December topic: End of the year check-in post. Look back at your January and June posts and let us know how you did this year. Would you do the challenge again in 2017?
Back in January I posted my bookish mantra for 2016: Read What I Want To Read. I had developed a habit of reading mediocre books while letting the ones I was truly excited about languish on my shelves. So I decided no more mediocre books that I wasn't excited about and no more getting sidetracked by every new release. Instead my focus would be on the books already on my shelves that I really wanted to read. So when I heard about the #ShelfLove Challenge it seemed custom-made for me and I joined right in.
I set a goal back in January of reading 31-40 books that qualified for the challenge. Meaning: nothing that was acquired after January 1, 2016 (and library books didn't count toward the goal).
I'm happy to say that I reached my goal! As of today I have read 39 books that were already on my shelf when the challenge started. (And I'm currently reading #40 which I am sure to finish before the end of the year.)
Will I take part in the #ShelfLove Challenge again? Absolutely! The challenge played a part in reminding me of my goal - to read all the wonderful books already on my shelves - and I had a great time participating.
Did you take part in any challenges this year? How did you do?