Tuesday, June 2, 2015

UPDATE: Goodreads Reading Challenge and Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

Hello dear Readers,

I just want to do a quick update on where I am on my Reading Challenges.

As in the last two years, I am doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge. My goal is to read 50 books in 2015. As of today, I have read 27 of 50. I am 54% on my challenge and 7 books ahead of schedule.

These 27 books include: 3 audiobooks, 2 graphic novels and 22 books (physical, e-books and ARC copies I received for review). I do not own all of them. I have been checking out books from the library which was one of my goals at the beginning of the year, to use the library more than I did last year. In this area, I am doing ok but not as good as I was hoping. I have bought too many books this year.

The Book Riot Harder Challenge its being really fun to do. And also very interesting because I have read books that I never though about reading or I should say, types of books that I never thought of reading. Sci-Fi, Graphich Novels, Authors from Africa, books re-telling a classic, Thanks to this challlenge now I know what a guilty pleasure book means and what a Microhistory type of book is.

The challenge consists of 24 tasks. I have completed 16 of the 24.

1. A book by a person whose genre is different from yours.
2. A book by an Author from Africa
3. A YA Novel
4. A Romance Novel
5. A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade
6. A book that is retelling of a classic (fairytale, shakespearian, play, classic, novel, etc)
7. An Audiobook
8. A collection of Poetry
9. A book that someone else recommended to you
10. A book that was originally published in another language
11. A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind
12. A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure
13. A book published this year
14. A self-improvement book
15. A sci-fi novel
16. A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people

I found out about Book Riot thanks to a booktuber I have been watching the last few months. I checked it out and it's fantastic. I like their you tube channel and they also have a Podcast which I have been listening to and I enjoying a lot.

 If you want to know more about Book Riot and about this challenge, you can visit their website at There is also a group discussion on Goodreads: 


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