Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Shannon's June Reading Challenge Review

Goodreads challenge: 101/215

This was a slow month for reading.  I went on vacation which always interrupts my reading time, so I read only 13 books this past month.  I'm a little behind on this challenge - eek!


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

None 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)
6. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (1930's Germany)
7. Sekret by Lindsay Smith (1960's Communist Russia)

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

None 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
11. Raging Star (Dust Lands #3) by Moira Young
12. The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass
13. Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa

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

One one this month.

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
11. Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
12. Raging Star by Moira Young
13. The One by Kiera Cass
14. Forever Song by Julie Kagawa
15. Taken by Erin Bowman

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.

Again, most of the books I've read this month were 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 
10. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman 
11. Sekret by Lindsay Smith 
12. Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
13. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
14. Side Effect May Vary by Julie Murphy
15. Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
16. Me Since You by Laura Weiss
17. Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell
18. Pointe by Brandy Colbert
19. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
20. Far From You by Tessa Sharpe
21. Tease by Amanda Maciel 
22. Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
23. The Last Forever by Deb Caletti
24. How to Meet Boys by Catherine Clark
25. The End or Something Like It by Ann Dee Clark


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 1 sequel 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 - MAY: 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)
Nantucket Blue duology by Leila Howland: JUN: Nantucket Red (#2)
The Shades of London by Maureen Johnson - The Shadow Cabinet (#3)
Blood of Eden Series by Julie KagawaMAY: The 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 - MAY: 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 
5 again this month - slowly but surely...

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



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