2016

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. ūüėõ Here’s the basics:

Reading Challenges - 2012, 2014, 2015

(Unfortunately, if you peek at my profile, it now says that 2013 is incomplete by one book! Probably because I re-read that book in 2014 and they’re nasty about re-reads. Thankfully, I still have the screenshot proof that I completed that challenge, so I’m sticking with that.)

~

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.

~

1. Petrocelli РJohn Rachel (5)

2. Protagonist’s Antagonist – G. Streator (4)
3. The Innocent Auction – Victoria Sue (5)
4. Romanus – Mary Calmes (4)
5. My Man Walter РJ.S. Cook (2.5)
6. Branded – Clare London (4)
7. Conversation Hearts – Avon Gale (5)
8. Bear It All (a 1NightStand story) – Deanna Wadsworth (5)
9. Accidentally Beautiful (a 1NightStand story) – Deanna Wadsworth (5)

10. The Best Ever (a 1NightStand story) – Deanna Wadsworth (5)

11. Finding His Fantasy (a 1NightStand story) – Deanna Wadsworth (5)
12. Project Ordell – Susanna Hayes (3)
13. When Was the Last Time – Kelly Jensen (5)
14. Some Assembly Required – Lex Chase & Bru Baker (5)
15-19. Eric Arvin’s Greatest Hits – Eric Arvin (4.5) (Simple Men (5); Another Enchanted April (5); Woke Up in a Strange Place (4.5); Galley Proof (4))

NOTE: I’m including the boxset and the individual stories, because I’ll be copying my¬†reviews to each individual story, so Goodreads will count each book as though it’s been read.

20. Downpayment – A.J. Mars (3)

21. His Master’s Summons (Azgarth’s Chosen #1) – Cassie Sweet (5)
22-23. Captain #1 and #2 (The Captain’s Man, The Captain’s Beloved) – Scarlet Blackwell (3.5, 2)
24. Anthem – A.M. Leibowitz (4)
25-26. A Planet Called Wish #1 and #2 (To the Highest Bidder, Fantasy for a Gentleman) – Caitlin Ricci (5, 4)
27. Featherweight Heart – Jillian Snyder (3)
28-33.¬†Lifting the Veil (1. The Wolfing Way, 2. Genie’s Wish, 3. Hunter’s Moon, 4. Monsters Under the Bed, 5. Love of the Wild, 6. Stealing Dragon’s Heart) – Susan Laine (5, 3, 5, 3, 5, 3)

34. Enslaved Valentine (BDSM Voyages #1) – A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly (3.5)

35. The Winter Prince – R. Cooper (5)
36. Vinyl Tiger – Dave Di Vito (5)
37-40. Rowan McAllister’s Greatest Hits – Rowan McAllister (A Promise of Tomorrow (3) The Devil’s Own Luck (5) Never A Road Without Turning (5))

NOTE: I’m including the boxset and the individual stories, because I’ll be copying my¬†reviews to each individual story, so Goodreads will count each book as though it’s been read.

41. Salt and Iron – Tam MacNeil (4)
42-43. Forbes Mates 1-2 – Grace R. Duncan (Devotion (5), Patience (5))
44. For Never and Always – Ana J. Phoenix (5)
45-47. Ryan and Scott 1-3 – Amy Lane (Shirt (1), Phonebook (2), Puppy, Car and Snow (3)
48-51. The Torsere Trilogy РAnnabelle Jacobs (Capture (5), Union (4), Alliance(3))

52. Mending the Rift РChris T. Kat (5)

53. Refraction – Hayden Scott (5)
54. Two Pet Dicks – John Inman (3)

NOTE: I’m including the boxset and the individual stories, because I’ll be copying my¬†reviews to each individual story, so Goodreads will count each book as though it’s been read.

55-56. Assassins in Love 1-2 – S.C. Wynne (Assassins Are People Too (5), Assassins Love People Too (4))
57-58. Cozzi Cove 1-2 – Joe Cosentino (Bouncing Back (5) Moving Forward (5)

59-62. Jeff Woods Mysteries – Chris T. Kat (Attachment Strings (4), Sacrifices (4), Swordplay (4))

NOTE: I’m including the boxset and the individual stories, because I’ll be copying my¬†reviews to each individual story, so Goodreads will count each book as though it’s been read.

63. The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green – Nicky Kyle (4)
64. Following Orders – Mine! (5)
65. Mr March Names the Stars – Rivka Aarons-Hughes (5)
66. Dust on the Wing – Parker Foye (5)
67. Blood and Clockwork – Katey Hawthorne (5)
68-69. Trainwreck 1-2 РMichele Michael Rakes (5, 4)

70. Chasing Sunrise (The Darkmore Saga #1) – Lex Chase (3)

71. The Kitchen Boy – Augusta Li (5)
72. Bearly There (City Shifters #1) – Bailey Bradford (4)
73. No Touching At All – Kou Yoneda (5)
74. Texture Like Sun – Ils Greyhart (5)
75. Love, Joy, Heartache and Pain – John H. Ames (5)
76. Swallow You Whole – Jasper Black (5)
77. Escapade – Dolce (5)
78. The Timpanist and the Stagehand – Ava Hayden (3)
79. Book, Line, and Sinker – L.J. LaBarthe (3.5)

80. How Not to Summon Your True Love – Sasha L. Miller (5)

81-82. Spell Slave 1-2 – Evelyn Elliott (1. Bad Magic: 5, 2. Feather Fall: 5)
83. Withered + Sere – T.J. Klune (5)
84. Fitting In – Sandra Bard (4)
85. As You Wish (Shatterproof Bond #0.5) РIsobel Starling (3)
86. Someday – Sierra Riley (5)
87. To Terminator, With Love – Wes Kennedy (5)
88-90. Heroes at Heart 1-3 РSusan Laine (Yellowbelly Hero (4), Yellow Streak (3), Code Yellow (4))

91. Caravaggio’s Angel – Chris Quinton (5)

92. Druids Lodge – Kelly Clemmons (5)
93. Ocean of Secrets – Jerry Sacher (5)
94. Nate and the New Yorker – Kevin Klehr (5)
95. Never Too Late – J.P. Bowie (3)
96. Growing Strong – B.L. Dayhoff (5)
97. Growing Up РTricia Sol (4)
98-100.¬†The Chronicles of Tournai 1-3 –¬†Antonia Aquilante (The Prince’s Consort (5), The Artist’s Masquerade (3), The Scholar’s Heart (5))

101. Dreamers’ Destiny – Tempeste O’Riley (2)

102. A Good Enough Reason – C.M. Lievens (5)
103. I Experimented Once in College, by Aishlar Snow (4)
104. Illuminate the Shadows (Shatterproof Bond #1) – Isobel Starling (2)
105. The Golden Owl (Clockwork Calico #1) РLana Axe (5)
106. Firewall РSierry Riley (3)
107. Strong Medicine – J.K. Hogan (5)
108-109. The Young Protectors Prologue & WebComic РAlex Woolfson (5, 5)

110. Fire and Snow (Carlisle Cops #4) – Andrew Grey (4)

111. I Like It Hard РFrances James Franklin (5)
112. Second Skin – Alex Whitehall (4)
113. Cookies – Teodora Kostova (2)
114. Splintered (Hunting Evil #1) РS.J.D. Peterson (3)
115. Hearts for Sale РJulia K. (5)
116. Shot in the Dark РAlex Woolfson (5)
117. Delicious (Someday #2) – Sierra Riley (2)
118-119.¬†Naughty Cupid (& the Prequel:¬†A Cupid’s Wager) – Deanna Wadsworth (5, 5)

120. The One That Got Away РMine (5 РDuh!) (This is one of my faves)

121-122. The Town of Superstition 1-2 – R.G. Thomas (1. The Midnight Gardener (5), 2. The Well of Tears (5))
123-125. The Leader Murders 1-3 – Liv Olteano (A Tooth For A Fang (5), A Counselor Among Wolves (5), A King and a Pawn (3.5))
126. Casto (Gods of War #1) – Xenia Melzer (2)
127. Too Good to Be True (1NightStand) – Deanna Wadsworth (5)
128-129. A Walk on the Wild Side –¬†They Called Him Nightmare – Deja Black (5) –¬†Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage – C.S. Poe (5)

130. Good as Gold (Heroes at Heart #4) – Susan Laine (4)

131. Collateral Damage – J.T. Cheyenne (4)
132. Doc Brodie and the Big, Purple Cat Toy – Brigham Vaughn (4)
133. Locked (Telluric Realm #1) – Anyta Sunday (4)
134. Wandering Star – K.M. Penemue (4)
135. Bespoke – Megan McFerren & Val Prozorova (2)
136. My Busboy – John Inman (3)
137. Underneath It All (Decadent #4) – Mine! (5) – One of my favourites!
138-139. ReMade – Matthew Cody (Season 1, Episode 1: Shadows and Dreams (5) Season 1, Episode 2: Hungry (4))

140. Bender – Gene Gant (5)

141. Acceptance (Forbes Mates #3) – Grace R. Duncan (4)
142. Dinner for One – Meg Harding (5)
143. Snare – Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae (3)
144. Finding His Feet – Sandra Bard (3)
145. Native Wind (Native Ingenuity: First Chronicle) – A.M. Burns (5)
146. Counting Fence Posts – Kelly Jensen (5)
147. Stranger in Black – Devon Rhodes (5)
148. The Cobbler’s Soleless Son – Meredith Katz (3)
149. Dreams and a Home – Max C. Payne (5)

150. Naked – Todd Young (4)

151. City of Wolves – Willow Palecek (5)
152. Son of Santa – Kate Sands (5)
153. Santa’s Little Secret – Sandra Walsh (5)
154. First Watch – Peter Hansen (4)
155. Checkmate (All for Love #1) – Nicki Bennett & Ariel Tachna (3)
156. Falling (Sequel to Someday and Delicious) – Sierry Riley (4)
157. On Wings of Thunder – M.D. Grimm (5)
158. The Night Screams – Devon McCormack (5)
159. Femme – Marshall Thornton (5)

160. Alice in Wonderland #1 (Alice in Wonderland: Manga Edition) – Jun Abe (5)

161. Finding Nemo: Manga Edition – Ryuichi Hoshino (5)
162. Faith: Vol. 1: Hollywood and Vine – Jody Houser (5)
163. Limbo – Dan Watters (5)
164. Mythic: Vol. 1 – Phillip Hester (5)
165. The Zodiac Legacy #1: Tiger Island – Stuart Moore (5)
166. The Alpha and the Oracle (The Belesone Pack #1) – Elaine White (5)
167. Brainwalker – Robyn Mundell (4)
168. What the Carpenter Saw – Vicki Reese (3)
169. Just A Suit – H.D. Medina (5)

170. Skyships Over Innsmouth – Susan Laine (3)

171. Turncoat – Ryan O’Sullivan (5)
172. Poison Tongue (Afflicted Souls #1) – Nash Summers (5)
173-174. Haven Prime 1-2 (Earthshatter (5), Light Shaper (5)) – Albert Nothlit
175. Clothes Make the Gentleman – Mona Midnight (4)
176. Devolution – Rick Remender (2)
177-181. Foothills Pride 1-5 (What’s In A Name (4), Redesigning Max (4), Behr Facts (3), When Adam Fell (3), Relative Best (3)) – Pat Henshaw

182-183. Immemorial Year 1-2 (Withered & Sere (5), Crisped & Sere (5)) Р T.J. Klune

184-185. Evanders School for Enchanted Personage 1-1.5 (The School of Second Chances, The Lost and Lonely) – Mine!
186. The Mystery of Nevermore (Snow and Winter #1) – C.S. Poe (3)
187. Faith: Vol. 1: Hollywood and Vine РJody Houser (5) (This is not a re-read, but my ARC copy was only half the story, so I bought the final version to read the ending)
188. Station of Shards – Aimee Villarine (3)
189. Reasons to Love A Nerd Like Me – Becky Jerams (5)

190. Elemental Love (Warlocks #1) – L.M. Somerton (2)

191. Looking For Group РAlexis Hall (4)
192.¬†The Devil’s Prayer – Luke Gracias (5)
193. Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) РJay Kristoff (2)
194-198. The Hampton Road Club РMorticia Knight (1 РHesitant Heart (5), 2 РThe Rules of Love (5), 3 РThe Fear of Surrender (5), 4 РMastering Love (5), 5 РBegging to Serve (5))
199-200. Dead Camp #1-2 – Sean Kerr (Book 1 (5) Book 2 (5))

201. The Cyborg He Brought Home – A.M. Hawke (3)

202-203. The Sun Child Chronicles – Lou Hoffman (Key of Behliseth (4), Wraith Queen’s Veil (4))
204. Deal With the Devil (Cacodemon #1) – Mine! (5)
205. Blood Divine – Greg Howard (5)
206-207. ReMade РMatthew Cody (Season 1, Episode 3: Home, Perilous Home (5) Season 1, Episode 4: The Most Dangerous Game (5))
208. My Boyfriend’s Back – Elliot Cooper (5)
209. A Night in the Lonesome October – Robert Zelazny (5)

210-213. Seasons of Love 1-4 – B.G. Thomas (Spring Affair (5), Summer Lover (5), Autumn Changes (5), Winter Heart (5))

213. Midlife Crisis – Rob Rosen (4)
214. Julio’s Wolf (Werewolves of Manhattan #6) – A.C. Katt (3)
215-16. ReMade – Matthew Cody (Season 1, Episode 5: Umta (5), Season 1, Episode 6: Reality No-Show (4))
217. Sebastian & Owen (Storming Love: Tsunami #3) – Nic Starr (3)
218. Hellbeasts – Katya Harris (5)
219. Death Mask (Black Harbinger MC #1) – Lexi Ander (2)

220. What Everyone Deserves – Dan Ackerman (5)

221-222. ReMade РMatthew Cody (Season 1, Episode 7: Mourning Train (3), Season 1, Episode 8: End of the Line (2))
223. Angel Voices – Rowan Speedwell (5)
224. Black Snow – EAB (5)
225. The Deep and Snowy Wood – Elwyn Tate (5)
226.¬†Disney Manga Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas¬†–¬†Disney (5)
227.¬†MANGA CLASSICS: Pride and Prejudice –¬†Jane Austen, Po Tse, Stacy King (5)
228. Hearts of Darkness – Andrea Speed (5)
229. Sleight of Heart (Morality of Magick #1) – Aisling Mancy (3)

230-233. The Chronicles of Tournai 1-4 (Includes Re-Reads of 1-3) – Antonia Aquilante (5, 5, 5, 5)

234. The Kitchen Boy – August Li (Re-Read) – (5)
235. Built for Pleasure – Thursday Euclid (3.5)
236. The Pink Panther, Vol. 1 – Anthology of Comics (4)
237. Elemental Ride – Mell Eight (3)
238. The Soldati Prince (Soldati Hearts #1) – Charlie Cochet (5)
239. Raven’s Call – Matthew Angelo (3)

240-243. Bad Fairies: Collection (Midsummer Nights, Midsummer Sky, Midsummer Court) – T.J. Land (3)

244. One Too Many (Mystic Tattoos #1) – Bailey Bradford (3)
245. Rebirth (The Eternal Dungeon, Vol. 1) – Dusk Peterson (5)
246. How the Supervillain Stole Christmas (2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug) – Charles Payseur (3.5)
247. Krampas Hates Christmas (2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug) – Andi Van (5)
248. Boots – Angel Martinez (5)
249. Lullaby – Amelita Rae (5)

250. The Devil’s Trill – Amelita Rae (5)

251. Pendulum (Kingdom of Night #1) – L.C. Davis (5)
252. Elevator Music – Amelita Rae (5)
253. Falling for Santa Claus – C.J. Anthony (5)
254. The Vampire’s Dinner¬†(2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug) – T.J. Nichols (5)
255. Cursed Miracles (2016 Advent Calendar РBah Humbug) РMeg Harding (2)
256. Duncan Andrews Thrillers Vol. 1 – Stephen Osborne (5)
257. Under a Blood-Red Moon (Duncan Andrews Thriller #5) – Stephen Osborne (5)
258. Once Upon a Time in the Weird West РDreamspinner Anthology (4)
259. Life and Death – Laurencia Hoffman (4)

260-264. The North Pole City Tales 1-5 – Charlie Cochet (1 – Mending Noel (5), 2 – The Heart of Frost (5), 3 – Vixen’s Valor (5), 4 – Loving Blitz (5), 5 – Disarming Donner (5))

265. Unearthed – B.A. Tortuga (2)
266. A Honeyed Light – Freddie Milano (5)
267. Family Affair – Tricia Sol (2)
268. The Sword of Jubokko – James L. Craig
269. In Enemy Hands – M.A. Church (5)

270-273. Warders: Volume 1 – Mary Calmes (1. His Hearth (4), 2. Tooth & Nail (5), 3. Heart in Hand (3))

274-277. Warders: Volume 2 – Mary Calmes (1. Sinnerman (5), 2. Nexus (5), Cherish Your Name (5))
278. A Christmas Carl – Ryan Field (5)
279. Labyrinth Tales – Cory Godbey (5)

280. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark – Jill Tomlinson, Illustrated by: Paul Howard (5)

281. The Town of Superstition (Re-Reading Books 1-2) – R.G. Thomas (1. The Midnight Gardener (5), 2. The Well of Tears (5), 3. The Battle of Iron Gulch (5))

quotes

Challenge 2 – The A-Z Author Challenge.

To read one book, at least, in the year 2016, 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

A – Avon Gale – Conversation Hearts (Jan)
B – Blackwell, Scarlet – The Captain’s Man (Feb)
C – Clare London – Branded (Jan)
D – Deanna Wadsworth – Accidentally Beautiful (Jan)
E – Eric Arvin – Eric Arvin’s Greatest Hits (Feb)
F – Foye, Parker – Dust on the Wing (March)
G – G. Streator –¬†Protagonist’s Antagonist (Jan)
H – Hayes, Susanna – Project Ordell (Feb)
I – Ils Gretgart – Texture Like Sun (April)
J – Jensen, Kelly – When Was the Last Time (Feb)
K – Killer Bambi – Living in Sin – Berserk (Jan)
L – Lex Chase & Bru Baker – Some Assembly Required (Feb)
M – Mary Calmes – Romanus (Jan)
N – Nicky Kyle – The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green (March)
O – O’Riley, Tempeste – Dreamers’ Destiny (May)
P – Phoenix, Ana J. – For Never and Always (March)
Q – Quinton, Chris – Caravaggio’s Angel (April)
R – Rachel, John – Petrocelli (Jan)
S – Sweet, Cassie – His Master’s Summons (Feb)
T – Tam MacNeil – Salt and Iron (March)
U –
V – Victoria Sue – The Innocent Auction (Jan)
W – Wadsworth, Deanna – Bear It All (Jan)
X – Xenia Melzer – Casto (June)
Y – Yoneda, Kou – No Touching At All (March)
Z – Zelazny, Robert – A Night in the Lonesome October (Sept)

25/26

Recent Reads

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

A – Antagonist, Protagonist’s – G. Streator
B – Branded – Clare London
C – Conversation Hearts – Avon Gale
D – Downpayment – A.J. Mars
E – Ever, The Best – Deanna Wadsworth
F – Finding His Fantasy – Deanna Wadsworth
G – Galley Proof – Eric Arvin
H – His Master’s Summons – Cassie Sweet
I – Innocent Auction, The – Victoria Sue
J – Jeff Woods Mysteries – Chris T. Kat
K – Kitchen Boy, The – Augusta Li
L – Living in Sin – Berserk – Killer Bambi
M – My Man Walter – J.S. Cook
N – Never A Road Without Turning – Rowan McAllister
O – Ordell, Project – Susanna Hayes
P – Petrocelli – John Rachel
Q – Queen’s Veil, Wraith – Lou Hoffmann
R – Romanus – Mary Calmes
S – Some Assembly Required – Lex Chase & Bru Baker
T – The Captain’s Man – Scarlet Blackwell
U – Up in A Strange Place, Woke – Eric Arvin
V – Valentine, Enslaved – A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly
W – When Was the Last Time – Kelly Jensen
X –
Y – Your True Love, How Not To Summon – Sasha L. Miller
Z – Zodiac Legacy, The – Stuart Moore

25/26

Books not included on Goodreads:

Living in Sin – Berserk – Killer Bambi (Yaoi) (3)

Faith: Vol. 1: Hollywood and Vine – Jody Houser (5) (The first read was an unfinished¬†ARC copy, so I bought the final version to read the ending, but Goodreads doesn’t count re-reads within the same year)

Withered & Sere (Immemorial Year #1) – T.J. Klune (Re-read before reading book 2 in series, but again Goodreads don’t let you count the same book twice)

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