Reading Challenge Update

Well, here we are again. Time to take a look at my reading challenge progress!

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

September’s theme was animal, number, color, name. I really had no idea what to do with this one (it’s so broad!) but I ended up reading MCMLXXV by Joe Casey for this prompt.

October’s theme is tricks and trades. I’m trying to decide between finally reading Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray and Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan.

I finished a total of 8 books in September, bringing me to a total of 113 books this year.

Popsugar hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find out more information on their website.

I had hoped that September would turn out better than August for this challenge, but nope. Another month with zero prompts checked off. (Oh well.)

Romanceopoly is a reading challenge hosted by Under the Covers and Peace Love Books.

Same with Romanceopoly! And for the second month in a row, I read no romance novels. Maybe that’s why I’m in a slump. Maybe I just need something cute and fluffy to bring me out of it.

This challenge is still on hold. I did, however, read a couple ARCs that needed to be finished:


How are you doing on your reading challenges? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Reading Challenge Update

Well, here we are again. Time to take a look at my reading challenge progress!

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

August’s theme was mode of transportation, and to expand on that, its official description is “a book where the mode of transportation plays a role in the story.” I went with The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett for this prompt, mostly because I had started it in July, but also because it takes place over the course of a trek through Europe and how the characters get around ends up being a big part of the story.

September’s theme is animal, number, color, name and I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to read, but I am 100% sure that I have some book in some box somewhere that will fit this prompt!

I read a total of 9 books in August and finished my reading challenge! I’m at 105 books read now.

Popsugar hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find out more information on their website.

I read literally nothing that counted for this reading challenge in August! Next month will be better.

Romanceopoly is a reading challenge hosted by Under the Covers and Peace Love Books.

Surprisingly, I did not read even one single romance novel in August! Who even am I?

This challenge is still on hold for now. I’ll probably pick it back up at some point this fall. I did, however, read two ARCs that have been hanging around for a bit:


How are you doing on your reading challenges? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let’s talk in the comments!

Let’s Talk About: ARC August 2019!

We’re more than a week into August and I’ve just now decided to participate in ARC August, a reading challenge hosted over at Read.Sleep.Repeat. This is a pretty simple reading challenge where you just aim to read as many ARCs as you possibly can during the month of August!

This reading challenge works out pretty well for me because I haven’t really been in the mood for a lot of ARCs recently. I’m hoping this challenge will be the push that I need to get through at least the ARCs with upcoming publication dates.

Without further ado, this is the list of ARCs I have that are currently awaiting reviews…

I am definitely not expecting to get through all of these ARCs in August, but fingers crossed that I’ll finish a lot of them! (I’d even be happy if I finished like three.) The ones I’m most excited to read are The Babysitters Coven, Permanent Record, and The Lady Rogue. I’m also really looking forward to reading WaterColor Wishes and The Last Hope, both of which I’m hoping to get through soon.


Are you participating in ARC August? Have you read any of these ARCs? Are any of them on your TBR? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Reading Challenge Update

Well, here we are again. Time to take a look at my reading challenge progress!

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

July’s theme was through the years. I didn’t do as well as I would have liked with this theme, but I did read two books that I think should qualify.

I also read the first fifty pages of The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett before I realized that I wasn’t really in a historical fiction mood.

August’s theme is mode of transportation, so we’ll see what ends up happening there.

I read a total of 11 books in June, which puts me 38 books ahead of my goal.

Popsugar hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find out more information on their website.

I read one book that counted for a Popsugar prompt in July:

Romanceopoly is a reading challenge hosted by Under the Covers and Peace Love Books.

I didn’t read any books toward this challenge in July!

This challenge is still on hold for now. I’ll probably pick it back up at some point this fall.


How are you doing on your reading challenges? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let’s talk in the comments!

Reading Challenge Update

Well, here we are again. Time to take a look at my reading challenge progress!

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

June’s theme was diversify your reading. This is my favorite monthly motif prompt. (We did it last year, too.) I ended up reading a ton of books for this one!

July’s theme is through the years. I wasn’t really sure what I was going to read until I looked at The Lady Rogue and saw it’s set in 1930s Romania!

I read a total of 17 books in June, which puts me 36 books ahead of my goal.

Popsugar hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find out more information on their website.

I read three books that counted toward my Popsugar challenge in June:

Romanceopoly is a reading challenge hosted by Under the Covers and Peace Love Books.

I finally feel like I’m making some progress on this challenge! I checked off four prompts in June.

The prompts I checked off were:

Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find more information on the website.

I am very, very happy to report that I finished this challenge! I checked off the last two prompts in June, which were:

I made the executive decision to put this challenge on hold for the time being so that I can get caught up on library books and ARCs. I ended up knocking out a few ARCs that I needed to read in June:


How are you doing on your reading challenges? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let’s talk in the comments!

Reading Challenge Update

May felt like a pretty good reading month, so I’m hoping it was a good month for my reading challenges too. I’m excited to take a look at my progress!

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

May’s theme was one sitting reads and I read a few books for this prompt:

June’s theme is diversify your reading. I have a ton of diverse books on my TBR but please feel free to recommend some to me!

I read a total of 16 books in May, which puts me 26 books ahead of my goal.

Popsugar hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find out more information on their website.

I was surprised to find out that I didn’t read any books toward my Popsugar challenge in May! I’ll have to try to read some in June!

Romanceopoly is a reading challenge hosted by Under the Covers and Peace Love Books.

Romanceopoly continues to be the reading challenge that I struggle with the most, but at least I checked off a few more prompts in May.

The prompts I checked off were:

Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find more information on the website.

I checked off one prompt for the Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge in May:

I’m almost done with this challenge! I only have two prompts left.

I thought I might read more than three books for this challenge in May, but that didn’t happen. (As usual, I got distracted by library books.) The three books that I read were:


How are you doing on your reading challenges? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let’s talk in the comments!

Reading Challenge Update

Overall, April was a much better reading month than March. I ended up reading twice as many books, and I’m really excited to take a look at my progress on my reading challenges.

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

March’s theme was crack the case and I read one book for this prompt:

This isn’t the book I’d planned to read (I thought I’d go with either a Tana French book or one of the many mystery novels I’ve collected over the years), but it turned out to have a side plot about trying to figure out who stole a laptop and who was running a secret sex-ed blog, so it worked.

May’s theme is one sitting reads. I’ll probably go with some graphic novels!

I read a total of 14 books in April, which puts me 20 books ahead of my goal.

Popsugar hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find out more information on their website.

Four of the books I read in April counted toward the Popsugar Reading Challenge. The prompts I checked off in April include:

Romanceopoly is a reading challenge hosted by Under the Covers and Peace Love Books.

Romanceopoly continues to be the reading challenge that I struggle with the most, but at least I checked off a few more prompts in April.

The prompts I checked off were:

I think I’ll need to sit down and plan out what I want to read for the rest of the challenges to have any hope of finishing this one.

Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find more information on the website.

I checked off one prompt for the Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge in April:

I only have three prompts left for this challenge, so I shouldn’t have any problem finishing it before the year is done.

Instead of struggling to finish three books that I’ve owned for more than three months, I actually read four in April!

I’m going to try to focus on reading books I own in May, so fingers crossed for even more books on this list in my next update.


How are you doing on your reading challenges? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let’s talk in the comments!