Friday, January 20, 2017

Challenge • 2017 Reading Challenge

So since I epicly failed last year's challenge... let's uh... try that again.

This year I'm only aiming for 36 books which narrows it down to what... 3 books per month? 

So far I've finished 1. I've got 2 more to go that I'm working on.

This is the least amount of books I've ever aimed for but considering the rebuilding I'm doing to my life and the growth I'm aiming for this year I figure this will be good for me to slow it down a little bit and aim a little lower.

Next year I can go back to aiming for 50-60 books.

How many books are you aiming to read this year?

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Seasonal Challenge | October Challenge 2015

Every year I do an October challenge to get me in the spooky Halloween mood. I'm a little disappointed (a lot actually) that I'm so far behind on my GoodReads challenge. I know this year took a wild turn and I spent more time healing (though I'm sure it has more to do with time than anything)... still I coulda read a novella or something!

The thing I love the most about this yearly challenge is that I have found a lot of my favorite series, authors and books while doing this challenge. I'm excited to see what book I fall in love with this year!

  • The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Storybound by Marissa Burt
  • Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
  • Rooms by Lauren Oliver
  • Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan (*sobs*)
  • Ticker by Lisa Mantchev
  • Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff
  • The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
  • The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie
  • The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  • The Lost Girl by RL Stine
  • Once Upon a Time by Wendy Toliver
  • These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
  • A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
  • Jack: The True Story of Jake and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff
  • Spelled by Betsy Schow
  • Touched by Cyn Balog
  • Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

Realistically I'm not going to be able to get through ALL of these titles. If anything I'm aiming for at least half and at least the ones that have been on my TBR for like the last 3 years lol. Maybe I should start with those first in fact...

Do you have any books you're looking forward to reading in October?


Friday, February 27, 2015

Book Review | We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I have not read anything by E. Lockhart before but I think I'm going to change that after this read. I'm usually not sold on stories like this but THIS. THIS RIGHT HERE was flawless. And I hardly ever call a book flawless!

Have you read We Were Liars? What did you think of the story? Of the characters? OF THE ENDING? Are you still recovering like I am? Do you have any book suggestions that are similar to this read? I think I've formed an addiction.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Challenge • Debut Author Challenge 2015


I know it's been a really really long time since I last updated. Which is straight up crazy because I'm obviously still reading. I got a new camera for Christmas and I'm still trying to figure it out so.... but I think I'm just gonna roll with it and post up a new review soon while this dang book is still fresh in my mind.

So I finally figured out who was hosting the DAC this year and it's ThatArtsyReaderGirl. It's like a new host every year so far! Anyway, this is my 5th year doing this challenge and I so wish I could post my previous lists but... they're on a private blog.

Besides, 2015 is my year of rediscovery and starting over!


  • The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
  • All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • The Law of Loving Others by Kate Axelrod
  • Save Me by Jenny Elliot
  • The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
  • When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
  • My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
  • One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin
  • I Am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore
  • The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  • Drowning is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley

I feel like there's a ton I missed. But the year still pretty much just started. I'm sure more titles will be popping up and when they do I'll be adding them to the list!

What book are you MOST looking forward to by a debut author this year?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Book Review | Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Hello all!

I know I haven't been updating this as much as I should had or had planned to and especially with the change of place. How do you like the new url, fancy right?

So today I'm posting a video review I did for Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch!

I haven't decided how I will do this just yet but some reviews will be in video format and others will be just simply written. A lot of books I get are ebooks so it's hard to actually show them for the review. Though I could always just slap the image on to the video... I'm still learning my way around Adobe Premier.

Did you read this book? What did you think? Share you thoughts below!

Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Monday, what are you reading?

It's Monday, what are you reading? Is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila over at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.

This month is just flying by so quickly! Not to mention all the other things going on in my personal life. That doesn't leave very much time for completing my challenge as I had hoped. But like they say, you gotta make time!

Read Last Week

Reading This Week

So I'm making some pretty good progress with my Halloween Challenge, at least I'd like to think so! Haha. Of all the books I've read so far I think Suspicion was my favorite even if the ending was super freakin iffy and sort of made no sense at all. I actually finished The Vines this morning and while it was interesting in terms of the history I wasn't too impressed with the characters.

I've been meaning to read Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea for awhile now and I keep putting it off so I figured now or never, basically. There are still a few books I was hoping to finish before October ends but I'm not sure how that's going to work out since it's already the 27th, I may continue on into next month... if I can find time between homework, work and NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo being the more demanding of them all lol!

What are you reading this week?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014 Challenge | Halloween

So every year on my main book blog since 2010 I've done a Halloween Challenge. Fun fact: as a kid I was paranoid and terrified of Halloween and now that I'm older, ironically, it's my favorite holiday EVER. Like, over Christmas and Valentines Day. I love love love Fall and Halloween and the colors... *sigh*.

So since this is the first year I'm doing this on this blog.... I wasn't really going anywhere with that honestly haha. I normally pick books out of my comfort zone or paranormal books I've been trying to get myself to pick up and actually I've discovered a lot of my favorite series by doing this every year!

I get a little too excited when I first make this list, but it'll change through the month. But here's to hoping that I FOR ONCE end up crossing everything off!

  • The Other Lamb by Katie Young
  • Falls The Shadow by Stefanie Gaither
  • Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate
  • Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff
  • Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
  • Guardians (Seers #3) by Heather Frost
  • Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy #3 *sobs*) by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Genevieve Tucholke
  • The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Made For You by Melissa Marr
  • Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto
  • Servents of the Storm by Delilah Dawson
  • The Vines by Christopher Rice (seriously, I'm a little scared)
  • Getting Even by Sarah Rayner 
  • When by Victoria Laurie
  • Dark Redemption by Angie Sandro
  • Soulless by Amber Garr
  • Once Upon A Time by Marina Warner
  • Suspicion by Alexandra Moni
  • The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco
  • The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel
  • Fractured Dream by KM Randall
  • The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott
  • Creed by Trisha Leaver
  • Blood Entwines by Caroline Healy
  • Dream Boy by Mary Crockett
  • Strings by G. Miki Hayden

Okay, I know, you're like the hell with this list right? But these are titles I'm targeting. I'll eventually be removing some or replacing some or maybe I MIGHT JUST READ THEM ALL. Right. In a perfect world maybe.

So.... enough about me! What do you plan on reading this October? Let me know in the comments below!
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