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Year in Review: 2020 Reading Challenge!

Each year, I try to create a reading challenge that’s not only fun and challenging but also realistic. This year, I set the bar pretty high, and couldn’t be happier with the results. I’ve read over 90 books for this challenge, 36 of those being books that have sat on my kindle for far too long. I’ve discovered a lot of new authors and exciting books in 2020 and can not wait to see what next years challenge will bring.

Here are the books that made my 2020 Reading Challenge a success:

  • A Book by an author who is new to me: Let’s get textual Teagan Hunter
  • A Contemporary: Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score
  • A NA Read: Break You by MV Ellis
  • A Biker Novel: One Hundred & Thirty-Six Scars by Amo Jones
  • A stand-alone Novel: The Biker and the Thief by Kate McCarthy
  • A Paranormal: Kiss of Vengeance by S. Young
  • 2 New Releases: Finding Him by RVD, Once A Myth by Pepper Winters
  • A Sports Romance: The Rivalry by Nikki Sloan
  • 2 books that have been on my TBR forever: Tap Left by A Zavarelli,  The Marriage Pact by Winter Renshaw
  • A Romantic Comedy: Bossman Bridegroom by Meghan Quinn
  • A Book from your Favorite Troupe: Protecting Piper by Cynthia Eden
  • A Book Chosen for its Cover: Echoes of Time by Calia Reed
  • A troupe you haven’t read in 12 months: The Other Woman by Sadie Jones
  • A Rock Star Romance: Rock by JA Huss
  • A Non Romance Book: A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost
  • A Classic Novel: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery 
  • A book with a Man with Tattoos on the cover: The Bad Boy Arrangement by Nora Flite
  • A Book Picked by a Friend: Fear Me by BB Reid
  • 2 Books on your TBR: Soul in Darkness by Wendy Higgins, Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright
  • 2 New Releases: Liar by Fiona Cole, Now or Never by Stella Rhys
  • An Audiobook: Sweet Filthy Morning After by Christina Lauren
  • Dark/Taboo Romance: Credence by Penelope Douglas , 15 by Lana Sky
  • Historical Romance: The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne
  • Favorite Troupe: That Night by KI Lynn
  • Read a Duet: The Devil’s Contract & The Sinner’s Bargain by Claire Contreras
  • Fairy Tale Retelling: Stealing Cinderella by A. Zavarelli
  • A YA Book: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  • A Fighter/MMA Book:- In Your Corner by Sara Castille
  • A Contemporary Book with a Second Chance Romance: Breathing Wisteria by Amali Rose
  • A Contemporary Book with Enemies to Lovers Troupe: Then You Happened by K. Bromberg
  • A Book that will make you Ugly Cry: The Other Side Kim Holden
  • A Book with a Dog included on the Cover: The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • A Book with an Age Gap Troupe: The Forbidden Man by Karina Halle
  • A Book with Friends to Lovers Troupe: Down on Me by J. Kenner
  • 1 trilogy: Violent Delights, Violent Triumphs, and Violent Ends by Jessica Hawkins
  • 2 box sets of Books: Ashes & Embers Series Collection  by Carian Cole, The Evolution of Sin by Giana Darling
  • Finish a series that I started: Dollar Series by Pepper Winters
  • Bully Romance Troupe: Break Filthy Rich Boys by CM Stunich
  • 2 Duets: Both of Me & Both of Us by Amber Kelly, Whatever It Takes & Wherever You Are by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  • Mafia Romance: Bound by Honor by Cora Reilly
  • 2 Novellas: Loving Storm by Carian Cole, Dream of You by JLA
  • 2 Sweet Romances: Untamed Cowboy by Maisey Yates, Love Walks In by Nina Lindsey
  • A Suspense Novel: Broken With You by J. Kenner
  • Read one series: Seaside Series by Rachel Van Dyken

3 Books on my TBR each month:

The Sea of Lost Things by Kelly St-Laurent, Justified by Jay Crownover, The Assistant by Marni Mann, Half Truths by Claire Contreras, Complicated Love by Krisitn Mayer, Rush by Kandi Steiner, Tears of Ink by Anna Bloom, A Single Glance by Willow Winters, One Little Lie by Whitney Barbetti, Seducing The Billionaires Wife by Marquita Valentine, Beautiful Lies by Emery Rose, Something Wicked by Teresa Mummert, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Graves, Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts, Sinner by Sierra Simone, Where You Can Find Me by Fiona Cole, Monster by Jessica Gadziala, Something So Right by Natasha Madison, The Story of US by Molly Okeef, Pretty Little Player by J. Kenner, Scarlet Stone by Jewel E Ann, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood, Intention by Ava Harrison, True by Erin McCarthy, Silk Volume One KM Scott, Shame by Rachel Van Dyken, The Wrong Kind Of Love by Lexi Ryan, Dirty Reckless Love by Lexi Ryan, Wrapped in Love by Lexi Ryan, Her Defiant Heart by Monica Murphy, His Wasted Words by Monica Murphy, Damaged Hearts by Monica Murphy, To Professor With Love Linda Kage, Be My Hero Linda Kage, and With Every Heartbeat Linda Kage.

Have you completed your 2020 Reading Challenge? Share some of your 2020 challenge books in the comments below!

My 2020 Reading Challenge!

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It’s that time of year again! As you know, there is nothing more that I love then challenging myself when it comes to the books I read. Whether it’s a new author, series, a genre that takes me out of my comfort zone or being able to tackle some books that have been on my tbr for far too long; I live for a good reading challenge. The past few years, I stepped up my game not only with the books that I read, but also by attempting to clear out that never ending to-read list. As always, my challenges have been hard, but a ton of fun at the same time. 

For 2020’s Reading Challenge, I really wanted to once again challenge myself and kick my never ending to-read list’s butt!! And I am more than ready for the challenge……

-A Book by an author who is new to me
– A Contemporary read
-A NA read
-A Biker Novel
-A stand-alone novel
-A Paranormal novel
-4 New Releases
-A Sports Romance
-A Romantic Comedy
-A Book from your favorite troupe
-A Book Chosen for its cover
-A troupe you haven’t read in 12 months
-A Rock Star Romance

-2 Sweet Romances
-A Non Romance book
-A Classic
-A book with a man with tattoos on the cover
-A Book Picked by a friend
-An Audio book
-A Dark/Taboo read
-A Historical Romance
-Favorite Troupe
-Read 3 Duets

-A Suspense Novel
-Fairy Tale Retelling
– A YA Book
-A Fighter/MMA book
-A contemporary book with a Second Chance Romance
-A contemporary book with Enemies to Lovers troupe
-A book that will make you Ugly Cry

-A Bully Romance
-A book with a dog included on the cover
-A book with an Age Gap troupe
-A book with Friends to Lovers troupe
-1 trilogy
-2 box sets of books
-Finish a series that I started
-A Mafia Novel
-2 Novellas

Read A Series that I’ve been meaning to read, but haven’t gotten to yet

*Read 3 Books that I already own each month

Do you participate in reading challenges? I’d love to hear what you’ve got planned for 2020!

Completed: My 2019 Reading Challenge!

Each year, I try to create a reading challenge that’s not only fun and challenging, but also realistic. This year, I set the bar pretty high, and couldn’t be happier with the results. I’ve read over 80 books for this challenge, 36 of those being books that have sat on my kindle for far too long. I’ve discovered a lot of new authors and exciting books in 2019 and can not wait to see what next years challenge will bring.

Here are the books that made my 2019 Reading Challenge a success:

Re-read a favorite book: Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley

A Book By An Author That Is New To Me: Deceit in Bloom & Vengeance in Bloom by Jennifer Michael

The Bourbon Kings by JR Ward 

Don’t Speak by Katy Regnery

A Contemporary Novel: The Do-Over by MK Schiller

A NA Novel: Fall With Me by Jennifer Armentrout

A Biker Novel: Slashes in the Snow by M. Never

A Stand-Alone Novel: Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

A Boxed Set of Books: Angel Halo MC Box Set by Terri Anne Browning

A Paranormal Book: Burn for Me by Illona Andrews

A YA Book: The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

4 New Releases: The Kiss Thief by LJ Shen , River Wild Samantha Towle, Stay by Tia Louise & Kickin It by Rachel Van Dyken

A Fighter Novel: Jax by Lane Hart

YA Fantasy: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

A Book That’s Been On My TBR Forever: Perfect Chaos by Nashoda Rose

Read A Duet: Beneath His Stars & In Her Space by Amie Knight

A Romantic Comedy: Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn

A Book From My Favorite Troupe: Dirty Work by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

A Book Chosen For Its Cover: Spark in the Ashes by Nikki Groom

A Book From A Genre I don’t Normally Read: A Love Letter From The Girls Who Feel Everything by Kandi Steiner & Brittainy C Cherry

A Sports Romance: Risky Play by Rachel Van Dyken

Finish 3 Series I started: The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken, The Retribution of Mara Dyer by MichelleHodkin, End of Days by Susan Ee

Fairy Tale Retelling. The Blood Spell by CJ Redwine

Read 4 Books I Already Own: Pestilence by Laura Thalassa, Beast by A. Zavarelli, Crow by A.
Zavarelli, and Reaper by A. Zavarelli

Historical Romance: How To Love A Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne

An Audiobook: ARK by Veronica Roth

Dark/Taboo: Raphael by Tillie Cole

Favorite Troupe: The Silver Swan by Amo Kones

A Book Picked Out By A Friend: Impact by Haley Jenner

~Read 3 books I already own per month~

January:

Once Burned by Lisa B. Kamps
Heartbreak Warfare by Jessica Marin
Bittersweet by Carmen Jenner & Lauren Mckellar

February:

Defy The Dawn by Lara Adrian
One King’s Way by Samantha Young
Where I Belong by Claudia Connor

March:

Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer Armentrout
Every Last Breath by Jennifer Armentrout
Flip Trick by Amo Jones

April:

The Difference Between Us by Rachel Higginson
Willing Captive by Belle Aurora
The Bastard’s Bargain by Katee Robert

May:

Scorched by Jennifer Armentrout 
Tied by Carian Cole
Eight Goodbyes by Christine Brae

June:

Broken Visions by Jennifer Sorensen
Why Now? By Carey Heywood
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

July:

Temptation by Micaela Smeltzer
Hyde & Seek by Layla Frost
Best Case Scenario by Layla Frost

August:

A Glimpse of the Dream by LA Fiore
When I’m gone by Abbi Glines, When You’re Back by Abbi Glines

September:

Beneath Your Beautiful by Emery Rose
Kick by Carmen Jenner
Uncivilized by Sawyer Bennett

October:

If by Randi Cooley Wilson
Sweet Little Thing by Abbi Glines
The Peer and The Puppet by B.B. Reid

November:

Ghost by A. Zavarelli
Saint by  A. Zavarelli
Conor by A. Zavarelli

December:

One Night Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas
One Night Denied by Jodi Ellen Malpas
One Night Unveiled by Jodi Ellen Malpas

My 2019 Reading Challenge

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It’s that time of year again! As you know, there is nothing more that I love then challenging myself when it comes to the books I read. Whether it’s a new author, series, a genre that takes me out of my comfort zone or being able to tackle some books that have been on my tbr for far too long; I live for a good reading challenge. In 2018, I stepped up my game not only with the books that I read, but also by reading 2 books that I already owned per month. It was hard. It was fun. It was a great challenge. And I’m happy to report that I finished my challenge.

For 2019’s Reading Challenge, I really wanted to once again challenge myself and kick my never ending to-read list’s butt!! And I am more than ready for the challenge.

Here’s my list for 2019:

Re-read a favorite book
A book by an author new to me 
Read The Bourbon Kings by JR Ward
Read Don’t speak Katy Regnery
A Contemporary Novel
A NA novel 
A Biker Novel or series
A Stand-alone novel 
Read a boxed set of books
A Paranormal book 
A YA book 
Read 2 New Releases
A MMA/Fighter novel 
YA fantasy 
Read a book that’s been on your tbr for far too long
Read a duet 
A romantic comedy 
A book from your favorite troupe
A book chosen for its cover
A book from a genre I don’t normally read
Finish 3 Series I started

Read 3 books I already own per month

Do you participate in any reading challenges? Do you find them hard to stick with or do you love the challenge? Drop me a comment below and let me know 🙂

I Finished My 2018 Reading Challenge!!!

Each year, I try to create a reading challenge that’s not only fun and challenging, but also realistic. This year, I set the bar pretty high, and couldn’t be happier with the results. I’ve read close to 80 books for this challenge, 24 of those being books that have sat on my kindle for far too long. I’ve discovered a lot of new authors and exciting books in 2018 and can not wait to see what next years challenge will bring.

Here are the books that made my 2018 Reading Challenge a success:

Re-read a series: The Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver
Finish a series that I started: Brave, A Wicked Trilogy by Jennifer Armentrout
Read a paperback: Ten Days with the Highlander by Hayson Manning
Read a new to me author: All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
Read the Iron Fey Series 
Read a box set of books:The Hart Family by Ella Fox
Read a book over 400 pages: Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter
Read a book with a lot of angst: Ruin by Samantha Towle, Wrecked by Jeannine Collette
A series that’s been on my tbr forever: Mine Series by K. Langston
A stand alone novel: Someday Maybe by Ophelia London
A YA novel: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Book chosen for its cover: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
A novella or serial series: The Intern Vol 1-4 by Brooke Cumberland
A contemporary series: Gabriel’s Inferno Series by Sylvain Reynard
A NA series: The Playing with Fire Complete Series by TE Sivec
A Dark Romance series: Condemned Series Books 1-4 by Gemma James
A Paranormal novel or series: Vein of Love, Blackest Gold Series, by R. Scarlett
Rockstar Romance series: Runaway Train Series by Katie Ashley
An MC novel: 9 minutes  byBeth Flynn
A book that will make you ugly cry: the Carnage Box Set by Lesley Jones
A new release: Dirty Deeds by J. Daniels
Read a classic: Mary Shellys Frankenstein
A fairytale Retelling: Wicked Charming by Nazarea Andrews

Read two books per month that I own:

Jan: The Lucky Heart & The Outpost by Devney Perry
Feb: The Return and The Power by Jennifer Armentrout
March: Wanted Series Box Set by Kelly Elliott, Sommergate House by KA
April: Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth, Inked Souls by Lucia Grace
May: Fierce, Blaze by Nina Levine
June: Screwed, Monster Prick by Kendall Ryan
July: Slay, Illusive by Nina Levine
Aug: Command by Nina Levine, Play It Safe by KA
Sept: Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Three Wishes by KA
Oct: Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Very Twisted Things by Ilsa Madden Mills
Nov: Tap That by RC Boldt & Jennifer Blackwood, Night Embrace by Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Dec: Tease, Wild by Sophie Jordan

My 2018 Reading Challenge

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There is nothing I love more when reading than challenging myself; whether it’s a new genre, author, or checking books off my never ending tbr. Last year, I challenged myself with reading more Historical Romance & Fiction as well as reading at least one book per month that I already own. It was fun. It was hard. It was definitely a challenge. But, I finished and couldn’t be happier!

For 2018’s Reading Challenge, I really wanted to challenge myself and kick my never ending to-read list’s butt!! And I am more than ready for the challenge.

Here is my list for 2018:

Re-read a series
Finish a series that I started 
Read a paperback
Read a new to me author 
Read the Iron Fey Series
Read a box set of books.
Read a book over 400 pages 
Read a book with a lot of angst
A series that’s been on my tbr forever 
A stand alone novel
A YA novel 
Book chosen for its cover 
A novella or serial series
A contemporary series
A NA series
A Dark Romance series 
A Paranormal novel or series 
Rock Star romance series
An MC novel
A book that will make you ugly cry
A new release
Read a classic
A Fairytale retelling

Read two books per month that I own

So, my question for you is, do you participate in any reading challenges? Do you find them hard to stick with or do you love the challenge? Drop me a comment below and let me know 🙂 

Amy’s 2017 Reading Challenge

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With 2017 rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking of how I want to challenge myself reading wise. Last year was the first year, I attempted an actual ‘Reading Challenge’. For the most part, I think I did pretty well. I only missed my challenge by 4 books. This year, I want to do better. I want to actually hit my goal and it wouldn’t hurt to make a dent in my never ending tbr either 😉 So, after a lot of thought and planning, I decided that I want this list to be challenging, but also a list that is realistic and one that I’ll be able to stick to….

My 2017 Reading Challenge:

  • Re-Read The Fate Series by Heather Lyons          
  • A book chosen based off of its cover
  • A book with a reputation of not being able to put down          
  • A book that takes place in a state or country I’d like to visit
  • A book in a genre or theme I usually would avoid
  • A guilty pleasure read
  • A book recommended by a book bestie
  • A book that I’ve been dying to read, but haven’t had the time
  • A series that has been on my tbr forever
  • A book from my favorite book troupe
  • Three books from the same author
  • A Stand-Alone Novel
  • A Book with a lot of angst
  • A Book that will make you “Ugly Cry”
  • A Historical Romance
  • A Young Adult Novel
  • A Paranormal Romance
  • A Fantasy Novel and/or Series
  • An MC Romance by an author that is new to me
  • A book based on a fairy tale
  • A boxset of books
  • A book over 400 pages
  • A New Release
  • At least one book from my tbr that I already own per month