Monday, 7 January 2019

Challenge performance for 2018

Another year is gone and it is time to look how I fared with the Challenges I enrolled in for 2018. I did pretty well, I think, although I did not totally finish some of them.

For info on which books I read for each challenge go to Challenges 2019 and scroll down to link

The Full House Reading Challenge

Hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. The challenge is to read books that match the criteria in the grid. I proudly managed to finalise this challenge.

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2018

Hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block. Read as much as you can from your TBR piles and try to climb a mountain. I set my aim for Mt. Ararat which is 48 books. Unfortunately, I only made it up to 4, 602 meters which is 535 meters below the top and 5 books down. Well, well, the air is thin up here. Not giving up thought, trying again for 2019!

European Reading Challenge 2018

Hosted by Rose at the Rose City Reader, the idea is to read books by European authors or books set in European countries. I aimed at the Five star - deluxe entourage, to read at least five books. Here I excelled a little bit with 11 European authors. Yay!

Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

Stormi and Kathy at Books Movies Reviews Oh My, are hosting the reading of mystery, suspense and thrillers. I did aim rather low, since I usually do not read a lot of suspense books. However, something happened and I read 30! I thus went from Amateur sleuth to Inspector. Quite proud.


5-15 books - Amateur sleuth
16-25 books - Detective
26-35 books - Inspector
36-55 books - Special agent
56+ books - Sherlock Holmes

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2018

Hosted by Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book, this challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet. I managed all but six letters; I, Q, W, X, Y and Z. I did look into what was missing to late and had not time to choose books starting with these tricky letters.

Where Are You Reading Challenge 2018

Hosted by Book Dragon's Lair, this is all about places and locations in books. Here, as well as above, I managed all except six letters; J, M, O, Q, T and X. Some not that difficult letters, but once again, I just floated with the books I read.

2 x 18 Challenge

Hosted by Rose City Reader, and it is all about reading two books for each year of the century, and they should come from your TBR shelves. Considering most of my TBR books are older, I did not manage to fulfil this challenge. I managed to read 29 out of 36. I failed the following years: 2x2002, 1x2005, 1x2007, 1x 2008, 2x2011.

52 Books in 52 Weeks

Hosted by Robin of my Two Blessings, the aim is to read a book each week of the year. I failed weeks 22, 36, 42, 44, 45 and 52. Well, better luck and planning for the new year.

All these are challenges I enjoy and I will continue follow some of them for 2019.