2016 Reading Challenge Wrap Ups Pt. 1

It’s December! That means it’s the time of the year where all the reading challenges for the year are coming to an end! Bittersweet, for sure since I know I failed at some but that’s okay, I still have some time to complete some and have completed some really good ones this year and it has been a lot of fun. Here are the current list of 2016 reading challenges that I have completed! (You can click their respective graphics to visit the original challenge sign up posts!)


The first challenge I completed is the What’s in a Name 2016 reading challenge. This one was so much fun and the goal of it was to match book titles with a required topic. Please see below for the topics and the corresponding book that fulfilled it. You can click on any of the links to visit the review!

A country (try not to use ‘Africa’!) : America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray
An item of clothing: Bossypants by Tina Fey
An item of furniture: Table for Five by Susan Wiggs
A profession: The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack
A month of the year: November 9 by Colleen Hoover
A title with the word ‘tree’ in it: Family Tree by Susan Wiggs


The second challenge I completed was the 2016 Full House Reading Challenge. This is the second time that I have participated and this one is always a blast. The goal for this challenge was to get a full house on a bingo card, participants were to read a book matching a topic in each box on the card. Once all boxes were completed then the participant achieved a Full House. The books and their reviews are listed below.

Full House Challenge Final 2016

Full House Challenge Grid 2016

Southernmost by Sarah Sadler (Author you wish was better known) 
The Other Widow
by Susan Crawford (Published in 2016)
The Fate of the Tearling
by Erika Johansen (Book from a series you love) 
The Hating Game
by Sally Thorne (Had Laugh out loud moments)
 by Norma Hinkens (Debut Novel)
It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is cool too) by Nora McInerny Purmort (Thought Provoking Book)
The Beautiful Possible by Amy Gottlieb (Book Club Worthy)
Not a Blueprint: It’s the Shoe Prints that Matter by Nina Norstrom (Color word in title)
Synthesis: Legion of Stateside Delusions by T.C. Koury (Author with the same surname as
Girls On Fire by Robin Wasserman (You didn’t want to put it down)
Brave New Weed by Joe Dolce (Way out of comfort zone)
Father’s Day by Simon Van Booy (family relationship in title)
Me Before You (Me Before You #1) by JoJo Moyes (Book you bought)
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Setting begins with  B: Brooklyn)
Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revengby Ovidia Yu (Author outside own country: Singapore)
The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot (Self Challenge: read more contemporary romance)
The Dogs Buried Over the Bridge: A Memoir in Dog Years by Rheta Grimsley Johnson (Memoir)
The Quest for Merlin (Magimakía Book One) by Rafael Lovato (the First in a Series)
Abducted by Roger Rapel (You’d like to change the cover)
The Takers by Amanda Bigler (Dominant color on cover: Red)
After Alice by Gregory McGuire (New author to you)
What the Waves Know by Tamara Valentine (Would make a good movie)
X-men: The Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont(Author), Jo Duffy(Author), and John Byrne(Illustrator)  (library book)
Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley (Published 2015)
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (been on TBR Forever)

contemp-romance-challenge-button-2016-sm_zpszhqwfajvThe third challenge I have completed is the Contemporary Romance 2016 Reading Challenge. The goal for this challenge was to read as many contemporary romances as you can. In the past I haven’t read nearly as many as I would like so I consider myself pretty new to the genre. I didn’t read as much as I thought I would but I did complete the level that I originally signed up for which was 1st base: read 1-5 books. I ended up making it to 2nd base which was to read 6-10 books. I ended up with 7 and I don’t anticipate finishing any new ones in the remainder of 2016. The books I read are below!

Me Before You (Me Before You #1) by JoJo Moyes
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Family Tree by Susan Wiggs
Just Fine with Caroline by Annie England Noblin
The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot
Southernmost by Sarah Sadler
November 9 by Colleen Hoover


3890The last challenge that I have CURRENTLY completed is the 2016 Goodreads challenge which is more of a self challenge where you set the amount of books you want to read at the beginning of the year and strive to meet it. I need to update my sidebar but I ended up reading 100/100 books this year!

And that is it for right now! I had tons of fun trying to meet these challenges. It’s crunch time on the other challenges and although I know I am not going to meet them all, I am okay with that because I had so much fun reading for them this year. I anticipate realistically finishing 3 more challenges so a part 2 of the reading challenge wrap up post will be coming! I hope all of you are experiencing success in meeting your reading challenges. I tend to be super optimistic about them going into the year and I admit, I’m addicted and can’t wait for the 2017 challenges. I think I’m doing like 14 because I’m a glutton for punishment. Anyway, happy reading everyone!!


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