Monday, December 28, 2015

Wrapping up my 2015 reading challenges

This year was my first full year of reading challenge participation! I took on quite an ambitious number of challenges, but I actually did a pretty decent job of completing them! I'm calling it quits for the year because the challenges I will complete are already complete and the ones that I didn't quite finish are quite out of luck!

For 2015 I hosted the Horror Reading Challenge and the Dystopia Reading Challenge. Because I took over the Dystopia Reading Challenge halfway through the year, I wasn't able to do everything I'd hoped with it. Still, both were great experiences!

2015 Breakdown

Challenge: Horror Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Me
Commitment: Fearless (11-15 books)
Progress: 18/15 (120%) 
Favorites: Welcome to the Dark House, Insylum
Status: Complete

Challenge: Dystopia Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Me
Commitment: Leader (19+  books)
Progress: 26/19 (137%)
Favorites: These Broken Stars, Angelfall, Illuminae
Status: Complete

Challenge: Audiobook Reading Challenge
Hosted by: The Book Nympho/Hot Listens
Commitment: Weekend Warrior (5-10 books)
Progress: 26/10 (260%)
Favorites: Alive, Crane, Crown of Midnight
Status: Complete

Challenge: Fairytale Reading Challenge
Hosted by: The Daily Prophecy
Commitment: Big Bad Wolf (10-15 books) 
Progress: 20/15 (133%)
Favorites: Cruel Beauty, ACOTAR, Never Never
Status: Complete

Challenge: Around the World Reading Challenge
Hosted by: All About Books
Commitment: 50 books
Progress: 32/50 (64%)
Favorites: Her Dark Curiosity (London), The Raft (Midway Islands) 
Status: Incomplete

Challenge: Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Escape With Dollycas
Commitment: Full alphabet (26 books)
Progress: 20/26 (77%)
Favorites: Ensnared, Serafina and the Black Cloak 
Status: Incomplete

Challenge: TBR Reduction Extreme Reading Challenge
Hosted by: All About Books 
Commitment: 10 books 
Progress: 12/10 (120%)
Favorites: Lord of Chaos, Throne of Glass
Status: Complete

Challenge: Banned Books Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Buckling Bookshelves
Commitment: Trouble Maker (3-5 books)
Progress: 4/5 (80%)
Favorites: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Status: Incomplete

These challenges were all a blast! You can see my full reading list for each challenge by clicking here! I quickly discovered that both the alphabet soup challenge and the around the world challenge were both going to be extremely, well, challenging. Not every book has a location (on earth) and some letters are impossible to find!! I can't wait to start the challenges I've chosen for 2016! Check those out here

What challenges did you participate in this year? Have you signed up for any in 2016? I'm co-hosting both the Dystopia and Horror challenges again this year, so don't miss them!