Monthly Challenges

December Book Challenge Wrap Up

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.

The Rules:

  • 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. 

The Tasks:

  • 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)
    • 32862824
    • Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur (208 pages)
    • 26877039
    • The Immortal Circus – A.R. Kahler (236 pages)
    • 16124927
  • Santa: Big Book
    • Scarlet – Marissa Meyer (452 pages)
  • Candy Cane: ‘J’ Author
    • All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
    • 24358856
  • Christmas tree: Colorful Cover
    • Cinder – Marissa Meyer
    • 13722513


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,



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