Monday, June 1, 2009

The I suck at challenges challenge – update #5

I came across this one over at book-a-rama and thought I would play along. I didn't do very well with challenges last year, so I think I qualify for this one.

This post is a challenge wrap-up for the month of May.

How many books did I read for challenges?
I read 9 books for challenges this month! I'm surprised I did so well. Haha! Although that's probably because I didn't read as many review books as I probably should have.

Overall Progress?
I think I'm doing very well. There were only 3 challenges that I didn't read a qualifying book for this month, that's gotta be good right? It's up from 6 last month. I still have a long way to go but I did finish one challenge this month and I'm close to finishing several more.


Total challenges that I'm competing in as of May 1st:
14(this doesn't count the completed challenges from earlier in the year)

Completed Challenges in May:
The Pub Challenge

Total completed challenges in 2009:
20 Books in 2009 - Challenge completed 02/2009
The Pub Challenge - challenge completed 05/2009

Challenges I read a qualifying book for in May:
9 books for 2009
I read 1 book (The Graveyard Book)
At the end of May I had 4/9 completed

The Pub Challenge
I read 3 books (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Illegal, Love Mom)
At the end of May I had 9/9 completed

Paranormal 2009
I read 2 books (Halfway to the Grave, An Ice Cold Grave)
At the end of May I had 5/7 completed

Read-Your-Own Books
I read 2 books (Halfway to the Grave, A Murderous Glaze)
At the end of May I had 10/26 completed

TBR Challenge
I read 2 books (An Ice Cold Grave, A Rose from the Dead)
At the end of May I had 4/24 completed (I'm counting my main list and alternate list since I'm going to try and read all of them)

War Through The Generations
I read 1 book (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet)
At the end of May I had 3/5 completed

Series Challenge 3
I read 2 books (An Ice Cold Grave, A Rose from the Dead)
At the end of May I had 10/21 books completed, 5/12 series completed.

1st in a series challenge
I read 1 book (A Murderous Glaze)
At the end of May I had 1/12 completed

Chunkster Challenge
I read 1 book (A+ certification book)
At the end of May I had 2/3 completed (although I consider this one an alternate – still going to try and read the other books I had planned for this challenge)


Non-Fiction Five Challenge (May-Sept)
I read 1 book (Love Mom)
At the end of May I had 1/5 completed


Love Bites (April – June)
I read 1 book (One Foot in the Grave)
At the end of May I had 1/3 completed


Progress for challenges that I didn't read a book for in May:

Arthurian Challenge (April 2009 – March 2010)
At the end of May I had 0/2 completed

Young Adult
At the end of May I had 3/12 completed

Cozy Mystery Challenge (April-Sept)
At the end of May I had 1/6 completed (I can't believe I'm not closer to finishing this one – it's my own challenge! Haha!)

3 comments:

Chris said...

I'm glad the challenge is helping you finish a few things. Keep it up!

Jodie said...

Good job (I think you might be doing as many challenges as me).

Kris said...

Chris - thanks! It really is helping, I love seeing my progress (or lack there of sometimes!)

Jodie - Thanks! I did go a little overboard this year, but I couldn't pass them up.