Mid-October seems a good time to do a status check on my two personal reading challenges, and I'm doing pretty damn good on both!
This is the first year that I've tried to be deliberate in my reading, both in terms of what and how much I'm reading, and to actually track and measure success.
How Much: The 2017 Reading Challenge
I really wasn't sure I could read 90 books in one year, but I've actually hit my goal already with 2 1/2 months to go!
What: The HA 2017 Mount TBR Challenge
In my ongoing battle to whittle down the number of books on my physical TBR shelves, I joined this challenge and have been forcing myself to stay out of the bookstores all year long. So the goal was to read at least 40 books that I already owned prior to January 2017 during this calendar year, and I've done pretty well, although I started ramping up my efforts this month. I have been using the various book bingos and other games to try to choose only from my physical TBR, and that has helped. I think I'm going to do this again in 2018, but it's killing me to stay out of the bookstores. Still, my bookshelves are getting more manageable. I'll post a shelfie later!
Disclaimer: Although I have marked the books "read" for the purposes of these challenges, I am including books that I DNF'd. And I am not shy about abandoning books if they aren't working for me. Still, as far as I'm concerned, just getting to them and having a final disposition counts!