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Thursday, December 26, 2013

2014 Reading Goals

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2014 Reading Goal

For the last couple of years I’ve joined various challenges around the internet with every intention of keeping up on them as well as checking in each month. Without fail, I never seem to do that. I do tend to keep up a tally on my blog of my challenge goals but I rarely make it back to the host site to check in. There are also challenges that I join and then fail at miserably but not reading the books. So this year I decided to change things up a bit. Rather than join internet challenges I’m challenging myself to read books that fit into certain categories. As I would also like to read 150 books this year I’ve set this up so that one book can only count towards one category. This may change at the end of the year if I am not going to hit 150 books, but as of now that is my plan. If I read more than 150 books then I’ll add those titles to an appropriate category. The categories for my 2014 Reading Goals are as follows:

Category 1


Category 1: Read Twelve Middle Grade Books

 

  1. I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora
  2. Cinderella Stays Late (Grimmtastic Girls, Book 1) by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
  3. Red Riding Hood Gets Lost (Grimmtastic Girls, Book 2) by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
  4. The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddingfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
  5. The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle (League of Princes, Book 2) by Christopher Healy (Audio)
  6. TBD
  7. TBD
  8. TBD
  9. TBD
  10. TBD
  11. TBD
  12. TBD

 

Category2

 

Category 2: Read Twelve Young Adult Books

  1. Split Second (Pivot Point, Book 2) by Kasie West
  2. Death Sworn (Death Sworn, Book 1) by Leah Cypess
  3. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  4. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  5. The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
  6. Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts and Revenge, Book 1) by Katie Finn
  7. Bliggest Flirts (Superlatives, Book 1) by Jennifer Echols
  8. Red at Night by Katie McGarry
  9. Breathe, Annie, Breathe (Thousand Oaks, Book 5) by Miranda Kenneally)
  10. The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass, Books 0.1 to 0.5) by Sarah J. Maas
  11. Forget Me by K.A. Harrington
  12. Made by You by Melissa Marr
  13. Poisoned Apples by Christine Hepperman
  14. The Perilous Sea (Elemental Trilogy, Book 2) by Sherry Thomas
  15. The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

 

Category 3

 

Category 3: Read Twelve New Adult Books

  1. A Little Too Hot (A Little Too Far, Book 3) by Lisa Desrochers
  2. Tyler and Stella (Tattoo Thief, Book 2) by Heidi Joy Tretheway
  3. The Hazards of a One Night Stand (Hazards, Book 2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
  4. Some Like it Wild (The Wild Ones, Book 2) by M. Leighton
  5. Running Back (New York Leopards, Book 2) by Allison Parr
  6. Imaginary Lines (New York Leopards, Book 3) by Allison Parr
  7. Breakable (Contours of the Heart, Book 2) by Tammara Webber
  8. All Lined Up (Rusk University, Book 1) by Cora Carmack
  9. Before You Break (Between Breaths, Book 2) by Christina Lee
  10. Whisper to Me (Between Breaths, Book 3) by Christina Lee
  11. Until We Fly (Beautifully Broken, Book 4) by Courtney Cole
  12. Revenge Bound (Tattoo Thief, Book 3) by Heidi Joy Tretheway
  13. All Broke Down (Rusk University, Book 2) by Cora Carmack

 

Category4


Category 4: Read Twelve Adult Books

  1. Fighting Love (Love to the Extreme, Book 2) by Abby Niles
  2. Hard As It Gets (Hard Ink, Book 1) by Laura Kaye
  3. Do or Die (Reluctant Heroes, Book 1) by Suzanne Brockmann)
  4. Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson, Book 6) by Darynda Jones
  5. Seven Day Fiance (Love and Games, Book 2) by Rachel Harris
  6. Accidentally Married on Purpose (Love and Games, Book 3) by Rachel Harris
  7. Things Good Girls Don’t Do (Rock Canyon Romance, Book 1) by Codi Gary
  8. Good Girls Don’t Date Rock Stars (Rock Canyon Romance, Book 2) by Codi Gary
  9. Bad Girls Don’t Marry Marines (Rock Canyon Romance, Book 3) by Codi Gary
  10. Between the Sheets (Boys of Bishop, Book 3) by Mollie O’Keefe
  11. Owning Her Innocence by Alexa Riley
  12. Fanning the Flames (Jackson: Girls Night Out, Book 0.5) by Victoria Dahl
  13. Blitzing Emily (Love & Football, Book 1) by Julie Brannagh
  14. Catching Cameron (Love & Football, Book 3) by Julie Brannagh
  15. Love the One You’re With (Sex, Love & Siletto, Book 2) by Lauren Layne

 

Category 5


Category 5: Listen to Twelve Audiobooks

  1. Red Glove (Curse Workers, Book 2) by Holly Black
  2. Black Heart (Curse Workers, Book 3) by Holly Black
  3. Also Known As (Also Known As, Book 1) by Robin Benway
  4. Going Rogue (Also Known As, Book 2) by Robin Benway
  5. The Thousand Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, Book 1) by Rob Thomas
  6. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book 3) by Laini Taylor
  7. Level 2 / The Memory of After (Memory Chronicles, Book 1) by Lenore Applehans
  8. The Winner’s Curse (Winner’s Trilogy, Book 1) by Marie Rutkoski
  9. Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
  10. The Burning Sky (Elemental Trilogy, Book 1) by Sherry Thomas
  11. TBD
  12. TBD

 

Category 6


Category 6: Read Twelve Netgalley Books

  1. 16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
  2. Believe (True Believers, Book 3) by Erin McCarthy
  3. Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
  4. The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, Book 3) by Julie Kagawa
  5. Play (Stage Dive, Book 2) by Kylie Scott
  6. Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
  7. Before We Fall (Beautifully Broken, Book 3) by Courtney Cole
  8. Shatter (True Believers, Book 4) by Erin McCarthy
  9. Reborn (Altered, Book 3) by Jennifer Rush
  10. I Want it That Way (2B Trilogy, Book 1) by Ann Aguirre
  11. Playing it Close (London Legends, Book 2) by Kat Latham
  12. Promise Me This (Between Breaths, Book 4) by Christina Lee

 

Category 7


Category 7: Read Twelve Edelweiss Books

  1. The Geography of Me and You by Jennifer E. Smith
  2. On the Fence by Kasie West
  3. Hard As You Can (Hard Ink, Book 2) by Laura Kaye
  4. Recklessly Royal (Suddenly, Book 2) by Nichole Chase
  5. Rule (Marked Men, Book 1) by Jay Crownover
  6. Jet (Marked Men, Book 2) by Jay Crownover
  7. Rome (Marked Men, Book 3) by Jay Crownover
  8. Nash (Marked Men, Book 4) by Jay Cownover
  9. Better When He’s Bad (Welcome to the Point, Book 1) by Jay Crownover
  10. Hard to Hold On To (Hard Ink, Book 2.5) by Laura Kaye
  11. Rushing Amy (Love & Football, Book 2) by Julie Brannagh
  12. Covering Kendall (Love & Football, Book 4) by Julie Brannah
  13. Through to You by Lauren Barnholt

 

Category 8


Category 8: Read Twelve Books I’ve Purchased

  1. Tattoo Thief (Tattoo Thief, Book 1) by Heidi Joy Tretheway
  2. Wild Child (Wild Ones, Book 1.5) by M. Leighton
  3. No Place Like Oz (Dorothy Must Die, Book 0.5) by Danielle Paige
  4. Suddenly Royal (Suddenly, Book 1) by Nichole Chase
  5. Lick (Stage Dive, Book 1) by Kylie Scott
  6. Teaching Roman (Good Girls Don’t, Book 2) by Gennifer Albin
  7. Lead (Stage Dive, Book 3) by Kylie Scott
  8. Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey
  9. Tied with Me (With Me in Seattle, Book 6) by Kristen Proby
  10. Breathe with Me (With Me in Seattle, Book 7) by Kristen Proby
  11. Rowdy (Marked Men, Book 5) by Jay Crownover
  12. Blonde Date (Ivy Years, Book 2.5) by Sarina Bowen

 

Category 9


Category 9: Read Twelve Books Released Before 2013

  1. Scarlet (Scarlet, Book 1) by AC Gaughen
  2. Diverse Energies Anthology
  3. What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton
  4. The Bride by Julie Garwood
  5. Sugar Daddy (Travises, Book 1) by Lisa Kleypas
  6. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, Book 1) by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, Book 1) by Megan McCafferty
  8. Where She Went (If I Stay, Book 2) by Gayle Forman
  9. The Thief (Queen’s Thief, Book 1) by Megan Whalen Turner
  10. TBD
  11. TBD
  12. TBD

 

Category 10


Category 10: Read Twelve Books by Male Authors

(Full book, not a co-author)

  1. Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
  2. Cruel Summer by James Dawson
  3. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
  4. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive, Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson (Audio)
  5. Walking Dead Volume 4: The Heart’s Desire by Robert Kirkman
  6. The Martian by Andy Weir
  7. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  8. The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdamn (Good Thief’s Guide, Book 1) by Chris Ewan (Audio)
  9. Brusier by Neal Shusterman (Audio)
  10. Horrorstor by Gray Hendrix
  11. Unstrung (Unwind, Book 2.5) by Neal Shusterman
  12. TBD

 

Category 11


Category 11: Read Twelve Books Recommended by Others

(If you have a book you really want me to read, the fill out this form.)

  1. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  2. All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterday’s Book 1) by Cristin Terrill
  3. Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, Book 1) by K.A. Tucker
  4. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, Book 2) by Sarah J. Maas
  5. My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
  6. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
  7. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
  8. Famous in Love (Famous in Love, Book 1) by Rebecca Serle
  9. Just One Night (Sex, Love & Stiletto, Book 3) by Lauren Layne
  10. The Year We Hid Away (Ivy Years, Book 2) by Sarina Bowen
  11. The Understatement of the Year (Ivy Years, Book 3) by Sarina Bowen
  12. TBD

 

Category 12


Category 12: Read Twelve 2014 Debut Authors

(Can be MG, NA, YA, or Adult)

  1. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
  2. Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
  3. Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington
  4. Half Bad (Half Life, Book 1) by Sally Green
  5. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
  6. Something Real by Heather Demetrios
  7. Far From You by Tess Sharpe
  8. Her Dark Places (The Sutton Files, Book 1) by Kelly Killarney
  9. Fall With Me by Julie Particka
  10. Loop (Loop, Book 1) by Karen Akins
  11. The Year We Fell Down (Ivy Years, Book 1) by Sarina Bowen
  12. Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, Book 1) by Sara Raasch

 

Category 13


The Filler – to get me to 150 unique reads

  1. Read one classic:
  2. Read one foreign book (i.e. a book not published in US):
  3. Read one series ending book: Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, Book 3) by Stephanie Perkins
  4. Read one series beginning book: The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
  5. Read one non-fiction book:
  6. Read one epic book (i.e. a book over 500 pgs):

 

2014 Reading Goal


Overall Goal – Read 150+ Books in
2014
(Order of books read in 2014)

  1. Fighting Love (Love to the Extreme, Book 2) by Abby Niles
  2. Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
  3. Believe (True Believers, Book 3) by Erin McCarthy
  4. A Little Too Hot (A Little to Far, Book 3) by Lisa Desrochers
  5. Red Glove (Curse Workers, Book 2) by Holly Black (Audio)
  6. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
  7. Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
  8. Black Heart (Curse Workers, Book 3) by Holly Black (Audio)
  9. Cruel Summer by James Dawson
  10. 16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
  11. Tattoo Thief (Tattoo Thief, Book 1) by Heidi Joy Tretheway
  12. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
  13. Tyler and Stella (Tattoo Thief, Book 2) by Heidi Joy Tretheway
  14. Also Known As (Also Known As, Book 1) by Robin Benway
  15. Wild Child (Wild Ones, Book 1.5) by M. Leighton
  16. Hard As It Gets (Hard Ink, Book 1) by Laura Kaye
  17. On the Fence by Kasie West
  18. Hard As You Can (Hard Ink, Book 2) by Laura Kaye
  19. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
  20. Split Second (Pivot Point, Book 2) by Kasie West
  21. I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora
  22. Going Rogue (Also Known As, Book 2) by Robin Benway
  23. The Hazards of a One Night Stand (Hazards, Book 2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
  24. Death Sworn (Death Sworn, Book 1) by Leah Cypess
  25. Cinderella Stays Late (Grimmtastic Girls, Book 1) by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
  26. Some Like it Wild (The Wild Ones, Book 2) by M. Leighton
  27. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  28. No Place Like Oz (Dorothy Must Die, Book 0.5) by Danielle Paige
  29. Suddenly Royal (Suddenly, Book 1) by Nichole Chase
  30. Recklessly Royal (Suddenly, Book 2) by Nichole Chase
  31. Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
  32. Red Riding Hood Gets Lost (Grimmtastic Girls, Book 2) by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
  33. Scarlet (Scarlet, Book 1) by AC Gaughen
  34. Running Back (New York Leopards, Book 2) by Allison Parr
  35. Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington
  36. The Bride by Julie Garwood
  37. Diverse Energies Anthology
  38. Rule (Marked Men, Book 1) by Jay Crownover
  39. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive, Book 1) by Brandon Sorenson
  40. Jet (Marked Men, Book 2) by Jay Crownover
  41. Walking Dead Volume 4: The Heart’s Desire by Robert Kirkman
  42. Rome (Marked Men, Book 3) by Jay Crownover
  43. The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, Book 3) by Julie Kagawa
  44. Nash (Marked Men, Book 4) by Jay Crownover
  45. Lick (Stage Dive, Book 1) by Kylie Scott
  46. Play (Stage Dive, Book 2) by Kylie Scott
  47. Imaginary Lines (New York Leopards, Book 3) by Allison Parr
  48. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  49. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  50. What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton
  51. The Thousand Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, Book 1) by Rob Thomas
  52. The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
  53. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone) by Laini Taylor
  54. Do or Die (Reluctant Heroes, Book 1) by Suzanne Brockmann
  55. Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
  56. Half Bad (Half Life, Book 1) by Sally Green
  57. Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge, Book 1) by Katie Finn
  58. Biggest Flirts (Superlatives, Book 1) by Jennifer Echols
  59. Breakable (Contours of the Heart, Book 2) by Tammara Webber
  60. The Memory of After / Level 2 (Memory Chronicles, Book 1) by Lenore Applehans
  61. All Lined Up (Rusk University) by Cora Carmack
  62. Before You Break (Between Breaths, Book 2) by Christina Lee
  63. Whisper to Me (Between Breaths, Book 3) by Christina Lee
  64. The Martian by Andy Weir
  65. All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays, Book 1) by Cristin Terrill
  66. Better When He’s Bad (Welcome to the Point, Book 1) by Jay Crownover
  67. Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charlie Davidson, Book 6) by Darynda Jones
  68. Red at Night by Katie McGarry
  69. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
  70. Breathe, Annie, Breathe (Thousand Oaks, Book 5) by Miranda Kenneally
  71. Sugar Daddy (Travis Family, Book 1) by Lisa Kleypas
  72. Something Real by Heather Demetrios
  73. Far From You by Tess Sharpe
  74. Her Dark Places (The Sutton Files, Book 1) by Kelly Killarney
  75. Before We Fall (Beautifully Broken, Book 3) by Courtney Cole
  76. Fall with Me by Julie Particka
  77. Seven Day Fiance (Love and Games, Book 2) by Rachel Harris
  78. Accidentally Married on Purpose (Love and Games, Book 3) by Rachel Harris
  79. Shatter (True Believers, Book 4) by Erin McCarthy
  80. The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass, Book 0.1 to 0.5) by Sarah J. Maas
  81. Until We Fly (Beautifully Broken, Book 4) by Courtney Cole
  82. Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, Book 3) by Stephanie Perkins

 

Reading the Alphabet

 

Reading the Alphabet
(To try to read a book by an author with a last name that fills every letter of the alphabet, this will not be “won” but can be fun to track. I do this every year but this is the first time I’m posting it on my blog.)

Acampora, Paul – I Kill the Mockingbird
Applehans, Lenore – The Memory of After (Level 2)

Benway, Robin – Also Known As // Going Rogue
Black, Holly – Black Heart // Red Glove
Brockmann, Suzanne – Do or Die
Brown, Jennifer – Torn Away

Carmack, Cora – All Lined Up
Chase, Nichole – Recklessly Royal // Suddenly Royal
Clayton, Colleen – What Happens Next
Cole, Courtney – Before We Fall // Until We Fly
Crownover, Jay – Better When He’s Bad // Jet // Nash // Rome // Rule
Cypess, Leah – Death Sworn

Dawson, James – Cruel Summer
Demetrios, Heather – Something Real
Desrochers, Lisa – A Little Too Hot

Echols, Jennifer – Biggest Flirts
Eulberg, Elizabeth – Better Off Friends

Finn, Katie – Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend
Fitzpatrick, Huntley – What I Thought Was True

Garwood, Julie – The Bride
Gaughen, AC – Scarlet
Green, Sally – Half Bad
Gurtler, Janet – 16 Things I Thought Were True

Harris, Rachel – Accidentally Married on Purpose // Seven Day Fiance
Holub, Joan – Cinderella Stays Late // Red Riding Hood Gets Lost

I

Ivy, Alyssa Rose – The Hazards of a One Night Stand

J

Jones, Darynda – Sixth Grave of the Edge

K

Kagawa, Julie – The Forever Song
Kaye, Laura – Hard As It Gets // Hard As You Can
Kenneally, Miranda – Breathe, Annie, Breathe
Killarney, Kelly – Her Dark Places
Kleypas, Lisa – Sugar Daddy
Kirkman, Robert – Walking Dead Vol. 4

L

Leavitt, Lindsey – The Chapel Wars
Lee, Christina – Before You Break // Whisper to Me 
Leighton, M. – Some Like it Wild // Wild Child
Lord, Emery – Open Road Summer

M

McCarthy, Erin – Believe // Shatter
McGarry, Katie – Red at Night
Maas, Sarah J – The Assassin’s Blade
Marchetta, Melina – Jellicoe Road
Matson, Morgan – Since You’ve Been Gone

N

Niles, Abby – Fighting Love

O

P

Paige, Danielle – No Place Like Oz
Parr, Allison – Imaginary Lines // Running Back 
Particka, Julie – Fall with Me
Perkins, Stephanie – Isla and the Happily Ever After

Q

R

S

Sanderson, Brandon – The Way of Kings
Scott, Kylie – Lick // Play
Sharpe, Tess – Far From You
Stevens, Courtney C – Faking Normal
Smith, Jennifer E. – The Geography of Me and You
Smith, Andrew – Grasshopper Jungle
Stokes, Paula – The Art of Lainey

T

Talkington, Amy – Liv, Forever
Taylor, Laini – Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Terrill, Cristin – All Our Yesterdays
Thomas, Rob – The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
Tretheway, Heidi Joy – Tattoo Thief // Tyler & Stella

U

V

Vaughan, Brian K. – Saga Volume 2

W

Webber, Tammara – Breakable
Weir, Andy – The Martian
West, Kasie – On the Fence // Split Second
Williams, Suzanne – Cinderella Stays Late // Red Riding Hood Gets Lost

X

(If you know any authors with a last name that begins with X then let me know)

Y

Z

 

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6 Responses to “2014 Reading Goals”

  1. Vivien

    I haven’t broken down books like this yet. Maybe I should this year. But it feels so daunting!

  2. David

    I’m so impressed with all your goals! I gave up on goals like this a couple of years ago, as I didn’t like feeling I had to read certain books to fill certain categories, but my hat’s off to anybody that does it!

    As far as an author with a last name with X, Sky Burial by Xinran is counted as part of Penguin’s Drop Caps Series, so maybe you could use that one? I think it could also double as your non-fiction selection!

  3. Kierra

    Whoa! I wish I could be as good as you at keeping up with your goals. I haven’t ever divided up my reading goals such as this, but I should, since I’m trying to expand my reading horizons.

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