A New Reading Challenge

By Martina - Wednesday, January 04, 2017

I'm ready to start with this year's Popsugar Reading Challenge, but first let's sum up the books I've read last year and see how far I went with the 2016 Reading Challenge.

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First of all, I want to spend a couple of words on the books I've read and still haven't talked about.

The first one is The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna, which is really a wonderful book (both aesthetically and content wise). I'm going to talk more about it in another post, and I promise I will (I feel like I need to write this promise down so I'll have to keep my word, because I've read this book before summer and still haven't even taken pictures for the blogpost I had in my mind).
  • A self-improvement book
  • A book you can finish in a day

The second book I haven't mentioned yet is Always With Love by Giovanna Fletcher. You just know how much I love her novels.
  • A book that is published in 2016
  • A book and its prequel
  • A book with a blue cover
  • A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy

The third book is Winters' Snow by Carrie Hope Fletcher. Basically, I went to Waterstones in Piccadilly to track down the only book Giovanna Fletcher published that I do not have (which is Dream a Little Christmas Dream) and I came out with Carrie's book instead. I didn't even know this tiny book existed (and I don't even know how I missed this important information), but as soon as I saw it I just had to get it.
  • A book that's under 150 pages
  • A book you can finish in a day
  • A book that is published in 2016
  • A book and its prequel
  • A book with a blue cover

Let's move on to the actual challenge results.

Books read in 2016: 11 
Challenges checked off of the list: 14 
Challenges I missed: 26

All in all, I can say I'm pretty proud of myself, although I would have loved to check all the challenges off the list. I also thought I'd read more than eleven books, but apparently I didn't. Oh well, it's still a good number, and I definitely have room for improvement.

Now let's move onto this year's Popsugar Reading Challenge. I read all the ideas they've written on the list this year and I'm really intrigued by some of them, and I love the randomness of others.

Are you going to accept the challenge?
Let me know what book you're reading and your favourite books of 2016.

Marti xx

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  1. Fun challenge! I want to read book this year more too!