2015 Reading Challenges: Quarterly Check-In, November (Claire)

readingchallenges2015No need for a personal update (if you’ve been keeping up with our new end of month posts that is!), so I’ll dive right into the reading challenge bit. By the way, a link will take you to my review or the challenge page.

A note: this will be my last challenge post ever I believe. I’m not joining any challenges next year. I will have certain reading goals that I will elaborate on later on in the month but I’ve come to not enjoy challenges anymore.

Non-Fiction Reading Challenge

Dilettante: 5 books

  1. The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Finlay
  2. Introducing Semiotics: A Graphic Guide by Paul Cobley
  3. Semiotics: The Basics by Daniel Chandler
  4. Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  5. Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates

Claire’s 5-Cents: DONE!

Women Challenge

Level 3: SUPER GIRL – read 16 to 20 books written by a woman author.

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
  3. The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #1) by Malinda Salisbury
  4. The Buried Life (The Buried Life, #1) by Carrie Patel
  5. The Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoir by Lady Trent, #3) by Marie Brennan
  6. The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Finlay
  7. Uprooted by Naomi Novak
  8. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
  9. The Bees by Laline Paull
  10. The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale
  11. Runemarks (Runemarks #1) by Joanne Harris
  12. A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V. E. Schwab
  13. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
  14. The Bone Season (Bone Season #1) by Samantha Shannon
  15. The Mime Order (Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon
  16. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
  17. Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1) by Laini Taylor
  18. Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor
  19. The Dragon Keeper (Rain Wild Chronicles #1) by Robin Hobb
  20. Dragon Haven (Rain Wild Chronicles #2) by Robin Hobb

Claire’s 5-Cents: I finished this in August!

Diversity on the Shelf Challenge

Third Shelf: Read 13 – 18 books with POC protagonists or written by POC.

  1. Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory
  2. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
  3. Out by Natsuo Kirino
  4. The Long Song by Andrea Levy
  5. The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
  6. The Bone People by Keri Hulme

Claire’s 5-Cents: I’m not going to finish this for the year and I’m ashamed and annoyed. More annoyed! Being biracial I normally take pride in keeping my privelege in check and staying abreast of diverse reads, but clearly I’m not living up to my talk with my reading. Something to watch for 2016.

GoodReads Reading Challenge

Level: 75 Books

Completed: 70 books.

Claire’s 5-Cents: Finished. I’ve read 86 books and I’m bumped it up to 90 books.

Dragons and Jetpacks Reading Challenge

Level: 30 books

Completed: 30 books.

Claire’s 5-Cents: I’ve read 30 sci-fi and fantasy books this year, yay!

Are you doing any challenges this year? How’s it going?

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About Claire (BWB)

It's Claire (aka Quirky) from Bitches With Books, an online book blog that serves up a healthy dose of book reviews, lists + literary madness.
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2 Responses to 2015 Reading Challenges: Quarterly Check-In, November (Claire)

  1. You’ve done amazing with your challenges! But good thing you decided not to join any, seeing you don’t enjoy doing them 🙂

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