October 17, 2012

Braine's Reading Challenges

Since the year started I've been into reading challenges in an effort to convince myself that my obsessive hobby is purposeful and not just a thing I do to pass the time with plus it helps me manage my TBR better. Here's where I'm at:

I haven't updated my list yet and I'm on my 74th borrowed book for this year. My goal is 50 so I consider this met.

My goal was six and and so far I've read 16 ghost-themed books this year.

In the first phase of this challenge I got to knock out 13 books out of my goal of 19. Then the challenge got extended and I was gunning for 10 because I signed up for several blog tour this month. I ended up reading 14:
  1. Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
  2. Defiance by C.J. Redwine
  3. Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson
  4. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
  5. Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones
  6. Hell on Wheels by Julie Ann Walker
  7. Reflected In You by Sylvia Day
  8. Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha
  9. The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  10. Hidden Paradise by Janet Mullany
  11. Starved for Love by Annie Nicholas - review scheduled to come up this week
  12. Stolen by Shiloh Walker - review scheduled to come up this week
  13. Crewel by Gennifer Albin - review scheduled to come up this week
  14. Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day (posted my review on GR only)

This is the latest challenge I signed up for and it's hosted by Jenese over at Readers Confession. I am relatively new to the PNR/UF world and I'm only familiar with a handful of the authors featured below (these are the people who'll be featured in next year's Olde City New Blood mini-con) so I have my work cut-out for me. 

The pink ones are the authors whose works I've already read or I'm planning to read: 

Featured Authors:
Jennifer L Armentrout
Jenna Bennett / Jennie Bentley
Janet Breakfield
K C Burn
Mary Calmes
Amanda Carlson
Manda Collins
Karina Cooper
Delilah S Dawson
Poppy Dennison
Lucienne Diver
Cynthia Eden
C J Ellisson
Lexi George
Sable Grace
Nancy Haddock
Jess Haines
Janice Hardy
Amber Hart
Tes Hilaire
Jeannie Holmes
Nancy Holzner
Elle Jasper / Cindy Miles
Stephanie Julian
Tawdra Kandle
Laura Kaye
Erin Kellison
Ciara Knight
C A Kunz
Amy Lane
J A London / Rachel Hawthorne / Lorraine Heath
Laurie London
Dianna Love
Hildie McQueen
Elisabeth Naughton
Lea Nolan
Kristen Painter
Pamela Palmer
Caridad Pineiro
Erin Quinn
Katie Reus
Kat Richardson
Sarah M Ross
Elisabeth Staab
Anthony Stevens
Damon Suede
Cyndi Tefft
Lori Toland
James R Tuck
Debbie Viguie

Head on to Reader's Confession to sign up and information on how to win FREE Registration to the event, YOU might be one of the THREE lucky winners selected.


  1. I'm so bad! I sign up for these reading challenges and all in the beginning of the year, but forget all about them! Haha! I know I signed up for about 6 challenges, but don't even remember what they were. LOL

    1. LOL I am fond of lists so this works for me. When you get bored, you can give us an update.

  2. Jeez Braine, talk about making us ALLL look bad!! >.< LOl congratulations though girl, you're definitely a reading champ, I would have collapsed in the middle of the track hyperventilating and everything! xD LOL

    1. Thanks! I just pick he most convenient challenges to join. - B

  3. WELL DONE!! With your list. It's good to have a list so hopefully we stick to it...Lots of reading there my friend:D


    1. Yeah, too much reading is messing with my eyesight! - B

    2. Do you know what, I have this stupid night vision thing, where I need glasses at night driving with glare from headlights, shiney road if rained, lamp lights, or a computer screen, cinema screen, tv screen, anything with glare. But since reading soooo many books my eyes just have become pickled. Just tired and fuzzy. The eye doc gave me a talking to about not just reading, anything we do in life where we train our eyes for hours on end to be looking at something at a set distance, when we look past that distance our eyes aren't happy about it. We've trained them to be close to e.g.a book or ipod screen. At my age the eyes are going down hill anyway. But we are supposed to get up and let our eyes look about so that they aren't trained on the set distance for hours. It's not fun when you look about and everything is off ...ahhh the things we do for reading:)


  4. Great job!! :) You've done awesome!

    1. Thanks Nina, I think the real one will be the latest challenge I joined, I need to get on that list ASAP - B

  5. I really want to try some challenges. Maybe once I'm totally done with school I will be able to have time to dedicate to them. You are doing great with your challenges!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

    1. Thanks, I try. After writing this post I started slacking off LOL - B


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