q: Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes ★★★☆☆ 06-12-2016
R: The Raven Boys  by Maggie Stiefvater ★★★☆☆ 13-02-2016
S: Spiral-Bound: Top Secret Summer by Aaron Renier ★★★☆☆ 23-01-2016
T: Transient City by Al Onia ★★★★☆ 16-04-2016
U: Untraceable by S.R. Johannes ★★★★☆ 12-05-2016
V:
W: Word Puppets by Mary Robinette Kowal ★★★★☆ 09-04-2016
X:
Y: You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day ★★★★☆ 15-04-2016
Z:

And the authors:

A: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie ★★★☆☆ 06-01-2016
B: Sons Of The Devil by Brian Buccellato ★★★★☆ 16-02-15
C: From Hell to Breakfast by Cynthia St. Aubin ★★★★☆ 04-02-2016
D: Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons ★★★☆☆ 18-01-2016
E: Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem by D.E. Haggerty ★★★★☆ 01-04-2016
F: You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day ★★★★☆ 15-04-2016
G: Crystal Cadets by Anne Toole, Katie O’Neill, Paulina Ganucheau ★★★★☆ 12-01-2016
H: Love in the Time of Murder by D.E. Haggerty ★★★★★ 22-01-2016
I:
J: Kaminishi by Jan Suzukawa ★★☆☆☆ 05-01-2016
K: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis ★★★★★ 11-02-2016
L: Ash and Echoes by Augusta Li ★★★★☆ 24-02-2016
M: The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York: A Yarn for the Strange at Heart by Kory Merritt ★★★★☆ 23-01-2016
N: The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer ★★★☆☆ 16-02-13
O: Transient City by Al Onia ★★★★☆ 16-04-2016
P: Dodger by Terry Pratchett ★★★☆☆ 06-02-2016
Q:
R: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson ★★★☆☆ 06-01-2016
S: Kaminishi: Four Seasons by Jan Suzukawa ★★☆☆☆ 08-01-2016
T: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain ★★★★☆ 16-01-2016
U:
V: Adrift in the Pacific: Two Years Holiday by Jules Verne ★★★☆☆ 27-08-2016
W: The Martian by Andy Weir ★★★★★ 16-03-2016
X:
Y:
Z:

 

Levels of accomplishment

It’s actually not easy to set these, but since I promised I will it will go like this:

  • Level 1: A good start – 100 points
  • Level 2: Way to go! – 200 points
  • Level 3: Awesome!!! – 300 points

2016 point summary: 234