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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 READING CHALLENGES: Wrap-up Post

I participated in six reading challenges this year and was not very successful in most of them.  Here's my 2013 wrap-up post for these challenges:



*PARTIALLY COMPLETED CHALLENGE*


Hosted by Amanda at On a Book Bender and Kelly at Reading the Paranormal.  You can find the introductory post here.

PERSONAL GOALS/LIST OF BOOKS READ

*SERIES STARTING IN 2013
Seriously Series (7-12 series) **COMPLETED**

1. The Ghost and the Goth trilogy by Stacey Kade (3 books)
---Body and Soul

2. Whitetail Rock duet by Anne Tenino (2 books)
---Whitetail Rock
---The Fix

3. Market Garden series by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov (5 books)
---Quid Pro Quo
---Take It Off
---If It Flies
---If It Fornicates
---Capture and Surrender

4. Knitting in the City series by Penny Reid (2 books)
---Neanderthal Seeks Human
---Friends Without Benefits 

5. Bluegrass series by Molly Harper (2 books)
---My Bluegrass Baby
---Rhythm and Bluegrass 

6. Pushing the Limits series by Katie McGarry (4 books)
---Pushing the Limits
---Crossing the Line
---Dare You To
---Crash Into You

7. Hell or High Water series by S.E. Jakes (2 books)
---Catch a Ghost
---Long Time Gone
 
*SERIES STARTED BEFORE 2013
Seriously Spectacular Series Star (18+ series)

1. Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis (2 books)

2. Tales of the Underlight series by Jax Garren (2 books)
---How Beauty Saved the Beast
---How Beauty Loved the Beast

3. Spindle Cove series by Tessa Dare (2 books)
---Beauty and the Blacksmith
---Any Duchess Will Do

4. Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh (2 books)
---Wild Invitation
---Heart of Obsidian 

5. Fairy Tales series by Eloisa James (6 books)
---The Ugly Duchess
---Seduced by a Pirate
---With This Kiss: Part One
---With This Kiss: Part Two
---With This Kiss: Part Three
---Once Upon a Tower


6. Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep (3 books)
---Crimson Frost
---Spartan Frost
---Midnight Frost

7. Half-Moon Hollow series by Molly Harper (3 books)
---Undead Sublet
---A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses
---I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

8. Theta Alpha Gamma series by Anne Tenino (2 books)
---Sweet Young Thang
---Good Boy 

9. McCabe Trilogy by Maya Banks (2 books)
---Seduction of a Highland Lass
---Never Love a Highlander

10. Maiden Lane series by Elizabeth Hoyt (2 books)
---Lord of Darkness
---Duke of Midnight 

11. Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead (2 books)
---The Fiery Heart

12. Rules of Scoundrels series by Sarah MacLean (2 books)
---No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

13. Brothers Sinister series by Courtney Milan (2 books)
---The Heiress Effect
---The Countess Conspiracy

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*COMPLETED CHALLENGE*

Hosted by the ladies at Under the Covers.

PERSONAL GOALS
I am going to try to read at least 5 books for each category.  I also am going to strive to make all my books for this challenge ADULT rather than a mix of YA and adult.  

CATEGORY 1: VAMPIRES *COMPLETED*
1. Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster
2. Undead Sublet by Molly Harper
3. Lover At Last by JR Ward
4. Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost
5. Bound by Night by Larissa Ione
6. I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper
7. Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian

CATEGORY 2: ANGELS AND DEMONS *COMPLETED*
1. Beauty Awakened by Gena Showalter
2. Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan
3. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
4. Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon
5. Reaver by Larissa Ione

CATEGORY 3: FAE AND MAGIC *COMPLETED*
1. Hammered by Kevin Hearne
2. How Beauty Saved the Beast by Jax Garren
3. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
4. How Beauty Loved the Beast by Jax Garren
5. About a Dragon by G.A. Aiken
6. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
7. A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper
8. Her Mad Hatter by Marie Hall

CATEGORY 4: SHIFTERS AND WEREWOLVES *COMPLETED*
1. Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
2. Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh
3. The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
4. Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster
5. MacRieve by Kresley Cole

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*FAILED CHALLENGE*


Hosted by the wonderful Megan from Megan Likes Books and Jenni at Auntie Spinelli Reads.  

PERSONAL GOAL
To read at least one book that features each of creatures listed below:
  • Vampires
  • Werewolves/Shifters
  • Fey
  • Angels/Nephilim
  • Mermaids
  • Dragons
  • Zombies
  • Demons
  • Witches/Wizards
  • Ghosts
  • Aliens
  • Other (Sirens, Unicorns, Centaurs, etc.)
1. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade [Ghosts]
2. Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster [Vampires]
3. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness [Witches/Wizards]
4. Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade [Ghosts]
5. Body and Soul by Stacey Kade [Ghosts]
6. Undead Sublet by Molly Harper [Vampires]
7. Moonglow by Kristen Callihan [Werewolves/Shifters]
8. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion [Zombies] 
9. Beauty Awakened by Gena Showalter [Angels] 
10. Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh [Werewolves/Shifters]
11. Lover At Last by JR Ward [Vampires]
12. Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost [Vampires]
13. The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper [Werewolves/Shifters] 
14. Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan [Demons] 
15. About a Dragon by G.A. Aiken [Dragons]
16. Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins [Demons]
17. Eon by Alison Goodman [Dragons]
18. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep [Witches/Wizards]
19. Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Aliens]
20. Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep [Other]
21. Spartan Frost by Jennifer Estep [Other]
22. Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster [Werewolves/Shifters]
23. MacRieve by Kresley Cole [Werewolves/Shifters]
24. Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Aliens] 
25. Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Aliens]
26. Origin by Jennifer L. Armenteout [Aliens]
27. A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper [Witches/Wizards]
28. Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep [Other]
29. Bound by Night by Larissa Ione [Vampires]
30. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones [Ghosts]
31. Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon [Vampires] 
32. Her Mad Hatter by Marie Hall [Fey] 
33. The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead [Vampires]
34. I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper [Vampires]
35. Reaver by Larissa Ione [Angels]
36. Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian [Vampires]

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*FAILED CHALLENGE*
Hosted by Amanda at On a Book Bender and Kelly at Reading the Paranormal.  Find the introductory post to the challenge here.  A fabulous challenge devoted to those wonderful free books found throughout the internet.  

PERSONAL GOAL
Penny Pincher Level -- 24 free books

~COMPLETED
1. The Importance of Being Denny by Kari Gregg
2. The Boy Next Door by Annabelle Costa
3. The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson
4. Whitetail Rock by Anne Tenino
5. The Fix by Anne Tenino
6. The Tarnished Knight by Bec McMaster
7. Lazy Sundays by K-lee Klein
8. More Than Friends by Aria Grace
9. His Request by Ava March
10. This Time Next Door by Gretchen Galway
11. Entangled by Lex Valentine
12. Pleasures of Somerville Park by Ava March
13. Her Mad Hatter by Marie Hall
14. Deliberately Unbound by Ava March
15. Deliberately Bound by Ava March
16. Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian

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*FAILED CHALLENGE*


Hosted by Blog of Erised.

PERSONAL GOALS:
Level 3: Revolutionist -- Between 13 and 18 dystopian books.

~COMPLETED

1. A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis
2. Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis
3. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
4. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
5. Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth


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*FAILED CHALLENGE*

 
Hosted by Hobbitsies!

PERSONAL GOALS:
To read 12+ books by debut authors in the YA/MG genre.

~COMPLETED

1. The Mist on Bronte Moor by Aviva Orr
2. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

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