This challenge is hosted by Berls @Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @Because Reading.
This month, I was supposed to read Opal and Raphael. I have finished Opal but I'm going to have to use a *pass* for Raphael. I'm about halfway done with it but I'm not going to finish in time. *frowns* I've done so well with this challenge and I will have Raphael finished tomorrow...alas, there just weren't enough hours in my days to get it done. (my older daughter's birthday is today - 31st - so it's been a busy day of celebrating...thus no reading) I guess that means I'll get an *extra credit* next month though!
This challenge is hosted by Chapter Break and Second Run Reviews.
I've shown my shelves some love. I've hit my physical, digital, and audio shelves! I've read 35 books so far! You can click here to check out the books and their reviews on Goodreads or click on the book images below.
Did I really say I hoped to read more books than I added to my shelves in May?!? *hahahaha* What was I thinking? I went to RT and brought back 100X more books than I read in May. Oops! I did purchase 5 books at RT (yep, the rest were FREE) but I'd made an allowance for myself when I started this challenge...no books from a book convention count against me. So, I came out okay. ;)
As part of this challenge, I budgeted $10/month for books. In May, I spent $3.00. But I *ahem* found 2 B&N gift cards that I had finished off, so none of the books I purchased count against me. *ha* So far this year, I've *still* only spent ~$10. I've now *earned* myself 5 books and $4.00 towards books. I still have my $50 GC from my birthday and I won a $10 GC at RT! So I'm doing pretty good.
So for May, I earned:
4 Books = $2.00 Earned
As I've mentioned, I tweaked my *earning* methods to be $0.50 for every book I remove from my Already Owned shelf. My exercising (5 days a week) and writing goals (5000 words a week) remain the same.
This challenge is hosted by Niji Feels.
I didn't read any books that qualified for this challenge in April, but I plan to squeeze in a least ONE in May. :)
This challenge is being hosted by Lili Lost in a Book.
I challenged myself achieve God level or 6-10 books. So far, I've read:
Lexxie @Unconventional Book Views and Stormi @Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! are co-hosting this year-long challenge to read books being released in 2015. Originally, I challenged myself to reach New Release Newbie status - or 1-15 books. Since I met that goal, I decided to aim higher. ;) I set a new goal of New Release Pro - or 16-30 books. And I've now met that goal as well! Goodness! I really didn't think I'd read that many new releases this year. So, keeping in mind we're ~6 months into the year, I've set a new goal of New Release Enthusiast - or 45+ books. That's right - I'm setting my sights on the highest goal!
In May, I participated in the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge and I'm really glad I set my goal so low...since I didn't meet it. :( But even a few cleaned off my shelves is an achievement, right?
I only read/listened to 12 books in May. See, that week at RT, along with end-of-year school activities, killed my reading time! ;) In June, I'll be on a couple of trips and I'm planning to get LOTS of reading in. I'll report back in a month. :)
How are y'all doing with your challenges?