Saturday, June 21, 2014

Spring Challenge Wrap Up 2014

Spring has come to an end and that means that it is time to wrap up my spring reading challenges. I did complete all of the challenges although not as victoriously as last year. I hope these challenges will return next year. I do have to admit that I did not finish City of Heavenly Fire before midnight on the 20th, but since I finished it before the wrap up I'm counting it. I'm just going to do pictures of all the books I read from March 20th to June 20th and I will explain which books goes to which challenges.

The books from Left to Right Are:
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 
How to Love by Katie Cotugno 
True Colors by Kristin Hannah 
Four Friends by Robyn  Carr 
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

reread Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah 
Family Affair by Debbie Macomber 
74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber 
Heaven Changes Everything by Todd and Sonja Burpo 
Through a Tangled Wood by Various Authors

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Swan Sisters by Ellen Datlow 
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord 
Reread The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Phoenix Overture by Jodi Meadows 

Just Destiny by Theresea Rizzo 
Cinderella is Evil by Jamie Campell 
Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey 
Sleeping Beauty by Jenni James 
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

The Queen's Army by Marissa Meyer 
Free Four by Veronica Roth 
Deception's Princess by Esther Friesner 
The Subtle Beauty by Ann Hunter 
The One and Only by Emily Giffin 
Maelyn by Anita Valle 
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Last year I read 23 books and 1 novella for the Spring Challenge period. This year I read 20 books and 7 novellas for the challenge period. This year I was really into catching up on my Amazon Freebies and I'm almost done. I need to do a number of small reviews for these novellas because I haven't review them because I don't have a whole lot to say, but I do want to review them. 

I joined 4 spring challenges this year and they were all super great. Squel Spring was my favorite and one I most hope comes back next year. 
Hosted by Words in a Teacup.
I read 5 sequels during this 3 month period. 

I made a list of possible sequels I could read and off that list I read 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber, Phoenix Overture by Jodi Meadows, Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey, Sleeping Beauty by Jenni James, and City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. I still have plenty of sequels to read to keep me busy as well as some new series I plan to start. 

Spring Reading Thing is Hosted by Musings of a Book Addict.  and Spring into a Good Book is Hosted by Book Dragon's Lair I'm going to talk about these together since I used the same list. 
1. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
2. How to Love by Katie Cotugno 
3. True Colors by Kristin Hannah
4. Four Friends by Robyn Carr
5. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
6. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
7. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
9. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
10. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 
Here's the original list of all the books I wanted to accomplish and as you see there was two that I didn't finished, but my rules were that if I read one I win, but I would like to read them all. I do plan to read Clockwork Angel soon and hopefully read Ophelia sometime this year. 

hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings.  I signed up to read one fairy tale related book and ended up reading 6. 
This includes Through a Tangled Wood by Various Authors, Swan Sister edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow, Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey, Sleeping Beauty by Jenni James, Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheimel, and Deception's Princess by Ester B. Friesner. 


  1. Awesome job! I still have a few things to review too. I am reading Beauty and the Beast by Jenni James and it is interesting so far. I hadn't read any of hers before. I purchased City of Heavenly Fire, but haven't started it yet.

    1. Not the best fairy tale retellings, but not too bad I enjoy them.

  2. Great job on your reading challenge goals. You read my all time favorite book "Charlotte's Web". The first time my mom saw "Beauty and the Beast" the scene where Belle goes into the book store and takes out the same book because it is her favorite, my mom commented, 'Just like you and Charlotte's Web'. My name was on it more than anyone's name in our school library. Thanks for participating in this reading challenge.

    1. Thanks for hosting. I'm glad you enjoyed Charlotte's Web so much. I enjoyed it also and can't wait to read it to my children someday.

  3. Whoa books! You had an awesome spring :) Hope you have a great summer of reading too!

    1. So far summer reading is going great. Some of these books will overlap because Summer starts before spring ends.


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