Friday, November 23, 2012

2012 Reading Challenges Update!

Ooh, one last update post! This will be my last update before my final post at the end of next month that tells how I did! *bites nails*

This is the challenge I hosted this year. It was to read 2012 new releases in UF and PNR.

I'm went with dedication level Take Me to the Fae Realm, which means I planned to read 21 - 30 books that fit this challenge. 

Here's my list (so far):
1. The Shadow Reader (McKenzie Lewis #1) by Sandy Williams 
2. Sacrificial Magic (Downside #4) by Stacia Kane
3. Blood on the Bayou (Annabelle Lee #2) by Stacey Jay
4. Once Burned (Night Prince #1) by Jeaniene Frost
5. Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) by Chloe Neill
6. Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell #2) by Jenn Bennett
7. Chasing Magic (Downside #5) by Stacia Kane
8. Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris
9. Shadows Before the Sun (Charlie Madigan #4) by Kelly Gay
9. Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie #2) by Diana Rowland
10. Shadow Bound (Unbound #2) by Rachel Vincent
11. God Save the Queen (Immortal Empire #1) by Kate Locke
12. Firelight (Darkest London #1) by Kristen Callihan
13. Nightshifted (Edie Spence #1) by Cassie Alexander
14. Moonglow (Darkest London #2) by Kristen Callihan
15. The Shattered Dark (McKenzie Lewis #2) by Sandy Williams
16. Discount Armageddon (Incryptid #1) by Seanan McGuire
17. The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2) by Amanda Stevens
18. The Prophet (Graveyard Queen #3) by Amanda Stevens
19. A Blood Seduction (Vamp City #1) by Pamela Palmer
20. Dire Needs (Eternal Wolf Clan #1) by Stephanie Tyler
21. The Seduction of Phaeton Black (Paranormal Investigator #1) by Jillian Stone
22. Blood Before Sunrise by Amanda Bonilla
23. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones
24. Precinct 13 by Tate Hallaway
25. Stalking the Others (H&W Investigations #4) by Jess Haines
26. Tarnished (The St. Croix Chronilces #1) by Karina Cooper
27. The Janus Affair (Ministry of Peculiar Occurances #2) by Philippa Ballantine
28. Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark #1) by Gena Showalter

25/28 books read; 3 more to go!

I'm such a joiner! I have joined two reading challenges for 2012, something I didn't do last year. I'm very excited! First of all, I joined the 2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge, hosted by Evie at Bookish. This challenge is to help motivate us readers to get through those books on our shelves we've been wanting to read but haven't gotten to yet.

You can choose your level of 'commitment' for this challenge, and I chose "A Sweet Kiss". That means I want to read 21 - 30 books from my TBR shelf! Here's my list:

1. Alpha (Shifters #6) by Rachel Vincent
2. The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
3. My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent
4. Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1) by Kelly Armstrong
5. Kindling the Moon (Aracadia Bell #1) by Jenn Bennett
6. Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead
7. One Grave At A Time (Night Huntress #6) by Jeaniene Frost
8. Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica #4) by Larissa Ione
9. Sin Undone (Demonica #5) by Larissa Ione
10. The Hunter (The Legend Chronicles #1) by Theresa Myers
11. The Restorer (Graveyard Queen #1) by Amanda Stevens
12. Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunters #4) by Nalini Singh
13. The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire #1) by Clay Griffith
14. The Iron Duke (Iron Seas) by Meljean Brook
15. Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane #1) by Jaye Wells
16. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
17. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare
18. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare
19. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare
20. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare
21. Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare
22. Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins
23. Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins
25. Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1) by Larissa Ione
26. Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #2) by Larissa Ione
27. Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between (Rhiannon's Law #1) by J.A. Saare
28. Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax #2) by Ann Aguirre 
29. As Lie the Dead (Dreg City #2) by Kelly Meding

9/29 books read, 20 more to go! (I am NOT doing good here!)

I AM FAILING THIS ONE! I will definitely do this challenge again next year, and I've made it a goal to not request so many review books next year as well. There are A LOT of books on my shelf and on my Kindle that just aren't getting read.  :(

I also joined the 2012 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. For this one, I am going to read at least 12 YA books published by brand new authors or authors never published in YA before. I'm very excited about this one too! 

1. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer 
2. The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass
3. Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo
4. The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
5. Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne
6. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
7. Hemlock (Hemlock #1) by Kathleen Peacock
8. Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #1) by Bethany Griffin
9. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
10. The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
11. Defiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine

My #12 is complicated. The rules state the authors can be adult writers writing in the genre of YA for the first time. But my authors I read are such established authors I feel strange calling them debut authors, even though is is their first go at YA. So I'm counting them all as one, #12:

12. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole; Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones; and Iced by 
      Karen Marie Moning

12/12 books read; CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

Alright, we can all see which challenge I'm sucking big time at. But that challenge will be more of my focus for 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome job on the challenges! Even though you might not finish the one challenge, the other two look good. :) I'm starting a few new challenges this years that I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish. Yikes.


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