A Month in Review: Challenge Update – December & 2016 Post Wrap-Up

Along with my Goodreads Challenge (you can find my progress on the side bar) I also challenged myself to 3 other challenges for 2016. Every month I will check in with my challenge updates.

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Love at First Page and Gone with the Words 2016 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. You can find out all the details you need to know HERE. There are different levels to this challenge and I decided to go for the grand slam level.

 

Title: The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You
Author: Lily Anderson
Dates Read: December 5 – 10

Thoughts: I really enjoyed this one. It was suggested to me and I had a great time with it. I reviewed it HERE. My one complaint is that title. Man is it a tongue twister.

 

 

Title: Hard Hitter
Author: Sarina Bowen
Dates Read: December 12 – 15

Thoughts: I loved this one so much more than the first in the series. I wasn’t sure what I would think since Rookie Move was kind of a disappointment, but these two had such good chemistry and everything felt natural between them. See my review HERE.

 

 

Title: Alex, Approximately
Author: Jenn Bennett
Dates Read: December 15 – 20

Thoughts: SWOON, SWOON, SWOON. I seriously loved this book. Porter is so adorable I couldn’t help but fall for him. And I loved the story. Review is a long ways off, but if this isn’t on your TBR, ADD IT.

 

 

Title: Fireworks
Author: Katie Cotugno
Dates Read: December 21 – 27

Thoughts: This is Katie Cotugno’s best book IMO. The friendship, the romance, the setting, the tome frame? It all just worked for me. I seriously loved everything about this book. Review to come sometime next year.


So I guess I read 4 more romances in December. NAILED IT!

I  finished this challenge of strong. I read 37 books. Which makes me a:

GRAND SLAM

Well done to anyone that even attempted it!

And if you missed the news, I am the new host for the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. Danielle and Jess have passed the reigns on to me. You can sign-up HERE. And feel free to grab the button and post it on your blog.

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Sarah at The YA Book Traveler is hosting Rock My TBR challenge. It is no secret that as book bloggers we have a lot of books that don’t get read. We get busy or getting something new and shiny (we are an easily distracted bunch) and things we were excited about reading don’t actually get read. This is my chance to change that and to read some of the books that have been collecting dust since before I was blogging. You can find more information HERE

 

I did not ROCK MY TBR this month. OOPS

 

So I failed at Rocking MY TBR. I read 4. I mean well, I really do, but I get easily distracted by new shiny books. Sorry TBR. I still love you.

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Lauren from Bookmark Lit is hosting The Must Read in 2016 “Challenge”. This challenge isn’t really a challenge per say. More a way to push yourself to read some books you were excited about in 2015 that you just never got to. Find out more HERE. This challenge will over lap a lot with Rock My TBR. Because of that I am just going to post a picture of what I read in the month from my original post:

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I also totally sucked at this challenge. I tried but See Rock My TBR. New shiny gets me everytime. Oh well, 4 ain’t too bad. :-).

How did you do in your December Challenges? How did you do for the year?

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December Wrap-Up: Post Edition

Year Wrap-Up: 2016 Post Edition

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A Month in Review: Challenge Update – November

Along with my Goodreads Challenge (you can find my progress on the side bar) I also challenged myself to 3 other challenges for 2016. Every month I will check in with my challenge updates.

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Love at First Page and Gone with the Words 2016 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. You can find out all the details you need to know HERE. There are different levels to this challenge and I decided to go for the grand slam level.

I Read Only 7 books, most which were romance but I won’t be reviewing so a zero for November.

So far this year I have read 33 for this challenge.

And if you missed the news, I am the new host for the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. Danielle and Jess have passed the reigns on to me. You can sign-up HERE. And feel free to grab the button and post it on your blog.

 

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Sarah at The YA Book Traveler is hosting Rock My TBR challenge. It is no secret that as book bloggers we have a lot of books that don’t get read. We get busy or getting something new and shiny (we are an easily distracted bunch) and things we were excited about reading don’t actually get read. This is my chance to change that and to read some of the books that have been collecting dust since before I was blogging. You can find more information HERE

 

I did not ROCK MY TBR this month. OOPS

 

So far I have read 4.

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Lauren from Bookmark Lit is hosting The Must Read in 2016 “Challenge”. This challenge isn’t really a challenge per say. More a way to push yourself to read some books you were excited about in 2015 that you just never got to. Find out more HERE. This challenge will over lap a lot with Rock My TBR. Because of that I am just going to post a picture of what I read in the month from my original post:

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Still only at 4. I really need to read another one of these.

How did you do in your November Challenges?

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A Month in Review: Challenge Update – October

Along with my Goodreads Challenge (you can find my progress on the side bar) I also challenged myself to 3 other challenges for 2016. Every month I will check in with my challenge updates.

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Love at First Page and Gone with the Words 2016 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. You can find out all the details you need to know HERE. There are different levels to this challenge and I decided to go for the grand slam level.

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Title: The Goal
Author: Elle Kennedy
Dates Read: September 30 – October 2

Thoughts: I was sadly disappointed in this final installment. I feel like something was really off with Tuck and Sabrina’s story and it just made me sad, The other 3 books were so strong, even when I wasn’t in love with the 2nd one, but this one was just a get down. I hope the spin off series is better.

 

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Title: By Your Side
Author: Kasie West
Dates Read: October 3 – 5

Thoughts: This was also a let down. There is so much I want to say about the disappointing parts of this story. If I could change some stuff at the end I think I would have been happier. I did really like the boy in this one though so that made me happy.

 

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Title:  On Broken Wings
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Dates Read: October 12

Thoughts: THE BEST OF THE SERIES! I almost started crying more than once because parts were so heartbreaking. But Easy is really swoony and I loved the chemistry here and the struggle to make it all work. Honestly I want to read it again and probably will.

 

I read about 11 books in October but only 3 of those are ones that I decided to include in my challenge as I will completely review them at some point. So far this year I have read 33 for this challenge. And speaking of this challenge stay tuned in November for something special to be happening.

 

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Sarah at The YA Book Traveler is hosting Rock My TBR challenge. It is no secret that as book bloggers we have a lot of books that don’t get read. We get busy or getting something new and shiny (we are an easily distracted bunch) and things we were excited about reading don’t actually get read. This is my chance to change that and to read some of the books that have been collecting dust since before I was blogging. You can find more information HERE

 

I did not ROCK MY TBR this month. OOPS

 

So far I have read 4.

must-read-2016-banner

Lauren from Bookmark Lit is hosting The Must Read in 2016 “Challenge”. This challenge isn’t really a challenge per say. More a way to push yourself to read some books you were excited about in 2015 that you just never got to. Find out more HERE. This challenge will over lap a lot with Rock My TBR. Because of that I am just going to post a picture of what I read in the month from my original post:

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Still only at 4. I really need to read another one of these.

How did you do in your October Challenges?

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A Month in Review: Challenge Update – September 2016

Along with my Goodreads Challenge (you can find my progress on the side bar) I also challenged myself to 3 other challenges for 2016. Every month I will check in with my challenge updates.

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Love at First Page and Gone with the Words 2016 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. You can find out all the details you need to know HERE. There are different levels to this challenge and I decided to go for the grand slam level.

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Title: The Score
Author: Elle Kennedy
Dates Read: September 8-12 (Reread)

My favorite book of this series. Had to reread it and hang out with Dean and Allie all over again. Oh and Winston. Can’t forget Winston.

 

 

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Title: The Deal
Author: Elle Kennedy
Dates Read: September 15 (Reread)

The book that started my love for this series! I was hooked the first time I read it and hooked again the second time. So much in fact I read it in a day.

 

 

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Title: All Broke Down
Author: Cora Carmack
Dates Read: September 16-19 (Reread)

Silas! All the heart eyes for Silas. What more can I say? I just love him so so much. I can’t wait for Stella’s story.

 

 

 

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Title: Twenty Boy Summer
Author: Sarah Ockler
Dates Read: September 16-23 (Reread)

I have loved this book since the first time I read it. It’s a book everyone needs to read. It will hurt your heart but make you smile. And you will see what it it like to grow up and grow apart.

 

 

I didn’t read a lot of new books in September. My month was mostly spent reading Empire of Storms. But I did some rereading so it totally counts. So far this year I have read 30 for this challenge.

 

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Sarah at The YA Book Traveler is hosting Rock My TBR challenge. It is no secret that as book bloggers we have a lot of books that don’t get read. We get busy or getting something new and shiny (we are an easily distracted bunch) and things we were excited about reading don’t actually get read. This is my chance to change that and to read some of the books that have been collecting dust since before I was blogging. You can find more information HERE

 

I did not ROCK MY TBR this month. OOPS

 

So far I have read 4.

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Lauren from Bookmark Lit is hosting The Must Read in 2016 “Challenge”. This challenge isn’t really a challenge per say. More a way to push yourself to read some books you were excited about in 2015 that you just never got to. Find out more HERE. This challenge will over lap a lot with Rock My TBR. Because of that I am just going to post a picture of what I read in the month from my original post:

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Still only at 4. I really need to read another one of these.

How did you do in your September Challenges?

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A Month in Review: Challenge Update – August 2016

Along with my Goodreads Challenge (you can find my progress on the side bar) I also challenged myself to 3 other challenges for 2016. Every month I will check in with my challenge updates.

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Love at First Page and Gone with the Words 2016 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. You can find out all the details you need to know HERE. There are different levels to this challenge and I decided to go for the grand slam level.

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Title: Shuffle, Repeat
Author: Jen Klein
Dates Read: August 18 – 20

I loved this book a lot. Oliver and June made this story what it was and that was just so fun. It made me smile and made me happy. And I basically devoured it. See my review HERE.

 

 

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Title: All in Pieces
Author: Suzanne Young
Dates Read: August 4 – 6

I can’t say enough how fantastic this book was. It was everything I love in a great story and Suzanne Young did it to perfection. I can’t wait for it to come out and for all of you to read it and love it along with me.

 

 

 

I read a lot in August but not like I had in June and July. I’m happy with what I read though so go me. So far this year I have read 26 for this challenge.

 

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Sarah at The YA Book Traveler is hosting Rock My TBR challenge. It is no secret that as book bloggers we have a lot of books that don’t get read. We get busy or getting something new and shiny (we are an easily distracted bunch) and things we were excited about reading don’t actually get read. This is my chance to change that and to read some of the books that have been collecting dust since before I was blogging. You can find more information HERE

 

I did not ROCK MY TBR this month. OOPS

 

So far I have read 4.

must-read-2016-banner

Lauren from Bookmark Lit is hosting The Must Read in 2016 “Challenge”. This challenge isn’t really a challenge per say. More a way to push yourself to read some books you were excited about in 2015 that you just never got to. Find out more HERE. This challenge will over lap a lot with Rock My TBR. Because of that I am just going to post a picture of what I read in the month from my original post:

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Still only at 4. I really need to read another one of these.

How did you do in your August Challenges?

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