Ultimate Reading Challenge – February update!

My first update of the year for this challenge!

To recap the prompts are:
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For me, so far so good!

January – free read

The Boys of Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy

 

 

 

February – Sports Romance


Only Work, No Play by Cora Reilly

 

 

 

March is fantasy and I plan to read…….

Are you doing this challenge?

How are you getting on?

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Beat the Backlist Update: October

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I am loving this challenge so much. It was my first ever challenge I signed up for and I am so glad I did. I will be looking out for the 2019 one!

So here is my October update!

Books read

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Stats!

Total read for October = 2

Total read for September = 2

Total read for August = 5

Total read for July = 6

Total read for June = 0

Total read for May = 2

Total read for April = 7

Total read for March = 6

Total read February = 4

Total read January = 5

DNF = 6

Overall Total Read = 45

Start Point = 48

Left to read = 3

I’ve added all my links to the form for October 😁

Books I have left to read:

LUNAR CHRONICLES BY MARISSA MEYER (3 BOOKS)

Beat the Backlist: September Update!

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It feels like an age since I have done an update….but it cant be, surely???!

You can see my original post here.  I have fiddled around with some books, taken some off and added some!

So here is my September update!

Books read

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

Stats!

Total read for September = 2

Total read for August = 5

Total read for July = 6

Total read for June = 0

Total read for May = 2

Total read for April = 7

Total read for March = 6

Total read February = 4

Total read January = 5

DNF = 6

 

Overall Total Read = 43

Start Point = 48

Left to read = 5

I’ve added all my links to the form for September 😁

 

Books I have left to read:

LUNAR CHRONICLES CINDER BY MARISSA MEYER (4 BOOKS)

STRANGE THE DREAMER BY LAINI TAYLOR

 

Beat The Backlist Challenge: July

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Here I am with my July update for Beat the Backlist Challenge!

It was such a great reading month after I didn’t read any books from my list in June! Sorry for the lack of covers/pictures but I am on holiday and my signal is so sketchy!

BOOKS READ

  • THREE DARK CROWNS BY KENDARE BLAKE
  • ONE DARK THRONE BY KENDARE BLAKE
  • NEVERNIGHT BY JAY KRISTOFF
  • GODSGRAVE BY JAY KRISTOFF
  • THRONE OF GLASS BY SARAH J MAAS

STATS

Total read for July = 5

Total read for June = 0

Total read for May = 2

Total read for April = 7

Total read for March = 6

Total read February = 4

Total read January = 5

DNF = 6

Overall Total Read = 35

Start Point = 48

Left to read = 13

Here are the books I have left:

  • THE THRONE OF GLASS SERIES BY SARAH J MAAS (5 BOOKS)
  • THIS SAVAGE SONG/OUR DARK DUET BY VICTORIA SCHWAB (2 BOOKS)
  • LUNAR CHRONICLES CINDER BY MARISSA MEYER (4 BOOKS)
  • STRANGE THE DREAMER BY LAINI TAYLOR
  • HIDEAWAY BY PENELOPE DOUGLAS

20 Books of Summer: Update

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I’m really loving the idea of this challenge, reading books off my tbr is life!!!

I didn’t do an update in June but I made sure that I stayed on track, woohoo!

I did swap a couple of books out due to a dnf and interest! Maybe picking so many up front wasn’t the way to go!

Here are the books I read in June and July:

  • An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
  • By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell
  • Knuckle Down by Chantal Fernando
  • Daughter of the Siren Queen By Tricia Levenseller
  • Hothead by Stella Rhys
  • Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas
  • Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  • A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A Cole DNF
  • Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  • From Here to You by Jamie McGuire
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  • One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  • Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

So in August I need to read the books below to complete the challenge! Wish me luck!

  • Beneath the Haunting Sea By Joanna Ruth Meyer
  • Ink, Iron and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
  • Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
  • This Savage Song by VE Schwab
  • Our Dark Duet by VE Schwab
  • Hideaway by Penelope Douglas

Beat the Backlist Update: May

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Here I am with my May update for Beat the Backlist Challenge!

I wanted to read 3 books from my challenge in May and I did it! Well sort of, one was a DNF *hate when that happens*.

Books read

The book I couldn’t finish was Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I just couldn’t get invested in the story.

Total read for May = 2

Total read for April = 7

Total read for March = 6

Total read February = 4

Total read January = 5

DNF = 6

Overall Total Read = 30

Start Point = 48

Left to read = 18

Books to read in June.

I am going to have a break in June. My 2018 tbr is piling up and up so I am going to take June to knock some of these off my list!

I’ve added all my links to the form for May 😁

Beat the Backlist Challenge: April Update!

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Here I am with my April update for Beat the Backlist Challenge!

I added a further 8 books to my challenge from my TBR pile so my ‘left to read’ total has gone up. You can see my new full list below.

WHAT I READ

Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley

I had already read book 1 and book 9 came out in 2018 so only 7 books count for this challenge…..but I read them all!

Juniper Unraveling by Keri Lake was a DNF for me I’m afraid.

Total read for April = 7

Total read for March = 6

Total read February = 4

Total read January = 5

DNF = 5

Overall Total Read = 27

Start Point = 48

Left to read = 21

I have a few arcs to read in May so am not going to pick any BTB books at the moment and just see how I do! I’ve added all my links to the form for April – GO BOOK BARDS!

My Beat The Backlist Challenge Books

MIDNIGHT STAR BY MARIE LU ✔

FALLING FAST BY AURORA ROSE REYNOLDS ✔

DARKEST TEMPTATION BY RACHEL VAN DYKEN ✔

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER BY KERRI MANISCALCO ✔

CARAVAL BY STEPHANIE GARBER ✔

BLACKEST GOLD SERIES BY R SCARLETT (4 BOOKS) DNF

FIREBLOOD/FROSTBLOOD BY ELLY BLAKE (2 BOOKS) ✔

THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST BY HOLLY BLACK ✔

DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING BY TRICIA LEVENSELLER ✔

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES BY RICHELLE MEAD 1✔ 2✔ 3 ✔ 4 ✔ 5 ✔ 6 ✔

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA BY KERRI MANISCALCO ✔

JUNIPER UNRAVELING BY KERI LAKE DNF

ROCK CHICK SERIES BY KRISTEN ASHLEY

2 ✔ 3 ✔ 4 ✔ 5 ✔ 6 ✔ 7 ✔ 8✔

THE THRONE OF GLASS SERIES BY SARAH J MAAS (6 BOOKS)

THREE DARK CROWNS/ONE DARK THRONE BY KENDARE BLAKE (2 BOOKS)

THIS SAVAGE SONG/OUR DARK DUET BY VICTORIA SCHWAB (2 BOOKS)

NEVERNIGHT/GODSGRAVE BY JAY KRISTOFF (2 BOOKS)

LUNAR CHRONICLES BY MARISSA MEYER (4 BOOKS)

HEARTLESS BY MARISSA MEYER

RENEGADES BY MARISSA MEYER

FLAME IN THE MIST BY RENEE AHDIEH

STRANGE THE DREAMER BY LAINI TAYLOR

HIDEAWAY BY PENELOPE DOUGLAS

Beat the Backlist Challenge: March Update!

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Here I am with my March update for Beat the Backlist Challenge!

My plan for March was to read a series so I chose Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

I was obsessed with it! And wanted to kick myself for not reading earlier!

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You can see my reviews here.

Total read for March = 6

Total read February = 4

Total read January = 5

DNF = 4

Overall Total = 19

Left to read = 20

For April I want to read:

  • Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
  • Juniper Unraveling by Keri Lake
  • Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  • Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

I’ve added all my links to the form for March 😁

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A question for all that participate…..are we allowed to up our totals? I set mine at 39 and I think I will have those read by September and I do have others that were released before 2018, so can I add them?

Beat The Backlist Challenge – Month 2

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Here I am with my second update for Beat the Backlist Challenge!

I didn’t start off great *insert sob*  The series I had picked out was a DNF for me on the first book. I don’t really know how it works with a DNF but obviously I didn’t add links to the challenge.

Books I read in February

DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING BY TRICIA LEVENSELLER

FROSTBLOOD BY ELLY BLAKE

FIREBLOOD BY ELLY BLAKE

THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST BY HOLLY BLACK

 

Totals

Total read February = 4

Total read January = 5

DNF = 4

Overall Total = 13

Left to read = 26

For March I have plans to read The Vampire Academy series so hopefully that will cross another 6 books off my list.

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