Kathy at Books and Munchies has the best monthly challenges. This month, it’s OWNtober. Next month, it’s Remember November – a time to catch up on and/or reevaluate all those bookish goals and challenges you set for yourself earlier this year. You can find her original post here.
I don’t usually set many challenges for myself, so this ought to be an easy post. Hah.
Challenge #1: Goodreads’ Annual Challenge.
Goal: 50 books
Current: 84 books – COMPLETE!
Challenge #2: Clean Up Your TBR Challenge
When I found this challenge, it suggested you pick a year and try to read as many books from that year as you can. I figured, why not start at the beginning with the first year I had any books on my TBR at Goodreads. Plus, there was the additional advantage of only being two books on that list. Hah.
1. Dates from Hell by Kim Harrison, Lyndsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong, and Lori Handeland
2. Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night by various authors, edited by James Patterson
Status: In progress. One of thirty stories read.
From here on out, however, this challenge will be monstrous. Hahaha.
Challenge #3: Clean Up Your Currently Reading Challenge
I have this bad problem of starting books and either not finishing them or moving onto another book before going back. This leaves me with quite an unwieldy ‘currently reading’ list on Goodreads. So, my main focus for November is getting some of these books knocked off the list. I’d like to mark ten off, but I will be happy if I can clear off five.
1. Promise of the Witch King by R. A. Salvatore
2. Mental Floss Presents Forbidden Knowledge: A Wickedly Smart Guide to History’s Naughtiest Bits by Will Pearson
3. Hades’ Daughter by Sara Douglass
4. The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling – I may not ever finish this book. I’ve tried to read it twice and gave up both times. Might try it one last time and if I still can’t get into it, I’m DNF’ing it.
5. The Returned by Jason Mott
6. My Evil Valentine by Debra Webb and others – I’ve read Debra Webb’s story in this anthology because it’s the story of how she became involved with The Player – Eric Spears’ – case. I think I’ve read a second one, too, but gah.
7. Chainfire by Terry Goodkind
8. Light of Day by Jamie M. Saul
9. Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking over the World by Anne Jamison – this was actually really interesting and somehow… it fell by the wayside.
10. If I love You, Am I Trapped Forever? by M. E. Kerr – Hm… this one I actually finished. Why didn’t I ever mark it read?
11. Dog Eat Dog World: Limited Edition Bundle by Hailey Edwards
12. Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
13. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
14. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
15. Heir of the Dog by Hailey Edwards – this is actually part of #11. Probably ought to remove this one.
16. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff – eh, I was excited about this when I started it and it kind of fizzled out.
17. How to Marry a Cowboy/Reckless in Texas by Carolyn Brown and Kari Lynn Dell – picked this back up recently and am enjoying it a lot. Only about 4 chapters into How to Marry a Cowboy but it’s been fun.
18. Every Shattered Dream Part One by T. A. Chase
19. And I Darken by Kiersten White
20. A King of Infinite Space by Tyler Dilts
21. The Cuckoo’s Calling by J. K. Rowling – currently listening in audio. Might take me a bit.
22. Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescus’ Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption by Ion Mihai Pacepa – had to send this back to the library. I knew this man was corrupt AF, but I seriously had no idea how bad it was. It got a bit too heavy and I needed a break.
23. Dodging and Burning by John Copenhaver
24. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany – an ARC via Netgalley that I need to get read and post a review by November 13th. So, it’ll probably be the first I finish.
25. Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night by Various, edited by James Patterson.