Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Reading Challenges

Time for 2016 Reading Challenges!

2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge

Go HERE to sign up and make a challenge for yourself.

I super failed this one in 2015. So I MUST win this year! Or else!

The A-Z Reading Challenge

I didn't finish this one last year either, so I'm going to really try this year. I would just like to point out how it is always very difficult for me to come up with books for all 26 letters. The hardest was "K" this year!

 An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper
Winter by Marissa Meyer 
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Passenger (Passenger, #1)
by Alexandra Bracken
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Riders by Veronica Rossi

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer
Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris
EXtraction by Stephanie Diaz
The Last Star  by Rick Yancey
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Diversity Reading Challenge

I was hoping to find some great diversity reading challenges for 2016. I haven't yet, but that doesn't mean they're not out there to be found (eventually).
So, for now, I'm just making my own diversity reading challenge. It's really simple: Read more diverse books and review/blog about those books.
So far, these are on my radar (sorry if there are repeats from my A-Z list):

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh

Monstress #1 (Monstress #1) by Marjorie M. Liu (Author), Sana Takeda (Illustrator)


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    1. Thanks AJ! Happy New Year to you too!

  2. YES! Let's BOOK CLUB ALL THESE BOOKS. I really want to read The Girl from Everywhere, Outrun the Moon, The Star-Touched Queen & The Rose and the Dagger. So many great diverse titles out this year ::sigh happiness:: <3 Excited for all the pretties. Happy New Year!

  3. "This finite existence is only a test, son," God Almighty sed to me in my coma. "Beyond thy earthly tempest is where you'll find corpulent eloquence" (paraphrased). Lemme tella youse without d'New Joisey accent...

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET any moe curly, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs when my beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girl passed-away at 17.

    Find-out where we went on our journey far, far away like the symbiotically, synonyMOUSEs which creep across thy brain bringing U.S. together done in sardonic satires.

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3

    Here's also what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go git'm, girl. You're incredible.
    See you Upstairs...
    I won't be joining'm in the nasty Abyss where Isis prowls

    PS Need some uncommon, unique, uncivilized names? Lemme gonna gitcha started:

    Oak Woods, Athena Noble, Autumn Rose, Faith Bishop, Dolly Martin, Willow Rhodes, Cocoa Major, China Stone, Bullwark Burnhart, Magnus Wilde, Kardiak Arrest, Will Wright, Goldy Silvers, Sophie Sharp, Gloria Hood, Violet Snow, Lizzy Roach, BoxxaRoxx, Aunty Dotey, Romero Stark, Zachariah Neptoon, Turkey Yankee, Mercurio Morrissey, Fritz & Felix Yates (<-- brothers, Czech republic near Germany), Mortimer Victor, Isabella Kennedy, Redding Rust...

    God blessa youse
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL