Did you participate in any reading challenges this year? We are big reading challenges fan here – and usually participate in a few. Here’s how we did.
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Again, in 2021, it was all about the 3 challenges we host here at Girlxoxo. I started the year out strong but found myself derailed in October. At the last minute I decided to apply to be a judge for the Cybil’s Book Awards and was accepted. I started reading the nominees mid October and won’t finish my judging duties until the end of this year. Unfortunately I had to drop all of my challenge reading in order to keep up!
Monthly Motif Reading Challenge Recap
✩ Number of Months Completed – 11/12. I’m honestly shocked I nearly completed this challenge but so glad I did as well as I did.
✩ Favorite Books Read for the Challenge – It’s so hard to pick a favorite but I really enjoyed reading The Girl in The Tower, Katherine Arden which I read clear back in January for the Fantasy, Fairytale, Mythology, or Folklore Sub Genre prompt.
✩ Least Favorite Book Read for the Challenge – I really struggled to get through The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton. It’s not that I didn’t like it but I tried to listen to it on audio during a time when I was really distracted by work and just couldn’t focus on it.
Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Recap
✩ Number of Months Completed – 11/12 – I missed December and probably won’t get to it before the end of the year.
✩ Favorite Book Read for the Challenge – The Book of Accidents, Chuck Wendig really stuck with me.
✩ Least Favorite Book Read for the Challenge – I liked everything I read for the challenge but didn’t love everything.
Monthly Award Reading Challenge Recap
✩ Number of Months Completed – 8/12 – I missed the second half of the year as I got busy reading for Cybils. It’s my goal to finish this one next year.
✩ Favorite Book Read for the Challenge – I really enjoyed The Chain, Adrian McKinty which won a 2020 Thriller Awards Best Hardcover award.
✩ Least Favorite Book Read for the Challenge – Middlegame, Seanan McGuire was such a slog for me. I find that I’m hit or miss with their books.
How did you do with your reading challenges?