#AGameofBooksathon | Progress Update #2

As I mentioned in a previous post, I will be participating in the #AGameofBooksathon Reading Challenge created by Noura @ The Perks of Being Noura! A lot of the books I had planned to read for this round I actually ended up reading early, so there is quite a bit of difference between this post and my original TBR for these challenges! I was able to read books from four of the categories, which allowed me to achieve Noble status! I had such fun completing participating in this reading challenge! ✨


ROUND TWO

FANTASY
📚Beast of the Frozen Sun (Frozen Sun Saga #1) by Jill Criswell

HORROR
📚 N/A

SCIENCE FICTION / HISTORICAL FICTION
📚 The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

YOUNG ADULT
📚 The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1) by Margaret Owen

MIDDLE GRADE
📚 N/A

MYSTERY
📚 N/A

CONTEMPORARY / ROMANCE
📚On the Corner of Love and Hate by Nina Bocci


 

#AGameofBooksathon | Progress Update #1

As I mentioned in a previous post, I will be participating in the #AGameofBooksathon Reading Challenge created by Noura @ The Perks of Being Noura! The first round ran from June 1st to July 1st. I was able to read all the books I had planned in June and crossed off ten prompts (some of which were doubled up) which allowed me to achieve the Queen status! 👑 This challenge has been a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to the next round!


ROUND ONE

THE GAME OF THRONES: First Book in a Series/Trilogy
📚 Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) by Elizabeth Lim

HOUSE TARGARYEN: Book with Mythical Creature or Dragons
📚 Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1) by Rosaria Munda

DAENERYS: Book Featuring a Strong Female Character
📚 Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

WESTEROS: Book Set in a Fictional Place
📚 Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) by Elizabeth Lim

HOUSE TYRELL: Book with a Plant on the Cover or Green Cover
📚 Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

HOUSE STARK: Book That has a Family Dynamic or Siblings
📚 House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

HOUSE LANNISTER: Book with a Red Cover
📚 Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1) by Rosaria Munda

HOUSE GREYJOY: Book with Pirates or a Story Set at Sea
📚 The Beholder (The Beholder #1) by Anna Bright

HOUSE BARATHEON: Book with a King or Queen / Royalty
📚 The Beholder (The Beholder #1) by Anna Bright

A CLASH OF KINGS: Sequel
📚 Kingsbane (Empirium #2) by Claire Legrand

WILDLINGS: Paranormal
📚 N/A


 

A Game of Booksathon Reading Challenge

I’m so excited to be joining the #AGameofBooksathon Reading Challenge created by Noura @ The Perks of Being Noura! This challenge looked way too fun to pass up, and since it’s Game of Thrones themed, it was an obvious choice for me to sign up. I’ve tentatively created my TBR for the reading challenges, but the books may or may not change as I go on.

If you’re interested in the challenge or want more information about it, head on over to this page! The readathon will begin as follows:

  • Round One: June 1st – July 1st
  • Round Two: July 2nd – August 1st
  • Round Three: June – December 31st

For each round, participants should choose the levels they want to follow as they complete the challenges:

ROUND ONE

  • Knight: 1–3 Categories
  • Noble: 4– 7 Categories
  • King/Queen: 8–11 Categories

(NOTE: You can double up prompts. 11 prompts is pretty ambitious so you can read the same book for more than 1 prompt.)

ROUND TWO:

  • Knight: 1–2 Categories
  • Noble: 3– 5 Categories
  • King/Queen: 6–7 Categories

ROUND ONE

THE GAME OF THRONES: First Book in a Series/Trilogy
📚 Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) by Elizabeth Lim

HOUSE TARGARYEN: Book with Mythical Creature or Dragons
📚 Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1) by Rosaria Munda

DAENERYS: Book Featuring a Strong Female Character
📚 Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

WESTEROS: Book Set in a Fictional Place
📚 Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) by Elizabeth Lim

HOUSE TYRELL: Book with a Plant on the Cover or Green Cover
📚 Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

HOUSE STARK: Book That has a Family Dynamic or Siblings
📚 House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

HOUSE LANNISTER: Book with a Red Cover
📚 Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1) by Rosaria Munda

HOUSE GREYJOY: Book with Pirates or a Story Set at Sea
📚 The Beholder (The Beholder #1) by Anna Bright

HOUSE BARATHEON: Book with a King or Queen / Royalty
📚 The Beholder (The Beholder #1) by Anna Bright

A CLASH OF KINGS: Sequel
📚 DEV1AT3 (Lifelike #2) by Jay Kristoff

WILDLINGS: Paranormal
📚 N/A


ROUND TWO

FANTASY
📚 The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R. F. Kuang

HORROR
📚 N/A

SCIENCE FICTION / HISTORICAL FICTION
📚 Emmie and the Tudor King by Natalie Murray

YOUNG ADULT
📚 The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1) by Margaret Owen

MIDDLE GRADE
📚 N/A

MYSTERY
📚 N/A

CONTEMPORARY / ROMANCE
📚 Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer


ROUND THREE

My goal is to finish A Dance with Dragons. Between school and work and my ever-growing list of books to read, I haven’t been making much progress with this book. I’m hoping that with this challenge, I’ll have it finished by the end of the year!


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2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge – June Update

Here we are again, with another update for the Beat the Backlist Challenge! The good news: I’ve been reading a lot of backlist books. The bad news: I have a bad habit of not reading any on my list and finding new ones to read instead. #readerproblems


I’ve seen other blogs join this challenge and thought it would be a great way to hold myself responsible for reading more books on my backlist. There are still a bunch of books from last year that I didn’t get around to reading so this challenge is perfect for me. The goal I’m going to set for myself is 20 books. Hopefully, this will help me get to those books that have been sitting on the back-burner for awhile.

If you’re interested in the challenge or want more information about it, head on over to this page. The simple rules are:

  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. You have an ENTIRE YEAR to complete your goal!
  • Books must be released prior to 2018 to count for this challenge. Although we love new releases too, this isn’t the challenge for them.

MY BEAT THE BACKLIST BOOKS:

   1. THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM by Elise Kova
2. BEFORE SHE IGNITES by Jodi Meadows
   3. THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO by F.C. Yee

   4. FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao
5. THE LAST NAMSARA by Kristen Ciccarelli
   6. LAST STAR BURNING by Caitlin Sangster
   7. THE LIBRARY OF FATES by Aditi Khorana

   8. THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
   9. NOW I RISE by Kiersten White 
   10. ONE DARK THRONE by Kendare Blake
11. PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacey Jay
   12. RED RISING by Pierce Brown
13. RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer
14. THE SHIP BEYOND TIME by Heidi Heilig

   15. A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE by Shari Lapena
   16. THAT INEVITABLE VICTORIAN THING by E.K. Johnston
17. THIS ADVENTURE ENDS by Emma Mills
18. THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
19. WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE by Lana Popović
20. THE WISHGRANTER by C. J. Redwine

ADD-ONS:

✓ THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger
 GARDEN OF THORNS by Amber Mitchell
✓ FIRST & THEN by Emma Mills
ALEX, APPROXIMATELY
by Jenn Bennett
FOOLISH HEARTS by Emma Mills

2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge | March Update

I’ve been trying to pace myself and set a small goal of reading 2-3 backlist books a month, and it’s been going pretty good so far! I plan to post quarterly updates of the challenge in order to keep track of my progress.


I’ve seen other blogs join this challenge and thought it would be a great way to hold myself responsible for reading more books on my backlist. There are still a bunch of books from last year that I didn’t get around to reading so this challenge is perfect for me. The goal I’m going to set for myself is 20 books. Hopefully, this will help me get to those books that have been sitting on the back-burner for awhile.

If you’re interested in the challenge or want more information about it, head on over to this page. The simple rules are:

  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. You have an ENTIRE YEAR to complete your goal!
  • Books must be released prior to 2018 to count for this challenge. Although we love new releases too, this isn’t the challenge for them.

MY BEAT THE BACKLIST BOOKS:

    1. THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM by Elise Kova
    2. BEFORE SHE IGNITES by Jodi Meadows
    3. THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO by F.C. Yee

    4. FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao
 ✓5. THE LAST NAMSARA by Kristen Ciccarelli
    6. LAST STAR BURNING by Caitlin Sangster
    7. THE LIBRARY OF FATES by Aditi Khorana

    8. THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
    9. NOW I RISE by Kiersten White 
    10. ONE DARK THRONE by Kendare Blake
 ✓11. PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacey Jay
    12. RED RISING by Pierce Brown
 ✓13. RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer
 ✓14. THE SHIP BEYOND TIME by Heidi Heilig
    15. A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE by Shari Lapena
    16. THAT INEVITABLE VICTORIAN THING by E. K. Johnston 
    17. THIS ADVENTURE ENDS by Emma Mills
    18. THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
    19. WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE by Lana Popović
    20. THE WISH GRANTER by C.J. Redwine

ADD-ONS:

✓ THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger
GARDEN OF THORNS by Amber Mitchell