Tuesday, October 1, 2019

September 2019 Challenge Update & October TBR

Children's Books
30-40 books
19. Thunder Horse
20. The Word Collector

Early Reader Books
30-40 books

Graphic Novel - COMPLETE
25 books
23. Girl from the Other Side Vol. 1
24. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World
25. Girl from the Other Side Vol. 2
26. Tea Dragon Festival
27. Plum Crazy Vol. 1

Audio Book Challenge - COMPLETE
50 books - (Caffinated Reader hosted)

Classic Books
5 books

Big Books
10 books over 500 pages

RI Authors
20 books

Borrowed Books
30-40 books
29. Annihilation

15 books
10. Catwings Return

Beat the Backlist
75 books - (Novelknight hosted) - only using books I already own

The Never Ending Series
Warland Chronicles: Book1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4,

Requested Reviews
No more than 25 new acceptances (& catch up on old requests)
25. Truth About Cowboys (Netgalley)
26. Thankful Unicorn (Pump Up Your Book)
27. A Hero Born (Netgalley)
28. Dragons in the Clouds (Pump Up YouR Book)
29. Clueless Cabot (Netgalley)

Recently Added to Shelves
Limited purchases (must total less than 200) and read soon
1. Dragon of Ash & Stars - (Jan./ Jan.) DNF
2. The Snow Gypsy (Jan./ ) - UNHAUL
3. Book Nerds & Boyfriends (Jan./Feb. ) *
4. WarDance (Jan/ )
5. Warsong (Jan./ )
6. The Only Harmless Great Thing (Jan/Jan.)
7. Who in the World is Carmen Sandiego (Jan./ Jan.)
8. Lost Boy (Jan/July)
9. Year One (Jan/ )
10. Girl Who Drank the Moon (Jan/ )
11. King of Scars (Jan/ )
12. Dactyl Hill Squad (Feb./)
13. The Darkdeep  (Feb./)
14. Voices (Feb./Feb.) 
15. Wicked King (Feb./March) 
16. Lord of the Fading Lands (Feb./)
17. Crown of Feathers (Feb./)
18. Argos: The Story of Odysseus as told by his Loyal Dog (Feb./)
19. 100 Hugs (Feb./ Feb.) 
20. Binti 2: Home (Feb./March)
23. Binti 3: Night Masquerade (Feb./March) 
24. Artificial Condition (Feb./March)
25. Rogue Protocol (Feb./March)
26. Trial of Lightening  (Feb./ May) 
27. The Last (Endling) (Feb./March)
28. Aquicorn Cove (Feb./Feb.) 
29. Thick as Thieves (Feb./ Feb.)
30. Aru Shah and the End of Time (March/) - DNF
31. Foundryside (March/ April)
32. Wundersmith (March/) - UNHAUL 
33. City of Ghosts (March/March) 
34. Saga Vol. 8 (March/ April)
35. Saga Vol. 9 (March/April)
36. Warrior of the Wild (March/March)
37. Book Love (March/March)
38. Queen's Shadow (March/March) 
39. A Curse So Dark and Lonely (March/May) 
40. Shadow of Doubt (March/)
41. Gates of Stone (March/)
42. In Her Sights (March/April)
43. Nevermoor (March/May)  
44. A Conspiracy of Truths 
45. The Wild Robot (March/March)  
46. The Resurrectionist (March/) 
47. Viper (April/)
48. Vortex Visions (April/) 
49. Through the White Wood (April/)
50. Descendant of the Crane (April/)
51. The Princess and the Fangirl (April/April)
52. Holy Sister (April/September)
53. Rhapsodic (April/May) 
54. A Strange Hymn (April/May) 
55. The Emperor of Evening Stars (April/June)
56. Dark Harmony (April/)
57. The Black Bull of Norroway (April/May) 
58. We Rule the Night (April/) - UNHAUL
59. The Unbound Empire (April/)
60. The Opposite of Always (May/) - UNHAUL
61. The Sea Queen(May/)
62. The Mountain of Kept Memory(May/)
63. Metamorphica (May/)
64. Misfits of Avalon Vol. 1 (May/)
65. Misfits of Avalon Vol. 2 (May/)
66. The Sea King (May/)
67. Ride Hard (May/)
68. Ride Rough (May/)
69. Ride Wild (May/)
70. Irresistible Force (May/June)
71. Force of Attraction (May/)
72. Primal Force (May/)
73. Rival Forces (May/)
74. A Rogue by Any Other Name (May/)
75. A Scot in the Dark (May/)
76. The Day of the Duchess (May/)
77. The Pirate Bride (May/)
78. Pirate Stories (May/July) 
79. Man Made Boy (May/)
80. This Monstrous Thing (May/)
81. The Case of the Missing Moonstone (May/June) 
82. Dear Santa (May/)
83. An Endless Christmas (May/)
84. Christmas Magic (May/)
85. Falling Softly (May/)
86. Christmas Town (May/)
87. The Christmas Star (May/) 
88. Crazy Rich Asians (May/June) 
89 Once and Future (May/June)
90. Highland Crown (May/) - DNF/UNHAUL
91. Her Royal Highness (May/May) 
92. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World (May/May) 
93. Seal's Honor (May/May) 
94. Gris Grimly's Frankenstein (June/)
95. The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals (June/) - UNHAUL
96. The Case of the Perilous Palace (June/) - UNHAUL
97. The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter (June/)
98. The Beholder (June/) - UNHAUL
99. Lovestruck (June/) - UNHAUL
100. We Hunt the Flame (June/)
101. Romanov (June/)
102. Dark Shores (June/ June)
103. Dreaming the Bear (June/)
104. A New Hope (June/September)
105. The Trial of Joan of Arc (June/) - DNF
106. Midsummer's Mayhem (June/July)
107. Monsters (June/)
108. The Monsters We Deserve (June/)
109. Strange Star (June/September) *
110. Hephaistos: God of Fire (June/July)
111. Ghostly Tales from the Lost Summer of 1816 (June/)
112. Till There was You (June/July)
113. Sea Sirens (June/June)
114. The Bride Test (June/August)
115. The Kingdom (June/July)
116. Storm and Fury (July/)
117. Queen of Ruin (July/July)
118. Stepsister (July/August)
119. The Lost Vintage (July/) - UNHAUL
120. Becoming the Dark Prince (July/July)
121. Kingdom of Exiles (July/September)
122. The Beckoning Shadow (July/) - UNHAUL
123. The Thankful Unicorn (July/September)
124. Star Wars: Pirate Price (July/August)
125. Spin the Dawn (July/July)
126. Clue by Clue (August/August)
127. Honeybees and Frenemies (August/)
128 The Sticky Rice Caper (August/August)
129. Lando's Luck (August/August) 
130. Turning Darkness into Light (August/September)
131. A Monster Calls (August/September)
132. Master & Apprentice (August/) 
134. The Chosen (August/)
135. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (August/)
136. Mortal Engines (August/)
137. Evvie Drake Starts Over (August/)
138. Merciful Crow (August/)
139. The Bridge Kingdom (August/)
140. Girl From the Other Side Vol. 2 (August/September)
141. The Girl from the Other Side Vol. 1 (September/September)
142. Darkdawn (September/)
143. The Girl the Sea Gave Back (September/ August)
144. A Crash of Fate (September/)
145. Black Spire (September/)
146. Capturing the Devil (September/)
147. The Testaments (September/)
148. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World (September/September)
149. Plum Crazy Vol. 1 (September/September) *
150. The Missing Bookshop (September/)
151. Tea Dragon Festival (September/September) *
152. The Warrior Moon (September/)
153. A Thousand Roads Home (September/)
154. The Sasquatch Escape (September/)

155. The Lonely Lake Monster (September/)

January Reading Stats:
I read a total of 23 books this month
2,037 pages read and 1 days, 14 hours and 14 minute of listening

Resolutions Check in:
1. Borrow More Books: I did borrow one book this month  -  CHECK
2. Purchase Less Books: Last September I purchased 20 books and this year I purchased 15.- CHECK
3. Read Big Books: I read a few that were over 400 pages but none over 500 even though I have some I really wanted to read! - :(
4. Re-Read More: I re-read one of my favorites from childhood with Munchkin - CHECK
5. Put Less Pressure and Stress on Myself: I am really not doing good with this at all. I have myself so stressed out in life in general, it doesn't take much for this blog to become an added stress as well.  I am debating taking the month of November off regular posting and see how it goes and see if I can get back on track.  I have never in the 9 years of blogging taken a hiatus and it feels weird and almost like a betrayal to even think about it. - :(


So I have been doing pretty good on my challenges, it is exciting to see some with the COMPLETE next to them! But there are others that I really need to get going on.  I have also been saving up some spookier and atmospheric books to read in October and I ended up saving a few too many! This will be the TBR I die beside LOL! So many awesome books though that I just can't help but put them on my TBR.  I also need to get started on Advent Reads books, I need to have at least 5 done this month, 10 next month and 10 in December to keep on top of it.  And I have a romance convention to go to in October so I want to read some steamy books leading up to it as well.  So many books so little time!

For fun
Phoenix Empress
Capturing the Devil
Dark Harmony
Secret Hunger and Secret Need
A Thousand Roads Home
The Sasquatch Escape and The Lonely Lake Monster
The Missing Bookshop
Ghostly Tales from the Lost Summer of 1816
The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter
Gris Grimly's Frankenstein
The Monsters We Deserve
This Monstrous Thing
The Resurrectionist
The Dark Deep
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Queens of Renthia Trilogy
An Endless Christmas
Dear Santa

and for requested reviews
Christmas Angels
Let it Snow
Its a Christmas Thing
Christmas Calendar Girls

What books are you reading during these months that suit the season (whether it be spring or fall where you are)?

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