Sunday, March 26, 2017

2017 1st Quarter #Reading Challenge: Tackle Your TBR

One of the groups I'm a member of over on Goodreads had a challenge for the first quarter of the year that was designed to encourage us to focus at least some of our reading on those books that have been in our "to-read" piles for some time. Since this is one of my own personal reading goals for the year, I decided signing up for this challenge would be a great way to get myself started on the right track with doing this.

The only rule was that the book had to be one you'd had on your to-read list for at least three months at the start of the challenge. You could even pick your own challenge level.

The challenge levels were as follows:

1-3 books Sparkling Snowflake
4-6 books Shiny Icicle
7-9 books Snappy Snowman
10-12 books Blustery Blizzard
13+ books Stately Snow Mountain

I was aiming for Stately Snow Mountain, and successfully tackled that mountain!

There are officially a few days left for this challenge, but since I already made it to the highest challenge level... In fact, I almost doubled the required number to reach the highest level... I figured I might as well go ahead and post this now. So, here are the books I read for this challenge:

1. Love Bites (Argeneau, #2) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30th 2012; read on January 10th 2017.
2. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne ~ marked as to read on January 9th 2013; read on January 16th 2017.
3. Single White Vampire (Argeneau, #3) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30th 2012; read on January 20th 2017.
4. Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau, #4) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30th 2012; read on January 22nd 2017.
5. Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #1) by Intisar Khanani ~ marked as to read on November 7th 2013; read on January 23rd 2017.
6. Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #2) by Intisar Khanani ~ marked as to read on November 7th 2013; read on January 28th 2017.
7. A Bite to Remember (Argeneau, #5) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30th 2012; read on January 29th 2017.
8. Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau, #6) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30th 2012; read on February 4th 2017.
9. Vampires are Forever (Argeneau, #8) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30 2012; read on February 11th 2017.
10. Vampire, Interrupted (Argeneau, #9) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30 2012; read on February 15th 2017.
11. The Savage Stone Age (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary ~ marked as to read on April 27th 2013; read on February 16th 2017.
12. The Measly Middle Ages (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary ~ marked as to read on April 27th 2013; read on February 16th 2017.
13. The Awesome Egyptians (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary ~ marked as to read on April 27th 2013; read on February 17th 2017.
14. The Cut-Throat Celts (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary ~ marked as to read on April 27th 2013; read on February 17th 2017.
15. The Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary ~ marked as to read on April 27th 2013; read on February 18th 2017.
16. The Angry Aztecs (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary ~ marked as to read on April 27th 2013; read on February 18th 2017.
17. The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau, #10) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30th 2012; read on March 3rd 2017.
18. The Immortal Hunter (Argeneau, #11) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30th 2012; read on March 10th 2017.
19. The Renegade Hunter (Argeneau, #12) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30th 2012; read on March 12th 2017.
20. Born To Bite (Argeneau, #13) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30th 2012; read on March 15th 2017.
21. Hungry For You (Argeneau, #14) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30th 2012; read on March 17th 2017.
22. The Reluctant Vampire (Argeneau, #15) by Lynsay Sands ~ marked as to read on December 30th 2012; read on March 19th 2017.
23. Little House in the Big Woods (Little House, #1) by Laura Ingalls Wilder ~ marked as to read on March 26th 2015; read on March 20th 2017.
24. Farmer Boy (Little House, #2) by Laura Ingalls Wilder ~ marked as to read on March 26th 2015; read on March 24th 2017.
25. Little House On The Prairie (Little House, #3) by Laura Ingalls Wilder ~ marked as to read on March 26th 2015; read on March 25th 2017.

4 comments:

Jeanie said...

I don't know how you manage all these books! I bow down to you, struggling to stay on target for 2017!

One of the blogs I follow, Decor to Adore, is written by Laura Ingalls Gunn. She is a direct descendant of Laura Ingalls Wilder (I saw Little House on your list) and she is committed to her family legacy. While her blog features lots of things back in February during the 150th anniversary, she did quite a series of Little House-related posts!

Victoria Zigler said...

Jeanie:
That's really cool about that blog by one of Laura's descendants. Yes, you did see the Little House books on my list (I'm currently working my way through the series). I'd never read them before, and am glad to have changed that... They're excellent!

Believe it or not, my reading has been slow this year. Slow for me, I mean. I'm actually several books behind on this year's reading goal at the moment. I'm usually at least a book ahead, if not more. I've just had so much going on that it's slowed me down a fair bit this year. Of course, I'll still most likely end up reading more than most people I know this year. It doesn't matter though. I've enjoyed most of what I've read recently, and that's the important thing for me and everyone else; it doesn't matter how much you read, as long as you enjoy the act of doing so.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I'm always impressed by how much reading you do! I have a few friends who think I read a lot. I need to send them one of these posts, they'd be amazed.

Victoria Zigler said...

Danielle:
Yeah, I do read a lot more than most people. Funny thing is, as I already mentioned, I'm actually reading less than is normal for me so far this year.

I've always read a lot. I once had to do a quiz on some of the books I'd read to prove to a teacher I really had read them all properly, and not just pretended to so I could have an impressive list of reviews to hand in as homework. I got every question she asked me right, and she never questioned how much I read again.