Despite reading a lot of books in April, I didn’t read too many that contribute to my reading challenges. But on the plus side, it looks like I’m half way to meeting my Debut Author Challenge and Finishing the Series Challenge goals and we’re not even six months into the year. Looking ahead, I have a feeling my progress is about to slow. Many of my reads for the coming months are not debuts or series enders, and I’m actually going to try to hold off on buying more books which means I’ll be checking out a lot of books from the library in the coming months (after I wrote this, I may have bought more books than I intended to, don’t judge me).
2016 Debut Author Challenge:
2016 Goal: 12 books
Debut Books Read in April: 2
Overall Progress: 6
The 2016 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This month I picked up Samantha Mabry’s A Fierce and Subtle Poison and Jeff Zentner’s The Serpent King. I expected to like both more than I did, but I do think they’re still worth the read, but maybe not the amount of hype one of them is receiving. Covers are linked to my reviews.
Debut Books Read This Month:
2016 Finishing the Series Challenge:
2016 Goal: 7 series
Series Read in April: 2
Overall Progress: 4
The 2016 Finishing the Series Challenge is hosted by Bea’s Book Nook. I read the final books in two of my favorite series ever and was so sad I had to say goodbye, but I’m a big fan of rereading, so hopefully it won’t be long before I pick these up again. Covers are linked to my reviews.
Books Read/Series Finished:
2016 Read My Books Challenge:
2016 Goal: 30 books
Number of My Books Read in April: 2
Overall Progress: 10
The 2016 Read My Books Challenge is hosted by The Worn Bookmark. I didn’t get to too many of my own books (though I did buy an awful lot) this month. I did reread a few of my own books, but I’m not going to include them (though it’s tempting) for this challenge. This month I only managed to read my own copies of Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Kiss and Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven King. Both were amazing by the way.
Have you read any great (or terrible) debuts lately? What is the most recent series that you’ve finished? Feel free to leave a link to your own challenge recap post and I’ll check it out.
**Side Note: I’m co-hosting the Comment Challenge this summer. We’re pairing bloggers together every month and encouraging lots of commenting on each other’s blogs. If you’re interested, you can find out all the info here. I’d love for you to take a look…**