Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Series A Month - 2016 Challenge

The A Series A Month challenge is going to be a real challenge for me. I have several series I have started and not completed, or that I want to start. Binge reading series is a problem for me as after a couple books I get tired of the characters/world and need a change. Hopefully this challenge will push me to make it through some series. *crosses fingers*

My List:
 If I start feeling really ambitious:
I am not assigning months yet, going to pick as I go along!

Have suggestions for other series you think I should read? Tell Me!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Rock My TBR - 2016 Challenge

I am so excited to be participating in Sarah's Rock my TBR challenge next year! Currently I have over 100 books on my shelves that I haven't read, and I hope I can get through most of them with this challenge. I have chosen 13 of those books that I definitely want to read. If you are going to be reading them or any of these others I haven't read yet and want to buddy read let me know!

Now for my list:

  • Dumplin - Julie Murphy
  • The Diviners - Libba Bray
  • Burn for Burn & Fire With Fire - Jenny Han
  • Requiem - Lauren Oliver
  • Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi
  • Catching Jordan - Miranda Kenneally
  • We Were Liars - E. Lockhart
  • Paperweight - Meg Haston
  • Magnolia - Kristi Cook
  • Fire & Flood - Victoria Scott
  • The Young Widows Club - Alexandra Coutts
  • Maybe One Day - Melissa Kantor
 Are you doing this challenge? What do you hope to read?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

2016 the year of the book challenge!

As many of you know I recently completed college. YAY ME!
This means I will have tons more time for reading in 2016. So I have decided to make 2016 the year of the book challenges. I have never really done a reading challenge before aside from GoodReads and one round of Bingo, and I am super excited to be doing this. I am participating in 5 challenges, not really sure how some will go but I'm going to try my  best. If I don't complete them all at least I tried. 

Now for the challenges:

1) Holiday Bingo: Hosted by Pretty Deadly Reviews it goes for 3 month intervals. This round is December-Feburary.

2) Backlist Books: Also hosted by Pretty Deadly Reviews This one I am 90% sure I can rock! Almost every book I read is already backlist so this challenge was made for me. 

3) PopSugar: not to sure how I'll do on this one but it looks like fun.

4) Rock my TBR: Hosted by The YA Book Traveler I have over 100 books on my TBR shelf so this challenge will be very helpful if I can stick to it. (post to come on what books I hope to read)

5) Series a Month: Hosted by Love At First Page This one is one that can be fun but not sure how I will do. I have tons of series I want to read/finish but I'm not great at binge reading books. Reading a series in a month even a short one will be a challenge.

You can join me in these challenges here:
1) Holiday Bingo
2) Backlist Books
3) Popsugar
4) Rock my TBR
5) Series a Month

Wish me luck on my challenges!
Are you doing any challenges in 2016? Which ones?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: New to me Authors

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is about new to me authors. 2015 has been filled with a lot of authors that I have never read before, so it was kind of hard to pick just 10 but I did it! Here it goes:

  1. Becky Albertalli: Simon is my new best friend. He is the greatest person ever with tons of wonderfully quotable points that the world should listen to.
  2. Aisha Saeed: I learned so  much about other lifestyles from Written in the Stars. One of my favorite books of the year!
  3. Gayle Forman: I was told to wait until I had both books to read Just One Day but i couldn't hold out any longer. It was amazing!
  4. Courtney Stevens: This lady really knows how to punch you in the stomach all while making everything be okay. 
  5. Jennifer Mathieu: I have never read a more truthful book about high school kids than The Truth About Alice
  6. Kiera Cass: The Selection series is the quickest I have ever read a complete series(at least what has been published) Kiera Cass writes in such a cute fun way.
  7. Emily Griffin: I don't read many adult books but Emily Griffin is so funny!
  8. Adam Silvera: More Happy Than Not is such an interesting concept. Would you forget?
  9. Alex Flinn: My first retelling, and now I want to read more!
  10. J. K. Rowling: Yes!
    That is correct I just started Harry Potter this year. Why did you let me wait so long???
 All the authors I have read this year new or old to me are amazing and I cannot wait to read more from all of them.

Who do you think I should put on my radar for next year?

*TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, be sure to check them out.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Back to School Bingo Wrap Up

I participated in my first challenge aside from Goodreads. I did Pretty Deadly Reviews Back to School Bingo, which covered September-November. Here is my card:

And the books I read:
  • Cinder: Marissa Meyer
  • Something Blue: Emily Griffin
  • The Lies About Truth: Courtney Stevens
  • Written in the Stars: Aisha Saeed
  • Catching Fire: Suzanne Collins
  • Just One Day: Gayle Forman
  • Everything Everything: Nicola Yoon
  • Pants on Fire: Meg Cabot
  • The Trouble With Destiny: Lauren Morrill
  • Is My Sister Dying: Alida Young
  • Hex Hall: Rachel Hawkins
  • Fixing Delilah: Sarah Ockler (Counting this one even though I finished it on the 1st)

I only got 1 bingo but I'm happy with it. Think I did pretty good for my first challenge while working and going to school. Looking forward to Holiday Bingo!!