Challenge Update – July

Posted 31 July, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Challenges / 9 Comments

If you follow my blog, you know I participate in several challenges, and sadly, I forgot to do an update post for June… I’m not forgetting for July, though, so here we go!

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2015 Reading Assignment Challenge Update – July

For the Reading Assignment Challenge, I challenged myself to read 48 books – four each month – of books I’ve had on my kindle for a while. This is the only challenge where I have decided in advance which books I will read this year, and so, now it’s starting to get harder. However, I’m happy to share that I am on track with this challenge, I have used no bonuses or anything, four books from my list every month, and these are the books I’ve read and reviewed for June and July:

  1. Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris
  2. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  3. Married Lovers by Jackie Collins
  4. Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers
  5. Devil’s Punch by Ann Aguirre
  6. Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance
  7. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  8. Rapture by J.R. Ward

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2015 New Release Challenge Update – July

This is a challenge I host with Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My! As I often buy new releases, and am lucky enough to get quite a few eARCs every year, I figured I needed a challenge to stay on track with new releases as well. I have signed myself up as a new release enthusiast, which means 45+ books, and I want to reach 100 for 2015. So far, I have read and reviewed 71 new releases, so I’m definitely on track here as well. These are the books that count for June and July :

  1. Becoming Rain by K. A. Tucker
  2. Zack by Sawyer Bennett
  3. Rogue by Julie Kagawa
  4. Protective Instinct by Katie Reus
  5. A SEAL’s Pleasure by Tawny Weber
  6. Lawless in Leather by Melanie Scott
  7. Can’t Always Get What You Want by Chelsey Krause
  8. Bad Ex Karma by Donna Cummings
  9. Paperweight by Meg Haston
  10. My Cowboy Promises by Z.A. Maxfield
  11. Wicked Ride by Rebecca Zanetti
  12. Wasted Lust by J. A. Huss
  13. A Buckhorn Summer by Lori Foster
  14. Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis
  15. Chasing River by K. A. Tucker
  16. Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine
  17. The Major’s Faux Fiancee by Erica Ridley
  18. Sworn to Protect by Katie Reus
  19. Undertow by Michael Buckley
  20. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
  21. The Canterbury Sisters by Kim Wright
  22. The Leveller by Julia Durango
  23. Shades of Treason by Sandy Williams
  24. The Piano Man Project by Kat French
  25. Resonance by Erica O’Rourke
  26. The Veil by Chloe Neill
  27. Never Never Part 2 by Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
  28. Everything You And I Could Have Been If We Weren’t You And I by Albert Espinosa
  29. Trouble on Tap by Avery Flynn
  30. Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly by Patricia Briggs
  31. Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley
  32. Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett
  33. Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
  34. In the Fast Lane by Audra North

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2015 Audiobook Challenge Update – July

I don’t listen to enough audiobooks, and so this challenge is to keep me listening rather than only reading myself. I’ve been off to a very slow start, but I’m starting to pick up speed, I just may make my goal of 12 audiobooks yet. Here are the two titles I’ve listened to in June and July:

  1. Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane
  2. Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

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2015 Bookish Resolutions Challenge Update – July

My resolutions for this challenge are quite simple (but not that simple…) I want to read more of the books I own – not ARCs, but books I’ve purchased, or kindle freebies, or convention titles, and then write reviews! I am always better at writing reviews for my ARCs than I am for the books I have bought. I also want to do more discussion posts – still lagging a bit there, but I have written some this year. Yet another resolution is to listen to more audiobooks. And lastly, to stop smoking. Now, I’m still smoking, but I’m making progress on the other points. Here is a list of my own books that I have read and reviewed in June and July:

  1. The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz
  2. Kodiak’s Claim by Eve Langlais
  3. Angel in Armani by Melanie Scott
  4. Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris
  5. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  6. Enemies on Tap by Avery Flynn
  7. Married Lovers by Jackie Collins
  8. Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers
  9. Hollywood on Tap by Avery Flynn
  10. Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane
  11. Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance
  12. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  13. Rapture by J.R. Ward

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2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge Update – July

This is another challenge to get those books I own off my TBR pile, and read them as well as review them. For June and July, those titles are :

  1. Kodiak’s Claim by Eve Langlais
  2. Angel in Armani by Melanie Scott
  3. Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris
  4. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  5. Enemies on Tap by Avery Flynn
  6. Married Lovers by Jackie Collins
  7. Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers
  8. Hollywood on Tap by Avery Flynn
  9. Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance
  10. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  11. Rapture by J.R. Ward

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2015 LGBT Challenge Update – July

I love diversity in books, and reading stories that have LGBTQ characters is a way to have more diversity both in my books and in my life in general. I’m doing well on this challenge, too, and I have read some amazing books thanks to other participants!Β I’m kind of surprised that only one book is included for this challenge in June and July, but here goes:

  1. My Cowboy Promises by Z.A. Maxfield

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COYER Scavenger Hunt Summer Challenge Update – July

And of course, I’m participating in the Summer COYER challenge. This time around, our wonderful hosts have added a scavenger hunt to make things even more interesting, and I am reading, reviewing, participating in the Facebook group, as well as some Twitter parties. I have challenged myself to read 50 books between June 20th and September 4th, and I’m pretty much on track I think. We are having a great time, and I love that even if the goal is to actually clean our e-readers, we all keep adding more books as well, as we read each other’s reviews πŸ˜‰ Here’s a list of the books I’ve read for COYER so far this summer :

  1. Wasted Lust by J. A. Huss
  2. The Major’s Faux Fiancee by Erica Ridley
  3. Undertow by Michael Buckley
  4. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
  5. The Canterbury Sisters by Kim Wright
  6. The Leveller by Julia Durango
  7. The Piano Man Project by Kat French
  8. Resonance by Erica O’Rourke
  9. The Veil by Chloe Neill
  10. Never Never Part 2 by Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
  11. Everything You And I Could Have Been If We Weren’t You And I by Albert Espinosa
  12. Trouble on Tap by Avery Flynn
  13. Devil’s Punch by Ann Aguirre
  14. Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly by Patricia Briggs
  15. Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley
  16. Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett
  17. Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
  18. In the Fast Lane by Audra North
  19. Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance
  20. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  21. Rapture by J.R. Ward

This became a very long post – sorry about that! Thanks for stopping by anyway πŸ™‚ How are you doing with your challenges? Leave me a link and I’ll check out your challenge updated July post, too.

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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9 responses to “Challenge Update – July

  1. You’re doing well with your challenges. I only signed up for 2 challenges – the Audiobook one and the re-read one. I’m a little behind on my audiobook one, but not much. I’m glad you’re getting into audiobooks. I just LOVE them!

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