2020 Beat the Backlist June Update

It’s been a little while since I’ve done an update on any of my challenges, so I am going to try to get on top of that. The updates help motivate me on things I’d like to accomplish. I was doing all my updates in just 2 posts each month, but those posts would be quite long now. So, this post is dedicated just to my Beat the Backlist Challenge.


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Mar. 2020 Challenges Update ~ Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my February challenge updates! Yesterday I shared Part 1, which you can check out HERE. I hope you and your loved ones are doing well today. I’m choosing to focus on my blessings rather than what’s wrong. I really have so very much to be thankful for! One of those things is, of course, BOOKS! I know so many of you are struggling with finding a book that you can actually get lost in right now, and I get it. But, thanks to Tanya (again. LOL!) at Girl Plus Books, I got completely lost in Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda last night/this morning. And I mean ALL NIGHT LONG! I got abt 2 hrs of sleep. So not good when I need to be keeping my body as healthy as possible. But, it was a fantastic escape! Obviously I couldn’t put it down. So, if you need a book to get lost in, I definitely recommend it! I just don’t recommend picking it up right before midnight like I did….

Now let’s see how I’m doing with the rest of my challenges.

Wizarding World Tour 2020 Reading Challenge

Beauxbatons 3/7
Read a book from a series with six or more books or the sixth book on your TBR – Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Read a book with blue on the cover – Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Read a book where a character breaks the law – Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen
Castelobruxo 3/7
Read a book that contains a magical creature – A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Read a book with a green dust jacket – The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
Read a book that was translated into your language – The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Durmstrang 5/7
Read a book that involves a secret – Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Read a book related to the cold – Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
Read a book that includes a boat – What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
Read a book with a dark cover – Gus by Kim Holden
Read a book featuring a major combat – Immortal Fire by Annette Marie
Hogwarts 3/7
Read a book involving a train – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Read a book set in multiple locations – Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan
Read a book that’s a guilty pleasure – Wrong by Jana Aston
Ilvermorny 3/7
Read a book published in 2020 – Fighting For Rain by BB Easton
Read a book featuring diversity/inclusivity – The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Read a book with a body part on the cover – The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer
Koldovstoretz 1/7
Read a book set in a palace – Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Mahoutokoro 1/7
Read a book under 150 pages – Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Uagadou 2/7
Read a book with a moon on the cover – Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
Read a book that includes an animal – Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

I had read 24 of the 339 books on the list going into 2020. My goal is to ultimately read them all, but I certainly don’t expect to get that done this year. I just hope to make some progress. And I have so I can count this goal as DONE for the year, but I’ll continue working on it. I’m now at 25/339

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Library Love

 Library Love Challenge is hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Books of My Heart. 

Here are the Levels:

  • Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
  • Library Addict: Read 48 books
  • Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books

I’ll start with the Dewey Decimal level and just see how I progress from there. I will for sure progress beyond the lowest level, but I really don’t have a clue how many library books I read in a year. I want to track that, though, and this’ll help motivate me to keep up with that.

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer
Gus by Kim Holden
Immortal Fire by Annette Marie
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

That’s 7/12 so far.

2020 Newbery Reading Challenge

I’m participating in this challenge more to motivate my kids to pick up some of these books this year. If I’m reading them, then they’ll be a lot more likely to want to read them, too. And there are still a lot of them that I haven’t read yet myself.

These are the levels you can choose from ~

  • L’Engle: 15 – 29 points
  • Spinelli: 30 – 44 points
  • Avi: 45 – 59 points
  • Lowry: 60 – 74 points
  • Konigsburg: 75+ points

Once again, I’ll be going for the lowest level, and I’ll just progress from there as possible.

~ None yet. This is the only one I haven’t made progress on yet, but I hope to rectify that soon!

 

Beat the Backlist 2020

Any genre, any format, any length.
Any book published in 2019 or earlier is fair game.
Re-reads count. And you don’t have to own the book!

I have read a total of 24 backlist titles so far. I’ll refrain from listing them all here. I may just end up turning this one into a separate post next month and share the bingo board.

That wraps up my update on my 2020 Reading Challenges.

Are you making any progress on yours? Or do you avoid challenges like the plague?? LOL!

Happy Reading,

Ali

Mar. 2020 Challenges Update ~ Part 1

Y’all, I am soooo far behind on keeping up with reviews and such this year, and the craziness we’re all living in today just isn’t helping the matter…at all. But that’s okay. I’m going ahead and posting my progress, but it’s not actually up to date as I have more I need to add in, but I figured I’d go ahead and post what I have kept up to date in my records.

Let’s see how I’m doing so far ~


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Feb. 2020 Challenges Update ~ Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my February challenge updates! Yesterday I shared Part 1, which you can check out HERE.

Wizarding World Tour 2020 Reading Challenge

Beauxbatons
Read a book from a series with six or more books or the sixth book on your TBR – Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Read a book where a character breaks the law – Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen
Castelobruxo
Read a book that contains a magical creature – A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Durmstrang
Read a book that involves a secret – Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Read a book related to the cold – Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
Read a book with a dark cover – Gus by Kim Holden
Ilvermorny
Read a book featuring diversity/inclusivity – The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Read a book with a body part on the cover – The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer
Uagadou
Read a book that includes an animal – Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

I have currently read 24 of the 339 books on the list. My goal is to ultimately read them all, but I certainly don’t expect to get that done this year. I just hope to make some progress.

~ None yet

Library Love

 Library Love Challenge is hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Books of My Heart. 

Here are the Levels:

  • Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
  • Library Addict: Read 48 books
  • Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books

I’ll start with the Dewey Decimal level and just see how I progress from there. I will for sure progress beyond the lowest level, but I really don’t have a clue how many library books I read in a year. I want to track that, though, and this’ll help motivate me to keep up with that.

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer
Gus by Kim Holden

That’s 3/12 so far.

2020 Newbery Reading Challenge

I’m participating in this challenge more to motivate my kids to pick up some of these books this year. If I’m reading them, then they’ll be a lot more likely to want to read them, too. And there are still a lot of them that I haven’t read yet myself.

These are the levels you can choose from ~

  • L’Engle: 15 – 29 points
  • Spinelli: 30 – 44 points
  • Avi: 45 – 59 points
  • Lowry: 60 – 74 points
  • Konigsburg: 75+ points

Once again, I’ll be going for the lowest level, and I’ll just progress from there as possible.

~ None yet

 

Beat the Backlist 2020

Any genre, any format, any length.
Any book published in 2019 or earlier is fair game.
Re-reads count. And you don’t have to own the book!

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry
Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen
Gus by Kim Holden
Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie

That wraps up my update on my 2020 Reading Challenges.

Are you making any progress on yours? Or do you avoid challenges like the plague?? LOL!

Happy Reading,

Ali

Feb. 2020 Challenges Update ~ Part 1

Happy Saturday, y’all! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. It’s pretty gloomy here in NW Louisiana, but it’s still been a good day. I’ve been having some great discussions with my besties over A Gentleman in Moscow today.

Now on to my challenges. Let’s see how I’m doing so far ~


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Jan. 2020 Challenges Update ~ Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my January challenge updates! Yesterday I shared Part 1, which you can check out HERE.

Wizarding World Tour 2020 Reading Challenge

Beauxbatons
Read a book where a character breaks the law – Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen
Castelobruxo
Read a book that contains a magical creature – A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Durmstrang
Read a book related to the cold – Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
Ilvermorny
Read a book featuring diversity/inclusivity – The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Uagadou
Read a book that includes an animal – Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

I have currently read 24 of the 339 books on the list. My goal is to ultimately read them all, but I certainly don’t expect to get that done this year. I just hope to make some progress.

~ None yet

Library Love

 Library Love Challenge is hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Books of My Heart. 

Here are the Levels:

  • Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
  • Library Addict: Read 48 books
  • Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books

I’ll start with the Dewey Decimal level and just see how I progress from there. I will for sure progress beyond the lowest level, but I really don’t have a clue how many library books I read in a year. I want to track that, though, and this’ll help motivate me to keep up with that.

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

2020 Newbery Reading Challenge

I’m participating in this challenge more to motivate my kids to pick up some of these books this year. If I’m reading them, then they’ll be a lot more likely to want to read them, too. And there are still a lot of them that I haven’t read yet myself.

These are the levels you can choose from ~

  • L’Engle: 15 – 29 points
  • Spinelli: 30 – 44 points
  • Avi: 45 – 59 points
  • Lowry: 60 – 74 points
  • Konigsburg: 75+ points

Once again, I’ll be going for the lowest level, and I’ll just progress from there as possible.

~ None yet

 

Beat the Backlist 2020

Any genre, any format, any length.
Any book published in 2019 or earlier is fair game.
Re-reads count. And you don’t have to own the book!

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry
Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen

That wraps up my first update on my 2020 Reading Challenges.

Are you making any progress on yours? Or do you avoid challenges like the plague?? LOL!

Happy Reading,

Ali

Jan. 2020 Challenges Update ~ Part 1

I decided to break down my challenge updates each month in the same manner that I signed up for them. Tomorrow Part 2 of my challenge updates will be posted. We’re only just starting the new year, but I still wanted to go ahead and get in the habit of posting these updates in the middle of each month. Let’s see if I’ve made any progress yet.


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2020 Reading Challenges I’m Participating In ~ Part 2

I finally narrowed down the next 5 challenges I plan on tackling in 2020. Is it bad that I want to do them all??? If you missed the Part 1 of this post, check it out HERE.


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