So ... the stats are as follows: 3 biographies/memoirs, 6 "other" non-fiction books, 1 science fiction, 5 juvenile/young adult, 9 mysteries, 17 fiction books (including one in audiobook format), and 1 graphic novel. If I counted right, that should be 42 books altogether. I think I've settled on that number as the most suitable reading goal for me at this point in my life. Fifty felt a bit rushed at times, and 40 was not quite enough, especially since I only started actively pursuing the RHC in September and had to scramble to fit in everything I wanted to include that I hadn't already covered through serendipity up to that point. It also works out nicely to 3.5 books a month, or a book every 8.7 or so days. Furthermore, it's just an awesome number for several reasons.
Anyway, thanks to the RHC I knocked off some books that had been languishing on my DNF or TBR lists, and I also tried a couple of new formats (audiobook and graphic novel). Since I'm starting the RHC in January this year, I can consciously lay out my reading plans for the whole year and see how that goes. Here is the challenge for this year http://bookriot.com/2015/12/15/2016-book-riot-read-harder-challenge/ if you'd like to follow along.