my 2016 reading challenges – wrap up


this year I set myself two reading challenge; the Goodreads yearly reading challenge and my own monthly reading challenges.

I planned to read 50 books this year and I ended up reading 71! I am really proud of this because I didn’t think I was going to read 50 books in November, so I’m really glad that I just read a lot after exams finished. If you’d like to see all the books I read this year you can check out my year in books on Goodreads!

I decided to create my own monthly reading challenges, inspired by Emma from emmmabooks (on YouTube) tbr challenge jar, in order to read a wider range of books.

I thought it’d be nice to have a post where you all can see all twelve reading challenges and what books I read to complete them.

I do not know what month all of these reading challenges belong to as I sort of lost track of them by the end of the year

so that was how my 2016 reading challenges went!

let me know how any of your reading challenges went this year in the comments


Yasmin xx

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my 2017 goals


I don’t usually set goals but this year I’ve decided to be a bit organised and make some! I think by putting them on my blog I’ll feel more obligated to go through with them

so here are my 2017 reading/blogging goals!

  • write more book reviews

last year I wrote a review for Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven and I was really proud of it and was really glad to see the positive feedback I got from it. Jess from JBelkBooks said I should write more reviews and I thought that it was a really good idea. I usually write reviews only when I’ve been sent a book for review, but I think it’ll be really nice to review more books for fun!

  • Goodreads reading challenge – read 45 books

in 2016 I planned on reading 50 books, I decided to lower a number of books this year because I know I will have a lot more work with school this year

  • #DiversityBingo2017

I do have a blog post all about #DiversityBingo2017 if you’d like to find out more about this reading challenge. I plan on filling the entire sheet, not only because I want to read more diverse books but because I really want to read a larger range of diverse books this year


Those are my goals for 2017, let me know what yours are in the comments!

Yasmin xx


my monthly reading challenges – update


it’s been a while since I paid any attention to my monthly reading challenges so I thought now would be a good time to update you all.

it’s terrible that I don’t know what reading challenge is for what month but I have completed two and have two more to complete before the end of the year.

for the reading challenge read a book you’ve been wanting to read I read Every Last Word by Tamra Ireland Stone. I really enjoyed reading this book and I seriousy reccomend that you all go check it out.

the other reading challenge I recently completed was read a book with over 500 pages I read Saga Deluxe Edition (Volumes 1-18) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, I really enjoyed this graphic novel, it was beautiful and funny and just an amazing read.

I plan to complete read an autobiography and read a book that’s been recomended to you on any social media platform. There are so many books I can read for the second one but I have no idea what autobiography to read! Let me know in the comments what autobiography I should read.


Yasmin xx




This month I didn’t complete any reading challenges, which sucks because the book I was going to read to complete August’s reading challenge was a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while.

August’s reading challenge was to read a book with an LGBT+ protagonist.  To complete this challenge I was going to read Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I haven’t got round to reading it yet, but I will definitely finish it this month.

September’s reading challenge is to read a book with over 500 pages, I’m not sure what book I’m going to read to complete this challenge, but I’ll hopefully find one.

So thank was my August wrap up, for my reading challenge, and my September reading challenge.

Yasmin xx

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This month went really well, I completed both June and July’s reading challenges early in the month.

June’s reading challenge was to read a book with a pink cover, to complete this reading challenge I read The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz. Sadly I didn’t really enjoy this book, I found it quite boring and there was nothing that I really found interesting about this novel.

July’s reading challenge was to read a graphic novel, to complete this challenge I read Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. I really enjoyed this book, it was so funny and well illustrated.

August’s reading challenge is to read a book with a LGBT+ protagonist.  I have been waiting for this reading challenge all year, I have been trying to read more diverse books because I’ve found that I just enjoy them more but also because it’s really important to read books that include minorities. I’m not sure what book I want to read but I have an idea. I either want to pick up Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli or I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson.

Leave a comment telling me what novel you think I should pick up to complete Augusts reading challenge.

Thank you so much for reading

Yas xx



sadly I didn’t complete June’s reading challenge, which was to read a book with a pink cover. I did start a book to complete this challenge, this book is The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz.

July’s reading challenge is to read a graphic novel which is a great thing because just like in January, I am participating in the Biannual Bibliothon and I will be reading Nimona by Noelle Stevenson to complete one of the reading challenges. If you’d like to see my TBR for this read-a-thon, here’s a link to it.

So that’s the two reading challenges I want to complete this month.

Thank you so much for reading.

Yasmin xx



This month and every other month this year haven’t gone to plan when it comes to my monthly reading challenges. Which sucks, because I was hoping to do really well when it came to completing these challenges.

But on a more positive note I did start reading More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera, this is to complete April’s challenge, read a new authors debut novel.

I also completed May’s challenge which was to read a book that has been recommended to you. To complete this challenge I read the novel A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. I was recommended this book by a lot of people through Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other blogs.

Junes reading challenge is to,  read a book with a pink cover. I have no idea why I thought this was a good idea for a reading challenge as I can’t think of any books with a pink cover than I’ve been wanting to read. However when I scrolled through my to-read shelf on Goodreads there was two books that I believe had quite a bit of pink on them, The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz and The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski.


So that’s the reading challenge I completed last month and the reading challenges I hope to complete this month.

Thank you so much for reading.

Yas xx