I’ve managed to shake off my reading slump at last and to finish two of my reading challenges! I’m not as far ahead as I was this time last year (I’m about 15 books behind) but I’m happy with how far I’ve progressed now. I only have a few books left to go on all but one and I’m going to try and focus on the first one I want to mention in particular…
No progress again but, hey, at least my way is clear to binge on Discworld for the last two months of the year.
No progress to report on this one. I started Words of Radiance recently but stalled reading it around the 15% mark in favour of finishing…
2019 Golden Trio Reading Challenge
- Luna Lovegood – Read a book about creativity or something unusual – Save The Cat! Writes A Novel: The Last Book on Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need by Jessica Brody
- Snape – Read a book that includes page 394 – Beyond the Black Door by A. M. Strickland
- Newt – Read a book containing a fantastic beast – Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
- Deathly Hallows – Read a book with a symbol on the cover – Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
- Divination – Read a book that includes prophecy or fortune telling – Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
- Muggle Studies – Read a memoir or biography – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Finished at last! I can finally put this behind me and stop feeling guilty for doing a Harry Potter themed challenge. Not that I regret doing the challenge itself. It was a lot of fun and it got me reading some great stuff.
- September – When Text Just Isn’t Enough – The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
- October – Thrills and Chills – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Two Neil Gaiman books in a row for this one! Definitely a good way to go.
- September – George Eliot: The Mill on the Floss
- October – Emily, Anne or Charlotte Bronte: Agnes Grey (by Anne Bronte)
I was going to read Villette for the October challenge but I had to DNF at 50%. So, I went for Agnes Grey instead. I can safely say that, after that, Jane Eyre still maintains its top spot as my favourite Bronte novel.
- A book released in 2020: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
- A book set abroad (and not America): Children of Virtue and Violence by Tomi Adeyemi
- A book set in the past: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
- A book on my WTR for ages: With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo
- A graphic novel: Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
- A famous fantasy book: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
- A book set in space: Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport
- A book by a trans/non-binary author: The Deep by Rivers Solomon (also mentioned in my previous check-in but I felt I should mention it here again to show the complete picture)
- A classic: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Since I finished the last book on the 21st September, I finished right on time! Thanks again to Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad for tagging me!
Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge
According to Goodreads, I’m one book behind. At least, I have nothing but good ones ahead of me so I shouldn’t struggle too much to reach my goal.
Two down, four to go! With the biggest one out of the way, the next two months of the year looks like it’s going to be a total Discworld fest.
Have you taken on any reading challenges? How are they going for you so far? Let me know in the comments below.
I hope to see you again very soon.