June Monthly Wrap-Up (Challenge Progress)


June certainly jumped straight into roasting summer. I didn’t get too much reading in this month, but I do have reviews written for everything I read. That’s the first time this has happened in a long time. I also made some good progress on a few challenges. I’m actually on time with a couple of them!

Reading Challenge Progress

I’m on schedule for the “New to You” and “New Release” challenges! A bit behind on the other two though. At this point I’m just aiming to get my TBR pile down to 150 by the end of the year, rather than down to 100. I’m putting myself on a book buying ban until the end of the year to help with that. The only exceptions to the rule are for titles I already had on pre-order.

743595af875fa2f14ce64ba61d36a6c3 New To You Reading Challenge

2016 Goal: 25 “New to Me” Authors

Total Goal Progress: 12/25

ReadMyOwnDamnBooksbutton Read My Own Damn Books Challenge

2016 Goal: Clear my TBR pile down to 100 books

TBR count at the beginning of the month: 204

TBR count at the end of the month: 193

Finally going the right way! I managed to drop my TBR pile count by 11 books. I’m also putting myself on a bit of a book buying ban until the end the of the year. The exceptions are books that I have on pre-order.

New-Release-Challenge2016-450x450 2016 New Release Challenge

2016 Goal: 1 – 15 books – New Release Newbie

Total Goal Progress: 13/15

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Dates of Challenge: Jan. 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016

Sign-up Post:Click here

9 thoughts on “June Monthly Wrap-Up (Challenge Progress)

  1. I’m very impressed that you’ve written reviews for all the books you’ve read lately! I always seem to fall behind and then never get around to it. You’re participating in so many challenges, Samantha! The Read My Own Dam Books challenge is one that I probably should partake in…but I’m weak so it’s unlikely. 😉

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  2. It’s been warm here too although the temps moderated a bit this week- warm enough to be nice but not killer hot. Glad your challenges are going mostly good- and I’m looking forward to seeing what you think of The Woman in Cabin 10 as I’m kinda anxious for that one. It sounds suspenseful. 🙂

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  3. Now I want to sign up for more challenges, as if I’m not already doing enough! I feel like my TBR has been going the wrong way this month, so I’m very impressed you got yours down by 11. Good luck with your ban!

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    • Thanks! I’m doing a lot better with keeping up with them than I usually do. LOL Fighting the TBR pile is an uphill battle. I think I started out the year with 170 books, so it’s still grown quite a bit over the last 6 months.


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