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Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 Reading Challenge Wrap-ups

This challenge is being hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair.

Level 1: 100 minimum

Read 97/100 books
CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
I came so close! But this is something for me to reach for in 2018.
  1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  2. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
  5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
  8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
  11. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
  12. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  13. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
  14. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
  15. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
  16. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  17. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
  18. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
  19. The Dinner by Herman Koch
  20. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  21. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
  22. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
  23. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
  24. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
  25. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
  26. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
  27. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
  28. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  29. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
  30. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
  31. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
  32. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
  33. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
  34. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
  35. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
  36. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
  37. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
  38. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
  39. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
  40. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
  41. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
  42. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  43. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
  44. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
  45. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
  46. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  47. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
  48. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
  49. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
  50. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
  51. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
  52. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
  53. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
  54. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
  55. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
  56. Final Girls by Riley Sager
  57. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  58. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
  59. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
  60. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
  61. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
  62. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
  63. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
  64. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  65. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
  66. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
  67. False Flag by John Altman
  68. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  69. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
  70. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
  71. It by Stephen King
  72. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  73. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  74. Slade House by David Mitchell
  75. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  76. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
  77. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  78. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
  79. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
  80. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
  81. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
  82. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
  83. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
  84. The Troop by Nick Cutter
  85. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  86. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
  87. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
  88. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  89. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  90. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
  91. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
  92. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
  93. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
  94. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  95. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)
  96. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
  97. A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George


This challenge is being hosted by Corinne @ Everyday Gyaan. I read 75 books in 2016, so I am aiming for:

Getting My Heart Rate Up: read 1–5 more books (or 250–1,499 more pages)

97/76 books read
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
  1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  2. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
  5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
  8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
  11. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
  12. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  13. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
  14. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
  15. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
  16. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  17. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
  18. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
  19. The Dinner by Herman Koch
  20. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  21. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
  22. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
  23. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
  24. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
  25. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
  26. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
  27. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
  28. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  29. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
  30. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
  31. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
  32. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
  33. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
  34. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
  35. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
  36. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
  37. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
  38. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
  39. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
  40. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
  41. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
  42. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  43. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
  44. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
  45. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
  46. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  47. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
  48. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
  49. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
  50. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
  51. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
  52. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
  53. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
  54. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
  55. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
  56. Final Girls by Riley Sager
  57. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  58. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
  59. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
  60. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
  61. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
  62. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
  63. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
  64. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  65. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
  66. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
  67. False Flag by John Altman
  68. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  69. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
  70. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
  71. It by Stephen King
  72. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  73. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  74. Slade House by David Mitchell
  75. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  76. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
  77. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  78. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
  79. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
  80. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
  81. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
  82. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
  83. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
  84. The Troop by Nick Cutter
  85. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  86. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
  87. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
  88. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  89. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  90. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
  91. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
  92. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
  93. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
  94. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  95. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)
  96. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
  97. A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George

This challenge is being hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair. I definitely read more books via audiobooks than traditional reading. I'm aiming for the lowest level:

Bonsai: Read 12,000 pages

I reached Shrub: Read 24,000 pages (actually read 30,898 pages; that is including the page count of printed versions of the audiobooks that I listened to)
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
  1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware [352 pages]
  2. Cut by Patricia McCormick [151 pages; total 503 pages]
  3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot[(370 pages; total 873 pages]
  4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1) [288 pages; total 1,161 pages]
  5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand [320 pages; total 1,481 pages]
  6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker [278 pages; total 1,759 pages]
  7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan [344 pages; total 2,103 pages]
  8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley [273 pages; total 2,376 pages]
  9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini [391 pages; total 2,767 pages]
  10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1) [400 pages; total 3,197 pages]
  11. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25) [294 pages; 3,491 pages]
  12. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins [529 pages; total 4,020 pages]
  13. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1) [420 pages; total 4,440 pages]
  14. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1) [156 pages; total 4,596 pages]
  15. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden [385 pages; total 4,981 pages]
  16. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe [8 pages; total 4,989 pages]
  17. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5) [100 pages; total 5,089 pages]
  18. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike [325 pages; total 5,414 pages]
  19. The Dinner by Herman Koch [292 pages; total 5,706 pages]
  20. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood [368 pages; total 6,074 pages]
  21. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard [368 pages; total 6,442 pages]
  22. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young [252 pages; total 6,694 pages]
  23. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe [304 pages; total 6,998 pages]
  24. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub [320 pages; total 7,318 pages]
  25. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1) [287 pages; total 7,605 pages]
  26. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2) [448 pages; total 8,053 pages]
  27. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson [372 pages; total 8,425 pages]
  28. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson [144 pages; total 8,569 pages]
  29. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone [320 pages; total 8,889 pages]
  30. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1) [358 pages; total 9,247 pages]
  31. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow  [272 pages; total 9,519 pages]
  32. The Elementals by Michael McDowell [292 pages; total 9,811 pages]
  33. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1) [318 pages; total 10,129 pages]
  34. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3) [287 pages; total 10,416 pages]
  35. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5) [106 pages; total 10,522 pages]
  36. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland [372 pages; total 10,894 pages]
  37. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1) [384 pages; total 11,278 pages]
  38. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn [250 pages; total 11,528 pages]
  39. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1) [443 pages; total 11,971 pages]
  40. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17) [298 pages; total 12,269 pages]
  41. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1) 260 pages; total 12,529 pages]
  42. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins [325 pages; total 12,854 pages]
  43. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson [369 pages; total 13,223 pages]
  44. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1) [268 pages; total 13,491 pages]
  45. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1) [282 pages; total 13,773 pages]
  46. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven [378 pages; total 14,151 pages]
  47. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3) [448 pages; total 14,599 pages]
  48. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2) (Oz, Book #2) [192 pages; total 14,791pages]
  49. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1) [416 pages; total 15,207 pages]
  50. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper [260 pages; total 15,467 pages]
  51. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2) [357 pages; total 15,824 pages]
  52. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy [352 pages; total 16,176 pages]
  53. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon [336 pages; total 16,512 pages]
  54. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2) [368 pages; total 16,880 pages]
  55. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1) [128 pages; total 17,008 pages]
  56. Final Girls by Riley Sager [342 pages; total 17,350 pages]
  57. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins [386 pages; total 17,736 pages]
  58. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber [269 pages; total 18,005 pages]
  59. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2) [277 pages; total 18,282 pages]
  60. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)  [290 pages; total 18,572 pages]
  61. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper [384 pages; total 18,956 pages]
  62. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2) [459 pages; total 19,415 pages]
  63. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck [304 pages; total 19,719 pages]
  64. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15) [525 pages; total 19,940 pages]
  65. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2) [304 pages; total 20,244 pages]
  66. Possess by Gretchen McNeil [382 pages; total 20,626 pages]
  67. False Flag by John Altman [364 pages; total 20,990 pages]
  68. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed [315 pages; total 21,305 pages]
  69. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2) [398 pages; total 21,703 pages]
  70. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4 [416 pages; total 22,119 pages]
  71. It by Stephen King (1,116 pages; total 23,235 pages]
  72. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins [289 pages; total 23,524 pages]
  73. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware [352 pages; total 23,876 pages]
  74. Slade House by David Mitchell [238 pages; total 24,114 pages]
  75. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [121 pages; total 24,235 pages]
  76. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1 [384 pages; total 24,619 pages]
  77. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs [336 pages; total 24,955 pages]
  78. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco [246 pages; total 25,201 pages]
  79. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick [288 pages; total 25,489 pages]
  80. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1) [450 pages; total 25,939 pages]
  81. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber [224 pages; total 26,163 pages]
  82. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright [149 pages; total 26,312 pages]
  83. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright [20 pages; total 26,332 pages]
  84. The Troop by Nick Cutter [520 pages; total 26,852 pages]
  85. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak [368 pages; total 27,220 pages]
  86. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham [224 pages; total 27,444 pages]
  87. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks [208 pages; total 27,652 pages]
  88. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield [416 pages; total 28,068 pages]
  89. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty [512 pages; total 28,580 pages]
  90. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips [288 pages; total 28,868 pages]
  91. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2) [312 pages; total 29,180 pages]
  92. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1) [288 pages; total 29,468 pages]
  93. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5) [288 pages; total 29,756 pages]
  94. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel [246 pages; total 30,002 pages]
  95. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1) [262 pages; total 30,264 pages]
  96. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett [202 pages; total 30,466 pages]
  97. A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George [432 pages; total 30,898 pages]

This challenge is being hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is the level that I am aiming for:

My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+

60/30 audiobooks
Level reached: Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+
  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  2. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  3. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  4. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  6. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
  7. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
  8. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
  9. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
  11. The Dinner by Herman Koch
  12. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  13. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
  14. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
  15. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
  16. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
  18. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
  19. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
  20. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
  21. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
  22. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
  23. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
  24. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
  25. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  26. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
  27. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
  28. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  29. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
  30. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
  31. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
  32. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
  33. Final Girls by Riley Sager
  34. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  35. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
  36. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
  37. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
  38. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
  39. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  40. False Flag by John Altman
  41. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  42. It by Stephen King
  43. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  44. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  45. Slade House by David Mitchell
  46. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  47. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  48. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
  49. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
  50. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
  51. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
  52. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
  53. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  54. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  55. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  56. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
  57. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
  58. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
  59. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)
  60. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett

This challenge is being hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair. I definitely read more books via audio than traditional reading, so here is what I am aiming for:

Megabyte – 25 books

60/25 audiobooks
Level reached: Gigabyte – 50 books
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  2. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  3. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  4. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  6. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
  7. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
  8. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
  9. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
  11. The Dinner by Herman Koch
  12. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  13. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
  14. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
  15. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
  16. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
  18. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
  19. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
  20. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
  21. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
  22. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
  23. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
  24. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
  25. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  26. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
  27. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
  28. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  29. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
  30. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
  31. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
  32. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
  33. Final Girls by Riley Sager
  34. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  35. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
  36. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
  37. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
  38. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
  39. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  40. False Flag by John Altman
  41. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  42. It by Stephen King
  43. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  44. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  45. Slade House by David Mitchell
  46. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  47. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  48. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
  49. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
  50. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
  51. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
  52. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
  53. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  54. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  55. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  56. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
  57. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
  58. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
  59. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)
  60. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett

This challenge is being hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair. I never read e-books, although I have a Kobo and two Kindles! And, yes, I have a plethora of e-books on both. I'm aiming for the lowest level here:

Bit – 1 book

1/1 ebook read
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
  1. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland


2017 Chubby Chunkster Challenge

This challenge is being hosted by Romance Readers Reading Challenges over on Goodreads. This challenge is for those books that are over 450 pages. My goal is:


Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - This option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 5 Chunksters over the remainder of the year.

7/5 chubby chunksters read
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

  1. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  2. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
  3. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  4. It by Stephen King
  5. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
  6. The Troop by Nick Cutter
  7. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


This challenge is being hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup. This is for all those review copies that you received but haven't reviewed yet that is 4+ months past due! There are no set levels, so you choose your own. I am aiming for:

Read four books from my review pile

14/4 past due review books read
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
  1. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  2. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
  3. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
  4. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
  5. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
  6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  7. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
  8. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
  9. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  10. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  11. False Flag by John Altman
  12. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  13. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  14. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

This challenge is being hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. I rarely read debut books, so my goal will be the same as for 2016:

Read one MG/YA/NA debut

1/1 MG/YA/NA debut read
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

Helpful Links:
  1. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)

This challenge is being hosted by Valentina @ Peek a Book. Here is the level that I am aiming for:

Level 4: WONDER WOMAN - read 20+ books written by a woman author

65/20 books read by a woman author
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
  1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  2. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  4. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  5. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  6. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
  7. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  8. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
  9. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  10. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
  11. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
  12. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
  13. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
  14. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  15. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
  16. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
  17. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
  18. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
  19. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
  20. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
  21. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
  22. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
  23. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
  24. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
  25. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
  26. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
  27. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
  28. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  29. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
  30. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
  31. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
  32. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  33. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
  34. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
  35. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
  36. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
  37. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
  38. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  39. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
  40. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
  41. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
  42. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
  43. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  44. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
  45. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  46. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
  47. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
  48. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  49. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  50. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
  51. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  52. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
  53. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
  54. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  55. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
  56. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
  57. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  58. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  59. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
  60. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
  61. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
  62. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
  63. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  64. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)
  65. A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George


    This challenge is being hosted by Michelle @ Gather Together and Read. You pick a book on your shelf and then count out 12 books and read one book a month, in order backwards or forwards, or you can choose to use a List Randomizer to pick the order for you which is the way that I've chosen.

    Here is the stack:




    There are couple of books in there that are second books in a series that I haven't read yet, and I have both first books on audio so I will have to listen to those audiobooks first!

    7/14 books read from my TBR shelf
    CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!

    1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
    2. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
    3. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
    4. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
    5. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
    6. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
    7. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)

    This challenge is being hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block. The challenge level that I am signing up for is:

    Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s

    35/12 books from my TBR pile
    Level reached: Mount Blanc (24 books from my TBR pile)
    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

    1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
    2. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
    3. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
    4. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
    5. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    6. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
    7. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
    8. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
    9. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
    10. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    11. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
    12. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
    13. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
    14. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
    15. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
    16. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
    17. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
    18. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
    19. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
    20. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
    21. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
    22. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
    23. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
    24. It by Stephen King
    25. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    26. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
    27. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
    28. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
    29. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
    30. The Troop by Nick Cutter
    31. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
    32. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    33. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
    34. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
    35. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett


    This challenge is being hosted by Sarah @ The YA Book Traveler.

    To read a minimum of 1 book per month that is currently published (no arcs with future dates)


    35/12 TBR books read
    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


    1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
    2. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
    3. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
    4. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
    5. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    6. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
    7. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
    8. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
    9. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
    10. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    11. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
    12. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
    13. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
    14. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
    15. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
    16. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
    17. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
    18. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
    19. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
    20. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
    21. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
    22. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
    23. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
    24. It by Stephen King
    25. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    26. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
    27. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
    28. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
    29. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
    30. The Troop by Nick Cutter
    31. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
    32. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    33. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
    34. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
    35. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett

    This challenge is being hosted by Angel's Guilty Pleasures and Bea's Book Nook. I'm a huge advocate of utilizing our local public libraries. Did you know that requesting books by inter-library loan increases the circulation in your neighbourhood branch? Last year a couple of branches closed in our city, but my neighbourhood actually got a brand-new, bigger library! Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

    Thrifty Reader: read 24 library books


    29/24 library books read
    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


    1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    2. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
    3. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
    4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    5. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
    6. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
    7. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
    8. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
    9. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
    10. The Dinner by Herman Koch
    11. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
    12. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
    13. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
    14. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
    15. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
    16. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
    17. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
    18. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
    19. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
    20. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
    21. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
    22. Slade House by David Mitchell
    23. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
    24. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
    25. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
    26. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
    27. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
    28. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)
    29. A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George


    This challenge is being hosted by Austine @ Novel Knight. We are supposed to pick our own level and include a list of books on our TBR (we can change this if need be).


    I have so many series that I've started but never finished. I will continue on with my 2016 goal, which is to try to finish off more series that are on my TBR! I want to read 12 books from my TBR pile.

    74/12 backlist books read
    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

    1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
    2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    3. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
    4. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
    5. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
    6. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
    7. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
    8. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    9. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
    10. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
    11. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
    12. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
    13. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
    14. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
    15. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
    16. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
    17. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
    18. The Dinner by Herman Koch
    19. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    20. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
    21. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
    22. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
    23. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
    24. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    25. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
    26. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
    27. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
    28. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
    29. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
    30. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
    31. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
    32. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
    33. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
    34. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
    35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    36. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
    37. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
    38. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    39. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
    40. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
    41. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
    42. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
    43. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
    44. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
    45. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
    46. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
    47. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
    48. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
    49. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
    50. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
    51. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
    52. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
    53. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
    54. It by Stephen King
    55. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
    56. Slade House by David Mitchell
    57. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    58. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
    59. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
    60. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
    61. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
    62. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
    63. The Troop by Nick Cutter
    64. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
    65. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
    66. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    67. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    68. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
    69. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
    70. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
    71. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
    72. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)
    73. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
    74. A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George


    This challenge is being hosted by Lark @ The Bookwyrm's HoardWe are supposed to pick our own level; books must be published BEFORE 2016.

    I have so many series that I've started but never finished. I will continue on with my 2016 goal, which is to try to finish off more series that are on my TBR! I want to read 12 backlist books from my TBR pile.

    70/12 backlist books from my TBR pile
    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

    1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
    2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    3. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
    4. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
    5. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
    6. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
    7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    8. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
    9. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
    10. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
    11. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
    12. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
    13. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
    14. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
    15. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
    16. The Dinner by Herman Koch
    17. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    18. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
    19. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
    20. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
    21. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
    22. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    23. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
    24. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
    25. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
    26. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
    27. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
    28. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
    29. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
    30. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
    31. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
    32. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
    33. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    34. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
    35. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
    36. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    37. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
    38. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
    39. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
    40. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
    41. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
    42. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
    43. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
    44. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
    45. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
    46. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
    47. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
    48. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
    49. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
    50. It by Stephen King
    51. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
    52. Slade House by David Mitchell
    53. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    54. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
    55. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
    56. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
    57. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
    58. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
    59. The Troop by Nick Cutter
    60. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
    61. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
    62. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    63. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    64. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
    65. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
    66. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
    67. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
    68. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)
    69. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
    70. A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George



    This challenge is being hosted by Sophia Rose at Delighted Reader. I have a few LONG series that I want to start. There are no formal challenge levels, so my goal is:

    Read at least five books in one romance series

    4/5 books read in one romance series
    CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!


    This challenge is being hosted by Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know and Holly @ Words Fueled by Love. One of my goals for 2016 was to try to get back to those series that I haven't finished! In 2016, I finished three series and I'm hoping to knock some more off my TBR mountain! The level that I am aiming for is:

    Level 1: Finish 1 – 5 series


    2 series finished
    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
    1. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
    2. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)





    Duration: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017


    6/21 books read
    CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!

    Level 7: Night Huntress Universe series by Jeaniene Frost

    1. Reckoning
    2. Halfway to the Grave 
    3. Happily Never After
    4. One Foot in the Grave
    5. At Grave's End
    6. Devil to Pay
    7. Destined for an Early Grave

    Reckoning (Night Huntress, #0.5) by Jeaniene Frost Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Happily Never After (Night Huntress, #1.5) by Jeaniene Frost One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost Devil to Pay (Night Huntress, #3.5) by Jeaniene Frost Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost


    Level 6: Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton:

    1. The Blood of an Englishman
    2. Dishing the Dirt
    3. Agatha Raisin Pushing up Daisies
    4. Agatha's First Case
    5. Agatha Raisin: Hell's Bells
    6. Christmas Crumble: An Agatha Raisin Short Story

    The Blood of an Englishman (Agatha Raisin, #25) by M.C. Beaton Dishing the Dirt (Agatha Raisin, #26) by M.C. Beaton Agatha Raisin Pushing up Daisies (Agatha Raisin, #27) by M.C. Beaton Agatha's First Case (Agatha Raisin Mysteries) by M.C. Beaton Agatha Raisin Hell's Bells by M.C. Beaton Christmas Crumble An Agatha Raisin Short Story by M.C. Beaton


    Level 5: Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs:

    1. Iron Kissed
    2. Bone Crossed
    3. Silver Borne
    4. River Marked
    5. Frost Burned

    Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) by Patricia Briggs


    Level 4: The Others series by Anne Bishop:

    1. Murder of Crows
    2. Vision in Silver
    3. Marked in Flesh
    4. Etched in Bone

    Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne Bishop Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne Bishop


    Level 3: Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor:

    1. Days of Blood & Starlight
    2. Night of Cake & Puppets
    3. Dreams of Gods & Monsters

    Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2.5) by Laini Taylor Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3) by Laini Taylor


    Level 2: The Chemical Garden series by Lauren DeStefano:

    1. The Seeds of Wither
    2. Sever

    The Seeds of Wither (The Chemical Garden #1.5) by Lauren DeStefano Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3) by Lauren DeStefano


    Level 1: Everneath series by Brodi Ashton:

    1. Evertrue

    Evertrue (Everneath, #3) by Brodi Ashton





      1. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
      2. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
      3. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
      4. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
      5. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
      6. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)






      This challenge is being hosted by Alison @ Uncertain Somewhere. Any book in a series counts. Here is the level that I'm aiming for:


      Seriously Committed: 25 books read (that's 1 book every 2 weeks)

      37/25 books read
      CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


      1. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
      2. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
      3. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
      4. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      5. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      6. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
      7. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
      8. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
      9. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
      10. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
      11. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
      12. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
      13. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
      14. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
      15. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
      16. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
      17. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
      18. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
      19. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
      20. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
      21. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
      22. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
      23. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
      24. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
      25. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
      26. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
      27. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
      28. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
      29. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
      30. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
      31. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
      32. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
      33. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
      34. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
      35. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
      36. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
      37. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)



      This challenge is being hosted by Jackie @ Literary Escapism. Here is the goal that I am aiming for:

      Read 25 new authors in 2017

      68/25 new authors read in 2017
      CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


      1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
      2. Cut by Patricia McCormick
      3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
      5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
      6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
      7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
      9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
      10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
      11. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      12. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      13. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
      14. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
      15. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike 
      16. The Dinner by Herman Koch 
      17. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 
      18. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard 
      19. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young  
      20. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe 
      21. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
      22. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
      23. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
      24. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
      25. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
      26. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
      27. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
      28. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
      29. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
      30. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
      31. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
      32. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
      33. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
      34. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
      35. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
      36. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
      37. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
      38. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
      39. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
      40. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
      41. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
      42. Final Girls by Riley Sager
      43. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
      44. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
      45. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
      46. False Flag by John Altman
      47. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
      48. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
      49. Slade House by David Mitchell
      50. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
      51. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
      52. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
      53. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
      54. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
      55. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
      56. The Troop by Nick Cutter
      57. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
      58. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
      59. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
      60. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
      61. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
      62. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
      63. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
      64. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
      65. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
      66. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)
      67. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
      68. A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George




      This challenge is being hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup. Here's what counts:

      Anything "new" to you. For example...

      --First time reading an author
      --first book in a series
      --first book you've read from a series (doesn't have to be book one)
      --first time trying a genre/subgenre
      --a debut book from an author (even if you've read them before)

      To complete the challenge you need to read 12 books minimum.

      71/12 "new to me" books read
      CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
      1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware [new author]
      2. Cut by Patricia McCormick [new author; debut book]
      3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot [new author; debut book]
      4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1) [new author; first book in a series]
      5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand (new author)
      6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker (new author)
      7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (new author)
      8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley [new author]
      9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini [new author]
      10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      11. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins [new author]
      12. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      13. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1) [first book in a series]
      14. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden [new author]
      15. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5) [new author; new series]
      16. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike [new author]
      17. The Dinner by Herman Koch [new author]
      18. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood [new author]
      19. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard [new author]
      20. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young  [new author]
      21. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe [new author]
      22. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub  [new author]
      23. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1) [new author]
      24. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson [new author]
      25. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone [new author; new series]
      26. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow [new author]
      27. The Elementals by Michael McDowell [new author]
      28. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      29. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland [new author]
      30. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      31. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn  [new author]
      32. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      33. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17) [new author; new series]
      34. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins [new author]
      36. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      37. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      38. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven [new author]
      39. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      40. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper [new author]
      41. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy [new author]
      42. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon [new author]
      43. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1) [new series]
      44. Final Girls by Riley Sager [new author]
      45. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper [new author]
      46. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck [new author]
      47. Possess by Gretchen McNeil [new author]
      48. False Flag by John Altman [new author]
      49. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed [new author]
      50. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins [new author]
      51. Slade House by David Mitchell [new author]
      52. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [new author]
      53. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      54. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs [new author]
      55. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco [new author]
      56. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick [new author]
      57. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1) [new series]
      58. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright [new author]
      59. The Troop by Nick Cutter [new author]
      60. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak [new author]
      61. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks [new author]
      62. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield [new author]
      63. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty [new author]
      64. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips [new author]
      65. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2) [new author; new series]
      66. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      67. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5) [new author; new series]
      68. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel [new author]
      69. Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      70. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett [new author]
      71. A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George [new author; new series]


      This challenge is being hosted by Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews. I have so many books on my TBR mountain that I rarely read books the same year that they are released, so here is what I am aiming for:

      1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie

      22 new releases read
      CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
      1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
      2. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
      3. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
      4. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
      5. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
      6. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
      7. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
      8. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
      9. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
      10. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
      11. Final Girls by Riley Sager
      12. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
      13. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
      14. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
      15. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
      16. False Flag by John Altman
      17. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
      18. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
      19. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
      20. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
      21. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
      22. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
      This challenge is being hosted by Natalya at The Island Reader. There are 17 tasks. Here's the list:



      11/17 TASKS COMPLETED
      CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
      1. A BOOK OVER 500 PAGES: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      2. A BOOK THAT WAS ADAPTED INTO A TV SHOW [Emerald City]: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      3. A BOOK THAT'S UNDER 100 PAGES: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
      4. A ROMANCE SERIES THAT HAS AT LEAST THREE BOOKS: (A) Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5); (B) Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1); (C) Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5); (D) One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
      5. A BOOK THAT HAS A GREEN COVER: Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
      6. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM SOMEONE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
      7. A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE YOU FOLLOW ON TWITTER (Kimberly): Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
      8. A BOOK SET IN THE CARIBBEAN (MAIN CHARACTER TAKES A TRIP TO ST. LUCIA): Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
      9. A BOOK FROM OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
      10. A BOOK THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU CRY: Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
      11. A HISTORICAL ROMANCE BY A PERSON OF COLOR: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
      12. A BOOK PUBLISHED A DECADE AFTER YOU WERE BORN
      13. A BOOK PUBLISHED THE YEAR THAT YOU WERE BORN
      14. A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
      15. THE FIRST BOOK YOU SEE WHEN YOU WALK INTO A BOOKSTORE
      16. A BOOK ABOUT FINANCE
      17. A BOOK WRITTEN BY A CELEBRITY




        Fellow bibliophiles, start prepping your book lists, because the 2017 POPSUGAR reading challenge is here — with a new twist! For 2017's challenge, there are 40 book prompts to help diversify and expand your reading in the new year, PLUS an "advanced" section with 12 books for hardcore readers who complete the challenge before the year is over. That's a book a week for the overachievers out there! Not that you have to read all 52 books — the idea is just to have fun with it.



        There is a Goodreads group that you can join to share your progress updates and get recommendations for the categories. 


        34/40 regular tasks completed
        9/12 advanced tasks completed
        43/52 tasks completed in all
        CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
        1. A book involving travel: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
        2. A book written by someone you admire: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
        3. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas (Thanksgiving): Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
        4. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read (biography): Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
        5. A book from a nonhuman perspective: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
        6. A book with a red spine: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
        7. A book with a title that’s a character’s name: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
        8. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
        9. A book involving a mythical creature: White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
        10. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited [England]: 
        11. A book that's been on your TBR for way too long: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
        12. A book you loved as a child: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
        13. A book with an unreliable narrator: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
        14. A book by a person of color: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
        15. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017: The Dinner by Herman Koch
        16. A book about an interesting woman: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
        17. A book set in the wilderness: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
        18. A book by or about a person who has a disability: Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
        19. A book that’s published in 2017: Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
        20. The first book in a series you haven’t read before: Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)

        21. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym [this author's real name is Alexi Zentner]: The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
        22. A book set in two different time periods: Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
        23. A book recommended by a librarian (from my local library): The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

        24. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile: The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
        25. A book with pictures: Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
        26. An espionage thriller: False Flag by John Altman
        27. A book set in a hotel: The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
        28. A novel set during wartime: Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
        29. A book that is a story within a story: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
        30. A book with multiple authors: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
        31. A book about food: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
        32. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
        33. A book with a cat on the cover
        34. A book with career advice
        35. A steampunk novel
        36. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
        37. A book you bought on a trip

        ADVANCED:
        1. A book about a difficult topic: Cut by Patricia McCormick
        2. A book based on mythology: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
        3. A book with an eccentric character: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
        4. A book recommended by an author you love (recommended by Stephen King): The Elementals by Michael McDowell
        5. A book with a family member term in the title: Final Girls by Riley Sager
        6. A bestseller from 2016: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
        7. A book you got from a used book sale: Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
        8. A book that’s more than 800 pages: It by Stephen King
        9. A book that takes place over a character’s life span: Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
        10. A book about an immigrant or a refugee
        11. A book from a genre/sub-genre that you’ve never heard of
        12. A book that’s been mentioned in another book



        This challenge is being hosted by Book Riot. It's another challenge list, and there is a Goodreads group for book recommendations.

        Don’t just read… Read Harder!
        I’ve linked to previous Book Riot posts, Goodreads lists, or other resources* that might help you find books to fit each task. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for more Book Riot posts to help you complete your Challenge (especially for tasks that don’t have any links).

        12/24 tasks completed
        CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
        1. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your countryCut by Patricia McCormick
        2. Read a debut novelThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
        3. Read a book about warUnbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
        4. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location
        5. Read a fantasy novelA Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
        6. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
        7. Read a book about sportsFast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
        8. Read a book you’ve read beforeThe Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
        9. Read a travel memoirWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
        10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your locationQueen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
        11. Read a book about booksThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
        12. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
        13. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
        14. Read an all-ages comic.
        15. Read a nonfiction book about technology.
        16. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
        17. Read a classic by an author of color.
        18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
        19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey (From Daniel José Older, author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and YA novel Shadowshaper)
        20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel (From Sarah MacLean, author of ten bestselling historical romance novels)
        21. Read a book published by a micropress. (From Roxane Gay, bestselling author of AyitiAn Untamed StateBad Feminist, Marvel’s World of Wakanda, and the forthcoming Hunger and Difficult Women)
        22. Read a collection of stories by a woman. (From Celeste Ng, author Everything I Never Told You and the forthcoming Little Fires Everywhere)
        23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. (From Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the Esa Khattak/Rachel Getty mystery series, including The Unquiet DeadThe Language of Secrets, and the forthcoming Among the Ruins)
        24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color. (From Jacqueline Koyanagi, author of sci-fi novel Ascension)
        Finished your 2016 Challenge tasks? Don’t forget to take a picture of your completed list, email it to readharder@bookriot.com by Dec. 31st, and get a 30% discount at the Book Riot store!

        *Lists (especially Goodreads lists, which are user-created) may not fit the challenge requirements. Double check any book you’re using, just to make sure.


        This challenge is being hosted by Kim and Tanya @ Girlxoxo.
        Welcome  to the 2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge! For this challenge, each month is assigned a motif or theme. Your task is to read one book per month that fits in with the assigned motifs…
        JANUARY – Diversify Your Reading
        Kick the reading year off right and shake things up. Read a book with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own.
        FEBRUARY – Undercover Thriller
        Read a book involving spies, detectives, private investigators, or a character in disguise.
        MARCH – Time Traveler
        Read a book set in a different dimension, a book in which time travel is involved or a dystopian or science fiction book where reality looks very different than what we’re used to.
        APRIL – Award Winners
        Read a book that has won a literary award or a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community.
        MAY – Book to Movie or Audio
        Read a book that has a movie based off of it. For an extra challenge, see the movie or listen to the audio book as well.
        JUNE – Destination Unknown
        Read a book in which the character(s) take a trip, travel somewhere, go on a quest, or find themselves on a journey toward something.
        JULY – Believe the Unbelievable
        This month it’s all about fantasy. Epic fantasy, urban fantasy, fairytales, magic, etc.
        AUGUST – Seasons, Elements, & Weather
        Read a book in which the season, the elements, or the weather plays a role in the story.
        SEPTEMBER – Creepy, Chilling, & Frightful
        Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal hauntings, murder mysteries, weird and scary creatures- it’s up to you!
        OCTOBER– Games, Challenges, & Contests
        Read a book that involves a game of some sort. Video games, war games, psychological mess-with-your-mind games, characters who participate in a contest, or a story in which the character takes on a challenge.
        NOVEMBER – Last Chance
        Read a book you’ve been meaning to get to all year but haven’t yet or read the last book in a series you started.
        DECEMBER – Picking Favorites
        Read a book by one of your favorite authors or read a book that Girlxoxo has recommended this year.

        Below is a participation linky. Please use it to sign up and/or link up to your Monthly Motif Introduction blog post. If you don’t write a blog, link up to your Goodreads profile page.
        The Nuts and Bolts – IMPORTANT!
        On the first of each month we’ll be checking in with you and putting up a new linky for you to link your reviews for that month to. You will have until the 10th of the next month to add your link. After that the linky will be closed. You can find our latest Monthly Motif post in the blog sidebar.

        12/12 monthly motif tasks completed!
        CHALLENGE COMPLETED!
        1. JANUARY (Diversify Your Reading): The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
        2. FEBRUARY (Undercover Thriller): White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
        3. MARCH (Time Traveller): The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
        4. APRIL (Award Winner): Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
        5. MAY (Book to Movie or Audio): The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
        6. JUNE (Destination Unknown - Read a book in which a character goes on a quest): Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
        7. JULY (BELIEVE THE UNBELIEVABLE - URBAN FANTASY): One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
        8. AUGUST (SEASONS, ELEMENTS AND WEATHER): Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
        9. SEPTEMBER (CREEPY, CHILLING, AND FRIGHTFUL): Possess by Gretchen McNeil
        10. OCTOBER (GAMES, CHALLENGES, AND CONTENTS): Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
        11. NOVEMBER (LAST CHANCE): The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
        12. DECEMBER (PICKING FAVORITES): A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George



          This challenge is being hosted by Bruce @ The Bookshelf Gargoyle. Read one book from each of the following categories:

          1. A book with a word of phrase relating to wildness in the title – any interpretation of the word “wild” is acceptable (eg: The Call of the Wild, Angry Aztecs, Crazy for You; An Untamed State)
          2. A book with a species of bird (or the word “bird”) in the title: (eg: The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Thorn Birds, Turkey: A Modern History)
          3. A book with an exotic or far-flung location in the title – fantasy and mythical locations are acceptable (eg: Paradise Lost, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Atlantis Rising)
          4.  A book with an object you might hunt for in the title (eg: Treasure Island, One for the Money, The History of Love, Dreams from my Father, A Monster Calls, All the Answers)
          5. A book with a synonym for chase in the title (or its derivatives: chasing, chased, etc) (eg: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Follow the River, Man’s Search for Meaning, The Night Stalker)
          6.  A book with a means of transport in the title (eg: If I Built a CarWalk Two Moons, The Girl on the Train)
          7.  A book with an object you might take on a search or hunt in the title (eg: The Golden Compass, The Map to Everywhere, Water for Elephants, Team of Rivals )

          5/7 tasks completed
          CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
          1. A BOOK WITH AN OBJECT YOU MIGHT HUNT FOR IN THE TITLE: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25) [you could hunt for BLOOD or an ENGLISHMAN, LOL!!)
          2. A BOOK WITH AN EXOTIC OR FAR-FLUNG LOCATION IN THE TITLE (FANTASY AND MYTHICAL LOCATIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE): The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
          3. A BOOK WITH AN OBJECT THAT YOU MIGHT TAKE ON A SEARCH OR HUNT IN THE TITLE: The Dinner by Herman Koch
          4. A BOOK WITH A MEANS OF TRANSPORT IN THE TITLE: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
          5. A BOOK WITH A WORD OR PHRASE RELATING TO WILDNESS IN THE TITLE:  Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)




          This challenge is being hosted by Kathryn Book Date. You need to complete each square of the BINGO card:


          Book about books.  This can be fiction or non-fiction. It can be anything for example where the setting is a book shop for example. 

          Not really for you.  This can be a kind of book you don't usually read, or it could be one you just DNF, or one you just didn't enjoy that much.

          Diversity.  Think ethnic, cultural, religious, and gender diversity and you may come up with something you think of as well, as the list is basic.  But it must be somehow quite different to you. 

          Book from a list.   There are heaps of lists out there, from bestsellers to numerous Goodreads ones.


          *Authors  UK/European author reads   UK or European author. 


          *Size Word in Title   e.g small, little, tiny, huge, large, big, mini....etc. 

          24/25 TASKS COMPLETED
          CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
          1. 2017 PUBLISHED: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
          2. DEBUT BOOK: Cut by Patricia McCormick
          3. DIVERSITY BOOK: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
          4. PAGE TURNER: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
          5. NON FICTION: Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
          6. MIDDLE GRADE BOOK: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
          7. ON TBR FOR TWO+ YEARS: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
          8. NOT REALLY FOR YOU: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
          9. AWARD WINNER: 
          10. UK/EUROPEAN AUTHOR: White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
          11. BACKLIST BOOK FROM A FAVORITE AUTHOR: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
          12. MORE THAN 500 PAGES: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
          13. ATTRACTIVE COVER: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
          14. BOOK FROM CHILDHOOD: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
          15. BOOK FROM A LIST (2015 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD NOMINEE FOR HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY): Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
          16. PUBLISHED PRE 2000: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
          17. USA/CANADIAN AUTHOR: Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
          18. BORROWED: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
          19. FOOD ON COVER OR TITLE: The Dinner by Herman Koch
          20. TWO WORDED TITLE: 
          21. COZY MYSTERY: Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
          22. BOOK ABOUT BOOKS: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
          23. AUSTRALIAN/NZ AUTHOR: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
          24. MYSTERY/THRILLER (EXCHANGED FOR WESTERN): Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
          25. SIZE WORD IN THE TITLE:

          The GWB 2017 Book Bingo

          This challenge is being hosted by The Grand World of Book Reviews. Read a book for each square!



          22/24 tasks completed
          CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
          1. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE FALL: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
          2. A BANNED BOOK: Cut by Patricia McCormick
          3. A BOOK THAT IS BECOMING A MOVIE IN 2017: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
          4. A LIBRARY BOOK: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
          5. A BOOK THAT IS MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
          6. A BOOK ABOUT A DIFFERENT CULTURE: 
          7. A BOOK OVER 500 PAGES LONG: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
          8. A DEBUT NOVEL: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
          9. A BOOK THAT BROUGHT YOU JOY: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
          10. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN WINTER: Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
          11. A BOOK THAT WAS TRANSLATED TO ENGLISH: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
          12. A BOOK ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS: The Dinner by Herman Koch
          13. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN SUMMER: 
          14. A POPULAR AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
          15. A BOOK THAT WAS PUBLISHED IN 2017: Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
          16. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE SPRING: 
          17. MOST RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR PILE: Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
          18. A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR YOU HAVE MET [NOT IN PERSON, BUT I INTERVIEWED HIM ONLINE]: Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
          19. THE COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR (PURPLE): Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
          20. THE LAST BOOK IN A SERIES OR TRILOGY: Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
          21. A GRAPHIC NOVEL: Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
          22. A BOOK BASED ON A FAIRY TALE: Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
          23. A BOOK OF POETRY:
          24. A BOOK YOU HAD TO READ IN HIGH SCHOOL:


          This challenge is being hosted by Better World Books. It's another BINGO card!


          20/24 tasks completed
          CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
          1. A BOOK SET IN A PLACE YOU WANT TO VISIT (London/Norwegian Fjords): The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
          2. A BANNED BOOK: Cut by Patricia McCormick
          3. A BOOK THAT IS BECOMING A MOVIE IN 2017: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
          4. A BOOK SET IN ASIA (Japan): Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
          5. A BOOK YOU PICKED BASED ON ITS COVER: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
          6. A BOOK BY A FEMALE WRITER: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
          7. A BOOK THAT'S MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
          8. A BOOK BY A PERSON OF COLOR: 
          9. A BOOK WITH A COLOR IN THE TITLE: White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
          10. A BOOK OVER 400 PAGES: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
          11. A FANTASY NOVEL: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
          12. A BOOK WITH A CHILD NARRATOR: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
          13. A BOOK ABOUT AN HISTORICAL EVENT (HOLOCAUST): Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
          14. A BOOK UNDER 200 PAGES: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
          15. A BOOK TRANSLATED FROM ANOTHER LANGUAGE: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
          16. A BOOK THAT'S BEEN ADAPTED INTO A MOVIE (BONUS: WATCH THE MOVIE AND COMPARE): The Dinner by Herman Koch
          17. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN A FOREST: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
          18. A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL: Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
          19. A ROMANCE THAT TAKES PLACE DURING TRAVEL (they fall in love in Spain): Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
          20. A NONFICTION BOOK ABOUT NATURE: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
          21. A BOOK BASED ON A FAIRYTALE: Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
          22. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER:
          23. A BOOK OF POETRY:
          24. A BOOK ABOUT IMMIGRANTS:

          This challenge is being hosted by Hannah @ Broc's Bookcase. I love challenges like this! Here are the details:

          • If you read more than one book for a specific challenge then you can earn ‘Shelves’ (kind of like houses in Monopoly). If you collect 3 Shelves for any one challenge then you earn yourself a Bookcase! This will give you more chance to win something in the giveaways throughout the year!
          • There are 4 boxes on the board marked with large question marks. These are Chance Challenges and the tasks are a mystery! One Chance will be unveiled in February, May, August and November and you will have just 5 days to complete the task!

          I will aim to complete a shelf (one book) for each square.

          CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

          Here are the tasks:
          1. SET AT SEA:
            1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
          2. FEATURES MENTAL ILLNESS:
            1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
            2. The Dinner by Herman Koch
            3. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
          3. PERSON OF COLOUR MAIN CHARACTER:
            1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
            2. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
            3. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
          4. SET DURING A SEASONAL HOLIDAY:
            1. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
            2. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
            3. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
          5. NON-FICTION:
            1. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
            2. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
            3. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
          6. ANIMAL ON THE COVER: 
            1. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
            2. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
            3. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
          7. LGBTQIA:
            1. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
            2. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
            3. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
          8. SET PRE 1990:
            1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
            2. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
            3. It by Stephen King
          9. MAIN CHARACTER FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY: 
            1. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
            2. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
          10. UK AUTHOR: 
            1. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
            2. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
            3. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
          11. PART OF A SERIES (ANY BOOK):
            1. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
            2. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
            3. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
          12. TOLD FROM AT LEAST THREE POV'S
            1. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
            2. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
            3. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
          13. AUTHOR'S DEBUT BOOK:
            1. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
            2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
            3. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
          14. RELEASED PRE 2000: 
            1. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
            2. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
            3. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
          15. BOOK THAT YOU WERE GIFTED (INCLUDING ARCS): 
            1. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
            2. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
            3. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
          16. BOOK THAT YOU BORROWED
            1. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
            2. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
            3. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
          17. AN AUDIOBOOK:
            1. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
            2. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
            3. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
          18. ONLY TEXT ON COVER: 
            1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
            2. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
          19. FEATURES RECOVERY:
            1. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
            2. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
            3. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
          20. BLACK AND WHITE COVER:
            1. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
            2. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
          21. OVER 400 PAGES LONG:
            1. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
            2. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
            3. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
          22. AUTHOR 25 YEARS OR YOUNGER:
            1. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley


          Bookish Activities
          Watch a bookish movie/tv show: take a picture of the dvd box, the cinema ticket, take a selfie with the screen, basically prove that you watched the film/tv show (that must be an adaptation of a book!) and post it to social media (either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) and tag me in it saying that it's part of Broc's Bookcase Bookopoly challenge.
          Share a bookish quote online: tweet, facebook status, instagram photo, framed image, anything that is a quote from a book that you have read within the 6 months of the challenge. Post it to social media (either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) and tag me in it saying that it's part of Broc's Bookcase Bookopoly challenge.
          Share a selfie at the library: get yourself to the library and take a selfie surrounded by tons of fabulous books! And whilst you are there maybe pick yourself up a couple, they are free! Post it to social media (either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) and tag me in it saying that it's part of Broc's Bookcase Bookopoly challenge.
          Share a picture of your favourite reading place: where do you like to read? I love reading whilst walking my dog through the fields behind our house. Take a photo or snap a selfie of you with a book in your favourite reading place and share it! Post it to social media (either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) and tag me in it saying that it's part of Broc's Bookcase Bookopoly challenge.



          This challenge is being hosted by Sophia Rose at Delighted Reader. The goal is to find items in romance books from the following Scavenger Hunt list:

          Everyday Objects

          1. Spoon
          2. Tea cup
          3. China Hutch/Closet/Sideboard
          4. Towel Rack
          5. Bath tub
          6. Can opener
          7. Dutch Oven/Cast Iron cookery
          8. Light Switch
          9. Electrical Plug
          10. Window Blinds
          11. Drapes
          12. Comforter/Quilt
          13. Linen Closet
          14. Washing Machine/Washing board
          15. Garage Door/Carriage House Door/Stable Door
          16. Garden Hose
          17. Yard Gnome/Flamingo/outdoor home decoration
          18. Coffee Table
          19. Recliner/reclining chair
          20. Roof Tiles
          Personal Items/Toiletries
          1. Toothbrush
          2. Shower Gel
          3. Razor
          4. Mascara/Eye Liner
          5. Hair Clip/Hair Pin
          6. Aspirin/Pain Meds
          7. Vitamins or Supplements
          8. Curling Iron
          9. Robe
          10. Nail file
          11. Condom/s
          12. Wallet
          13. Passport
          14. Charm bracelet or Locket
          15. Wig
          16. Smart Phone
          17. Handkerchief
          18. Pack of gum/mints
          19. Signet Ring
          20. Kinky toy
          Places
          1. Another planet
          2. Ship at sea
          3. Snowy Landscape
          4. Swamp/Marsh
          5. Mountains
          6. Palace
          7. Tent
          8. Inside a Cave/Underground
          9. In a skyscraper/tall building
          10. Fantasy World
          Work Tools/Weapons
          1. Automatic pistol/laser hand gun
          2. Rope
          3. Tool belt/utility belt
          4. Kevlar Vest/Bullet Proof
          5. Hard Hat
          6. Screw Driver
          7. Lap Top Computer
          8. File Drawer/Cabinet
          9. Paper Clip
          Saw
          Transportation/Places
          1. European Sports Car
          2. American Muscle Car
          3. Fighter Jet/Spacecraft
          4. Steam-Powered Vehicle
          5. Ice Skate/s
          6. Russia
          7. China
          8. India
          9. Spain
          10. Brazil
          11. Underwater
          12. Another planet
          13. Another Dimension/Parallel Earth
          14. Desert
          15. Tropical Island
          16. Place of Archeological Interest
          17. War Zone
          18. Cart/Wagon
          19. Camel/Donkey
          20. Sailboat
          Clothing
          1. Fuzzy slippers
          2. Cowboy Hat
          3. Yoga Pants
          4. Space Suit
          5. Cravat/Tie
          6. Corset
          7. Kilt
          8. Work Boots
          9. Leather gloves
          10. T-shirt with funny phrase
          People/Occupation
          1. Asian
          2. Police Officer/Cop
          3. Arab
          4. Firefighter
          5. Construction/Handy (Wo)Man
          6. South American
          7. Spy
          8. Butler/Housekeeper
          9. Scandinavian (Vikings count)
          10. Islander
          Food
          1. Hummus
          2. Scotch/Bourbon
          3. Omelet/Quiche
          4. Popcorn
          5. Rice
          6. Fruit Drink
          7. Pasta
          8. Home-made Bread
          9. Lobster/shell fish
          10. Popsicle/Frozen dessert
          Romances/Tropes
          1. Fated Mates
          2. Fake Mates/Marriage of Convenience
          3. Forced Marriage/Mating
          4. Threesome/Love Triangle
          5. Enemies to Lovers
          6. Secret Crushes/Childhood Sweethearts/Friends
          7. Class difference
          8. Instalove/Love at First Sight
          9. Love Across the Miles/On-Line Lovers/Blind Date
          10. Divorced/Separated and Reunited
          This is the level that I'm aiming for:

          Level One – Treasure Hunter in Training- 10 items/10 places


          20/10 items/places
          CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

          1. FANTASY WORLD: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
          2. CONDOM: Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5), at Page 1 "Rubber's in my back pocket, Eric reminded himself."
          3. ROPE: Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)"Fighting the burning rawness inside me, I say, "You can take shelter in the cave's entrance, but if you come after us, I'll be physically compelled to cut the rope and not pick it up again."
          4. ENEMIES TO LOVERS: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
          5. FORCED MARRIAGE/MATING: Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
          6. SPAIN (the couple travels to Spain together): Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
          7. BUTLER/HOUSEKEEPER: Unspoken by Lisa Jackson, at Page 14: "From the kitchen, soft footsteps sounded, and as Shelby rounded the corner to the kitchen she nearly ran smack-dab into Lydia, her father's housekeeper."
          8. ROBE: Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1), at Page 1: "Glistening drops of perspiration clung to my forehead and I wiped them away with the back of my hand, then absently clutched my robe tighter."
          9. DIVORCED/SEPARATED AND REUNITED: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
          10. RAZOR: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber, at Page 24: "The door flew open and he stood in front of her, his face covered in shaving cream, with a razor in his hand."
          11. TROPICAL ISLAND: Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
          12. SCOTCH/BOURBON: Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2), at Page 53: "All the bad shit and frustration that had happened in training, coupled with the bourbon the guy had been drinking, conspired against good ol' Pey-pey's cockblocking, protective instincts -- and the next thing you knew, the DDs had taken a load off in Petyton's lap and her fake-tipped nails were stroking the hair at the base of his neck."
          13. CLASS DIFFERENCE: The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
          14. LAP TOP COMPUTER: Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
          15. INSIDE A CAVE/UNDERGROUND: Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
          16. ON-LINE LOVERS: Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
          17. SNOWY LANDSCAPE: An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
          18. SECRET CRUSHES/CHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTS/FRIENDS: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
          19. KILT: Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)
          20. FATED MATES: A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George

            This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews. I'm so excited about this one, because I'm a big advocate for reading aloud to our children. There are three different options for the challenge, and I'm going for Option 1 which is the BINGO Card!

            0/30 picture books completed
            CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
            I actually do read a ton of picture books to my younger daughter, but I am so bad at keeping track of them! I also don't generally write reviews for picture books.


            This challenge is being hosted by Read-at-Home Mom. I love reading children's novels, and especially love reading aloud to my kids!

            In general, a book will be considered "old school"  if it was published in the decade of your birth or before. 

            The monthly categories are as follows (you don't have to complete them all; you can jump in and out):
            • January: Award winners 
            • February: Books you loved in childhood 
            • March: Published prior to 1945 
            • April: Fantasy stories 
            • May: Animal stories 
            • June: Required reading (classics or other books typically assigned in school) 
            • July:  Family stories 
            • August: Nonfiction  
            • September: School stories 
            • October:  Mysteries 
            • November: Published in the year (or decade) of your birth 
            • December: Winter stories 

            1/12 OLD SCHOOL BOOKS COMPLETED
            SINCE THE HOST SAID WE DIDN'T NEED TO COMPLETE THEM ALL, I'M COUNTING THIS AS CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
            1. FEBRUARY: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)


            This challenge is being hosted by Lori @ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. The challenge is to read a book from each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. I know that I will never complete this challenge within a year, but I like to see how far I can get. Plus it is interesting to see the map with all the pins in it! 


            27/51 states completed
            CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!

            I will also keep track below:
            1. NEW YORK: A-Sayville: Cut by Patricia McCormick; B-Manhattan: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1); C - New York City: Final Girls by Riley Sager; D - Caldwell: Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2); E - Caldwell: The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15); F - False Flag by John Altman; G - Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
            2. MARYLAND (Baltimore): The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot; B - Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
            3. CALIFORNIA: (A) Torrance - Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand; (B) Southern California - Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17); (C) San Francisco: Possess by Gretchen McNeil; (D) Pacific Crest Trail - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
            4. TEXAS: (A) - Crawford: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan; (B) San Antonio: Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1); (C) Bad Luck: Unspoken by Lisa Jackson; (D) Texas: Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
            5. NEVADA: (a) Reno: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins; (B) Carson City: Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
            6. KANSAS: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
            7. LOUISIANA (New Orleans): (A) Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5); (B) Pelican - Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
            8. MASSACHUSETTS (Cambridge): (A) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
            9. OREGON (Willamette Valley): (A) The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
            10. VERMONT - (A) Pawlet: Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub; (B) Ashford/Braxton: Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
            11. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Washington): 
            12. OHIO (Licking Falls): Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
            13. ALASKA (Fairbanks): Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
            14. ALABAMA (Mobile): The Elementals by Michael McDowell
            15. WASHINGTON: A - Kennewick: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3); B - Seattle: Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1); C - Kennewick: Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1); D - Seattle: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber; E - Seattle: Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2); F - Seattle: Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
            16. PENNSYLVANIA: (A) - Philadelphia: Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5); (B) West Philadelphia: Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
              1. IDAHO (Fire Lake): Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
              2. MISSOURI - (A) Southern Missouri: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
              3. INDIANA - (A) Bartlett - All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven; (B) Great River County Park - Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
              4. MICHIGAN - (A) Detroit: Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
              5. VIRGINIA - (A) Richmond: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2); (B) Blue Ridge Mountains - An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
              6. ARIZONA - (A) Silver Water: Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
              7. MONTANA - (A) Bitterroot Mountains: Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
              8. MAINE - (A) Derry: It by Stephen King; (B) Eastport - Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
              9. NEBRASKA - (A) Osborne: There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
              10. NORTH CAROLINA - (A) Charlotte: Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
              11. COLORADO - (A) Denver: The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)

              Arkansas

              Connecticut

              Delaware

              Florida

              Georgia

              Hawaii

              Illinois 

              Iowa

              Kentucky

              Minnesota

              Mississippi

              New Hampshire

              New Jersey

              New Mexico

              North Dakota

              Oklahoma

              Rhode Island

              South Carolina

              South Dakota

              Tennessee

              Utah

              West Virginia

              Wisconsin

              Wyoming


              BONUS COUNTRIES:
              1. NORWAY (NORTH SEA/NORWEJIAN FJORDS): The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
              2. SWITZERLAND (GENEVA): Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
              3. AFGHANISTAN (KABUL): 
              4. UNITED KINGDOM (Cotswolds):(A) The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25); (B) London Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)(C) Crouch End- Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson; (D) London- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson; (E) Orkney Islands - Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn; (F) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins; (G) Northumberland - In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware; (H) London - Slade House by David Mitchell; (I) The Turn of the Screw by Henry James; (J) Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak; (K) Angelfield - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield; (L) Scottish Highlands: Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1); (M) London - Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett; (N) Inverness, Scotland: A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George
              5. POLAND (Auschwitz-Birkenau): Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
              6. JAPAN (Tokyo): The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
              7. NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam): The Dinner by Herman Koch
              8. GERMANY (Hurtgen Forest): Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
              9. HUNGARY: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
              10. COSTA RICA: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
              11. ST. LUCIA: Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
              12. FRANCE: Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
              13. CANADA - (A) Prince Edward Island - The Troop by Nick Cutter; (B) Manitoba - Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
              14. AUSTRALIA: (A) Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
              15. MEXICO: (A) Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel


              This challenge is being hosted by Gillion @ Rose City Reader. The idea is to read books by European authors or set in European countries.

              WHAT COUNTS AS "EUROPE"?: We stick with the same list of 50 sovereign states that fall (at least partially) within the geographic territory of the continent of Europe and/or enjoy membership in international European organizations such as the Council of Europe. This list includes the obvious (the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy), the really huge Russia, the tiny Vatican City, and the mixed bag of Baltic, Balkan, and former Soviet states.

              THE LIST: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City. 

              NOTE: Even after Brexit, the United Kingdom is still one country, in Europe, that includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. So one book from any one of these four counts as your one book for the United Kingdom. I'm not going to be a stickler about it because challenges should be about fun not about rules. 

              I am aiming for: 
              ONE STAR (PENSIONE WEEKENDER): Read just one qualifying book. 

              9/1 qualifying books read
              LEVEL REACHED: FIVE STAR (DELUXE ENTOURAGE): Read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.


                This challenge is being hosted by Charlie @ The Worm Hole. You must read one book for each of the following categories:

                • A number in numbers (84, Charing Cross Road; 12 Years A Slave; 31 Dream Street)
                • A building (The Old Curiosity Shop; I Capture The Castle; House Of Shadows; The Invisible Library; Jamaica Inn)
                • A title which has an ‘X’ somewhere in it (The Girl Next Door; The Running Vixen)
                • A compass direction (North and South; Guardians Of The West; The Shadow In The North; NW)
                • An item/items of cutlery (The Subtle Knife; Our Spoons Came From Woolworths)
                • A title in which at least two words share the same first letter – alliteration! (The Great Gatsby; The Luminous Life Of Lilly Aphrodite; Gone Girl; The Cuckoo’s Calling)
                4/6 TASKS COMPLETED
                CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
                1. A NUMBER IN NUMBERS: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
                2. A TITLE IN WHICH AT LEAST TWO WORDS SHARE THE SAME LETTER: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
                3. A TITLE WHICH HAS AN 'X' SOMEWHERE IN IT: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
                4. A BUILDING: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike


                This challenge is being hosted by Lori at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. This one is a tough one for me to finish!

                You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles.

                The First Main Word Needs To Be The Letter You Are Counting 


                Except For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

                25/26 LETTERS COMPLETED
                CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!


                1. W: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
                2. C: Cut by Patricia McCormick
                3. I: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
                4. S: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
                5. U: Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
                6. X: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
                7. F: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
                8. K: 
                9. B: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
                10. T: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
                11. P: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
                12. Z: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
                13. R: Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
                14. G: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
                15. D: The Dinner by Herman Koch
                16. H: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
                17. E: The Elementals by Michael McDowell
                18. N: Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
                19. A: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
                20. M : The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
                21. O: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
                22. Q: Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
                23. L: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
                24. J: Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
                25. V: A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George
                26. Y





                This challenge is being hosted by Michelle @ Gather Together to Read. Here is the level that I am aiming for:

                Level 3b: read 4+ books from any release year, watch 4+ movies from any release year

                22/4 books read and movies watched
                CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
                1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
                2. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
                3. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
                4. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
                5. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
                6. The Dinner by Herman Koch
                7. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
                8. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
                9. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
                10. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
                11. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
                12. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
                13. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
                14. It by Stephen King
                15. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
                16. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
                17. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
                18. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
                19. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
                20. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
                21. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel





                This challenge is being hosted by Amy @ Passages to the Past. Here is the level that I'm aiming for:


                20th century Reader - 2 books

                11/2 HISTORICAL FICTION BOOKS READ
                LEVEL ACHIEVED: RENAISSANCE READER (10 BOOKS)
                CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


                This challenge is being hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair. Here is the level that I am aiming for:

                Read 1 book. You are an Ember. You're small but mighty just waiting to burn the structure down.

                2/1 banned/challenged books read
                Level achieved: Creeping. You're burning with a low flame and spreading slowly.
                CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

                This challenge is being hosted by Karen @ Books and Chocolate. Here are the details:

                The challenge will be exactly the same as last year, 12 classic books, but with slightly different categories. You do not have to read 12 books to participate in this s
                • Complete six categories, and you get one entry in the drawing
                • Complete nine categories, and you get two entries in the drawing
                • Complete all twelve categories, and you get three entries in the drawing

                And here are the categories for the 2016 Back to the Classics Challenge (I've added in my reading plans):

                1.  A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.

                The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

                2.  A 20th Century Classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. Just like last year, all books MUST have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify. The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later, such as posthumous publications.


                The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham


                3.  A classic by a woman author

                Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


                4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. Feel free to read the book in your language or the original language. (You can also read books in translation for any of the other categories).

                The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

                5.  A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category also.

                Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

                6.  
                A romance classic. I'm pretty flexible here about the definition of romance. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.

                Persuasion by Jane Austen

                7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads

                The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

                8.  A classic with a number in the title. Examples include A Tale of Two CitiesThree Men in a Boat, Slaughterhouse Five, Fahrenheit 451, etc.


                Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

                9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc. 


                White Fang by Jack London

                10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc.

                The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

                11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.


                Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
                (1938 National Book Award for Fiction)

                12. A Russian Classic2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author. 


                Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov



                • All books must have been written at least 50 years ago; therefore, books must have been written by 1967 to qualify for this challenge. The ONLY exceptions are books published posthumously.
                • Children's classics are acceptable, but please, no more than 3 total for the challenge.

                4/6 CATEGORIES COMPLETED
                CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
                1. A CLASSIC BY A WOMAN AUTHOR: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
                2. A CLASSIC SET IN A PLACE YOU'D LIKE TO VISIT (REAL OR IMAGINARY): The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
                3. A 19TH CENTURY CLASSIC: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
                4. A GOTHIC OR HORROR CLASSIC: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James


                This challenge is being hosted by Making Sense of the Stars. There will be monthly read-a-longs for classic horror novels.

                Discussions about the books will take place on Twitter throughout the month, using the hashtag #classichorror2017! 


                1. January: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
                2. February: The Tell-tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
                3. March: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
                4. April: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
                5. May: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
                6. June: Dracula by Bram Stoker
                7. July: The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells
                8. August: The Monkey's Paw by WW Jacobs
                9. September: The Shadow Over Innsmouth by HP Lovecraft
                10. October: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
                11. November:  Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
                12. December: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

                4/12 CLASSIC HORROR READ-A-LONGS COMPLETED
                CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!

                NOW TO BE FAIR, THE CHALLENGE HOST DID NOT ACTUALLY HOST ANY DISCUSSIONS SO I LOST INTEREST IN COMPLETING THIS ONE.
                1. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
                2. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
                3. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
                4. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

                This challenge is being hosted by GracieKat13 @ Sci-fi and Scary. Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

                Initiate of Coolthulhu’s Temple:
                Read and review 8-15 horror books to receive the Initiate badge

                20/8 HORROR BOOKS READ AND REVIEWED
                LEVEL ACHIEVED: ORACLE OF COOLTHULHU'S TEMPLE
                CHALLENGE COMPLETED!





                This challenge is being hosted by Stephanie @ In Wonderland and Katrina @ Bookish Things. This is definitely a genre that I read very little of, so here's what I'm aiming for:

                Read 1-5 – Shipmate


                0/1 STEAMPUNK BOOKS READ
                CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
                THIS IS A GENRE THAT I STRUGGLE WITH.


                This challenge is being hosted by Jo @ Once Upon A Bookcase.

                Which Books Count:
                • You can read retellings of any of the following (if I've left anything out, please let me know!):
                  • Classics & Children's Classics
                  • Fairy Tales
                  • Myths and Legends
                  • Folk Tales
                  • Retellings of real, well known people's lives - I.E. Becoming Jane by Kevin Hood about a young Jane Austen, and And I Darken by Kirsten White, a gender bent retelling of Vald Dracul's teen years, both count 
                  • I will also accept origin stories/prequels/sequels - I.E. Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige is a sequel series to The Wizard of Oz, Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the origin story of the Queen of Hearts, and both would count.
                  • I will also accept books that feature fictional characters/real people as a prominent main character (not a secondary character, so think love interest, etc.), but aren't necessarily strict retellings/prequels/sequels - I.E. The Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost is a present day urban fantasy/paranormal romance that features Vlad Dracul, and so would count.

                I am aiming for:
                Easy: 1-4 retellings
                This challenge is being hosted by Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Barb @ Booker T's Farm. 

                • You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.
                I am aiming for:

                5-15 books – Amateur sleuth

                Optional challenge: I am going to catch up/finish at least one series.

                27/5 MYSTERY BOOKS READ
                LEVEL ACHIEVED: INSPECTOR (26-35 BOOKS)
                CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
                1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
                2. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
                3. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
                4. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
                5. The Dinner by Herman Koch
                6. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
                7. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
                8. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
                9. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
                10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
                11. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
                12. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
                13. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
                14. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
                15. Final Girls by Riley Sager
                16. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
                17. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
                18. False Flag by John Altman
                19. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
                20. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
                21. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
                22. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
                23. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
                24. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
                25. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
                26. Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)


                This challenge is being hosted by Lori at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. I love cozies! Here is the level that I am aiming for:

                Peckish – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries

                3/1 COZY MYSTERIES READ
                CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

                This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews. Here's the level that I am aiming for:

                Level one (Snoop) - Read one book in each of these cozy sub-genres (total of 10 books)

                - One from culinary (anything dealing with food:  restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
                - One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
                - One from craft related (any kind of hobbies - knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
                - One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
                - One from British cozy mysteries (example:  Belinda Lawrence series)
                - One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
                - One holiday based (set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
                - One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
                - One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
                - One is your choice!  (freebie!)


                4/10 TASKS COMPLETED
                CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!
                1. BRITISH COZY: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
                2. CAREER-BASED COZY: Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
                3. FREEBIE: Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
                4. HOLIDAY BASED: Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
                5. CULINARY: 
                6. ANIMAL:
                7. CRAFT:
                8. PARANORMAL:
                9. TRAVEL COZY:
                10. HISTORICAL COZY:


                This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews. Cozies and cats, a purrfect combination!

                Joe Grey Mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
                Midnight Louie Mysteries by Carole Nelson Douglas
                A Cats In Trouble Mysteries by Leann Sweeney
                A Klepto Cat Mysteries by Patricia Fry
                Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries by Ali Brandon
                Cat Who Mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun
                Cat in the Stacks Mysteries by Miranda James
                Bookmobile Cat Mysteries by Laurie Cass
                Theda Krakow Mysteries by Clea Simon
                Black Cat Mysteries by Elaine Faber

                This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens more. You can find a list here, but you aren't limited to just these choices. If you find others, that's great.

                Here is the level that I'm aiming for:
                Purring - Read 1-10 cat mysteries

                0/1 CAT MYSTERIES READ
                CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!


                This challenge is being hosted by Heather at Based On A True Story.


                Do you read books about food?  There are books about food in so many different genres.
                • Cozy mysteries set in bakeries
                • Romance books set in tea shops
                • Nonfiction books about the history of ingredients
                • Cookbooks
                • Memoirs from chefs or waiters or people who just love to eat
                • …the list goes on and on.  Need more ideas? Check out our Pinterest page!
                I am aiming for:
                Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books

                3/1 FOODIE BOOKS READ
                CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

                This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews. Here are the details:

                Any book read for this challenge has to have an animal that plays a major role in the book (which could be fiction or non-fiction.)
  It also counts if a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like).  In the past, books would qualify if an animal is in the title or on the cover, but that alone no longer qualifies.  This challenge is for books related to animals and just because they are in the title or on the cover, doesn't mean it's about an animal. 

                The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)--dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark...dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf...you get the idea.

                Here is the level that I am aiming for:

                Level 1: Read 6 books

                28/6 BOOKS READ
                LEVEL ACHIEVED: LEVEL 4 (READ 21 MORE MORE)
                CHALLENGE COMPLETED!
                1. Pax by Sara Pennypacker [fox]
                2. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1) [lion, dog]
                3. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5) [vampire]
                4. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1) [vampires]
                5. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow [dogs]
                6. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3) [the main character is a walker and can turn into a coyote]
                7. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5) [vampire]
                8. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1) [zombies]
                9. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)  [the main character is a succubus]
                10. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2) [vampires]
                11. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1) [the main character is a walker and can turn into a coyote]
                12. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2) [zombies]
                13. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2) [vampires]
                14. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15) [vampires]
                15. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2) [spiders]
                16. Possess by Gretchen McNeil [demons, angels, nephilim]
                17. Slade House by David Mitchell [soul-eaters]
                18. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [ghosts]
                19. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)[zombies]
                20. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco [demons]
                21. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick [man turns into a beast]
                22. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1) [ghosts]
                23. The Troop by Nick Cutter [worms]
                24. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham [angels]
                25. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips [gunmen are killing animals and humans in a zoo]
                26. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)[cats]
                27. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett [ghosts]

                This challenge is being hosted by Andi @ Andi's ABCs. This is NOT a genre that I read, but I do have a couple contemporary romances on my TBR that I want to try. Here is the level that I am aiming for:

                1st Base: read 1 – 5 books

                READ 5/1 CONTEMPORARY ROMANCES
                CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


                This challenge is being hosted by Addicted to Romance. This is for Paranormal Romances. Here's the level that I'm aiming for:

                5-15 Books- A Shifter Cub Taking Risks In The Forests

                8/5 PNR BOOKS READ
                CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

                This challenge is being hosted by Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books and Rachel of Hello, Chelly. There are no levels, so you choose how many fantasy books that you are aiming for.

                Read 5 fantasy books.
                  READ 18 FANTASY BOOKS
                  CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
                  1. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
                  2. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
                  3. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
                  4. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
                  5. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
                  6. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
                  7. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
                  8. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
                  9. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
                  10. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
                  11. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
                  12. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
                  13. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
                  14. Slade House by David Mitchell
                  15. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
                  16. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
                  17. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
                  18. A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George


                  This challenge is being hosted by Tracy @ Cornerfolds and Claudia from My Soul Called Life. This is the challenge level that I am aiming for:

                  Read and review 1-5 dystopian books to receive the Recruit badge.
                  DYSTOPIA BINGO

                  This year we're doing something new and fun! In addition to the standard challenge book goals, we're throwing in a bingo card! For each row you complete, you get an extra entry into the end of year giveaway, and bragging rights!



                  1. RETELLING: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
                  2. BANNED BOOK: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
                  3. ONE WORD TITLE: Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
                  4. 2017 RELEASE: Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
                  5. ZOMBIES: Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
                  6. SHOULD BE A MOVIE: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
                  7. KICK-ASS REBEL: Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
                  8. SCARY: Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
                  9. SWOON WORTHY ROMANCE: The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)

                  This challenge is being hosted by Whole Latte Books

                  • Books must be paranormal. This means the book has supernatural beings or elements but is set in our world. This includes vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, ghosts, witches, wizards, psychic powers, magic, fairies, mermaids, angels, gods, etc. 

                  There are no formal challenge levels, so you pick your own. I am aiming for ten paranormal books.

                  29/10 PARANORMAL BOOKS READ
                  CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
                  1. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
                  2. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
                  3. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
                  4. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
                  5. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
                  6. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
                  7. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
                  8. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
                  9. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
                  10. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
                  11. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
                  12. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
                  13. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
                  14. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
                  15. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
                  16. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
                  17. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
                  18. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
                  19. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
                  20. Slade House by David Mitchell
                  21. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
                  22. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
                  23. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
                  24. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
                  25. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
                  26. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
                  27. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
                  28. Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
                  29. A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George

                  This challenge is being hosted by R.A. Vucci, and you get to pick your own sub-genres. Here's the level that I'm aiming for and the categories:

                  Foxglove: Read 1-3 books of each of your categories.

                  Romantic Suspense

                  Zombies

                  READ 3/1 BOOKS IN EACH OF MY CATEGORIES
                  CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
                  1. ZOMBIES #1: Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
                  2. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE #1: Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
                  3. ZOMBIES #2: Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
                  4. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE #2: Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
                  5. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE #3: Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
                  6. ZOMBIES #3: Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)

                  This challenge is being hosted by Julie @ Whole Latte Books. There are no formal challenge levels, so this is my goal:

                  Read 12 YA books

                  READ 18/12 YA BOOKS
                  CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
                  1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
                  2. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
                  3. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
                  4. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
                  5. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
                  6. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
                  7. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
                  8. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
                  9. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
                  10. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
                  11. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
                  12. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
                  13. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
                  14. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
                  15. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
                  16. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
                  17. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
                  18. Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)



                  2017 War Bingo Card
                  This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews. The goal is to complete FIVE squares and get a bingo.

                  4/5 SQUARES COMPLETED
                  CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!

                  1. WORLD WAR II NONFICTION: Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
                  2. EUROPEAN WAR OF YOUR CHOICE: Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
                  3. WORLD WAR II FICTION: Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
                  4. FREE BOOK CHOICE: Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks



                  This challenge is being hosted by War Through the GenerationsThere are no formal challenge levels, so this my goal:

                  Read three WWII books.

                  4/3 WWI BOOKS READ
                  CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
                  1. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
                  2. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
                  3. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
                  4. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks


                  Memoir Bingo Reading Challenge 2017

                  This challenge is being hosted by Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of! You don't have to complete the whole BINGO card. You can choose how many squares to complete:

                  Read three memoirs.

                  5/3 MEMOIRS READ
                  CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

                  1. BY AN AUTHOR OR JOURNALIST: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
                  2. PUBLISHED THIS YEAR: Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
                  3. BY SOMEONE OVER 40: Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
                  4. MUSIC MEMOIR: Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
                  5. TRAVEL MEMOIR: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

                  This challenge is being hosted by Julie Cornewell
                  • Books may be nonfiction, memoir, how to, self help, humor and even fictional if they are about parents. Nonfiction books should be about parenting or homemaking.

                  There are no official challenge levels, so I am aiming for 1 parenting book.


                  0/1 PARENTING BOOKS READ
                  CHALLENGE INCOMPLETE!



                  I'm definitely a Reading Challenge Addict! This was my 2017 goal:

                  Out of This World: 16+ Challenges (Entered & Completed)

                  106 CHALLENGES ENTERED
                  66 CHALLENGES COMPLETED
                  40 CHALLENGES FAILED

                  1. Chapter Break December Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (20/25 - failed)
                  2. You Read How Many Books? (97/100 - failed)
                  3. 2017 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge (completed)
                  4. Pages Read 2017 (completed)
                  5. Audiobook Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  6. Audio Books Reading Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  7. eBook Reading Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  8. 2017 Chubby Chunkster Challenge (completed)
                  9. 2017 Blogger Shame Challenge (completed)
                  10. 2017 Debut Author Challenge (completed)
                  11. Women Challenge #5 (completed)
                  12. Read Your (Book) Shelf Challenge 2017 (7/14 - failed)
                  13. Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  14. Rock My TBR 2017 Reading Challenge (completed)
                  15. 2017 Library Love Challenge (completed)
                  16. Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge (completed)
                  17. The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  18. The Series That Never…Ends Challenge (4/5 - failed)
                  19. 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge (completed)
                  20. Goodreads 2017 Stacking the Series Challenge (6/21 - failed)
                  21. Serious About Series Reading Challenge (completed)
                  22. New Authors 2017 Reading Challenge (completed)
                  23. 2017 New To Me Challenge (completed)
                  24. 2017 New Release Challenge (completed)
                  25. The 2017 Reading Challenge hosted by The Island Reader (11/17 - failed)
                  26. 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge (43/52 - failed)
                  27. Read Harder Challenge 2017 (12/24 - failed)
                  28. 2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge (completed)
                  29. Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge 2017 (5-7 failed)
                  30. Full House Reading Challenge 2017 (24/25 - failed)
                  31. The GWB 2017 Book Bingo (22/24 – failed)
                  32. Better World Books 2017 Reading Challenge (20/24 – failed)
                  33. 2017 Bookopoly (completed)
                  34. Literary Pickers Challenge (completed)
                  35. 2017 Picture Book Reading Challenge (failed)
                  36. 2017 Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge (completed)
                  37. 2017 Literary Escapes Challenge (27/51 – failed)
                  38. European Reading Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  39. What’s In A Name 2017 (4/6 – failed)
                  40. 2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (25/26 – failed)
                  41. 2017 Book to Movie Reading Challenge (completed)
                  42. 2017 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge (completed)
                  43. Banned/Challenged Books Reading Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  44. Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 (4/6 – failed)
                  45. Classic Horror Reading Challenge 2017 (4/12 – failed)
                  46. 2017 Horror Reading Challenge (completed)
                  47. 2017 Steampunk Reading Challenge (0/1 – failed)
                  48. Retellings Reading Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  49. 2017 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge (completed)
                  50. The 2017 Witchy Fiction Challenge (completed)
                  51. Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge (completed)
                  52. Craving for Cozies 2017 (completed)
                  53. Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2017 (4/10 – failed)
                  54. The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2017 (0/1 – failed)
                  55. Foodies Read 2017 (completed)
                  56. What An Animal Reading Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  57. Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  58. Spooks, Howls, and Fangs Reading Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  59. Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  60. 2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge (completed)
                  61. 2017 Paranormal Reading Challenge (completed)
                  62. Pick Your Poison 2017 Reading Challenge (completed)
                  63. 2017 YA Reading Challenge (completed)
                  64. 2017 War Bingo Card (4/5 – failed)
                  65. War Through the Generations Reading Challenge (completed)
                  66. Memoir Bingo Reading Challenge 2017 (completed)
                  67. 2017 Parenting Reading Challenge (0/1 – failed)
                  68. Color Coded Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  69. Goodreads Fall 2017 Scavenger - Celebrating the Mayflower: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  70. Keyword Reading Challenge 2017: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  71. The 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  72. 2017 Christmas Spirit Christmas & Scary Read-a-Thon: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  73. Chapter Break November Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (20/25 - failed)
                  74. Fall 2017 Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (14/24 - failed)
                  75. HoHoHo Read-a-Thon: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  76. R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  77. Chapter Break October Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (22/25 - failed)
                  78. September is for Sequels: Wrap-up Post (1/4 - failed)
                  79. Chapter Break September Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (18/25 - failed)
                  80. Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  81. Goodreads Summer 2017 Scavenger Challenge - Endangered Species: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  82. COYER Summer Reading List: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  83. Big Book Summer Challenge: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  84. Chapter Break August Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (20/25 - failed)
                  85. Summer 2017 Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (18/24 - failed)
                  86. Bout of Books 20 Read-a-Thon: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  87. Chapter Break July Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (19/25 - failed)
                  88. High Summer Read-a-Thon: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  89. The 10th Canadian Book Challenge: Wrap-up Post (5/13 - failed)
                  90. Chapter Break June Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (21/25 - failed)
                  91. Goodreads Spring 2017 Seasonal Scavenger Challenge - Spring Has Sprung: Wrap-up Post (17/18 - failed)
                  92. Sci-fi Summer Read-a-Thon: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  93. Chapter Break May Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (22/25 - failed)
                  94. Bookish Bingo Spring Edition: Wrap-up Post (13/24 - failed)
                  95. Caffeinated Clean Sweep ARC Reading Challenge May 2017: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  96. Bout of Books 19 Read-a-Thon: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  97. Spring Into Horror: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  98. Chapter Break April Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (14/25 - failed)
                  99. Chapter Break March Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (11/25 - failed)
                  100. March 2017 Take Control TBR Challenge: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  101. Goodreads Winter Seasonal Scavenger Challenge - Skiing: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  102. Chapter Break February Bookish Bingo: Wrap-up Post (20/25 - failed)
                  103. Bookish Bingo Winter 2016-2017 Edition: Wrap-up Post (18/24 - failed)
                  104. Semi-Charmed Winter 2016 Book Challenge: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  105. 2016 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge: Wrap-up Post (completed)
                  106. Bout of Books 18 Read-a-Thon: Wrap-up Post (completed)


                  2 comments:

                  1. You are definetly a reading challenge addict. You did great on completing your challenges.

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                    1. Thanks, Rachael! It was a lot of fun.

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