Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Shannon's March Reading Challenge Wrap-up

Goodreads:  37/150
This was an abysmal month for reading.  I'm now 1 book behind schedule.  Whoops!

Goal: 30 Fantasy Books
1. Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa
2. Winter by Marissa Meyer
3. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
4. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
5. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Levels: (how many series enders you are planning to read)
Level 1: 1 – 5
Level 2: 5 – 10
Level 3: 10 – 15 
Level 4: 15+

1. Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa
2. Winter by Marissa Meyer
3. Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Smiling Shelves

3 points for a Newbery Medal Winner
2 points for a Newbery Honor Book
1 point for a Caldecott Medal Winner 

    L'Engle: 15 - 29 points
    Spinelli: 30 - 44 points
    Avi: 45 - 59 points
    Lowry: 60 - 74 points
    Konigsburg: 75+ points

    1. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai (2 pts)
    2. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George (3 pts)
    3. M.C. Higgins, The Great by Virginia Hamilton (3 pts)
    4. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (3 pts)
    5. The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen (2 pts)
    6. Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelcin (2 pts)
    7. Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (2 pts)
    8. Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman (2 pts)
    9. Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (3pts)
    10. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (2pts)
    11. Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm (2pts)
    12. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (2pts)
    13. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick (2pts)
    14. Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice by Phillip M. Hoose (2pts)

      • Goal: Read as many books from as many different places as possible.  
      • Mini-Challenges
      1. Read one book for each continent: Asia, Europe, North America
      2. Read one book for each state in the US: Alabama, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania
      3. Read one book for each ocean (the character travels across the ocean, no matter how): Pacific Ocean
      4. The mountaineering challenge: climb the Seven Summits
      5. Three Poles Challenge: visit North Pole, South Pole and Mount Everest
      6. Visit a certain number of extreme points of Earth
      7. Read a certain number of books set in capital cities: Breaking Stalin's Nose - Moscow
      8. Read a certain number of books set in at least 5 different places (e.g. road trip books)
      9. Read a certain number of books that are set in two places from different continents: Inside Out and Back Again (Asia/N. America)
      10. Read a certain number of books within a 100km/1.5 Mile radius of where you live
      11. Visit a certain number of the most famous landmarks in the world
      12. A to Z challenge: Find a place for each letter in the alphabet: Alabama, Barbados, Connecticut, Denver, Florida, Gettysburg, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Norvelt, Russia, Vietnam
      13. Visit a certain number of countries: US, Vietnam, Barbados, Russia, China, Germany
      14. Read books from authors from a certain number of different countries: USA, Russia
      15. Read a certain number of books set in places you’ve visited yourself: Denver, Hawaii, Maine



        Welcome to the 2016 Sequel & Prequel Challenge, hosted by Novel Heartbeat and Writer Grrl Reads!  The goal: To read as many prequels and sequels as you can. You set your goal at whatever number works for you.

        For each prequel and sequel read this year, points will be awarded as follows:
        • 1 point for each prequel or sequel novella read and reviewed
        • 2 points for each full-length sequel read and reviewed
        • 10 points for completing and reviewing a full series (doesn’t require novellas)*†
        • **You do not get points for the first book in a series
        10-25 points: Newbie
        25-50 points: Amateur
        51-75 points: Advanced
        76-100 points: Professional
        101+ points: Veteran

        January: 2pts
        February: 4 pts
        March: 0 pts

        The Sweetest Dark Trilogy by Shana Abe - Untitled (#3)
        Wrath and the Dawn series by Renee Adheih - The Rose and the Dagger (#2)
        Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo - Crooked Kingdom (#2)
        The Midnight Thief Series by Livia Blackburne -  Daughter of Dusk (#2)
        Prisoner of Night and Fog series by Anne Blankman -  Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (#2)
        Born of Illusion Series by Teri Brown -  Born of Deception (#2)
        The Gold Seer Trilogy by Rae Carson - Untitled (#2)
        The Girl at Midnight series by Melissa Grey - The Shadow Hour (#2)
        Rebel Belle Series by Rachel Hawkins  - Lady Renegades (#3)
        The Paper Magician series by Charlie Holmberg - The Glass Magician (#2)/The Master Magician (#3)
        The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten by Julie Kagawa - JAN: The Iron Warrior (#3)(2 pts)
        Talon Series by Julie Kagawa - Soldier (#3) 
        The Starbound Series by Amy Kaufman:  FEB: Their Fractured Light (#3)(2pts)
        The Young Elites series by Marie Lu - Untitled (#3)
        In the After Series by Demitria Lunetta - In the End (#2)
        A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas - A Court of Mist and Fury (#2)
        Throne of Glass Series by Sarah Maas - Untitled (#5)
        The Falconer series by Elizabeth May - The Vanishing Throne (#2)/Untitled (#3)
        Dont Get Mad series by Gretchen McNeil - Get Dirty (#2)
        Arclight Series by Josin McQuein - Meridian (#2)
        The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows - The Mirror King (#2)
        Lunar Chronicles Series by Melissa Meyer - FEB: Winter (#4)(2 pts)
        Ruined Series by Paula Morris - Unbroken (#2)
        Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson  - The Beauty of Darkness (#3)
        Snow Like Ashes Series by Sarah Raasch - Ice Like Fire (#2)/Frost Like Night (#3)
        The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski - The Winner's Curse (#3)
        The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melissa Salisbury  - The Sleeping Prince (#2)
        Darker Shade of Magic  by V.E. Schwab - Gathering of Shadows (#2)
        The Bone Season Series by Samatha Shannon - The Song Rising (#3)
        The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater - The Raven King (#4)
        Reboot Series by Amy Tintera - Rebel (#2)
        The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas - Immortal Heights (#3)
        The Keeper's Chronicles by Becky Wallace - The Skylighter (#2)
        Heartland Trilogy by Chuck Wendig - Blightborn (#2)/Harvest (#3)
        Miriam Black Series by Chuck Wendig - Mockingbird (#2)/Cormorant (#3)
        The 5th Wave Series by Rick Yancy The Last Star (#3)

        How many books are you planning to read for this challenge?
        1-10 A Firm Handshake
        11-20 A Friendly Hug
        21-30 First Kiss
        31-40 Sweet Summer Fling
        41-50 Could This Be Love?
        50+ Married with Children

        None this month!
        1. The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfarer by MG Buehrlen
        2. 99 Days by Katie Cutugno
        3. Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
        4. Another Little Piece by Kate Quinn
        5. Arclight by Josin McQuien
        6. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
        7. The Bees by Laline Paull
        8. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
        9. Between the Notes by Sharon Hass Roat
        10. Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel
        11. Beware the Wild by Natalie Parker
        12. Blackbird by Anna Carey
        13. Blackbird by Chuck Wendig
        14. Blacksad by Jose Canales
        15. Blightborn by Chuck Wendig
        16. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
        17. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
        18. Born of Deception by Teri Brown
        19. Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
        20. Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman
        21. Constable and Toop by Gareth Jones
        22. Cormorant by Chuck Wendig
        23. The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman
        24. Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan
        25. Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey
        26. The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott
        27. Dark Place by Gillian Flynn
        28. Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne
        29. Dead Wake by Erik Larsen
        30. Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes
        31. Dodger by Terry Pratchett
        32. Don't Touch by Rachel Wilson
        33. Don't You Forget About Me by Kate Quinn
        34. Dreamland by Robert Anderson
        35. Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway
        36. Enna Burning by Shannon Hale
        37. Entwined by Heather Dixon
        38. Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot
        39. Every Last Promise by Katherine Halbrook
        40. Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
        41. Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay
        42. Exquiste Captive by Heather Demetrios
        43. Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
        44. Faking it by Cara Carmack
        45. Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
        46. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
        47. Finding It by Cara Carmack
        48. Finding Paris by Joy Preble
        49. Garden of Stone by Sophie Littlefield
        50. Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
        51. Get Even by Gretchen McNeil
        52. Glass Magician by Charlie Holmberg
        53. Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
        54. Green Rider by Kristen Britain
        55. Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
        56. The Harvest by Chuck Wendig
        57. Haunting Violet by Alyzandra Harvey 
        58. How To Tell Toledo From the Night Sky by Lydia Netzger
        59. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
        60. Ice Like Fire by Sarah Raash
        61. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
        62. Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
        63. The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
        64. In the After by Demitiria Lunetta
        65. In the End by Demitiria Lunetta
        66. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen
        67. In the Woods by Tara French
        68. Intangible by J. Meyers
        69. Kill Kiss Vanish by Jessica Martinez
        70. Kingdom of Rarities by Eric Dinerstein
        71. Kissing in America by Margo Raab
        72. Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke
        73. The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
        74. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
        75. Let's Get Lost by Ali Alsaid
        76. Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
        77. The Lies About the Truth by Courtney C. Stevens
        78. The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
        79. Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
        80. Lock and Mori by Heather Pretty
        81. Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman
        82. Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke
        83. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia 
        84. Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
        85. Master Magician by Charlie Holmberg
        86. Meridian by Josin McQuien
        87. Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig
        88. Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
        89. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
        90. More Than This by Patrick Ness
        91. Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
        92. Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
        93. A New Darkness by Joseph Delancy
        94. Night School by C.J. Daughtery
        95. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
        96. No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown
        97. Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
        98. The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon
        99. Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
        100. Orphanage of Miracles by Amy Neftzger
        101. The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg
        102. Parallel by Lauren Miller
        103. Pretty Girl 13 by Liz Coley
        104. Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
        105. Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer
        106. Rebel by Amy Tintera
        107. Reboot by Amy Tintera
        108. The Rest of the Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
        109. Revived by Cat Patrick
        110. Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt
        111. River Secrets by Shannon Hale
        112. Ruined by Paula Morris
        113. Ruthless by Carol Lee Adams
        114. Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
        115. Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos
        116. Shakespeare on Toast by Ben Crystal
        117. Ship of Brides by Jojo Meyers
        118. Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike
        119. Speechless by Hannah Harrington
        120. Stolen Magic by Gail Carson Levine
        121. Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
        122. Summerland by Eli Hilderbrand
        123. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
        124. Trouble With Flirting by Claire LaZebnick
        125. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
        126. Unbroken by Paula Morris
        127. Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
        128. The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett
        129. The Vanishing Island by Barry Wolverton
        130. Wait for Me by Elizabeth Naughton
        131. What's Broken Between Us by Alexi Bass
        132. What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
        133. The Wicked We Have Done by Sarah Harian
        134. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
        135. The Winterling by Sarah Prineas
        136. Woodcutter by Kate Danley
        137. You Had Me at Hello by Mahairi McFarlane
        138. You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle

        1 comment :

        1. Only one behind on Good reads?! That's fabulous. I keep teetering back and forth between six and seven!



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