2015

I’ve done the Goodreads challenge every year since I joined as a member in 2011. My stats have been a little up and down since then. By the looks of it, I’m either getting more generous or I’m finding more books that I absolutely LOVE. 😛 Here’s the basics:

Reading Challenges 20122012 – I read 102/100 Books

I gave – 37 ★★★★★
40 ★★★★
21 ★★★
3 ★★
1 ★

Reading Challenges 20132013 – I read 81/80 Books

I gave – 47 ★★★★★
17 ★★★★
11 ★★★
6 ★★

Reading Challenges 20142014 – I read 161/100 Books

I gave – 103 ★★★★★
33 ★★★★
15 ★★★
8 ★★
2 ★

Challenge 1 – The Goodreads Challenge.

I’ve set myself a task of reading 100 books this year. The number in brackets is the number of stars I gave the book.

UPDATE: Goodreads has started asking me if I’ve read certain books this year, to which I’ve already marked another edition as read for 2015. So, for some reason, this has added extra books to my overall count. I’m going to mark these, to keep track of what are repeats and what aren’t.

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1. Self-Aware – Steven Wolff (4)

2. A Gay Holiday Box-Set – G.R. Richards (5)
3. By Any Other Name #1 – G.R. Richards (5)
4. Dancing Barefoot (By Any Other Name #2) – G.R. Richards (5)
5. Absolute Virgin – G.R. Richards (5)
6. On Top of the World – G.R. Richards (4)
7. Patient in Time – John Robinson (3)
8. The Cellist – Mine!! (5 – obv!)
9. Prison Pound – Lewis Turner (2)

10. The Bad Student – Lady Aingealicia (2)

11. Coach (Campus Cravings #1) – Carol Lynne (5)
12. Bent Over (Tale of a Twink #1) – Arielle Pierce (4)
13. Threesome Fun – Victor Cox (1)
14. The Chef’s Buns – Melodie Wolf (2)
15. Two Night Stand – Ellis Carrington (5)
16. Stepbrother Love – Nathan J. Morissey (4)
17. Sleep Tight – Ivan T. Dickenson (3)
18. Tag Teaming the Bad Boy – Jackie Thrust (2)
19. The Journeyman (The Commons #1) – Michael Alan Peck – (4)

20. My Man Declan – Amber Kell (5)

21. The Billionaire’s Twink #1 – Jesse Cross (3)
22. The Billionaire’s Twink #2 – Jesse Cross (2)
23. The Sleepover Incident (The Tom and Alan Trilogy #1) – Luke Lawson (4)
24. Converted by the Pool Boy – Brandon Redstone (3)
25. The Long Weekend – George Parks (4)
26. A Prince Among Princes – G.R. Richards (5)
27. Tied Up – Jesse Fuchs (3)
28. Three on my D (Gay’s Anatomy) – Emilio Pasch (2)
29. Gay and Stuffed – Anita Dick (2)

30. Sold Into Slavery (Boys With Painted Lips #1) – Charlotte Mistry (4)

31. Day Release – Billy Gilchrist (5)
32. An Unpredictable Life – Elaine White (MINE, lol)
33-34. Chronicles of the Secret Prince #1 and #2 (Before the Full Moon Rises and Once Upon a Darker Time) – MJ Bell (4)
35. The Tom and Alan Trilogy #2 and #3 – Luke Lawson (5)
36. You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One) – Jeff Goins (5)
37. Jack, Me, and My Irish Mystery – G. Hardmen (4)
38. Guardian of Souls – Lee Appleby (4)
39. Taken by the Toaster – Dick Thumper (2)

40. The Billionaire’s Twink #3 – Jesse Cross (4)

41. Clef Notes – Elaine White (ME) (5)
42. Permanently Legless – J.L. Merrow (5)
43. Reckless Abandon (The Secrets of Avelina Chronicles #2) – Elaine White (ME) (5)
44. Touched by a Vampire (Eternally Yours #1) – Sophie Slade (5)
45. Life Blood (Cora’s Choice #1) (Aethereal Bonds #1) – V.M. Black (3)
46. The Alpha and the Oracle (The Belesone Pack #1) – Elaine White (ME) (5)
47-48. Class Mates (Class Mates #1 and #2) – Yamila Abraham (5, 5)
49. A Secret to Keep – Railyn Stone (3)

50. Decadent (Decadent #1) – Elaine White (ME) (5)

51. Fat: The Weight Loss Secret – Simple Advice To Lose Weight And Change Your Life – K.D. Joseph (3)
52-56. Cora’s Choice #2-6 (Blood Born, Bad Blood, Blood Rites, Blood Bond, Blood Price) – VM Black (3)
57. The Girl for Me – Failte (4)
58. A Boy and His Bear – Arielle Pierce (3)
59. The Other Side (Decadent #2) – Elaine White (ME) (5)

60-64. Blue Ruin #1-5 (Some Kind of Stranger, Close to Me, Chains of Love, Need You Tonight, Only You) – Katrina Strauss (4, 4, 4, 5, 4)

65. Boys of the Fatherless – David C. Riggins (5)
66-68. Riddle in Stone #1-3 (Riddle in Stone, Betrayal in the Highlands, Blood in Snow) – Robert Evert (5, 5, 5)
69. Twinkula – Ivan T. Dickinson (4)

70-71. My Strict Master I and II – Jesse Cross (3, 4)

72. The Gentleman and the Lamplighter – Summer Devon (5)
73. Gods and Monsters: Menoetius – Wulf Francu Godgluck (5)
74. Twelve Black Hearts for Christmas – Wulf Francu Godgluck (5)
75. Right Kind of Wrong (Decadent #3) – Me!! (5)
76. Shame and a Disgrace – Holley Trent (3)
77. Wild Pitch (Homerun #1) – Sloan Johnson (3.5)
78. The Cellist – Mine – for marking quotes.
79. Clef Notes – Mine – for marking quotes.

80. Curveball (Homerun #2) – Sloan Johnson (4)

81. Triple Play (Homerun #3) – Sloan Johnson (3)
82. Daddy – Kol Anderson (4)
83. Close Protection – Cordelia Kingsbridge (5)
84. LifeScripts. Change Your Life. Help Yourself. Personal Transformation.: Life advice. Self hypnosis for change plus 27 free exclusive Mp3 downloads. Hypnotic scripts for professional hypnotherapists – John Mill (3)
85. An Unpredictable Life – REPEAT COUNT
86-87. Chronicles of the Secret Prince #1 and #2 – REPEAT COUNT
88. Something Like A Love Song – Becca Burton (5)
89. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) – Illustrated Edition – J.K. Rowling (5)

90. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) – J.K. Rowling (5)

91. Crossroads (Eternally Yours #2) – Sophie Slade
92. Courage in the Kiss – Me (for editing)
93. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) – J.K. Rowling (5)
94. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) – J.K. Rowling (5)
95. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) – J.K. Rowling (5)
96. The Saga of the Everking (The Chadash Chronicles #0.5) – David G. Johnson (5)
97. The Chadash Chronicles Omnibus – David G. Johnson (5)
98. Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) – J.K. Rowling (5)
99. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) – J.K. Rowling (5)

100. The Tales of Beedle The Bard – J.K. Rowling (5)

101. Dumbledore’s Army Reunited at Quidditch World Cup, by Reta Skeeter – J.K. Rowling (5)
102. The Corruption Sequence (Harry Potter Fanfic) – Beren Writes (5)
103. Gold Tinted Spectacles (Harry Potter Fanfic) – Beren Writes (5)
104. Lifeline – Brynn Stein (3.5 rounded up to 4)
105. Haunted – Brynn Stein (5)
106. Snowed In – Teodora Kostova (4)
107. For Mac – Brynn Stein (5)
108. Ray of Sunlight – Brynn Stein (3)
109. What No One Else Can Hear – Brynn Stein

110. A Royal Craving – Mine (5)

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Challenge 2 – The A-Z Author Challenge.

To read one book, at least, in the year 2015, where the author’s first or last name fits into one of the 26 letters in the alphabet. Here’s how I’m getting on so far –

A-Z Challenge – Authors – Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2015

A – Aingealicia, Lady – The Bad Student (Jan)
B – Brandon Redstone – Converted by the Pool Boy (Mar)
C – Carol Lynne – Coach (Feb)
D – Dick, Anita – Gay and Stuffed (Mar)
E – Ellis Carrington – Two Night Stand (Feb)
F – Fuchs, Jesse – Tied Up (Mar)
G – George Parks – The Long Weekend (Mar)
H – Hardmen, G. – Jack, Me, and My Irish Mystery (Apr)
I – Ivan T. Dickenson – Sleep Tight (Feb)
J – John Robinson – Patient in Time (Jan)
K – Kell, Amber – My Man Declan (March)
L – Lewis Turner – Prison Pound (Feb)
M – Melodie Wolf – The Chef’s Buns (Feb)
N – Nathan J. Morissey – Stepbrother Love (Feb)
O –
P – Pierce, Arielle – Bent Over (Feb)
Q –
R – G.R. Richards – A Gay Holiday Box-Set (Jan)
S – Sophie Slade – Touched by a Vampire (May)
T – Thrust, Jackie – Tag Teaming the Bad Boy (Feb)
U –
V – Victor Cox – Threesome Fun (Feb)
W – Wolff, Steven – Self-Aware (Jan)
X –
Y – Yamila Abraham – Class Mates (June)
Z –

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Goodreads Shelf

Challenge 3 – The A-Z Titles Challenge

To read one book, at least, in the year 2015, where the title fits into one of the 26 letters in the alphabet. Here’s how I’m getting on so far –

A-Z Challenge – Titles – Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2015

A – Absolute Virgin – G.R. Richards
B – Bent Over (Tale of a Twink #1) – Arielle Pierce
C – Coach (Campus Cravings #1) – Carol Lynne
D – Dancing Barefoot (By Any Other Name #2) – G.R. Richards
E – Everking, The Saga of the (The Chadash Chronicles #0.5) – David G. Johnson
F – Full Moon Rises, Before the (Chronicles of the Secret Prince #1) – MJ Bell
G – Guardian of Souls – Lee Appleby
H – Highlands, Betrayal in the (Riddle in Stone #2) – Robert Evert
I – Incident, The Sleepover (The Tom and Alan Trilogy #1) – Luke Lawson
J – Journeyman, The (The Commons #1) – Michael Alan Peck
K – Keep, A Secret to – Railyn Stone
L – Lifeline – Brynn Stein
M – My Man Declan – Amber Kell
N – Night Stand, Two – Ellis Carrington
O – On Top of the World – G.R. Richards
P – Patient in Time – John Robinson
Q – Quidditch World Cup, Dumbledore’s Army Reunites – J.K. Rowling
R – Release, Day – Billy Gilchrist
S – Self-Aware – Steven Wolff
T – Threesome Fun – Victor Cox
U – Up, Tied – Jesse Fuchs
V – Vampire, Touched by a – Sophie Slade
W – Weekend, The Long – George Parks
X –
Y – You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One) – Jeff Goins
Z – 

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Are you doing any challenges this year? Let me know.

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