2016 Reading Challenge Wrap Up

I participated 3 reading challenges this year:  Goodreads Reading ChallengePopsugar Reading Challenge and Around the Year in 52 Books. Out of these three, my Goodreads Reading Challenge is a success as I’ve read 184 books out of 150 books. Even though I wasn’t able to complete the other two challenges, it wasn’t that bad because I filled most of the categories and I enjoyed it. To wrap it up, here are the categories I’ve completed:


  • Book based on a Fairy tale | The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken (Cinderella)
  • YA BestsellerRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • Book you haven’t read since High School | Lenobia’s Vow by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  • Book set in your Home State | Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours by Clara Mae Quiambao (set in the Philippines)
  • Book Translated in English | Tekken: The Dark History of Mishima by Takashi Yano
  • Romance set in the Future | The Crown by Kiera Cass
  • Book set in Europe |The Shadow by Sylvain Reynard (Italy)
  • Book Under 150 Pages |The Duterte Manifesto by Rodrigo Duterte (122 pages)
  • Book that’s Becoming a Movie this Year | Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (reread)
  • Book you can finish in a day |The Best Goodbye by Abbi Glines
  • Book more than 600 Pages | The Host by Stephenie Meyer (864 pages)
  • Sci-Fi Novel | The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Book recommended by a family member | The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks (recommended by my aunt)
  • Written by a comedian | Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
  • Graphic Novel |Saga vol. 1  by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • 2016 Book | The Goal by Elle Kennedy
  • Book Takes Place on Summer | The Moment of Letting Go by J.A. Redmerski
  • First Book You See in the Bookstore | Evernight by Claudia Gray
  • Book from Library | True Believer by Nicholas Sparks (my aunt bought it on a Library sale)
  • Book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with | Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Satirical Book | Zeke and Angelique by Holly Tierney Beddord
  • Book that takes place on an island | Everafter by Elizabeth Chandler
  • Book Guaranteed to Bring You Joy | The Score by Elle Kennedy

Categories I didn’t complete:

  • National Book Award
  • Book recommended by someone you just met
  • Self-improvement book
  • Book written by a celebrity
  • Book at least 100 years older than me
  • Book from Oprah’s Book Club
  • Murder Mystery
  • Classic from 20th century
  • Autobiography


  • Book you meant to read in 2015 but didn’t | The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
  • Book set in a different Continent  | Into the Deep by Samantha Young (Europe)
  • Book from Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 Winner or Nominated | The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
  • Book by an Author You Discovered in 2015 | You Were Here by Cori McCarthy
  • Book title beginning with the first letter of your name | Broken Prince by Erin Watt
  • Highest rated on your TBR | Empire by Rachel Van Dyken (4.60 / 5 stars)
  • Book that was mentioned in another book | Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier (mentioned in Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas)
  • Book by an author you feel you should have read by now | One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy
  • Book from Rory Gilmore Challenge | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (reread)
  • Reader’s Choice | Raw by Belle Aurora
  • Book with one of the 5W’s or H in the title (What, Who, When, Why, How)What the Dead Want by Katie Olson
  • Beautiful Cover | The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Summer / Beach Reading List | Ladies Man by Katy Evans
  • Nonfiction | Words to Love by by Mother Theresa
  • Book with first name in the title | Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski
  • Goodreads Recommendation Page | One With You by Sylvia Day
  • First Book in a New to You series | Changing Course by Aly Martinez
  • Next book in a series you’re reading | Reviving Izabel by J.A. Redmerski
  • Between the Numbers book of series | Declan + Coraline by J.J. McAvoy (Ruthless People, #0.5)
  • Book whose MC is in a profession that interests you | Smut by Karina Halle (Writers/Authors)
  • Book that everyone is talking about | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  • Book with a Beautiful title (in my opinion) | Seeds of Iniquity by J.A. Redmerski
  • Biography / Autobiography / Memoir | *same entry as Political Memoir in PopSugar Reading Challenge*
  • Book by an author who writes under more than one name | Vision in White by Nora Roberts (she’s also J.D. Robb)
  • Fairy tale from a culture other than your own | Grim by Christine Johnson
  • Work of YA Fiction | Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler
  • Historical Fiction | Diamonds in the Rough by Portia Da Costa
  • 16th Book in your TBR | The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • Mental Illness | Real by Katy Evans (Bipolar)
  • An Identity book – Different Culture, Religion or Sexual Orientation | The Suffering by Rin Chupeco (Japanese Culture)
  • Book I’ve seen the movie but haven’t read the book | Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Book about an Anti-Hero | Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
  • Book suggestion that didn’t make it on the list | The Baller by Vi Keeland (Indie Book)
  • Novella from your favorite genre | Never Never part 3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher [New Adult]
  • Book about a thing that goes bump in the night | The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
  • Book you’re embarrassed to read in Public | Losing It by Cora Carmack
  • Book related to hobby / passion you have | The Summer Games by R.S. Grey (Swimming)
  • Book About a Major World Event | *same entry as Political Memoir in PopSugar Reading Challenge* Killing Lincoln – Civil War
  • Dystopia Novel | Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  • Book with a great opening line | The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  • Book originally written in a different language other than English | Flights of Love by Bernhard Schlink [Originally written in German]
  • Short Story from a well known author | Beautiful Boss by Christina Lauren
  • Book Published in 2016 | Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven

Categories I didn’t complete:

  • Books about books
  • Classic book less than 200 pages
  • Childhood classic
  • Book set in the past (>100 years)
  • Book from the top 100 mystery novels
  • Top 100 Fantasy novels




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