2014 Reading Challenges: 6 Month Check-In

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So it’s been 6 months since I’ve mosted my magnificant list of awesome challenges and I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t really made it that far. At ALL. Man. I need to work on this!

Non-Fiction Reading Challenge

Dilettante: 5 books

Status: I’ve done shit all in this one, I really, really, need to get on it!

  1. Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
  2. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  3. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  4. On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield
  5. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

2014 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Renaissance Reader: 10 books

Status: So, I used to love HF so much, tons even! But something happened, this year I’m much more into Fantasy/SF so I’ve not read as much as I’ve should. The reason why I’ve added the Marie Brennan books to this list is because they’re set in the past though it is a mythical/fantasy past. It adds up to me!

  1. Citadel (Languedoc #3) by Kate Mosse
  2. A Natural History of Dragons (A Memoir by Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan
  3. The Tropic of Cancer (A Memoir by Lady Trent #2) by Marie Brennan
  4. Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
  5. The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Novel of Suspense (Reincarnationist, #6) by M. J. Rose

Rest of the list is forthcoming.

Women Challenge

Level 2: BABY GIRLS – read 6 to 15 books written by a woman author

Status: This will be the easiest list to fill, I naturally read a lot of books by women authors.

  1. Citadel (Languedoc #3) by Kate Mosse
  2. Goblin Fruit by Laini Taylor
  3. Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake
  4. A Natural History of Dragons (A Memoir by Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan
  5. The Tropic of Cancer (A Memoir by Lady Trent #2) by Marie Brennan
  6. Burn (Pure #3) by Julianna Baggot
  7. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  8. Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen
  9. The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black
  10. Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
  11. Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
  12. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  13. Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford
  14. Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee
  15. World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee

2014 TBR Pile Challenge

Master List: 12 TBR books (Added before 2013)

Status: I’ve made a teensy dent in this so it’s not so bad I guess. Part of the problem with this list is actually finding the books that I’ve set out to read!

  1. Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee
  2. Citadel (Languedoc #3) by Kate Mosse
  3. Goblin Fruit by Laini Taylor
  4. The Magician by Lev Grossman
  5. The Magician King by Lev Grossman (Currently Reading)
  6. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  8. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  9. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  10. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  11. On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield
  12. Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

Alternates

  1. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  2. Just My Type by Simon Garfield

GoodReads Reading Challenge

Level: 50 Books

Status: 24/50 books read so far!

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I’m not doing sooo badly but considering the year is half way done, I’m not doing so well either.

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4 Responses to 2014 Reading Challenges: 6 Month Check-In

  1. I had no idea these challenges existed! I’m doing a summer reading challenge, alphabet soup challenge and my Goodreads challenge, but I’m going to join in these – and get ready for next year’s!

  2. Sam says:

    I’m barley hanging on the the challenge I’m posting (talk about embarrassing) and I’m staggeringly behind on a challenge to read a book set in each state. We’ll see how this goes!

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