READING CHALLENGES UPDATE – MARCH 2017

 

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This is my third update for my progress on the multiple reading challenges I am undertaking in 2017. I am making great progress on most of the challenges and others I need to get started on.

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NETFLIX AND BOOKS CHALLENGE:

I have been watching Full House, The Adventures of Merlin and Forensic Files on Netflix but haven’t read any books in March for this challenge.

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PAGES READ CHALLENGE:

This is all about keeping track of my Page Count for the year. My goal is to read 60, 000 pages this year. In the month of January I read 12, 306 pages.

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RETELLINGS READING CHALLENGE:

I love a good retelling so this challenge shouldn’t be a worry for me. My aim is to read 12+ retellings in 2017, that is one a month at least. In the month of March I read 1 retelling.

Beast Charming by Jenniffer Wardell

This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast

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DEBUT AUTHOR CHALLENGE:

The aim of this challenge is pretty self explanatory, it is to read debut books in 2017 and find some amazing new voices. In March I read 4 books by debut authors.

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon

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COLOR CODED READING CHALLENGE:

There are nine prompts in this challenge all focused on the colour of the cover of a book. I decided to focus on one a month. In March I focused on:

A book with “Green” or any shade of green

The book that met this prompt was

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

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POPSUGAR CHALLENGE:

There are 52 prompts in this challenge and I am aiming to complete at least four of them a month and work my way through.

A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long – The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

An audiobook – Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

A book involving a mythical character – My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

A book you brought on a trip – A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

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DIVERSITY BINGO:

This is a 36 square bingo sheet with each square representing a challenge to encourage people to read diversely. In January I completed 1 of the challenges:

POC on the cover – The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Adhieh

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE READING CHALLENGE:

I read 12 Contemporary Romances in March 2017:

Finding Paradise by V.P. Ortiz, Lead by Kylie Scott, Wet by Ashley Bostock, At Any Price by  Brenna Aubrey, The Score by Elle Kennedy, Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, The Two-Night, One-Night Stand by Ryan Ringbloom, Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin, A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody, Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen, The Fix by Sylvie Stewart, and Prude by Jordan S. Gray.

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AROUND THE YEAR IN 52 BOOKS:

I completed 4 out of the 52 challenges in March:

A book that you’ve owned for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading – The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

A book by an author you haven’t read before – A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody

A book you chose randomly – At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey

A book from someone else’s bookshelf – Lumberjanes Vol #1 by Noelle Stevenson

This means I have completed 17 out of the 52 challenges so far.

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#ROCKMYTBR

My aim for this challenge is to read at least one book from my TBR each month. For the book to count it must have been purchased before 2017. In March I read 8 books for #RockmyTBR.

To Catch A Pirate by Jade Parker, The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson, Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur, Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Dance With The Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon, My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent, and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

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FLIGHTS OF FANTASY READING CHALLENGE:

I am aiming to read a minimum of 24 Fantasy books in 2017. In January I read 16 Fantasy books:

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser, Curse of Stars by Donna Compositor, Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein, These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker, These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker, The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson, Celtic Fire by Liz Gavin, Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Acne, Asthma and Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon by Rena Rocford, Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields, Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur, Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Dance With The Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon, About A Dragon by G.A. Aiken, My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent, and Beast Charming by Jenniffer Wardell.

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AUDIOBOOK CHALLENGE:

I finished 1 audiobook in March:

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

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NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS CHALLENGE:

I read 5 e-galleys in January:

The Two-Night, One-Night Stand by Ryan Ringbloom, Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin, Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen, and Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon.

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CREATURE FEATURE:

This is a personal challenge of mine for 2017. Each month I have allocated a creature and I must read at least one book featuring that creature. In January the creature was – Banshee.

The book that met this challenge was:

My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

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NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE:

I am aiming to read at least 36 books in 2017. In March I read 6 New Adult books:

Finding Paradise by V.P. Ortiz – Book you kew nothing about

Lead by Kylie Scott

At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey – Start a new series

The Score by Elle Kennedy

The Two-Night, One-Night Stand by Ryan Ringbloom – Book you can finish in one day

Prude by Jordan S. Gray – Book set in college

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AUSSIE AUTHOR READING CHALLENGE:

In March I did not read any books by Aussie Authors.

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BOOK TO MOVIE CHALLENGE:

In March I read 1 book that is becoming a movie:

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

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DYSTOPIA READING CHALLENGE:

I did not read any dystopian novels in March.

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E-BOOK READING CHALLENGE:

I read 28 e-books in March:

Finding Paradise by V.P. Ortiz, The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser, Curse of Stars by Donna Compositor, Wet by Ashley Bostock, At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey, The Score by Elle Kennedy, Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein, These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker, These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker, Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, The Two-Night, One-Night Stand by Ryan Ringbloom, Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin, Celtic Fire by Liz Gavin, Acne, Asthma and Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon by Rena Rocford, Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields, A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody, Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur, Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen, The Wolf Mirror by Caroline Healy, Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon, About A Dragon by G.A. Aiken, The Fix by Sylvie Stewart, My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent, Just Like You Said It Would Be by C.K. Kelly Martin, Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza, Prude by Jordan S. Gray, Beast Charming by Jenniffer Wardell, and Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon.

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EPISTOLARY READING CHALLENGE:

I did not complete any epistolary novels in March.

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GRAPHIC NOVELS & MANGA READING CHALLENGE:

I completed 2 Graphic Novels / Mangas in March:

Sailor Moon Vol #1 by Naoko Takeuchi

Lumberjanes Vol #1 by Noelle Stevenson

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LIBRARY LOVE READING CHALLENGE:

I read one library book / audiobook in March:

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

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NEW RELEASE READING CHALLENGE: 

In March I read 9 New Release books.

Curse of Stars by Donna CompositorRose Petal Graves by Olivia WildensteinThese Ruthless Deeds by Tarun ShankerQueens of Geek by Jen Wilde, Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin, Celtic Fire by Liz Gavin, Poison’s Kiss by Breeanna Shields, Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen, The Wolf Mirror by Caroline Healey, Just Like You Said It Would Be by C.K. Kelly Martin, Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza, and Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon.

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READ YOUR BOOKSHELF CHALLENGE: 

I have not read any of the books for this challenge in March.

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FINISH THOSE SERIES READING CHALLENGE:

In March I started 17 series:

Curse of Stars by Donna Compositor

Wet by Ashley Bostock

At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey

Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein

These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Celtic Fire by Liz Gavin

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields

Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur

Sailor Moon Vol #1 by Naoko Takeuchi

Lumberjanes Vol #1 by Noelle Stevenson

The Fix by Sylvie Stewart

My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Prude by Jordan S. Gray

And continued on 6 series:

Lead by Kylie Scott

The Score by Elle Kennedy

These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Dance With The Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon

About A Dragon by G.A. Aiken

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I like these monthly posts as they help me keep track of my challenges and how I am progressing on them. For those challenges that I need to start do you have any recommendations? Let me know in the comments.

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

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