Mid-Year Check-In

Keeping track of all the read-a-thons and challenges is in itself, a challenge, with me participating in so many so as to diversify my reading. Also, since it has been half a year now, it is a good time to review which challenges need my attention.Of course, I have the monthly wrap-ups too

January | February | March | April | May | June

but this craziness had to be assimilated somewhere….

 

Reading challenges

P.S. Review links are in Rock My TBR and Netgalley challenge.


Goals: 30/26

The New Hunger: A Warm Bodies Novella The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2) City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) Pretty Girl Thirteen Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1) Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3) Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1) The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) Champion (Legend, #3) The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) Cruel Crown (Red Queen, #0.1-#0.2) Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1)

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) Heir to the Sky A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) Powerless (The Hero Agenda, #1) The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2) Legacy of Kings The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2)

This goal has been achieved but there are still SOO many books on my TBR pile. Also, this is more of a monthly challenge so I’ll continue to try moving them to the read pile.


Goals: 70/100 full-length books

The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire, #1) Haven (The War of Princes, #1) Paperglass (War of the Princes #2) Monarch Lastland (The War of Princes, #4) Snow Globe Fairy Tales for Modern Queers Stray (Four Sisters, #1) Burn (Four Sisters, #2) Sword and Verse (Sword and Verse, #1)

The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals, #1) Shallow Graves Unhooked Cogling The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1) Reign of Shadows Assassin's Heart (Assassin's Heart, #1) A Wicked Thing (A Wicked Thing, #1) Kingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing, #2) Beware the Wild (Beware the Wild, #1)

The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1) Behold the Bones (Beware the Wild, #2) Seven Black Diamonds (Seven Black Diamonds, #1) Holding Court Burning Glass (Burning Glass, #1) The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2) Season of Fire (The Remnants, #2) The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, #1) Relic

Carry On City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) Magnetic Shift Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1) Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3) Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1) Tell the Wind and Fire The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen, #2) Dreamology Down with the Shine True Born (True Born Trilogy, #1) Ruined (Ruined, #1) Crimson Bound The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)

Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1) The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) Heir to the Sky The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon, #1) Spark A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) My Lady Jane This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)

Powerless (The Hero Agenda, #1) Relentless (The Hero Agenda, #2) The Marked Girl (Marked Girl, #1) The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2) Legacy of Kings Empire of Dust (Blood of Gods and Royals, #2) The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2) Girl on a Wire


Goals: 26/52

Haven (The War of Princes, #1) Paperglass (War of the Princes #2) Monarch Stray (Four Sisters, #1) City of Legends (City of Legends Series #1) The Valiant (City of Legends #2) The New Hunger: A Warm Bodies Novella Beware the Wild (Beware the Wild, #1) The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)

Season of Fire (The Remnants, #2) City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) Pretty Girl Thirteen Gilded Ashes (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1.5) Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1) Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3) Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)

Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) Champion (Legend, #3) The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon, #1) The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)


Goals: 9/6

Fairy Tales for Modern Queers Burn (Four Sisters, #2) Shallow Graves The Secrets of Lizzie Borden Carry On

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) Emancipated (Emancipated, #1) And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1)

This  year I have been getting more into books that include LGBT characters; actually I am going for more diverse books in general. No one wants to read the same old white cis romance trope anymore, am I right? Some of these books win more because they have LGBT characters in a fantasy setting, which I find is rarer than those in contemporary settings.


Goals: 119/51 points

This one is a slightly complicated (with regards to rules) challenge. Only prequels and sequels count, with 1 point for each novella and 2 points for full-length books. A bonus 10 points for completing a series that has 3 or more books. Since it would be too long to enumerate each point here, I’ll just link the individual monthly wrap-ups where I have elaborated on each point advancement.

January | February | March | April | May | June


Goals: 16/11

The Prey (The Prey, #1) The Capture (The Prey, #2) Bluescreen (Mirador, #1) The New Hunger: A Warm Bodies Novella Season of Fire (The Remnants, #2) Tell the Wind and Fire True Born (True Born Trilogy, #1) Champion (Legend, #3)

Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon, #1) The Map of Bones (The Fire Sermon, #2) The Cage (The Cage, #1) The Hunt (The Cage, #2) This Savage Song  (Monsters of Verity, #1) Unplugged (The Wired, #1) I.D.


Goals: 6/11

Shallow Graves The New Hunger: A Warm Bodies Novella Beware the Wild (Beware the Wild, #1) Behold the Bones (Beware the Wild, #2) Relic Remade


Goals: 34/100

Haven (The War of Princes, #1) Paperglass (War of the Princes #2) Monarch Stray (Four Sisters, #1) The Prey (The Prey, #1) City of Legends (City of Legends Series #1) The Valiant (City of Legends #2) A Wicked Thing (A Wicked Thing, #1) Beware the Wild (Beware the Wild, #1) The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2) Season of Fire (The Remnants, #2) Carry On City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) Pretty Girl Thirteen Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1) Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1) The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) Champion (Legend, #3) Crimson Bound The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon, #1) Powerless (The Hero Agenda, #1) The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2) Legacy of Kings The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) The New Hunger: A Warm Bodies Novella

Anything published before 2016 counts, but since I read mostly new galleys I am getting a bit behind on this challenge.


Goals: 92/100

The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire, #1) Haven (The War of Princes, #1) Paperglass (War of the Princes #2) Monarch Lastland (The War of Princes, #4) The Distance from A to Z Snow Globe Fairy Tales for Modern Queers Stray (Four Sisters, #1) Burn (Four Sisters, #2)

The Prey (The Prey, #1) Sword and Verse (Sword and Verse, #1) Shade Me (Nikki Kill, #1) The Capture (The Prey, #2) The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals, #1) Shallow Graves The Mystery of Hollow Places Any Other Girl Front Lines (Soldier Girl, #1) The Secrets of Lizzie Borden

The Year We Fell Apart Unhooked Cogling The Secret to Letting Go City of Legends (City of Legends Series #1) The Valiant (City of Legends #2) Empire Rising (City of Legends Series #3) The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1) Reign of Shadows Assassin's Heart (Assassin's Heart, #1)

In Place of Never Bluescreen (Mirador, #1) A Wicked Thing (A Wicked Thing, #1) Kingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing, #2) Take The Fall The Word for Yes Beware the Wild (Beware the Wild, #1) The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1) Behold the Bones (Beware the Wild, #2) A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)

Seven Black Diamonds (Seven Black Diamonds, #1) Fate/Zero Volume 1 The Girl Who Fell Holding Court The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever You Were Here Burning Glass (Burning Glass, #1) The Serpent King Black Canary, Vol. 1: Kicking and Screaming The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)

The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, #1) Relic Carry On Magnetic Shift Don't Get Caught Tell the Wind and Fire The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen, #2) My Kind of Crazy Dreamology Down with the Shine

True Born (True Born Trilogy, #1) Wild Swans Suffer Love Traitor Angels Ruined (Ruined, #1) Crimson Bound Unforgivable (Invincible, #2) Invincible (Invincible, #1) The Outliers (The Outliers, #1) The Map of Bones (The Fire Sermon, #2)

100 Days of Cake The Beautiful Pretender (A Medieval Fairy Tale, #2) Girl Against the Universe Spark The Cage (The Cage, #1) The Hunt (The Cage, #2) Emancipated (Emancipated, #1) My Lady Jane Frayed This Savage Song  (Monsters of Verity, #1)

Relentless (The Hero Agenda, #2) With Malice What Happens Now Ivory and Bone Remade How to Disappear The Marked Girl (Marked Girl, #1) Unplugged (The Wired, #1) And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) I.D.

The Darkest Lie Empire of Dust (Blood of Gods and Royals, #2)

I’ve been reading up a storm with respect to galleys, but that feedback ratio goal (now at 39%)  is still a far away dream.


Fairy Tales for Modern Queers Stray (Four Sisters, #1) Burn (Four Sisters, #2) The Prey (The Prey, #1) The Capture (The Prey, #2) Shallow Graves The Secrets of Lizzie Borden The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1) Reign of Shadows Bluescreen (Mirador, #1)

Seven Black Diamonds (Seven Black Diamonds, #1) Carry On Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1) Champion (Legend, #3) The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon, #1) The Map of Bones (The Fire Sermon, #2) The Cage (The Cage, #1)

The Hunt (The Cage, #2) Emancipated (Emancipated, #1) The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2) And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) I.D. The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2)


Goals: 32/21

The Distance from A to Z Shade Me (Nikki Kill, #1) The Mystery of Hollow Places Any Other Girl The Year We Fell Apart The Truth The Secret to Letting Go In Place of Never Take The Fall The Word for Yes

A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1) The Girl Who Fell The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever You Were Here The Serpent King Pretty Girl Thirteen Magnetic Shift Don't Get Caught My Kind of Crazy Dreamology

Wild Swans Suffer Love Unforgivable (Invincible, #2) Invincible (Invincible, #1) 100 Days of Cake Girl Against the Universe Emancipated (Emancipated, #1) Frayed With Malice What Happens Now

How to Disappear The Darkest Lie

While I mostly read mystery in this genre, there have been a few good coming-of-age ones that I liked too.

Also, there are mini challenges attached to this particular challenge, of which I have completed 9/12.

  1. Read a contemporary from an author you’ve never heard ofAny Other Girl by Rebecca Phillips
  2. Read one that features mental illness100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen
  3. Read a contemporary book with only one (1) word as its titleFrayed by Kara Terzis
  4. Read one with watercolors on its coverUnforgivable by Amy Reed
  5. Read one that you borrowed from the library
  6. Read a contemporary novel with more than 400 pagesShade Me by Jennifer Brown
  7. Read a contemporary book with a cover that features your favorite colorHow to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler
  8. Read a contemporary by a 2016 debut author The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt
  9. Read a contemporary that’s been on your TBR for 1+ yearPretty Girl Thirteen by Liz Coley
  10. Read a contemporary that starts with the same letter of your first name
  11. Read a contemporary that’s a standaloneThe Truth by Jeffry W Johnston
  12. Read a contemporary recommended to you by someone else (friend, family member, blogger, etc.)

Goals: 21/26

Badges earned

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The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire, #1) Fairy Tales for Modern Queers Stray (Four Sisters, #1) Burn (Four Sisters, #2) Unhooked The Maiden Thief Reign of Shadows A Wicked Thing (A Wicked Thing, #1) Kingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing, #2) A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)

The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, #1) Gilded Ashes (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1.5) Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1) Tell the Wind and Fire Crimson Bound A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) My Lady Jane Ivory and Bone And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2)

This is perhaps my favorite genre and I have loved all of these books.


Goals: 6/12 series

The War of Princes by A R Ivanovich – all 4 books read in January

City of Legends by Cheyanne Young – all 3 books read in February

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – all books read in March

Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater – all three books read in March

Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows  – all books read in April

The Young Elites by Marie Lu – all books (until most recent) read in June


Progress: 20/7 (Expert series reader)

Any latest book/finale in a series counts

Finales (confirmed):

Lastland (The War of Princes, #4) Empire Rising (City of Legends Series #3) City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3) Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen, #2) Champion (Legend, #3) The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2)

Latest books in series

 Burn (Four Sisters, #2) The Capture (The Prey, #2) Kingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing, #2) Behold the Bones (Beware the Wild, #2) Crimson Bound Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)

Unforgivable (Invincible, #2) The Map of Bones (The Fire Sermon, #2) A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) The Hunt (The Cage, #2) Relentless (The Hero Agenda, #2) The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2) Empire of Dust (Blood of Gods and Royals, #2)


GRAPHIC NO ICONS

 


The Book NymphoGoals: 9/15

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3) City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) The New Hunger: A Warm Bodies Novella Cruel Beauty The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)


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