Oh, this is so late. I’m sorry. I’m still making progress on my 2018 Reading Challenges! Now that March has left us, let’s see what I accomplished this month!
My Goodreads Reading Challenge goal is 175 books, and so far I’ve completed 45/175. GR tells me I’m 2 books ahead of schedule. Woohoo! We’ll see how long that lead lasts for.
Next, let’s check in on the Literary (&) Lacquers Reading Bingo, over in the Literary Lacquers facebook fan group. So far I’ve checked off 3/16 prompts. (If you participate, there are discounts for completion!)
- A Graphic Novel – Paper Girls Vol. 1
- A Book Written by an Author From a Different Country – Markswoman
- A Book With a Green Cover – The Book of Life
On the Book Riot Read Harder challenge, I haven’t checked much off. 4/24, a little behind.
- A Book About Nature – Our Native Bees
- The First in a New To You YA or Middle-Grade Series – Markswoman
- A Comic Written or Illustrated by a Person of Color – Paper Girls Vol. 2
- A Sci-fi Novel With a Female Protagonist by a Female Author – The Tea Master and the Detective
*I realized I had read one of the prompts incorrectly and had to dock myself a prompt. 😦
I’ve made more progress for Popsugar’s Reading Challenge. 13/47
- A Book About a Villain or Antihero – Godsgrave
- A Book With An Animal in the Title – Our Native Bees
- A Book by a Female Author Who Uses a Male Pseudonym – The Silkworm
- A Book by an Author of a Different Ethnicity Than You – Markswoman
- A Book You Borrowed or Were Given as a Gift – Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
- A Book by a Local Author – Tricks for Free
- A Book That’s Published in 2018 – Tempests & Slaughter
- A Book You Meant to Read in 2017 But Didn’t Get To – Strange Practice
- A Book By Two Authors – The Tangled Lands
- A Book with a Time of Day in the Title – An Artificial Night
- A Book with an LGBTQ+ Protagonist – In Other Lands
- A Book with a Weather Element in the Title – Daughters of the Storm (review coming soon!
- A Book with an Animal in the Title – Sparrow Hill Road
I also added my local library’s 10 To Read challenge and have made no progress this month. 3/10
- A Young Adult Book – Godsgrave
- A Book Set in a Place You’ve Never Been – Tricks for Free
- A Book About Food – Acid Trip
I did my third buddy read of The Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone with my blogging buddy Marzie. Check out the discussion posts of Full Fathom Five. Part one was over at Marzie’s Reads and part two was on my blog here. Look for our reviews and discussion posts of book four, Last First Snow later this month!
The Hugo nominees were announced over Easter weekend so I will be starting to hit that reading hard soon. If you missed the announcement, the list of nominees is here. I’ve read some of the nominees already.
Here’s what I’ve read so far:
- Best Novella: Down Among The Sticks and Bones
- Best Short Story: Welcome to your Authentic Indian Experience TM
- Best Graphic Story: Bitch Planet, Vol 2: President Bitch; Monstress, Vol 2: The Blood; Paper Girls, Vol 3
- Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form: Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Thor: Ragnarok; Wonderwoman
- Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form: The Good Place, Michael’s Gambit; The Good Place, The Trolley Problem
- Best Series: InCryptid, The Memoirs of Lady Trent (minus the final book.)
- Best YA (Not A Hugo): In Other Lands
I…..have a LOT of reading ahead of me. From this list, I’ve read maaaaaaybe 10% of nominated works.
In addition to all that, I am hosting an 11-book Read Along of the entire October Daye series as we prepare for book #12 Night and Silence to release in September. Over in the Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant Fans group on Facebook (which I help admin), we’re discussing one book every three weeks. We’ve made it through books 1-4, and will be tackling book 5, One Salt Sea on April 22.
What have you been reading this month?