#ARCAugust Midpoint Check-in

It’s just past the midway point of this year’s ARC August, and since I didn’t do an introduction post on my blog (but I did do a TBR on my Booktube channel!) I wanted to update you all on how I’m doing. If you’re taking part in ARC August, let me know in the comments below and we can cheer each other on!

As you can see, I’m slightly behind where I would like to be by this point in the month. I definitely need to work on The Smoke Thieves, and I’ll then be prioritising Kingdom of Souls and War Girls (not in the graphic because this is the OG image). If I manage to get through at least those then I’ll be happy! Once those are done, I’ll be reading whatever I feel like, which perhaps includes some ARCs that aren’t on this list. The reason for choosing these backlist titles in particular (Renegades, The Edge of Everything, The Smoke Thieves, Ash Princess) is that I want to recap the books for Recaptains, and so I need to actually read them first. I’ve got faith that I can manage at least a couple of them, especially because I have a holiday coming up towards the end of the month during which I’m planning on cramming in a lot of reading.

How are you doing this month? Have your TBR lists changed at all since you put them together? I’ll be back at the start of September to let you all know how I got on.

2018 Reading Challenges

2018 reading challenges

I used to go a little bit crazy with the reading challenges, but as the years have gone on my life has gotten busier and I don’t have the time to dedicate to reading like I once did. Despite that, I’d still like to take part in a few challenges other than the usual Goodreads Challenge (I’m aiming for 5 books. lol.) and I figured I’d share which ones I’m doing!

A to Z Reading Challenge


This challenge is a popular one that has been around for years. I’ve not taken part before, but I’ve decided that I own enough books now that I can realistically take part without spending any more money on books to fill in the letters. I’ve dedicated an entire shelf to this challenge and I’m really looking forward to trying it out!

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2016 Reading Challenges


This year I’ve gone a bit crazy with the challenges. For the past couple of years I’ve not done too many, but now I’ve signed up for a bunch of them. Just because. So I thought I would share them with you. Which challenges are you taking part in?


A Series A Month

I love binge-reading series but I rarely get the chance to do so. The last time I properly did it was for Vampire Academy back in 2011. I thought this challenge would give me some motivation, although it’s difficult to know which ones I’ll be reading because I don’t know if I’m going to enjoy the first book.


Gallagher Girls
The Powder Mage
Throne of Glass (reread)
Women of the Otherworld
Ruby Red
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Goodreads Awards Challenge 2016: Announcement and Sign Ups

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 1st annual Hunger Games Goodreads Awards Challenge! Earlier in November, I had a brainwave. Everyone was voting like crazy for the first round of the Goodreads Choice Awards and then there was me, who had read hardly any of the nominees and had no clue what to vote for. And this happens to me every single year. So I decided to fix it. Throughout the course of 2016, I will be attempting to read as many of 2015’s Goodreads Awards nominees as possible, and I want you to join me! Continue reading

2015 Challenges

It’s the New Year and that means it’s finally time to start our 2015 reading challenges! This is my favourite part of the year, no question. The rest of the year simply can’t match up to the excitement I feel over dusting off all of my bookshelves, pages, bookmarks, and preparing them for a fresh start with new challenges.

This year I’ll be taking part in four challenges. One is the same as last year, one is very similar to last year, and the other two are new to me for 2015. How exciting!

Read 100 Books Challenge

Also known as the Goodreads challenge but I will do this with or without Goodreads so I don’t like to call it that. In 2015, I will be aiming to read 100 books. Novellas, graphic novels, and books for school all count towards this. It’s going to be a bit of a struggle this year because I will be studying for an A Level as well as doing quite a bit of travelling and working full time, but I think I can do it.

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