Saturday, January 31, 2015

January - This Month in Reading

This was the best January in terms of books read that I've had since I started this blog in 2011 - I read 21 books this month. For the sake of comparison, here are the previous years' January numbers: 

2014: 2 books
2013: 3 books
2012: 6 books
2011: 13 books

At the end of December, I wrote that I wanted to read one book for each challenge, and that I was hoping to read an overall total of 10 books, and I managed that handily, with the exception of the Harlem Renaissance Challenge, which I am on track to get started on in February. Here's a quick challenge report:

Back to the Classics Challenge - 2/12 books
Mount TBR Reading Challenge - 6/60 books 
Read It Again, Sam - 1/12 books
TBR Pile Challenge - 3/12 books
Diversity on the Shelf Challenge - 3/7 -12 books
Color Coded Reading Challenge - 2/9 books 
Books in Translation Reading Challenge - 2/10 - 12 books
Banned Books Challenge - 2/3 - 5 books that have been banned or challenged
French Bingo 2015 - 2 books read; need a minimum of 5 books to get Bingo
LGBT Reading Challenge 2015 - 6/3 - 10 LGBT books (many of these were part of a series so I will be reading more in order to branch out)
Harlem Renaissance Reading Challenge - 0/6 - 10 books

I think all that reading in November and December really got me in the habit and now I'm on a reading roll. I have no idea why other Januarys were such slow reading months - I suppose it had to do with stuff like work being busy and other things taking precedence over reading. I'm glad this year is off to a better start, and I would like to keep the momentum going, so I'm going to make the same goal for February - read at least 1 book for each challenge at a minimum. I also have a couple NetGalley reviews I need to complete, etc. so I'm sure I can make this happen. 

How was your first month of 2015 reading? 


  1. wow, congrats! I had 10: see my recap and my favorites:

  2. Merci Emma! J'ai visite votre blog - vous avez lu beaucoup de livres interessantes en janvier!