2016 Challenges


Book Bingo from Pretty Deadly Reviews. This card is for books read June 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016.




Name in Title – The Trouble With Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau

Aussie Author –

Magic – In the Shadow of the Gods by Rachel Dunne

Water On Cover –

Historical Setting: 1900s-1950s – Indiana Belle by John A. Heldt

F/F or M/M Romance –

White Cover – Party of One by Dave Holmes

June, July of August Release Date – The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele

Folklore or Myths –

Weather Words in Title –

Red Cover –

Part of a 4+ Book Series – The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter

PoC MC –

A Book About Books – The Invisible Library by Genevieve Gogman

Over 500 Pages –

2016 Debut – Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

Mental Health – How it Feels to Fly by Kathryn Holmes

Starts with S, U, M, E or R – Surprise Me by Deena Goldstone

Yellow Cover –

Middle Grade –

Outdoors –

Food in Title or on Cover –

Political Intrigue –

Monsters –


Check out my Spring Bingo for books read March 1, 2016 through May 31, 2016 results here.

Check out my Holiday Bingo for books read December 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016 results here.



That Artsy Reader Girl

2016 Debut Author Challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. A challenge to read 12 or more middle grade, young adult, and new adult debuts this year. My goal is to read at least twelve in 2016.

1. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

2. The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin

3. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

4. Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

5. Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan

6. Save Me Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer

7. My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul

8. Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

9. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

10. Faerie by Eisha Marjara

11. Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

12. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

13. The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder

14. American Girls by Alison Umminger

15. Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema

16. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger

17. Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss

18. Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup

19. Jerkbait by Mia Siegert

20. 26 Kisses by Anna Michels

21. 100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen

22. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

23. Even If the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia

24. Life Before by Michele Bacon

25. The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele

26. Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh



2016 Diverse Books Reading Challenge hosted by Mishma at Chasing Faerytales and Shelly at Read.Sleep.Repeat. I loved participating in Shelly’s Diversity Month and love diverse books so this challenge seemed like a natural fit for me. Again my goal is to read at least twelve diverse books in 2016.

1. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

2. Good On Paper by Rachel Cantor

3. What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

4. Thanks For the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

5. Saving AlexWhen I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That’s When My Nightmare Began by Alex Cooper and Joanna Brooks

6. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

7. What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

8. In Real Life by Jessica Love

9. Second House From the Corner by Sadeqa Johnson

10. The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan

11. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

12. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

13. Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

14. Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

15. I Met Someone by Bruce Wagner

16. Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly

17. Faerie by Eisha Marjara

18. This Side of Providence by Rachel M. Harper

19. The Beast by J.R. Ward

20. The Obsession by Nora Roberts

21. Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens

22. The Bricks that Built the Houses by Kate Tempest

23. The Cook Up by D. Watkins

24. Whisper to Me by Nick Lake

25. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

26. Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

27. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger

28. Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss

29. Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup

30. Jerkbait by Mia Siegert

31. You Know Me Well by David Levithan & Nina LaCour

32. Never Too Real by Carmen Rita

33. The Wedding Sisters by Jamie Brenner

34. Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell by Liane Shaw

35. 100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen

36. Even If the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia

37. The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay

38. The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno

39. Party of One by Dave Holmes

40. In Twenty Years by Alison Winn Scotch

41. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee



Mount TBR Reading Challenge hosted by My Reader’s Block. The goal of this challenge is to read the books you got in 2015 but have not yet read. My goal is Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile.

65 read. 0 to go.



Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge hosted by Falling for YA. My goal is to get to Platinum – 75 Books as I currently have 60 books waiting in the wings from Netgalley and Edelweiss for 2016 releases.

134 read. 0 to go.



2016 New Release Challenge hosted by Lexxie at (un)Conventional Book Views and Stormi at Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My!. I think I will easily hit 45+ books per year – New Release Enthusiast.

136 read. 0 to go.



Goodreads: Book reviews, recommendations, and discussion

The Goodreads Challenge. I will be aiming for 100 books plus this year.

154 read. 0 to go.




I also joined the ARC April event over at Read.Sleep.Repeat. I am hoping to get to Gold or Diamond, so we shall see. 10-15 ARCs read for the month = The Gold Reader Level and 16+ ARCs read for the month = The Diamond Reader Level

I read 26 ARCs in the month of April. You can see the reviews for ARC April here.

26 read. 0 to go.



Updated 6/30/16