I'm completely satisfied with how much I have read this year. It has been an enjoyable endeavor to read. Challenging myself to read new books (new-to-me-books) has opened an entire new world and I am loving every minute of it. I am so thankful I have a job that affords break times for which I've used the opportunity to READ.
Besides my personal challenge of reading 52 New Books in 2016 which I surpassed in September and went on to read more than 75 new books in 2016, I also participated in Modern Mrs. Darcy's 2016 Reading Challenge coming late to the game in August 2016. Her challenge is read one book a month in each category. Because I came in late for the party I had to seriously increase my reading time. Unfortunately, I fell short two books in the challenge.
Here is how the challenge hammered out:
a book published this year. Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb
a book you can finish in a day. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
a book you've been meaning to read. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
a book recommended by your local librarian or bookseller. I did not read this book in the challenge
a book you should have read in school. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
a book chosen for you by your spouse, sibling, child, or BFF. Night Probe by Clive Cussler
a book published before you were born. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
a book that was banned at some point. The Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
a book you previously abandoned. I did not read this book in the challenge (I know! I checkmarked it above but this just didn't happen!)
a book you own but have never read. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
a book that intimidates you. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
a book you have already read at least once. Thankless in Death by J. D. Robb
I'm satisfied with my accomplishments and am ready to join Modern Mrs. Darcy for her 2017 Reading Challenge.