READING CHALLENGES UPDATE – APRIL 2017

 

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Time for my fourth update for my progress on the multiple reading challenges I am undertaking in 2017.

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NETFLIX AND BOOKS CHALLENGE:

 

In April I read one book that has been made into a TV Show and watched the first season of it on Netflix.

 

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

 

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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 April I read 17, 386 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 April read 7 retellings:

 

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine

Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Ensnared by Rita Stradling

Ash by Malinda Lo

The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

 

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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 April I read 4 debut novels:

 

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell

Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

 

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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 April I focused on:

 

A book with “Yellow” or any shade of yellow

 

The book that met this prompt was:

 

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine

 

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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 with Multiple Authors – Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

A book by or about a person who has a disability – Push Girl by Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love

A book with a title that’s a characters name – Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A book with a month or a day of the week in the title – Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds

A book thats more than 800 pages – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

 

I have now completed 19 out of the 52 challenges for this challenge.

 

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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 April I completed 4 of the challenges

 

Main Character in a wheelchair – Push Girl by Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love

D/deaf / Hard of Hearing Main Character – You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner 

Own Voices Latinx M/C – Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Retelling with M/C belonging to LGBTQIA+ – Ash by Malinda Lo

 

I have now completed 12 out of the 36 squares

 

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE READING CHALLENGE:

 

I read 15 Contemporary Romances in April 2017:

 

Deep by Kylie Scott, Dangerous Rock by Crystal Kaswell,The Goal by Elle Kennedy, Confess by Colleen Hoover, Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray, Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Undeclared by Jen Frederick, The Slope Rules by Melanie Hooyenga, Other Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood, Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski, Love Me Never by Sara Wolf, Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman, The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight, No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista, & Bridget Jones’s Diaries by Helen Fielding

 

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AROUND THE YEAR IN 52 BOOKS:

 

I completed 4 out of the 52 challenges in April:

 

A book based on a myth – Everneath by Brodi Ashton

A book written by at least two authors – Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A book with a long title (5+ words) – Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

A time travel novel – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

 

This means I have completed 21 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 April I read 17 books for #RockmyTBR.

 

Deep by Kylie Scott, Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Confess by Colleen Hoover, Switched by Amanda Hocking, Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Divine by Mistake by P.C. Cast, Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon, A Quick Bite by Lynsey Sands, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, One Bite With A Stranger by Christine Warren, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Selection by Kiera Cass, Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova, A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest, Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding, & Everneath by Brodi Ashton.

 

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FLIGHTS OF FANTASY READING CHALLENGE:

 

I have completed my reading goal for this challenge. In April I read 21 Fantasy books:

 

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine, Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Switched by Amanda Hocking, The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Divine by Mistake by P.C. Cast, Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon, A Quick Bite by Lynsey Sands, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, One Bite With a Stranger by Christine Warren, Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Ensnared by Rita Stradling, The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins, Ash by Melinda Lo, Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova, A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest, The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey, Everneath by Brodi Ashton, & Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

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AUDIOBOOK CHALLENGE:

 

I finished 04 audiobooks in April:

 

Switched by Amanda Hocking

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey 

 

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NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS CHALLENGE:

 

I read 6 e-galleys in April:

 

Other Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood, Ensnared by Rita Stradling, Mer by Joelle Sellner, Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray, Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey, & Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski

 

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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 April the creature was – Mermaid.

The book that met this challenge was:

Mer by Joelle Sellner

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NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE:

 

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

 

Deep by Kylie Scott, The Goal by Elle Kennedy, Confess by Colleen Hoover, Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Undeclared by Jen Frederick, & The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight.

 

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AUSSIE AUTHOR READING CHALLENGE:

 

In April I read 01 book Aussie Authors.

 

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

 

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BOOK TO MOVIE CHALLENGE:

 

In April I read 2 book that is becoming a movie:

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Bridget Jones’s Diaries by Helen Fielding 

 

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DYSTOPIA READING CHALLENGE:

 

I read one book to meet this challenge in April:

 

The Selection by Kiera Cass

 

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E-BOOK READING CHALLENGE:

 

I read 27 e-books in April:

 

Dangerous Rock by Crystal Kaswell, The Goal by Elle Kennedy, Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey, Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray, Unitl November by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Undeclared by Jen Frederick, Push Girl by Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love, The Slope Rules by Melanie Hooyenga, Divine by Mistake by P.C. Cast, Other Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood, A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands, One Bite With A Stranger by Christine Warren, Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell, Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski, Ensnared by Rita Stradling, The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins, Love Me Never by Sara Wolf, You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner, Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, Ash by Malinda Lo, Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman, The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight, Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova, A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest, No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista, Mer by Joelle Sellner, & Everneath by Brodi Ashton.    

 

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EPISTOLARY READING CHALLENGE:

 

I read 01 epistolary novel in April:

 

Bridget Jones’s Diaries by Helen Fielding 

 

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GRAPHIC NOVELS & MANGA READING CHALLENGE:

 

I completed 02 Graphic Novels / Mangas in April:

Mer by Joelle Sellner

Ms Marvel – Vol #1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson 

 

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LIBRARY LOVE READING CHALLENGE:

 

I read 3 library books / audiobooks in April:

 

Switched by Amanda Hocking

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

 

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NEW RELEASE READING CHALLENGE:

 

In April I read 16 New Release books.

 

The Wish Granter by C.J. RedwineDangerous Rock by Crystal KaswellDuels & Deception by Cindy AnsteyDon’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie RayThe Slope Rules by Melanie HooyengaDaughter of the Pirate King by Tricia LevensellerOther Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan AltwoodFragile Chaos by Amber R. DuellMeg & Linus by Hanna NowinskiEnsnared by Rita StradlingThe Dragon’s Price by Bethany WigginsYou’re Welcome Universe by Whitney GardnerNinja Girl by Cookie O’GormanThe Makeup Test by Vanessa M. KnightMer by Joelle Sellner, & Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas.

 

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READ YOUR BOOKSHELF CHALLENGE:

 

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

 

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FINISH THOSE SERIES READING CHALLENGE:

 

 

In April I started 20 series:

 

Switched by Amanda Hocking – Trylle #1

Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray – Edgelake High School #1

Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds – Until #1

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller – Daughter of the Pirate King #1

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – Outlander #1

Divine by Mistake by P.C. Cast – Partholon #1

A Quick Bite by Lynsey Sands – Argeneau #1

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – All Souls Trilogy #1

One Bite With A Stranger by Christine Warren – The Others #1

Cinder by Marissa Meyer – The Lunar Chronicles #1

The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins – Transference #1

Love Me Never by Sara Wolf – Lovely Vicious #1

The Selection by Kiera Cass – The Selection #1

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova – Brooklyn Brujas #1

A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest – A Shade of Vampire #1

No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista – Dodge Cove #1

The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey – Five Hundred Kingdoms #1

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones #1

Ms. Marvel – Vol #1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson – Ms Marvel #1

Everneath by Brodi Ashton – Everneath #1

 

Continued on 5 series:

 

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine – Ravenspire #2

Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon – Dark Hunter #4

Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Illuminae Files #2

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – The Queen of the Tearing #2

Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon – Dark Hunter #5

 

And finished 2 series:

 

Deep by Kylie Scott – Stage Dive #4

The Goal by Elle Kennedy – Off Campus #4

 

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REDDITS FANTASY BINGO: 

 

This is a challenge that began in April. There is a bingo sheet and I aim to tick off each of the squares through the year. In April I met 3 out of the 25 challenges on the bingo sheet:

 

Novel featuring time travel – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Fantasy Novel Featuring Dragons – The Dragons Price by Bethany Wiggins

Fantasy Novel Featuring Seafaring – Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

 

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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. I think I have made headway on most of the challenges and met some of them too. Let me know in the comments.

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

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