I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
Doing a monthly check-in might keep me motivated to stick to my reading goals for the year, so here's how I fared so far:
Yearly Reading Challenge:
I read 19 books in February, for a total so far of 42 out of 175 so I'm approximately 25% of the way there.
Average one non-fiction book a month (12 this year)
I read another 6 non-fiction books this month, which means I've met my challenge for this year already. Un-heard of for me with non-fiction, since I'm generally really choosy about them. I'm going to keep on with this one though.
I know, Interior Desecrations pushes it as history, but it is - it's a historical testament to historically bad taste. ;)
I'm on a serious memoir kick at the moment...
Possibly the best book I read all month (non-fiction).
Re-read and review some of the older books on my shelves and try to fill in those review gaps.
Still just one this month - but at least it's 1 more I've checked off the list.
I also re-read Gail Carriger's Changeless (audio) and Amanda Quick's Perfect Poison but I had already reviewed those previously, so I'm not really counting them.
PopSugar Reading Challenge:
These are the prompts I've ticked off so far :
[X] A book that became a movie Under the Tuscan Sun
[X] A funny book Interior Desecrations: Hideous Homes from the Horrible '70s
[X] A book with a female author Meet Your Baker
[X] A mystery or thriller - Keeper of the Castle
[X] A book set in a different country The Year of Living Danishly: Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
[X] A nonfiction book Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends
[X] A book that came out the year you were born 84, Charing Cross Road
21 out of 53, about 40% of the way there.
I'm also participating in Sock Puppet at Play's 2015 Read-by-the-month Challenge as an add-on challenge and I read 1 book that matched the February prompts. (Magic Strikes - character who sacrifices for love [Kate, red sword]).