And Another year is in the books, Challenge Wrap Up 2015

And Another year is in the books, Challenge Wrap Up 2015

Another year has passed, and that means it’s time to look back at the reading challenges for the year.

Reading Challenges 2015

It is my habit to do the Goodreads challenge each year even as the whole ‘totals’ often change on my goal.

2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge
Gaele has
read 511 books toward her goal of 550 books.
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Year Long Challenges

2015 AudioBook Challenge

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The Book Nympho and Hot Listens have teamed forces to manage the challenge…..

Reading Challenge Details:

  • Runs January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015. You can join at anytime.
  • The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2015 than you did in 2014.
  • Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
  • ANY genres count.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.

Levels:

  • Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
  • Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
  • Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
  • Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
  • Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
  • My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30-50
  • Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+

I chose Marathoner Level
50 AudioBooks Reviewed is the goal

Total titles reviewed  in 2015: 112

You can see the complete list here

challenge - audio win

 

2015 Erotic Romance Challenge

erotic challenge 2015

Sponsored by Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup

Reading Challenge Details: 

  • All erotic romances over 80 pages count!
  • Erotic Romance–is where the sexual side of the relationship is front and center in the storyline and a focal point of the relationship.

Levels:

  • Level 1: 6 books
  • Level 2: 12 books
  • Level 3: 24 books
  • Level 4: 48 books
  • Level 5: 100+ books

I chose Level 4
48 titles is the goal
Total Titles Read: 57 

You can see the complete list here

Challenge - erotic win

2015 Historic Romance Challenge

historical challenge 2015

 Thanks to Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup  for this Challenge

Reading Challenge Details

  • All historical romances over 80 pages count!
  • Anything prior to 1920
  • It can be a fusion read (ex–paranormal historical)

Levels

  • Level 1: 6 books
  • Level 2: 12 books
  • Level 3: 24 books
  • Level 4: 48 books
  • Level 5: 100+ books

I chose Level 5
100 or more titles
Total Titles Read: 136

And you can see the rundown of titles read here.

Challenge historic romance

 

2015 New To You Challenge

new to you challenge

Sponsored by Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup 

Reading Challenge Details

  • Basically…read something “new” to you in 2015 and review it.
  • This can be a debut author.
  • A brand new to you author.
  • And old favorites “debut” book.
  • A new series.
  • A first time reading a new genre or any other new that crosses your path

Levels

  • Level 1: 6 books
  • Level 2: 12 books
  • Level 3: 24 books
  • Level 4: 36 books
  • Level 5: 48 books
  • Level 6: 72 books
  • Level 7: 100+ books

I chose Level 4
36 titles (assuming 3 ‘news’ a month)
Total Titles Read: 155

And you can see the rundown of titles read here.

Challenge - new to you win

Short Challenges/Social Events

During the year, various opportunities pop up for ‘quick’ challenges.

Armchair BEA 2015 – a 5 day event that coincides with Book Expo America – see that rundown HERE

A Blog-Ahead MINI challenge to set up posts for the summer vacation

June is AudioBook Month where all things AUDIO are celebrated – just check the June titles HERE

and the October Blog Ahead Challenge where you build a set of scheduled posts to cushion over the holidays. This is one of the best motivational opportunities out there after a long year of blogging. Essentially, Every post that has appeared on the blog in November, about 50% of the December posts, and the ‘weekly wrap up’ posts were scheduled and set during this time.

Overall – 2015 was a complete win for me – full of activity, reads and new opportunities!!

Challenge OVERALL

 

 

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