Monday, June 24, 2013

In My Mailbox- June 24, 2013


In My Mailbox: Here's what I got in my mailbox last week


TUESDAY
Sweet Salt Air- Barbara Delinsky--for review from publisher











SATURDAY
Shadow of the Mark (Carrier #2)- Leigh Fallon--review for an Around the World ARC













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The Sunday Salon- June 23, 2013

The Sunday Salon
I'm enjoying Summer Break!  Although I've been taking a couple of classes and doing a lot of running so haven't gotten in much extra reading yet!
I finished and reviewed the following books last week:
Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver











I fulfilled items in the following challenges last week:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 31
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 26


I am currently reading With All My Soul and up next is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (if I don't get a tour book)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Book Review- Requiem

I just finished reading Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver yesterday.

From Goodreads:

They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.

But we are still here.

And there are more of us every day.

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor.

Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings.

Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it.

But we have chosen a different road.

And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose.

We are even free to choose the wrong thing.

Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.


I enjoyed this final book in the Delirium trilogy.  It was packed with action and just a little bit of romance.

I do have to say that I don't remember much about the first two books in the series.  And I didn't really get much help in the way of remembering.  But I still enjoyed it. 

I liked how the story was told from both Lena's point of view and from Hana's point of view.  And I think the two sides came nicely at the end.

All of the characters were well written.  Once again, I loved Lena and Julian and my feelings for Alex changed at the end (I won't tell you which way). 

But the end left me wanting more.  It didn't answer all my questions.  Alex or Julian?  What happens to Hanna?  What becomes of the "cure" or freedom?  I think there could easily be a fourth book.

I gave this book a rating of 4/5.

This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 31
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 26

*FTC Disclosure: I borrowed this book from a friend.

Monday, June 17, 2013

In My Mailbox- June 17, 2013



In My Mailbox: Here's what I got in my mailbox last week

MONDAY
Almost Final Curtain (Vampire Princess of St. Paul #2)- Tate Hallaway--PaperbackSwap










Severed Heads, Broken Hearts- Robyn Schneider--review for an Around the World ARC Tour










TUESDAY
Viral Nation- Shaunta Grimes--from publisher for review











SATURDAY
The Cinderella Pact- Sarah Strohmeyer--bought

The Sunday Salon- June 16, 2013

The Sunday Salon
Happy Father's Day!  I'm so lucky to have the best Daddy in the world!  I'm so glad its summer break!  I've been enjoying running in the mornings then cuddling with my puppy.  Tuesday was me and my hubby's 2 year anniversary.  We spent the night at Port Orleans Riverside at Disney.  Yes, we both work for Disney, but it's still nice just to get a night out!

I finished and reviewed the following books last week:
Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols











I fulfilled items in the following challenges last week:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 30
2013 ARC Reading Challenge: 21
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 25
2013 Standalone Reading Challenge: 8
2013 Quick Fix Challenge: 13


Right now I am reading Requiem by Lauren Oliver and next up (if I don't get a tour book) is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Book Review- Dirty Little Secret

I just finished reading Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols for an Around the World ARC Tour.

From Goodreads:

From the author of the “real page-turner” (Seventeen) Such a Rush comes an unforgettable
new drama that follows friends-turned-lovers as they navigate the passions, heartbreaks, and intrigue of country music fame.

Bailey wasn’t always a wild child and the black sheep of her family. She used to play fiddle and tour the music circuit with her sister, Julie, who sang and played guitar. That ended when country music execs swooped in and signed Julie to a solo deal. Never mind that Julie and Bailey were a duet, or that Bailey was their songwriter. The music scouts wanted only Julie, and their parents were content to sit by and let her fulfill her dreams while Bailey’s were hushed away.

Bailey has tried to numb the pain and disappointment over what could have been. And as Julie’s debut album is set to hit the charts, her parents get fed up with Bailey’s antics and ship her off to granddad’s house in Nashville. Playing fiddle in washed-up tribute groups at the mall, Bailey meets Sam, a handsome and oh-so-persuasive guitarist with his own band. He knows Bailey’s fiddle playing is just the thing his band needs to break into the industry. But this life has broken Bailey’s heart once before. She isn’t sure she’s ready to let Sam take her there again…


I enjoyed this little peek into the life of a county star wannabe.  I've always been fascinated by stardom so this was a good one for me.

Reading back over my reviews of the other two Jennifer Echols books I've read (Forget You and Such a Rush), I never seem to like the main character.  But I really liked Bailey.  She was real.  And believable.  And even with everything that her family put her through and made her feel, she still acknowledged that they meant everything to her. 

Then there was Sam.  At times, he seemed like such a good guy.  But then it also just seemed that once he figured out who Bailey was, he was just using her to move up in the country world.  Not cool. 

I liked the plot in this one too.  It flowed nicely and wrapped up well.  This is definitely my favorite book that I've read by Jennifer Echols so far!

I gave this book a rating of 4/5.

Dirty Little Secret will be released on July 16, 2013.

This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 30
2013 ARC Reading Challenge: 21
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 25
2013 Standalone Reading Challenge: 8
2013 Quick Fix Challenge: 13

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Contest Winner- Shadow of Night




According to Rafflecopter,

Kerley Sue

 has won a copy of Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness! Please email your address to me at belle2211 (at) yahoo (dot) com by Friday at 11 pm and I'll have your book mailed out to you!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

In My Mailbox- June 10, 2013


In My Mailbox: Here's what I got in my mailbox last week

SATURDAY
Triangles- Kimberly Ann Miller--review for an Around the World ARC Tour

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tidal by Amanda Hocking

TIDAL, the next book in New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking’s Watersong series went on sale June 4th. Called “Amazing” and “Enthralling,” the spellbinding Watersong series is one that you can’t afford to miss out on.

Read my reviews of Wake and Lullaby



Tuesday, June 4, 2013

In My Mailbox- June 3, 2013


In My Mailbox: Here's what I got in my mailbox last week

TUESDAY
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)- Cassandra Clare--PaperbackSwap










SATURDAY
Perfect Chemistry- Simone Elkeles--borrowed from friend











The Summer I Turned Pretty- Jenny Han--borrowed from friend











Requiem (Delirium #3)- Lauren Oliver--borrowed from friend











Throne of Glass- Sarah J. Maas--borrowed from friend











Dirty Little Secret- Jennifer Echols--review for an Around the World ARC Tour


Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Sunday Salon- June 2, 2013

The Sunday Salon
Last week was busy with end of the school year things and I started a new run challenge where I have to run at least 1 mile every day.  This is the last week of school.  Wednesday is the last day with the kiddos and Friday is the last day of post planning.  I can't wait!!

I am also holding a giveaway: A paperback copy of Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness plus a few buttons.

I finished and reviewed the following books last week:
Disneylanders by Kate Abbott










I fulfilled items in the following challenges last week:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 29
2013 Quick Fix Challenge: 12


I am currently reading Everyone She Loved by Shelia Curran and up next is Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge-- June Update


2013 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge Details:

  • Runs January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 (books read prior to 1/1/2013 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2013 than you did in 2012. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down.
  • Books can be any format (bound, ebook, audio).
  • Novellas that are at least 100 pages in length, as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • Grab the reading challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads or LibraryThing.



Levels: Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books



I am not going to keep a list of the books I'm reading.  I am just going to keep track of how many books I am up to for each month on the last day of the month.  I read 93 books in 2012.

~I am going to try for the Getting My Heart Rate Up level first.

January: 7
February: 12
March: 19
April: 24
May: 29
June:
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August:
September:
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November:
December:

2013 Quick Fix Challenge-- June Update


2013 Quick Fix Challenge

Challenge Details:

  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.
  • Sign ups will be open until mid December.
  • You don't have to be a blogger to participate. However, leave a comment and tell me what level you're aiming for.
  • For bloggers, post up a challenge sign up post saying what level you've signed up for. Be sure to sign-up with your sign-up post in the linky.
  • You don't have to review the books you read however if you do, you will be able to post your links to your reviews here. (I'll have a post up for reviews up in January.)
  • Books have to have less than 300 pages to count.
  • Books such as MG/YA, graphic novels/manga, audio, rereads, can count toward your goal.
    • *Updated* Anthologies and short stories count as well. (I can't believe I forgot about these.)
  • Feel free to crossover the books you read for this challenge with other challenges.
(If you have any questions feel free to ask, I feel like I might be missing something here, but I could be wrong.)

Now the Levels/It will hold with:

String: 5 books
Paperclips: 10 books
Duck tape: 15 books
Gorilla glue: 20+ books
 
~I am going to start off trying for the string level
~I finished the String level so now working on Paperclips level
~I finished Paperclips so now working on Duck Tape
 
  1.  Crash (Visions #1) by Lisa McMann
  2.  Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  3.   Eternal by H.G. Nadel
  4.  Shut Up by Anne Tibbets
  5. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
  6.  Poison by Bridget Zinn
  7.  Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
  8.  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  9.  The Returners by Gemma Malley
  10. Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
  11. Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance 
  12. Disneylanders by Kate Abbott
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2013 Mammoth Book Challenge-- June Update


2013 Mammoth Book Challenge

2013 Mammoth Book Challenge

Here are the challenge details:

1. This challenge will run from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.

2. You can join the challenge at any time. All books read in 2013 count for the challenge, regardless of when you sign up.

3. This challenge can cross-over to your other reading challenges.

4. You do not need a blog to participate! If you are not a blogger, you can post your reviews at Goodreads, Shelfari, or LibraryThing and link them up here.

5. All formats of books are acceptable: Bound copies, e-books, and audiobooks as long as they meet the guidelines of Point #6 below!

6. Important Information About E-books and Audiobooks: If you are using an e-book or audiobook for the challenge, the bound format equivalent must be a minimum of 450 pages. Only unabridged audiobooks will count!

7. Both adult and children's literature are allowed: As long as it meets the minimum page count of 450 pages.

8. About large-print books: Same rules apply as noted in Point #6. As long as the regular-bound format equivalent is a minimum of 450 pages, this format will count.

9. No anthologies, short story collections, or poetry: Just novels.

10. There are four levels for the challenge:

a. Walrus: Read 3 mammoth-sized books.
b. Hippopotamus: Read 6 mammoth-sized books.
c. White Rhinoceros: Read 9 mammoth-sized books.
d. African Elephant: Read 12 or more mammoth-sized books.

11. When you write your sign-up post, you must choose your level. You can go up, but you cannot go down!

12. There will be a link-up for your reviews, which will be posted on THIS page.

13. There will be a link for your wrap-up post at the end of the year.
~I will start off trying for the walrus level

  1.  Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton
  2.  The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

2013 Sophomore Reading Challenge-- June Update


2013 Sophomore Reading Challenge

What books count towards the SRC?
Any second YA or MG book published by an author in 2013 counts – it can be the second in a series, a new series, or a standalone. The only requirement is that it is the SECOND book the author has published in the YA or MG realm (and it must publish in 2013 in your home country)! There is a Goodreads group for the challenge, which includes a selection of books that would count for the challenge – as you can see, there are probably many many books on that list you are planning on reading already :)
The list will be updated as I’m able, but please feel free to read ANY Sophomore book! It does not have to be the second book in a series, just the second YA/MG book the author has published, period.
When does the challenge run?
Books read before January 2014 count for this challenge. This includes books you may have access to now in ARC form!
Why should I join this challenge?
Reading debut novels is AWESOME. It is by far my favorite challenge – it allows me to find many new authors that I love. What better way to support these authors than to read their next published book?
What are the guidelines of the challenge?
Your challenge is to read 10 sophomore YA/MG novels in 2013. To officially participate, you need a Goodreads account or blog where you post reviews in English.
What should I do if I’m an author coming out with a sophomore novel?
I would love to feature you on my blog! Please e-mail me (shanynlee at gmail.com) and let me know if you’d like to be interviewed, featured, would like to offer a giveaway, etc.
How do I join?
Link your blog or Goodreads account below, and make a list of the sophomore novels you’re looking forward to :)
There will be prize packs given away to challenge participants throughout next year. You will receive an automatic entry for signing up to participate – options for additional entries will be announced at the time of the giveway.

  1.  The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass
  2.  Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo
  3.  Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance
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2013 Standalone Reading Challenge-- June Update


2013 Standalone Reading Challenge

The Challenge Read 15 Young Adult or Middle Grade standalone novels in 2013 that are released in the United States between January 1s - December 31, 2013.

Eligible Books 
  • YA & Middle Grade standalone novels. This means that the book can not have an announced (sometimes sequels happen unexpectedly) sequel, prequel, follow up, etc. Adult novels and picture books do not count.
  • This year companion novels count towards the challenge. Companion novels take place in the same world and time as a novel but usually follow a different character. It can be read independently from the book that came before it.
  • Released between January 1 - Decemeber 31, 2013 in the United States. If a book was previously released in another country but is being releasing in the US for the first time, it is eligible. At the same time, if you live in a country where it was previously released, but it is being released in the states for the first time - lucky you- it counts.
  • Must be read in 2013 (If you have an ARC and read it in 2012, it does not count)
  • Can be read in any (legally) readable format: ARC, Paperback, Hardcover or e-book
  • Audio books do not count towards the challenge.


Hafsah and I will be creating a list of eligible challenge titles to get you started towards your goal. It will be available soon.

Participation Perks 
There will be a prize pack given away each month to a random participant. You gain entries into that month's prize pack by linking up to your challenge eligible reviews (Unfortunately, prize packs are US only). There will also be giveaways on the hosts' blogs to go along with special posts with authors. That's not even mentioning the random giveaways that we may throw in here and there! People who complete the challenge and fill out an easy form will be entered into another prize pack drawing.

  1. Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley 
  2.  Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
  3.  Poison by Bridget Zinn
  4.  Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
  5.  Furious by Jill Wolfson
  6.  Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
  7.  Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance
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2013 Embarrassment of Riches TBR Reading Challenge-- June Update


2013 Embarrassment of Riches TBR Reading Challenge

RULES: To be considered a TBR book, you must own it prior to Jan 1, 2013. The book can count toward other challenges, as well. It can be fiction or nonfiction, poetry or play, audiobook–as long as it is a book. This is not a picky challenge–just about reading the riches we already own.

On the last day of each month I will post an entry where you can say how many TBRs you read that month, titles, and whether you liked them or not. Full-blown reviews not required. You can list them in comments or link back to your own blog or page where they are listed.

At the end of the year I will have pretty badges for all levels, and if I haven’t learned to create them by myself, hopefully somebody else will make them for me.

There are five levels of accomplishment (and a bonus challenge) in the Embarrassment of Riches TBR Reading Challenge.

Copper: Read 6 TBR books between Jan 1 and Dec 31 2013.

Bronze: Read 12 TBR books between Jan 1 and Dec 31 2013.

Silver: Read 24 TBR books between Jan 1 and Dec 31 2013

Gold: Read 36 TBR books between Jan 1 and Dec 31 2013.

Platinum: Read 50 TBR books between Jan 1 and Dec 31 2013.

Bonus Challenge! The same levels are also available for digital samples. If you are like me, you also have a quizillion samples you’ve downloaded onto your e-reader. Culling through samples and deciding whether to keep reading or not is a separate challenge with all five levels and the same year-end prize–a special badge.

~I am going to start off trying for the Copper level

  1.  Pug Hill by Alison Pace
  2.  Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
  3.  The Returners by Gemma Malley
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2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge-- June Update


2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge

2013 YOUNG ADULT

READING CHALLENGE
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

The Rules:
-Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.
-Audio, eBooks, paper, re-reads all count.
-No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

There are four levels:
The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.
The "Fun Size" YA Reading Challenge – Read 20 Young Adult novels.
The Jumbo Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 40 Young Adult novels.
The Mega size YA Reading Challenge – Read 50+ Young Adult novels.

Challenge begins January 1st, 2013 -December 31, 2013.

Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.
 
~I am going to start from the beginning trying for the Mega size
 
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What's in a Name? 6 Challenge-- June Update


What's in a Name? 6 Challenge

Here's How It WorksBetween January 1 and December 31, 2013, read one book in each of the following categories:
  1. A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title: Deep down True, The Girl Below, The Diva Digs up the Dirt
  2. A book with something you'd find in your kitchen in the title: Loose Lips Sink Ships, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Breadcrumbs
  3. A book with a party or celebration in the title: A Feast for Crows, A Wedding in Haiti, Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness
  4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title: Burning for Revenge, Fireworks over Toccoa, Catching Fire
  5. A book with an emotion in the title: Baltimore Blues, Say You're Sorry, Dreams of Joy
  6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title: The Book of Lost Fragrances, The World We Found, A Discovery of Witches
The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.

Other Things to Know

  • Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
  • Books may overlap other challenges.
  • Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
  • Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed but encouraged.
  • You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
  • You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.
On January 1, I'll publish 7 posts, each with a Mr. Linky (one for each category and one for your wrap-up post), on this blog so you'll have a place post links to your reviews (bloggers) or leave comments (non-bloggers) as you finish up each category. You'll be able to find these posts during the year by clicking on the button in the sidebar. (I'll create those links on January 1.)

Tip: If you're ever struggling to find a title to match a category, check out what other people have read so you can get ideas or be inspired. And remember to be creative.

Up or Down: Shut Up by Anne Tibbets
Something You'd Find in Your Kitchen:
Party or Celebration:
Fire: Fever (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #2) by Lauren DeStefano
An Emotion: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
Lost or Found: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

2013 Debut Author Challenge-- June Update


2013 Debut Author Challenge

Challenge Goals

I love the Debut Author Challenge because it accomplishes two very awesome things – obviously it helps debut authors out with exposure, but it also helps readers find debut books that they might have otherwise missed, and I think that’s pretty awesome.

So, with that in mind, I’m asking that each participant come up with a list of at least twelve (12) debut books to read and review in 2013. You can read as many as you want, but in order to be eligible for the grand prize, you must have read and reviewed at least twelve (12).

Rules/Guidelines

Just a few simple rules/guidelines to help things run smoothly!

1) You must have a blog, a Goodreads account, a YouTube account, an Amazon account – any where you can post your reviews and share them with others.
2) There is no deadline to join the 2013 Debut Author Challenge, but make sure you give yourself enough time to achieve the goal!
3) ARCs of 2013 debuts read before January 01, 2013 do not count towards your challenge goal.
4) The 2013 debuts must be read between January 01, 2013 – January 31, 2014 to count for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge. The extra month is to allow participants more time to read the December releases.
4) 2013 debuts must be young adult or middle grade in order to count towards the challenge.
5) The title must be the author’s young adult or middle grade debut. If they have previously published an adult title, and this is their first young adult/middle grade title, that counts towards the challenge. If this is their second young adult/middle grade title, it does not count towards the challenge.
6) If you’re a blogger in the US, all debuts must be US debuts to count towards your challenge goal. Likewise, if you’re a UK blogger, all debuts must be UK debuts to count towards to your challenge goal, and same goes for other countries.
Note: I’m removing this rule. I was under the impression that it was easier to buy debuts in your own country, but based on feedback I’ve received in comments and e-mails, it sounds like it’s not! So if you live in Australia or India or wherever, and it’s easier for you to buy a US/UK debut on your kindle or purchase a book through the Book Depository or whatever, go for it – that will count.
7) Each review equals one entry in the monthly prize pack. If you post six review of debut titles in January, you have six entries to win the January prize pack.

Sign-Ups


That’s it! That’s all the rules for joining and participating! There is more information here regarding contests and other resources for the challenge.

Here are some buttons for challenge participants – but feel free to make your own!

If you are an author and interested in what you can do, please click here!
 
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2013 ARC Reading Challenge-- June Update


2013 ARC Reading Challenge

The Levels
Level Bronze: .a. All of us who have or will have less than 12 ARCS must read all of the ARCS we have. Note, that if you have 11 ARC's and then receive a 12th one you will be bumped up to category b.
b. All of us who have or will have 12 or more than 12 ARCS must read and review at least 12.
Level Silver: Read 24 ARCS
Level Gold: Read 30 ARCS

Level Platinum: Read 35 or more ARCS

Rules:

To sign up, leave a direct link to your blog post about this challenge. Please leave a comment as well.
  • You Can join this challenge at anytime throughout the year.
  • You don't have to make a list of which ARC's you plan to read, but you can if you want.
  • If you choose a lower level, you can always change it to a higher level if you like. However, you cannot go from a higher level back down to a lower level.
  • Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and Audio-books and ebooks are allowed as long as they are ARC's.
  • Read the books and review them on your blog. If you don't have a blog, you can post your review on sites like Powells, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.

~I am trying for platinum again.

  1.  Crash (Visions #1) by Lisa McMann
  2.  Pivot Point by Kasie West
  3.  Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  4.  Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton
  5.  Sever (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #3) by Lauren DeStefano
  6.  The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass
  7.  The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
  8.  Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
  9.  Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
  10.  Poison by Bridget Zinn
  11.  Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
  12.  The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1) by Stacey Kade
  13.  Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo
  14.  Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
  15.  The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
  16.  Furious by Jill Wolfson
  17.  The Returners by Gemma Malley
  18.  Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
  19.  Eve (Rise #3) by Anna Carey
  20.  Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance
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2013 150+ Reading Challenge-- June Update


2013 150+ Reading Challenge

DETAILS/RULES:
 
1. The goal is to read 150 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.
2. Allowed are: Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.
What doesn't count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible and comic books.
3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.
5. Challenge begins January 1st, 2013 thru December 31, 2013. Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.
 
  1.  Crash (Visions #1) by Lisa McMann
  2.  Pug Hill by Alison Pace
  3.  Pivot Point by Kasie West
  4.  Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  5.  Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton
  6.  Fever (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #2) by Lauren DeStefano
  7.  Sever (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #3) by Lauren DeStefano
  8.  Eternal by H.G. Nadel
  9.  The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass
  10.  The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
  11.  Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  12.  Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
  13.  Shut Up by Anne Tibbets
  14.  Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
  15.  Poison by Bridget Zinn
  16.  Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
  17.  Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) by Rachel Vincent
  18.  The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1) by Stacey Kade
  19.  Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo
  20.  The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  21.  Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
  22.  The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
  23.  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  24.  Furious by Jill Wolfson
  25.  The Returners by Gemma Malley
  26.  Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
  27.  Rise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey
  28.  Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance
  29.  Disneylanders by Kate Abbott
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