Reading Challenges – April Update

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This year I have taken on three different challenges, which I laid out in a post in December. To keep myself on track, I’m going to do a monthly update on where I’m at with each of my goals.

My goals:

  1. Read 75 100 books (Goodreads challenge)
  2. Read at least 25% non-fiction books
  3. Complete the 2018 AtoZ Reading Challenge

Goal #1: Read 75 100 books (Goodreads challenge)

I upped my Goodreads Challenge goal this month from 75 books to 100 books. I’m still 9 books ahead of schedule with the higher goal, so I think this one will be easily attained. I still plan on sneaking in some Outlander books this year. As I’ve said in the past, those will inevitable slow me down a bit.

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Goal #2: Read at least 25% non-fiction books

I’m still a little behind my goal this year, but I’ve made some good progress in catching up. This year I’ve read 6 non-fiction books (15%). I’m currently listening to a non-fiction book, and I have a handful of non-fiction books in my queue.

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Goal #3: Complete the 2018 AtoZ Reading Challenge

As a reminder, the goal of this fun challenge is read one book from every letter of the alphabet. Check out my original post on this challenge here.

I’ve knocked two more letters off my list this month. While I still have a ways to go, at this point I’m just reading what I want. The second half of the year I’ll make an effort to fill in letters that I’m missing.
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Current state: 16/26 letters complete (67%)

The List: 
A – And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga, #1) by Kiersten Whit
B – Bluff by Michael Kardos
C – Cauldron’s Bubble (Netherfeld Trilogy, #1) by Amber Elby
D –
E – Everless by Sara Holland
F – Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
G – The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson
H – The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1) by Melissa Albert
I – Iniquitous (The Marked, #3) by Bianca Scardoni
J –
K –
L – The Lion in the Living Room by Abigail Tucker 
M – The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg
N – Now I Rise (The Conqueror’s Saga, #2) by Kiersten White
O – Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
P –
Q –
R – Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
S – Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
T – This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab 
U –
V –
W – Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
X –
Y –
Z –


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10 thoughts on “Reading Challenges – April Update

  1. Awesome! I might try the AtoZ challenge next year since I am no longer really liking the POPSUGAR one.
    I have been struggling with whether or not I want to up my Goodreads Reading goal or not. I am currently sitting at like 14 books ahead of schedule, but on the other hand, that was the goal I had originally set for myself at the start of the year…how did you decide to up your goal?

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  2. You’re going great for being the 4th month only !!
    I am currently 1book ahead of schedule 🙂 I have my goal of 12 both for goodreads and #BeatTheBacklist, didn’t finished any last month but finished two so far and about to finish my third one !! almost halfway for the goodreads goal, but alas.. not all of thoses were backlist books so .. this one need more help but ..

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