Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Challenge Wrap-Up


2012 is actually coming to a close! This year was the first year I took part of any challenges and I must say it was quite fun! I didn't finish all of them, but hey, it was only my first time. I ended up successfully completing three of the challenges, failing miserably at two, and almost completing one (I was three books away from this one...so close!). Hopefully I'll finish them all next year! Here's how my 2012 challenges ended up going for me :)


My goal for the TBR Pile Reading Challenge was to read 11-20 books and I ended up reading 31! Woo hoo! I think I blew this one out of the water :) Here are the books I read for this challenge...

January: 
1. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

February: 
2. Perks of Being a Wallflower, The by Stephen Chbosky
3. Loves Me, Loves Me Knot by Heidi Betts
4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
5. Illuminated by Erica Orloff

March
6. Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith
7. Wither by Lauren DeStefano

April
8. Fateful by Claudia Gray

May
10. This Is SO Not Happening by Kieran Scott
11. First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky
12. Summer of No Regrets, The by Katherine Grace Bond
13. Getting Over Garret Delaney by Abby McDonald

June
14. Goddess Test, The by Aimee Carter
15. Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti
16. Selection, The by Kiera Cass

July
17. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
18. Apron Anxiety by Alyssa Shelasky
19. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
20. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

August
21. One Day by David Nicholls
22. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
23. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
24. The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt
25. Tangled Up In Love by Heidi Betts

September
None :(

October
26. Juliet Immortal by Stacy Jay

November
None :(

December
28. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
29. Everything Is Going to Be Great by Rachel Shukert
30. Easy by Tamara Webber
31. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan


My goal for the YA Contemporary Challenge was to read 15 or more YA Contemporary novels published in 2012. I ended up reading 28 of them! Another successful challenge! Here's what I read for this one...

January: 
1. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
2. Winter's Kiss: The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols

February: 
3. One That I Want, The by Jennifer Echols
4. Forbidden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James

March
None :(

April
5. In Honor by Jessi Kirby
6. Saving You Saving Me by Kailin Gow
8. Belles by Jen Calonita
9. When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

May
11. This Is SO Not Happening by Kieran Scott
12. First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky 
13. Summer of No Regrets, The by Katherine Grace Bond
14. Getting Over Garret Delaney by Abby McDonald
15. Adorkable by Sarra Manning

June
16. Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

July
17. Reunited by Hilary Graham Weisman
18. Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols
19. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

August
20. Flirting In Italian by Lauren Henderson
21. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
22. The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt
23. Burn For Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

September 
24. Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire

October
25. All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin

November
26. Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

December
27. Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
28. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill


For this challenge, I was supposed to read a book that fit a category of the month. Sadly, I only made it to May for this one. So this one, I failed :(


I'm happy to say that I did AWESOME on this challenge! I was supposed to read over 100 books this year and I ended up reading 130! Yay! Here are all of the books I read this year...

January
1. The Pleasure of Your Kiss by Teresa Medeiros
2. More Than Words Can Say by Robert Barclay
3. Sanctuary Cove by Rochelle Alers
4. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
5. Cera's Place by Elizabeth McKenna
6. Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger
7. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
8. Winter's Kiss: The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols
9. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
10. Iwishicana by Larissa Hinton
11. Secrets of an Accidental Duchess by Jennifer Haymore

February
12. Time Slice by Kerry Downing
13. Anne of Hollywood by Carol Wolper
14. Perks of Being a Wallflower, The by Stephen Chbosky
15. Loves Me, Loves Me Knot by Heidi Betts
16. McTeague by Frank Norris
17. Divergent by Veronica Roth
18. Illuminated by Erica Orloff
19. One That I Want, The by Jennifer Echols
20. Forbidden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James

March
21. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 
22. Duke Is Mine, The by Eloisa James
23. Until Next Time by Amy Lignor
24. Darkness Bound by Stella Cameron
25. With This Kiss by Bella Riley
26. The House Behind the Cedars by Charles Chesnutt
27. Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner
28. Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith
29. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
30. Beloved by Toni Morrison
31. Children of the Gods by Monica Millard
32. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper

April
33. Old Man by William Faulkner
34. Fateful by Claudia Gray
35. Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck 
36. How to Ravish a Rake by Vicky Dreiling
37. Taken At Dusk by C.C. Hunter
38. In Honor by Jessi Kirby
39. Saving You Saving Me by Kailin Gow
40. When Dreams Come True by Cathy Maxwell
42. Belles by Jen Calonita
43. When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

May
44. A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang
46. Midwife of Venice, The by Roberta Rich
47. This Is SO Not Happening by Kieran Scott
48. Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men by Molly Harper
49. First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky 
50. Taking Charge by Mandy Baggot
51. Summer of No Regrets, The by Katherine Grace Bond
52. Overseas by Beatriz Williams
53. Getting Over Garret Delaney by Abby McDonald
54. Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
55. Adorkable by Sarra Manning
56. Sound Bites by Rachel K. Burke
57. Devil Has Dimples, The by Pepper Phillips 

June
58. Nice Girls Don't Live Forever by Molly Harper
59. Goddess Test, The by Aimee Carter
60. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
61. Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti
62. In the Bag by Kate Klise
63. Selection, The by Kiera Cass
64. Basatai: Outside In by Suzan Battah
66. God Save the Queen  by Kate Locke
67. Not Fit For a King?  by Jane Porter

July
68. Reunited by Hilary Graham Weisman
69. His Majesty's Mistake by Jane Porter
70. Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols
71. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
72. Midnight's Master by Donna Grant
73. Apron Anxiety by Alyssa Shelasky
74. Kissing Shakespeare  by Pamela Mingle
75. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
76. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
77. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

August
78. One Day by David Nicholls
79. Flirting In Italian by Lauren Henderson
80. Last Summer by Holly Chamberlin
81. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
82. Return of the Dragon Riders by Kristain Alva
83. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
84. Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh
85. The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt
85. Burn For Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
86. Tangled Up In Love by Heidi Betts
87. Deception by Kris Kennedy

September
88. Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire
89. The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman
90. Diva by Jillian Larkin
91. Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare
92. Incarnation by Emma Cornwall
93. Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
94. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
95. Touched by Cyn Balog
96. The History of King Lear by William Shakespeare

October
97. Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
98. The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges
99. Hanging By A Thread by Sophie Littlefield
100. Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
101. All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin
102. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
103. The King's Damsel by Kate Emerson

November
104. Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
105. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
106. Possession by Elana Johnson
107. Surrender by Elana Johnson
108. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
109. Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath
110. The Bookstore Mouse by Peggy Christian 
111. Naturally, Charlie by SL Scott
112. Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay
113. The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare
114. An Heiress at Heart by Jennifer Delamere

December
115. Whispers at Moonrise by CC Hunter
116. Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
117. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
118. Velveteen by Daniel Marks
119. Thoughtless by SC Stephens
120. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
121. Hunk for the Holidays by Katie Lane
122. Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Couloumbis
123. The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro
124. Deck the Halls With Love by Lorraine Heath 
125. Last Chance Christmas by Hope Ramsay
126. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
127. Everything Is Going to Be Great by Rachel Shukert
128. Easy by Tamara Webber
129. Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris
130. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan


For this challenge, I was supposed to read 10 of the 25 recommended books of 2011 by book bloggers. I only ended up reading one book for this challenge. So I failed this one as well :(



I came SO CLOSE to finishing this challenge. I was to read one book for each letter of the alphabet and I finished 23 out of the 26 letters. I got stuck on Q, Y, and Z. So close! Hopefully I can finish it next year! Here are the books that I did manage to finish for this challenge...

A. Anne of Hollywood by Carol Wolper (February)
B. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler (January)
C. Cera's Place by Elizabeth McKenna (January)
D. Divergent by Veronica Roth (February)
E. Everything Is Going to Be Great by Rachel Shukert (December)
F. Forbidden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James (February)
G. Getting Over Garret Delaney by Abby McDonald (May)
H. The House Behind the Cedars by Charles Chesnutt (March)
I. Iwishicana by Larissa Hinton (January)
J. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (February)
K. Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner
L. Loves Me, Loves Me Knot by Heidi Betts (February)
M. More Than Words Can Say by Robert Barclay (January)
N. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
O. One That I Want, The by Jennifer Echols (February)
P. The Pleasure of Your Kiss by Teresa Medeiros (January)
Q.
R. Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger (January)
S. Sanctuary Cove by Rochelle Alers (January)
T. Time Slice by Kerry Downing (February)
U. Until Next Time by Amy Lignor (March)
V. Velveteen by Daniel Marks (December)
W. With This Kiss by Bella Riley (March)
X. The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols (January)
Y.
Z.




3 comments:

  1. Wow, you did great! Its hard to finish every challenge, but you managed to finish a few and come really close on the ABC challenge! I myself did not do so well on my challenges!

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  2. Wow! You did awesome! So many great books. The one I'm most jealous of is definitely The Selection. I want to read it so badly, but just haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe I should bump it up my TBR for the new year :)

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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  3. Wow great job! I did the ABC challenge too, but through someone else, and I wasn't not able to get a book for Q either!! That pesky letter is tough!! I'm going to attempting it again next year! :)

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