Reading Challenge Wrap Up: February 2017

Welcome to my reading challenges recap for 2017!  This is a monthly post where I’ll be updating my progress throughout the year by challenge so you (and I) can see a breakdown of what I’ve read and which goals those books apply to.  I’m always open to suggestions in the comments as well! If you’re interested in learning more about any of the challenges below, you can view my sign-up post!

Goal: 75

Read so far: 22

Books Read: Windwitch by Susan Dennard (The Witchlands #2), How to Love by Katie Cotugno, Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally (Hundred Oaks #2), Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #1), Broken Prince by Erin Watt (The Royals #2), Archie Volume 2 by Mark Waid & Veronica Fish, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, Komomo Confiserie vol 4

Favorite read of the month:

DARK MATTER BY BLAKE CROUCH

Goal: 40

Read so far: 3

Favorite Read of the month: Since I consider The Raven Boys to be paranormal, Windwitch wins by default even though I didn’t love it

Goal: 21+

Read so far: 3

Favorite read of the month: How to Love by Katie Cotugno AND Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett are so closely tied

Goal: 1-30

Read so far: 4

Favorite read of the month: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Goal: 20

Read so far: 4

Favorite read of the monthAlex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Goal: 30

Read so far: 14

Favorite Read of the month: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – Also I am killing the RockMyTBR challenge, thankyouverymuch

Goal: 51-75 points

Points so far: 12 points

Favorite read of the month: Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

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Reading Challenge Wrap Up: January 2017 + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to my reading challenges recap for 2017!  This is a monthly post where I’ll be updating my progress throughout the year by challenge so you (and I) can see a breakdown of what I’ve read and which goals those books apply to.  I’m always open to suggestions in the comments as well! If you’re interested in learning more about any of the challenges below, you can view my sign-up post!

Goal: 75

Read so far: 9

Books Read: The Amateurs by Sara Shepard (The Amateur #1), The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Fixer #1), A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #2), P.S. I Like You by Kasie West, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns #1), Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes, The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge by Pia Edberg, Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse, The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu

Favorite read of the month:

Goal: 40

Read so far: 2

Favorite Read of the month: I can’t pick, I loved them both!

Goal: 21+

Read so far: 3

Favorite read of the month:

Goal: 1-30

Read so far: 2

Favorite read of the month: tbh, they were both a bit disappointing for me :-(

Goal: 20

Read so far: 2

Favorite read of the monthGirl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

Goal: 30

Read so far: 7

Goal: 51-75 points

Points so far: 2 points

Giveaway

This month, I’m also hosting a giveaway for up o $50 worth of books from Book Depository!  I recently surpassed 10,000 subscribers on YouTube so I wanted to show my appreciation for all of your love and support by gifting someone with new books!  The only requirements to enter are 1) you must be subscribed to my booktube channel and 1) you must live in a country that Book Depository ships to.  I’ll contact a winner once the contest ends and if I don’t receive a response within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck, and thanks again!!!

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2017 Reading Challenges

New year, new reading challenges! This post a bit belated seeing as how 2017 started almost two weeks ago at this point but as I’ve said, things have been kind of crazy around here lately so I’m behind on some things.  I didn’t even finish my first book of the year until a couple of days ago.  But, I’m slowly getting back on track so here we go!  First of all, this is the first year ever in my reading history that I decided to lower my Goodreads goal.  I want to invest more time in longer books and read more adult fantasy and non-fiction without the added pressure of reaching a higher goal.  Once I make my goal, I will re-evaluate and raise it but for now I’ve set it at 75 books.

The Challenge: Flights of Fantasy

Hosts: Alexa Loves Books & Hello Chelly

The Goal: There’s no minimum, and the reader is encouraged to set their own goal for how many fantasy novels they want to read in 2017.

Official hashtag: #flightsoffantasy

Additional Info: This year, Alexa and Rachel are continuing the Flights of Fantasy book club but they’re modifying it to occur quarterly.  The full schedule for the year has already been posted on both of their blogs.  In addition, there will be monthly link-ups and two giveaways!

MY GOAL: 40 books (last year I read 38!)

Some Fantasy Books I Plan to Read:  

1) A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab

2) Calamity by Brandon Sanderson (The Reckoners #3)

3) The Black Prism by Brent Weeks (Lightbringer #1)

4) The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

5) The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman (The Magicians #3)

The Challenge: Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2017

HostsAndi’s ABCs

The Goal: There are different levels the reader can chose from for their 2016 goal, both of which can be found on the hosts sites.

Official hashtag: #ContRom2017

Additional Info: There will be monthly link-ups and giveaways!

MY GOAL: Grand Slam – 21+ books

Some Contemporary Romance Books I Plan to Read:  

1) Magnolia by Kristi Cook

2) I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

3) The Goal by Elle Kennedy

4) By Your Side by Kasie West

5) Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash

The Challenge: 2017 New Release Challenge

HostsUnconventional Book Reviews & Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My!

The Goal: There are different levels the reader can chose from for their 2016 goal, both of which can be found on the hosts sites.

Official hashtag: #2017NewReleaseChallenge

Additional Info: There will be monthly link-ups and giveaways!

MY GOAL: 1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie

Some Contemporary Romance Books I Plan to Read:  

1) Windwitch by Susan Dennard (The Witchlands #2)

2) A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab (Shades of Magic #3)

3) The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey

4) By Your Side by Kasie West

5) Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han

The Challenge: 2017 Diverse Reads Book Challenge

Hosts:  Chasing Faerytales & Read Sleep Repeat

The Goal:  Set your own goal & follow the monthly mini challenges (1 category per month for a total of 12 books)

Official hashtag: #DiverseReads2017

MY GOAL:  20 Books

Some Diverse Books I Plan to Read:  

1) Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

2) Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Chirapotra & Dhonielle Clayton

3) When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

4) The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue Side by Mackenzi Lee

5) Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han

The Challenge: Rock My TBR 2017 Reading Challenge

Hosts:  The YA Book Traveler

The Goal:  Read a minimum of 1 book per month that was previously published.

Official hashtag: #RockMyTBR

MY GOAL:  30 Books

Some Backlist Books I Plan to Read:  

1) A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab

2) Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Chirapotra & Dhonielle Clayton

3) Scythe by Neal Shusterman

4) Lady Midnight by Casandra Clare

5) P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

The Challenge: 2017 Prequel & Sequel Challenge

Hosts:  Novel Heartbeat & Writer Grrl Reads

The Goal:  Read prequels, sequels & novellas to catch up on series

MY GOAL:  51-75 points (visit their sites to see how points work!)

Some Prequels / Sequels I Plan to Read:  

1) A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab

2) Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Chirapotra & Dhonielle Clayton

3) Scythe by Neal Shusterman

4) Lady Midnight by Casandra Clare

5) Throne of Glass #6 by Sarah J. Maas

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2016 Reading Challenges: July Recap

Welcome to my reading challenges recap for 2016!  This is a monthly post where I’ll be updating my progress throughout the year by challenge so you (and I) can see a breakdown of what I’ve read and which goals those books apply to.  I’m always open to suggestions in the comments as well!

GOODREADS

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Goal: 100

Read so far: 77 (This screenshot was taken late so ignore that number!)

FLIGHTS OF FANTASY

flights of fantasy

Goal: 30

Read so far: 31 (WOOHOO – COMPLETED!)

Books that Qualify:

January: Truthwitch (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Fablehaven

FebruaryGrave Mercy (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Reign of Shadows (review), Stars Above, Shadow and Bone

MarchThe Crown and the Arrow, A Fierce and Subtle Poison (review), The Fellowship of the Ring, The Skylighter (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Madly, The Shadow Queen

AprilThe Winner’s Kiss, The Rose and the Dagger, The Raven King

MayA Court of Mist and Fury (review), Clockwork Princess

JuneHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Shadow Hour

July: Vicious (review), Peter Pan, Captive Prince, A Monster Calls, An Ember in the Ashes

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE READING CHALLENGE

contemporary romance reading challenge

Goal: 21+

Read so far: 20

Books that Qualify:

January: Meant to Be (review), Pivot Point (review), Summer of Sloane, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (review)

February: Firsts (review), Boomerang (review), The Love that Split the World

MarchSplit Second (review), Tiny Pretty Things (review), Catching Jordan

AprilWild Swans (review), The Distance Between Us (review), Summer of Supernovas (review)

MayKindred Spirits

JuneHeartless (Pretty Little Liars), Summer in the Invisible City (review), The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love (review), Highly Illogical Behavior (review), The Unexpected Everything

July: The Lover’s Dictionary, It’s Not Summer Without You (review)

THE RE-READ CHALLENGE

re-read challenge

Goal: 10

Read so far: 5

Books that Qualify:

January: N/A

FebruarySuperboy: Smallville Attacks (review)

March: The Fellowship of the Ring

April: N/A

May: N/A

JuneFlashpointHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

July: Peter Pan

2016 TBR PILE READING CHALLENGE

TBR Pile Reading challenge

Goal: 50

Read so far: 33

Books that Qualify:

January: Meant to Be (review), Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (review)

February: Grave Mercy (review), Boomerang (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Shadow and Bone 

MarchThe Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (review), Split Second (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Tiny Pretty Things (review), Madly, Komomo Confiserie Volume 1, Catching Jordan (review)

AprilThe Distance Between Us (review), Sword Art Online Girls Ops Vol 1

MayClockwork Princess

JuneHeartless (Pretty Little Liars), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

July: Vicious (review), The Lover’s Dictionary, Peter Pan, It’s Not Summer Without You (review), Captive Prince, A Monster Calls, Dangerous Girls, An Ember in the Ashes

2016 FINISHING THE SERIES CHALLENGE

finishing the series challenge

*This challenge will fluctuate throughout the year based on whether a new book in the series has been released. A star denotes that I am either finished or current with the series.

Goal: 3-6 series

Series completed so far: 6

Series current with so far: 13

Books that Qualify:

January: Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Truthwitch* (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Fablehaven

February: Grave Mercy (review), Boomerang (review), Into the Dim* (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Reign of Shadows* (review), Shadow and Bone, Ranma 1/2 volume 3

MarchThe Crown and the Arrow*, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (review), Split Second* (review), The Skylighter* (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Tiny Pretty Things* (review), Madly*, The Shadow Queen*, Catching Jordan

AprilThe Winner’s Kiss*, Archie Volume 1: The New Riverdale*, Map of Fates*, The Rose and the Dagger*, The Raven King*

MayA Court of Mist and Fury (review)*, Clockwork Princess*

JuneHeartless (Pretty Little Liars), The Shadow Hour*

July: Vicious (review)*, The Thousandth Floor*, It’s Not Summer Without You (review), Captive Prince, An Ember in the Ashes*

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2016 Reading Challenges: June Recap

Welcome to my reading challenges recap for 2016!  This is a monthly post where I’ll be updating my progress throughout the year by challenge so you (and I) can see a breakdown of what I’ve read and which goals those books apply to.  I’m always open to suggestions in the comments as well!

GOODREADS

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Goal: 100

Read so far: 66

FLIGHTS OF FANTASY

flights of fantasy

Goal: 30

Read so far: 26

Books that Qualify:

January: Truthwitch (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Fablehaven

FebruaryGrave Mercy (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Reign of Shadows (review), Stars Above, Shadow and Bone

MarchThe Crown and the Arrow, A Fierce and Subtle Poison (review), The Fellowship of the Ring, The Skylighter (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Madly, The Shadow Queen

April: The Winner’s Kiss, The Rose and the Dagger, The Raven King

MayA Court of Mist and Fury (review), Clockwork Princess

JuneHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Shadow Hour

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE READING CHALLENGE

contemporary romance reading challenge

Goal: 21+

Read so far: 18

Books that Qualify:

January: Meant to Be (review), Pivot Point (review), Summer of Sloane, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (review)

February: Firsts (review), Boomerang (review), The Love that Split the World

MarchSplit Second (review), Tiny Pretty Things (review), Catching Jordan

April: Wild Swans (review), The Distance Between Us (review), Summer of Supernovas (review)

May: Kindred Spirits

JuneHeartless (Pretty Little Liars), Summer in the Invisible City (review), The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love (review), Highly Illogical Behavior (review), The Unexpected Everything

THE RE-READ CHALLENGE

re-read challenge

Goal: 10

Read so far: 4

Books that Qualify:

January: N/A

FebruarySuperboy: Smallville Attacks (review)

March: The Fellowship of the Ring

April: N/A

May: N/A

June: FlashpointHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2016 TBR PILE READING CHALLENGE

TBR Pile Reading challenge

Goal: 50

Read so far: 25

Books that Qualify:

January: Meant to Be (review), Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (review)

February: Grave Mercy (review), Boomerang (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Shadow and Bone 

MarchThe Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (review), Split Second (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Tiny Pretty Things (review), Madly, Komomo Confiserie Volume 1, Catching Jordan (review)

AprilThe Distance Between Us (review), Sword Art Online Girls Ops Vol 1

MayClockwork Princess

JuneHeartless (Pretty Little Liars), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2016 FINISHING THE SERIES CHALLENGE

finishing the series challenge

*This challenge will fluctuate throughout the year based on whether a new book in the series has been released. A star denotes that I am either finished or current with the series.

Goal: 3-6 series

Series completed so far: 6

Series current with so far: 10

Books that Qualify:

January: Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Truthwitch* (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Fablehaven

February: Grave Mercy (review), Boomerang (review), Into the Dim* (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Reign of Shadows* (review), Shadow and Bone, Ranma 1/2 volume 3

MarchThe Crown and the Arrow*, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (review), Split Second* (review), The Skylighter* (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Tiny Pretty Things* (review), Madly*, The Shadow Queen*, Catching Jordan

AprilThe Winner’s Kiss*, Archie Volume 1: The New Riverdale*, Map of Fates*, The Rose and the Dagger*, The Raven King*

MayA Court of Mist and Fury (review)*, Clockwork Princess*

JuneHeartless (Pretty Little Liars), The Shadow Hour*

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2016 Reading Challenges: April Recap

Welcome to my reading challenges recap for 2016!  This is a monthly post where I’ll be updating my progress throughout the year by challenge so you (and I) can see a breakdown of what I’ve read and which goals those books apply to.  I’m always open to suggestions in the comments as well!

GOODREADS

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Goal: 100

Read so far: 48

FLIGHTS OF FANTASY

flights of fantasy

Goal: 30

Read so far: 22

Books that Qualify:

January: Truthwitch (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Fablehaven

FebruaryGrave Mercy (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Reign of Shadows (review), Stars Above, Shadow and Bone

MarchThe Crown and the Arrow, A Fierce and Subtle Poison (review), The Fellowship of the Ring, The Skylighter (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Madly, The Shadow Queen

April: The Winner’s Kiss, The Rose and the Dagger, The Raven King

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE READING CHALLENGE

contemporary romance reading challenge

Goal: 21+

Read so far: 13

Books that Qualify:

January: Meant to Be (review), Pivot Point (review), Summer of Sloane, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (review)

February: Firsts (review), Boomerang (review), The Love that Split the World

MarchSplit Second (review), Tiny Pretty Things (review), Catching Jordan

April: Wild Swans (review), The Distance Between Us (review), Summer of Supernovas (review)

THE RE-READ CHALLENGE

re-read challenge

Goal: 10

Read so far: 2

Books that Qualify:

January: N/A

FebruarySuperboy: Smallville Attacks (review)

March: The Fellowship of the Ring

April: N/A

2016 TBR PILE READING CHALLENGE

TBR Pile Reading challenge

Goal: 50

Read so far: 22

Books that Qualify:

January: Meant to Be (review), Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (review)

February: Grave Mercy (review), Boomerang (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Shadow and Bone 

MarchThe Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (review), Split Second (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Tiny Pretty Things (review), Madly, Komomo Confiserie Volume 1, Catching Jordan (review)

AprilThe Distance Between Us (review), Sword Art Online Girls Ops Vol 1

2016 FINISHING THE SERIES CHALLENGE

finishing the series challenge

*This challenge will fluctuate throughout the year based on whether a new book in the series has been released. A star denotes that I am either finished or current with the series.

Goal: 3-6 series

Series completed so far: 5

Series current with so far: 9

Books that Qualify:

January: Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Truthwitch* (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Fablehaven

February: Grave Mercy (review), Boomerang (review), Into the Dim* (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Reign of Shadows* (review), Shadow and Bone, Ranma 1/2 volume 3

MarchThe Crown and the Arrow*, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (review), Split Second* (review), The Skylighter* (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Tiny Pretty Things* (review), Madly*, Komomo Confiserie Volume 1, The Shadow Queen*, Catching Jordan

AprilThe Winner’s Kiss*, Archie Volume 1: The New Riverdale*, Sword Art Online Girls Ops Volume 1, Map of Fates*, The Rose and the Dagger*, The Raven King*

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2016 Reading Challenges: March Recap

Welcome to my reading challenges recap for 2016!  This is a monthly post where I’ll be updating my progress throughout the year by challenge so you (and I) can see a breakdown of what I’ve read and which goals those books apply to.  I’m always open to suggestions in the comments as well!

GOODREADS

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Goal: 100

Read so far: 37 (*slightly* inaccurate graphic because I’ll be finishing two books today and it’s the last day of March)

FLIGHTS OF FANTASY

flights of fantasy

Goal: 30

Read so far: 19

Books that Qualify:

January: Truthwitch (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Fablehaven

February: Grave Mercy (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Reign of Shadows (review), Stars Above, Shadow and Bone

MarchThe Crown and the Arrow, A Fierce and Subtle Poison (review), The Fellowship of the Ring, The Skylighter (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Madly, The Shadow Queen

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE READING CHALLENGE

contemporary romance reading challenge

Goal: 21+

Read so far: 10

Books that Qualify:

January: Meant to Be (review), Pivot Point (review), Summer of Sloane, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (review)

February: Firsts (review), Boomerang (review), The Love that Split the World

MarchSplit Second (review), Tiny Pretty Things (review), Catching Jordan

THE RE-READ CHALLENGE

re-read challenge

Goal: 10

Read so far: 2

Books that Qualify:

January: N/A

February: Superboy: Smallville Attacks (review)

March: The Fellowship of the Ring

2016 TBR PILE READING CHALLENGE

TBR Pile Reading challenge

Goal: 50

Read so far: 21

Books that Qualify:

January: Meant to Be (review), Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (review)

February: Grave Mercy (review), Boomerang (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Shadow and Bone 

MarchThe Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (review), Split Second (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Tiny Pretty Things (review), Madly, Komomo Confiserie Volume 1, Catching Jordan

2016 FINISHING THE SERIES CHALLENGE

finishing the series challenge

*This challenge will fluctuate throughout the year based on whether a new book in the series has been released. A star denotes that I am either finished or current with the series.

Goal: 3-6 series

Series completed so far: 2

Series current with so far: 7

Books that Qualify:

January: Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Truthwitch* (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Fablehaven

February: Grave Mercy (review), Boomerang (review), Into the Dim* (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Reign of Shadows* (review), Shadow and Bone, Ranma 1/2 volume 3

MarchThe Crown and the Arrow*, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (review), Split Second* (review), The Skylighter* (review), Clockwork Prince (review), Dark Triumph (review), Tiny Pretty Things* (review), Madly*, Komomo Confiserie Volume 1, The Shadow Queen*, Catching Jordan

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2016 Reading Challenges: February Recap

Welcome to my reading challenges recap for 2016!  This is a monthly post where I’ll be updating my progress throughout the year by challenge so you (and I) can see a breakdown of what I’ve read and which goals those books apply to.  I’m always open to suggestions in the comments as well!

GOODREADS

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Goal: 100

Read so far: 24

FLIGHTS OF FANTASY

flights of fantasy

Goal: 30

Read so far: 11

Books that Qualify:

January: Truthwitch (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Fablehaven

February: Grave Mercy (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Reign of Shadows (review), Stars Above, Shadow and Bone

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE READING CHALLENGE

contemporary romance reading challenge

Goal: 21+

Read so far: 7

Books that Qualify:

January: Meant to Be (review), Pivot Point (review), Summer of Sloane, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (review)

February: Firsts (review), Boomerang (review), The Love that Split the World

THE RE-READ CHALLENGE

re-read challenge

Goal: 10

Read so far: 1

Books that Qualify:

January: N/A

February: Superboy: Smallville Attacks (review)

2016 TBR PILE READING CHALLENGE

TBR Pile Reading challenge

Goal: 50

Read so far: 13

Books that Qualify:

January: Meant to Be (review), Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (review)

February: Grave Mercy (review), Boomerang (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Shadow and Bone 

2016 FINISHING THE SERIES CHALLENGE

finishing the series challenge

*This challenge will fluctuate throughout the year based on whether a new book in the series has been released. A star denotes that I am either finished or current with the series.

Goal: 3-6 series

Series completed so far: 0

Series current with so far: 4

Books that Qualify:

January: Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Truthwitch* (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel (review), Fablehaven

February: Grave Mercy (review), Boomerang (review), Into the Dim* (review), Poison Study (review), The Storyspinner* (review), The Assassin’s Blade (review), Reign of Shadows* (review), Shadow and Bone, Ranma 1/2 volume 3 by Rumiko Takahashi

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2016 Reading Challenges: January Recap

Welcome to my first reading challenges recap of 2016!  This is going to be a monthly post where I’ll be updating my progress throughout the year by challenge so you (and I) can see a breakdown of what I’ve read and which goals those books apply to.  I’m always open to suggestions in the comments as well!

Goodreads

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Goal: 100

Read so far: 10

Flights of Fantasy

flights of fantasy

Goal: 30

Read so far: 4

Books that Qualify: Truthwitch (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel, Fablehaven

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

contemporary romance reading challenge

Goal: 21+

Read so far: 4

Books that Qualify: Meant to Be (review), Pivot Point (review), Summer of Sloane, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

The Re-Read Challenge

re-read challenge

Goal: 10

Read so far: 0

Books that Qualify: N/A

2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

TBR Pile Reading challenge

Goal: 50

Read so far: 7

Books that Qualify: Meant to Be (review), Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Red Queen (review), Clockwork Angel, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

2016 Finishing the Series Challenge

finishing the series challenge

*This challenge will fluctuate throughout the year based on whether a new book in the series has been released. A star denotes that I am either finished or current with the series.

Goal: 3-6 series

Series completed so far: 2

Books that Qualify: Mitosis, Firefight (review), Pivot Point (review), Truthwitch*(review), Red Queen*(review), Clockwork Angel, Fablehaven

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My 2016 Reading Challenges

I’m really looking forward to 2016 because of all of the Reading Challenges I’ll be participating in.  Every time I’ve gone to pick up a book this month, I’ve hesitated because I’ve thought about how perfect it would be for one of the upcoming challenges I’m committing to.  I decided to pick 5 challenges in total which I feel are the most in line with my reading goals for the year.  The challenges listed below are all hosted by book bloggers but I’ll also be participating in some BookTube read-a-thons throughout the year (those tend to always be announced closer to the date they’re being held and are not a year long challenge).  All of the challenges mentioned below run from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 and most have giveaways on their monthly link-ups.  What are your 2016 reading goals?  Are you committing to any challenges besides the basic Goodreads one, or are you foregoing challenges altogether? I’ll be posting a monthly recap the last week of every month to track my progress throughout the year.  Anyway, without further ado, here are the 2016 challenges I’m partaking in!

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The Challenge: Flights of Fantasy

Hosts: Alexa Loves Books & Hello Chelly

The Goal: There’s no minimum, and the reader is encouraged to set their own goal for how many fantasy novels they want to read in 2016.

Official hashtag: #flightsoffantasy

Additional Info: This year, Alexa and Rachel will also be adding a new element to the challenge.  They’ve started a Flights of Fantasy book club!  The full schedule for the year has already been posted on both of their blogs and I’m so excited to join in, especially for the Robin Hobb and Jacqueline Carey books.  In addition, there will be monthly link-ups and two giveaways!

MY GOAL: 30 books

Some Fantasy Books I Plan to Read:  

1) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

2) Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (The Reckoners #2)

3) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #1)

4) Graceling by Kristen Cashore (Graceling #1)

5) Uprooted by Naomi Novik

6) The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Gentleman Bastards #1)

7) The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman (The Magicians #3)

8) Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

9) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

10) Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

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The Challenge: Contemporary Romance 2016 Reading Challenge

Hosts: Gone With the Words & Love at First Page

The Goal: There are different levels the reader can chose from for their 2016 goal, both of which can be found on the hosts sites.

Official hashtag: #ContRom2016

Additional Info: There will be monthly link-ups and giveaways!

MY GOAL: Grand Slam – 21+ books

Some Contemporary Romance Books I Plan to Read:  

1) Magnolia by Kristi Cook

2) I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

3) OCD: A Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu

4) Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

5) Austenland by Shannon Hale

6) 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

7) The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

8) Boomerang by Noelle August

9) On the Fence by Kasie West

10) My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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The Challenge: The Re-Read Challenge

HostsBelle of the Literati

The Goal: The reader chooses their own re-read goal.

Official hashtag: #ReRead2016

Additional Info: There will be monthly link-ups and giveaways!  If you write any re-read reviews you’ll get extra entries into the giveaways.

MY GOAL: 10 Books

Books I Plan to Re-Read:  

1) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

2) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

3) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

4) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

5) Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

6) The Archived by Victoria Schwab

7) The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

8) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

9) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

10) Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

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The Challenge: 2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Hosts:  Bookish Lifestyle

The Goal:  There are different levels the reader can chose from for their 2016 goal which can be found on the hosts sites.

Official hashtag: #2016TBRPile

Additional Info: There will be monthly link-ups and giveaways!  You can also join the book club (dates listed on Evie’s site) and the books are TBA.

MY GOAL:  Married with Children – 50+ Books

I own all of the books listed under the other challenges so those are some I’ll be reading!

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The Challenge: 2016 Finishing the Series Challenge

Hosts:  Bea’s Book Nook

The Goal:  There are different levels the reader can chose from for their 2016 goal which can be found on the hosts sites.

Official hashtag: None

Additional Info: There will be a monthly link-up.

MY GOAL:  Level 4 (Expert Series Reader) – Complete 3 – 6 series

Series I Plan to Complete:

1) The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski (Books left: The Winner’s Kiss)

2) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Books left: Dreams of Gods & Monsters)

 3) The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (Books left: City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire)

4) The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Books left: The Raven King)

5) The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare (Books left: Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Princess)

6) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Books left: Queen of Shadows, The Assassin’s Blade, Untitled #5)

7) The Magician’s Trilogy by Lev Grossman (Books left: The Magician’s Land)

8) Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (Books left: Miss Mayhem, Lady Renegades)

9) The Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson (Books left: Firefight, Calamity)

10) A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Books left: A Gathering of Shadows)

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