2018 End of Year Challenge Wrap Up

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2018 is almost over and 2019 begins in a few days, but before we can move onto the new challenges I’d like to show you how I did in 2018.


First up is my Goodreads Reading Challenge: My goal was to read 150 books in 2018. I read 180 which is 30 over my goal. Ya, me! Below are some fun facts off my Year in Books on Goodreads.

Library Love Challenge

Next we have the Library Love: My Goal was Library Card on Fire which is Read 60+ books. The goal is to support your local library and save money.

Hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Brooke Blogs
Dates of Challenge: 1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
Challenge Sign-Up/Details: Click Here
Giveaway Offered: Click Here for giveaway details.

I saved from June to Dec. just over $2,556.47 in books (audio, ebooks, physical) by using my library. If you count all the kids books and movies it’s over $1,000. Next year I’ll be tracking my total savings better. To see what I read this year (2018) from the library please visit my goals page here. You can see my monthly wrap up posts on what I picked up from the library here and my Mid-Year post.

As you can see I hit the 62 book mark and made this goal!!!


Audiobook Challenge

For the first time this year I participated in the Audiobook Challenge. My Goal was the Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) where I listen to 20-30 audiobooks.

Hosted byHot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer
For more details/sign-upClick Here

Dates of Challenge: 1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018

I discovered the joy of audiobooks this year and had fun with the challenge. I actually surpassed my goal of Binge Listener and made My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+. To see what I listened to this year please visit my goals page here. You can check out my Mid-Year post for this challenge here.

I hit 45 audiobooks for 2018 that’s 15 over my goal!!!


Try Something New Challenge

I had fun last year with the Try Something New Challenge, so I deiced to participate again. It’s always fun to try a new authors, genres, or series. My Goal for this one is Level 3: 21-40 books. This Challenge is all about trying something new and is fairly flexible.

Hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup
Dates of Challenge: 1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
For more details/sign-up: Click Here

This year I discovered several new authors, books, and series. It was great to branch out of my typical reading genre, Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, and try out more Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, and others. I hit my goal of reading between 21-40 books. To see what I tried this year please visit my goals page here. You can check out my Mid-Year post as well for this challenge here

I tried 36 new to me authors, books, or series!!!


The Series That Never…Ends Challenge

I signed up to do The Series That Never… Ends Challenge. My Goal was to read the Charley Davidson Series (13 books/9 to read) for this challenge!

Hosted by Delighted Reader
Dates of Challenge: 1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
For more details/sign-up: Click Here

Well I failed this challenge. I didn’t read one book from the series I picked. I just had no desire to pick up the Charley Davidson series and finish it. The books have been ok, but I just haven’t been able to connected to the characters. To see this challenges goal page please visit my goals page here.

Failed this goal!!!


Discussion Challenge

I also signed up for the 2018 Discussion Challenge. I wanted to work on doing more discussion type posts and thought this would be a great challenge to help me in that area, plus their is a giveaway each month. My Goal level is 11-20 – Creative Conversationalist.

Hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!
Dates of Challenge: 1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
For more details/sign-up: Click Here

Well I surpassed my goal of Creative Conversationalist and hit the Gift of Gab 41+ discussion. I had 61 discussion topics/posts on the blog this year. You can see all my posts featured by visiting my goals challenge page here.

I hit my goal and more with this challenge!!!


Take Control of Your TBR (March)

Each year I take part in the March Take Control Of Your TBR Pile. This is a great way to knock out books on your TBR. My goal was to listen or read 10 books on my TBR.

Hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer
For details and sign-up: Click Here
Link to the Giveaway: Click Here
Start Dates: March 1st, 2018 and Ends March 31, 2018

For this challenge I picked specific books to read for this challenge, but I ended up reading a few different ones then the ones I picked out. I read 12 books of my TBR in March. You can see my picks and the books I actually read on my goals challenge page here

I hit my goal and passed it by 2!!!



Last in October I took part in the Fraterfest Readathon. My goal was to read 3 books with in the week of the challenge.

Hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer
Read or Listen Between: Midnight October 11th and ending at 11:59 pm October 16th
For details/sign up: Click Here

This challenge was a lot of fun. I was also a host for this challenge and had the Halloween Bookshelf / eReader Scavenger Hunt. Their we’re other hosts and fun challenges besides reading the books you pick out for the challenge. You can see my reading picks for this challenge on my goals challenge page here. You can check out all the fun Fraterfest stuff on the blog here

I missed my goal by 1 book!!!


That’s a wrap!
I did well on my goals for 2018. Now we are onto 2019, new goals, and new challenges. 


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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

10 comments on “2018 End of Year Challenge Wrap Up

  1. You had a VERY successful year with your challenges in 2018. Hope 2019 goes just as well!
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  2. WOW! You had a pretty good year, although failing the Charley Davidson series makes me sad! – I suggest trying it in audiobook format. I got really frustrated with Charley and the series, but when I switched to listening instead of ebook, I found I could let go of some of the stuff that bugged me and enjoy the humor and story more. But I can understand why you didn’t connect.

    I tend to limit my challenges because trying to track them stresses me out. I love how well you did! Great job.
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    • Thank’s Jen. Ya I wanted to get through Charley Davidson, but as you said their are things that kept frustrating me about Charley. I did listen to them in audio, but that didn’t help my frustrating. I haven’t read the books only listened. I want to continue, but as you can see I didn’t. The series just didn’t hook me like others.

      Ya, it’s hard to keep track of challenges. I do it on Goodreads with a shelf, then when I feel like add the books to my post page for the challenge, that way it’s not to stressful. I at least have one places that’s up to date.

      Happy New Year!

  3. You did great on your challenges. I will have all my wrap ups on Monday. The posts are set up but I like to wait until the last minute. After all, I am still reading! I am debating about adding to my usual challenges, something to get me reading the books I have purchased. My Thrifty Thursday gets me working on the Kindle freebies, as does COYER, but I have ones I purchase on Audible Daily Deals and so forth that I have trouble getting to read no matter how much I want to read them. This month has been great less ARCs but I caught up on all my audio ARCS, so still not much progress on the purchased ones. Anne – Books of My Heart
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  4. Congrats angela!!! You did a fabulous job!!Shared on all my socials!!??

    • Thank you!! ^_^

  5. Congrats. You did pretty well on your challenges.
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