As if I didn’t learn the first time with book challenges, I still did not stick to my tbr list this month.
Greetings and Salutations, your ghost with the most here and if you remember in November I made a post about the December Book Challenge as seen in the Goodreads group, Perks of Being a Book Addict. I said I would attempt to do at least six out of the seven tasks and well… that did not go as planned. I started the month in a slight reading slump, but then picked up the pace as I fell into a poetry binge, which then led to me reading even more. If you need a refresher, here are the rules and tasks along with my failed tbr list.
- You may choose how many tasks you’d like to complete from 1 to all 7.
- Each task can only be completed once and each book can only be used for 1 task.
- Books must be at least 150 pages long.
- Any book format may be used: physical, electronic, audio.
- For audio pages just use the first edition of the book that pops up when you do a search for the book.
- All books must be started and finished within the challenge month.
- Gingerbread Man: Male POV, Read a book that is from a male perspective.
- Percy Jackson – Rick Riordan
- Elves: Short Book, Tradition states that elves are short, so reading a book with less than 300 pages
- Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren’t as Scary – Ted Thompson and Eli Horowitz
- Mistletoe: People Kissing, Kissing under the mistletoe is popular in December, so finding a book with a couple kissing on the cover.
- Santa: Big Book, Notoriously known for his over-sized belly, read a book as big as Santa something with more than 400 pages
- A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas
- Candy Cane: ‘J’ Author, Candy canes are shaped like a ‘J’ so read a book that is written by an author with their first or last name beginning with ‘J’
- Marlena – Julie Buntin
- Christmas Tree: Colorful Cover, A book with more than 4 colors on the cover
- Cinder – Marissa Meyer
- Ornaments: Circular Designs, Most ornaments are circular in shape, so finding a book whose cover has a circular shape image.
- 1984 – George Orwell
Now what did I end up reading?
- Elves: Short Book
- The Last Time I’ll Write About You – Dawn Lanuza (176 pages)
- Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur (208 pages)
- The Immortal Circus – A.R. Kahler (236 pages)
- Santa: Big Book
- Scarlet – Marissa Meyer (452 pages)
- Candy Cane: ‘J’ Author
- All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
- Christmas tree: Colorful Cover
- Cinder – Marissa Meyer
So in the end, I did accomplish 4 of the tasks which is not bad, This time I have learned my lesson when it comes to tbr lists for book challenges; I’m too much of a mood reader.
This may be my last post for the year and if it is I wish you all a happy new year.
Stay jolly my friends,