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
but this craziness had to be assimilated somewhere….
P.S. Review links are in Rock My TBR and Netgalley challenge.
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.
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.
Anything published before 2016 counts, but since I read mostly new galleys I am getting a bit behind on this challenge.
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.
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.
Read a contemporary from an author you’ve never heard of– Any Other Girl by Rebecca Phillips Read one that features mental illness–100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen Read a contemporary book with only one (1) word as its title– Frayed by Kara Terzis Read one with watercolors on its cover– Unforgivable by Amy Reed
- Read one that you borrowed from the library
Read a contemporary novel with more than 400 pages– Shade Me by Jennifer Brown Read a contemporary book with a cover that features your favorite color– How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler Read a contemporary by a 2016 debut authorThe Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt Read a contemporary that’s been on your TBR for 1+ year– Pretty Girl Thirteen by Liz Coley
- Read a contemporary that starts with the same letter of your first name
Read a contemporary that’s a standalone– The Truth by Jeffry W Johnston
- Read a contemporary recommended to you by someone else (friend, family member, blogger, etc.)
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
Any latest book/finale in a series counts
Latest books in series
6 New Releases (Debut Authors)– 20/6 debut authors read: Goodreads page 6 New Releases (Loved Authors)– 12/6 – Melissa Marr, C J Redwine, Michael Grant, Sophie Jordan, Cynthia Hand, Sarah J Maas, Amanda Sun, Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Maggie Stiefvater, Victoria Aveyard, Jodi Meadows. 6 Books to Start a Series– 27/6 series starters – The Shadow Queen, Haven, Stray, The Prey, Sword and Verse, Shade Me, The Prophecy of Shadows, Front Lines, The Girl from Everywhere, Assassin’s Heart, Bluescreen, The Crown’s Game, A Study in Charlotte, Seven Black Diamonds, Burning Glass, The Great Hunt, True Born, Ruined, The Glittering Court, Lady Midnight, The Outliers, This Savage Song, Ivory and Bone, Remade, The Marked Girl, Unplugged, And I Darken, 6 Books to Complete a Series (can be different from above)– 11/6 Last Land, Empire Rising, City of Heavenly Fire, Winter, Ruin & Rising, Forever, The Mirror King, Champion, The Raven King, The Ruby Circle, The Rose and the Dagger.
- 6 Book to Movie Adaptations – 0/6
- 6 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners or Nominees 10/6 – Winner’s Curse, Winner’s Crime, Cruel Beauty, Winter, City of Heavenly Fire, Carry On, An Ember in the Ashes, The Ruby Circle, The Young Elites, The Wrath and the Dawn