At the end of 2015, I decided that I was going to challenge myself to read more. That meant that I was going to try to read in more genres and participate in more reading challenges. To keep track of the reading challenges, I came up with a way to keep track of the books I was reading for the challenges, and it is the very generically named Reading Challenge Update.
Now I know it's a little late for me to be posting this because it's already the middle of July, but things got in the way and I just didn't really feel like blogging. Now that I'm feeling a little better and more motivated about keeping up with my blog, I've got a rewind of my what I read in June.
Note: Some of these challenges allow readers to cross-read, which means you can read the same books for multiple challenges, and they count for all of them. Throughout these monthly updates, including today's update, you may notice this trend.
Debut Author Challenge
The 2016 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. The goal of the challenge is to read as many middle grade, YA, and NA debuts that you can during the year.
Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge
The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge is hosted by Jess of Gone with the Words and Danielle of Love at First Page. It's all about reading those swoony contemporary romance novels. Each month, participants link up their reviews for the contemporary romances that they've read.
Backlist Books Reading Challenge
The Backlist Books Reading Challenge is hosted by Bekka at Pretty Deadly Reviews. The goal of the challenge is to read as many backlist (one year or older) books that you can during 2016.
Flights of Fantasy
Flights of Fantasy is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books and Rachel of Hello, Chelly. The goal of Flights of Fantasy is to read as many fantasy novels that you can. It's a no-pressure challenge, which means that you can read as little or as much fantasy as you want!
Personal Reread Challenge
As many of you might know, I'm terrible when it comes to rereading books. I intend to reread quite a few of my favorites, but all the new ones get in the way. This year, I'm challenging myself to reread more of my favorites while still reading new books.
As an avid reader, I also realize that I will be reading a lot of books that don't fall in any of the challenges that I'm participating in. Rather than forget about them, I decided to showcase them here as a little recap.
Kody Keplinger's Run didn't really fall into any of the challenges that I am participating in this year. Yes, there are references to a relationship in the book, but it's mostly about two best friends.
Okay... so I had planned on making June a better reading month for me than June had been, and while it looks like I read a lot of books on my Goodreads, it was kind of a dud. I had one DNF (The Museum of Heartbreak) at the beginning of the month, and it was just a bad month personally for me. I am hoping that the rest of July is better and that I'll get a lot more reading in this summer.
How are you doing on your reading challenges? Feel free to let me know in the comments or link me to any of your blog posts about them.