Reading Challenge Update – January 2016

Let’s be honest, my year of reading did not start off on the right foot. January ended up being very stressful so despite starting a book at the beginning of the month (which I’m still only like 50 pages into), I didn’t really do much reading until a few days ago. I managed to pull myself out of my reading rut with a few graphic novels and comics but despite not reading a whole lot, I did manage to check off a few of the prompts for my Read Harder challenge which I was very happy with.

Here’s a recap of how I did on my reading challenges this month:

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The books I read this month were:

  1. The Woods Vol. 3 (New London) by James Tynion IV
  2. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
  3. Giant Days Vol. 1 by John Allison
  4. Mystery of the North Woods (A Supernatural Choose Your Own Hunt Book) by L.M. Pederson
  5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer S10 Vol. 3 (Love Dares You) by Christos Gage & Nicholas Brendon

Hopefully February will be a better month for reading – there are a few books coming out next month that I’m excited about so hopefully that will help motivate me.

Did you commit to any reading challenges this year? How are they going? What books did you read in January? Let me know in the comments.


14 thoughts on “Reading Challenge Update – January 2016

  1. For some reason I just can’t get myself back into reading. Perhaps I feel like I have a lot to do, but I pushed myself through the Hunger Games series and just stopped from there. So many good books that look interesting and yet nothing is sparking my want to read.

    These look amazing. The Buffy book is an actual book or a graphic novel?

  2. I’ve found myself stuck in a rut as well. Started “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell” a month ago. It was really great but I just haven’t got myself to pick up a book for a while. Perhaps I’ll see if Giant Days gets me back in the swing of things. 🙂

  3. I set a goal for 25 books (which is quite small) and I read 2 in January…was hoping to do more but there’s still time 🙂

  4. My only reading challenge for this year is to ACTUALLY read everything on my mandatory reading lists for classes. They keep me so busy reading (I’m an English literature major) that I don’t have much time for leisure reading. (Sniff, I love reading!)

    1. Ah, that’s the worst part about university, reading for fun isn’t really a thing anymore. In fact, it took me until last year (nearly 2 years after graduating) to enjoy reading for fun again because you get stuck in that academic reading/writing rut.
      At least there’s usually a few gems in the list of required reading for English lit classes that make it seem a little like you’re reading for leisure again. 😛

  5. I’m hoping to finish In Real Life by the end of the month myself, since I got since about half-way through the month and have continued to be sick and just haven’t had the will to read. 🙁

    1. Aw, being sick is the worst but In Real Life definitely helped get me out of my reading rut, so hopefully it will be an easy read for you to pick back up when you’re feeling better. 🙂

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