Sunday, December 30, 2012

My 2012 Challenges - Wrap Up Post

It's time! Here's how I did in my challenges from the past year!

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

I 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:
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. Gilded (St. Croix Chronicles #2) by Karina Cooper
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. Mr. Real (Code of Shadows #1) by Carolyn Crane
25. Demon's Curse (Imnada Brotherhood #1) by Alexa Egan
26. Tarnished (The St. Croix Chronilces #1) by Karina Cooper
27. Leashing the Tempest (Arcadia Bell #2.5) by Jenn Bennett
28. Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark #1) by Gena Showalter

28/28 books read; CHALLENGE COMPLETED!

I joined the 2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge, hosted by Evie at Bookish. This challenge was to help motivate us readers to get through those books on our shelves (or my Kindle) we've been wanting to read but haven't gotten to yet.

I chose "A Sweet Kiss". That means I wanted to read 21 - 30 books from my TBR shelf! Here's my list:

1. Alpha (Shifters #6) by Rachel Vincent
2. A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels #1) by Sylvia Day
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. Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
14. Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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. Tempest Rising (Jane True #1) by Nicole Peeler
29. As Lie the Dead (Dreg City #2) by Kelly Meding

15/29 books read; CHALLENGE FAILED  :(

I failed this one! I've already signed up for the 2013 TBR Challenge though, and its my forefront goal to read more of my TBR pile next year. 

I also joined the 2012 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. For this one, you read at least 12 YA books published by brand new authors or authors never published in YA before. 

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. Hemlock (Hemlock #1) by Kathleen Peacock
7. Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #1) by Bethany Griffin
8. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
9. The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
10. Defiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine
11. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
12. Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones
13. Iced by Karen Marie Moning

13/12 books read; CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

So I did great on 2 of my challenges and sucked it on 1 challenge! 

I've already signed up for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge, which is hosted by a different blogger this time around, and the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge, which I'm making a big goal for 2013!

I'm also hosting a personal challenge, the 2013 Book Series Challenge, to read all those series I've been wanting to read but been putting off. I invite anyone who wants to join in.

Which challenges did you do in 2012 and how did you do on your challenges?

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