2016 Reading Challenges I’m Doing

Color Coded 2016

The Color Coded Reading Challenge

Read nine books in the following categories.

Any book read from January 1 through December 31, 2016 will count.

Crossovers with other challenges are fine.

  1. A book with “Blue” or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  2. A book with “Red” or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  3. A book with “Yellow” or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)in the title/on the cover.
  4. A book with “Green” or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  5. A book with “Brown” or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  6. A book with “Black” or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  7. A book with “White” or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title/on the cover.
  8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
  9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

For more information or if you’d like to sign up for this challenge I will insert the link here: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2015/11/2016-color-coded-challenge.html

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Goodreads Awards Challenge

Rules

Choose one or more awards categories to conquer.

I am going to be choosing the categories Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, and Middle Grade and Children’s.

Within the categories, there are different tiers. Choose which one you’d like to aim for. You can change this at any time.

Young Adult Fiction Tier 1, Young Adult Fantasy Tier 2, and Middle Grade and Children’s Tier 1.

You don’t have to choose the same tier throughout multiple categories. For example, you could aim for Tier 1 (1-2 books) within Historical Fiction, and Tier 4 (9-10 books) for YA Fiction.

Some nominees are sequels. This isn’t a problem. If you haven’t started the series yet, then you can read the first book. If you are in the middle of a series, however, I suggest you get reading. If you quit the series and have no plans to continue, you can count the last book that you read.

DNFs count. I’m not going to force you to read anything you don’t want to. So tick that box!

Tiers

Tier 1: 1-2 books
Tier 2: 3-5 books
Tier 3: 6-8 books
Tier 4: 9-10 books
Bonus: Crackers Challenge (11+ books)

Crackers Challenge

So you might be wondering what this is. WELL. Some of you might want to shoot for the stars and read more than ten books within a category. Meaning, you’d have to look past the finalists and read one or more nominees which didn’t make it to the final round. Good luck, you brave souls.

Categories

This is just a few of the awards categories that I picked up from Goodreads. You can choose other genres if you like, but I didn’t think many people would be going for cookbooks. These are just the finalists, if you want to see all the nominees then you can view those on Goodreads.

For more information or if you’d like to sign up for this challenge I will insert the link here: http://booksofamber.com/2015/12/goodreads-awards-challenge-2016-announcement-and-sign-ups.html

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

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Long time no see! I’m back once again with another Top Ten Tuesday. Today’s topic is Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR. Hopefully I can get to most of these books this fall!

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1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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3. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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4. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

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5. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

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6. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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7. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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8. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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9. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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10. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

BOOKTUBE-A-THON 2015

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It’s that awesome time of the year again where the BOOKTUBE-A-THON is happening! I’m so excited to participate for my 3rd year now! Below I have listed the challenges and what I’m planning on reading for each challenge!

The challenges:
1// Read a book with blue on the cover
2// Read a book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name
3// Read someone else’s favorite book
4// Read the last book you acquired
5// Finish a book without letting go of it
6// Read a book you really want to read
7// Read seven books

What I plan on reading:
1// Read a book with blue on the cover
If I Stay by Gale Forman
2// Read a book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (my last name begins with an H)
3// Read someone else’s favorite book
I’m going to skip this challenge.
4// Read the last book you acquired
If I Stay by Gale Forman
5// Finish a book without letting go of it
Very Good Lives by J.K.  Rowling
6// Read a book you really want to read
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
7// Read seven books
I don’t think I will read 7 books, but I will try to read as much as possible!

Hopefully I can get to all these books this week, but since I’m on vacation I will have no idea on what is going to happen. Anyways happy reading to all and best of luck to the rest of the Booktube-A-Thon participants!

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

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Hello and welcome back to another week of Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read. My goal with these hyped books I’ve never read, is to hopefully try and read them all by the end of the year!

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1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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2. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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3. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell 

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4. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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7. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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8. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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9. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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10. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Morgan Spooner

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

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Hello and welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday post! Today’s topic is the Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015.

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1. Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

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2. Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

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3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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4. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (currently reading)

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6. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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7. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

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8. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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9. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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10. Just One Day by Gayle Forman

 

Summer 2014 Reading Challenge

Summer 2014 Reading Challenge

My 6 Genre Challenge

The other day I came across a bookmark when I was cleaning my room. I looked it over and I thought this would be a perfect little challenge for my summer reading. I took six genres and thought of a book I would like to read at some point and time this summer. My list includes:

Choose a book from the following Genres:

-Mystery: Twisted by: Sara Shepard

-Sci-Fi: Shatter Me by: Tahereh Mafi

-Fantasy: Clockwork Princess by: Cassandra Clare

-Contemporary: My Life Next Door by: Huntley Fitzpatrick

-Adventure: The Maze Runner by: James Dashner

-Historical Fiction: Seeking Signs by: Staci Angelina Mercado
With those books in mind, hopefully I will get through all of them this summer. As of last night I decided to pick up Shatter Me. Now let the start of my genre challenge begin! You can also check out my video below of myself sharing some other reading challenges that I’m taking part of this summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxZzJO4EAh8

Current Thoughts on Reading…

So this month has been ultimately crazy. With projects on projects and prom, I’ve been busy up to the brink. But here’s the bad thing that comes with all of this craziness, no reading time what so ever. Yeah, I haven’t enjoyed the books I’ve read this year and lack of free time is not helping my feelings for the books that I am currently reading. I just feel reading is more of a chore than a fun free time activity for myself.

For the next month I plan on reading a bunch more. My last day of school is quickly approaching which brings the positive side; more time to read! I’ve picked a few books from my contemporary section so that hopefully this can get me back into my love for reading. The books are…

1.   Eleanor & Park by: Rainbow Rowell

1. Eleanor & Park by: Rainbow Rowell

 

 

 

 

 

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2. My Life Next Door by: Huntley Fitzpatrick

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3. Twisted by: Sara Shepard

 

 

 

 

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4.   And continue reading A Geeks Guide to Dating by: Eric Smith

I don’t know what’s up with my reading lately and I think I just need to take a break from all distractions and school work to just feel no pressure at all, and get back into the swing of my love for reading.