2016 Reading Assignment Challenge

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My Official 2016 Reading Assignment Challenge Summary Post



January ramblings:  Not much to say about January.  It was a good reading month in general.  I knew which books I wanted to read for this Reading Assignment and I went for them.  All turned out well.  Big happy smiles all around because they were good, enjoyable selections.


February ramblings:  February was a good month for my Reading Assignment, even if not that great of a month for reading.  Between Cindy Gerard and Jeannie Lin, I think I had a good selection of books to choose from.


March ramblings:  March was surprisingly a really slow reading month, but even so, it was a good month for Reading Assignment books.  I pretty much spent the first two weeks finishing all but one of my Reading Assignment books (even after a slight, unexpected swap-out)... and then proceeded to be lazy for the rest of the month.


First Quarter: COMPLETED

First Quarterly Report Card link upBecause Reading

  • In January:

The Way Home by Cindy Gerard -- 1/4/2016

Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg -- 1/8/2016

The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker -- 1/20/2016

Deadly Strain by Julie Rowe -- 1/24/2016



  • In February:

Running Blind by Cindy Gerard -- 2/7/2016

Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham -- 2/11/2016

Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin -- 2/12/2016

The Green-Eyed Doll by Jerrie Alexander -- 2/25/2016



  • In March:

A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson -- 3/7/2016

Rebel by Amy Tintera -- 3/9/2016

Transparent by Natalie Whipple -- 3/11/2016

The Carriage House by Carla Neggers -- 3/19/2016



See Also: My TBR List for March 2016 Voting // Winning Book




A Summary

After staring at my list and trying to figure out what to pick and choose, I realized that I had put a whole lot more books on my list this year that I really, really want to read than I did last year.  The problem with that is that I'm stuck anticipating the next months to come until I can start reading certain books.  And I tell you, it's a battle keeping myself from diving into some of these books and forgoing the whole "only read the number of books for your level each month" rules for the Reading Assignment challenge, because my reading mood is quite insistent.


It almost makes me want to ditch the whole idea of reading challenges altogether next year.


The first quarter of this Reading Assignment was a good one, full of books I really DID enjoy.  On top of that, I started participating in the My TBR List meme, using it in March to help me choose the last of my required number of books for that month.


Successful quarter?  Oh yeah.  I got an 'A' after all.  Was there ever any doubt my over-achieving ass would settle for less?



A Forecast

Basically, here is a jumble of the books I've sort of chosen for the next quarter.  But things aren't permanent because that elusive reading mood is such a fickle bitch.  Nonetheless:

Where Angels Rest by Kate Brady

Where Evil Waits by Kate Brady

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Mindwalker by A.J. Stieger

Prince Joe by Suzanne Brockmann

Forever Blue by Suzanne Brockmann

Written in Red by Anne Bishop



That's about half plus one of the books needed for one quarter, so I'll be shuffling around the rest of my Reading Assignment list for five more books.  Or maybe I'll throw another My TBR List meme into one of the three months--I'm thinking June might be a good time.




Source: http://anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2016/04/2016-reading-assignment-challenge-first.html