2016 Reading Challenges Update Month 4

2016 reading challenge

This post is a way to keep motivated and stay on top of my 2016 reading challenges. You can see my original post and goals here. 

The first challenge is always my Goodreads Challenge.

You can follow my progress here: https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/3890-2016-reading-challenge

This year I set the goal to be 150 books. My Goodreads Challenge is off to a good start with 66 of 150 books.

My second challenge is the Finishing the series challenge.

GOALS

I’m shooting for Level 4 in this challenge – which is finishing 7 or more series by December 31, 2016. I would love to finish one a month, but that is probably too many to commit to.

THE BOOKS

These books have been sitting on my TBR list for a while and some before they were even published. I don’t really like to commit to reading something so far in advance, but I really want to finish some of these. I have one series for each month but time will tell if I am able to complete all of these.

  • Welcome to the Point series by Jay Crownover (2 books)
  • On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young (3 books and a novella)
  • After series by Anna Todd (4 books)  I’m dropping this one from the list….
  • Neon Dreams series by Caisey Quinn (1 book)
  • Wait for You series by J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout (3 books, a novella and one new release)
  • #Hashtag series by Cambria Hebert (2 books and a novella)
  • Castle series by Richard Castle (2 books and one new release) I’m dropping this from the list. Not super excited about it anymore.
  • Fall and Rise series by Chelsea M Cameron (1 book)
  • Frigid by J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout (1 book)
  • Monsters in the Dark by Pepper Winters (2 books) I’m Dropping from list
  • Rusk University series (1 book and a possible new release)
  • Surrender Saga by Chelsea M. Cameron (3 books)
  • The Holly Woods Files by Emma Hart (4 books and a new release) (New Addition)
  • Love/Hate series by Isabelle RIchards (3 books) (New Addition)

So as I assumed when I undertook this challenge my lists would change and evolve as my fickle reading tastes do. I have now dropped 2 series from the challenge, but I have added 2 in their place.

April’s Series read is: N/A

I read several books in series this month, but non from my TBR. I have slowed down the reading and requesting of ARCs so I can try harder to make a dent in my TBR and series from here on out.

The Third Challenge is to clear out some of my current TBR list.

GOALS

I want to read 2 books from my TBR pile each month. I would love to do more, but any more than that would just be a bonus.That’d be 24 books off my massive TBR and that’s better than nothing, right?

THE BOOKS

I did not read any books in March toward my challenge. There is always next month, hopefully I’ll be back on track.

P.S. I think I am going to add a fourth challenge by trying to read a book written by an author I have never read before. I am shooting for one a month. I plan to review each one and will include it in my recaps. 

This month that book was The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken.

Wingman rule number one: don’t fall for a client.

After a career-ending accident, former NFL recruit Ian Hunter is back on campus—and he’s ready to get his new game on. As one of the masterminds behind Wingmen, Inc., a successful and secretive word-of-mouth dating service, he’s putting his extensive skills with women to work for the lovelorn. But when Blake Olson requests the services of Wingmen, Inc., Ian may have landed his most hopeless client yet.

From her frumpy athletic gear to her unfortunate choice of footwear, Blake is going to need a miracle if she wants to land her crush. At least with a professional matchmaker by her side she has a fighting chance. Ian knows that his advice and a makeover can turn Blake into another successful match. But as Blake begins the transformation from hot mess to smokin’ hot, Ian realizes he’s in danger of breaking his cardinal rule…de me forget everything. I was consumed by him. Only him.

But now my past has caught up with me.

Check out my Review Here

How are your challenges going so far?

2016 Reading Challenges Update Month 3

2016 reading challenge

This post is a way to keep motivated and stay on top of my 2016 reading challenges. You can see my original post and goals here. 

The first challenge is always my Goodreads Challenge.

You can follow my progress here: https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/3890-2016-reading-challenge

This year I set the goal to be 150 books. My Goodreads Challenge is off to a good start with 46 of 150 books.

2016 reading challenge - MAR

My second challenge is the Finishing the series challenge.

GOALS

I’m shooting for Level 4 in this challenge – which is finishing 7 or more series by December 31, 2016. I would love to finish one a month, but that is probably too many to commit to.

THE BOOKS

These books have been sitting on my TBR list for a while and some before they were even published. I don’t really like to commit to reading something so far in advance, but I really want to finish some of these. I have one series for each month but time will tell if I am able to complete all of these.

  • Welcome to the Point series by Jay Crownover (2 books)
  • On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young (3 books and a novella)
  • After series by Anna Todd (4 books)  I’m dropping this one from the list….
  • Neon Dreams series by Caisey Quinn (1 book)
  • Wait for You series by J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout (3 books, a novella and one new release)
  • #Hashtag series by Cambria Hebert (2 books and a novella)
  • Castle series by Richard Castle (2 books and one new release) I’m dropping this from the list. Not super excited about it anymore.
  • Fall and Rise series by Chelsea M Cameron (1 book)
  • Frigid by J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout (1 book)
  • Monsters in the Dark by Pepper Winters (2 books)
  • Rusk University series (1 book and a possible new release)
  • Surrender Saga by Chelsea M. Cameron (3 books)
  • The Holly Woods Files by Emma Hart (4 books and a new release) (New Addition)
  • Love/Hate series by Isabelle RIchards (3 books) (New Addition)

So as I assumed when I undertook this challenge my lists would change and evolve as my fickle reading tastes do. I have now dropped 2 series from the challenge, but I have added 2 in their place. This month I read the first two books in the Love/Hate series by Isabelle Richards. I have been wanting to read this since the first book came out and was finally able start crossing it off my list.

March’s Series read is:

Hate to Love You by Isabelle RIchards

(3 books total in series. 3 currently released; 2 read) 

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Love to Hate You by Isabelle RIchards
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5 Stars

The Third Challenge is to clear out some of my current TBR list.

GOALS

I want to read 2 books from my TBR pile each month. I would love to do more, but any more than that would just be a bonus.That’d be 24 books off my massive TBR and that’s better than nothing, right?

THE BOOKS

I read 1 book in March toward my challenge. Hate to Love You by Isabelle Richards.

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P.S. I think I am going to add a fourth challenge by trying to read a book written by an author I have never read before. I am shooting for one a month. I plan to review each one and will include it in my recaps. 

This month that book was I,Porn by Zara Cox.

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My name is Quinn Blackwood:

By day, I’m a billionaire CEO. Rich. Entitled.By night, I’m the exclusive porn star only known as Q.Why? Because I love women. If I believed in an almighty being, I’d thank him for creating them. They’re by far his most perfect creation… especially when I’m fucking one of them.

Oh, did I mention I’m an asshole? Fuck yeah. According to my shrink, I’m one twisted motherfucker. And that’s just the way I like it. Until she walks into my life…

My name is Elyse Gilbert, nicknamed ‘Lucky’ because according to my dad, I’m the unluckiest person alive, and I’ll die the same way I came into the world: naked, screaming, and dirt poor.

Yeah, my life is a twisted, seething mess. But that life changed the day I met HIM.He made me forget the cameras.He made me forget I was doing this for the money.He made me forget my shame.He made me forget everything. I was consumed by him. Only him.

But now my past has caught up with me.

Check out my Review Here

How are your challenges going so far?

2016 Reading Challenges Update Month 2

2016 reading challenge

This post is a way to keep motivated and stay on top of my 2016 reading challenges. You can see my original post and goals here. 

The first challenge is always my Goodreads Challenge.

You can follow my progress here: https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/3890-2016-reading-challenge

This year I set the goal to be 150 books. My Goodreads Challenge is off to a good start with 30 of 150 books.

2016 reading challenge - FEB

My second challenge is the Finishing the series challenge.

GOALS

I’m shooting for Level 4 in this challenge – which is finishing 7 or more series by December 31, 2016. I would love to finish one a month, but that is probably too many to commit to.

THE BOOKS

These books have been sitting on my TBR list for a while and some before they were even published. I don’t really like to commit to reading something so far in advance, but I really want to finish some of these. I have one series for each month but time will tell if I am able to complete all of these.

  • Welcome to the Point series by Jay Crownover (2 books)
  • On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young (3 books and a novella)
  • After series by Anna Todd (4 books)  I’m dropping this one from the list….
  • Neon Dreams series by Caisey Quinn (1 book)
  • Wait for You series by J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout (3 books, a novella and one new release)
  • #Hashtag series by Cambria Hebert (2 books and a novella)
  • Castle series by Richard Castle (2 books and one new release)
  • Fall and Rise series by Chelsea M Cameron (1 book)
  • Frigid by J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout (1 book)
  • Monsters in the Dark by Pepper Winters (2 books)
  • Rusk University series (1 book and a possible new release)
  • Surrender Saga by Chelsea M. Cameron (3 books)
  • The Holly Woods Files by Emma Hart (4 books and a new release) – 2 books left

I decided that I should remove a series from my list since I added on in January. I am removing the After Series by Anna Todd at this time because I has the most books in it I still need to read. These 4 books on top of an already overwhelming TBR list is too much.

February’s Series read is: N/A

I was not able to read any books towards my reading goal this month. Too many other commitments and books got in the way. There is always next month.

The Third Challenge is to clear out some of my current TBR list.

GOALS

I want to read 2 books from my TBR pile each month. I would love to do more, but any more than that would just be a bonus.That’d be 24 books off my massive TBR and that’s better than nothing, right?

THE BOOKS

I read 0 books in February toward my challenge. I did read some books that were on my TBR, but none on this list and that’s better than nothing right? They were all highly anticipated new releases and I was definitely reading.

Fourth challenge is to read a book written by an author I have never read before. I am shooting for one a month. I plan to review each one and will include it in my recaps. 

This month that book was Fuck Buddy by Scott Hildreth.

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Luke and Liv have been best friends since childhood, and after seven years of failed internet ‘relationships’, Liv turns to Luke one night after 6 glasses of wine and suggests…

“Let’s be fuck buddies”

Liv is cute, strong, and has been in love with Luke since kindergarten. Luke is a free spirit who doesn’t conform to society or its belief system. Luke’s only problem? Luke has a kink. In his opinion, he likes ‘weird sex’.

Liv agrees to the weird sex, and Luke agrees to the fuck buddy relationship. BUT. They both agree, they must remain friends regardless.

Prepare to laugh, fall in love, stand up and cheer, and learn a few things. OH, and buy a new set of batteries first.

My Review 

I liked Luke and I liked Liv and I liked them together, but I wasn’t wowed with the story. It was a decent read that I enjoyed, but after some of the books I have read so far this year it just didn’t keep me glued to my Kindle. I blame my last book and the massive book hangover I still have from it.
It was a solid 3.5-4 stars for me and I recommend you give it a shot. Who doesn’t love a best friends who become Fuck Buddies story, but it was so much more than that. It was much deeper and more emotional than I was expecting but that only added to the story.

How are your challenges going so far?

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2016 Reading Challenges Update Month 1

2016 reading challenge

This post is a way to keep motivated and stay on top of my 2016 reading challenges. You can see my original post and goals here. 

The first challenge is always my Goodreads Challenge.

You can follow my progress here: https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/3890-2016-reading-challenge

This year I set the goal to be 150 books. My Goodreads Challenge is off to a good start with 15 of 150 books.

2016 reading challenge - Jan

My second challenge is the Finishing the series challenge.

GOALS

I’m shooting for Level 4 in this challenge – which is finishing 7 or more series by December 31, 2016. I would love to finish one a month, but that is probably too many to commit to.

THE BOOKS

These books have been sitting on my TBR list for a while and some before they were even published. I don’t really like to commit to reading something so far in advance, but I really want to finish some of these. I have one series for each month but time will tell if I am able to complete all of these.

  • Welcome to the Point series by Jay Crownover (2 books)
  • On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young (3 books and a novella)
  • After series by Anna Todd (4 books)
  • Neon Dreams series by Caisey Quinn (1 book)
  • Wait for You series by J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout (3 books, a novella and one new release)
  • #Hashtag series by Cambria Hebert (2 books and a novella)
  • Castle series by Richard Castle (2 books and one new release)
  • Fall and Rise series by Chelsea M Cameron (1 book)
  • Frigid by J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout (1 book)
  • Monsters in the Dark by Pepper Winters (2 books)
  • Rusk University series (1 book and a possible new release)
  • Surrender Saga by Chelsea M. Cameron (3 books)
  • The Holly Woods Files by Emma Hart (4 books and a new release)

For this one I actually added an additional series to the list. The Holly Woods Files by Emma Hart. I started with a book from my TBR challenge and loved it so much I read all of the books for the series that are currently out. There is another book coming out soon and possibly another later this year.

January’s Series read is:

The Holly Woods Files by Emma Hart

(7 books total in series. 3 currently released; 2 read) 


I have wanted to read this since it was released, but all of the other books kept jumping in front of it. I decided to make this book part of my 2016 challenges because I really really wanted to read it and this would almost force me to start reading. Now that I started I don’t want to stop. I loved the entire Bond family, especially Nonna, and all their over protectiveness. And Detective Drake Nash, swoon, what a smoking hot infuriating jerk, but damn to have all of that sexiness pointed at one person he could be deadly. I loved every interaction between the two, but I really want to know the story of why Noelle shot him in the foot. Once I started this book I could not put it down. There was action, suspense, mystery, comedy and off the charts steaminess. For a book with almost no sex in it, this book was hot, hot, hot. I can’t wait to start the next book in the series.


I started this book immediately after finishing the first. I wanted more of Holly Woods, Noelle, Drake and the entire Bond gang and I was not disappointed. Drake and Noelle were left in a sort of limbo at the end of the last book and I really wanted to see more of their will they or won’t they relationship. I loved every second of their back and forth. The mystery of another murder forced them to work together and figure out their crap a little faster and rockier than it could have been, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from Noelle. Tangled Bond had me turning pages even faster than Twisted Bond and I cannot wait to see what happens next in Holly Woods.

The Third Challenge is to clear out some of my current TBR list.

GOALS

I want to read 2 books from my TBR pile each month. I would love to do more, but any more than that would just be a bonus.That’d be 24 books off my massive TBR and that’s better than nothing, right?

THE BOOKS

I read 1 book in January toward my challenge. Twisted Bond by Emma Hart.

P.S. I think I am going to add a fourth challenge by trying to read a book written by an author I have never read before. I am shooting for one a month. I plan to review each one and will include it in my recaps. 

This month that book was Make Me Sin by J.T. Geissinger.

Chloe Carmichael’s life feels pretty sweet—she’s both maid of honor and florist for her best friend’s A-list wedding, things are getting serious with her boyfriend, and her flower shop is about to get a spread in a national magazine. But it all quickly turns sour whenever the best man, Bad Habit drummer A.J. Edwards, shows his face…his handsome, unforgettable face. A.J. is everything Chloe doesn’t want: tattooed, selfish, and all-around bad news. So why can’t she stop thinking about him?
Goody two-shoes Chloe isn’t exactly A.J.’s type, either, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. A.J. will be the first to say he isn’t a saint, but there’s something he’s not saying—something that would devastate Chloe. The only way he can protect her is to push her away, but the drummer finds he needs her now more than ever. When a wedding-day confrontation reveals secrets they’re both hiding, will Chloe and A.J. ever find their rhythm again?.

Check out my Review Here

How are your challenges going so far?