I love Reading Challenges. My trouble isn’t in reading the suggested/required types of books… it’s the simple fact that I don’t freakin’ remember to go list them on each Challenge so it looks like I did nothing for an entire year, when I did, really I did. You’d think that a sane person would stop this madness, right? Ah. Nope. I’ve joined some 2020 Challenges – and I’m gonna hope for better results this year. (Come on! One can always hope!)
Anyway. I’ve made the joining up posts for these beauties but now comes the work part. If I’m to have any chance of success I’m going to have to be able to track this so another “Page” gets added to Keeper Bookshelf. (like I don’t have enough of those already!) It’s here that I’m planning on listing the books/reviews for each Challenge and what I have planned to read, of course, that part is always open because I know I’ll add more as the year moves on. I honestly hope you find this a bit interesting, but to be fair this one is really for me to be able to see at a quick glance what still needs to be done for these Challenges. Maybe I can consider it a Win-Win for us both? 🙂 So, here we go:
COYER WINTER WITH FRIENDS
My joining post can be found through this text link. The graphic will take you to the sign-up page for the 2019/2020 COYER Winter With Friends Challenge (or the links can be found in my joining post as well)
FINISHING THE SERIES CHALLENGE 2020
Uptown Girls by Joanna Shupe
- The Rogue of Fifth Avenue
- The Prince of Broadway
- The Devil of Downtown
Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley
- Rock Chick
- Rock Chick Rescue
- Rock Chick Redemption
- Rock Chick Renegade
- Rock Chick Revenge
- Rock Chick Reckoning
- Rock Chick Regret
- Rock Chick Revolution
- Rock Chick Reawakening (1001 Dark Nights)
- Rock Chick Reborn
2020 RETELLINGS READING CHALLENGE
2020 BEAT THE BACKLIST READING CHALLENGE
So far I’ve managed to read these titles:
2020 NEW RELEASE CHALLENGE
New Titles (non-ARCs) Bought in 2020, Read & Reviewed
Read in January 2020:
- The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz
- Entangled With The Heiress by Dani Wade (Harlequin Desire – #1 in Louisiana Legacies series.
- From Seduction to Secrets by Andrea Laurence (Harlequin Desire – #3 in Switched! series.
- Colton Baby Conspiracy by Marie Ferrarella (Harlequin Romantic Suspense – #1 in Colton’s of Mustang Valley series.
2020 ALPHABET SOUP READING CHALLENGE
My joining post… is actually on this Challenge Page. The link to the sign-up page is through the graphic or the text link below. Yeah, it might seem like a bit of a cheat but for now, right here is where you’ll find my books read in 2020 for the Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge.
We can drop those pesky “the” and “a” from the title and for the difficult Q, X, Z any word with that starting letter in the title will count. *whew – that helps* And for complete transparency I will (when necessary) use my NetGalley ARCs titles if I can’t find one that I’ve purchased and read (but only at the last resort) 🙂
And for my own fun, I’m going to add to letters throughout the year. It might be interesting to see what my favorite letters of the alphabet turn out to be. 😛
C — Colton Baby Conspiracy by Marie Ferrarella
E — Entangled With The Heiress by Dani Wade
V — (The) Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz
THE BAD BOYS OF ROMANCE READING CHALLENGE 2020
*sigh* I love a bad boy, I truly do and it seems that those sexy bad boys are 90% of what I read so this Challenge is really a done deal for me without even thinking about it. Now comes that pesky part of remembering to go link up what I’ve read (I suck at that part).
For now, at least, I’m considering this as my joining post and may change that a bit later but I really need everything in one place! I’m gonna be successful this year, I’m determined. 🙂 If you love bad boys in your Romance then this might be the perfect challenge for you. This link will take you to the sign-up page for The Bad Boys of Romance Reading Challenge 2020.
I’m going to try to restrict what I list as strictly what is considered a “bad boy” on the Challenge website: Rock stars, MC members, streetfighters, assassins, mafia, loners, geeks, etc. Well, that pretty much defines what I read already. 🙂
CRUIZIN’ THROUGH THE COZIES READING CHALLENGE 2020
I read Cozy Mysteries throughout the year so this one was an easy choice. I’m tempted to go for the second option… but I think I’ll stick with Cozies of my choice at the “Snoop” level, I can always up that level – and sometimes it’s better to be safe than embarrassed, right? 🙂
I do read in all of the various Cozy Mystery categories but I cannot guarantee that time or life away from the keyboard will allow that type of variety this year, so I’ll stick with what I believe I can do – and if I just happen to try to read in those categories, well, that makes it all the more fun on my end.
2020 DYSTOPIA READING CHALLENGE
Now, this is a genre that I once read a lot but in recent years it’s kind of slipped away from me. I’d like to get back into the genre so this Challenge could be a good way to get started and have accountability for a 2020 goal of my own. This will count as my sign-up post (for the moment at least, if that changes I’ll put the link here) for the 2020 Dystopia Reading Challenge.
I’m going for the “read 1 – 5 dystopian books for the Recruit level” to begin with. If I go beyond that’s great, if not then I’ve at least gotten my reading feet wet again. I’m good with that.