The challenge could have been started earlier, but it wasn't until I had purchased my Kindle that I planned on doing this. Basically, the challenge for myself is to read an average of 2.3 books a month throughout 2014, resulting in a 28 total for the year.
As of February 20th I have finished two books for the challenge, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. I didn't really decide on going through with this until about 2 weeks ago, so some research and setup were put into place that caused me to take a bit longer to finish the first book for the challenge.
I've decided to track my progress while matching it with what my current day progression should be. I feel the hardest part is going to be the beginning Quarter, as I'm already over a month late in starting, but I'm confident that I can catch up to where I should be by somewhere in the middle of the second Quarter. For anybody interested, you can download a personal copy of my excel speadsheet here. I will update the sheet as I complete books from the challenge list, so download updated versions if you wish to keep track of my progress.
Below is a list of my current books I'm aiming to read and finish for the duration of the challenge. I reserve the right to change these should something come up in terms of content, such as a new book catching my eye or wanting to take a break between going to the next book in a overall series.
Excel Progress Spreadsheet [Updated 3/11/2014]
Quarter One Books [January 1st - March 31st]
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Started 2/1 - Finished 2/16 Catching Fire by Suzaane Collins Started 2/17 - Finished 2/19 Mockingjay by Suzaane Collins Started 2/20 - Finished 2/23 Divergent by Veronica Roth Started 2/26 - Finished 3/11 Insurgent by Veronica Roth Started 3/12 - Finished 4/7 Allegiant by Veronica Roth Started 4/9 - Finished 4/18 The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King Started 4/21 - Finished 6/26
Quarter Two Books [April 1st - June 30th]
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin Started 6/28 - Finished 7/3 A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin Started 7/4 - Finished 7/10 The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro Started 7/11 - Finished 7/18 The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro Started 7/18 - Finished 7/21 The Night Eternal by Guillermo Del Toro Started 7/22 - Finished 7/29 1984 by George Orwell Started 7/30 - Finished 8/10 The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King Started 8/11 - Finished 8/18
Quarter Three Books [July 1st - September 30th]
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin Started 8/19 - Finished 8/31 A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin Started 9/1 - Finished 9/10 Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein Started 9/11 - Finished 9/16 Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton Started 9/17 - Finished 9/22 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Started 9/23 - Finished 9/27
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands by Stephen King
Quarter Three Books [October 1st - December 31st]
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
Timeline by Michael Crichton
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass by Stephen King