Challenge Update

With the year spinning faster and faster to a close, I decided to take a look at my progress on the various reading challenges I signed up for ...

The Fairy Tale Challenge:
I've got 6 of my 12 reviews posted, with a few others needing to be finished. This one is way fun, and I have no worries about completing it.

Historical Fiction Challenge:
How about 16 of 15 reviews completed, with the potential for several more between now and Dec 31st? Yeah, I'm awesome.

The Many Genres of Jane Austen Spin-Off Challenge:
2 genres of 8 completed. I need to put my hate-hate relationship with Mansfield Park into coherent words, and then I'll have a 3 genre complete. I do actually have books in my possession to complete this challenge, I just need to remember to read the ones that fit!

Completely Contemp Challenge:
Okay, for this one I wanted to read a total of 15 books -- 5 each from publication years 2010, 2011 and 2012. I've read 9 that count toward 2012, 1 for 2011 and 2 from 2010. Clearly I got excited about new contemp YA releases. Thankfully, there are still "old" releases that I want to read.

Victorian Challenge:
No reviews. The goal is 2-6, and they can be classics written during the reign of Queen Victoria, or fiction pertaining to ... I want to reread Little Women, Little Men, and Jo's Boys. I also have The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. I recently won a copy of Silver - so I may go back and reread Treasure Island, as a refresher. I can do this one, I just need to make a conscious effort to do it.

There's my current challenge standing ... How many of you are doing challenges? Do you stop and take stock of your progress during the course, or do you just wait until Decemeber 31st and see what you've done?


  1. Haha! I only one I'm doing is the JA Spinoff challenge. I think I have 3 or 4 genres completed. Yikes! I need to go check :/ I have thought about it a couple of time recently, but I haven't done anything about it.

    Oh, I forgot about the goodreads reading challenge, I think I'm on track with that one.

  2. That's a good idea to assess your challenges as this point. I only signed up for three and dropped out of one so I'm pretty sure I'm on track with the other two but I should definitely check on that. Good luck getting those reviews written!

  3. Great job on your challenges, especially the Fairy Tale Challenge!! :)

    I try to do a check on my challenges every couple of months and post an update in my weekly rambling post. It really helps to check in every now and then!