Thursday, May 1, 2014

Shannon's April Reading Challenge Wrap-up

Goodreads challenge: 73/215

I read 17 books this past month...a bit of a slow month for reading...

1-5 books ~ Testing the bonds of time
6-12 books ~ Slipping through time
13-20 books ~ Traveling back in time
21+ books ~ Living in the past

I only read 1 this month.

1. Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger (Victorian)
2. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen (11th Century England)
3. Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen (11th Century England)
4. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs (Edwardian England)
5. The Dead in Their Vault Arches by Alan Bradley (1950's England)

My goal is to read 15+ series enders and reach Level 4.  I will update here as I read them.

Only two this month...

1. Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi
2. Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre
3. Evertrue (Everneath #3) by Jodi Ashton
4. Ignite Me (Shatter #3) by Tahereh Mafi
5. Phantom Eyes (Witch Eyes #3) by Scott Tracey
6. Burn (Pure #3) by Julianna Baggott
7. Killer Frost (Mythos Academy #6)
8. The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy #3) by Jennifer A. Nielsen
9. Infinite (New Soul #3) by Jodi Meadows
10. Three (Article 5 #3) by Kristen Simmons

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

Just one!

1. Altered by Gennifer Albin
2. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
3. Outpost by Ann Aguirre
4. Horde by Ann Aguirre
5. Angelfall by Susan Ee
6. World After by Susan Ee
7. Burn by Julianna Baggott
8. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
9. Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons
10. Three by Kristen Simmons

2014 Standalone Reading Challenge

The goal is to read 15 standalone novels published in 2014.  Last year I read about 27, so I'm upping my goal to 30 standalones.

Best month yet with five standalones!

1. No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale 
2. Something Real by Heather Demetrios 
3. Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott 
4. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs 
5. Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas 
6. Panic by Lauren Oliver 
7. Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano 
8. The Best Last Kiss by Claire LaZebnik 
9. Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg 


This year Novel Heartbeat is co-hosting with Writer Grrrl Reads and they are assigning a point system based on whether you read a novella, a sequel or finish a whole series.  Here are some sequels I am hoping to get to this year.  I will update too as I discover new series or decide not to finish a series.

Only 3 sequels with this month...

The Sweetest Dark Trilogy by Shana Abe - Untitled (#3)
Razorland Trilogy by Ann Aguirre - [Enclave (#1)]/ JAN: Outpost (#2)/JAN: Horde (#3)
Crewel World series by Gennifer Albin - JAN: Altered (#2)
Arkwell Academy Series by Mindee Arnett - APR: Nightmare Dilemma (#2)
Everneath Trilogy by Brodi Ashton - FEB: Evertrue (#3)
Pure Trilogy by Julianna Baggott - FEB: Burn (#3)
Grishna Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo - Ruin and Rising (#3)
Goddess War Series by Kendare Blake - Aristeia (#2)
The Darkest Minds Series by Alexandra Bracken - Untitled (#3)
The Diviners Series by Libba Bray - Lair of Dreams (#2)
Finishing School Series by Gail Carringer - [Etiquettes and Espionage (#1)]/Curtsies and Conspiracies (#2), Waistcoats and Weapons (#3) DNF
So Close to You Series by Rachel Carter - Find Me Where the Water Ends (#3)
The Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass - The One (#3)
Something Strange and Deadly Trilogy by Susan Dennard - Strange and Ever After (#3)
Penryn and the End of Days Series by Susan Ee: JAN: World After (#2)
Mythos Academy by Jennifer Estep - MAR: Killer Frost (#6)
Dark Star Series by Bethany Frenette - MAR: Burn Bright (#2)/Fire Fall (#3)
Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl - Beautiful Darkness (#2)/Beautiful Chaos (#3)/Beautiful Redemption /(#4)
Scarlet series by A.C. Gaughen - MAR: Lady Thief (#2)
Burn for Burn Series by Jenny Han - Untitled (#3)
The Shades of London by Maureen Johnson - The Shadow Cabinet (#3)
Blood of Eden Series by Julie KagawaThe Forever Song (#3)
The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten by Julie Kagawa - JAN: The Iron Traitor (#2)/Untitled (#3)
His Fair Assassin Series by R. L. LaFevers - Mortal Heart (#3)
Throne of Glass Series by Sarah Maas - Heir of Fire (#3)
Shatter Me Series byTahereh Mafi - FEB: Ignite Me (#3)
Crash Series by Lisa McMann - MAR: Bang (#2)/Gasp (#3)
New Soul Series by Jodi Meadows - APR: Infinite (#3)
Lunar Chronicles Series by Melissa Meyer - FEB: Cress (#3)
Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer Nielsen - MAR: The Shadow Throne (#3)
Ripper Series by Amy Carol Reeve - Renegade (#2)/Resurrection (#3)
Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes - Rebel Spring (#2)/Untitled (#3) DNF
Under the Never Sky Trilogy by Veronica Rossi - JAN: Into the Still Blue (#3)
Altered Series by Jennifer Rush - FEB: Erased (#2)
The Bone Season Series by Samatha Shannon - Untitled (#2)
The Article 5 Trilogy by Kristen Simmons: MAR: Breaking Point (#2)/APR: Three (#3)
Cahill Witch Chronicles Trilogy by Jessica Spotswood - Sister’s Fate (#3)
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater - Lily Blue, Blue Lily (#3)
All Our Yesterday Series by Cristin Terrill - Untitled (#2)
Witch Eyes Series by Scott Tracey - FEB: Demon Eyes (#2)/FEB: Phantom Eyes (#3)
Pivot Point Series by Kacie West - MAR: Split Second (#2)
Mind Games by Kiersten White - FEB: Perfect Lies (#2)
The 5th Wave Series by Rick Yancy - Infinite Sea (#2)
The Dustland Trilogy by Moira Young - Raging Star (#3)
The Program Series by Suzanne Young - The Treatment (#2)
The Hybrid Chronicles by Kat Zhang - [Whats Left of Me(#1)]/Once We Were(#2)/Untitled (#3)

Phantasmic Reads
I have decided that 2014 is the year to put a dent in my Kindle TBR!  A good chunk of them are books for review. 
  • 1-10: Apprentice
  • 11-20: Journeyman
  • 21-30: Master
  • 31-40: Grand Master
  • 40+:  Adept 
4 this month

  1.  Across a Star Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
  2. The After Girls by Leah Konen
  3. After the End by Amy Plum
  4. Another Little Piece by Kate Quinn
  5. Arclight by Josin McQuien
  6. Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas (APR: REVIEW HERE)
  7. Avalon by Mindee Arnett (JAN: REVIEW HERE)
  8. Between Two Thorns by Emily Newman
  9. Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
  10. Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech
  11. Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
  12. Chaos of the Stars by Kiersten White
  13. The Collection by Shannon Stoker
  14. Constable and Toop by Gareth Jones
  15. Consume by Melissa Darnell
  16. Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby
  17. Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan
  18. Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott
  19. Darkest Fear by Cate Tiernan (APR: REVIEW HERE)
  20. The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley (APR: REVIEW HERE)
  21. Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell
  22. Death Sworn by Leah Cypress
  23. Don’t Look Now by Michelle Gagnon
  24. Don’t You Forget About Me by Kate Quinn
  25. Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  26. Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  27. Faking It by Cara Carmack
  28. Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens
  29. The Falconer by Elizabeth May
  30. Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
  31. Finding It by Cara Carmack
  32. Game Board of the Gods by Richelle Mead
  33. Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shephard
  34. History of the World in 12 maps by Jerry Brotton
  35. Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli
  36. House of Ivy and Sorrow by Natalie Whipple
  37. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
  38. In The After by Demitiria Lunetta
  39. Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
  40. Into the Dark by Bree Despain
  41. Iron Traitor by Julia Kagawa (JAN: REVIEW HERE)
  42. Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep (MAR: REVIEW HERE)
  43. Kingdom of Rarities by Eric Dinerstein
  44. The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnick (APR: REVIEW HERE)
  45. The Last Forever by Deb Caletti
  46. The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
  47. Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
  48. Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman
  49. The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepard
  50. Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  51. Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch
  52. Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
  53. Me Since You by Laura Weiss
  54. MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza
  55. Mind Games by Kiersten White (FEB: REVIEW HERE)
  56. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  57. More than This by Patrick Ness
  58. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
  59. Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
  60. Night School by C.J. Daughtery
  61. No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale (FEB: REVIEW HERE)
  62. Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  63. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  64. Once We Were by Kat Zhang
  65. Orphanage of Miracles by Amy Netfzger
  66. Parallel by Lauren Miller
  67. Perfect Lies by Kiersten White (FEB: REVIEW HERE)
  68. Phantom Eyes by Scott Tracy (FEB: REVIEW HERE)
  69. Pivot Point by Kacie West (MAR: REVIEW HERE)
  70. Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
  71. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
  72. The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine
  73. Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
  74. Prophecy by Ellen Oh
  75. Reboot by Amy Tintera
  76. The Registry by Shannon Stoker
  77. Renegade by Amy Carol Reeve
  78. Resist by Sarah Crossan
  79. The Returned by Jason Mott
  80. Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt
  81. Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
  82. Saving Lucas Briggs by Marisa de los Santos
  83. #scandal by Sarah Ockler
  84. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen (MAR: REVIEW HERE)
  85. Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James
  86. Speechless by Hannah Harrington
  87. Starbreak by Phoebe North
  88. Starglass by Phoebe North
  89. Taken by Erin Bowman
  90. Talker 25 by Joshua McCune
  91. Tease by Amanda Maciel
  92. This is W.A.R. by Linda Roecker
  93. Thousand Perfect Things by Kay Kenyon
  94. Towering by Alex Finn
  95. Transparent by Natalie Whipple
  96. The Treatment by Suzanne Young
  97. Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart by Leanna Hieber
  98. Unbroken by Paula Morris
  99. Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel
  100. The Ward by Jordana Frankel
  101. Warrior by Ellen Oh
  102. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
  103. Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb
  104. You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle



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