Sunday, 29 December 2013

2014 Ebook Reading Challenge

The 2014 Ebook Challenge.

Encouraging readers to expand past just physical books to embrace ebooks in all forms.

Challenge Guidelines:
1.   This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014.
2.   Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).
3.   Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.
4.   You can plan your books in advance or as you read them.
5.   When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the E-Book Reading Challenge.
6.   Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2014, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
Sign up here.

1.   Floppy disk – 5 ebooks
2.   CD – 10 ebooks
3.   DVD – 25 ebooks
4.   Memory stick – 50 ebooks
5.   Hard drive – 75 ebooks
6.   Server – 100 ebooks
7.   Human brain – 150 ebooks

Current Level: Floppy Disk   CD   DVD   Memory Stick   Hard Drive   Server

  1. The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken
  2. Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie
  3. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  4. Crash by Nicole Williams
  5. 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
  6. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
  7. The Wager by Rachel Van Dyken
  8. Before I Die by Jennie Downham
  9. The Wager by Rachel Van Dyken
  10. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
  11. The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram
  12. Wake by Amanda Hocking
  13. Lullaby by Amanda Hocking
  14. Forgotten Lyrics by Amanda Hocking
  15. Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav
  16. Tidal by Amanda Hocking
  17. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
  18. Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
  19. This Girl by Colleen Hoover
  20. Teach Me by Amy Lynn Steele
  21. Unteachable by Leah Raeder
  22. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
  23. The Dance Off by Ally Blake
  24. I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk
  25. The Ivy Lessons by J. Lerman
  26. Where the Ivy Grows by J. Lerman
  27. Bound by Ivy by J. Lerman
  28. The Bet by Helen Cooper
  29. The Classroom by Helen Cooper
  30. The Weekend by Helen Cooper
  31. The Twist by Helen Cooper
  32. The Wrong Bed by Helen Cooper
  33. The Deal by Helen Cooper
  34. Honor Student by Teresa Mummert
  35. The Hiring by by Helen Cooper
  36. The Proposition by Helen Cooper
  37. The Rules by Helen Cooper
  38. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
  39. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  40. 45 Pounds by K. A. Barson
  41. Sweet as Sin by Inez Kelley
  42. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  43. The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window by Kirsty Morseley
  44. The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders
  45. Someone to Love by Addison Moore
  46. Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
  47. Fighting Redemption by Kate McCarthy
  48.  Merch Girl by Rebecca Lewis
  49. I Kissed the Boy Next Door by Suzanne D. Williams
  50. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  51. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
  52. The Crush by C. A. Williams
  53. Rule by Jay Crownover
  54. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
  55. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
  56. Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine
  57. The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles
  58. That Boy by Jillian Dodd
  59. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
  60. Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn
  61. One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy
  62. Love, In English by Karina Halle
  63. At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey
  64. On the Fence by Kasie West
  65. The Elite by Kiera Cass
  66. The One by Kiera Cass
  67. The Duff by Kody Keplinger
  68. Her Ex Next Door by Beverly Farr
  69. Friends Without Benefits by Penny Reid
  70. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
  71. 10 Weeks by Jolene Perry
  72. How to Kill a Rockstar by Tiffanie Debartolo
  73. Two-way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
  74. Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
  75. Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout
  76. Opal by Jennifer Armentrout
  77. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  78. Origin by Jennifer Armentrout
  79. Frigid by J. Lynn
  80. Lost in Light by Kat Kingsley
  81. Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
  82. Star-crossed by Luna Lacour
  83. Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King
  84. Champion by Marie Lu
  85. Unremembered by Jessica Brody
  86. Unforgotten by Jessica Brody
  87. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  88. Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
  89. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  90. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  91. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  92. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  93. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  94. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  95. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  96. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  97. Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern
  98. Boomerang by Noelle August
  99. Foreplay by Sophie Jordan
  100. Jet by Jay Crownover
  101. Rome by Jay Crownover
  102. Nash by Jay Crownover
  103. Tease by Sophie Jordan
  104. Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout
  105. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  106. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  107. Flat-Out Celeste by Jessica Park
  108. Bad Girl Lessons by Seraphina Donavan
  109. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  110. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  111. An Unplanned Lesson by Beth Rinyu
  112. Three-Part Harmony by Angel Payne
  113. Wait for You by J. Lynn
  114. Be With Me by J. Lynn
  115. Trust in Me by J. Lynn
  116. The Proposal by J. Lynn
  117. Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
  118. Stay With Me by J. Lynn
  119. Her Master's Courtesan by Lily White
  120. Waiting for You by Shey Stahl
  121. Asylum by Madeleine Roux
  122. Love, In Spanish by Karina Halle
  123. Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward
  124. Luck on the Line by Zoraida Cordova
  125. Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover
  126. Gemini by Penelope Ward
  127. Easy Virtue by Mia Asher
  128. Love & History by Cheryl Dragon
  129. Jake Undone by Penelope Ward
  130. My Skylar by Penelope Ward
  131. The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred


Chill Baby Chill Reading Challenge 2014

December 21, 2013 to  March 20, 2014
hosted at the Lair


Post about the challenge (blog, tweet, Pinterest, etc)
Link up

Read six books
Just relax - read whatever you'd like or use this time to catch up on challenge books
Do a wrap-up post at the end of March (I'll have a linky for that too)
Happy Reading!

1. Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken 

2.The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken

3. Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman

5. Crash by Nicole Williams

6. 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

What's in a Name? 2014 Challenge

The basics:
The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories (examples of books you could choose are in brackets):
  • A reference to time (Eleven Minutes, Before Ever After)
  • A position of royalty (The People’s Queen, The Last Empress, The Curse Of The Pharaoh)
  • A number written in letters (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, A Tale Of Two Cities)
  • A forename or names (Rebecca, Eleanor & Park, The Unfinished Work Of Elizabeth D.)
  • A type or element of weather (Gone With The Wind, Red Earth Pouring Rain)
Remember the titles I’ve given here are only examples, you can by all means use them if you want to – some are classics after all – but it’s not necessary. There are plenty of other books that will fit the categories and you may have some in mind already or even some on your shelves you can read. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether there will be a sixth category – not this year. I realised too late after publishing the post that I hadn’t included a sixth, so as not to confuse everyone we’ll be sticking with five this time around.
Extra information
  • Books can be any format (print, audio, ebook).
  • It’s preferred that the books don’t overlap with other challenges, but not a requirement at all.
  • Books cannot overlap categories (for instance my first example, Eleven Minutes, could be used for category 1 or 3 but not both).
  • Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!
  • You don’t have to make your list of books beforehand, you can choose them as you go.
  • You don’t have to read your chosen books in any particular order.
Sign up here.

My books:

Category 1 - 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

Category 2 - The One by Kiera Cass

Category 3 - Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Category 4 - The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

Category 5 - The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

2014 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge

~ JANUARY 1, 2014 - DECEMBER 31, 2014 ~

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge! For this challenge I have chosen six key words associated with each month in 2014. Your task is to read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month. 

* The title you choose can be a variation on one of the key words. For example- your title could include the word 'snowing' or 'snowflake' even though the key word is 'snow.'
*Key words can be tweaked. For example- You could read "Cinder" or "Ashes" for the key word 'Fire' and that would be just fine. If the key word is 'family' then your title could include the word 'sister' or 'mother. 'If the key word is 'food' then your title could include the word 'cake.'
* Link up below to participate and add additional links any time you post about the challenge or post about a book you read for the challenge.

(Please read the linky instructions carefully)
* If you plan on participating, please sign up on the linky with your blog name & "sign up" (example: Bookmark to Blog Sign Up)
Each month, by the 1st, I will post a new linky for you to add a link to your monthly read. This can be a link to your Goodreads review, your blog post about the book, etc. You monthly link should say your blog name & the month. (example: Bookmark to Blog January)
* The sign up linky can be found below. Here is the button if you'd like to add it to your blog.


JAN- Angel, Secret, Clock, Black, Day, Wild

FEB- Her, Life, Night, Red, Dark, Island

MAR- Forever, Inside, Storm, Sky, Flower, Stay 

APR- Star, Light, Never, Princess, Break, Clear

MAY- Dawn, Death, End, Lost, Beautiful, And

JUN- Color, Beyond, Day, Place, Grave, Road

JUL- Beautiful, Ship, Prince, Whisper, Sun, Of

AUG- Forgotten, Down, True, Run, Danger, Me

SEP- Number, Take, Shadow, Ice, Who, After

OCT- Ocean, Blood, Still, Out, The, Fate

NOV- Into, Sound, Blue, House, My, Last

DEC- Kiss, Fire, Ruin, White, Promise, Infinity

Have fun!!! (For an extra challenge try pairing this with the 2014 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge)

SIgn up here.

January - Just One Day by Gayle Forman

February - This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

March - The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles (inside the Kissing Booth hahaha)

April - Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic

May - Sophie and Carter by Chelsea Fine

June - Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

July - Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

August - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

September - The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

October - The Proposal by J. Lynn

Novermber - My Skylar by Penelope Ward

December - Her Master's Courtesan by Lily White


Saturday, 28 December 2013

Favorite Book Covers of 2013

Do you judge a book by it's cover? Check out these books that not only have awesome covers but also interesting stories!

1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I don't know why I love this cover so much. It just looks so cuuute. (Yup, I called a book cover cute.)

2. Taken by Erin Bowman

I really love the colors on this cover. It made me curious and it really looks interesting! :)

3. Faking It by Cora Carmack

Who can resist not reading this book after seeing this super duper hot guy on the cover? :">

4. The Elite by Kiera Cass

I hate dresses but this cover is soooo beautiful. That's something, huh?

5. Reality Boy by A.S. King

This cover is soooo awesome and I don't know what else to say. =)))

6. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This cover is so coool and I love the look of the characters and the background and how the girl's hair is flying or something. I can't think straight. Hahaha. :D

7. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

What else can I say? Do I need to spell out the word AWESOME? ;)

8. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

If you have read the book, you'll know that the cover really fits the story. It's so simple but it still catches the eye of the readers.