Friday, January 29, 2016

Reading Challenge 2016: January Update

When I posted Reading Challenge 2016, I promised a monthly update regarding my progress and here it is. Three hundred and sixty-five days flies by quicker than you can blink and I'm definitely feeling the pressure to meet my goals. Curious to know how I am doing? Read on and find out!

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2016 Target Total: 130
It's been a busy month for me, but I feel I'm still on track to hit my target. I've completed a total of ten titles and have another four in progress. 

2016 Book Budget: $20
I've managed to avoid making impulse purchases on Amazon, but I'm not above taking advantage of a deal and purchased The Keeper of Secrets: A Novel by Julie Thomas for a grand total of $0.99.

2016 Must Reads: 7
Of the seven titles I shortlisted at the beginning of the year, I owned only Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham. I've yet to read it, but I've made other strides toward completing this goal.

I acquired a copy of The Silver Suitcase by Terrie Todd in late December and finished the title the first week of January. It wasn't my favorite piece, but completing it brought me that much closer to finishing this part of my Reading Challenge.

I also lucked out and managed to land advanced reader copies of America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie and Marlene: A Novel by C.W. Gortner. 

Netgalley Target Turnaround: 60%
I began the year with a turnaround of 44%, but halfway through January I took a good hard look at my Netgalley account and cleaned house. I turned in reviews I'd forgotten to submit and made a calendar to work toward knocking out those titles that remained. When I finished, my turnaround sat at 56%, but I've requested few titles and currently sit at 55%.

Flashlight Commentary Rebuild: 100%
Of all my goals, this is the only one I've not addressed this month. Going to have to prioritize it moving forward.

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There you have it folks! What do you think? Have you set a goal for yourself? How's it coming? Leave a comment below and tell me all about it!


Audra said...

So impressed with all your goals -- and how well you're reaching them! I am in a hardcore blog funk, not helped that I'm exhausted, feeling SAD-ish, and not particularly grabbed by any of my reads (and then, I can't really find, or make, time to read). Yikes, i sound tragic, don't I?! Anyway, all this is to say, brava! and hope you keep chugging forward on your goals!

Heather C said...

Excellent progress on Netgalley! I managed to go from 31% to 35% in January, so I'm pretty happy to at least be moving in the right direction!!

Erin Davies said...

Thanks! Blog funks aren't fun. Hope yours ends soon Audra.

Erin Davies said...

That's awesome Heather! Great job!