2018 When Are You Reading? Challenge: DONE!!

It was getting a close call, but I finally managed to finish the fifth edition (and my fourth) of the WHEN ARE YOU READING? challenge! I had a lot of fun during the previous three years (click to see lists for 2015 , 2016 and 2017), and this year was no different… This challenge is hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about reading books either published or set in twelve different time periods… The perfect way of reading books of different eras!

Below a list of titles I read for each era (only one or two this time; including all read titles was just too much to keep up with). I have divided my reads into two categories: books by publish date and books by setting. When the setting is not specified or is roughly the same as the publish date, I will use this color.

This is what I read for the following eras:

  • Pre 1500
    # The Year Of The Snake – by M.J. Trow (1st century)
    # Jilliand – by Clare Gutierrez (800s)
  • 1500-1599
    # A Castle In Romagna – by Igor Stiks (1535/1948/1995)
  • 1600-1699
    # Girl With A Pearl Earring – by Tracy Chevalier (1660s)
  • 1700-1799
    # The Unbinding Of Mary Reade – by Miriam McNamara (1704-1720) 
    # The Poison Plot – by Elaine Forman Crane (1738-1739) DNF
  • 1800-1899
    # The Elephant Keeper’s Daughter – by Julia Drosten (1803-1822)
  • 1900-1919
    # All Things Bright And Strange – by James Markert (1917-1920)
  • 1920-1939
    # Murder On The Orient Express – by Agatha Christie (1926)
    # What Blooms From Dust – by James Markert (1935)
  • 1940-1959
    # Salt To The Sea – by Ruta Sepetys (1945)
  • 1960-1979
    # The Letter For The King – by Tonke Dragt (1962)
    # The Silent Kookaburra – by Liza Perrat (1970s)
  • 1980-1999
    # Born a Crime – by Trevor Noah (1990s)
  • 2000-Present
    # Barbed Wire Heart – by Tess Sharpe (2018)
  • The Future:
    # Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2044-2045)
    # Prodigy/Champion by Marie Lu (2132)

Have you read any of these titles yourself? Do you tend to read a lot of books set or published in different eras? Feel free to comment! 🙂


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2017 When Are You Reading? Challenge: DONE

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I honestly wasn’t expecting I was going to make it this time,  but I managed to finish When Are You Reading? 2017 with only hours to spare! It was my third time participating in this challenge (click to see lists for 2015 and 2016) hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. It is all about reading books either set or published in twelve different time periods. The perfect way of reading books of different eras!

Below my list of books I managed to read for each era…I have divided my reads into two categories like last year: books by publish date and books by setting. When the setting is not specified or is roughly the same as the publish date, I will use this color. For a full list, check out my update post.

    • Pre 1500
      # The Song Of Achilles – by Madeline Miller (800)
      # The Book Of Whispers – by Kimberley Starr (1096)
      # Court Of Lions – by Jane Johnson (15th century/present)
      # And I Darken – by Kiersten White (late 15th century)
      # Now I Rise – by Kiersten White (late 15th century)
    • 1500-1599
      # Utopia – by Thomas More (1516)
    • 1600-1699
      # Captain Alatriste – by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (17th century)
    • 1700-1799
      # Alex And Eliza – by Melissa De La Cruz (1770s)
    • 1800-1899
      Life Sentence- by Lily Luchesi (1810-present)
      # Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland – by Lewis Carroll (1865)
      # Little Women – by Louisa May Alcott (1868)
      # The Merchant’s Pearl – by Amie O’Brien (1875)
      # The Jungle Book – by Rudyard Kipling (1894)

      # The Invisible Man – by H.G. Wells (1897)
    • 1900-1919
      # Sherlock Holmes And The Nine-Dragon Sigil – by Tim Symonds (1906-1907)
      # The Lifeboat – by Charlotte Rogan (1914)
    • 1920-1939
      # A Gentleman In Moscow – by Amor Towles (1920s)
      # The Color Purple – by Alice Walker (1930s)
      # The Last Valentine – by Felix Alexander (1930s)
    • 1940-1959
      That Burning Summer – by Lydia Syson (1940)
      # The Thankful – by Jamie Campbell (1940)
      # The Dollmaker Of Krakow – by R.M. Romero (1940s)
      # The Diary Of A Young Girl – by Anne Frank (1942-1944)
      # Devastation Road – by Jason Hewitt (1945)
      # The Diary Of A Young Girl – by Anne Frank (1947)
      # Can’t Buy Forever – by Susan Laffoon (1950s)
    • 1960-1979
      # The Rules Of Magic – by Alice Hoffman (1960s)
      # We Have Always Lived In The Castle – by Shirley Jackson (1962)
      # Flowers For Algernon – by Daniel Keyes (1966)
    • 1980-1999
      # The Color Purple – by Alice Walker (1982)
      # IT – by Stephen King (1986)
      The Impossible Fortress – by Jason Rekulak (1987)
      # The Gypsy Moth Summer – by Julia Fierro (1992)
      # Captain Alatriste – by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (1996)
      # Stardust – by Neil Gaiman (1999)
    • 2000-Present
      # Making Faces – by Amy Harmon (2001)
      # Never Let Me Go – by Kazuo Ishiguro (2005)
      # Still Alice – by Lisa Genova (2007)
      # The Ask And The Answer – by Patrick Ness (2009)
      # Room – by Emma Donoghue (2010)
      # A Monster Calls – by Patrick Ness (2011)
      # Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe – by Benjamin Alire Saenz (2012)
      # Making Faces – by Amy Harmon (2013)
      # Bird Box – by Josh Malerman (2014)
      # Mosquitoland – by David Arnold (2015)
      # Heartless – by Marissa Meyer (2016)
      # The Hate U Give – by Angie Thomas (2017)
      # Herding Cats – by Sarah Andersen (2018)
    • The Future
      # The First City – by Joe Hart (2030s)
      # Americosis Vol. 4 – by Haydn Wilks (4046/present)

 


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Happy New Year and 2018 Goals

First of all I want to wish everybody a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2018!! May this year be filled with happiness for all of you. ❤

Now that it’s January 1st, it’s time to think about my reading goals for 2018. I still can’t believe I was able to read over 180 books for the third year in a row, and I don’t pretend I will be able to reach that amount again… So I have decided to not stress myself and keep my challenges reasonable, especially considering I’ve been in a slump for the last couple of months. The reading slump is mostly defeated, but the blogging slump is still lingering and I’m taking things slowly to not suffer from any relapses. 😉 The new feature Yvo’s Shorties is definitely helping getting rid of that book review backlog though! Also, I’ve decided 2018 will be all about having fun reading and reading more of my own books. As much as I love my ARCs, last year a whopping 66% of the books I read were ARCs and I really need to focus on all those poor neglected books collecting dust on my shelves again.

So these will be my goals for 2018, besides the fact I want to take things slower and read more of my own books:

READING:

  • I have set my Goodreads Reading Challenge to 100 books.
  • Read at least 3 classics (rereads don’t count)
  • Complete at least 5 series (rereads don’t count)
  • Reread at least 2 books
  • Bring my physical TBR pile below 300 books and keep it that way.
  • Read at least one book over 800 pages
  • Read at least 1 book in Spanish
  • Read at least 1 book in Dutch
  • Read more international authors/translations (at least 10)
  • Join at least 5 challenges during the year
  • Keep my Netgalley ratio above the 80%


BLOGGING/LIFE:

  • bloggingUpdate more frequently and try not to get too behind with reviews
  • Be more active in the community and try to comment more. I always try to, but somehow it is hard to find enough time to read, blog AND comment on the blogs I follow…
  • Get fit, eat more healthy and participate in a 5km run! I really have to focus more on my running this year. Again. But this time I’m determined to make it!

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Hooked To Books Reading Challenge: It’s A Wrap! @Hookedtobooks

Anitya from Hooked To Books is hosting the The Hooked To Book Reading Challenge 2017 this year; a challenge all about reading as many books as possible during the twelve months of 2017. You can participate on four different levels and there are some pretty awesome rewards to win!

There is still time until September 15th to sign up!!

Levels Books Read & Reviewed Number of Rewards Rewards
Keen Reader 30+ 1 $50 Amazon Gift Card
Avid Reader 70+ 1 $75 Amazon Gift Card
Bookaholist 120+ 1 $100 Amazon Gift Card
Bookworm Extremist 200+ 10
1
1 Kindle Paperwhite
$150 Amazon Gift Card

I personally signed up for the 120 books: Bookaholist level… And last month I somehow managed to reach that goal already (way earlier than expected). I knew I should have tried the 200 goal instead haha. But happy to be finishing this challenge!! 😀

Now on to a long list of the books I’ve read and reviewed this year so far… WARNING: there are a LOT. xD  Didn’t review two of these, but there are still 120+ reviewed titles here like the challenge asks for.

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2017 Author ABC Challenge

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I know I’m already doing the 2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge, but a few people mentioned doing the same thing for authors and I just couldn’t resist the temptation. I couldn’t find any official post when I checked yesterday, so this is me creating my ‘own’ challenge. If you know the blog an author ABC challenge is hosted this year, please let me know in the comments! 🙂

I’m going to keep rules pretty basic and use the author’s last name for each letter. If there is more than one last name, it should be the first that counts… And the Q, X and Z names can have the letter anywhere in the last name.

>>> Last updated September 1st 2017 <<<

A: Arnold, David: Mosquitoland (2015)  5/5 stars
B: Barr, Emily: The One Memory Of Flora Banks (2017)  5/5 stars
C: Campbell, Jamie: The Thankful (2016)  4/5 stars
D: Donoghue, Emma: Room (2010)  5/5 stars
E: Elliot, Ruby: It’s All Absolutely Fine (2017)  4/5 stars
F: Ferrer, Samuel: The Last Gods Of Indochine (2016) 4/5 stars
G: Gibney, Patricia: The Missing Ones (2017) 4,5/5 stars
H: Harmon, Amy: Making Faces (2013)  5/5 stars
I: Ishiguro, Kazuo: Never Let Me Go (2005) 2,5/5 stars
J: Jordan, Jack: Anything For Her (2015)  4,5/5 stars
K: Kepnes, Caroline: You (2014) 0/5 stars
L: Ludwig, Benjamin: Ginny Moon (2017)  3,5/5 stars
M: Miranda, Megan: The Perfect Stranger (2017)  5/5 stars
N: Ness, Patrick: The Rest Of Us Just Live Here (2015)  3,5/5 stars
O: O’Brien, Amie: The Merchant’s Pearl (2016) 3,5/5 stars
P: Picoult, Jodi: Small Great Things (2016) 4,5/5 stars
Q: Quick, Matthew: Love May Fail (2015) 3,5/5 stars
R: Rekulak, Jason: The Impossible Fortress (2017)  4,5/5 stars
S: Schwab, V.E.: A Conjuring Of Light (2017) 5/5 stars
T: Towles, Amor: A Gentleman In Moscow (2016) 4/5 stars
U: Unger, Lisa: The Red Hunter (2016) 4/5 stars
V: Venkataraman, Barbara: Quirky Essays For Quirky People (2014) 4/5 stars
W: Wyer, Carol: Secrets Of The Dead (2017)  4,5/5 stars
X: MaXwell, Lisa: Unhooked (2016)  3/5 stars
Y: Yoon, Nicola: The Sun Is Also A Star (2016)  4,5/5 stars
Z: Zentner, Jeff: The Serpent King (2016)  4,5/5 stars

I have found 26 out of 26 letters. DONE!!!!


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2017 When Are You Reading? Challenge

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It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s time for yet another When Are You Reading? challenge! I really enjoyed participating in the previous two years (2015 and 2016), so I immediately decided to sign up for this year as well. This challenge is hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about reading books either set or published in twelve different time periods. The perfect way of reading books of different eras! Make sure to check out Sam’s post and sign up if you are interested.

I will divide my reads into two categories like last year: books by publish date and books by setting. When the setting is not specified or is roughly the same as the publish date, I will use this color.

>>> Last updated December 31st 2017 <<<

    • Pre 1500
      # The Song Of Achilles – by Madeline Miller (800)
      # The Book Of Whispers – by Kimberley Starr (1096)
      # The Last Gods Of Indochine – by Samuel Ferrer (13th century/1920s)
      # Court Of Lions – by Jane Johnson (15th century/present)
      # And I Darken – by Kiersten White (late 15th century)
      # Now I Rise – by Kiersten White (late 15th century)
    • 1500-1599
      # Utopia – by Thomas More (1516)
    • 1600-1699
      # Captain Alatriste – by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (17th century)
    • 1700-1799
      # Alex And Eliza – by Melissa De La Cruz (1770s)
    • 1800-1899
      Life Sentence- by Lily Luchesi (1810-present)
      # Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland – by Lewis Carroll (1865)
      # Little Women – by Louisa May Alcott (1868)
      # The Merchant’s Pearl – by Amie O’Brien (1875)
      # The Jungle Book – by Rudyard Kipling (1894)

      # The Invisible Man – by H.G. Wells (1897)
    • 1900-1919
      # Sherlock Holmes And The Nine-Dragon Sigil – by Tim Symonds (1906-1907)
      # The Lifeboat – by Charlotte Rogan (1914)
    • 1920-1939
      # A Gentleman In Moscow – by Amor Towles (1920s)
      # The Color Purple – by Alice Walker (1930s)
      # The Last Valentine – by Felix Alexander (1930s)
    • 1940-1959
      That Burning Summer – by Lydia Syson (1940)
      # The Thankful – by Jamie Campbell (1940)
      # The Dollmaker Of Krakow – by R.M. Romero (1940s)
      # The Diary Of A Young Girl – by Anne Frank (1942-1944)
      # Devastation Road – by Jason Hewitt (1945)
      # The Mayfly – by James Hazel (1945-1946/present)
      # The Diary Of A Young Girl – by Anne Frank (1947)
      # Can’t Buy Forever – by Susan Laffoon (1950s)
    • 1960-1979
      # The Rules Of Magic – by Alice Hoffman (1960s)
      # We Have Always Lived In The Castle – by Shirley Jackson (1962)
      # Flowers For Algernon – by Daniel Keyes (1966)
      # The Missing Ones – by Patricia Gibney (1970s)
      # The Weight Of Lies – by Emily Carpenter (1970s/present)
    • 1980-1999
      # The Color Purple – by Alice Walker (1982)
      # IT – by Stephen King (1986)
      The Impossible Fortress – by Jason Rekulak (1987)
      # The Car Bomb – by T.V. LoCicero (1992)
      # The Gypsy Moth Summer – by Julia Fierro (1992)
      # Captain Alatriste – by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (1996)
      # Stardust – by Neil Gaiman (1999)
      # The Stolen Girls – by Patricia Gibney (1999/present)
    • 2000-Present
      # Making Faces – by Amy Harmon (2001)
      # Never Let Me Go – by Kazuo Ishiguro (2005)
      # Still Alice – by Lisa Genova (2007)
      # The Ask And The Answer – by Patrick Ness (2009)
      # Room – by Emma Donoghue (2010)
      # Zusje – by Rosamund Lupton (2010)
      # Monsters Of Men – by Patrick Ness (2010)
      # The Song Of Achilles – by Madeline Miller (2011)
      # Now You See Me – by Sharon Bolton (2011)
      # A Monster Calls – by Patrick Ness (2011)
      # Benthwhistle The Dragon – by Paul Cude (2011)
      # The Darkest Minds – by Alexandra Bracken (2012)
      # Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe – by Benjamin Alire Saenz (2012)
      # The Lifeboat – by Charlotte Rogan (2012)
      # The Yellow Envelope – by Kim Dinan (2012-2013)
      # Making Faces – by Amy Harmon (2013)
      # Never Fade – by Alexandra Bracken (2013)
      # The Car Bomb – by T.V. LoCicero (2013)
      # A Different Blue – by Amy Harmon (2013)
      # You – by Caroline Kepnes (2014)
      # The Paris Mysteries – by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (2014)
      # Quirky Essays For Quirky People – by Barbara Venkataraman (2014)
      # Slip – by David Estes (2014)
      # Bird Box – by Josh Malerman (2014)
      # Mosquitoland – by David Arnold (2015)
      # Stake-out – by Lily Luchesi (2015)
      # The Wrong Side Of Right – by Jenn Marie Thorne (2015)
      # The Rest Of Us Just Live Here – by Patrick Ness (2015)
      # The Five Stages Of Andrew Brawley – by Shaun David Hutchinson (2015)
      # The Light That Gets Lost – by Natasha Carthew (2015)
      # The Invisible Library – by Genevieve Cogman (2015)
      # The Start Of Me And You – by Emery Lord (2015)
      # Anything For Her – by Jack Jordan (2015)
      # The Murder Of An Angel – by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (2015)
      # Can’t Buy Forever – by Susan Laffoon (2015)
      # Four Days – by Jamie Campbell (2015)
      # Confess – by Colleen Hoover (2015)
      # Love May Fail – by Matthew Quick (2015)
      # The Kind Worth Killing – by Peter Swanson (2015)
      # Armada – by Ernest Cline (2015)
      # Our Numbered Days – by Neil Hilborn (2015)
      # The Marble Collector – by Cecelia Ahern (2015)
      # Witness – by Caroline Mitchell (2016)
      # The Serpent King – by Jeff Zentner (2016)
      # Americosis Vol. 3 – by Haydn Wilks (2016)
      # The Sun Is Also A Star – by Nicola Yoon (2016)
      # The Thankful – by Jamie Campbell (2016)
      # Unhooked – by Lisa Maxwell (2016)
      # Missing – by Monty Marsden (2016)
      # Rebel Of The Sands – by Alwyn Hamilton (2016)
      # The Truth Will Out – by Brian Cleary (2016)
      # The Killing Game – by J.S. Carol (2016)
      # A Gentleman In Moscow – by Amor Towles (2016)
      # I Found You – by Lisa Jewell (2016)
      # The Last Gods Of Indochine – by Samuel Ferrer (2016)
      # Silence Under Screams – by Collin Henderson (2016)
      # Blood Moon – by John David Bethel (2016)
      # Miranda’s Rights – by Lily Luchesi (2016)
      # Life Sentence – by Lily Luchesi (2016)
      # Among Friends – by Heather Murray (2016)
      # Small Great Things – by Jodi Picoult (2016)
      # Riven – by Belinda Crawford (2016)
      # Manipulated Lives – by H.A. Leuschel (2016)
      # Heartborn – by Terry Maggert (2016)
      # Sherlock Holmes And The Nine-Dragon Sigil – by Tim Symonds (2016)
      # Molly Bell And The Wishing Well – by Bridget Geraghty (2016)
      # And I Darken – by Kiersten White (2016)
      # The Merchant’s Pearl – by Amie O’Brien (2016)
      # Bookishly Ever After – by Isabel Bandeira (2016)
      # Americosis Vol. 4 – by Haydn Wilks (2016)
      # Beautiful Broken Things – by Sara Barnard (2016)
      # The Secret Of Heaven – by Felix Alexander (2016)
      # This Savage Song – by Victoria Schwab (2016)
      # Heartless – by Marissa Meyer (2016)
      # Hide And Seek – by M.J. Arlidge (2016)
      # Big Mushy Happy Lump – by Sarah Andersen (2017)
      # The Perfect Stranger – by Megan Miranda (2017)
      # That Burning Summer – by Lydia Syson (2017)
      # The One Memory Of Flora Banks – by Emily Barr (2017)
      # It’s All Absolutely Fine – by Ruby Elliot (2017)
      # Those Who Lie – by Diane Jeffrey (2017)
      # Don’t Look Behind You – by Mel Sherratt (2017)
      # Blink – by K.L. Slater (2017)
      # The Impossible Fortress – by Jason Rekulak (2017)
      # Little Girl Lost – by Carol Wyer (2017)
      # Traitor To The Throne – by Alwyn Hamilton (2017)
      # The Wanderers – by Meg Howrey (2017)
      # Renegade Red – by Lauren Bird Horowitz (2017)
      # The Missing Ones – by Patricia Gibney (2017)
      # Goodbye Days – by Jeff Zentner (2017)
      # Last Breath – by Robert Bryndza (2017)
      # Bull – by David Elliott (2017)
      # A Conjuring Of Light – by V.E. Schwab (2017)
      # The First City – by Joe Hart (2017)
      # Rose Petal Graves – by Olivia Wildenstein (2017)
      # The Yellow Envelope – by Kim Dinan (2017)
      # History Is All You Left Me – by Adam Silvera (2017)
      # Sleep Tight – by Caroline Mitchel (2017)
      # What Doesn’t Kill You – by Ed James (2017)
      # Castle Of Water – by Dane Huckelbridge (2017)
      # The Red Hunter – by Lisa Unger (2017)
      # The Millionaire’s Wife – by Shalini Boland (2017)
      # Ginny Moon – by Benjamin Ludwig (2017)
      # This Is Really Happening – by Erin Chack (2017)
      # Flame In The Mist – by Renee Ahdieh (2017)
      # All The Good Things – by Clare Fisher (2017)
      # The Darkest Lies – by Barbara Copperthwaite (2017)
      # Enchanters – by K.F. Bradshaw (2017)
      # Roses Of May – by Dot Hutchison (2017)
      # Liar – by K.L. Slater (2017)
      # Aurabel – by Laura Dockrill (2017)
      # Be My Killer – by Richard Parker (2017)
      # One Of Us Is Lying – by Karen M. McManus (2017)
      # Secrets Of The Dead – by Carol Wyer (2017)
      # Words In Deep Blue – by Cath Crowley (2017)
      # The Last Valentine – by Felix Alexander (2017)
      # Feel Me Fall – by James Morris (2017)
      # The Serial Killer’s Daughter – by Lesley Welsh (2017)
      # The Gypsy Moth Summer – by Julia Fierro (2017)
      # The Mayfly – by James Hazel (2017)
      # Love, & You – by Gretchen Gomez (2017)
      # Two Sisters – by Kerry Wilkinson (2017)
      # Guilty – by Laura Elliot (2017)
      # Now I Rise – by Kiersten White (2017)
      # The Book Of Whispers – by Kimberley Starr (2017)
      # The Weight Of Lies – by Emily Carpenter (2017)
      # Each Little Lie – by Tom Bale (2017)
      # What to Say Next – by Julie Buxbaum (2017)
      # Final Girls – by Riley Sager (2017)
      # Devastation Road – by Jason Hewitt (2017)
      # The Stolen Girls – by Patricia Gibney (2017)
      # Court Of Lions – by Jan Johnson (2017)
      # Jeopardy In July – by Barbara Venkataraman (2017)
      # Reported Missing – by Sarah Wray (2017)
      # Little Monsters – by Kara Thomas (2017)
      # The List – by Patricia Forde (2017)
      # The Breakdown – by B.A. Paris (2017)
      # Stillhouse Lake – by Rachel Caine (2017)
      # The Lost Book Of The Grail – by Charlie Lovett (2017)
      # The Girls In The Water – by Victoria Jenkins (2017)
      # The Lying Game – by Ruth Ware (2017)
      # The Little Red Wolf – by Amélie Fléchais (2017)
      # Hide And Seek – by Richard Parker (2017)
      # The Other Girl – by Erica Spindler (2017)
      # Dead To Me – by Stephen Edger (2017)
      # Reincarnation Blues – by Michael Poore (2017)
      # Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore – by Matthew Sullivan (2017)
      # Girl In Snow – by Danya Kukafka (2017)
      # Fierce Kingdom – by Gin Phillips (2017)
      # The Missing Girls – by Carol Wyer (2017)
      # Little Fires Everywhere – by Celeste Ng (2017)
      # The Accident – by S.D. Monaghan (2017)
      # Cold Blood – by Robert Bryndza (2017)
      # I Am Behind You – by John Ajvide Lindqvist (2017)
      # The Surrogate – by Louise Jensen (2017)
      # Our Dark Duet – by Victoria Schwab (2017)
      # The Dolmaker Of Krakow – by R.M. Romero (2017)
      # Beartown – by Fredrik Backman (2017)
      # The Mistake – by K.L. Slater (2017)
      # Things I’m Seeing Without You – by Peter Bognanni (2017)
      # Snuggle And Play Crochet – by Carolina Guzman Benitez (2017)
      # Her Last Secret – by Barbara Copperthwaite (2017)
      # Murder Game – by Caroline Mitchell (2017)
      # The Rules Of Magic – by Alice Hoffman (2017)
      # Things I Should Have Known – by Claire LaZebnik (2017)
      # The Lost Child – by Patricia Gibney (2017)
      # The Temptation Of Adam – by David Connis (2017)
      # The Secret Mother – by Shalini Boland (2017)
      # Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – by Gail Honeyman (2017)
      # Fragments Of The Lost – by Megan Miranda (2017)
      # Alex And Eliza – by Melissa De La Cruz (2017)
      # Killman Creek – by Rachel Caine (2017)
      # Still Life With Tornado – by A.S. King (2017)
      # The Silent Children – by Carol Wyer (2017)
      # The Hate U Give – by Angie Thomas (2017)
      # Herding Cats – by Sarah Andersen (2018)
    • The Future
      # The First City – by Joe Hart (2030s)
      # Americosis Vol. 4 – by Haydn Wilks (4046/present)

I have currently completed 12 out of 12 time periods.


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2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

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I saw this challenge over at Incessant Bookworm, and decided to join immediately since I already have to do a similar scavage hunt for the 2017 Beat The Backlist challenge. The challenge is hosted at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book and is another yearly challenge. Bacially, by the end of the year, your bowl has to be filled with one book for each letter of the alphabet!

Each letter will count as 1 spoonful, and the challenge is to read one book that has a title with every letter of the alphabet. The A’s and The’s can be dropped from the book titles to make things easier. Also, the Q, X and Z titles can have words that start with the letter anywhere in the title. I’m not going to make a list beforehand, and just see how things go… Although I will probably have to hunt for the more difficult letters later on.

On to the list:

>>> Last updated September 1st 2017 <<<

A: Anything For Her – by Jack Jordan (2015)
B: Blood Moon – by John David Bethel (2016)
C: The Color Purple – by Alice Walker (1982)
D: The Darkest Minds – by Alexandra Bracken (2012)
E: Enchanters – by K.F. Bradshaw (2017)
F: The Five Stages Of Andrew Brawley – by Shaun David Hutchinson (2015)
G: A Gentleman In Moscow – by Amor Towles (2016)
H: Heartless – by Marissa Meyer (2016)
I: The Invisible Library – by Genevieve Cogman (2015)
J: The Jungle Book – by Rudyard Kipling (1894)
K: The Killing Game – by J.S. Carol (2016)
L: The Light That Gets Lost – by Natasha Carthew (2015)
M: Making Faces – by Amy Harmon (2013)
N: Never Fade – by Alexandra Bracken (2013)
O: The One Memory Of Flora Banks – by Emily Barr (2017)
P: The Perfect Stranger – by Megan Miranda (2017)
Q: Quirky Essays For Quirky People – by Barbara Venkataraman (2014)
R: Room – by Emma Donoghue (2010)
S: The Serpent King – by Jeff Zentner (2016) 
T: The Thankful – by Jamie Campbell (2016)
U: Unhooked – by Lisa Maxwell (2016)
V –
W: The Wrong Side Of Right – by Jenn Marie Thorne (2015)
X –
Y: You – by Caroline Kepnes (2014)
Z: Zusje – by Rosamund Lupton (2010)

I have found 24 out of 26 letters so far.


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