Friday, March 29, 2024

2024 Reading Challenges - Quarter One Check-In

This Week's Topic

Challenge Accepted! - Quarter One Check-In




Hard to believe the first quarter of the year is done. I thought it was a good time to check in on my reading challenges. Many have a prompt for each month, but some are year-long. Those are the ones I need to keep an eye on because I tend to always think I have plenty of time to complete them. 

Sloth's Cover Lover Challenge

I am having fun with my own challenge. I want to push myself a bit and try to find more than one book to fulfill the monthly prompt. I don't normally do that, but I think it could make things interesting. 

JanuaryWinter vibes, WhiteThe City Baker’s Guide to Country Living
FebruaryRomantic,Pink,RedMy Darling Bride 
MarchTrees, Plants, Flowers, greenOld Flames and New Fortunes 


Goodreads Challenge

I never usually worry about this one. I make it doable. Right now I am 19 books ahead (as I write this), so unless something catastrophic happens, I will easily complete this goal. 


Literary Escapes

I am really happy with how many states I have checked off. I have "visited" 25 of 51, and I even checked off some tricky states - I am looking at you Arkansas. 


Alphabet Soup

I pretty much cruise through the alphabet challenge until X,Y, Z. Right now I have five letters left, but I actually have books slotted for all five letters. No doubt I will complete this one. 


Monthly Motif

January“Red Carpet Reads” Read a book that has won an award or been nominated for one.The City Baker’s Guide to County Living 
FebruaryDynamic Duos” Read a book with a couple of characters that make the perfect pair- whether in business, friendship, or in love.Out on a Limb
March“Thrill Me” Read a thriller- Psychological thriller; Action thriller; Crime thriller; etc.The Lovely and the Lost 


Keyword Challenge

JanuarySecret, Heaven, True, House, Come, Only, Know, WinterFive Winters 
FebruaryHeir, Night, Bride, Down, Women, Hand, Teach, GuestMy Darling Bride
MarchStory, Hunt, Plot, City, You, Cry, Another, PaintNext to you 


The Discussion Challenge

I have been sticking with my one discussion a month. Every once in a while, a Top Ten Tuesday lends itself to discussion. I have had a few, but the only one I really thought prompted discussion was included below.

Now it's your turn!



How are your challenges going?
Let us know in the comments!

14 comments:

  1. Wow, you are on a roll with these challenges. I didn't realize you had created your own challenge as well. How fun!

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  2. Wow! You're doing great! It was fun to look at all of your stats!

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    1. The thing is I always get to a point with my state/alphabet challenges where I get stuck. Then I am scrambling in December.

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  3. You're doing really well with your challenges! I wouldn't mind trying to tackle the States one someday.

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    1. The states can be really hard. I saw one blogger who includes setting in all her GR reviews. It helps me find some books that don't make any lists out there. It's challenging for sure, but I am pretty pleased to have some of the more difficult states knocked out

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  4. You are so great at challenges! And that reminds me that I need to do my fisrt wrap up for the 2024 Audiobook challenge!!!

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    1. Now, if we were counting my audiobooks, I am doing terrible. I used to listen to so many more.

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  5. The Alphabet Soup challenge sounds interesting and fun. I'll have to remember that one for next time.

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    1. It's not too difficult (other than those few pesky letters), and I like feeling like I accomplished something.

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  6. You are doing very well, Sam. I have started to update all my tracking posts and hope to post my challenge update this week.

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    1. I got some of my state books from you, so I will be looking forward to your update

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  7. Dang, you are doing great on your challenges! I need to step it up on the Literary Escapes one.

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    1. I am not normally so aggressive this early, but I hate scrambling at the end of the year

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