Reading Challenges 2014.



Hosted by: Evie Bookish.

We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they're gifted to us.. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we'll finally decide to pick them up..

Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is a book that's been sitting on your shelf for some time now. Short stories and novellas are OK, too! Only books released in 2013 and earlier! NO 2014 ARCs and 2014 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!

11-20 - A Friendly Hug
21-30 - First Kiss

31-40 - Sweet Summer Fling

41-50 - Could this be love?

50+ - Married With Children

I've been planning to read more books from my TBR pile for such a long time, so when I came across this reading challenges I just knew I had to participate. I even joined the mailing list to be sure that I'm up to date. I don't want to force myself to much, so for now I'm going to stick with 21-30 books, First kiss. I can always try to aim higher.

Read:

1. Juliet Marillier - Flame of Seven Waters.
2. Megan Whalen Turner - The thief.
3. Megan Whalen Turner - The queen of Attolia.
4. Kristin Cashore - Graceling.
5. Holly Black - Poison eaters and other stories.
6. Alex Flinn - Cloaked.
7. Abby Grahame - Wentworth hall.
8. Melanie Dickerson - The captive maiden.
9. Maria Snyder - Fire study.
10. Maggie Stiefvater - The raven boys.

11. A.C Gaughen - Lady Thief.
12. Jane Austen - Emma.

13. Veronica Roth - Allegiant.
14. Alison Goodman - Eon.
15. 
Maggie Stiefvater - The dream thieves.
16. Susan Ee - Angelfall.
17. Cat Winters - In the shadow of blackbirds.
18. Elizabeth May - The falconer.
19. Melina Marchetta - Finnikin of the rock.
20. Leigh Bardugo - Ruin and Rising.
21. Alison Goodman - Eona.
22. Chris Colfer - The wishing spell.
23. Sara Manning - Adorkable.
24. M.R Carey - The girl with all the gifts.
25. Kristin Cashore - Fire.
26. Libba Bray - The Diviners.
27. Philippa Gregory - Changeling.
28. Sarah J. Maas - The assassin's blade.
29. Kristin Cashore - Bitterblue.
30. Rainbow Rowell - Fangirl.
31. Jennifer A. Nielsen - The false prince.
32. Kasie West - Pivot Point.
33. Susan Ee - World after.
34. Laini Taylor - Days of blood and starlight.
35. Laini Taylor - Dreams of Gods and monsters.
36. Marie Rutkoski - The winner's curse.
37. Shannon Hale - The goose girl.
38. Shannon Hale - Enna Burning.
39. Shannon Hale - River secrets.
40. Kasie West - Split second.
41. Miriam Forster - City of a thousand dolls.
42. A.G Howard - Unhinged.
43. Zoƫ Marriott - Daughter of the flames.
44. Mindy McGinnis - Not a drop to drink.
45. Sarah J. Maas - Heir of fire.
46. Rae Carson - The girl of fire and thorns stories.
47. Lenore Appelhans - Level 2.
48. Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar children.
49. Heidi Schulz - Hook's revenge.
50. Sherry Thomas - The burning sky.
51. Maggie Stiefvater - Blue Lily, Lily Blue.
52. William Ritter - Jackaby.
53. Katherine Longshore - Tarnish.
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Hosted by  Rachel @ Fiktshun and Reanna @ Phantasmic ReadsThe 2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2014.
1-10: Apprentice
11-20: Journeyman
21-30: Master
31-40: Grand Master
40+:  Adept

Hi, my name is Mel and I'm a book addict. Every time I take a peek on Netgalley/Edelweiss I end up with newly requested/downloaded books. To get a hold on myself, I'm not going to request/download new eARC's until I've finished the ones I have. I'm going to try to achieve 21-30 Master.

Read
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1. Ruth Warburton - Witch finder. (eARC)
2. Rosamund Hodge - Cruel beauty. (ARC)
3. Danielle L. Jensen - Stolen Songbird. (ARC)
4. Amalie Howard - The almost girl. (eARC)
5. Pierdomenico Baccalario - Suitcase of stars (eARC)
6. Anthology - Grim. (eARC)

7. Cayla Kluver - The queen's choice (eARC)
8. Karen Foxlee - Ophelia and the Marvelous boy (eARC)

9. J. Nelle Patrick - Tsarina (eARC)
10. Brandy Purdy - The Boleyn bride (eARC)
11. Julie Murphy - Side effects may vary (eARC).
12. Dan Wells - Ruins (ARC)
13. Michelle Diener - The golden apple (eARC)
14. Gabel & Klam - Elusion (ARC)

15. Katherine Ewell - Dear killer (eARC)
16. Colleen Oakes - Queen of hearts (eARC)
17. Yvonne Ventreca - Pandemic (eARC)
18. Julie Kagawa - The forever song (eARC)
19. Sarah Strohmeyer - The secrets of Lily Graves (eARC)
20. 
Anne Blankman - Prisoner of night and fog (eARC)
21. Alyssa B. Sheinmel - Second star (eARC)
COMPLETED: 04/11/14.
23. Jennifer Donnelly - Deep blue. (eARC)
24. Sarah Raughley - Feather bound. (eARC)

25. Amy Tintera - Rebel (ARC)
26. Amy Plum - After the end (ARC)
27. Cammie McGovern - Say what you will. (ARC)
28. Merrie Haskell - The castle behind thorns (eARC)
29. Kasie West - On the fence (eARC)
30. J.A White - The thickety (eARC)
31. Lindsay Cummings - The murder complex (ARC)
32. Alex Mallory - Wild (ARC)
33. Lisa Ann O'Kane - Essence (eARC)
34. Tracy Barett - The stepsister's tale (eARC)
35. Katrina Leno - Half life of Molly Pierce (eARC)
36. Jodi Lynn Anderson - The vanishing season (eARC)
37. Erica Johanson - The queen of the Tearling (eARC)
38. Mary E. Pearson - The kiss of deception (EARC)
39. Amy Zhang - Falling into place (eARC)
40. Elissa Sussman - Stray (eARC)
41. Heather Demetrios - Exquisite captive (eARC)
42. Bethany Griffin - The fall (eARC)
43. Amy Ewin - The Jewel (eARC)
44. Kiersten White - Illusions of fate (eARC)
45. Lackey & Mallory - House of the four winds (eARC)
46. Kat Zhang - Echoes of us (ARC)
47. Laura Ruby - Bone gap (eARC)
48. Mindy McGinnis - In a handful of dust (ARC)
49. Miriam Forster - Empire of shadows (ARC)
50. Cat Winters - The cure for dreaming (ARC)
51. Sara Raasch - Snow like ashes (eARC)
52. Natalie Parker - Beware the wild (eARC)
53. Claudia Gray - A thousand pieces of you (eARC)
54. MarcyKate Connolly - Monstrous (eARC)
55. Rhiannon Thomas - A wicked thing (eARC)
56. Victoria Avery - Red Queen (eARC)
57. Meghan Shepherd - A cold legacy (eARC)
58. Victoria Lamb - Witchstruck (eARC)
59. Paul Durham - The luck uglies (eARC)
60. Sherry Thomas - The perilous sea (ARC)
61. Kimberley Griffiths Little - Forbidden (ARC)
62. Heather Dixon - Illusionarium (eARC)
63. A.G Howard - Ensnared (ARC)
64. Nova Ren Suma - The walls around us (eARC)
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Hosted by: Blog of Erised.

Level 1: Recruit (1 to 6 books)
Level 2: Rebel (7 to 12 books)
Level 3: Revolutionist (13 to 18 books)
Level 4: Leader (19+ books)

The challenge will run from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

Reaching Level 4: Leader was not a problem last time and I still have enough Dystopians waiting for me, so I'm going to pick that one as a target for this year too!

Read:
1. Rick Yancey - The 5th wave.
2. Amalie Howard - The almost girl.
3. Dan Wells - Ruins.
4. Gabel & Klam - Elusion.
5. Yvonne Ventresca - Pandemic.
6. Veronica Roth - Divergent.
7. Veronica Roth - Insurgent.
8. Veronica Roth - Allegiant.
9. Amy Tintera - Rebel.
10. 
Amy Plum - After the end.
11. Susan Ee - Angelfall.
12. Lindsay Cummings - The murder complex.
13. Kat Zhang - Once we were.
14. Lisa Ann O'Kane - Essence.

15. M.R Carey - The girl with all the gifts.
16. Amy Ewin - The Jewel.
17. Kat Zhang - Echoes of us.
18. Mindy McGinnis - Not a drop to drink.
19. Mindy McGinnis - In a handful of dust.

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I was already doing some sort of series challenge for myself, but I decided to join the fun! I'm going for the Platinum badge, which means I will finish at least 12 series.


Read:
1. Juliet Marillier - Seven Waters (6 books)
2. Dan Wells - Partials sequence (3 books)
3. Julie Kagawa - Blood of Eden (3 books)
4. Veronica Roth - Divergent (3 books)
5. Amy Tintera - Reboot (2 books)
6. Rae Carson - Girl of fire and thorns (3 books)
7. Leigh Bardugo - Grisha (3 books)
8. Alison Goodman - Eona (2 books)
9. Robin LaFevers - His fair assassin (3 books)
10. Kristin Cashore - Graceling Realm (3 books)
11. Laini Taylor - Daughter of smoke and bone (3 books)
12. Kasie West - Pivot point (2 books)
13. Kat Zhang - Hybrid chronicles (3 books)
14. Mindy McGinnis - Not a drop to drink (2 books)
15. Kendare Blake - Anna dressed in blood (2 books)
16. A.G Howard - Splintered (3 books)

Want to finish:
1. Gail Carriger - Parasol protectorate (Heartless & Timeless)
2. Rae Carson - The bitter kingdom (novella's optional)
3. Juliet Marillier - Seven waters (Flame of Seven Waters)
4. Jenni James - Fairy tale collection (Rumpelstilskin, Cinderella, Jack and the beanstalk, Snow white, The frog prince & Twelve dancing princesses)
5. Adam Gidwitz - A tale dark and Grimm (The Grimm conclusion)
6. Dan Wells - Partials sequence (Ruins)
7.Marie Lu - Legend (Champion)
8. Leigh Bardugo - Grisha (Ruin and Rising)
9. Mary Pearson - Jenna Fox chronicles (Fox Forever)
10. Lauren DeStefano - Wither (Fever)
11. Kendare Blake - Anna dressed in blood (Girl of nightmares)
12. Veronica Roth - Divergent (Allegiant)
13. Julie Kagawa - The forever song (Blood of Eden)

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Hosted by: Debz Bookshelf.

Poor Cobbler: 1-3 books
Devilish Wolf: 4-6 books
Lady in Waiting: 7-9 books
Mountain Troll: 10-12 books
Evil Enchantress: 13-15 books
Monstrous Dragon: 16+ books

I met my goal last year without any effort, so I'm going for Monstrous dragon again!

Read:
1. Rosamund Hodge - Cruel beauty.
2. Marissa Meyer - The little Android.
3. Alex Flinn - Cloaked.
4. Melanie Dickerson - The captive maiden.
5. A.C Gaughen - Scarlet.
6. Anthology - Grim.
7. Cathrynne M. Valente - The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making.
8. Karen Foxlee - Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy.

9. A.C Gaugen - Lady Thief.
10. Michelle Diener - The golden apple.
11. Colleen Oakes - Queen of Hearts.

12. Alyssa B. Sheinmel - Second star.
13. Sarah Raughley - Feather bound.
14. Alethea Kontis - Hero.

15. Merrie Haskell - The castle behind thorns.
16. Jenni James - Rumpelstiltskin.
17. Alex Mallory - Wild.
18. Tracy Barrett - The stepsister's tale.
19. Chris Colfer - The wishing spell.
20. Elissa Sussman - Stray.
21. Jenni James - Cinderella.
22. Bethany Griffin - The fall.
23. Shannon Hale - The goose girl.
24. Jenni James - Jack and the beanstalk.
25. A.G Howard - Unhinged.
26. Heidi Schulz - Hook's revenge.
27. C.S Evans - Sleeping Beauty.
28. Rhiannon Thomas - A wicked thing.
29. Heather Dixon - Illusionarium.
30. A.G Howard - Ensnared.

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Bingo challenge hosted by: Kristilyn & Anne.

The FREE SQUARES are a little different this year — now you can use those squares to read ANY book you like of any genre! Woo! If you read one book for the “1 book” in any category, you can’t change it later on when you read another book to “2 books.” Once a square is crossed off, it’s crossed off for good!
Read:
TBR PILE.
1. Megan Whalen Turner - The thief.
2. Megan Whalen Turner - The queen of Attolia.
3. Alex Flinn - Cloaked.
4. Melanie Dickerson - The captive maiden.
5. Maria Snyder - Fire study.
6. Holly Black - Poison eaters & other stories.
7. Veronica Roth - Allegiant.
8. Maggie Stiefvater - The dream thieves.
9. Susan Ee - Angelfall.
10. Cat Winters - In the shadow of blackbirds.
11. Elizabeth May - The falconer.
12. Melina Marchetta - Finnikin of the rock.
13. Leigh Bardugo - Ruin and Rising.
14. Alison Goodman - Eona.
15. Chris Colfer - The wishing spell.

MIX IT UP.
1. Contemporary: Sarah Strohmeyer - Smart girls get what they want.
2. Re-read: A.C Gaughen - Scarlet.
3. FREE SQUARE: Sci-fi: Gabel & Klam - Elusion.
4. Classic: Jane Austen - Emma.
5. Non-fictie: anthology Dear Bully.


SERIES.
1. Juliet Marillier - Flame of seven waters.
2. Amalie Howard - The almost girl.
3. A.C Gaughen - Lady Thief.
4. Michelle Diener- The golden apple.
5. Veronica Roth - Divergent.
6. Julie Kagawa - The forever song.
7. Veronica Roth - Divergent.
8. Anne Blankman - Prisoner of night and fog.
9. Veronica Roth - Insurgent.
10. George R.R Martin - A clash of kings.
11. Kimberly Derting - The taking.
12. Sarah J. Maas - The assassin's blade.
13. Alison Goodman - Eon.
14. Alethea Kontis - Hero.
15. Amy Tintera - Rebel.

GENRES.
1. Fantasy: Kristin Cashore - Graceling.
2. Dystopian: Rick Yancey - The 5th wave.
3. Historical: Abby Grahame - Wentworth hall.
4. FREE Paranormal: Maggie Stiefvater - The raven boys.
5. Mystery: Katherine Ewell - Dear killer.

NEW RELEASES.
1. Ruth Warburton - Witch finder.
2. Rosamund Hodge - Cruel beauty.
3. Danielle L. Jensen - Stolen songbird.
4. Anthology Grim.
5. Cayla Kluver - The queen's choice.
6. Pierdomenico - Suitcase of stars.
7. Karen Foxlee - Ophelia and the Marvelous boy.
8. J. Nelle Patrick - Tsarina.
9. Julie Murphy - Side effects may vary.
10. Dan Wells - Ruins.
11. Yvonne Ventersca - Pandemic.
12. Sarah Strohmeyer - The secrets of Lily Graves.
13. Alyssa B. Sheinmel - Second star.
14. Jennifer Donnelly - Deep blue.
15. Sarah Raughley - Feather bound.

1 comment:

  1. So excited that you're doing the Fairy Tales Retold Challenge again! You beat me this year, so I don't doubt you'll beat me again in 2014!

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