Reading Challenges

I challenge myself to read...

30 Fantasy
1) The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder
2) Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguie
3) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
4) The World Above by Cameron Dokey
5) Siren's Fury by Mary Weber
6) Beastly Bones by William Ritter
7) Siren's Song by Mary Weber
8) Lirael by Garth Nix
9) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (re-read)
10) Vieled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
11) Avatar: the Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow
12) The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
13) The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (re-read)
14) The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
15) The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
16) Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (re-read)
17) The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
18) The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove
19) Dream On by Kerstin Gier
20) Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater
21) Fire Falling by Elise Kova
22) Heir To The Sky by Amanda Sun
23) Uprooted by Naomi Novik
24) The Caller by Juliet Marillier
25) Earth's End by Elise Kova
26) Rook by Sharon Cameron
27) A Thousand Pieces of Me by Claudia Gray
28) The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
29) The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges
30) The Morning Star by Robin Bridges
31) Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
32) Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier
33) Water's Wrath by Elise Kova
34) Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova
35) The Golden Specific by S.E. Grove
36) Tears of the Sea by MaryLu Tyndall
37) The Crimson Skew by S.E. Grove
38) In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
39) Through The Dark by Alexandra Bracken
40) My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
41) Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier
42) Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier
43) The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard
44) Shadowlark by Meagan Spooner
45) Six of Crows  by Leigh Bardugo
46) Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
47) Lark Ascending by Meagan Spooner
48) The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
50) Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier (reading)

15 Literary/Contemporary/Historical
1) I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
2) First & Then by Emma Mills
3) The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin
4) Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan
5) Dreamology by Lucy Keating
6) Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand
7) Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
8) A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
9) P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
10) Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
11) Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
12) This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
13) Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
14) Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
15) Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
16) Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
17) The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier (reading)
18) Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (reading)

I also want to read more Classics this year, so I challenge myself to read at least 5 of the books listed below (and perhaps one day I'll get around to the rest...)
1) Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
3) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (reading)
4) Northanger Abbey (reading)
Jane Austen - Emma; Pride&Prejudice; Sense&Sensibility; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Mansfield Park
William Beckford - Vathek
Anne Bronte - Agnes Grey; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Charlotte Bronte - Villette
Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote
G.K. Chesterton - Manalive
Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities; Great Expectations
Emily Dickinson
Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo
Daphne du Maurier - Castle Dor; The House on the Strand; The Scapegoat
George Eliot - Silas Marner
Friedrich de la Motte Fouque - Undine
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden
George MacDonald - At the Back of the North Wind; Lilith; Phantastes; The Princess and the Goblin; The Princess and Curdie; The Baronet's Son; The Shepherd's Castle
L.M. Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables; Emily of New Moon
Edgar Allen Poe
Howard Pyle - The Garden Beyond the Moon; The Many Adventures of Robin Hood; The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
Robert Louis Stevenson - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Treasure Island
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Silmarillion; The Two Towers; The Return of the King
Oscard Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray

I have SO MANY books on my shelves that belong to a series, and - get this - I HAVEN’T READ THEM! What? Here I am, pre-ordering the next book in a series like a year in advance on amazon, only to get it and leave it on a shelf for another year, AND THEN forget what happened in the first book! It’s a real issue.

So I challenge myself to finish these series
    The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken ***COMPLETE***
    New Soul by Jodi Meadows (Incarnate; Asunder; Infinite; Phoenix Overture)
    Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier ***COMPLETE***
    Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen (Scarlet; Lady Thief; Lion Heart)
    Legend by Marie Lu (Legend; Prodigy; Champion)
    The Hybrid Chronicles by Kat Zhang (What's Left of Me; Once We Were; Echoes of Us)
    Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (Howl's Moving Castle; Castle In the Air; House of Many Ways)
    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King)
    Skylark by Meagan Spooner ***COMPLETE***
    For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (Among the Nameless Stars; For Darkness Shows the Stars; The First Star to Fall; Across a Star Swept Sea)
    The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron ***COMPLETE***
    Abhorsen by Garth Nix (Sabriel; Lirael; Abhorsen; Clariel; Goldenhand; The Creature in the Case; To Hold the Bridge)
    Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce (Alanna: The First Adventure; In The Hand of The Goddess; The Woman Who Rides Like A Man; Lioness Rampant)
    Circle of Magic by Tamora Pierce (Sandry's Book; Tris's Book; Daja's Book; Briar's Book)
    Fairytales Retold by Regina Doman (The Shadow of the Bear; Black as Night; Waking Rose; The Midnight Dancers; Alex O'Donnell and the 40 Cyber Thieves; Rapunzel Let Down)
    Arkwell Academy by Mindee Arnett *** COMPLETE***
    Tales of Goldstone Wood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Heartless; Veiled Rose; Moonblood; Starflower; Dragonwitch; Goddess Tithe; Shadow Hand; Golden Daughter; Draven's Light; Poison Crown, The Smallman's Heir (not yet released); Poison Crown, The House of Lights(not yet released); (tbd))
    Twin Willows Trilogy by Nicole Maggi (Winter Falls; In the Mouth of the Wolf; The Blue Woods)
    Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone; Days of Blood and Starlight; Dreams of Gods and Monsters)
    Once Upon a Time Series by Cameron Dokey and others ***COMPLETE***
    The Queen's Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (The Thief; The Queen of Attolia; The King of Attolia; A Conspiracy of Kings)
    Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits; Breaking the Rules; Dare You To; Crash Into You; Take Me On)
    The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (The Giver; Gathering Blue; Messenger; Son)

    When all of these are complete, I will reward myself with something nice. Perhaps... a new BOOKSHELF???


      1. Oooh, didn't know about the Crossing The Finish Line Challenge. That would be really useful for me as I never get around to finishing series... Good luck!

        1. Right? I think there are more books on my shelf that I mean to read than ones I actually finish. THIS IS A PROBLEM. Let me know if you want to join me! We can make this a thing.