Saturday, January 27, 2018

Yearly Reading Challenge


Well, it's finally that time. Well more like it was that time at the beginning of January, but hey better late than never right? Here are my reading challenge goals for this year. I'm trying not to take on too much since I seem to always do that and then can never finish anything. I have a lot going on with work and driving 3 hours a day to and from work, plus trying to be healthy, cook, clean, have a life and do this blog. Plus I eventually want to get my writings transferred into a reading document. Lots of this going on all the time. I still have school work too so it's a balancing act and while I am getting better at handling it, it's going to be a little bit of a struggle.

TBR Challenge:

I started this meme to finally get some books off my TBR reading shelf. So at the beginning of the year, I made a list of all the books I had listed for this meme. As of this year, I completed 94 of the 120 books on this list. I still have a lot of books on my shelf so I will be doing my best to post and complete books this year. It was helpful this year that my other reading challenges were so closely related to this challenge. 

1. Angelfire (Angelfire #1) by Courtney Allison Moulton
2. Stolen Nights (Vampire Queen #2) by Rebecca Maizel
3. Forgive My Fins (Fins #1) by Tera Lynn Childs
4. Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick
5. The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire & Thorns #1) by Rae Carson
6. Endlessly (Paranormalcy #3) by Kiersten White
7. Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
8. Rift (Nightshade Prequel #1) by Andrea Cremer
9. Blood Red Road (Dust Land #1) by Moira Young
10. Teardrop (Teardrop #1) by Lauren Kate
11. End of Days (The Fallen #3) by Thomas E. Sniegoski
12. Frigid (Frigid #1) by J.Lynn
13. The Torn Wing (The Faerie Ring #2) by Kiki Hamilton
14. Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi
15. Serpent's Kiss (The Beauchamp Family #2) by Melissa de la Cruz
16. Black Hole Sun (Hell's Cross #1) by David Macinnis Gill
17. The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1) by J.A. Redmerski
18. What a Boy Wants (What a Boy Wants #1) by Nyrae Dawn
19. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
20. Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum
21. Bitter Sweet Love (Dark Elements #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
22. The Forever of Ella and Micha (The Secrets #2) by Jessica Sorenson
23. Splintered (Splintered #1) by A.G. Howard
24. Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles #1) by J.A. Souders
25. Frozen (Heart of Dread #1) by Melissa de la Cruz
26. Eden (The Eden Trilogy #1) by Keary Taylor
27. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
28. Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre
29. The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
30. Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
31. The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
32. Crewel by Gennifer Albin
33. Transcendence by O.J. Omololu
34. The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never #2) by J.A. Redmerski
35. The Registry by Shannon Stoker
36. The Peculiars by Maureen Boyle McGuerry
37. The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas
38. Origin by Jessica Khoury
39. So Close to You (So Close to You #1) by Rachel Carter
40. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Leviathan
41. Existence (Existence Trilogy #1) by Abbi Glines
42. The Selection by Kiera Cass
43. Nameless by Lili St. Crow
44. Henry Frank by Peter Adam Solomon
45. Reboot by Amy Tintera
46. I Am Malala By Malala Yousafzai
47. Pure by Julianna Baggot
48. Innocent Darkness (The Aether Chronicles #1) by Suzanne Lazear
49. Defy by Sarah B. Larson
50. The Professional (The Game Maker #1) by Kresley Cole
51. Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting
52. Real by Katy Evans
53. Solving for Ex by Leigh Ann Kopans
54. Devoured by Emily Snow
55. Tragic by J.A. Huss
56. Happenstance by Jamie McGuire
57. Infinity Unleashed (Valkyries: Soaring Raven's #2) by Sedona Venez
58. His Reverie (Reverie #1) by Monica Murphy
59. Scan (Scan #1) by Sarah Fine & Walter Jury
60. The Millionaire Affair (Love in the Balance #3) by Jessica Lemmon
61. The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner
62. Ruined by Jus Accardo
63. Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand
64. Rusty Nailed (Cocktail #2) by Alice Clayton
65. The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark #1) by Shana Abe
66. Scorched (Scorched #1) by Mari Mancusi
67. Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert
68. Tethered (A Birthright Novel #1) by Brandi Leigh Hall
69. The Warrior Heir (The Heir Chronicles #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
70. Sweet (True Believers #2) by Erin McCarthy
71. Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
72. Transfigured by Ava Zavora
73. The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing
74. Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood
75. Virgin (Virgin #1) by Radhika Sanghanu
76. Tempest  (Tempest #1) by Julie Cross
77. Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1) by Christina Lauren
78. Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa
79. Devada (Angels and Demons #1) by Tich Brewster
80. You Slay Me (Aisling Grey #1) by Katie MacAlister
81. Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano
82. Everblue (Mer Tales #1) by Brenda Pandos
83. Matched by Ally Condie
84. Trial by Fire (Worldwalker #1) by Josephine Angelini
85. Salt and Stone (Fire and Flood #2) by Victoria Scott
86. Cinderella’s Dress (Cinderella’s Dress #1) by Shonna Slayon
87. The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May
88. The 5TH Wave (The 5th Wave #1) by Rick Yancey
89. Defiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine
90. Zoey Rogue (Incubatti #1) by Lizzy Ford
91. Playing Dirty (Monkey Business #1) by C.L. Parker
92. Shattered Souls (Souls #1) by Mary Lindsey
93. Pushed (Sense of Thieves #2) by Corrine Jackson
94. Nevermore (Nevermore #1) by Kelly Creagh
95. Touch (Denzen #1) by Jus Accardo
96. Unspoken (Lynburn legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan
97. Scorched by Mari Mancusi
98. Altered (Altered #1) by Jennifer Rush
99. Doomed by Tracy Deebs
100. The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors
101. Stay with Me (Wait for Me #3) by J. Lynn
102. Bloodspell (The Cruentus Curse #1) by Amalie Howard
103. Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White
104. Reap (Scarred Souls #2) by Tillie Cole
105. Until Friday Night (The Field Party #1) by Abbi Glines
106. Eternal Eden (Eden Trilogy #1) by Nicole Williams
107. I’ll Be There (The Montgomery Brothers #6) by Samantha Chase
108. Dear Professor by Blaire Drake
109. Screwdriver (Cocktail #3) by Alice Clayton
110. Nothing Between Us (Loving on the Edge #7) by Roni Loren
111. Against the Wall by Jill Sorenson
112. A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
113. Prince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves #1) by Quinn Loftis
114. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
115. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
116. Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Snowalter
117. Unforgiven (Fallen #5) by Lauren Kate
118. Tempest Rising (Tempest #1) by Tracy Deebs
119. Last Years Mistake by Gina Ciocca 
120. Quarterback Draw (Play by Play #9) by Jaci Burton

As you can see I've come pretty close to finishing this challenge so I'm going to do what I did last year and update my list. I want to finish 20 books off this challenge.
1. The Registry by Shannon Stoker

2. The Peculiars by Maureen Boyle McGuerry
3. Origin by Jessica Khoury
4. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
5. Nameless by Lili St. Crow
6. I Am Malala By Malala Yousafzai
7. Pure by Julianna Baggott
8. Innocent Darkness (The Aether Chronicles #1) by Suzanne Lazear
9. Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting
10. Solving for Ex by Leigh Ann Kopans
11. Scan (Scan #1) by Sarah Fine & Walter Jury
12. Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert
13. Tethered (A Birthright Novel #1) by Brandi Leigh Hall
14. Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
15. The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing
16. Devada (Angels and Demons #1) by Tich Brewster
17. You Slay Me (Aisling Grey #1) by Katie MacAlister
18. Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano
19. Matched by Ally Condie
20.The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May
21. The 5TH Wave (The 5th Wave #1) by Rick Yancey
22. Doomed by Tracy Deebs
23. The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors
24. A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
25. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
26. Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter
27. Unforgiven (Fallen #5) by Lauren Kate
28. Tempest Rising (Tempest #1) by Tracy Deebs
29. Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca
30. Quarterback Draw (Play by Play #9) by Jaci Burton

31. The Leopard King (Ars Numina #1) by Ann Aguirre

32. A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole
33. Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
34. Nuts (Hudson Valley #1) by Alice Clayton
35. No Limits (Unlimited #1) by Lori Foster
36. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
37. Wicked In Your Arms by Sophie Jordan
38. Defy the Stars (Defy the Stars #1) by Claudia Gray
39. Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout
40. Off the Railed by Jill Sorenson
41. Ruined by Amy Tintera
42. Monday (Timeless #1) by E.L. Todd

43. The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren
44. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I had a goal to binge read through authors and books a couple years ago. The idea was to a bunch of books together and binge read them like a Netflix show. Like same author or books that are going to be movies or books about werewolves.

So last year one of my big goals was to finish all my open series. Sadly that didn't happen. I finished all but one, which is pretty awesome. However, I started some new series due to some reading challenges, which lead me to need to have a couple more open series than I intended. Anyway, that's my goal for this year. I combined my two not finished series challenge which had the Shade trilogy books left with the Harry Potter series. The books at the bottom are the ones






These are the books from my random pile that I didn't finish last year. I had 19 in total between the two piles and this year I want to finish these final 8 books.
These books mostly have other books to their series, but my hope is to be closer to getting these books off my TBR pile list.


My goal was to get to 80% last year.  I started this year with 70% and am now at 57%. Definitely not the direction I wanted to go, but this year I would get one book read and then sent 8 more at one time. It was insane and I really couldn't keep up. I have a plan for this year. I'm aiming to read 2 Netgalley books a month. That doesn't seem like a lot, but seriously when work and school pick up for me I don't want to be scrambling to get everything done and not have time for reviews and reading other things. So goal 2 books a month minimum. I have 286 books that have been approved and I've submitted 167 book reviews. I still want to get to 80%, but last year I took too much on and ended up not enjoying reading or blogging as much.


My last challenge of the 2018 year. I want to complete my writing notebook. I had one left at the end of 2017 and just didn't get around to finishing it. I write very small so one page on a notebook is about 2 and a half pages on a word document. It takes a lot of time. So that's my goal. I want to finally have my writings transferred into a word document.


What are your goals and reading challenges for the year? How do you set up your goals and challenges? How do you choose the books? Let me know in the comments. 
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