Yep, time for the challenges I failed, folks. I’ll deliver the bad news first. Even I, Supreme Reader Extraordinaire and Marchioness of Reading Challenges have failed myself and my books on some occasions.
Then & Now Reading Challenge
You would think, considering this was a reading created by myself, I wouldn’t flake out. But nooooo, I failed. I kept this running till May, I think, but ultimately had to suspend it because
- I hadn’t read the classics required
- I did not read the retellings required
However, it was still fun to have the monthly chats, even if sometimes scheduling conflicts and timezones meant they had to be delayed. I won’t be continuing this in 2018, as a year-long challenge, at least. I might revive it for a month or two as a month-long challenge, but I haven’t planned anything out yet.
Blogger Shame Review Challenge
Goals: 9/52 past due galleys
I could only get to 9 galleys that were on my backlist (at least 4 months past due). Sad, but I’m doing this in 2018 too, with a more manageable goal. I had tried to keep it like at least one backlist galley a week but well, frontlist galleys are too attractive. HELP!
Dystopia Reading Challenge
Goals: 16/26 dystopian books
2017 definitely wasn’t the year of dystopias for me. Even though, I must admit, the few I did read were good. But on the genre, as a whole, I think I am over it. I don’t really seek out dystopia with that ferocity anymore.
Series Enders Challenge
Goals: 15/26 series enders
Yeah, so I tried to end a lot of series, but some of them I did start this year too, so I did not exactly fulfill my original goal of completing ongoing series with priority.
Historical Romance Challenge
Goals: 8/26 historical romances
In my defense, romance is not really a genre I seek out. On the other hand, I did take up this challenge for that very reason. I failed, BIG TIME! Also, I think only two of these have romance as the main element; the others are mainly fantasy/sci-fi or what not.
Contemporary Romance Challenge
Okay this one was super hard to do, because I forgot the original parameters of the challenge and thought I was ahead, but then at the end of November I realized – wait, books with fantasy/sci-fi/mystery/thriller elements don’t count for this challenge and there went about a third of the books, because I rarely read a purely romance book! (Ah, I need to try to read some in 2018)
2017 Discussion Challenge
Yeah this one I failed hard. Like, 0, quit at starting point, failed!
Look out for the ones I actually ended up completing!