Challenge Update: December Check-In & 2015 Post Wrap-Up

Along with my Goodreads Challenge (you can find my progress on the side bar) I also challenged myself to 2 other challenges for 2015. Every month I will check in with my challenge updates.

Back in December of 2014 I signed up for The Re-Read Challenge hosted by Belle of the Literati and So Obsessed With. Honestly I didn’t expect this to be a problem and so far it hasn’t. I’m on track to reach my goal of 12-14 books without a hitch. My December rereads:

NO REREADS

I’m lucky I finished a full book in December. Such is life.

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I also committed the the Flights of Fantasy challenge run by Alexa Love Books and Hello, Chelly. As you may have heard, I am new to the fantasy genre (thank you Sarah J. Maas and Throne of Glass for this!) and I thought it would be good for me to challenge myself with this one. I have decided to do 12 so I only have to read 1 a month. My December fantasy reads:

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See rereads.

Conclusion:

Rereads: 11. Didn’t reach my goal but Not too bad for a smaller reading year

Fantasy:  19. Now that goal I surpassed.

All in all not a bad year for challenges.

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December Wrap-Up: Post Edition

Year Wrap-Up: 2015 Post Edition

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Challenge Updates: November Check-In

Along with my Goodreads Challenge (you can find my progress on the side bar) I also challenged myself to 2 other challenges for 2015. Every month I will check in with my challenge updates.

Back in December I signed up for The Re-Read Challenge hosted by Belle of the Literati and So Obsessed With. Honestly I didn’t expect this to be a problem and so far it hasn’t. I’m on track to reach my goal of 12-14 books without a hitch. My November rereads:

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Title:
Parallel
Author: Lauren Miller
Date Read: November 16, 2015 – November 24, 2015
Type: Purchased

I am obsessed with this book and it had been so long since I had read it. It’s the book that made me fall in love with parallel life books and time travel books (since they are sometimes the same idea). And it is the book that got me to become the biggest cheerleader for Lauren Miller. Honestly if you haven’t read her stuff you are doing yourself a disservice. Her two books out are FANTASTIC!

Only one reread for November but it was the one that I wanted to reread so I win. Not sure what is on the agenda for December. Although I am listening to Divergent off and on so hopefully I finish that.

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I also committed the the Flights of Fantasy challenge run by Alexa Love Books and Hello, Chelly. As you may have heard, I am new to the fantasy genre (thank you Sarah J. Maas and Throne of Glass for this!) and I thought it would be good for me to challenge myself with this one. I have decided to do 12 so I only have to read 1 a month. My November fantasy reads:

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Title: Scarlet
Author:  Marissa Meyer
Date Read: November 12, 2015 – November 18, 2015
Type: Audio

I had read Cinder many many moons ago. So with all the hype regarding the release of Winter I decided it was time for book 2. Honestly I enjoyed this so much more than Cinder and I really liked Cinder. I don’t know if it was the audio or what but I was hooked and I can’t wait to listen to Cress.

 

So I don’t know if you would consider Scarlet fantasy but I an because there is some magic involved and it is in a different world. Whatever, it totally counts.

November Wrap-Up: Post Edition

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Challenge Updates: October Check-In

Along with my Goodreads Challenge (you can find my progress on the side bar) I also challenged myself to 2 other challenges for 2015. Every month I will check in with my challenge updates.

Back in December I signed up for The Re-Read Challenge hosted by Belle of the Literati and So Obsessed With. Honestly I didn’t expect this to be a problem and so far it hasn’t. I’m on track to reach my goal of 12-14 books without a hitch. My October rereads:

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Title:
Twenty Boy Summer
Author: Sarah Ockler
Date Read: October 16, 2015 – October 24, 2015
Type: Purchased

I read Twenty Boy Summer for the 3rd time and got even more emotional than I had in the past. I can’t put into words how much I actually love this book. It is Sarah’s first and it is amazing! If you have never read this or anything by this amazing author, FIX IT!

 

So I only did one reread but it was the best and better than I have in the past. This month I am aiming to finally reread Lauren Miller’s fabulous book Parallel. We shall see.

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I also committed the the Flights of Fantasy challenge run by Alexa Love Books and Hello, Chelly. As you may have heard, I am new to the fantasy genre (thank you Sarah J. Maas and Throne of Glass for this!) and I thought it would be good for me to challenge myself with this one. I have decided to do 12 so I only have to read 1 a month. My October fantasy reads:

Title: Dark Triumph
Author:  Robin LaFevers
Date Read: September 28, 2015 – October 4, 2015
Type: Gifted

I started this one in September but finished in October so this will have to count for 2 months. I didn’t love it. I found it slow but I didn’t hate it either. I look forward to book 3…at some point

 

 

 

 

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Title: The Demon King
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Date Read: October 11, 2015 – October 19, 2015
Type: Gifted

I struggled with this one. IT is a huge book and I felt like nothing happened at all until like 20 pages left and then nothing happened again. I was bummed that I didn’t love it as everyone seems to, but I will read book 2 at some point.

 

I’m kicking but in my fantasy challenge. I have already surpassed my goal but I’m not done yet. I still have 2 months of fun reading left. But I am proud of myself with this one.

October Wrap-Up: Post Edition

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Challenge Updates: September Check-In

Along with my Goodreads Challenge (you can find my progress on the side bar) I also challenged myself to 2 other challenges for 2015. Every month I will check in with my challenge updates.

Back in December I signed up for The Re-Read Challenge hosted by Belle of the Literati and So Obsessed With. Honestly I didn’t expect this to be a problem and so far it hasn’t. I’m on track to reach my goal of 12-14 books without a hitch. My September rereads:

NO REREADS

I suck. That is all there is to it. My last reread was in June. Yes, JUNE! I still need to do three more before the end of the year. Time to get serious.

flightsoffantasy

I also committed the the Flights of Fantasy challenge run by Alexa Love Books and Hello, Chelly. As you may have heard, I am new to the fantasy genre (thank you Sarah J. Maas and Throne of Glass for this!) and I thought it would be good for me to challenge myself with this one. I have decided to do 12 so I only have to read 1 a month. My September fantasy reads:

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Title: Queen of Shawdows
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Date Read: September 1, 2015 –September 7, 2015
Type: Purchased

Holy crap this book! I don’t want to say much as I don’t want to give it away, but it may have crushed my soul…a lot. You can read my review of it by clicking on the title.

 

 

 

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Title: The Mirror King
Author: Jodi Meadows
Date Read: September 15, 2015 –September 19, 2015
Type: eARC

WOW WOW WOW! I loved this final chapter of The Orphan Queen duology even more than I loved OQ. It was fast paced and hurt my soul and surprised me. It was everything I expected from Jodi and more. A must read in April!

 

 

 

 

Title: Dark Triumph
Author:  Robin LaFevers
Date Read: September 28, 2015 –
Type: Gifted

This book is a reading work in progress and will be finished in October but it was started in September so some of the credit belongs here.

 

 

I’m kicking butt in my fantasy challenge. My current total is at 16 read and 1 currently reading. I have already surpassed my goal but I’m not done yet. I still have 3 months of fun reading left. But I am proud of myself with this one.

September Wrap-Up: Post Edition

 

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Challenge Updates: August Check-In

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Along with my Goodreads Challenge (you can find my progress on the side bar) I also challenged myself to 2 other challenges for 2015. Every month I will check in with my challenge updates.

Re-Read Challenge

Back in December I signed up for The Re-Read Challenge hosted by Belle of the Literati and So Obsessed With. Honestly I didn’t expect this to be a problem and so far it hasn’t. I’m on track to reach my goal of 12-14 books without a hitch. My August rereads:

norereadsBasically I sucked in July and I sucked in August. I really need to get back on my reread love train!

flightsoffantasy

I also committed the the Flights of Fantasy challenge run by Alexa Love Books and Hello, Chelly. As you may have heard, I am new to the fantasy genre (thank you Sarah J. Maas and Throne of Glass for this!) and I thought it would be good for me to challenge myself with this one. I have decided to do 12 so I only have to read 1 a month. My August fantasy reads:

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Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author: J.K. Rowling
Date Read: August 16, 2015 – August 24, 2015
Type: Kindle Borrow

After a slow start Goblet of Fire is currently my favorite of the 4 Harry Potter books I have read. I found this story way more interesting after the 3 million pages of Quidditch that wasn’t needed. I look forward to eventually reading the 5th book and the rest of the series.

 

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Title: Incarnate (Newsoul series)
Author: Jodi Meadows
Date Read: August 27, 2015 – August 29, 2015
Type: Paperback

I have been meaning to read Incarnate for a while now. A friend suggested reading it together so it finally happened. I really enjoyed it. Sam is ♥♥♥♥ and I loved Ana trying to figure out who she is. I have a small theory about Ana but we will see if that play outs. I look forward to finishing the series.

 

I did better than I thought I did with my August fantasy reads. Down to the wire, but reading 2 is a score for me. I know for a fact that September will have one with Queen of Shadows happening tomorrow, but if a Maas book is all I read in September, that is an okay way to go out.

August Wrap-Up: Post Edition

 

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