Monday, January 1, 2018 Reading Challenge Wrapups, Reading Challenges


Well, that was a better reading year than anticipated :) I set myself a goal of 40 books in 2017 (as I thought I just wouldn’t get time for books considering all the travel we were doing) and I managed to surpass that goal by 16 books! Go me :D Some of the books were graphic novels and other shorter books but stillllll good right ?;)

My Reading Challenge Wrapups are below:

1) Good Reads Reading Challenge 2017 – Hosted by 56/40 books
2) Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 – Hosted by 34/10 books (Original aim)
3) Oldie but a Goodie Reading Challenge 2017- Hosted by 5/10 books
4) Read Harder Reading Challenge 2017 – Hosted by 23/24 books

Good Reads Reading Challenge:

I just use this as an overall book tracker and counter….So I did say at the beginning of 2017 that I won’t count the books I started reading in 2016 and finishing up in 2017 so hence why GR counters show 60 and I have counted it as 56, for those of you who are wondering ;)

Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge:

Well clearly I was having a good time with this! Hahaha…I think I was totally focusing on this challenge to have a good rating on NG and have a chance to get book approvals by Edelweiss and increase my blogger profile a little :) I think it has worked so far as I’ve managed to get some get ARCs from both sites, so I’m pretty happy with that! I did really surpass this challenge and I had a great time doing it!

Oldie but a Goodie Reading Challenge 2017:

I thought 10 books would be manageable but I only read five books..Kinda sad about this one because I love the older style romances and probably enjoy them more than some of the newer releases.

Read Harder Reading Challenge 2017:

Omg I’m so proud of myself with this one! 23/24 books! Ooooh soo close to 100%! Seriously I did not even think I would prioritise this challenge at all but so so glad I did…One of the best challenges I have done because I did want to read some books that were not romance novels BUT whenever I could fit a romance that would fit this challenge I did hehe :D I managed to sneak in the 23rd book just yesterday on the 31st and I’m finishing off “Radium Girls” hopefully soon, which is my 24th book for this challenge.



So overall, I did pretty well and for 2018 if I plan myself a little better, I will most likely have a good chance of finishing these challenges!

I have gone even crazier than last year and joined 10 challenges…..hahaha I think I have a problem! My 2018 Challenge Page will be up soon! Look out for it :D

If you would a like a full breakdown of my reading challenge, feel free to check it out here:

Reading Challenges 2017

My top rated romance novels for 2017 are (in order from 5, 4.5 and 4 helms L – R):



2018 Reading Challenges

Good Reads

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Vellum has read 0 books toward her goal of 60 books.

Historical Fiction

1 out of 25 books (4%)

Try Something New

0 out of 2 books (0%)

Blogger Shame

0 out of 10 books (0%)

Literary Pickers

1 out of 25 books (4%)

Library Love

0 out of 12 books (0%)

Read Harder

0 out of 24 books (0%)

Oldie but a Goodie

0 out of 5 books (0%)

Out of This World

0 out of 5 books (0%)

Netgalley & Edelweiss

1 out of 10 books (10%)