2016 Reading Challenges

Personal Reading Challenges:

  • Read 1 Classic:
    • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  • Read 2 Devotional Books:
    • You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream by Holley Gerth
    • Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

Good Reads Reading Challenge

 

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Jessica has
read 43 books toward
her goal of
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Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge, hosted by Falling for ya

I want to read and review 25 NetGalley books that are currently sitting on my shelf.

  1. Lumiere (The Illumination Paradox #1) by Jacqueline E. Garlick
  2. These Vicious Masks (These Vicious Masks #1) by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas {Review}
  3.  Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken {Review}
  4. Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs {Review}
  5.  Everealm (Everealm #1) by J.D. Wright {Review}
  6. The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen {Review}
  7.  These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly {Review}
  8.  Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins {Review}
  9.  And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) by Kiersten White {Review}
  10.  MacLean’s Passion (Highland Pride #2) by Sharon Cullen {Review}
  11. Gates of Thread and Stone (Gates of Thread and Stone #1) by Lori M. Lee {Review}
  12. Waterfell (The Aquarathi #1) by Amalie Howard {Review}
  13.  The King Slayer (The Witch Hunter #2) by Virginia Boecker {Review}
  14. The Vanishing Throne (Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May {Review}
  15. Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (Seasons of the Sword #1) by David Kudler {Review}
  16.  Hidden Gates (P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy #1) by D.T. Dyllin {Review}
  17. Secrets in the Snow: A Novel of Intrigue and Romance by Michaela MacColl {Review}
  18. A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess {Review}

Read my own damn books challenge, hosted by Estella’s Revenge.

I, like so many other bloggers and book lovers, have a bookshelf full of books I haven’t read (this is just counting physical books, we aren’t even going to talk about ebooks). I’m pledging to read 25+ physical books (possibly a few ebooks) that are currently sitting on my shelf. This is NOT counting my NetGalley books; I’m not overlapping these two specific challenges.

  1. Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2) by Gail Carriger {Review}
  2. The Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy #3) by Sherry Thomas {Review}
  3. The Demon Trapper’s Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1) by Jana Oliver {Review}
  4. Grimspace (Sirantha Jax #1) by Anne Aguirre {Review}
  5. Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord (Love by Numbers #2) by Sarah MacLean {Review}
  6. Rook by Sharon Cameron {Review}
  7. The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski {Review}
  8. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer {Review}
  9. The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski
  10. Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul #1) by C.L. Wilson
  11. Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax #2) by Anne Aguirre
  12. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  13. Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen
  14. Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1) by Iain Reading {Review}
  15. Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey #1) by Deanna Raybourn
  16. A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. LeGuin {Review}
  17. Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead
  18. The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh
  19. Doubleblind (Sirantha Jax #3) by Anne Aguirre

2016 Reading Bingo Challenge hosted by Novel Heartbeat.

My goal here will be to get a coverall! Finish the entire board!

NH reading bingo

  1. Listen to an Audiobook: A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. LeGuin {Review}
  2. An Author’s Sophomore Book: The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May {Review}
  3. A Book with Red on the Cover: The Demon Trapper’s Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1) by Jana Oliver {Review}
  4. Re-Read an Old Favorite:
  5. Read an Anthology:
  6. A Book With a Number in the Title: Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord (Love by Numbers #2) by Sarah MacLean {Review}
  7. A Book With an Animal Sidekick:
  8. An Author You’ve Never Read: Grimspace (Sirantha Jax #1) by Anne Aguirre {Review}
  9. A Book With a One-Word Title:
  10. A Book That’s Been on Your TBR for a Long Time: Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead
  11. Read a Dystopian:
  12. A Book That Made You Cry:
  13. Free:
  14. A Book With a Shifter: Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2) by Gail Carriger {Review}
  15. A Book From a Debut Author: The Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter #1) by Virginia Boecker {Review}
  16. A Book with Star-Crossed Lovers:
  17. A Book with an Anti-Hero: And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Sage #1) by Kiersten White {Review}
  18. A Book With a Sword or Dagger on the Cover: The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski {Review}
  19. A Book with a Male Protagonist: A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab {Review}
  20. A Book from a Genre that’s Outside Your Comfort Zone:
  21. A Book With More Than 600 Pages: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer {Review}
  22. Read a Book With a Cat: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury {Review}
  23. A Book with a Steamy Romance: Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul #1) by C.L. Wilson
  24. Read a Middle Grade Book: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1) by Iain Reading {Review}
  25. Read a Book You Own: The Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy #3) by Sherry Thomas {Review}

2016 TBR Challenge, hosted by Wendy the Super Librarian

What is the TBR Challenge?  Once a month participants pulls a long-neglected book out of their TBR (To-Be-Read) piles, read it, and provide “commentary” on that book on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Commentary on your chosen read can happen anywhere online: your blog, Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads etc.

I missed the first three months of this challenge, so I will be starting in April!

April 20 – Contemporary: A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro {Review}
May 18 – Something Different (outside your comfort zone, unusual setting, non-romance etc.): Rebel in the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton {Review}
June 15 – Favorite Trope (a favorite theme – amnesia? secret baby? fairy tale? friends-to-lovers? etc.): Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge {Review}
July 20 – Award Nominee or Winner (links to past RITA finalists and winners TBA): The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1) by Julia Quinn {Review}
August 17 – Kicking It Old School (publication date 10 years or older): A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. LeGuin {Review}
September 21 – Random Pick (a built-in off-theme month – go where your mood takes you!) Uprooted by Naomi Novik
October 19 – Paranormal or Romantic Suspense: Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead
November 16 – Historical
December 21 – Holiday Themes


March 2016 take control of your tbr pile Challenge, hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer

March2016TakeControl

I pledge to attempt to read the following books in March (all from my TBR Pile):

  1. Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord (Love By Numbers #2) by Sarah MacLean {Review}
  2. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer {Review}
  3. Rook by Sharon Cameron {Review}
  4. Grimspace (Sirantha Jax #1) by Anne Aguirre  {Review}
  5. The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski {Review}
  6. The Demon Trapper’s Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1) by Jana Oliver {Review}
  7. Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins {Review}
  8. The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen {Review}
  9. Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken {Review}
  10. Gates of Thread and Stone (Gates of Thread and Stone #1) by Lori M. Lee {Review}
  11. Waterfell (The Aquarathi #1) by Amalie Howard {Review}

May 2016 Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Clean Sweep ARC Challenhe

Shame on you. Read those ARC’s.

  1. Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (Seasons of the Sword #1) by David Kudler
  2. And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) by Kiersten White
  3. The King Slayer (The Witch Hunter #2) by Virginia Boecker
  4. Secrets in the Snow: A Novel of Romance and Intrigue by Michaela MacColl