2016 Reading Challenges

Curly Carla:

Book Bingo created by Just Another Girl and Her Books

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Romance:

Science Fiction:

Mystery:

YA:

Misc.:

  • Memoir –>
  • Parody –>
  • Comedy –>Squirrel Bait (Chips Dollar Dreadfuls Book 1) by Chip Davis
  • Political –> The Bellator Saga by Cecilia London
  • Translated to English –>


Read Harder Challenge
hosted by Book Riot

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Read a horror book –> The Spider Catcher by A.L. Tyler
Read a nonfiction book about science –>Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
Read a collection of essays –>
Read a book out loud to someone else –> The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss
Read a middle grade novel –> Alistair Grims Odditorium by Gregory Funaro
Read a biography (not memoir or autobiography) –>
Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel –> The Beautiful Dead by Daryl Banner
Read a book originally published in the decade you were born –>
Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award –>
Read a book over 500 pages long –>Slip of the Tongue by Jessica Hawkins
Read a book under 100 pages long –> Bound Together by Stormy Smith
Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender –> 90 Days by T.E. Ridener
Read a book that is set in the Middle East –> The Kite Runner
Read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia –>
Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900 –> Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Read the first book in a series by a person of color –>
Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years –> When Tangents Meet
Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better –> Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes –>
Read a book about religion (fiction or non-fiction) –>
Read a book about politics, in your country or another (fiction or non-fiction) –>The Bellator Saga by Cecilia London
Read a food memoir –>
Read a play –>

Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness –> 90 Days by T.E. Ridener

Ones in red are books I haven’t finished yet…




2016 Diversity Challenge hosted by Platypire Reviews

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There are 4 different groups of “others”, according to WNDB, and so those are the types of books that you’ll need to read to be a part of this.
LGBTQA
People of Color
People with Disabilities
Ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities

There are 5 levels in this challenge:
1-5 : Noob
6-10 : Beginner
11-20 : Intermediate
21-30 : Advanced
31+ : Expert

I’m shooting for Intermediate.
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Progress:

  1. 90 Days by T.E. Ridener — LGBTQA
  2. Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy — LGBTQA
  3. Shane and Trey by Anyta Sunday — LGBTQA
  4. Veined by Anyta Sunday — LGBTQA
  5. Lethed by Anyta Sunday — LGBTQA
  6. Phoenixed by Anyta Sunday — LGBTQA
  7. Fatal Affair by Marie Force –MC has a learning disability
  8. The Cranberry Hush by Ben Monopoli –LGBTQA
  9. Return to Kadenburg by T.E Ridener — LGBTQA
  10. Smart, Sexy and Secretive by Tammy Falkner –Female MC has a learning disability and male MC is deaf.
  11. Pride by Sienna Valentine — Religious minority
  12. On Higher Ground by Melissa Collins — LGBTQA
  13. Dark Sexy Knight by Katy Regnery –MC and supporting characters have disabilities
  14. Level Up by Cathy Yardley — MC is Latina
  15. Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid — MC is Latina
  16. Status by Jordan Blecher — MC is African American
  17. Secrets & Surrender:Part One by L.G. Castillo — MC is Latina

Status: Completed!


The 2016 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge is hosted by Bea’s Book Nook.

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There are 4 levels to the challenge:
Novice series reader : Complete 1 series.
Testing the waters : Complete 2 -4 series.
Experienced : Complete 3 – 6 series.
Expert series reader : Complete 7 or more series.

My goal is Testing the waters since I have over 216 series that I am in the middle of, I have a feeling this challenge will be ongoing for me.  🙂

  1. Never Never series (Parts 1, 2 and 3) by Collen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
  2. Guardians of the Angels series (Veined, Lethed and Phoenixed) by Anyta Sunday
  3. The Secrets Collection by Kat Nichols (Family Secrets and Deadly Secrets)
  4. The All About Love series by Cassie Mae (Doing it for Love, No Interest inLove , Crazy about Love)
  5. The Lunarmorte series by Samantha Young (Moon Spell, River Cast and Blood Solstice )
  6. The Complete Beds Series by Becca Ann and Tessa Marie (King Sized Beds and Happy Trails, Beach Side Beds and Sandy Paths, Lonesome Beds and Bumpy Roads)
  7. The Dragonfly series by Leigh Talbert Moore (Dragonfly, Undertow, Watercolor and Mosiac)
  8. Behind the Stars complete series, Behind the Stars 1-6 by Leigh Talbert Moore
  9. Rise of the Battle Bred by V.L. Holt (97: Rise of the Battle Bred, 98:The Witch’s Prophesy , 99:The Warriors Rise)
  10. The Jamie Baker series by Kelly Oram (Being Jamie Baker, More Than Jamie Baker, Remember Jamie Baker)

Status: Completed and Exceeded!


Lenoreo:

The 2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge is hosted by Bookish Lifestyle.

There are 6 levels to the challenge:
1-10 A Firm Handshake
11-20 A Friendly Hug
21-30 First Kiss
31-40 Sweet Summer Fling
41-50 Could This Be Love?
50+ Married with Children

My goal is Could This Be Love? but I’m secretly hoping for Married with Children. 😉  I will be trying to only include books that I’ve added to my shelf more than 4 months ago and at least in 2015 or earlier, otherwise they don’t feel dusty enough.  I’m also not including rereads or DNFs.

Progress:

  1. The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid
  2. Elements of Chemistry: ATTRACTION by Penny Reid
  3. Revolution by Shelly Crane
  4. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
  5. Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton
  6. Sweet Home by Tillie Cole
  7. Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde
  8. It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole
  9. Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson
  10. Try by Ella Frank
  11. How I Fly by Anne Eliot
  12. Smokeless Fire by Samantha Young
  13. Moon Spell by Samantha Young
  14. Blood Will Tell by Samantha Young
  15. Into the Deep by Samantha Young
  16. Smash Into You by Shelly Crane
  17. Come Away With Me by Kristen Proby
  18. Beauty From Pain by Georgia Cates
  19. Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid
  20. Indebted by Amy A. Bartol
  21. Room for More by Beth Ehemann
  22. Room for Just a Little Bit More by Beth Ehemann
  23. Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  24. Cornerstone by Misty Provencher
  25. Anew by Chelsea Fine
  26. Within This Frame by Lindy Zart
  27. Unlit Star by Lindy Zart
  28. Becoming by Raine Thomas
  29. More Than Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram
  30. A is for Abstinence by Kelly Oram
  31. Chameleon by Kelly Oram
  32. Beyond What is Given by Rebecca Yarros
  33. Taking Shots by Toni Aleo
  34. Turtle Bay by Tiffany King
  35. Shattered by H.M. Ward

Status: Failed.



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The 2016 Diversity Challenge is hosted by Platypire Reviews.

There are 5 levels in this challenge:
1-5 : Noob
6-10 : Beginner
11-20 : Intermediate
21-30 : Advanced
31+ : Expert

I’m shooting for Intermediate.
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Progress:

  1. #Junkie by Cambria Hebert — M/M
  2. The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen — M/M
  3. The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen — Hispanic hero
  4. It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole — hero with a severe stutter
  5. Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson — hero with Aspergers
  6. How I Fall by Anne Eliot — heroine with Cerebral Palsy and hemiparesis
  7. How I Fly by Anne Eliot — heroine with Cerebral Palsy and hemiparesis
  8. Beacon by Angela Brown — black heroine
  9. Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy — M/M
  10. Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy — M/M
  11. Falling From the Sky by Sarina Bowen — paraplegic hero
  12. Flirting With Fame by Samantha Joyce — deaf heroine
  13. Get Lucky (particularly Stroke of Luck by Cassie Mae) — black hero
  14. Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance by Shellee Roberts — Hispanic heroine
  15. Leveling the Field by Megan Erickson — black heroine
  16. #Rev by Cambria Hebert — M/M
  17. Undeniable by Cherie M. Hudson — deaf heroine
  18. The Handoff by Jordan Ford — black hero
  19. Beyond What is Given by Rebecca Yarros — black heroine
  20. Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicolas — F/F, half Indian heroine
  21. The Hard Count by Ginger Scott — hispanic hero
  22. Steady Stroke by A.M. Arthur — M/M, Muslim & Syrian hero
  23. Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram — half Chilean heroine with physical disabilities caused by an accident
  24. Jonquils for Jax by Katy Regnery — partially blind hero
  25. J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis by Katy Regnery — Jewish heroine
  26. The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley — hero with dyslexia

Status: Completed and Exceeded!


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The 2016 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge is hosted by Bea’s Book Nook.

There are 4 levels to the challenge:
Novice series reader : Complete 1 series.
Testing the waters : Complete 2 -4 series.
Experienced : Complete 3 – 6 series.
Expert series reader : Complete 7 or more series.

My goal is Experienced.

Progress:

  1. Collide series by Shelly Crane (Collide, Uprising, Catalyst, Revolution)
  2. How I Fall — How I Fly series by Anne Eliot (How I Fall, How I Fly)
  3. Cranberry Inn series by Beth Ehemann (Room for You, Room for More, Room for Just a Little Bit More)
  4. Jamie Baker series by Kelly Oram (Being Jamie Baker, More Than Jamie Baker, Remember Jamie Baker)
  5. V is for Virgin series by Kelly Oram (V is for Virgin, A is for Abstinence)
  6. Flight & Glory series by Rebecca Yarros (Full Measures, Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, Hallowed Ground)
  7. The Secret Life of Trystan Scott (Collide, Backdraft, Riptide, Shattered, Revealed, Broken Promises)
  8. The English Brothers (Breaking Up with Barrett, Falling for Fitz, Anyone but Alex, Seduced by Stratton, Wild About Weston, Kiss Me Kate, Marrying Mr. English)

Status: Completed and Exceeded!

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