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new challenges, new books

Happy New Year readers.

With the new year comes new reading challenges and new (to me) books. Bookworm Bitches on Goodreads has become my favorite group on the site. The mods really know how to make a challenge interesting.

I have books lined up for the Winter challenge and the 1st quarter challenge.

I wasn’t ready to read the 12th book in my to be read (TBR) list but now I have to . 🙂 My 12th book is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.


Other tasks are Read a book with a cold or winter setting.. I chose Beartown. Its set around hockey. Beartown is on both lists. The other challenge is listed under is for a Bookworm Bitches catch up selection . Its also On my Genre challenge list..lol33413128


Read an atmospheric book… I had to look books up for this because these aren’t my type of books. The first book I though was The Martian, but I saw the movie , then my mind went blank . I couldn’t think of any others. A few people listed The Winter People as atmospheric. And I recently borrowed it from the library before the challenge was posted. hmm fate? I think so.


To name a few more, a book that was made into a tv show or a movie.. I chose A Simple Favor. the movie came out last year. A book with 500 plus pages, I chose The Time Travelers Wife. A book with less than 250 pages, I chose The Bell Jar.

I completed one task already for the 1st Quarter challenge… read a book that was published in 2018 or the most recent published book on your TBR list.. I chose IF by Randi Cooley Wilson. I loved it so much after reading it , I bought the ebook.39900562

Another task from the 1st quarter challenge is read a book set nearby where you live. I live in Rhode Island so I chose Cracked Up To Be , which is set in Connecticut. This book is from the same author that wrote Sadie. So I am sure it will be good and that I will like it very much.



All my challenges can be found under Reading Challenges on the top of my blog. Just choose a challenge from the drop down menu.


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Genre Challenge

Yup , another reading challenge. I will be adding a Challenges page to the top of my blog so these will be easier to find and keep updated.

This challenge shall be fun. Books out of my norm. I’m not into Paranormal or horror books but I am willing to give them a try. For the love of reading!!

Genre Challenge – All Kinds of Everything

Start Date: 12/1/2018 (around this time)
Time Limit: 12 months
0/20 Complete

1. Biography -The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
2. Chick Lit – Bubbles Unbound
3. Classics – The Catcher in the Rye
4. Contemporary -Bear Town
5. Crime – I’m Watching You
6. Dystopian -1984
7. Fantasy – How to Stop Time
8. Historical -The Betrayal of Mary of Scots: Elizabeth I & her Great Rival……… OR…………Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates.
9. History Fiction– Paper Wife
10. Horror – You … or… The Winter People
11. Humor– The Unidentified Redhead
12. Memoir -A Girl walks into a bar
13. Mystery -Pieces of Her
14. Non-Fiction -Girl Squads
15. Paranormal – Jinx
16. Romance -Ghosted
17. Science Fiction -The Handmade’s Tale
18. Suspense – Sadie ( started 12/3/18)
19. Thriller -Girls Night Out
20. Young Adult– Paper Towns

1. Favorite genres before taking the challenge – YA, Humor, Romance, memoir, chic lit, bio, contemporary,suspense.
2. New genres read for challenge –
3. New genres I will read more of as a result of the challenge –
4. Genres I will still avoid after taking the challenge-

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Bookworm Bitches 4th Quarter challenge

Yup another reading challenge, but …. different group. This group I forgot I was in. This challenge is different , Its just not reading books. The participants in the challenge are given tasks……

Here are my books plans so far…

1. Read the 17th oldest book on your TBR List

~~~~ The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen 

2. Read a book by an author you love or an author you read within 2018
~~~~The Prelude of Ella and Micha(I love Jessica Sorensen) done.

3. Read a book published in the same year you joined Goodreads

~~~~(2012) The Secret of Ella and Micha, A Walk Across the Sun , or Easy. 

4. Read a book by an author you’ve never read before

~~~~ The Drowned Girls by Loreth Anne White

5. Read a book set around a holiday or has a holiday themed cover

~~~~ Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich

6. Read a book with a Orange cover

~~~~ Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich

7. Read the next book in a series or start a new series

8. Catch up on a Bookworm Bitches selection or read a book you have been meaning to read for a long time

~~~~ What Alice Forgot or Little Fire Everywhere. 



All set and ready to go except for number 7. For the Hooked on Books Fall read a thon my theme is series. So I can start or continue any one of the books on my list. 🙂

As you can see Ive already completed #2 🙂 It was a great little intro to Ella and Micha. ❤

I’m going to start reading The Drowned girls this weekend. Its a thick book. 524 pages. I borrowed it from the library and its due on the 15th but I can renew it 2 more times.. I think thats an extra month . It wont take me that long to read. It is on kindle unlimited, along with the other two books. I can’t get The Lullaby Girls from the library since they don’t have it so my free kindle unlimited subscription this month will come in handy 🙂

I have until December 31 to complete this challenge .

If you’ve read any of these books please let me know.