January ’19 challenge wrap-up

Good morning bookworms!

Sooooooooo… my eleven challenges… (sign up posts part 1 and part 2) This is my January recap on how I’m going against them.  If you’re after my reading wrap-up click HERE, and if you’re after my haul, click HERE. *PHEW!* All of the updates below will be my progress as at midnight 31 January 2019.

NEWTs Read-a-thon

I’m putting my NEWTs first because this isn’t a monthly check-in. I won’t post the whole table because it’s HUGE. Just the subjects that I passed with the books I read! Final grades are in BLUE!

Subject

Grade

Prompt

Book I actually read

Ancient Runes

A

Book set in the past Anna and the French Kiss

Arithmancy

A

Book of at least 300 pages My True Love Gave to Me

E

Book that ends on an even numbered page The Summer of Jordi Perez

O

A book that’s not a first in a series Becoming His Monster

Astronomy

A

Stars on the cover How (Not) To Kiss a Beast

Care of Magical Creatures

A

Animal on the cover Rat Queens

E

Book under 160 pages How (Not) To Play with Magic

O

Includes dragons in any way Ilahara: The Last Myrassar

Charms

A

Read a book with magic in it How (Not) To Kiss a Ghost

Defence Against the Dark Arts

A

Read a last book in a series Finale

E

Read a foiled book The Trials of Morrigan Crow

O

Book with a word ‘dark’ in the title or series name A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Herbology

A

Book with a green cover Wyrd Sisters

E

Book with illustrations Saga Vol. 1

Transfiguration

A

Book with a grey cover Hunted

E

Read a book from an author you haven’t read anything of before Autoboyography

O

Read a book that’s set in a kingdom/ has royals The Wicked King

As you can see, I didn’t end up reading any books for Divination or Potions which I’m a bit sad about because I really liked the Potions prompts. Also, I let myself off the hook slightly with Ancient Runes grade. I was going to read Jane Eyre for this one, but as it was set ‘current day’ when it was written, then I figured I could also use Anna and the French Kiss as it was also set ‘current day’, but was published nearly 10 years ago. (It’s cheeky, I know!!)

Goodreads

Read 14 of 90 books.

Beat the Backlist

Read 10 of 50 books.
(I have added another column to the original list and marked off the books I have read.)

Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo

Backlist bingo Jan.png

I can only use ‘backlist’ books in this bingo, so it’s going to go slower than I want it to… But I made some good progress!

Year of the Asian

Read 0 of 10 books.

Ultimate Reading Challenge

January: Free read: The Wicked King by Holly Black
February: Sports Romance
March: Fantasy
April: Re-read an old favorite
May: Single Word Title
June: New-to-You Author
July: Movie Adaptation
August: Tear Jerker
September: Book with a cover you like
October: Recommended by a friend
November: On your TBR for a long time
December: A book with your favorite trope

A-Z Reading Challenge

New books will be listed in BLUE each month.

A: Autoboyography – Christina Lauren
B: Becoming His Monster – Amelia Hutchins
C: A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer
D
E
F
G
H: Hunted – Meagan Spooner
I
J
K
L
M
N: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend
O
P
Q
R: Rat Queens Vol 1 – Kurtis J Wiebe
S: The Summer of Jordi Perez – Amy Spalding
T
U
V
W: The Wicked King – Holly Black
X
Y
Z

ABC Book Challenge

A | B | C

Romance-opoly

Romanceopoly Jan.png

I’ve ticked off three squares on this, so I’m considering it a success…?

Meeghan Reads’ Reading Bingo – Q1 2019

Meeghan bingo Jan.png

I’ve decided that to keep this one interesting, I am only going to use physical books that I read each month, and I won’t be using the Discworld read-a-long books either. Oh, and I can’t use the same book for the same (or similar) prompt in another bingo. Still good progress though!


WOW… OK, so I think I’m doing better than I thought I would be, but I’m attributing that to having such an excellent reading month in January. Fingers crossed I can keep up the momentum!!

Until next time, happy reading 😊📚

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