2015 Challenges Wrap Up

In 2015 I took part in several challenges. I completed half of them and made good inroads into the rest.

  1. Agatha Christie Reading Challenge‘“ ongoing – I read 6 books by Agatha Christie. I’ve nearly completed this challenge with just 3 of her full length novels to read. I still have a long way to go to read all her short stories!
  2. Mount TBR Challenge 2015 – I was aiming to reach the summit of Mt Ararat (48 books) and made it to the foothills by reading 39 of my TBR books (that is books I owned before 1 January 2015)
  3. Color Coded Challenge 2015 – completed by reading nine books in different colour categories, either named in the title or being the dominant colour for the cover of the book.
  4. What’s in a Name 2015 – completed. This involved reading books from six categories.
  5. Victorian Bingo Challenge 2015 Completed, by reading five books in the following categories:
    1. Book published in the 1840s, ‘“ The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
    2. Male author – Anthony Trollope: An Autobiography
    3. Female author  ‘“ Adam Bede by George Eliot
    4. Book with a name as the title – Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
    5. Book published in serial (monthly) format – The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins

    Victorian Bingo card

  6. Read Scotland 2015 – completed. My target was the first level to read 1-4 books and I reached the Hebridean Level by reading 9 books.
  7. TBR Pile Challenge 2015 – partly completed by reading 8 books out of the 14 I listed.
  8. Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2015 – My target was 25 books and I read 17 books.
  9. Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2015 – completed. I was aiming for the Seeker Level (16 – 20 books) and I read 19!
  10. 10 Books of Summer Challenge 2015 – not completed, but I read 7 out of the 10 books I listed.

4 thoughts on “2015 Challenges Wrap Up”

  1. You are so much better at this than I could ever hope to be. Do you enjoy the challenge of a challenge? I think my problem is that I am too easily distracted by what I see on the library shelves.


    1. Alex, I like the ‘idea’ of a challenge and I like seeing if I already have books to fit into a challenge. But I join too many and am trying to resist taking part in too many again this year. I get tempted by library books and books I see other bloggers reading which don’t match the challenges I’m doing. I’m thinking of writing a post about reading challenges, going into more detail.


  2. I think you did very well with such a lot of challenges, Margaret. I only did three (not counting Carl’s RIP and OUaT) and failed at two of them. LOL


  3. The bingo idea has spurred lots of creative thinking it seems. I’d never seen the Victorian version of it before. Well done on all those accomplishments,myth are clearly way better at challenges than I am


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