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:


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!

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
W: Word Puppets by Mary Robinette Kowal ★★★★☆ 09-04-2016
Y: You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day ★★★★☆ 15-04-2016

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
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
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
V: Adrift in the Pacific: Two Years Holiday by Jules Verne ★★★☆☆ 27-08-2016
W: The Martian by Andy Weir ★★★★★ 16-03-2016


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