Challenge: Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge
Goal: 52 books
I've participated in the Goodreads reading challenge every year since I've found this website. It's a great way to help keep track of all the books I've read that year. I'm not a fast reader and lately it's a miracle if I even read at all (I know, shame on me). I've decided to set my goal at 52 books which means 1 book a week. There are going to be times that I can read more (school breaks, slow school weeks), and other times where I have very limited time. However, I think this is an achievable goal. Wish me luck! I'm going to need it.
Challenge: Fairytale Challenge
Host: Mel @ The Daily Prophecy
Goal: Magic Mirror -- 5-9 books
The lovely Mel is taking over this challenge from the previous host Debz. Her obvious love of fairy tales makes this the perfect challenge for this first time host! You got this girl!
As for the challenge itself, I only participated in this last year and only met half my goal (which was incredibly low to begin with). This year, because I know of at least 4 books I want to read that are retellings, I decided to level up to a whopping 5-9. So daring, I know.
These are the four books I want to read for this challenge:
1. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (Beauty and the Beast retelling) - This one will actually be a re-
read but I'm curious to know why I knocked down the rating. I remember devouring it. This is
what I get for not writing a review immediately after finishing. By the way, I thought this was a
standalone but on Goodreads it says it's part of a series. Interesting.
2. Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge (Little Red Riding Hood retelling) - Beautiful cover, girl
who can kick butt, kingdoms and princes, hate turned love relationship possibility = my cup of tea.
3. Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #0.1) by Marissa Meyer (Evil queen retelling?) - Since evil queens
are (almost) always part of a fair tale, I figured this one could count and I'm SO excited. This chick
is crazy psycho. My inner psychologist can't wait to understand why that is.
4. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer - *FLAILS* OMGOMGOMGOMG! So, not
gonna lie, Winter seemed a bit....odd to me in her cameo in Cress. However, this series is
phenomenal and I have absolutely no doubt that Marissa Meyer will once again blow me away.
5. No idea. I'll probably re-read Cress (because it was PHENOMENAL! THORNE! READ IT
Challenge: Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
Goal: 15 books
I was so lucky to stumble upon this challenge because I LOVE fantasy. Like, ridiculously so. It is my go-to genre, the best of the best, the most awesome of all that is awesome! Also, since you can set your own goal and it's my favorite genre, I figured it'd be relatively easy to complete this challenge. So there's that.
Here are some contenders for this challenge:
1. Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima (Re-read 1st three so I can finally get to the last)
2. Fire & Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson (Another re-read of the first two so I can read the last one)
3. Book 4 of the Throne of Glass series
4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
5. Reread some Tamora Pierce
6. Taste of Darkness (Healer #3) by Maria V. Snyder
7. The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May
8. The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2) by Mary E. Pearson
9. Lion Heart (Scarlet #3) by A. C. Gaughen
10. The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2) by Erika Johansen
Challenge: 2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Host: Falling for YA
Goal: Silver level - 25 books
Ha. HAHAHAHA. I'm really shooting for the stars here. But I've got a horrible ratio (mainly because I got approved for books but forgot to download o_O) but anything helps. And, let's face it, I'm totally going to request more.
I may or may not have a problem.
Challenge: 365 Days of Reading YA
Goal: Whatever I feel like.
I'm doing this one purely for the absolutely AMAZING graphic. WHAT?!? WHO TOOK THE TIME TO DO THIS?!? Regardless, it's awesome. I'm really just joining this one because it gives me great ideas about what to read throughout the year. It's basically a set your own goal. Totally my speed. Head over to the hosts sites to hear all about this one.
Will I complete all these challenges? Well, I like to think I could, but I'm a realist. So... no. Ha! But that's okay. If I do, awesome. If not, awesome. Basically, if I read, I consider it an accomplishment. Besides, I like to think of these challenges more as guidelines about what to read, rather than actual
All the best ♥︎