2017

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I’ve set myself a task of reading 250 books this year

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:

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(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.)

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Challenge 1 РDivine Magazine Review Challenge

I’ve set myself a task of reading 250 books this year; 100 for review, 50 from my TBR and 50 from my paperback collection, and then 50 random books. The number in brackets is the number of stars I gave the book.

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1. Joshua (Faeted #1) – Caitlin Ricci (4)

2. Cemeteries by Moonlight – Hunter Frost (5)
3. Heartifact – Aisling Mancy (4)
4-7. The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge 1-5 – Jacob Z. Flores (1. Spell Bound (5), 2. Blood Tied (4), 3. Soul Struck (5), 4. Spell Fall (5))
8. fangjunkie27 – Lyssa Dering (5)
9. Exile (Haffling #2) РCaleb James (5)

10. Stepping Out (Cozzi Cove 3) – Joe Cosentino (5)

11. The Craving РZ. Allora (3)
12. A Face Without A Heart – Rick R. Reed (4)
13. Warlock in Training (Studies in Demonology #1) – T.J. Nichols (5)
14. Hacked Up – Ethan Stone (5)
15. We Met in Dreams – Rowan McAllister (5)
16. Bitterwood – Rowan Speedwell (5)
17.The Paranaturalist – Ki Brightly (4)
18. Falling Into the Black (A Planet Called Wish #3) РCaitlin Ricci (5)
19. Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings (Cozzi Cove #4) РJoe Cosentino (5)

20-21. The Fall Trilogy (1. Breakfall (1))

22-31. Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love (Mi Alma, Loggerhead, Reading the Signs, Born of Fire, Ghost of a Chance, Far From Home, Sweeter Than Blood, Rough Love, Pacific Rimming) – Dale Cameron Lowry (5)
32. From Top to Bottom РKevin Klehr (4)
33. One Pulse – Dreamspinner Anthology (4)
34-37. Nicky and Noah Mysteries 1-4 – Joe Cosentino (1. Drama Queen (4), 2. Drama Muscle (4), 3. Drama Cruise (4), 4. Drama Luau (5))
38. Gone By the Board – August Li (5)
39. A Triad in Three Acts (The Complete Forester Trilogy) РBlaine D. Arden (5) (Also read for Netgalley)

40-45.¬†Wolf’s Own Bundle – Carole Cummings (1. Ghost (5), 2. Weregild (5), 3. Koan (3.5), 4. Incendiary (3) BONUS 2.5. Rapport (4)) (Bundle (4))¬†(Also read for Netgalley)

46-48. The Wode 1-3 – J. Tullos Hennig (1. Greenwode (3.5), 2. Shirewode (4), 3. Winterwode (2))
49. The Palisade (Lavender Shores #1) РRosalind Abel (5)

50. Blue – B.G. Thomas (5)

51-55. The Crofton Chronicles – Rebecca Cohen (1. The Actor and the Earl (5), 2. Duty to the Crown (5), 3. Forever Hold His Peace (5), 4. Saving Crofton Hall (4))
56. The Garden (Lavender Shores #2) РRosalind Abel (5)
57-58. Heart of Darkness 1-2 – Caitlin Ricci (1. The Little Crow (5), 2. The Broken Butterfly (5))
59. Cutie and the Beast (Fae Out of Water #1) РE.L. Russell (5)

60-66.¬†Blessed Epoch Vol. 1 – August Li (1. Ash and Echoes (3), 2. Ice and Embers (3), 3. Iron and Ether (3), 3.5. A Lesson and A Favor (3), 4. Cairn and Covenant (3), 4.5. Archer’s Regret (3)) Series Bundle (3)

67-68. Gentlemen Demons 1-2 – Jasper Black (1. Swallow You Whole (5), 2. Sever Your Spine (5))
69. Vice City (Vice City #1) РS.A. Stovall (5)

70. Escaping Indigo (Escaping Indigo #1) – Eli Lang (3)

71. Wehr Wolff Castle (Wehr Wolff Chronicles #1) РB. Bentley Summers (5)
72. Daimonion (The Apocalypse #1) – J.P. Jackson (2)
73. Guardian (Aisling #1) – Carole Cummings (3)
74.¬†Infected Bundle – Andrea Speed (2 – DNF’d after book 1)
75. Infected (Infected #1) РAndrea Speed (2)

76-81. Being(s) in Love Bundle – R. Cooper (1. Some Kind of Magic (5), 2. A Boy and His Dragon (5), 3. A Beginner’s Guide to Wooing Your Mate (4), 4. Little Wolf (4), 5. The Firebird and Other Stories (5))

82. The Foxling Soldati (Soldati Hearts #2) – Charlie Cochet (5)
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Challenge 2 – 50 Book Paperback Challenge

Goal: to read 50 books from my Paperback library that have been ignored for too long.

1-2. A Planet Called Wish #1-2 – Caitlin Ricci (1. To The Highest Bidder (5) 2. Fantasy For A Gentleman (5))

3. Personal Demons – G. Streator (4)
4. Promised Land – Adam Reynolds, Chaz Harris (5)
5. Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates (Phryne Fisher #1) – Kerry Greenwood (5)
6. Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher #2) – Kerry Greenwood (5)
7-9.¬†The Chronicles of Tournai #1-3 –¬†Antonia Aquilante (1. The Prince’s Consort (5), 2. The Artist’s Masquerade (5), 3. The Scholar’s Heart (5))

10. Courage in the Kiss – Mine (5)

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Challenge 3 – 50 E-Book TBR Challenge

Goal: to read 50 books from my TBR list that have been ignored for too long.

1.¬†The Vampire’s Christmas Surprise – Caitlin Ricci (5)

2. Bite Night РClare London (5)
3. I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus – J.T. Marie (3)
4. The Naughty List – KyAnn Waters (2)
5. Wild Rose, Silent Snow – Angel Martinez (3.5)
6. Rudolph – Sam C. Leonhard (3)
7-8. Club SoulFinder #1-2 – Amber Kell (1. Faerly Enchanted (3), 2. Faerly Furry (4))
9. Master – Amelita Rae (5)

10-11. ReMade Episodes 14-15 РMatthew Cody (14. (3) 15. (1) )

12. Deal With the Devil (Cacodemon #1) – Mine (5)
13. Underneath It All (Decadent #4) – Mine (5)
14. A Royal Promise (A Royal Craving #2 ) – Mine (5)
15. Revival, Vol. 1 – Tim Seeley (4)
16. Oddly Normal #1 – Otis Frampton (5)
17. Edward Scissorhands – Kath Leth (5)
18. Wynonna Earp –¬†by Beau Smith, Lora Innes (Illustrator), Chris Evenhuis (Illustrator)
19. Blood For Magic – Aundrea Singer

20-21. Wynonna Earp Legends: Doc Holliday Parts 1 and 2 –¬†by Beau Smith, Tim Rozon, Chris Evenhuis (Illustrator) (5, 5)

22. Forged in Fire – Mine (5)
23. Snugs the Snow Bear – Suzy Davies (3)
24. After the Fall – Sarah Goodwin (3)
25. One Fish, Two Fish – Sarah Goodwin (3)
26-27. Faeted 1-2 – Caitlin Ricci (1. Joshua (4), 2. Adrian (3))
28. Frangipany and the Very Shiny Boy (Being(s) in Love #5.5) РR. Cooper (3)
29. A Dandelion for Tulip (Being(s) in Love #6) РR. Cooper (3)

30. Treasure for Treasure (Being(s) in Love #7) – R. Cooper (4)

31. Eyes on the Angel (Cacodemon #2) – Mine (5)
32. The Trade – Mine (5)
33-34. Cozzi Cove 1-2 РJoe Cosentino (1. Bouncing Back (5), 2. Moving Forward (5))
35. The Palisade (Lavender Shores #1) РRosalind Abel (5)
36. The Soldati Prince (Soldati Hearts #1) – Charlie Cochet (5)
37. Lead Me Into the Light (Cacodemon #3) – Mine (5)
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Challenge 4 – The Netgalley Challenge.

I’ve set myself a task of reading 100 books¬†from my Netgalley TBR list (approx 150 at time of writing.)

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1. Ner Li РMell Eight (4)

2. Bloodstained Heart РKassandra Lea (3)
3. Haffling (Haffling #1) – Caleb James (5)
4. The Wild Hunt – Stephanie Rabig (5)
5. Behind Bars (Pandemonium #2) – Meredith Katz (4)
6. The Backstagers, Vol 1 – James Tynion IV (5)
7. The Baker Street Four, Vol 1 – Olivier Legrand, J.B. Dijan (5)
8. The Baker Street Irregulars – Roger Langridge (3)
9. The Zodiac Legacy #2: Power Lines – Stuart Moore (5)

10-14. ReMade Episodes 9-13 – Matthew Cody (9. (2 ) 10. (2) 11. (4) 12. (4) 13. (4))

15. The House of Scarred Backs – B.A. Huntley (2)
16. Mythical Beasts and Beings – Lisa Graves (5)
17. Mythos Christos – Edwin Herbert (5)
18. The Winter Over – Matthew Iden (3)
19. Wytch & Prinze – Kassandra Lea (3)

20.  Frostbite РAlexandria Bellefleur (5)

21. The Wolf and the Moon – Kayla Bain-Vrba (5)
22. In the Blood – Lucien Grey (5)
23. Super Sikh –¬†by Eileen Kaur Alden, Supreet Singh Manchanda
24. Snow Blind – Ollie Masters (5)
25. Dead Blossoms: The Third Geisha – Richard Monaco (DNF’d at 45%) (2.5)
26. Pete and the Werewolf РCassandra Pierce (3)
27. Shelter РCéline Claire (5)
28. Artful – Peter David, Nicole D’Andria (5)
29. Puss in Prada – Marie Jacquelyn (5)

30-32. Forever Friends Trilogy 1-3 – Howard Shapiro (1. The Stereotypical Freaks (5), 2. The Hockey Saint (4), 3. Hockey Karma (4))

33. Serendipity РMax C. Payne (3)
34. Runaway Prince – May Ridge (3)
35. Midnight – J.V. Speyer (4)
36. Glamour –¬†Kayla Bain-Vrba (5)
37. Foundations Weak and Strong – Rachel White (5)
38. A Welded Wave РZ.A. Tanis (4)
39. Tricky РKari Rust (5)

40. Angel Fever – May Ridge (5)

41. City of Dreams – Sydney Blackburn (3)
42. The Locked Room – RayeAnn Carter (3)
43. Simon’s Cat – Lotus Oakes (3)
44. Sea Lover – J.K. Pendragon (2)
45. Ge-Mi – Mell Eight (5)
46. The Prince of the Moon – Megan Derr (3)
47. Two Hearts – David Connor, E.F. Mulder (3)
48. A Question of Honor РMatthew Angelo (4)
49. Super Sikh #2 – Eileen Kaur Alden (5)

50. Vlad the World’s Worst Vampire – Anna Wilson (5)

51. Ocean of Secrets – Manga – Sophie-Chan (2)
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Books not included on Goodreads:

All We Have – B.J. Scott (3)

NOTE: When I read a boxset, I also mark 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.

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