When Are You Reading? Challenge COMPLETED!

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Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words is hosting the When Are You Reading? Challenge this year, a challenge that is all about reading more books that either travel to different eras or are actually written in different times. There are twelve eras in total, and by finishing Hamlet and My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century last week I was finally able to complete the challenge! 😀 😀

For an (almost) complete list of the books I’ve read by era, check out this post here. I have to admit I haven’t updated my TimeToast timeline in months, but I have taken the time to make a shiny timeline of my own. With no less than 180! titles finished this year, I haven’t added all of them to the timeline below; I have only added one per year and picked the most important ones. Books have been divided by publish date and by setting, and in those cases the setting is not specified or is roughly the same as the publish date, I have used this color.

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Thank you Sam for hosting this excellent challenge! Make sure to visit her blog if you haven’t already… 

BINGOOOOO!! Bookish Bingo Challenge Completed

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I finally finished reading Twelve Years A Slave yesterday, which means I was able to fill the very last square in the Bookish Bingo: Holiday Edition challenge. With five days to spare, I can now say: BINGOOOOO!! 😀

To be honest, when I started this challenge I didn’t believe I could actually manage to complete all the squares. I guess I was lucky and I found a lot of spare time to read anyway, helping me complete this challenge. This Bookish Bingo has helped me read books I normally won’t pick up that easily, and I loved doing this challenge because of exactly that reason. Thank you Great Imaginations for hosting! I had a blast. 😀

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On to the virtual celebration cupcakes and a full list of the titles I’ve read:

  • Reread: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • Green Cover: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Historical: Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup
  • Set in New Orleans: Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Horror: The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • Romance: One Day by David Nichols
  • ‘Ice’, ‘Snow’ or ‘Frost’ in title: Hot Ice by Nora Roberts
  • Creature on Cover: Elemental Rancor by Charles Lominec
  • Native American MC: The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman
  • Red Cover: A Matter Of Honour by Jeffrey Archer
  • Set on Halloween: Halloween Kentucky Style by Charles Suddeth
  • Snow on Cover: Innocence by Dean Koontz
  • *: Hope’s Rebellion by Jade Varden
  • Black Cover: Black Roses by Jane Thynne
  • Serial Killers: The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
  • Birds on Cover: The Racketeer by John Grisham
  • Mystery: The Sham by Ellen Allen
  • Set During Christmastime: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Set in Space: Kiera’s Moon by Lizzy Ford
  • A Book that was a Gift: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Witches: The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • Set in Autumn: Divine Fall by Kathryn Knight
  • Orange Cover: The Elect by Elle Todd
  • Fall or Winter Release: Nothing Everything Nothing by Casia Schreyer
  • Steampunk: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Top 5 Favorites:

  1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (5/5)
    Without doubt this was one of my favorite reads of both this challenge and 2014 in general. This dystopian classic is a brilliant masterpiece and definitely worth reading if you haven’t already.
  2. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (4,5/5)
    I have read City Of Bones before and enjoyed it, but I have to say I like this prequel trilogy SO much better than the actual series! I have Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess lined up to be read ASAP before I continue The Mortal Instruments series…
  3. Nothing Everything Nothing by Casia Schreyer (4,5/5)
    Very strong book about teenage insecurity, bullying and suicide attempts, and without doubt worth reading. Left me speechless!
  4. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (4,5/5)
    Another very strong book about what really goes on in the meat industry. Safran Foer mixes facts with parts of his biography, and some of the facts are quite shocking. Not recommended if you have a weak stomach!
  5. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling (4,5/5)
    The Harry Potter series has been one of my favorite series when I was growing up, and I never get tired of rereading them!