Mid-Year Check In

I’m not really sure if this post will interest anyone, but even so I thought I would do a little check in to see how I’m doing with my reading for the first half of 2016.

Reading Challenges

**Sidenote: These numbers of slightly different from sidebar Reading Challenge Widget as I haven’t published those reviews yet.**

2016 Audiobook Challenge

audiobook challengeHosts: The Book Nympho and Hot Listens.
Progress: 44/50
Thoughts: I’m completely kicking butt in this challenge. It’s only halfway through 2016, and I am so close to meeting my goal. Every year I love audiobooks more and more!

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

contemp-romance-challenge-button-2016-sm_zpszhqwfajvHosts: Jess @ Gone With the Words and Danielle @ Love at First Page
Progress: 38/50
Thoughts: I’m very happy with my progress so far in this challenge. I love contemporary romances, and I can easily meet my goal. I think I can surpass it, actually.

2016 Pick Your Own Genre Reading Challenge

pick your genre finalGenre: Historical Romance
Host: Herding Cats & Burning Soup
Progress: 18/25
Thoughts: I decided to focus on historical romance for this challenge. Historical Romance is one of my favorite subgeners, but I can be picky. I’ve read some great historicals this year, and I’m excited to see which ones I come across next.

The Re-Read Challenge: 2016

ReRead2016GraphicHost: Belle of the Literati
Progress: 10/8
Thoughts: I was actually afraid that I wouldn’t meet this goal, because I reread so many books last year. But then I started rereading Nora Roberts via audio, and I’ve surpassed my goal. YAY!

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2016

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Progress: 82/160
Thoughts: For a huge chunk of the year so far I was at least 5 books ahead of schedule which was AMAZING! But then a reading slump hit, and now I’m just slightly ahead of schedule. But these things happen, and I don’t think I will have any problem meeting my goal.

Read All The Books Challenge

read all the books

Author: Bella Andre
Host: Herding Cats & Burning Soup
Progress: 6 books
Thoughts: I joined this challenge on May 7, 2016, and it isn’t a time-related goal. The goal to read read all the books by an author of my choosing. I chose Bella Andre, and since them I’ve read 6 books by her, so I’m quite happy. I still have so many books to read, but I’m getting there.


I’ve read so many fantastic books this year, but I’ve already done a post of my favorite books of the year so far. So I won’t list them again, but the majority is all ROMANCE, which is the best.

So, how has your year been going? Are you meeting your goals?


12 Responses to “Mid-Year Check In”

  1. Kaja

    Wow, Quinn, you’re doing great with your challenges! 🙂 Congratulations! And I wish I knew about this Read All the Books challenge, it sounds great. I have some authors that I’ve discovered only recently and I really want to read their backlists.

    My reading challenges are … doing okay. I mean, I’m not acing all of them but I’m happy to report that I’m reading more of the books I already own, which was probably the greatest challenge of all – I need to limit my book buying a bit.

    I also wish I had more time to listen to audiobooks, I love the format for re-reading, especially!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      You can sign up for the Read All the Books challenge anytime. I didn’t sign up for it until a few months ago. I really like it!

      I admit that I tend to join reading challenges that aren’t that difficult for me. Or, you know, not difficult at all. I would probably be doing most of this stuff anyway.

  2. Sophia Rose

    I enjoy seeing where you’re at on your challenges, Quinn. You’re doing great. I’m doing pretty good on most of my challenges. I still need to start the Read All by the Author one.

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I love the Read All the Books Challenge that Anna started. It’s so great, and not time specific which is great too. I’m glad to hear you’re doing well on your challenges too.

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I know! I can’t believe 2016 is half over, too! How did that happen. I have so many authors that I want to do for the Read All the Books Challenge! I love that challenge, Anna!

  3. Lover Of Romance

    Great progress you have here Quinn!!! I love seeing your progress especially on your challenges. I am at 59% on my Goodreads challenge….some weeks I am ahead (currently 20 books ahead) but that changes so much. Sometimes I go into slumps and then other times I steam roll through books like crazy. I still can’t believe we are through half the year!!! CRAZY

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      Holy cow, you’r 20 books ahead! That is awesome! I like being a little ahead, too. I’ve never been 20 books ahead, but I have been around 8 books ahead.

  4. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

    You are doing so good with all of your challenges! I think I need to do one of these posts to get my butt in gear on a few of the challenges that I haven’t been doing well on.

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