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message 1: by Stephanie (last edited Mar 17, 2013 03:42PM) (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments I challenged myself last year to read 50 books, ended up reading 56, so I'm going to do even better this year and challenge myself to read 60 books! Plus I want to try and complete the A-Z Author and Title challenges too, I didn't manage to finish those last year.

message 2: by Stephanie (last edited Dec 30, 2013 08:02PM) (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments 2013 Reading Challenge

1.Wonder Woman: Lifelines by John Byrne (Jan 6-9)
2.Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey (Dec 21-Jan 10)
3.Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey (Jan 10-23)
4.Ghostlight by Marion Zimmer Bradley (Jan 24-29)
5.The Strange Case of Finley Jane by Kady Cross (Jan 30-31)
6.The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross (Feb 1-5)
7.Witchlight by Marion Zimmer Bradley (Jan 29-Feb 12)
8.What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (Feb 12-13)
9.Batman: Gates of Gotham by Scott Snyder (Feb 3-16)
10.Juliet by Anne Fortier (Feb 15-21)
11.Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz (Feb 21-24)
12.Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning (Feb 25)
13.Nerilka's Story by Anne McCaffrey (Feb 25)
14.Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Feb 25-27)
15.Faefever by Karen Marie Moning (Feb 28-Mar 3)
16.Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning (Mar 3-4)
17.Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning (Mar 4-5)
18.Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning [reread] (Mar 6)
19.Bridge of Dreams by Anne Bishop (Mar 12-17)
20.The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Mar 17-18)
21.Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa (Mar 22)
22.Trinity Volume 1 by Kurt Busiek (Aug 8-Mar 22)
23.The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (Mar 22)
24.The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa (Mar 23-25)
25.Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa (Mar 25)
26.The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (Mar 25-26)
27.Iron's Prophecy by Julie Kagawa (Mar 27)
28.Fever Moon by Karen Marie Moning (Apr 7)
29.Corambis by Sarah Monette (Mar 19-Apr 8)
30.City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Apr 8-9)
31.The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (Mar 13-Apr 9)
32.City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Apr 9-10)
33.City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (Apr 11-12)
34.City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (Apr 13-16)
35.City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Claire (Apr 16-19)
36.Silver Shadows by Elaine Cunningham (Apr 8-24)
37.The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn (Apr 24-26)
38.The Vision of Escaflowne by Katsu Aki (Apr 13-27)
39.High Rise by J.G Ballard (Apr 11-30)
40.Ingenue by Jillian Larkin (Apr 28-30)
41.Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (Apr 30-May 2)
42.From the Dark by Michele Hauf (May 2-5)
43.Frostbite by Richelle Mead (May 5-6)
44.Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead (May 6-7)
45.Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (May 7-9)
46.Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead (May 9-11)
47.Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (May 11-13)
48.Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead (May 13-16)
49.Succubus Nights by Richelle Mead (May 16-21)
50.Except the Queen by Jane Yolen & Midori Snyder (May 22-June 3)
51.The Assassin King by Elizabeth Haydon (June 3-July 8)
52.Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon (July 9-10)
53.Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (July 10)
54.Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz (July 10-12)
55.Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz (July 12-15)
56.The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz (July 15)
57.Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz (July 15-17)
58.Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead (July 17-28)
59.Wonder Woman: Who is Wonder Woman? by Allan Heinberg (July 30)
60.Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz (July 29-31)
61.Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead (July 31)
62.Wonder Woman: Love and Murder by Jodi Picoult (July 31)
63.Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead (Aug 1)
64.Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead (Aug 1-2)
65.Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz (Aug 3-4)
66.Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz (Aug 4-7)
67.Wonder Woman: Amazons Attack! by Will Pfeifer (Aug 2-7)
68.Gates of Paradise by Melissa de la Cruz (Aug 7-9)
69.Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Aug 9-12)
70.The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory (Aug 7-16)
71. The Fallen One by Rick Blechta (Aug 17-19)
72.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling (Aug 15-19)
73.A Tangled Web by Mercedes Lackey (Aug 19-22)
74.Captive Queen by Alison Weir (Aug 20-24)
75.Poison by Sara Poole (Aug 24-26)
76.The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Aug 26-30)
77.The Serpent's Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz (Sept 2)
78.Pursuit by Karen Robards (Sept 3-4)
79.Justice by Karen Robards (Sept 4)
80.Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 5)
81.Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 6)
82.Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 6)
83.One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 6)
84.At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 6-7)
85.Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 7)
86.Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 7-8)
87.Magic Graves by Jeaniene Frost & Ilona Andrews (Sept 8)
88.This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 8)
89.First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 9)
90.The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross (Aug 27-Sept 10)
91.Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 10-11)
92.One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 11-12)
93.Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost (Sept 12)
94.One for the Money by Janet Evanovich (Sept 12)
95.Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich (Sept 13-16)
96.Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich (Sept 16-17)
97.Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger (Sept 17-18)
98.Four to Score by Janet Evanovich (Sept 17-18)
99.Deadlock by Iris Johansen (Sept 19-24)
100.Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Sept 13-25)
101.Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara (Sept 26-27)
102.Cold Shoulder by Lynda La Plante (Sept 25-Oct 3)
103.Cast in Courtlight by Michelle Sagara (Sept 27-Oct 7)
104.If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now by Claire LaZebnik (Oct 7-8)
105.The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (Oct 13-18)
106.Diary of a White Witch by Melissa de la Cruz (Oct 20)
107.Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Crusie (Oct 24-28)
108.Veil of Night by Linda Howard (Oct 29)
109.Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich (Oct 31)
110.The Night is Alive by Heather Graham (Oct 30-Nov 3)
111.Wonder Woman: The Circle by Gail Simone (Nov 5-8)
112.Cast in Secret by Michelle Sagara (Oct 7-Nov 12)
113.The Night is Forever by Heather Graham (Nov 4-13)
114.Storm Born by Richelle Mead (Nov 6-17)
115.Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Nov 17-18)
116.The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Nov 19-22)
117.The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole (Nov 19-23)
118.The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy by Kady Cross (Nov 25-26)
119.Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search Part 1 by Gene Luen Yang (Nov 26)
120.Odd Hours by Dean Koontz (Nov 23-28)
121.Fallen by Lauren Kate (Nov 28-Dec 3)
122.The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Dec 3-6)
123.Torment by Lauren Kate (Dec 3-9)
124.Passion by Lauren Kate (Dec 9-12)
125.Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate (Dec 12-17)
126.Rapture by Lauren Kate (Dec 17-28)
127.Fables Vol 2 Animal Farm by Bill Willingham (Dec 27-30)

message 3: by Stephanie (last edited Dec 30, 2013 08:02PM) (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments 2013 Title Challenge

(The) Assassin King
Amazons Attack!
At Grave's End
Animal Farm
Batman: Gates of Gotham
Bridge of Dreams
Blood Promise
Blue Bloods
Bloody Valentine
City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels
City of Lost Souls
(The) Constant Princess
Captive Queen
Cast in Shadow
Cold Shoulder
Cast in Courtlight
(The) Circle
Cast in Secret
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
(The) Dead Travel Fast
Devil to Pay
Destined for an Early Grave
Diary of a White Witch
(The) Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy
Except the Queen
Eternal Kiss of Darkness
Everyone Worth Knowing
Fever Moon
From the Dark
Fantasy Lover
(The) Fallen One
First Drop of Crimson
Four to Score
Fallen in Love
(The) Girl in the Steel Corset
Gates of Paradise
(The) Girl in the Clockwork Collar
High Rise
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Halfway to the Grave
Happily Never After
Home for the Holidays
(The) Iron King
(The) Iron Daughter
(The) Iron Queen
(The) Iron Knight
Iron's Prophecy
If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now
(The) Immortal Rules
Kushiel's Chosen
Kushiel's Avatar
Keys to the Repository
Last Sacrifice
Love and Murder
Lost in Time
(The) Merchant of Venice
Misguided Angel
Magic Graves
(The) Moon and More
(The) Maze Runner
Nerilka's Story
(The) Night Circus
(The) Night is Alive
(The) Night is Forever
One Foot in the Grave
One Grave at a Time
One for the Money
Odd Hours
(The) Strange Case of Finley Jane
Summer's Crossing
Silver Shadows
Shadow Kiss
Spirit Bound
Succubus Blues
Succubus Nights
Succubus Dreams
Succubus Heat
Succubus Shadows
Succubus Revealed
(The) Serpent's Kiss
Storm Born
(The) Search Part 1
Trinity Volume 1
(A) Tangled Web
This Side of the Grave
Two for the Dough
Three to Get Deadly
Tell Me Lies
(The) Vision of Escaflowne
Vampire Academy
(The) Van Alen Legacy
Veil of Night
Wonder Woman: Lifelines
What Happened to Goodbye
Witches of East End
Winter's Passage
Who is Wonder Woman?
Wicked Appetite
(The) Warlord Wants Forever

message 4: by Stephanie (last edited Dec 30, 2013 08:04PM) (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments 2013 Author Challenge

Aki, Katsu
Andrews, Ilona
Byrne, John
Bradley, Marion Zimmer
Bishop, Anne
Busiek, Kurt
Ballard, J.G
Blechta, Rick
Carey, Jacqueline
Cross, Kady
Cruz, Melissa de la
Clare, Cassandra
Cunningham, Elaine
Cremer, Andrea
Crusie, Jennifer
Cole, Kresley
Dessen, Sarah
Dashner, James
Evanovich, Janet
Fortier, Anne
Frost, Jeaniene
Gregory, Philippa
Graham, Heather
Hauf, Michele
Haydon, Elizabeth
Heinberg, Allan
Howard, Linda
Johansen, Iris
Kagawa, Julie
Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Koontz, Dean
Kate, Lauren
Larkin, Jillian
Lackey, Mercedes
La Plante, Lynda
LaZebnik, Claire
Moning, Karen Marie
McCaffrey, Anne
Monette, Sarah
Mead, Richelle
Morgenstern, Erin
Meyer, Marissa
Picoult, Jodi
Pfeifer, Will
Poole, Sara
Raybourn, Deanna
Rowling, J.K
Robards, Karen
Shakespeare, William
Snyder, Midori
Stiefvater, Maggie
Sagara, Michelle
Simone, Gail
Taylor, Laini
Weir, Alison
Weisberger, Lauren
Willingham, Bill
Yolen, Jane
Yang, Gene Luen

message 5: by Stephanie (last edited Jul 08, 2013 03:35PM) (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments Books I'd like to cross off my to read list this year

The Vision of Escaflowne by Katsu Aki
Blackveil by Kristen Britain
The Singing by Alison Croggon
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
The Assassin King by Elizabeth Haydon
Changing the World by Mercedes Lackey
Sword of Ice by Mercedes Lackey
Burning Water by Mercedes Lackey
Jinx High by Mercedes Lackey
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Corambis by Sarah Monette

message 6: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments Making some progress! I'm already past halfway done my challenge, maybe in a few months I'll change my goal.

message 7: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments Well my challenge is coming along pretty well! I changed my goal a few days ago to 80 but I'm already halfway to that so I think I'll really challenge myself and try to read 100 this year, it's only May, I think I can do it!

message 8: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments Updated my challenge again, since I'm at 63 books and my goal was 80 I changed it to 100

Jessica  ✨ℬℴℴк ∞❤∞ ℒℴvℯr✨ (jbooklover) From the books I see on your lists I think you may enjoy the Anita Blake Series by Laurell K Hamilton and also the Dark-Hunter series by Sherilyn Kenyon. With Anita the first half of the series is better and with Kenyon if avoid Fantasy Lover or can get through it, the rest is really good and keeps building into something very interesting and engrossing.

message 10: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments Ouu thanks for the recommendations! I did get through Fantasy Lover a few weeks ago and I mostly enjoyed it despite how ridiculous I found it at time; but I do want to check out the rest of the Dark Hunter series. I've been meaning to check out the Anita Blake series for awhile too, I'm really enjoying the paranormal genre right now!

message 11: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments I've changed my challenge to 125, so we'll see how far I get by the end of the year.

For the Title challenge I'm only missing the letters Q, U, X, Y & Z

For the Author challenge I'm still missing the letters I, N, O, Q, U, V, X & Z

message 12: by Stephanie (last edited Dec 18, 2013 05:52AM) (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments Completed my goal! Now I'm going to see how far over 125 I can get, the year isn't over yet!

message 13: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (steph1203) | 76 comments Edit: I completed my reading goal, I unfortunately did not complete either of the A-Z challenges; I will be trying again this year!!

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