Monday, December 29, 2014

2015 Reading Challenges

I've never participated in any reading challenges before and this year I've decided to participate in six! I might be biting off more than I can chew but that's the whole point of a challenge. I'm not only doing this to try to read more books in 2015 but to also connect with the larger reading community online.

1. Goodreads Reading Challenge

In 2015, I am pledging on Goodreads to read at least 200 books.

2. POPSUGAR 2015 Reading Challenge

The PopSugar 2015 Reading Challenge is a checklist with 50 different book categories you can check off as you go. (Example: A book with more than 500 pages.) No specific titles are listed. You can find the list here.

3. The Book Riot 2015 Reading Challenge

This reading challenge is very similar to the PopSugar challenge. It's a list of different reading tasks instead of a list of specific books. For example, one challenge is to read a book published by an indie press. You can find the list here.

4. The Gothic Challenge

This challenge is being hosted by Books Under the Bed. There are different challenges with different numbers of books to read, as well as monthly read-a-longs featuring a specific book in the Gothic genre. I will be doing Challenge 2: 10 books. And to make it easier on myself (since I'm taking on other reading challenges) I will stick to reading the books featured in the monthly read-a-longs. You can find the full details of the challenge here.

5. Fairytale Challenge

The Daily Prophecy

This challenge is being hosted by The Daily Prophecy. The challenge is to read fairytale retellings. There are six different levels to choose from based on the number of books you plan on reading. I will be aiming for the Magic Mirror level: 9 books. You can find the challenge here.

6. Books to Screen Challenge

This isn't an official challenge, just one I'm doing for myself. I am challenging myself to read all the books that are being turned into movies this year. My list will come from where they have a feature called Books to Screen. Every month they publish a list of every movie coming to theaters that is based on a book. I'm not going to be able to see every movie in theaters - a lot of the movies, I'll be waiting for the DVD. If you want to do this challenge yourself or are doing a similar challenge, here's a link to the list.

So those are my reading challenges! I am going to allow some of my challenges to overlap with each other, like the PopSugar and Book Riot challenges. But I'm still going to be reading a ton of books! I am so excited to participate in these challenges. I'd love to hear what reading challenges other readers are participating in. Let me know in the comments below and have a wonderful reading year!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reading Wish List 2015

There are so many great books coming out in 2015! Below, are just a select few that are at the top of my TBR list. I'm just going to reveal the covers and will go into more detail in my monthly Wish Lists in the year to come. Release dates and cover art are subject to change.


Ensnared (Splintered #3) by A.G. Howard
Ensnared (Splintered, #3)

(January 6)

Firefight (Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson
Firefight (Reckoners, #2)

(January 6)

Golden Son (Red Rising Trilogy #2) by Pierce Brown
Golden Son (Red Rising Trilogy, #2)

(January 13)

The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #2) by Brian Staveley
The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #2)

(January 13)

The Just City by Jo Walton
The Just City

(January 13)

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

(January 27)

A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter #3) by Megan Sherpherd
A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter, #3)

(January 27)

The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon
The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2)

(January 27)

The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
The Last Leaves Falling

(January 29)


Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

(February 3)

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
The Glass Arrow

(February 10)

Red Queen (Red Queen Trilogy #1) by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

(February 10)

A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1)

(February 24)

The Sin Eater's Daughter (The Sin Eater's Daughter #1) by Melinda Salisbury
The Sin Eater's Daughter

(February 24)


The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)

(March 3)

Death Marked (Death Sworn #2) by Leah Cypress
Death Marked (Death Sworn, #2)

(March 3)

Burning Kingdoms (The Internment Chronicles #2) by Lauren DeStefano
Burning Kingdoms (Internment Chronicles, #2)

(March 10)

Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman
Shadow Scale (Seraphina, #2)

(March 10)

Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy #2) by Sally Green
Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy, #2)

(March 24)

The Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoir by Lady Trent #3) by Marie Brennan
The Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoir by Lady Trent, #3)

(March 31)

The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2) by Danielle Paige
The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die, #2)

(March 31)


Empire of Night (Age of Legends #2) by Kelley Armstrong
Empire of Night (Age of Legends, #2)

(April 7)

The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty #1) by Ken Liu
The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty #1)

(April 7)

Invisible Monsters (Talker 25 #2) by Joshua McCune
Invisible Monsters (Talker 25, #2)

(April 21)

Rogue (Talon #2) by Julie Kagawa
Rogue (Talon, #2)

(April 28)

Rook by Sharon Cameron

(April 28)

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

(April 28)

The Girl at Midnight  (The Girl at Midnight #1) by Melissa Grey
The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight, #1)

(April 28)


The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass
The Heir (The Selection #4)

(May 5)

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Crimson Bound

(May 5)

A Court of Thorn and Roses (A Court of Thorn and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

(May 5)

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

(May 12)

Dangerous Deception (Dangerous Creatures #2) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Dangerous Deception (Dangerous Creatures, #2)

(May 19)


Nemesis Games (Expanse #5) by James S.A. Corey
Nemesis Games (Expanse, #5)

(June 2)

The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2) by Erika Johansen

(June 9)

To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix
To Hold the Bridge

(June 9)


The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin
The Fifth Season

(August 4)

The Spider's War (The Dagger and the Coin #5) by Daniel Abraham
The Spider's War (The Dagger and the Coin, #5)

(August 4)


Throne of Glass #4 by Sarah J. Maas

(September 10)

Lady Artifices (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare



The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)

(October 6)

Six of Crows (The Dregs #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows (The Dregs, #1)

(October 8)


Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

(November 24)


The Racket by John Green

(December 31)

Publishing Date To Be Determined

Dark Reading Matter (Thursday Next #8) by Jasper Fforde

Tiger's Dream (The Tiger Saga #5) by Colleen Houck
Tiger's Dream (The Tiger Saga, #5)

League of Dragons (Temeraire #9) by Naomi Novik

Skybreaker (The Stormlight Archive #3) by Brandon Sanderson