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2017 Reading Challenges

 
Hosted by Wendy the Super Librarian

What is the TBR Challenge?

Once a month participants pulls a long-neglected book out of their TBR (To-Be-Read) piles, read it, and provide "commentary" on that book on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Commentary on your chosen read can happen anywhere online: your blog, Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads etc. You can sign up here.

Commentary "due dates" and themes for 2017 are below:
January 18 - We Love Short Shorts! (category romance, short stories, novella etc.)
February 15 - New-To-You Author
March 15 - Comfort Read (Favorite Author? Favorite Trope? Favorite Sub Genre?)
April 19 - Contemporary
May 17 - Something Different (outside your comfort zone, unusual setting, non-romance etc.)
June 21 - Favorite Trope (a favorite theme - amnesia? secret baby? fairy tale? friends-to-lovers? etc.)
July 19 - Series Catch-Up (a book from a series you're behind on)
August 16 - Kicking It Old School (publication date 10 years or older)
September 20 - Historical
October 18 - Paranormal or Romantic Suspense
November 15 - Recommended Read (a book recommended to you by someone)
December 20 - Holiday Themes


COMPLETED
January -- Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole
February -- The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
March -- Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

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Hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup/The Herd Presents.

This challenge is about diving into specific genres/sub genres you love or just want to check out in 2017. You get to pick your genre(s).  You can sign up here.

MY CHALLENGE GOALS:  I want to read 80 historical romances, 25 contemporary romances, and 30 paranormal romances/urban fantasies.

COMPLETED

Historical Romance
1. The Untouchable Earl by Amy Sandas
2. Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole
3. The Soldier's Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian
4. Someone to Love by Mary Balogh
5. Mogul by Joanna Shupe
6. Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen
7. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
8. Breathless by Beverly Jenkins
9. If the Duke Demands by Anna Harrington
10. The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian
11. Moonlight on My Mind by Jennifer McQuiston

Contemporary Romance
1. As I Am by A.M. Arthur
2. Body Rocks by A.M. Arthur
3. A Better Man by Candis Terry
4. Pretty Face by Lucy Parker
5. Steady Stroke by A.M. Arthur
6. Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

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Hosted by Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard.

Have you been reading so many new books that you don’t have time to get to the older titles on your want-to-read list?  The Backlist Reader Challenge (#BacklistReader) is a year-long challenge for all those older books that have been piling up on your TBR pile and to-read list — not just the ones you own, but the ones you’ve been wanting to read for a while now.  You can sign up here.  

MY CHALLENGE GOAL: I want to read 40 books from my to-read list or TBR pile.

COMPLETED
1. Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole
2. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
3. Moonlight on My Mind by Jennifer McQuiston


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Hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup/The Herd Presents

This challenge is all about pushing your boundaries and trying something new!  You can sign up here.

MY CHALLENGE GOAL: 30 books by new to me authors

COMPLETED
1. Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole
2. The Soldier's Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian
3. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
4. A Better Man by Candis Terry

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Hosted by Renee @ Addicted to Romance.

This challenge is to be centered around historical romance. I know that there are many wonderful romance that have become forgotten or not top priority. This is a way for those to discover those hidden gems. Any of these books can be from your aging TBR pile or they can be recently added to your wish lists. Any historical romance published before 2008 is up for grabs.  You can sign-up here.

CHALLENGE GOALS: 5-10 Books -- The Newbie Looking for Swoon Worthy Adventure

COMPLETED

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