Sunday, March 27, 2016

1st Quarterly 2016 Challenge Update

Gosh can you believe we are already a quarter of the way through the year?! I have had my ups and downs already this year but have been doing a lot of reading and am enjoying most of the books so far!
 So here is the status of my challenges so far . . .
Children's Book Challenge
 My goal is to read at least 60 but no more than 80 Children's books this year. I think I am keeping this one under control pretty good so far, I will have a bunch more coming up soon though in preparation for Children's Book Week!
 1. Snowballs
2. Sneezy the Snowman
3. The Little Snowplow
4. Curious George Makes Maple Syrup
5. Just a Snowman
6. A Magical Snowman
7. Hug Machine
8. Pup, Pup and Away
9. Monday is One Day
10. What Pet Should I Get?
11. Clifford's Spring Clean Up
12. I'm Not Sleepy
13. Curious George Plants a Tree

Early Reader Challenge
 My goal for this year is to read 60 books. Again, I have kept this one under control but will have a bunch more for the Children's Book Challenge.
1. Smash Trash
2. Hello, Olaf!
3. Just a Little Sick
4. Plane Pals
5. Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow
6. Rubble to the Rescue
7. Rocket's 100th Day of School
8. Mama Loves
9. Run, Remy, Run!
10. How to Help the Earth By the Lorax
11. The Berenstain Bears Clean House
12. Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana

Graphic Novel Challenge
 My goal is to read 26 this year. I am really starting to nail down exactly what GNs I enjoy and have a bunch of great ones on this years list.
1. Korgi Vol. 3: A Hollow Beginning
2. How Mirka Got Her Sword
3. Morning Glories Vol. 1: For a Better Future
4. Winterworld Vol. 1: La Nina
5. Redhood and the Outlaws Vol. 1: Redemption
6. Rapunzel's Revenge
Audio Book Challenge
I intend to listen to 24 audiobooks this year. I got a little out of control with this one at the beginning of the year and I expect I will go well over my original goal.
1. The Selection
2. The Elite
3. The One
4. The Heir
5. Dante's Fire
6. When We Where Very Young (Winnie the Pooh #3)
7. The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie
8. Mary Poppins
9. The Handmaid's Tale
10. Marked

Series Challenge
 I have several series in my TBR pile so I plan to read (and re-read the early books if I had started the series) 5 full series. I have gotten a good jump on this challenge early in the year, though I have slacked off a little trying to get ready for the RI Author Month. By the next update I hope to have 3 more series complete!

1. Nine Kingdoms by Lynn Kurland - Book 1

2. The Hound Saga by Mette Ivie Harrison -

3. Deadly Liasons by Leigh Wilder - Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4 - COMPLETE

4. The Selection by Kiera Cass - Book .1, Book .2, Book 1, Book 2, Book 2.1, Book 2.2, Book 3Book 4, Book 5

5. Heart Mates by Robin D. Owens -

6. Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot - Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4

7. Compass Girls by Mari Carr - Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4 - COMPLETE

8. Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborn - Books 1-50 are owned (need 51-54) - Book 1 (re-read), Book 2, Book 3, Book 4, Book 5, Book 6, Book 7, Book 8, Book 9, Book 10, Book 11, Book 12

Mount TBR
 This year I thought I would split my TBR in half to make sure I read both print and ebooks. So my goal is to read at least 50 print books and 50 ebooks off my TBR pile. I think I am relatively on track with this challenge, of course my focus has been on the RI Author books lately but I plan to get more into these books soon!

Digital TBR
1. Drain Me Dry
2. Addicted to the Bite
3. The Queen
4. The Prince
5. Club Midnight
6. Bloodlines
7. The Guard
8. The Favorite
9. A Collector of Affections
10. Winters Thaw
11. Hope Springs
12. Summer Fling
13. Falling Softly
14. Blue Sky Days

Print TBR
1. The Ice Dragon
2. Collecting Seashells by the Seashore
3. The Princess Diaries
4. The Beast Within
5. What is the Super Bowl?
6. Princess in the Spotlight
7. Announcing the Thaw
8. Into Your Light
9. A Cat Named Dog & A Dog Named Cat
10. The Ferry Home
11. Princess in Love
12. Magic & Melee
13. Princess in Waiting

Rhode Island Authors
My goal is to have at least 15 books, 3 interviews & 1 giveaway (maybe more). I have already read 15 books but have about 4 or 5 more I want to add, I have 3 interviews lined up and hope to have one more for you and I also have 4 giveaways ready too!
1. Ducky Ducky Likes to Moo
2. Hippo Hippo's Cranky Day
3. Collecting Seashells by the Seashore
4. A Collector of Affections
5. Lolly's Picnic
6. Announcing the Thaw
7. Edgar Graduates
8. Into Your Light
9. A Cat Named Dog & A Dog Named Cat
10. Ferry Home
11. The Street or Me
12. Magic and Melee
13. One Night with You
14. Fishing In Narragansett Bay
15. Flight over Newport

Requested Reviews:
 I will be accepting only 15-20 reviews sent by authors (please be sure to check my policy page before sending a request) and I will read/ request no more than 17 books on Netgalley.  I have been keeping this relatively under control as well though I do have many more authors to email back.

1. The Face in the Mountain
2. Gwendolyn's Sword
3. Night Study

Direct Requests:
1. The Changing Season
2. Trina Bell's Humming Summer
3. One of A Kind Cat Book
4. A Life With You
5. Mabel Crowley Book One
6. Horse Feathers

After Dark Challenge
Now I wasn't sure if I was going to do this challenge or not but I have a bunch of books on my list for this year so I decided to keep track of them as well.  My goal is to read 25 this year.
1. Drain Me Dry
2. Addicted to the Bite
3. Club Midnight
4. Bloodlines
5. Winters Thaw
6. Hope Springs
7. Summer Fling
8. Falling Softly
9. Hearts in Darkness
10. Love in the Light
11. Marked
12. One Night with You

Goodreads Challenge
I set my goal at 325 this year with no intention of changing it as I have had to do in years past.  So far I am at 101 books this year, I do have a couple more reviews to post tomorrow.

Goodread Challenge Page

So all in all it has been a great reading year so far.  I must say that I have picked some amazing books to read, I have particularly enjoyed the Compass Girls series and The Selection Series. How are your challenges going so far? Any particular book standing out to you so far?


  1. I'm always in awe of your reading goals and accomplishments. I want to read The Selection series.

    1. Thanks! I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed The Selection books, I really couldn't stop reading them.