Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

This is a wrap up post for my 23 Day Reading Challenge. The challenge is originally called the 30 Day Reading Challenge, and it was started by NerdinTranslation in Youtube and came to an end last Tuesday.

I decided to take part a week after the challenge had already started, so that is where the 23 days comes from. My personal challenge was to read an average of a 100 pages a day. Based on this amount, I made a TBR pile for myself, and counted the pages – the total came to 2230 pages, so I set that as my target goal. That would make about 97 pages a day (rounded up).

So, how did I do?

  • I finished 9 books.
  • Of the 9 books, 3 were graphic novels.
  • Of the 9 books, 3 were ones that I had started to read before the challenge, but I didn’t finish 2 them during the challenge.
  • Although I didn’t finish the two planned books mentioned above, I made up the missing pages by reading 4 books outside of my planned TBR pile.
  • I met my goal, and read 2240 pages, which was 10 more than planned, and made an average of 97 pages a day (rounded down).
  • I counted the average rating from the stars I’d given in GoodReads, and it came to 3,5 stars.

I’m very happy with my result! It’s a lot more books that I’ve managed to finish in a long time, and many of them were 4 star reads! The books are listed below, and they link to GoodReads.


Doll Bones The Restaurant at the End of the Universe We Have Always Lived in the Castle Courtney Crumrin Vol.1 Hawkeye, Vol. 1 The Ocean at the End of the Lane Moon Called Anything And Something Ready Player One

Read but not finished during the challenge

A Dance with Dragons Hold Me Closer Necromancer


My 23 Day Reading Challenge

On YouTube, people have been doing a 30 Day Reading Challenge. Ricquetta of Nerdintranslation came up with the challenge of reading 30 books in 30 days. Other people joined in, but as many were uncertain of their chances of finishing so many books in a month, they tweaked the challenge to read a certain amount of pages in a day, for example 150 or 200. The challenge started on June 17th and will run until July 16th.

I don’t post videos to YouTube, but after watching other people’s videos for a week I started thinking about the challenge. Perhaps I could just do it on my own to shorten my TBR pile of owned books. Of course, since one week had already passed me by, what was left was a 23 Day Reading Challenge.

I set myself a manageable target page count that would keep me reading every day for the next three weeks – a 100 pages a day. It might not sound like much, but since I’ve lately been in a reading slump and have picked up books only to not finish them, it seemed like the perfect target.

So, how have I been doing so far?

I just finished reading

Doll Bones
Doll Bones by Holly Black
I started reading this 244 page book on Monday and finished it on Tuesday.

I’m currently reading

A Dance with Dragons
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
I’m reading this book in between other reads. I had started it before the challenge, but during the challenge I’ve read 114 pages so far (100 pages today, one chapter yesterday).

What might be next

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Either The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman or something else from my Summer TBR Pile

How is your summer reading going? Are you planning to take part in any read-a-thons this summer?

This post is linked at “WWW Wednesdays”, a weekly reading meme hosted by Should Be Reading.