Challenge Updates

I’ve been so bad at reviewing books and posting on the blog. We are 5 months into the year and this is how it’s going so far…

All year I have been reading spurts. I read for like a week straight and devour books but this never seems to last. Life always seems to get in the way. If only there were more hours in the day that I could just dedicate to reading.  Alas there is not, so I will continue my quest to conquer my never-ending and always growing TBR pile.

Challenge Update! I have read 16 of the 52 books I hope to get in for the year. According to Goodreads I am 5 books behind schedule and not at all worried. In the past week I have finished 4 books! But here is the break down on the mini challenges for the year.
Of the Re-Read Challenge I have only read 1 of 12 books. The Queen of the Tearling.
I’ve only done slightly better in the Finish the Series Challenge with 2 of 13 but not successfully finishing any of the 3 series yet. The Iron Knight. Iron Kissed.
As always the Flights of Fantasy Challenge is going strong with 6 of 12 books. The Hunter’s MoonHalf Bad. Half Wild. Talon. Rogue. Undertow.
I have only managed to read 2 of 12 books in the Fairytale Challenge but the next 3 books I plan to read come from here. Ensnared. Tiger Lily.
You may have noticed that I have read 16 books but only 9 were mentioned… not all of the books have fallen into one of these mini challenges.

With summer FINALLY here I hope and plan to get several books read towards finishing the Mercy Thompson series. These are great beach and pool reads! I love that they are all mass markets so I won’t feel awful if I was to say accidentally get these wet… cheap to replace makes them perfect for this time of year.

 

What is in your beach bag?

 

Here is a little extra for you!

I started a post back in January… here is a super late peek at a post that will never see the light of day. ‘I had the hardest time finishing a book this month. It was timing and exhaustion all combined and maybe I picked the wrong book to start the month with… I should have waited until Ensnared came out and started that one right away but I picked up a re-read, Hood, that I love but was constantly distracted by the beautiful cover of Ensnared. Once I gave in Feb first I was able to read Ensnared in 24 hours!’

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Take Control of Your TBR Pile

TBR Challenge March 2015Take Control of Your TBR Pile hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer

A challenge for the month of March to help you get through your TBR pile! I need this to happen so bad. I just added a new bookshelf to hold the random books I have piled all over my room and it still wasn’t enough. Officially on a book ban until May/June.

Rules Recap (See full list HERE):

  • ALL books must have been published before March 1, 2015. Any format is acceptable.
  • No novellas for this one peeps. Books should be a min of 100 pages.
  • You can combine events, challenges etc.
  • Use hashtag #TakeControlTBR
  • Twitter Party March 15th at 7 pm Eastern. #TakeControlTBR Attend and earn an extra point
  • TBR Read-a-thon March 13th to the 16th

I hope to get through a shelf of books since I will only be reading ones that I currently own. I am going to be combining this challenge with some of my others especially the Finishing the Series Challenge and Flights of Fantasy. I have been behind on my reading goals but hey, life happens. I think this will give me the kick in butt I need to get back on track. I will post my updates right here on this post! No need for a new post every time.

And here is my TBR pile for March!

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