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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2015 Challenges

There are several challenges that I am excited to participate in this year! Having them all on one introductory post will help keep me organized and sane. If I find more as the weeks go on I’ll just update this post with the new information. Because I am doing several challenges my book goals will stay low but maintainable for each individual challenge. While a lot of my books could probably fall into several challenges, 1 book will only count for 1 challenge.

Re-read Challenge

Re-Read Challenge

I have been wanting to re-read some of my favorite books for awhile now and here’s the perfect excuses! My book goal is 12 books for this challenge. I have some listed below that I’m all too excited to read again but left some room for mood reading as well. A lot of these books were so incredible that I read them in 24-48 hours the first time around. I hope to fall in love with these all over again

-Grisha Trilogy  -Last 3 Harry Potter books  -Raven King Trilogy  -Queen of the Tearling

Flights of Fantasy Challenge

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This will probably be the easiest portion of my challenges because the majority of my reads tend to fall under fantasy. Again my book goal is 12. I know it’s kind of low but I really want to branch out to other genres. Here are some of the books I’ve set aside:

-Pendragon Cycle  -The Hobbit  -Talon and Rogue  -Invasion of the Tearling

Fairytale Challenge

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As soon as I saw this was a challenge I was in! I think this may stem from my love for Disney and the brothers Grimm. I am going to aim for the Big Bad Wolf level (10-15 books)

-Ensanred  -Tiger Lily  -Alias Hook  -Sacrlet  -Queen of Hearts  -Princess of Thorns

Finishing the Series Challenge Finishing the Series

I need to do this so bad! I’m famous for starting a series but not finishing for one reason or another. I’m going to go for level 3 (expert) and finish 3 series! Here are my series and the books I need to finish.

The Mercy Thompson series: 3 Iron Kissed 4 Bone Crossed 5 Silver Borne 6 River Marked 7 Frost Burned 8 Night Broken

Iron Fey series: 4 The Iron Knight 5 The Lost Prince 6 The Iron Traitor

Kara Gillian series: 5 Touch of the Demon 6 Fury of the Demon 7 Vengeance of the Demon

52 Book Pickup Challenge

This challenge is hosted by my local library! I attempted this challenge last year but was late to the party and did not quite finish. This is my over all goal for reading and my Goodreads goal reflects this. Having several smaller reading challenges is really going to help me make it this year and it won’t seem so overwhelming.   Here are some of my favorite covers for the books listed above!

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