Monday, April 1, 2013

March Reading Challenge Wrap-up!

One of my goals this year was to join in on some reading challenges.  It was hard to narrow down which ones I wanted to participate in!  Below are the challenges I ended up with.  I will be updating this page as I work through my goals.

See individual Challenges for updates!

2013 Goodreads Challenge: 150 books 
I read the same number of books as February...hmm...need to read more...

Standalone Reading Challenge
The goal is to read 15 MG/YA standalone novels published in 2013.

2013 Standalone Reading Challenge

I actually read one, but don't have the review ready so I will include for next month!

Dusty Bookshelf
The Dusty Bookshelf 2013 Reading Challenge

Cobweb (10-15) from this list:
No new ones this month...but next month for sure.

Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker (8 years)
Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Banks (7 years)
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (6 years)
The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey (6 years)
Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant (6 years)
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan (4 years)
Nevermore by Neil Gaiman (3 years)
Switched by Amanda Hocking (2 years)
Major. Pettigrew Last Stand by Helen Simonson (2 years)
In the Garden of Beast by Erik Larsen (1.5 years)
Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1.5 years)
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (1 year)
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia (1 year)
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (1 year)
Past Perfect by Leila Sales (1 year)
The Mermaid's Mirror by L. K. Madigan (1 year)
Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (1 year)
Scarlet by AC Gaughen (1 year)
New Girl by Paige Harbison (1 year)
Hereafter by Tara Hudson (1 year)
Entwined by Heather Dixon (1 year)
Destines by Jessie Harrell (1 year)
Brightest Kind of Darkness by PT Michelle (1 year)
Chosen by Sarah Swan (1 year)
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater (1 year)
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey (10 months) Review HERE
Slide by Jill Hathaway (10 months)
Dark Divine by Bree Despain (10 months)
Lost Saint by Bree Despain (10 months)
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey (9 months)
Wither by Lauren DeStefano (7 months)
Fever by Lauren DeStefano (7 months)
Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien (7 months)
Intangible by J. Meyers (6 months)
Grasping at Eternity by Karen Hooper (6 months)

2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge

Here is the feature creature schedule.  You can read in any order, but you get bonus points for reading the paranormal being in it's featured month.  I'll add the books I read under the category along with the month I read it.
I only read two paranormal books, Eternity Cure and Level 2.  I'm not 100% sure how to categorize Level 2, but since they explicitly mention angels, that's where I put it.  I didn't actually read any Fey books even though it was Fey month. 

  • January - Vampires
  • February - Angels/Nephilim
    • 2/7/13 - Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
    • 2/13/13 - Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
    • 2/27/13 - Boundless by Cynthia Hand
    • 3/13/13 - Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
  • March - Fey
  • April - Demons
  • May - Aliens
  • June - Zombies
  • July - Witches and Wizards
  • August - Mermaids
  • September - Dragons
  • October - Ghosts
  • November - Werewolves/Shape-shifters
  • December - Other 

2013 Dystopian Reading Challenge
The goal is to read 24 post-apocalyptic dystopian YA novel.  I will list my books here as I read them.

I read 4 dystopian books this month (although the last two are kind of dystopian-lite). 

1. Once by Anna Carey
2. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
3.  Reached by Ally Condie
4. Prodigy by Marie Lu
5. Requiem by Lauren Oliver

6. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
7. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
8. All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
9. Because it is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin

2013 YA/MG Fantasy Reading Challenge
The goal is to read 10 YA/MG Fantasy novels.  I will post them here as I read them.

1. Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
2. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
3. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
4. Hallowed by Cythnia Hand
5. Boundless by Cynthia Hand
6. Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
7. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

2013 End of Series Reading Challenge
The goal is read at least 7 books that are published in 2013 that will be the final book in a series.  (The rules have been updated to include any series ending book)

 Books Read:
None this month unfortunately, but next month I should have a few done!

1. Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved #3) by Cate Tiernan
2. Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie
3. Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver
4. Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

2013 Sequel Reading Challenge

Sequels on my TBR pile (some are scheduled to be released later this year, so I included them as well) Also, this is a mixture of sequel where I have read the first book (*) and series where I own the first book, but haven't read it yet (+)  My goal is to read the backlog of my books AND finish/catch up on any series I start (if the series is worth continuing, that is!).  I HIGHLY doubt I will get through all of these, but it will be fun to see how far I end up!:

I will underline and link the reviews for the books I've read.
I actually have more than what is shown here...but I don't have reviews up yet, so I'll include them next month.

+Razorland Series by Ann Aguirre: Outpost (#2)
*Everneath Series by Brodi Ashton: Everbound (#2)
*The Grisha Series  by Leigh Bardugo: Storm and Siege (#2)
*Abandon Trilogy by Meg Cabot: Awaken (#3)
*Eve Trilogy by Anna Carey: JAN: Once (#2), Rise (#3)
*The Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson: JAN: Crown of Embers (#2)
+The Goddess Test series by Amy Carter: FEB: Goddess Interrupted (#2)
*So Close To You series by Rachel Carter: This Strange and Familiar Place (#2)
+Medusa Girls series by Tera Lynn Childs: Sweet Shadows (#2), Sweet Legacy (#3)
*The Matched series by Allie Condie: FEB: Reached (#3)
+The Clann series by Melissa Darnell: Covet (#2), Consumer (#3)
*Maze Runner Series by James Dashner:  JAN: Scorch Trials (#2)
+The Chemical Garden series by Lauren DeStefano: Fever (#2), Sever (#3)
*Body Finder Series by Kimberly Derting: FEB: Desires of the Dead (#2),
+The Dark Divine Series by Bree Despain: Lost Saint (#2), The Savage Grace (#3)
+Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep: Kiss of Frost (#2), Dark Frost (#3), Crimson Frost (#4), Midnight Frost (#5)
*The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia: Beautiful Darkness (#2), Beautiful Chaos (#3), Beautiful Redemption (#4)
+Cold Kiss series by Amy Garvey: FEB: Glass Heart (#2)
+Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand: FEB: Hallowed (#2), Boundless (#3)
+Slide series by Jill Hathaway: Imposter (#2)
+Magic Most Foul series by Leanna Hieber: The Twisted Tragedy of Natalie Stewart (#2)
+Trylle series by Amanda Hocking: Torn (#2), Ascend (#3)
+The Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkins: Evolution of Mara Dyer (#2)
+The Kindrily series by Karen Amanda Hooper: Taking Back Forever (#2)
+Hereafter series by Tara Hudson: Arise (#2), Elegy (#3)
*Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson: The Madness Beneath (#2)
+Awaken series by Katie Kacvinsky: Middle Ground (#2)
*The Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa: MARCH: The Eternity Cure (#2)
*The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series by Julie Kagawa: The Traitor Son (#2)
*His Fair Assassin series by R. L. LaFevers: Dark Triumph (#2)
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson: MARCH: Hattie Ever After (#2)
+The Darkness Before Dawn trilogy by JA London: Blood Kissed Sky (#2), After Daybreak (#3)
*Legend series by Marie Lu: FEB: Prodigy (#2)
*Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi: MARCH: Unravel Me (#2)
*The Necromancer series by Lish McBride series: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (#2)
+Hourglass series by Myra McBride: Timepiece (#2)
*The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann: Island of Desires (#2)
*New Soul series by Jodi Meadow: Asunder (#2)
+Brightest Kind of Darkness series by PT Michelle: Lucid (#2), Destiny (#3)
*The Fury Trilogy by Elizabeth Miles: Envy (#2)
*The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen: The Runaway King (#2)
+Birthmarked series by Caragh O'Brien: Prized (#2), Promised (#3)
+Delirium series by Lauren Oliver: FEB: Requiem (#3)
*The Sky Chasers series by Amy Kathleen Ryan: Spark (#2)
*The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood: Star Cursed (#2)
+The Forsaken series by Lisa Stasse: The Uprising (#2)
+The Books of Faerie series by Maggie Stiefvater: Ballad (#2), Requiem (#3)
*Immortal Beloved series by Cate Tiernan: JAN: Eternally Yours (#3)
+Witch Eyes series by Scott Tracy: Demon Eyes (#2)
*The Crowfield Abbey series by Pat Walsh: FEB: The Crowfield Demon (#2)
+Uglies series by Scott Westerfield: Pretties (#2), Specials (#3), Extras (#4)
*Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White: JAN: Supernaturally (#2), JAN: Endlessly (#3)

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