2017 Reading Challenges: 2nd Quarter Update

Posted July 1, 2017 by Lillian in Challenges / 4 Comments

How is half the year gone already?! Welcome to the 2nd quarter update for my 2017 reading challenges. Honestly the 2nd quarter of 2017 sucked big time for me. Towards the end of February, there was some serious drama. I don’t want to rehash it here so if you want info click here. All you really need to know is that it knocked me off my reading horse. I’ve always loved to read but the drama took that away from me. June was a better reading month and I did find my love of reading again. But to put this into perspective a little bit: I read 18 books this quarter….I read 25 during the first quarter which included us purchasing and moving into a new home. But I digress.

At the beginning of 2017, I bit off more than I could chew with challenges I do believe. I signed up for 8 (yes 8) yearly challenges. I’ve made the decision to drop out of 3 of them now that we are the halfway point. I have decided to not continue with the 2017 Reading Assignment, 2017 TBR challenge, and the What Would Jane Do reading challenge. Honestly I’ve only read one book for each of these and have no idea when I will fit in reading for those challenges during the last half of 2017. Maybe I can try them again next year? We will see. As it stands I am behind on just about all of my challenges this year.


The Audiobook Challenge 2017 is hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Hot Listens. For this challenge, you simply listen to audiobooks. You can sign up anytime between now and December 31, 2017. I’m aiming for the Socially Awkward level (15-20 audiobooks). During this quarter, I managed to listen to 1 audiobook, bringing my total for the challenge up to 6. Here are the books I listened to during the 2nd quarter:

  • Warm Bodies by Issac Marion (review to come)

Audiobook Challenge 2017: 12/20

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The Blogger Shame Review Challenge is hosted by Anna @ herding cats & burning soup. This is for those review books that are past due, maybe been sitting on your shelf for 4+ months. You can sign up for this challenge here. My goal is to read 24 books for this challenge this year if not more. During this quarter, I read 1 book. Here are the books I read during the 2nd quarter:

Blogger Shame Review Challenge 2017: 7/24

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The Dystopia Reading Challenge is hosted by Tracy @ Cornerfolds and Claudia @ My Soul-Called Life.   You can sign up now until November 2017. I’m after the Leader badge again this year which is 16+ dystopian books plus fill the BINGO card (though I’m still unclear on how that part of the challenge works). During this quarter, I read 6 dystopian books. Here are the books I read during the 2nd quarter:

2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge: 18/16

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The 2017 New Release Challenge is hosted by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews and Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! This challenge is all about the new books of the year and of course reading them ? I’m going for the second level on the challenge: New Release Pro (31-60 books) and challenging myself to 50 new books this year. During this quarter, I read 15 new releases. Here are the books I read during the 2nd quarter:

2017 New Release Challenge: 62/50

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The Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge is hosted by Bookish Things & More. This challenge is about reading your eARC from Netgalley and Edelweiss, keeping those accounts current. You can sign up now by clicking here. My current Netgalley ratio is 66% ? I’m going for the Gold level with the intention of cleaning off my Edelweiss shelf and getting my Netgalley above 80%. During this quarter, I read 7 books off my Netgalley/Edelweiss shelves. Here are the books I read:

#NGEW2017: 36/60

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Your turn! How are you doing with your reading challenges this year? Share below

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4 responses to “2017 Reading Challenges: 2nd Quarter Update

  1. It disgusts me that some authors behave in that way, thinking we exist to serve their every whim, especially one you knew well. That would have felt like a kick in the teeth and it gets authors a bad name to do that. It’s pretty sad after all you did for him/her. I don’t do any online challenges except the Goodreads one as I’m not good with following other people’s rules! I do a couple of my own like series catchup, ebook blitz, new-to-me authors but don’t set targets too hard or I’d never meet them!
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    • That’s exactly what it felt like. I had hoped it was a misunderstanding when I reached out to the author but was surprised to find it wasn’t. It’s still a sore subject for me 🙁
      I kept the challenges that I knew I could complete and keep to the rules 🙂

  2. Sam

    I need to come back here in December to see which challenges you sign up for, because I like these. I listen to at least 1 audiobook per week, how did I miss an audiobook challenge? And new releases too. I am doing the NGEW challenge, and I have 93 read for that challenge. I am doing debut author challenge, diversity challenge, contemporary romance challenge, alphabet soup challenge, bookish bingo, monthly motif, pop sugar. I am pretending to do shelf love, but I am failing miserably at it. I love reading challenges, but I just do it for myself. I don’t link up to the pages.
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    • Those all sound like so much fun! And 93 read already?! That is awesome. I haven’t even read that many this year. I think I’m at 43 books total ?