Saturday, January 28, 2017

TBR List Book Review: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston (no spoilers)

Book: A Thousand Nights
Author: E.K. Johnston
Publication: October 6th, 2015
Source: Own
Read: January 8-21, 2017
Summary (from Goodreads):
Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

 And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time. But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

 Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.
My Thoughts:
For only someone special could learn to love a beast. Lo-Melkhiin has killed 300 girls and when he comes to her village he originally wants to marry her sister, but she decides to take her place. She is forced to leave her desert home in order to come to his palace. She waits every night for death, but every night Lo-Melkhiin visits her and every morning she wakes up alive. 

The writing in this book was really unique. As you can probably tell this book is a retelling of beauty and the beast. The difference is that it takes place in the desert. Lo-Melkhiin isn't a true beast, but a man who has killed hundreds of women. This whole book was wrote in third person and the main character the girl was the narrator. What was unique about this book is that Lo-Melkhiin was the only character to have a name. For the first almost one hundred pages it was confusing whether the main character was talking about herself or her sister. Then her lady in waiting begun to call her Lady-Bless and that became her name throughout the book. All the other characters were referred to by their titles. I imagine it must have been difficult to write a book where the characters have no names. I personally wish that I knew this about the book beforehand because I most likely wouldn't have read. I struggle with books without names and often times do not like them. 

A Thousand Nights does have a wonderful story and I think that is what kept me going. There were parts that were very slow, but overall the story kept the book going. Lady Bless had to find a way to defeat Lo-Melkhiin and save her own life. Little did she know that her sister was doing her part to keep her sister alive. Overall I would recommend A Thousand Nights if you can get over the names, but I can see why this story has gotten such mixed reviews and although I enjoyed it I will defenity read better books this year. 

Hosted by Because Reading

A Thousand Nights was my January To Be Read List winner. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

2016 End of the Year Book Survey

Hosted by The Perpetual Page Turner

I complete this survey every year and it is fun to look back on to see what books I really loved from the previous year and which books I put as a priority for the next year. 

Number of Books Read: 46
Number of Rereads: 0
Genre You Read the Most: Contemporary

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick, Winter Garden, Winter, My Lady Jane, and Small Great Things.
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
The Geography of You and Me. I thought this book was going to be a great romance book and it did have romance, but it also had many slow parts. 
 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  
Winter Garden. I knew I would love the book, but I fell in love with the characters and began way more involved with the story than I thought I would. 
 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
 5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?
The best series I started was the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I did not have a best sequel. The best Series Ender would have to go to Winter by Marissa Meyer.
 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?
JoJo Moyes
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Rush Revere and the First Patriots by Rush Limbaugh
 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks.
 9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I don't reread very often. 
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?

11. Most memorable character of 2016?
Winter from Winter by Marissa Meyer
 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?
Also Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? 
Wonder by R.J. Palicio
 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?
Didn't keep track.
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?
Winter: 832 pages
Little Boy Lost: 131 pages
 17. Book That Shocked You The Most
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!) I'm going to put Cinder and Kai down for one last year next year I will have to be creative. 
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (the mother/son relationship was great)
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
Delirium by Lauren Oliver (my sister loved this book and I did too).
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
Jace from My Life Next Door
23. Best 2016 debut you read? I don't think I read any debuts, but I'm not sure.
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read? 12 Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016? Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year? This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul? Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016? I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I did not like the ending. It wasn't the ending I wanted, but it still was an amazing book.

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

I'm going to put Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner on this list. This book has been on my TBR the longest and I have never read it. I'm putting it as a priority for 2017. 
 2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?
Once and for All by Sarah Dessen. 
 3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
 I haven't kept up with what is coming out for next year. 

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?

 None that I can think of. I do have some series I will will be working to finish this year. 

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?

 I hope to continue to read the books I want to read. I hope to keep reading in my life as I will start my journey as a first year teacher next year. It's crazy to think this dream I have had since I was a little kid is finally coming true. I know it will be challenging, but I'm ready to face that challenge and make a difference. 

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

 I have not read any 2017 releases yet. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fill in the Gaps/ Deal Me In Update December 2016

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You may remember at the beginning of 2015 I challenged myself to read 100 books in five years. If I read 75 books then the challenge is considered complete. I revealed my list, which you can view here. Throughout the year I crossed off books as I read them and I made a couple changes to the original list after trying to read the original book I set forth for myself and not wanting to finish the book because I wasn't enjoying the book. I finally did the end of the year tally to see how many of these books I managed to complete in 2016. I'm so proud of myself. I managed to read 16 books and I managed to read 15 books in 2015. This puts me right on track to finish 75 books by the end of the 5 years in 2020. I need to read around 20 a year to complete the 100, but if I manage to binge read some of the series I have on my list then I can made a lot of progress towards my goal.

So in no particular order these are the books I read for the Deal Me In/ Fill in the Gaps personal challenge.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: 2013,2014, and 2015 Releases I Still Haven't Read

I'm back to update the 2013, 2014, and 2015 releases I meant to read, but didn't. Off my original 2013 list I have read The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Scheider, Sold for Endless Rue by Madeline E Robins, and Five Summers by Una LaMarche. I have read Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber, To All the Boys I Have Loved Before by Jenny Han, The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith, and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins off my orignal 2014 list. I have read Winter by Marissa Meyer, and See Me by Nicholas Sparks off my original 2015 list. 

I have put all the books I have left to read from all three years together in this post. It is a total of 22 books. I know I won't read all of these this year, but I for sure want to read most of them as some have been on this list for awhile. I think this may be the last year I include 2013 releases, not that they aren't important, but if I continue at this rate I won't have room for the 2016 releases to make it on this list next year. 

1. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson 2014
2. Mirrored by Alex Flinn 2015
3. Poison by Bridget Zinn 2013
4. The Start of You and Me by Emery Lorde 2014
5. My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton 2013
6. Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George 2015
7. How to Be Brave by Katherine Kottaras 2015
8. The Dyerville Tales by  M.P. Kozlowsky 2014
9. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell 2015
10. A Thousand Nights by  E.K. Johnston 2015
11. Golden by Jessica Kirby 2013
12. Jack by Leisl Shurtliff 2015
13. Just One Day by Gayle Forman 2013
14. Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales 2015
15. The Crystal Heart by Sophie Mason 2014
16. Landline by Rainbow Rowell 2014
17. Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson 2013
18. The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Mrycle 2013
19. Stiching Snow by R.C. Lewis 2014
20. Destiny Rewritten by Katherine Fitzmaurice 2013
21. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee 2014
22. Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour 2014

2013: 7
2014: 8
2015: 7
There you 22 books that I need to read from my original top ten tuesday lists. I have my 2016 releases I meant to read, but didn't in a previous top ten tuesday post, so you can check that out. I have so many books I want to read in 2017. 

This is also the books I would like to read for the Beat the Backlist Challenge Hosted by Novel Knight

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Series 2017

This will be my fourth year posting my series goals for the year. You can check out my Series 2014, Series 2015, and Series 2016. 2016 was another year where I mostly read standalones, but I also finished some series that have been on this list since 2014, so I'm proud of that. I still have a number of series I'm in the middle of and as always series I would like to start, but haven't. 

Series I have Started, But Haven't Finished
Cedar Cove Series by Debbie Macomber-I listened to 92 Pacific Boulevard, 1022 Evergreen Place, and 1105 Yakima Street in 2016 on my comute to school every day. I have 1225 Christmas Tree Lane left, so this series will be finished in 2017. 

Castle Glower by Jessica Day George- I didn't read any more in this series last year, but I probably will return to it this year. They are quick reads so it is a series I hope to finish. 

Once Upon a Time by Various Authors- I read Golden and Sunlight and Shadow in 2014. I did not read a single book from the series this year, but I know I will enjoy this series and hopefully I will read a couple in 2017.

Faerie Tale Collection by Jenni James- I read Jack and The Beanstalk, Snow White, and The Frog Prince in 2016. The author is still adding books to the series, so I will not complete the series this year, but I hope to read a few more books from the series. 

Fangirl & Carry On by Rainbow Rowell- Rainbow Rowell wrote the companion novel to Fangirl in 2015. I had this on my TBR several times in 2016, but never managed to read it. Hopefully I will in 2017. 
Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver- I finally read the first book in this series. I hope to finish the rest of the series this year. 

Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare- I read Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince in 2016. All I have left is the epic conclusion. 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han- this series is going to be finished this year. I have only read the 1st book, but I'm excited to read the last two. I loved the first book and I think the series will have a great ending. 

Haven't Started, but Want to
The Blossom Street Series by Debbie Macomber- I will most likely start this series after I finish with Cedar Cove. I love Debbie Macomber and read several books about her per year. 

Hundred Oaks by Miranda Kenneally- This series is now up to 6 books and I haven't read any, but I would love to read this series. I'm especially interested in Breathe Annie Breathe since it is about running. 

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis- the series is complete and I hope to start it soon. 

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale- this looks like another great series I will enjoy. 

Queen of Hearts Saga by Colleen Oakes- this is an Alice in Wonderland retelling. The series is not compete, but would be a great one to start in 2017. 

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski- I own the first two books and the last one came out in 2016. I hope to start and finish the series. 

Just One Day by Gayle Forman- I own both books in the series and it is time that I read it. 

Series I Finished in 2016

Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer- I finished the Lunar Chronicles this year. It was hard to say goodbye to characters I know and love. The ending was epic and Marissa Meyer created an awesome fairy tale retelling series. 
Anna and the French Kiss Series by Stephanie Perkins- I finished Isla this year and I liked it a lot better than Lola. Anna still remains my favorite, but I'm happy to have finished this series. 
Summer Series by Jenny Han- this was a laid back relaxed series of summer books. I enjoyed this series and they were all quick reads. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Book Review: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle (no spoilers)

Book: The Infinite Moment of Us
Author: Lauren Myracle
Publication: August 27, 2013
Source: Own
Read: January 1-8, 2017
Summary (from goodreads):
For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now... not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?

 Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

 And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them...

 Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.

My Thoughts:
I have been putting off reading this book for so long. I have owned it since December of 2013 and I have put it on many a TBR's here on the blog. In order to make sure that it was a book I completed in 2017 I decided to make it my first book of the year. I don't always have the opportunity to start a new book at the beginning of the year, but this year I did. 

I'm pleased to say I actually really enjoyed this book. I feel like I got to know Wren quickly and she wasn't a character I sympthasized with at the beginning. Basically Wren has had it all throughout her life. School has come easily to her and she was able to apply to Emory (a college) and get accepted. Her parents were there to support her. They even bought her a car for graduation. As it typically goes Wren's dream was not to go to college it was to do something else. I know it is a typical storyline, it was her parent's dream, not hers, but when you have that many opportunities I just can't believe people are willing to throw them away. That was how my attitude started out with Wren. 

Then there was Charlie. Charlie has a troubled past as he was passed from foster home to foster home, but he has finally found his forever family. He doesn't believe that he is good enough to be adopted by his foster parents. Charlie has demons living inside hime and I don't think the book even really revealed half of what Charlie had been through in his life. 

Then Charlie and Wren meet and their story is so cute. It is a typical summer romance. It moves fast, sometimes I think a little too fast. There was only one or two sex scenes within the book, but there was a lot of mentions of sex. Sometimes I worry that young people that read this book could take it as being what love is about. I think there was a lot of lust in this book. Their relationship was really cute, but I also want readers to know that in real life relationships are not all about sex and how attractive you find the other person. 

That is really my only complaint about this book otherwise it was a page turner for me and I became fasinated with Charlie and Wren's life. I think Lauren Myracle did a great job with this book and I really enjoyed. The ending is kind of a cliff hanger, but it is trying to foreshadow towards the future, so it is enough for me to be satisfied. In the end I think this is a great book and I would recommend it. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Releases I Meant to Read, but Haven't

It's no secret that I did not read very many 2016 releases in 2016. I only managed to read 5 and I found many new releases throughout the year that I wanted to read, but of course never got around to, so I will be working on them in 2017. I loved making this list last year and I will have an update coming up of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 releases I want to read, but still haven't read.  I chose 16 releases I meant to read in 2016, but didn't. Of course I know I will not manage to read all of these books, but I do hope to read many of them this year. 

1. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
2. 738 Days by Stacey Lee
3. Shuffe Repeat by Jen Klein
4. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
5. The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin
6. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
7. First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
8. The Leaving Season by Cat Jordan
9. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
10. Wanderlost by Jen Malone
11. The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
12. The Leaving by Tara Altebrando
13. Something In Between by Melissa De Cruz
14. Replica by Lauren Oliver
15. Kindered Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
16. Away we Go by Emil Ostrovski

Sunday, January 8, 2017

My To Be Read List Winner January 2017

Hosted by Because Reading

I'm excited to anounce my first TBR List Read of the Year. My stats the past two Januarys has been to read 2 out of my 3 TBR list books. That is why I put books I really want to read on the list. My winner for January is....

A Thousand Nights took all the votes this month. Fly Away Home got two votes and Friendship didn't get any. I will be reading A Thousand Nights next. This book will count towards #ShelfLove and my Homework Assignment challenge, so it is a great way to start off the year. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Biannual Biblethon Winter Sign Up and Updates

I have big goals for Januay and lots of books that I want to read in January. I'm starting off the new year right with the Biannual Bibleothon. This takes place from January 8-16th. I may be out of town during the weekend, so I will have to get as much reading as possible done during the week. Here are my goals and reading challenges I hope to complete.

The Leaving by Tara Altebrando is going to satify the challenge to read a 2016 release. Of the 2016 releases I want to read this is surprisingly one of the only ones my library has.

A Thousand Nights satifies the challenge to read a retelling. This book will also satisfy the challenge of a book you were really excited for, but never picked up.  This is also apart of my Homework assignment challenge, so this would be a great way to start off the new year.

The Infinite Moment of Us satifies the throwback challenge to complete a challenge from a previous biblethon. I picked the book that you have been putting off. This book has been featured on many monthly TBR's and I never actually read it. 2017 is the year it is going to happen.

If I have time I will choose books to complete other challenges or books off my January TBR post, which will be posted soon. I have a huge TBR and lots of goals I want to complete in early January.

I'm starting the bibliothon on pg 274 of The Infinite Moment of Us. I will finish this probably today and move on to A Thousand Nights this week.

Day 1
pg 274- 316 The Infinite Moment of Us
pg 0 to pg 44 A Thousand Wishes

Day 2
pg 44 to pg 47 A Thousand Wishes

Day 3

Thursday, January 5, 2017

My To Be Read List 2016 Wrap Up

This year I only managed to read three books for My TBR List. I'm planning on participating in 2017 with the hope that I can keep up and read some of those neglected books on my TBR. I will be focusing on books I own early in the year to decrease the number of unread books I own. 

I manged to finish My Life Next Door, Winter Garden, and I'll Give You the Sun. I loved all of these books. I did end up DFNing Cloaked by Alex Flinn because I was not enjoying the book. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Challenges

The TBR Dare is back with some new hosts and its own website at TBR Dare Website. The new hosts are Lizzy's Literary Life and AnabookbelI love this challenge as usual the challenge is to just read books that you own until April 1st. My goal is to always limit the new releases I read until April 1st. I'm allowed to read library books as long as they were previously on my TBR list. I'm ending 2016 with 368 books on my goodreads TBR list. My goal is as always to reduce the number of books on my TBR.  

Hosted by My Soul Called LifeThis is my fifth year joining this challenge. The first year it took me until December 31st to complete. The 2nd year I finished 6 months. The 3rd year I finished 8 months.  The 4th year I finished 8 months. Now this year I'm back to try this challenge again. All the ideas come from my Goodreads TBR list. 
Court, Fall, Of, Way, Deep, Thousand
Ideas: Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah, Don't Fall by Rachel Schieffelbein, Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner, The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani, Away we Go by Emily Ostrovski, A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston, Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale, A Thousand Spledid Sun by Khaled Hosseini, Anything with Of

And, Rose, Promise, Every, Deception, Blazing
Ideas: Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley, Briar Rose by Jane Yolen, The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder, Rose by Holly Webb, Five Enchanted Roses by Elizabeth Anne Stengal, Brair Rose by Jana Oliver, The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine, The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, Once in Every Life by Kristin Hannah, Everything Leads by Nina Lacour, The Summer of Everything by Catherine Clark, Anything with And

Shall, Go, By, Silence, Her, Saga
Ideas: Things we Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby, Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga #1) by K.M. Randall, Queen of Hearts Saga by Colleen Oakes

From, Trigger, Tale, His, Crown, Mist
Ideas: The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt, Far from You by Tess Sharpe, The Bridge from You to Me by Lisa Schroeder, A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, The Dyerville Tales by M.P. Kozlowsky, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier, Queen of Hearts: The Crown by Colleen Oakes, Thursdays with the Crown by Jessica Day George, Crown of Ice by Vicki L Weavil

Four, Wind, All, Fury, Days, Shade
Ideas: Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale, 738 Days by Stacey Kade, 100 Days by Nicole Mcinnes, Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Without, Know, Good, Watch, One, Have
Ideas: Stronger than you Know by Jolene Perry, The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, Just One Year by Gayle Forman, Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor, The Dear One by Jaqueline Woodson, Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes, One Perfect Day by Lauraine Snelling

Before, Final, All, Freedom, Life, Dream
Ideas: Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey, The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst

Sun, Infinite, Big, My, Wherever, Most
Ideas: Sun and Moon, and Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George, My Fair Godmother by Janette Raillison, My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton

Sand, From, Between, Ever, Reasons, Clash
Ideas: The Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone, Something In Between by Mellisa De Cruz, Infinite In Between by Carolyn Mackler

Darker, You, Ashes, Out, House, Sea
Ideas: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch, Moonlight and Ashes by Sophie Mason, We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

Place, War, Heart, Why, Give, Meet
Ideas: The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies, Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult, Heart Like Mine by Amy Hatvany, The Crystal Heart by Sophie Masson, Heartless by Marissa Meyer, The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak, The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee, Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss

Forget, Twilight, Only, Crystal, On Will
Ideas: Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally, If Only We by Jessica Sankiewicz, If Only by Paul Evans Richard, The Crystal Heart by Sophie Masson

Hosted by Bea's Book Nook and Angela's Guilty Life I'm going for Thrifty Reader, which is 24 books. 

Hosted by My Reader's Block. I'm going for Pike's Peak this year, which is 12 books off my TBR. 

Hosted by Second Run Review, Chapter Break, and Bookworm Brandee. Sign Up Here. I'm going to set my goal to read 12 books I own this year.

Hosted by EstellasRevenge. I will be setting my goal to read another 12 books this year. 

Hosted by Once Upon a Bookcase. I'm going for Easy which is to read 1-4 books. I have not read as many fairytale retellings over the past year, but I do hope that a few in 2017. 

Hosted by Novel Knight. Blacklist books is for those forgotten books. The ones that aren't new releases or arcs. This challenge is for all those books published before 2017. 

I'm not a Harry Potter fan, but I took the quiz and found out I'm Slytherin, so that is the team I will be competing on. We get points every month to compete for the grandprize. I have to remember to update my reading progress on this website. 

Hosted by (un)Conventional Bookviews and Books, Movies, Review! Oh My! I'm going for New Release Newbie. I don't see myself reading a whole lot of new releases in 2017 as I don't have a whole lot that I know about at this point in time. I'm going to continue to read the books I want to read in 2017 and hopefully some of them are New Releases. 

Hosted by Words Fueled by Love and Somewhere Only We Know. This year I'm going for Level 1, which is 1-5 series enders. I'm not in the middle of very many series, but I'm hoping to finish 1225 Christmas Tree Lane, Forever and Always, Lara Jean, and Clockwork Princess.

Hosted by Novel Heartbeat and Writer Grrl Reads I'm  going for Ameteur which is 25-50 points. This is one of my favorite challenges. I love getting points for the series I complete. This year my goal is to finish the To All The Boys Series, Delirium, Infernal Devices, and Cedar Cove. I would also like to start a few series this year. 

Cedar Cove by Debbie Macomber
1. 16 Lighthouse Road
2. 204 Rosewood Lane
3. 311 Pelican Court
4. 44 Cranberry Point
5. 50 Harbor Street
5.5. 5-B Poppy Lane
6. 6 Rainier Drive
7. 74 Seaside Avenue
8. 8 Sandpiper Way
8.5. A Cedar Cove Christmas
9. 92 Pacific Boulevard
10. 1022 Evergreen Place
11. 1105 Yakima Street
12. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane

Once Upon a Time by Cameron Dokey, Debbie Viguie, and Suzanne Weyn
1. Golden
2. Sunlight and Shadow

Faerie Tale Collection by Jenni James
1. Beauty and the Beast
2. Sleeping Beauty
3. Rumpelstilskin
4. Cinderella
5. Hansel and Gretel
6. Jack and the Beanstalk
7. Snow White
8. The Frog Prince
9. 12 Dancing Princesses
10. Rapunzel
11. The Little Mermaid
12. Peter Pan

To All the Boys by Jenny Han
1. To All the Boys I've Loved Before
2. P.S. I Still Love You
3. Forever and Always, Lara Jean

Castle Glower by Jessica Day George
1. Tuesdays at the Castle
2. Wednesdays at the Tower
3. Thursdays with the Crown
4. Fridays with the Wizards

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
1. Fangirl
2. Carry On

Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
1. Clockwork Angel
2. Clockwork Prince
3. Clockwork Princess

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
1. Delirium
2. Pandemonium 
3. Requim

Hosted by Because Reading and Fantasy is more Fun. I decided to join this challenge after all. I'm going for the easiest level which is 12 books 1/month. They will have quarterly check ins in March, June, September, and December where you can report your results for the quarter. June is my chance to change one of the books on this list. I picking books for this challenge that I own or have needed to read for a long time. 

1. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
2. Forever and Always, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
3. Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
4. We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sunquist
5. Friendship by Emily Gould
6. A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
7. The Summer of Everything by Catherine Clark
8. 738 Days by Stacey Kade
9 The Dear One by Jacqueline Woodson
10. How to Be Brave by Katherine Kottaras
11. Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein
12. The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

I promise I will change the picture once the new one comes out in the new year. I wasn't sure I wanted to join this challenge again, but I decided to take the leap of faith and throw it in there. I'm going for completing 20 weeks again to consider the challenge complete. This year has some interesting categories and I'm excited to finish as many as I can. 

Hosted by Reading Challenge Adict Blog. I joined 12 challenges this year so far. My goal is going to be to complete On the Roof 6-10 challenges.