Current Challenges

Love or Hate @ FIRST Sight Read 2017

Hosted by SOS ~ Duration: July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

Did it suck you in and leave you breathless for more? Or leave a hole in the wall after you chucked the sucker across the room? Join us as we check out and share our favorite, and not-so-favorite, new series!

*Read 12 books that are the first novel in a new-to-you series.
*Read one book per calendar month (that means, can't read and count 3 new ones in ONE month...)
*Make a MAIN post. This is for your full year list. Please UPDATE this list, not re-post it! Thanks! 
*Post monthly updates (new posts, please!) on your great/not-so-great "first" read.
*Prequels, "half numbers" (i.e. 0.5 by GR numbering) and anthologies are not allowed; they're just appetizers, not the "first course"!


The Lessons (Off-Limits, #1) by Elizabeth Brown
Title/Author: The Lessons
Series: Off Limits Series
Read: July 9th
Rating: ★★★★★ 
First time author? No
To-Be-Continued? Yes
Review: 5 fabulous stars! Awesome characters, steamy romance, and an intriguing plot. If the second book is anything like this one, I just may faint!
My Review Link

Enlightenment (The Driel Trilogy #1) by Liz Keel
Title/Author: Enlightenment
Series: The Driel Trilogy
Read: August 2nd
Rating: ★★★★✩
First time author? Yes!
To-Be-Continued? Yes
Review: A strong beginning to what I expect will be a good fantasy trilogy. 4 stars!
My Review Link

The Fourth Piece (Order's Last Play #1) by E. Ardell
Title/Author: The Fourth Piece
Series: Order's Last Play Series
Read: September 1st
Rating: ★★★★★ 
First time author? Yes!
To-Be-Continued? Yes
Review: Entertaining sci-fi story, told by the POVs of four brothers. Loved getting inside the guys' heads! Five stars! 

My Review Link

A Bond Of Venom and Magic (The Goddess and the Guardians #1) by Karen Tomlinson
Title/Author: A Bond Of Venom and Magic
Series: The Goddess and the Guardians
Read: October 17th
Rating: ★★★★✩
First time author? Yes!
To-Be-Continued? Yes
Review: Nonstop YA fantasy with action and adventure! Four fun stars!
My Review Link

Hosted by The Girly Geek ~ Duration: January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016

I want to complete 35 challenges!

The Task   ~   Book

(Will link to reviews as they are posted.)

  1. A book with a noun in its title   ~   Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein
  2. MYSTERY MISSION #1: Book with dream occupation   ~   Get Lucky by Lila Monroe
  3. A book on a bestseller list   ~   Bossman by Vi Keeland (August Group Read)
  4. A book that you DNF'd or forgot to finish  
  5. A book by an author under 25   ~   The Belgrave Legacy by Zara Hoffman
  6. A retelling of a folk or fairy tale   ~   The Forgotten Fairytales by Angela Parkhurst
  7. A book set within the entertainment industry   ~   Pure Torture by Tania Sparks
  8. A debut novel   ~   Enlightenment by Liz Keel
  9. A book featuring a conspiracy   ~   Love, Alchemy by Eden Ashley
  10. A book that is being made into a movie
  11. A book featuring strong familial relationships   ~   Maybe I Do by Allie Fisher
  12. A book featuring sleuthing or crime-solving   ~   Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt
  13. MYSTERY MISSION #2: Book in different language   ~   Petrified by Olaf Moriarty Solstrand
  14. A book with stars on its cover   ~   Night Magic by Kathleen Ann Gallagher
  15. A graphic novel, comic book, or picture book
  16. MYSTERY MISSION #3: Book with royalty   ~   The Wrong Prince by C.K. Brooke
  17. A book that features an unlikely friendship   ~   Claiming the Evil Dead by Mary Abshire
  19. A book featuring an Asian or African MC   ~   Tenderfoot by Abby Drinen
  20. The third book in a series or trilogy   ~   Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt
  21. A book published in your birth month: July   ~   For Her Protection by Amber Bardan
  22. A book with alternating perspectives   ~   Finished by Ann Holster
  23. A book over 500 pages long   ~   Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast
  24. A book set outside of Earth   ~   Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol
  26. An e-book or listen to an audiobook   ~   Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt
  27. A book with a number in its title   ~   The Fourth Piece by E. Ardell
  28. A book featuring political espionage   ~   
  29. A book that a friend loved
  30. A book that you've owned for over a year   ~   Hidden Star by Nora Roberts
  31. A book featuring mental illnesses or disability   ~   The Rules by Elizabeth Brown
  33. A book featuring a murder or assassination   ~   The Duchess Quest by C.K. Brooke
  34. A short story or novella   ~   Shadow Bloodlines by A.R. Cooper
  35. A book featuring angels or faeries   ~   Angelic Anarchy by J.P. Epperson

Number of challenges completed: 26

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