Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 Reading Challenge

Once again I am doing the Popsugar reading challenge!  Probably own't finish it again, but I'm still going to have fun doing it!!  I'm also planning to try to read more books then I did last year.  I read 45 books in 2017, so this years goal is 46!  I'll list any books that I read that don't fit any category at the bottom of the list!

1. A book made into a movie you've already seen
2. True Crime
3. The next book in a series you started ~ Witch is When Things Fell Apart (bk 4) ~ Adele Abbott
4. A book involving a heist
5. Nordic noir
6. A novel based on a real person
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you
8. A book with a time of day in the title
9. A book about a villain or antihero
10. A book about death or grief
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical ~ Radium Girls ~ By Kate Moore
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
15. A book about feminism
16. A book about mental health
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
18. A book by two authors
19. A book about or involving a sport
20. A book by a local author
21. A book with your favorite color in the title
22. A book with alliteration in the title
23. A book about time travel
24. A book with a weather element in the title
25. A book set at sea
26. A book with an animal in the title
27. A book set on a different planet
28. A book with song lyrics in the title
29. A book about or set on Halloween
30. A book with characters who are twins ~ A Court of Wings and Ruin ~ By Sarah J Maas
31. A book mentioned in another book
32. A book from a celebrity book club
33. A childhood classic you've never read
34. A book that's published in 2018 ~ Dark in Death ~ By J.D. Robb
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
36. A book set in the decade you were born
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn't get to ~ The Clothes Make the Girl (Look Fat) ~ Brittany Gibbons
38. A book with an ugly cover
39. A book that involves a bookstore or library
40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges


1. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
2. A cyberpunk book
3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
4. A book tied to your ancestry
5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
6. An allegory
7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
8. A microhistory
9. A book about a problem facing society today
10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge ~ A Court of Thorns and Roses ~ By Sarah J. Maas

Books I have Read That Didn't Make the List

  1. A is for Alibi ~ By Sue Grafton
  2. A Court of Mist and Fury ~ By Sarah J Maas
  3. A Secret History of Witches ~ By Louisa Morgan

2018 Book Riot Reading Challenge

I saw this challenge posted, and I thought it would be a fun one to do in addition to the one I normally do from Pop Sugar.  This one is from Book Riot!

  1. A book published posthumously
  2. A book of true crime
  3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) ~ A is for Alibi ~ By Sue Grafton
  4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person
  5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
  6. A book about nature
  7. A western
  8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
  9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
  10. A romance novel by or about a person of color
  11. A children’s classic published before 1980
  12. A celebrity memoir
  13. An Oprah Book Club selection
  14. A book of social science
  15. A one-sitting book
  16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
  17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
  18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
  19. A book of genre fiction in translation
  20. A book with a cover you hate
  21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
  22. An essay anthology
  23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
  24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)

Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 Reading List Challenge

New year, new challenge!!!  I will be doing the Pop Sugar 2017 reading list challenge again this year with my friends!!  Feel free to join in and do the challenge too!

Any books that don't fit on the list I'll have listed at the bottom of the list, so I can easily keep track of all the books I read this year.

  1. A book recommended by a librarian ~ Reclamation ~ By Bethany Perry
  2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long ~
  3. A book of letters
  4. An audiobook
  5. A book by a person of color
  6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
  7. A book that is a story within a story
  8. A book with multiple authors
  9. An espionage thriller
  10. A book with a cat on the cover
  11. A book by an author that uses a pseudonym ~ Echoes in Death  By JD Robb
  12. A best seller from a genre you don't normally read ~ The Looking Glass wars By Frank Beddor
  13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
  14. A book involving travel ~ Dreams of a Highlander By Katy Baker
  15. A book with a subtitle
  16. A book that's published in 2017 ~ The Turn By Kim Harrison
  17. A book involving a mythical creature ~ Elemental (soul guardians bk 2) By Kim Richardson
  18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile ~ Dead Witch Walking  By Kim Harrison
  19. A book about food
  20. A book with career advice
  21. A book with a nonhuman perspective ~ The Witch with No Name By Kim Harrison
  22. A steampunk novel
  23. A book with a red spine ~ Seeing Redd ~ By Frank Beddor
  24. A book set in the wilderness
  25. A book you loved as a child
  26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited
  27. A book with a title that's a characters name
  28. A novel set during war time ~ Wives of War ~ By Soraya M. Lane
  29. A book with an unreliable narrator 
  30. A book with pictures
  31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
  32. A book about an interesting woman
  33. A book set in two different time periods ~ Shadow of Night ~ By Deborah darkness
  34. A book with a month or a day of the week in the title
  35. A book set in a hotel
  36. A book written by someone you admire ~ Revolution ~ By Bethany Perry
  37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
  38. A book set around a holiday other then Christmas
  39. The first book in a series you haven't read before ~ Marked (Soul Guardians bk 1) By Kim Richardson
  40. A book you bought on a trip

  1. A book recommended by an author you love
  2. A best seller from 2016
  3. A book with a family-member term in the title
  4. A book that takes place over a characters life span
  5. A book about an immigrant or refugee
  6. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of
  7. A book with an eccentric character
  8. A book that is more then 800 pages ~ Voyager ~ By Diana Gabladon
  9. A book you got from used book sale ~ Archenemy ~ By Frank Beddor
  10. A book that's been mentioned in another book
  11. A book about a difficult topic
  12. A book based on mythology ~ Year One ~ By Nora Roberts

Books I have read that are not on the list

  1. Horizon (Soul Guardians bk 3) ~ By Kim Richardson
  2. Netherworld (Soul Guardians bk 4) ~ By Kim Richardson
  3. Seirs (Soul Guardians bk 5) ~ By Kim Richardson
  4. Mortal (Soul Guardians bk 6) ~ By Kim Richardson
  5. Reapers (Soul Guardians bk 7) ~ By Kim Richardson
  6. Seals (Soul Guardians bk 8) ~ By Kim Richardson
  7. Sudden Backtrack (Hollows Novella) ~ By Kim Harrison
  8. Short Stories of Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship, & Dangerous Hobbies ~ By J.K. Rowling
  9. The Good, The Bad, and The Undead ~ By Kim Harrison
  10. Every Which Way But Dead ~ By Kim Harrison
  11. A Fistful of Charms ~ By Kim Harrison
  12. For A Few Demons More ~ By Kim Harrison
  13. The Outlaw Demon Wails ~ By Kim Harrison
  14. White Witch, Black Curse ~ By Kim Harrison
  15. Black Magic Sanction ~ By Kim Harrison
  16. Pale Demon ~ By Kim Harrison
  17. A Perfect Blood ~ By Kim Harrison
  18. Ever After ~ By Kim Harrison
  19. The Undead Pool ~ By Kim Harrison
  20. Into the Woods ~ By Kim Harrison
  21. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall ~ By Diana Gabladon
  22. Come Sundown ~ By Nora Roberts
  23. Secrets in Death ~ By J.D. Robb
  24. A Discovery Of Witches ~ By Deborah Harkness
  25. A Book of Life ~ By Deborah Harkness
  26. Stars Above ~ By Marissa Meyers
  27. Witch is When it All Began ~ By Adele Abbott
  28. Witch is When Life Got Complicated ~ By Adele Abbott
  29. Witch is When Everything Went Crazy ~ By Adele Abbott

45 total books for the year. A bit less then last year, So I guess I need to try to read more in 2018!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

2016 Out Do Yourself Reading Challenge

Yes, I know I am late….but I am once again redoing the Out Do Yourself Reading Challenge.  I didn't do too great last year, and came no where near out doing the year before, but I also read several very long books, 1,000 pages or more.  So this year I am trying to out do last year!  There's a new sponsor this year, so make sure you check out her blog!

If your goal for 2016 is to read more, then this is the reading challenge for you! Are you up for the challenge?
Reading Challenge Details:
Runs January 1, 2016– December 31, 2016 (books read prior to 1/1/2016 do not count towards the challenge).
You can join anytime before September 30, 2016. Sign up in the linky at the bottom of this post.
The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more in 2016 than you did in 2015. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challenge yourself.
Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, mystery, etc.).
Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
To join the challenge, grab the 2016 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge button below and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too.
You do not have to be a blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2016 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.
Getting My Heart Rate Up: read 1–5 more books (or 250–1,499 more pages)
Out of Breath: read 6–10 more books (or 1,500–2,749 more pages)
Breaking a Sweat: read 11–15 more books (or 2,750–3,999 more pages)
I’m on Fire!: read 16+ more books (or 4,000+ more pages)

My goal for this year is 'Out Of Breath'  I read so few books last year that I'm going to go ahead and go for 6-10 more books!  Last year I only read 36 books (crazy, I know!), so that means I need to try to read 42-46 books this year.

  1. Lord John and the Hand of Devils ~ By Diana Gabaldon
  2. Lord John and the Private Matter ~ Dy DIana Gabaldon
  3. Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade ~ By Diana Gabaldon
  4. Lord John and the Custom of the Army ~ By Diana Gabaldon
  5. The Scottish Prisoner ~ By Diana Gabaldon
  6. Lord John and the Plague of Zombies ~ By Diana Gabaldon
  7. Brotherhood in Death ~ By J.D. Robb
  8. Finding Frasier ~ By Kc Dyer
  9. Cinder ~ By Marissa Meyer
  10. Scarlet ~ By Marissa Meyer
  11. Cress ~ By Marissa Meyer
  12. Winter ~ By Marissa Meyer
  13. Fairest ~ By Marissa Meyer
  14. Love Beyond Time ~ By Bethany Claire
  15. Love beyond Reason ~ By Bethany Claire
  16. A Conall Christmas ~ By Bethany Claire
  17. Love Beyond Hope ~ By Bethany Claire
  18. Love beyond Measure ~ By Bethany Claire
  19. In Due Time ~ By Bethany Claire
  20. Love Beyond Compare ~ By Bethany Claire
  21. Love Beyond Dreams ~ By Bethany Claire
  22. Love Beyond Belief ~ By Bethany Claire
  23. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ~ By Ransom Riggs
  24. Bare Bones ~ By Bobby Bones
  25. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ~ By J K Rowling
  26. Hollow City ~ By Ransom Riggs
  27. Exit Unicorns ~ By Cindy Brandner
  28. Bay of Sighs ~ By Nora Roberts
  29. The Obsession ~ By Nora Roberts
  30. Tall, Dark, and Vampire ~ By Sara Humphreys
  31. Vampire Trouble ~ By Sara Humphreys
  32. Vampires Never Cry Wolf ~ By Sara Humphreys
  33. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly ~ By Sara Humphreys
  34. Time's Mirror ~ By Rysa Walker
  35. Time's Divide ~ By Rysa Walker
  36. Time Bound ~ By Rysa Walker
  37. Times Edge ~ By Rysa Walker
  38. Going Back for Romeo, Clan Ross bk1 ~ By L.L. Muir
  39. Apprentice in Death ~ By J.D. Robb
  40. You Shook Me ~ By Bethany Perry
  41. Unleashed ~ By Sara Humphreys
  42. Untouched ~ By Sara Humphreys
  43. Untamed ~ By Sara Humphreys
  44. Undone ~ By Sara Humphreys
  45. Unclaimed ~ By Sara Humphreys
  46. Not Without Juliet, Clan Ross bk2 ~ By L.L.Muir
  47. Collecting Isobelle, Clan Ross bk 3, ~ By L L Muir
  48. Undenied ~ By Sara Humprheys
  49. Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide ~ By J.K. Rowling
  50. Short Stories from Hogwarts of heroism, Hardship, and DangerousHobbies ~ By J.K Rowling
  51. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics, and Pesky Poltergeists ~ By J.K. Rowling
  52. The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel ~ By Diana Gabaldon
  53. Lady Midnight ~ By Cassandra Clare
  54. Jilo ~ By J.D. Horn
  55. Island of Glass ~ By Nora Roberts
  56. A Highlanders Bride ~ By Lexy Timms
  57. A Victorian Bride ~ By Lexy Timms
  58. A Modern Bride ~ By Lexy Timms
  59. A Royal Bride ~ By Lexy Timms
  60. Arcshine's Gap ~ By Cory D Farris