COYER: Summer Reading List Sign up

  1. Challenge starts on June 17th Midnight (your time zone) and ends September 8th. Review link closes on September 9th.
  2. You can read any format of book; Ebook, Physical, Audio, KU, Library, Borrowed, etc.
  3. You must create a sign-up post anytime between now and August 1st on blog, goodreads, fb, google+, etc.Yes, that means you can sign up until August 1st! Make sure to state whether you are doing the regular COYER or the Summer Reading List
  4. You must link that sign-up post below (don’t link to your blog, link to the sign-up post).
  5. You must review books somewhere & link the reviews to the review linky to be eligible for one of the two grand prize giveaways.
  6. If you want to join the Summer Reading List. Make a list in a Goodreads Shelf or your Blog of 30 books that you want to read. You must pick 30 and you must link it in your sign-up. This is your summer reading list (you do NOT have to read all 30 books, don’t panic) (the books added to your list must be books that you already have)
  7. You have from now until June 17th to make the list, when COYER starts you can not change the list. For every 5 books you read, you can add 5 more to the list (this is for all you mood readers). You can read as much as you want from the list. If you only read one, that is totally fine you can enter the giveaway at the end stating you only read one.
  8. The last grand prize giveaway will be how many books you read from your list. The giveaway widget will have levels of books with points the more you read from your list the better chance you have at winning.
  9. Have Fun!

I’m taking part in the Reading List side of the challenge, because I feel like otherwise I’ll just procrastinate.  Finding 30 unread books that I have and am in the mood for was more challenging than I expected it to be though!

  1. Goldenhand – Garth Nix
  2. One Dark Throne – Kendare Blake
  3. Avenged – Amy Tintera
  4. The Fate of the Tearling – Erika Johansen
  5. Godblind – Anna Stephens
  6. Lost Boy – Christina Henry
  7. Nevernight – Jay Kristoff
  8. A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin (re-read)
  9. Dumplin’ – Julie Murphy
  10. Rain – Amanda Sun
  11. Storm – Amanda Sun
  12. The Crown’s Game – Evelyn Skye
  13. The Cows – Dawn O’Porter
  14. Dragon Teeth – Michael Crichton
  15. Carve the Mark – Veronica Roth
  16. Seraphina – Rachel Hartman
  17. The Novice – Taran Matharu
  18. Perfect Prey – Helen Fields
  19. Carnivore – Johnathan Lyon
  20. Bee Quest – Dave Goulson
  21. Skin Game – Jim Butcher
  22. The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith
  23. The Obsidian Throne – J.D. Oswald
  24. Blame – Simon Mayo
  25. The Red – Tiffany Reisz
  26. Magonia -Maria Dahvana Headley
  27. Ultraviolet – R.J. Anderson
  28. A Thousand Nights – E.K. Johnston
  29. Ivory Bone – Julie Eshbaugh
  30. Fallout – Gwenda Bond

Can you read a series in a month? Challenge sign up

Because Reading is better than real life
So I love reading books that are part of a series, but like a lot of readers, I don’t always keep up with or finish as many as I would like! Last year I read 25 standalones, out of a total of 105 books, and similarly this year 70% of the books I’ve read so far have been part of a series.  When I saw Berls and Michelle were hosting a challenge to finish a series in a month, I just knew I wanted to join in!  I’ve picked Amanda Sun’s Paper Gods series, because I loved Ink when I first read it, but have never got around to reading the second or third books. I’ve got all three lined up on my kindle ready to go now!

On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they’ll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.

Bookish Resolutions Progress Report – February

The Bookish Resolutions challenge is hosted by Laura @ trips down imagination road and Michelle of Because Reading.

Reading Goals (6)

  1. Finish/catch up with 10 series
    • January: I made progress on 2 series, but haven’t finished any yet.
    • February: Progress on another 2 series, but still none finished.
  2. Read at least 12 manga volumes or graphic novels
    • January: 0
    • February: 2 graphic novels read (Infinity 1 & 2)
  3. Get My NetGalley ratio up to (and then keep it above) 75%
    • January: I hit 75%!
    • February: still at 75%!
  4. Read 100 books
    • January: 9 books read so far
    • February: 18 books read so far
  5. Read 10 books I had on my shelves pre-2017
    • January: Read 4 books from my shelves.
    • February: Read 3 books from my shelves.
  6. Read at least 10 sci-fi books
    • January: 1 sci-fi book read
    • February: no sci-fi 🙁

Blogging Goals (5)

  1. Post a recap every month
  2. Post at least 10 times each month
    • January: 12 posts
    • February: 9 posts
  3. Take part in at least 3 events (bloggiesta, Blog Ahead, readathons etc)
  4. Review at least half the books I read
    • January: Reviews written/scheduled for 6 of 9 books read (66%)
    • February: Reviews written/scheduled for 7 of 18 books read (66%)
  5. By the end of each month have 3 posts scheduled for the following month
    • January: 2 posts scheduled
    • February: 1 post scheduled

Personal Goals (4)

  1. Lose 24lbs +
    • January: 5lbs lost
    • February: +/- 0lbs
  2. Go to the gym/swim/exercise class a total of 104 times in 2017
    • January: 8 runs + 1 gym + 2 classes (11 sessions)
    • February: 10 runs + 1 class (11 sessions)
  3. Train for and complete a 10k
    • January: Weeks 1 & 2 of C210K completed, week 3 started
    • February: Weeks 3, 4 & 5 completed, week 6 started
  4. Catch up on/finish at least 3 TV series
    • January: nothing finished yet, but progress on multiple series!
    • February: Caught up on Orphan Black

Netflix & Books Challenge: February Check-In

A yearly challenge focused on watching television shows we’ve been wanting to get to (both new and old), and reading books we’ve been wanting to read that match some fun challenge prompts. If you choose to, you’ll have the chance to earn points throughout the year.

Books & TV pairs

Orphan X (368 pages) = 30 points

Orphan Black season 4 = 20 points

Book & Show titles share a word: Both contain the word Orphan = 25 bonus points

Infinity Volume 1 (224 pages) = 20 points

Arrow season 1 (episodes 1-18) = no points yet

Book & Show share a premise: Both focus on superheroes! = 25 bonus points

Infinity Volume 2 (256 pages) = 20 points

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 (episodes 1-3) = no points yet

Book & Show titles share a word: Both focus on superheroes, both are about Marvel characters! = 25 bonus points

Game of Thrones (illustrated) (896 pages) = 80 points

Game of Thrones (not watched this year)

Show inspired by a book = 0 bonus points, not watched this year

Other TV watched

Grey’s Anatomy season 5 (incomplete) = no points yet
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 (incomplete) = no points yet
The Crown season 1 (incomplete) = no points yet
Avatar season 1 (complete) = 10 points

Point status

Earned this month: 255
Earned so far this year: 370

Netflix & Books Challenge: January Check-In

A yearly challenge focused on watching television shows we’ve been wanting to get to (both new and old), and reading books we’ve been wanting to read that match some fun challenge prompts. If you choose to, you’ll have the chance to earn points throughout the year.

I haven’t made as much progress as I might have liked on this one, but I’ve made a reasonable start.  Next month I’m hoping to read A Game of Thrones, as well as finish watching Avatar season 1, but no real plans other than that!

Books & TV pairs

One of Us is Lying (368 pages) = 30 points
Pretty Little Liars season 5 = 20 points
Pretty Little Liars season 6 = 20 points

Book & Show have the same trope: The lives of four characters are thrown into chaos after a murder each of them might have had motive to commit, and the four work together to try and figure out what happened. = 25 bonus points

Other TV watched

Nashville Season 4 = 20 points


Earned this month: 115 points
Earned so far this year: 115 points

I think I might have to adjust my goal for the year, which was originally 100 points 😉 I’ll be aiming for 1000 points by the end of the year instead!