Reading Challenge Check-In February 2021
Time to check in for a monthly accountability on the Reading Challenges I’m participating in
February was a short month, yet I feel it was very productive.
Here’s my January progress:
Alphabet Soup Challenge - I completed this challenge. I decided I wanted to try to see how many times I could complete this year. Well, as of the end of February, I have almost completed a second round. All that I’m missing is the letter X. Hmm. There was also a Bonus keyword challenge attached for the month of February that I completed.
Alphabet Soup Challenge - Author Edition - I did complete this challenge in February. As with the Title Challenge, I thought I’d see how many times I can complete it. I’m still on my second round, needing to complete letters O, Q, T, X, Y, and Z.
Craving For Cozies - 23 Cozy Mysteries read this month. This pushes me into the ‘Yearning’ category.
Literary Escapes - I read a lot of books that didn’t have a definitive location, and a few that were repeat locations, but I have ‘visited’ these new locations during the month of February:
Cloak & Dagger Challenge - 24 Mysteries that fit their rules (100 + pages or the book doesn’t count). I’m barely hanging on in the ‘Special Agent’ category (once I finish the current read, I’ll be moving on to the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ category.
Mount TBR - I’ve managed to knock out 22 books from my TBR list that continues to grow faster than I can keep up! I still have well over 15,000 titles on my TBR list. I’m reading quite a few more ARC’s, and that’s slowing me down on this big climb. I’ve just started climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I hope to be climbing El Toro by next month.
Keyword Challenge - This is different from the Bonus Monthly keyword challenge attached to the Alphabet Soup Challenge. The Challenge for February were the keywords “Over, Edge, Rain, Blade, Red, Come, None, Glass” I chose Red as my keyword and completed the challenge with the book “Red White and Blueberry Murder” by Susan Gillard.
A Personal Challenge of mine is to track the number of pages read. So far this year, I have read 15,119 pages.
Overall, I read a total of 38 books in February, with a year to date total of 83.
I’d say that February was a HUGE success! I do see a few personal challenges (aka medical appointments and overall feeling unwell) ahead for the month of March, and I hope they don’t interfere too much with my reading plans. I do have a number of ARCs on my schedule to read. Some I have already received, some I’m still waiting on the books (why do tour organizers think it’s okay to wait until last minute to send us 200+ page books and expect a good read & review? Don’t they know they are doing a huge disservice to the authors by doing that?) **stepping down from soapbox**
How are you doing with your reading challenges?