My Reading Time Frame: July 8 – August 19, 2017
My main goal for the Summer TBR Wipeout was to get back on track with my reading. I find by mid-year, I’ve lost some of the momentum and am scrambling to keep up.
In general my goals for this challenge were:
No ARC Requests
Result: Slight Fail
I ended up getting ARCs for a lot of sequels for series I had already started so I picked up books I shouldn’t have in theory. I don’t regret them though! I really enjoyed all of these!
Finish (at least) 3 Series I’ve Previously Started
Result: 4 Series completed
My Make Me Read It Readathon helped with this a lot since I purposely chose sequel novels I needed to read. The Rising was the only one I had listed as a priority for this challenge so I’m happy I got it finished.
Read Sequels for (at least) 2 Previously Started Series
Result: 3 Sequels Read
I suppose In Too Fast shouldn’t really count since I had just read the first novel a week or two before, but I’m glad I picked it up sooner than later! And it was nice to return to the Arcana world nearly a year later. Phoenix was a Make Me Read It pick that I should have read YEARS ago but I absolutely adored it!
Read 1 Classic Novel
Result: I only started Jane Eyre
Work really kicked my ass on this one. I felt like I was scrambling to read my other books so this one soon became forgotten.
Binge Read 1 Series from start to end!
Result: Finished the Shatter Me Series!
I’m so glad I finally picked this series up! I really, really enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next set of books in this fantastic world to be released!
Summer TBR Wipeout Wrap-Up:
I had a great experience with this challenge. I managed to read a lot of books during this timeframe (29 to be exact!) that didn’t necessarily meet my above criteria so I consider it a success. I’ve decided to do my own “Sequel September” self-challenge to help tackle some of those sequels I didn’t get to this month.
My Reading Time Frame: August 6 – August 13, 2017
My Goal: 4 Books
First, a big thank-you to everyone who voted! I know that I don’t always pick books that everyone knows but you still make such a great effort to vote!
The Results of the Vote:
Shadows in the Silence | This So Isn’t Happening | Phoenix | Across a Star-Swept Sea | Hitched | The Savage Blue | Trust in Me | Caught Up in Us | Derailed | The Bet
What I Read:
Ok, so I know the point of this challenge is to read the books in the order of most votes but I needed a lighter read to counteract the teenaged angst of Shadows in the Silence. It’s the curse of being a mood reader and I usually break up my YA reads with a romance novel. That’s why I read Hitched second instead of fifth like I was supposed to (according to the poll results). I only got about halfway through Phoenix as well (but finished it the next day!).
Unfortunately, I also wasn’t able to get my library’s copy of This So Isn’t Happening in time for the challenge (it literally came in the last day of the readathon) but I will read it as soon as I can!
So I didn’t meet my goal of 4 books but hey, I got some long overdue novels off my TBR!
What about the rest?
For me, the Make Me Read It Readathon doesn’t end until everything on the list is read. As I said above, September is going to be all about the sequels and as most of the books are sequels, they are top of the list!
Did you participate in these challenges? Are you participating in anything right now?