Lenoreo’s 2017 Reading Challenges

The first few challenges deal with the kinds of books I’m reading, whether they be new releases, books on my TBR for a long time, or NetGalley reads (I wanted to sign up for a Re-Read Challenge, but couldn’t find one I liked).  Then I’m signing up for some genre-specific challenges.  And then a few fun miscellaneous ones to throw in the mix.

The 2017 New Release Reading Challenge is hosted by Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My! and Lexxie @ Unconventional Book Views.

There are 5 levels to the challenge:
1-30 New Release Newbie
31-60 New Release Pro
61-100 New Release Veteran
101-200 New Release Enthusiast
201+ New Release Obsessed

My goal is New Release Pro, but I’m wondering if I could make New Release Veteran.  I’m not including rereads or DNFs (those are my own personal requirements, not official rules of the challenge).

Progress:

  1. Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen
  2. Why Not? (Love Riddles #3) by Carey Heywood
  3. Make Lemonade (a Hope Falls Kindle Worlds novella) by Cassie Mae
  4. Hooked on Trouble (Over the Top #3) by Kelly Siskind
  5. It’s You, Book Two (It’s You #2) by K.P. Kelley
  6. Jacked Up (Birmingham Rebels #3) by Samantha Kane
  7. Hot Licks (Off Beat #3) by A.M. Arthur
  8. Royal Affair (Royal Scandal #1) by Parker Swift
  9. Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
  10. Sweet Tea and Summer Love by Regan Claire
  11. Don’t Speak (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery
  12. There’s Something About Nik by Sara Hantz
  13. Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross
  14. Jordan Reclaimed (Preload #1) by Scarlett Cole
  15. Catch and Release (Fishing for Trouble #3) by Laura Drewry
  16. A Boy Like You (Like Us #1) by Ginger Scott
  17. Waking in Time by Angie Stanton
  18. One Wild Night (One and Only Texas #3) by Melissa Cutler
  19. Operation Prom Date (Tactics in Flirting #1) by Cindi Madsen
  20. Swinging At Love (Suttonville Sentinels #2) by Kendra C. Highley
  21. The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract #1) by Rachel Higginson
  22. Stripped Bare (Vegas Billionaire #1) by Heidi McLaughlin
  23. Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik
  24. Forever Mine (Opposites Attract #2) by Erin Nicholas
  25. Royal Disaster (Royal Scandal #2) by Parker Swift
  26. Geekerella (A Fangirl Fairy Tale) by Ashley Poston
  27. Incriminating Dating by Rebekah L. Purdy
  28. Dancing in the Rain by Kelly Jamieson
  29. Pillowtalk by Cassie Mae
  30. The Baby Bombshell (Shadow Creek, Montana #2) by Victoria James
  31. Who She Was by Stormy Smith
  32. Back Piece (Skin Deep Inc. #1) by L.A. Witt
  33. Walk of Shame (Love Unexpectedly #4) by Lauren Layne
  34. The Bohemian and the Businessman (The Story Sisters #1) by Katy Regnery
  35. 180 Seconds by Jessica Park
  36. Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers #3) by Sarina Bowen
  37. Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf
  38. Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny (Taking Shots #4) by Cindi Madsen
  39. Tanner (American Extreme Bull Riders Tour #1) by Sarah Mayberry
  40. It Had to Be You (Brockmore Academy #1) by Lizzy Charles
  41. Fix Her Up (The Fix #1) by Carey Heywood
  42. A Girl Like Me (Like Us #2) by Ginger Scott
  43. Stage Kissed by Cassie Mae & Kelley Lynn
  44. Into Your Arms (Squad Stories #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron
  45. Perfectly Oblivious (The Perfect Series #1) by Robin Daniels
  46. All the Stars Left Behind by Ashley Graham
  47. The Nanny Arrangement (Country Blues #2) by Rachel Harris
  48. Royal Treatment (Royal Scandal #3) by Parker Swift
  49. I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford #4) by Lauren Layne
  50. Paper Cranes (A Fairytale Twist Novel) by Jordan Ford
  51. Stay (WAGs #2) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
  52. The Director and Don Juan (The Story Sisters #2) by Katy Regnery
  53. Hello Forever (Hello Goodbye #2) by Sarina Bowen
  54. Pounding Skin (Skin Deep Inc. #2) by L.A. Witt
  55. The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels #3) by Kendra C. Highley
  56. Trust by Kylie Scott
  57. Cross Check (Bayard Hockey #2) by Kelly Jamieson
  58. Eye Candy (Real Love #1) by Jessica Lemmon
  59. Misconduct (Birmingham Rebels #4) by Samantha Kane
  60. The Difference Between Us (Opposites Attract #2) by Rachel Higginson
  61. One True Pairing (Fandom Hearts #2) by Cathy Yardley
  62. Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

Status: New Release Veteran ACHIEVED!!  Now going for New Release Enthusiast.


The 2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge is hosted by Austine @ Novel Knight.  #BeatTheBacklist

There are no levels to this challenge.  You just set your reading goal and list the books you hope to read.  All books must be released prior to 2017 (it’s about decreasing your TBR list afterall).  I’m also going to set a personal rule of not including DNFs (but these are not official rules for the challenge).

My goal is 40 books, and I’m hoping to choose at least some from the following list (and they’re all in preparation for Author Events):

Blow (Virtual Paradox #1) by Heidi McLaughlin
Forever My Girl (The Beaumont Series #1) by Heidi McLaughlin
My Unexpected Forever (The Beaumont Series #2) by Heidi McLaughlin
Finding My Forever (The Beaumont Series #3) by Heidi McLaughlin
Here With Me (The Archer Brothers #1) by Heidi McLaughlin
Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan
Playing for Love at Deep Haven (now titled After We Break) by Katy Regnery
The Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery
Never Let You Go by Katy Regnery
Ginger’s Heart by Katy Regnery
Dark Sexy Knight by Katy Regnery
Proposing to Preston (The Winslow Brothers #2) by Katy Regnery
Crazy About Cameron (The Winslow Brothers #3) by Katy Regnery
Campaigning for Christopher (The Winslow Brothers #4) by Katy Regnery
Waiting on the Sidelines (Waiting on the Sidelines #1) by Ginger Scott
Wild Reckless (Harper Boys #1) by Ginger Scott
Silence (Silence #1) by Natasha Preston
Only With You (The Best Mistake #1) by Lauren Layne
Made for You (The Best Mistake #2) by Lauren Layne
Cuff Me (New York’s Finest #3) by Lauren Layne
Elite (Eagle Elite #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
Elect (Eagle Elite #2) by Rachel Van Dyken
Tear (Seaside #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
Pull (Seaside #2) by Rachel Van Dyken
Shatter (Seaside #3) by Rachel Van Dyken
Forever (Seaside #3.5) by Rachel Van Dyken
Toxic (Ruin #2) by Rachel Van Dyken
Fearless (Ruin #2.5) by Rachel Van Dyken
Shame (Ruin #3) by Rachel Van Dyken
Bad Romeo (Starcrossed #1) by Leisa Rayven
Broken Juliet (Starcrossed #2) by Leisa Rayven
Wicked Heart (Starcrossed #3) by Leisa Rayven
Where I Belong (Alabama Summer #1) by J. Daniels
Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels
The Traveling Man (Traveling #1) by Jane Harvey-Berrick
The Education of Sebastian (The Education of… #1) by Jane Harvey-Berrick
Why Lie? (Love Riddles #2) by Carey Heywood
Her (Him & Her #2) by Carey Heywood
Them (Him & Her #3) by Carey Heywood
Smut by Karina Halle
Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle
The Pact by Karina Halle
FriendTrip by M.E. Carter & Sara Ney
Juked (Juked #1) by M.E. Carter
Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase
Anyone But Him by Cassie Graham
Enchanting Wilder (Wilder #1) by Cassie Graham
Coming in From the Cold (Gravity #1) by Sarina Bowen
Bittersweet (True North #1) by Sarina Bowen
Settling the Score (The Summer Games #1) by R.S. Grey
Out of Bounds (The Summer Games #2) by R.S. Grey
Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey
A Lover’s Lament by K.L. Grayson
Torch (Take It Off #1) by Cambria Hebert
Tease (Take It Off #2) by Cambria Hebert
Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers #1) by Penny Reid
The Air He Breathes (Elements #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry
Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry
The Suit (Holly Springs #1) by B.N. Toler
Bright Side (Bright Side #1) by Kim Holden
Painted Faces (Painted Faces #1) by L.H. Cosway
Fall from Grace (Mad World #1) by Christine Zolendz
Sweet Thing (Sweet Thing #1) by Renee Carlino

I’m also signing up for the Hogwarts House Mini Challenge for my beloved Hufflepuff House!  GO HUFFLEPUFF!!  My challenge ID is FeatherEye!  COOL!!!

Progress:

  1. A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe
  2. Waking Up Alive (End of Days Love #2) by Emma Shortt ∗
  3. The Law of Moses (The Law of Moses #1) by Amy Harmon ∗
  4. Armored (The Té-trad Tale #1) by M.A. Wilder
  5. Honored (The Té-trad Tale #2) by M.A. Wilder
  6. Conquered (The Té-trad Tale #3) by M.A. Wilder
  7. The Vixen and the Vet (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery ∗
  8. Silence (Silence #1) by Natasha Preston ∗
  9. Proposing to Preston (The Winslow Brothers #2) by Katy Regnery ∗
  10. Crazy About Cameron (The Winslow Brothers #3) by Katy Regnery ∗
  11. Campaigning for Christopher (The Winslow Brothers #4) by Katy Regnery ∗
  12. Bound (Fire on Ice #1) by Brenda Rothert ∗
  13. The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy C. Cherry
  14. Wild Reckless (Harper Boys #1) by Ginger Scott ∗
  15. Wicked Restless (Harper Boys #2) by Ginger Scott
  16. Waiting on the Sidelines (Waiting on the Sidelines #1) by Ginger Scott *
  17. Pucked (Pucked #1) by Helena Hunting
  18. In Your Dreams (Falling #4) by Ginger Scott
  19. Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan *
  20. The Prince & The Player (Dirty Players #1) by Tia Louise
  21. Hook (Duplicity Duet #1) by Elisabeth Grace
  22. Never Let You Go (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery *
  23. Fever (Songbird #1) by Melissa Pearl **
  24. Bulletproof (Songbird #2) by Melissa Pearl *
  25. Frat Boy and Toppy (Theta Alpha Gamma #1) by Anne Tenino **
  26. Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne
  27. Everything (Songbird #3) by Melissa Pearl *
  28. Home (Songbird #4) by Melissa Pearl *
  29. Shut Out (Bayard Hockey #1) by Kelly Jamieson
  30. #Swag (GearShark #3) by Cambria Hebert *
  31. #Bae (Hashtag #7) by Cambria Hebert *

Status: 


The 2017 Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge is hosted by Katrina @ Bookish Things & More.  #NGEW2017

There are 5 levels to the challenge:
10 Books Bronze
25 Books Silver
50 Books Gold
75 Books Platinum
100 Books Diamond

My goal is Gold, but it depends on how well I manage to curb my NetGalley requesting enthusiasm.  😉

Progress:

  1. Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen
  2. Hooked on Trouble (Over the Top #3) by Kelly Siskind
  3. Jacked Up (Birmingham Rebels #3) by Samantha Kane
  4. Hot Licks (Off Beat #3) by A.M. Arthur
  5. Royal Affair (Royal Scandal #1) by Parker Swift
  6. Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
  7. There’s Something About Nik by Sara Hantz
  8. Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross
  9. Jordan Reclaimed (Preload #1) by Scarlett Cole
  10. Catch and Release (Fishing for Trouble #3) by Laura Drewry
  11. Waking in Time by Angie Stanton
  12. One Wild Night (One and Only Texas #3) by Melissa Cutler
  13. Operation Prom Date (Tactics in Flirting #1) by Cindi Madsen
  14. Swinging At Love (Suttonville Sentinels #2) by Kendra C. Highley
  15. Stripped Bare (Vegas Billionaire #1) by Heidi McLaughlin
  16. Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik
  17. Forever Mine (Opposites Attract #2) by Erin Nicholas
  18. Royal Disaster (Royal Scandal #2) by Parker Swift
  19. Geekerella (A Fangirl Fairy Tale) by Ashley Poston
  20. Incriminating Dating by Rebekah L. Purdy
  21. Dancing in the Rain by Kelly Jamieson
  22. Pillowtalk by Cassie Mae
  23. The Baby Bombshell (Shadow Creek, Montana #2) by Victoria James
  24. Back Piece (Skin Deep Inc. #1) by L.A. Witt
  25. Walk of Shame (Love Unexpectedly #4) by Lauren Layne
  26. 180 Seconds by Jessica Park
  27. Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers #3) by Sarina Bowen
  28. Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf
  29. Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny (Taking Shots #4) by Cindi Madsen
  30. Tanner (American Extreme Bull Riders Tour #1) by Sarah Mayberry
  31. It Had to Be You (Brockmore Academy #1) by Lizzy Charles
  32. Into Your Arms (Squad Stories #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron
  33. All the Stars Left Behind by Ashley Graham
  34. The Nanny Arrangement (Country Blues #2) by Rachel Harris
  35. Sunlit Surrender (Bandicoot Cove #4) by Jess Dee
  36. Royal Treatment (Royal Scandal #3) by Parker Swift
  37. I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford #4) by Lauren Layne
  38. Vanishing Act by A.M. Madden
  39. Pounding Skin (Skin Deep Inc. #2) by L.A. Witt
  40. The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels #3) by Kendra C. Highley
  41. Trust by Kylie Scott
  42. Cross Check (Bayard Hockey #2) by Kelly Jamieson
  43. Eye Candy (Real Love #1) by Jessica Lemmon
  44. Misconduct (Birmingham Rebels #4) by Samantha Kane
  45. One True Pairing (Fandom Hearts #2) by Cathy Yardley
  46. Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

Status: 


The 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge is hosted by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much.  #NAReads2017

There are 6 levels to the challenge:
6 Books NA Newbie
12 Books NA Initiate
24 Books NA Intermediate
36 Books NA Advanced
50 Books NA Expert
100 Books NA King/Queen (special category)

My goal is NA Intermediate, but I’m wondering if I could make NA Advanced.  I’m not including rereads or DNFs (those are my own personal requirements, not official rules of the challenge).

Progress:

  1. Hot Licks (Off Beat #3) by A.M. Arthur
  2. Royal Affair (Royal Scandal #1) by Parker Swift
  3. Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
  4. Don’t Speak (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery
  5. The Law of Moses (The Law of Moses #1) by Amy Harmon
  6. Waking in Time by Angie Stanton
  7. Armored (The Té-trad Tale #1) by M.A. Wilder
  8. Honored (The Té-trad Tale #2) by M.A. Wilder
  9. Conquered (The Té-trad Tale #3) by M.A. Wilder
  10. Royal Disaster (Royal Scandal #2) by Parker Swift
  11. Bound (Fire on Ice #1) by Brenda Rothert
  12. Who She Was by Stormy Smith
  13. The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy C. Cherry
  14. Wicked Restless (Harper Boys #2) by Ginger Scott
  15. 180 Seconds by Jessica Park
  16. Pucked (Pucked #1) by Helena Hunting
  17. In Your Dreams (Falling #4) by Ginger Scott
  18. Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf
  19. Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny (Taking Shots #4) by Cindi Madsen
  20. The Prince & The Player (Dirty Players #1) by Tia Louise
  21. Never Let You Go (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery
  22. Into Your Arms (Squad Stories #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron
  23. Kidnapped Idol (A K-Pop Romance) by Jennie Bennett
  24. Fever (Songbird #1) by Melissa Pearl
  25. Bulletproof (Songbird #2) by Melissa Pearl
  26. Royal Treatment (Royal Scandal #3) by Parker Swift
  27. Frat Boy and Toppy (Theta Alpha Gamma #1) by Anne Tenino
  28. Good Boy (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
  29. Everything (Songbird #3) by Melissa Pearl
  30. Home (Songbird #4) by Melissa Pearl
  31. Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen
  32. Hello Forever (Hello Goodbye #2) by Sarina Bowen
  33. Shut Out (Bayard Hockey #1) by Kelly Jamieson
  34. Cross Check (Bayard Hockey #2) by Kelly Jamieson
  35. One True Pairing (Fandom Hearts #2) by Cathy Yardley
  36. #Swag (GearShark #3) by Cambria Hebert
  37. #Bae (Hashtag #7) by Cambria Hebert
  38. #Blur (GearShark #4) by Cambria Hebert
  39. #FinishLine (GearShark #5) by Cambria Hebert

Status: NA Intermediate ACHIEVED!!!  Now going for NA Advanced.

This challenge is also hosting a Book Bingo component that I’m thinking about tackling.

  • Book set in college -> Into Your Arms (Squad Stories #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron
  • New to you author -> Conquered (The Té-trad Tale #3) by M.A. Wilder
  • Book that makes you laugh -> Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf
  • Book out of your comfort zone -> Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
  • One word title -> Bound (Fire on Ice #1) by Brenda Rothert
  • A re-read -> Fever (Songbird #1) by Melissa Pearl
  • Diverse novel -> Honored (The Té-trad Tale #2) by M.A. Wilder
  • 2017 release -> Don’t Speak (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery
  • Book you knew nothing about -> The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy C. Cherry
  • Book about sports -> Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny (Taking Shots #4) by Cindi Madsen
  • Book about friendship -> Who She Was by Stormy Smith
  • Book you can finish in one day -> Waking in Time by Angie Stanton
  • Free space -> Wicked Restless (Harper Boys #2) by Ginger Scott
  • New Adult bestseller -> Pucked (Pucked #1) by Helena Hunting
  • LGBTQ novel -> Hot Licks (Off Beat #3) by A.M. Arthur
  • Book with only male POV -> Frat Boy and Toppy (Theta Alpha Gamma #1) by Anne Tenino
  • Hyped book -> 180 Seconds by Jessica Park
  • Book with music or art -> The Law of Moses (The Law of Moses #1) by Amy Harmon
  • Start a new series -> Kidnapped Idol (A K-Pop Romance) by Jennie Bennett
  • Book recommendation -> Armored (The Té-trad Tale #1) by M.A. Wilder
  • Book based on its cover -> Good Boy (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
  • Book set in summer ->
  • Book about roadtrip ->
  • Debut novel -> Royal Affair (Royal Scandal #1) by Parker Swift
  • Bottom of your TBR -> Never Let You Go (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery

The 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge is hosted by Andi @ Andi’s ABCs.  #ContRom2017

There are 5 levels to the challenge:
1-5 1st Base
6-10 2nd Base
11-15 3rd Base
16-20 Home Run
21+ Grand Slam

My goal is Home Run, but I’m wondering if I could make Grand Slam.  I’m not including rereads or DNFs (those are my own personal requirements, not official rules of the challenge).

Progress:

  1. Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen
  2. Why Not? (Love Riddles #3) by Carey Heywood
  3. Hooked on Trouble (Over the Top #3) by Kelly Siskind
  4. Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers #2) by Penny Reid
  5. Jacked Up (Birmingham Rebels #3) by Samantha Kane
  6. Hot Licks (Off Beat #3) by A.M. Arthur
  7. Royal Affair (Royal Scandal #1) by Parker Swift
  8. Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
  9. Sweet Tea and Summer Love by Regan Claire
  10. Don’t Speak (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery
  11. There’s Something About Nik by Sara Hantz
  12. Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross
  13. Jordan Reclaimed (Preload #1) by Scarlett Cole
  14. Catch and Release (Fishing for Trouble #3) by Laura Drewry
  15. One Wild Night (One and Only Texas #3) by Melissa Cutler
  16. Operation Prom Date (Tactics in Flirting #1) by Cindi Madsen
  17. Swinging At Love (Suttonville Sentinels #2) by Kendra C. Highley
  18. The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract #1) by Rachel Higginson
  19. Stripped Bare (Vegas Billionaire #1) by Heidi McLaughlin
  20. Forever Mine (Opposites Attract #2) by Erin Nicholas
  21. The Vixen and the Vet (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery
  22. Silence (Silence #1) by Natasha Preston
  23. Proposing to Preston (The Winslow Brothers #2) by Katy Regnery
  24. Crazy About Cameron (The Winslow Brothers #3) by Katy Regnery
  25. Campaigning for Christopher (The Winslow Brothers #4) by Katy Regnery
  26. Royal Disaster (Royal Scandal #2) by Parker Swift
  27. Geekerella (A Fangirl Fairy Tale) by Ashley Poston
  28. Incriminating Dating by Rebekah L. Purdy
  29. Dancing in the Rain by Kelly Jamieson
  30. Pillowtalk by Cassie Mae
  31. The Baby Bombshell (Shadow Creek, Montana #2) by Victoria James
  32. Bound (Fire on Ice #1) by Brenda Rothert
  33. Who She Was by Stormy Smith
  34. Back Piece (Skin Deep Inc. #1) by L.A. Witt
  35. The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy C. Cherry
  36. Walk of Shame (Love Unexpectedly #4) by Lauren Layne
  37. Wild Reckless (Harper Boys #1) by Ginger Scott
  38. Wicked Restless (Harper Boys #2) by Ginger Scott
  39. The Bohemian and the Businessman (The Story Sisters #1) by Katy Regnery
  40. 180 Seconds by Jessica Park
  41. Waiting on the Sidelines (Waiting on the Sidelines #1) by Ginger Scott
  42. Pucked (Pucked #1) by Helena Hunting
  43. In Your Dreams (Falling #4) by Ginger Scott
  44. Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers #3) by Sarina Bowen
  45. Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf
  46. Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny (Taking Shots #4) by Cindi Madsen
  47. Tanner (American Extreme Bull Riders Tour #1) by Sarah Mayberry
  48. It Had to Be You (Brockmore Academy #1) by Lizzy Charles
  49. Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan
  50. The Prince & The Player (Dirty Players #1) by Tia Louise
  51. Hook (Duplicity Duet #1) by Elisabeth Grace
  52. Never Let You Go (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery
  53. Fix Her Up (The Fix #1) by Carey Heywood
  54. Stage Kissed by Cassie Mae & Kelley Lynn
  55. Into Your Arms (Squad Stories #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron
  56. Kidnapped Idol (A K-Pop Romance) by Jennie Bennett
  57. Undercover Fan (A K-Pop Romance) by Jennie Bennett
  58. Perfectly Oblivious (The Perfect Series #1) by Robin Daniels
  59. The Nanny Arrangement (Country Blues #2) by Rachel Harris
  60. Fever (Songbird #1) by Melissa Pearl
  61. Bulletproof (Songbird #2) by Melissa Pearl
  62. Royal Treatment (Royal Scandal #3) by Parker Swift
  63. Frat Boy and Toppy (Theta Alpha Gamma #1) by Anne Tenino
  64. Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne
  65. I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford #4) by Lauren Layne
  66. Paper Cranes (A Fairytale Twist Novel) by Jordan Ford
  67. Good Boy (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
  68. Stay (WAGs #2) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
  69. The Director and Don Juan (The Story Sisters #2) by Katy Regnery
  70. Everything (Songbird #3) by Melissa Pearl
  71. Home (Songbird #4) by Melissa Pearl
  72. Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen
  73. Hello Forever (Hello Goodbye #2) by Sarina Bowen
  74. Pounding Skin (Skin Deep Inc. #2) by L.A. Witt
  75. The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels #3) by Kendra C. Highley
  76. Trust by Kylie Scott
  77. Shut Out (Bayard Hockey #1) by Kelly Jamieson
  78. Cross Check (Bayard Hockey #2) by Kelly Jamieson
  79. Eye Candy (Real Love #1) by Jessica Lemmon
  80. Misconduct (Birmingham Rebels #4) by Samantha Kane
  81. The Difference Between Us (Opposites Attract #2) by Rachel Higginson
  82. One True Pairing (Fandom Hearts #2) by Cathy Yardley
  83. Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman
  84. #Swag (GearShark #3) by Cambria Hebert
  85. #Bae (Hashtag #7) by Cambria Hebert
  86. #Blur (GearShark #4) by Cambria Hebert
  87. #FinishLine (GearShark #5) by Cambria Hebert

Status: Grand Slam ACHIEVED!!!


The Retellings Reading Challenge 2017 is hosted by Jo @ Once Upon a Bookcase.  #RetellingsRC2017

There are 4 levels to the challenge:
1-4 retellings Easy
5-8 retellings Medium
9-12 retellings Hard
12+ retellings Difficult

My goal is Medium.  I’m not including rereads or DNFs (those are my own personal requirements, not official rules of the challenge).

Progress:

  1. A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe
  2. Don’t Speak (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery
  3. The Vixen and the Vet (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery
  4. Geekerella (A Fangirl Fairy Tale) by Ashley Poston
  5. Never Let You Go (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery
  6. Paper Cranes (A Fairytale Twist Novel) by Jordan Ford

Status: Medium ACHIEVED!!!  Now going for Hard!!


The 2017 Diverse Reading Challenge is hosted by Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales and Shelly @ Read.Sleep.Repeat.  #DiverseReads2017

My goal is 25 diverse books.  I’m not including rereads or DNFs (those are my own personal requirements, not official rules of the challenge).

There are also mini monthly challenges being hosted, where you attempt to read a diverse book that follows a different theme for each month.

January – Stories based on/ inspired by diverse folktales/culture/mythology
February – POC/ Biracial/ Multiracial Main Character/Lead
March – Disability
April – Mental Health
May – Religious Diversity
June and July – Sexuality and Gender Identity
August – Non-Western Setting
September – #ownvoices
October – Intersectionality
November – Diverse Retelling
December – 2017 Releases

Progress:

  1. Make Lemonade (a Hope Falls Kindle Worlds novella) by Cassie Mae — heroine struggles from depression.
  2. Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers #2) by Penny Reid — Hispanic heroine.
  3. Jacked Up (Birmingham Rebels #3) by Samantha Kane — Samoan hero, bisexual heroes, and PTSD hero.
  4. A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe — JANUARY, Japanese characters  based on Japenese mythology.
  5. Hot Licks (Off Beat #3) by A.M. Arthur — bisexual hero, pansexual hero and demisexual hero in a polyamorous relationship.
  6. Waking Up Alive (End of Days Love #2) by Emma Shortt — FEBRUARY, black hero.
  7. The Law of Moses (The Law of Moses #1) by Amy Harmon — FEBRUARY, biracial (black and white) hero.
  8. Armored (The Té-trad Tale #1) by M.A. Wilder — FEBRUARY, black heroine, hispanic bff, gay friend, bi friend.
  9. Honored (The Té-trad Tale #2) by M.A. Wilder — black heroine, hispanic bff, gay friend, bi friend.
  10. Conquered (The Té-trad Tale #3) by M.A. Wilder — black heroine, hispanic bff, gay friend, bi friend.
  11. One Wild Night (One and Only Texas #3) by Melissa Cutler — hispanic heroine.
  12. Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik — MARCH, autistic siblings to heroine and hero.
  13. Forever Mine (Opposites Attract #2) by Erin Nicholas — MARCH, hero has hemophilia.
  14. The Vixen and the Vet (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery — MARCH, hero is disfigured and has an amputated arm.
  15. Silence (Silence #1) by Natasha Preston — MARCH, heroine has selective mutism.
  16. Campaigning for Christopher (The Winslow Brothers #4) by Katy Regnery — Lakota heroine.
  17. Who She Was by Stormy Smith — APRIL, heroine struggles with depression (father is bipolar, also deals with suicide).
  18. Back Piece (Skin Deep Inc. #1) by L.A. Witt — APRIL, LGBT heroes (m/m), hero suffers from eating disorder.
  19. The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy C. Cherry — APRIL, heroine has selective mutism and agoraphobia.
  20. Wicked Restless (Harper Boys #2) by Ginger Scott — heroine has a birth defect
  21. In Your Dreams (Falling #4) by Ginger Scott — heroine has a stutter, her brother has Downs.
  22. Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny (Taking Shots #4) by Cindi Madsen — heroine is at least partially hispanic.
  23. It Had to Be You (Brockmore Academy #1) by Lizzy Charles — biracial (black and white) hero.
  24. Hook (Duplicity Duet #1) by Elisabeth Grace — heroine has a son with Muscular Dystrophy.
  25. Never Let You Go (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery — hero has a stammer.
  26. A Girl Like Me (Like Us #2) by Ginger Scott — heroine has an amputated lower leg.
  27. Kidnapped Idol (A K-Pop Romance) by Jennie Bennett — Chinese American heroine, biracial (Chinese & Korean) hero.
  28. Undercover Fan (A K-Pop Romance) by Jennie Bennett — Korean hero.
  29. All the Stars Left Behind by Ashley Graham — heroine has Spina Bifida, some LGBT diversity among secondary characters as well.
  30. Bulletproof (Songbird #2) by Melissa Pearl — biracial (black and white) hero.
  31. Frat Boy and Toppy (Theta Alpha Gamma #1) by Anne Tenino — JUNE, LGBT heroes (m/m).
  32. The Director and Don Juan (The Story Sisters #2) by Katy Regnery — Puerto Rican hero.
  33. Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen — JUNE, LGBT heroes (m/m).
  34. Hello Forever (Hello Goodbye #2) by Sarina Bowen — JUNE, LGBT heroes (m/m).
  35. Pounding Skin (Skin Deep Inc. #2) by L.A. Witt — JULY, LGBT heroes (m/m — one hero is bisexual).
  36. Misconduct (Birmingham Rebels #4) by Samantha Kane — JULY, bisexual heroes, Puerto Rican heroine, black hero, heroine has a traumatic brain injury.
  37. #Blur (GearShark #4) by Cambria Hebert — LGBT heroes (m/m).
  38. #FinishLine (GearShark #5) by Cambria Hebert — LGBT heroes (m/m).

Status: GOAL OF 25 BOOKS ACHIEVED!!!  Upping goal to 45.


The 2017 Diversity Challenge is hosted by Joood @ Platypire Reviews.

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

I’m shooting for Intermediate.  I’m not including rereads or DNFs (those are my own personal requirements, not official rules of the challenge).
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Unlike the other Diversity challenge, the monthly themes are NOT optional, and I believe you must read to the theme to count books towards the challenge.  The themes are as follows:

JANUARY – Body Positivity
FEBRUARY – Black History Month
MARCH – Woman History Month
APRIL –  Arabic History Month
MAY – Asian/Pacific Islander History Month
JUNE – LGBT Pride Month
JULY – Mental Health Awareness
AUGUST – Asexual/Gray Spectrum Awareness (Finding Your Feet)
SEPTEMBER – Hispanic History Month
OCTOBER – Physical Disability Awareness Month
NOVEMBER – Native American History Month (Running Barefoot)
DECEMBER Religious Minorities

Progress:

  1. Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers #2) by Penny Reid — JANUARY.
  2. Waking Up Alive (End of Days Love #2) by Emma Shortt — FEBRUARY, black hero.
  3. The Law of Moses (The Law of Moses #1) by Amy Harmon — FEBRUARY, biracial (black and white) hero.
  4. Armored (The Té-trad Tale #1) by M.A. Wilder — FEBRUARY, black heroine.
  5. Kidnapped Idol (A K-Pop Romance) by Jennie Bennett — MAY, Chinese American heroine, biracial (Chinese and Korean) hero.
  6. Undercover Fan (A K-Pop Romance) by Jennie Bennett — MAY, Korean hero.  (and yes, I know I’m cheating b/c I technically read this one on June 1st, but I don’t even care…)
  7. Frat Boy and Toppy (Theta Alpha Gamma #1) by Anne Tenino — JUNE, LGBT heroes (m/m).
  8. Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen — JUNE, LGBT heroes (m/m).
  9. Hello Forever (Hello Goodbye #2) by Sarina Bowen — JUNE, LGBT heroes (m/m).

Status: