2017 Reading Challenges: 1st Quarter Update

Posted March 31, 2017 by Lillian in Challenges / 6 Comments

How is the first quarter of 2017 already gone?! I know I say this every month, but TIME NEEDS TO SLOW DOWN! I didn’t do great during this quarter on my challenges. If you missed yesterday’s post, I suggest you read it to find out why. I won’t rehash the details here ūüėČ I’ll just say I’ve been super busy with our move. Oh and my son had his first baseball game last night ūüėÄ March was pretty much a wash for reading, my juju was gone, but it’s coming back so I’m hoping for a more productive reading quarter next time! Read on to see how I’ve done so far on this year’s challenges. They are organized in alphabetical order, so if you don’t want to read about each challenge skip on down to the one’s you are interested in.

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¬†6¬†audiobooks (I still need to review the last three…they’re coming!). Here are the books I listened to during the 1st¬†quarter:

  1. Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr
  2. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
  3. Frostblood by Elly Blake
  4. A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
  5. Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas
  6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Audiobook Challenge 2017: 12/20


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 2 past due books. Here are the books I read during the 1st quarter:

  1. Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr
  2. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest

Blogger Shame Review Challenge 2017: 7/24


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¬†3¬†dystopian books. Here are the books I read during the 1st¬†quarter:

  1. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
  2. The Gender Secret by Bella Forrest
  3. Trigger by Scarlett Dawn

2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge: 18/16


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¬†13¬†new releases. Here are the books I read during the 1st¬†quarter:

  1. Freeks by Amanda Hocking
  2. Saven Deliverance by Siobhan Davis
  3. Poison’s Kiss¬†by Breeana Shields
  4. The Vampire Mafia: The Complete Series by M.A. Wilder
  5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  6. Frostblood by Elly Blake
  7. Troll Cries by Ashley C. Harris
  8. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
  9. #famous by Jilly Gagnon
  10. The Dragon’s Price¬†by Bethany Wiggins
  11. Starlight Bridge by Debbie Mason
  12. Trigger by Scarlett Dawn
  13. Losing Kyler by Siobhan Davis

2017 New Release Challenge: 60/50


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 67% ?¬†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¬†00¬†books off my Netgalley/Edelweiss shelves. Here are the books I read:

  1. Freeks by Amanda Hocking
  2. Poison’s Kiss¬†by Breeana Shields
  3. Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr
  4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  5. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
  6. Frostblood by Elly Blake
  7. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
  8. #famous by Jilly Gagnon
  9. The Dragon’s Price¬†by Bethany Wiggins
  10. Starlight Bridge by Debbie Mason

#NGEW2017: 35/60



The¬†2017 Reading Assignment Challenge¬†is hosted by Berls @¬†Fantasy is more fun¬†and Michelle @¬†Because Reading. The point of this challenge is to simply make a list of books you plan to read (1-4 books per month) and choose books to read from that list. It’s harder than you think ūüėČ You can still¬†sign up¬†for this challenge¬†until July 1st. I decided to stick with¬†Reading Level 1¬†(1 book per month) this year. Here are the books I’m planning to read:

  • Empire of Storms¬†by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Shadow Hour¬†by Melissa Grey
  • Fangirl¬†by Rainbow Rowell
  • Frayed¬†by Kara Terzis
  • Unwind¬†by Neal Shusterman
  • Tracked¬†by Jenny Martin
  • The¬†Infinite Sea¬†by Rick Yancey
  • City of Fallen Angels¬†by Cassandra Clare
  • The Lightning Thief¬†by Rick Riordan
  • Uglies¬†by Scott Westerfeld
  • Sunrise¬†by Mike Mullin
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for¬†Peculiar Children¬†by Ransom Riggs

During this quarter, I made a C on my report card, reading 1 off my list. Here are the books I read this quarter:

  1. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

The¬†TBR¬†Challenge 2017¬†is hosted by¬†Wendy @¬†The Misadventures of Super Librarian. My TBR pile is pretty pathetic and this challenge seems like a fun way to start cleaning it up. The host has posted themes for each month with “commentary” aka review or book talk of some sort by the 3rd Wednesday of each month. You can¬†sign up for this challenge here. My goal is simple: read one book per month and review by the commentary date. This quarter I read 1¬†book off my TBR pile. Here are the books I managed to read:

  1. In All My Life by Ciara Knight

TBR Challenge 2017: 1/12


The¬†What Would Jane Do?¬†challenge is hosted by¬†R.A. Vucci¬†and I’m super excited to participate. I’ve been a huge fan of Jane Austen for as long as I can remember. My husband surprised me for Christmas with a beautiful set of Austen’s books in hardback and I’m itching to read them. You can still¬†sign up¬†for this challenge¬†through September 1st. My goal for this challenge is to reread all of Jane’s works and watch a few of the film adaptations ūüėČ That would place me in the¬†Jane’s Wisdom¬†category (read 3-5 books, watch 3-5 movies). During this quarter, I read 1¬†Austen books/adaptations and watched¬†0¬†movies. Here are the books/movies I read/watch:

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

What Would Jane Do?: 0/6


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6 responses to “2017 Reading Challenges: 1st Quarter Update

    • That is awesome that you’ve gotten your Netgalley ratio up. I have a few reviews I haven’t written yet that I’m hoping will bump mine at least above 70%

  1. Well, given that you have moved in the middle of this quarter AND been ill, I think the fact you’ve kept most of these challenges on track is mightily impressive! Have a great week-end and hope that the next quarter goes on with the strong, successful start you’ve made.
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  2. I am so impressed! Even with something so monumental and hassling as a move you are still making gains with your challenges. I also need some NetGalley cheerleaders BIG time. Hoping for April showers … forget May flowers, we wanna read! ūüôā

    • Haha! I love it. Going to have to remember that line. Nothing I love more Han reading during a storm. We’ve had a ton of rain so far this spring which is good because our grass is coming in nicely.

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