Monday, December 29, 2014

Reading Challenges 2015♥

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Daily Prophecy
  • It's that time of the year again, I couldn't take any of the challenges in 2014 except for Goodreads since I was late - but these are the reading challenges I'm hoping to participate in 2015!
  • Fairytale Retelling is hosted by Melanie from TheDailyProphecy 
  • I haven't read that many fantasy & fairy tale novels lately so I thought of doing this challenge. I did read and love Cruel Beauty so I'm going to check out what else this genre has to offer. I'm hoping to aim for Bluebeard which is 26 books.
  • Fairy Tale Retelling Lists and Shelves
  • The main goal is to read fairy tale retellings. You can read books from any year or audience, as long as they are retellings of some classic tales out there. You have until Dec 31 to join.
  • Below are some of the books that I find interesting and I'm hoping to read ..!  Yes, I'm behind in Fantasy(Don't judge me.) 
Books Read for FairyTale Retelling Challenge:
4) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
5) Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
6) Greta and The Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs
7) Of Beauty & Beast by Stacey Jay
8) A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas 
9) Uprooted by Naomi Novik
10) Splintered by A.G Howard
11) Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

2015 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl  

  • Goodreads list of 2015 Debut Author Challenge books.
  • Google Spreadsheet of 2015 debuts.
  • I'm hoping to read 15 2015 Debut Books
  • Self-published books do not count, and ARC's count as long as they're published in 2015.
  • You can join the challenge whenever you want.
  • The debuts must have a publishing date in 2015 and must have been read between January 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016 (this extra month allows readers adequate time to read December debuts) in order to count.
  • This challenge is open internationally, so are the monthly prize packs.
  • Below are some of the books that I'm hoping to read soon .!

Books Read for Debut Challenge:
9) The Distance Between Lost & Found by Kathryn Holmes
11) Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
13) Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
14) Duplicity by N.K Traver 
19) The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
20) Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
21) Damage Done by Amanda Panitach
22) Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
23) Between The Notes by Sharon Huss Roat
24) Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos

This is the challenge called The United States of YA hosted by Epic Reads.

They have a different YA book for each state, I have read only 10 out of the 47, which is sad. I'm hoping to read all of the books listed on the challenge, let's see how it goes!

This is an unofficial challenge though, they don't have any links up or anything - you're free to join by no bounds. Below are some of the books I'm hoping to read.

Books Read:
1) Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
2) My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
3) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
4)  Divergent by Vernonica Roth
5) The Fault in Our Stars by John Geen
6) Wake by Lisa McMann
7) Crank by Ellen Hopkins
8) Left & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
9) The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessn
10) If I Stay by Gayle Forman
11) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
12) Everneath by Brodi Ashton
13) Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
14) Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Personal New Adult challenge is a challenge I set for myself a year ago. NA has been around for a couple of years now, and most of the novels have failed to impress me, although, NA is one of my favorite genre. It's a complicated relationship. 

I'm hoping to discover some gems in a bunch of stones. This year, I have read 80 books that are NA, and I have really liked about 12 books which isn't a lot. I'm hoping to read 40 NA books next year for 2015. Below are the books I'm hoping to read .. ! I'm most def. not a fan of NA covers, except the book Rule. I love that guy on that cover *swoons.
Books Read in 2015:
1)Falling Away by Penelope Douglas
2)Hold by Claire Kent
3) Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fischer
4) Deeper by Robin York
5) Where The Road Takes Me By May McLean
6) Breathe by Abbi Glines
7)Becoming Rain by K.A Tucker
8) Confess by Colleen Hoover
9) Monster Stepbrother
10) Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
11) The Deal by Elle Kennedy
12) Left Drowning by Jessica Park
13) Black Iris by Leah Raeder
14) Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven
15) Arsen by Mia Asher
16) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
17) Never Never Book #2 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fischer
18) Remembering Us by Stacey Lynn
19) I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Personal Classic Reading Challenge, I've tried to look for some challenges - but they weren't my cup of tea. I'm hoping to read 3 classic books in 2015 since I'm clearly behind on them. Here are some of the books I'm hoping to read ..!

That's a total 7 ncluding the next Goodreads Challenge.. Well, four are the official ones though, so it's alright. 

1) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Goodreads Challenge: My goal for the next Goodreads challenge is for 300 books.. Think I can do it? I beat my last goal of 200 books though and read 240 books so let's see :D 

2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge
Benish has
read 20 books toward her goal of 250 books.

Have you guys read any of these books? Any other recommendations?

Shukran for reading this! Leave your blog links in the comments & I'll be sure to check them out & follow :)  Stay in tuned pretty creatures..

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  1. Nice post!
    Follow you on Gfc, Blv and Ig, wanna follow me back? :)

  2. What a great challenge! I haven't read any of these - but my gosh, I love a good fairytale re-telling.

  3. That's such a fun idea.
    I'm currently reading 'the girl with all the gifts' by M Carey.
    It's more of a zombie/thriller genre, but better than I thought it would be.

    1. I haven't heard of that one, but it does sound interesting. Tell me if it's any good! :)

  4. Such a good idea! I wish I had the time to dedicate to reading all the books. Enjoy! xx

    1. Aw I just make time in between my schedules x

  5. Good luck on the challenges! Your personal NA challenge looks great. I don't have a specific number of NA I want to read next year, but I want to make an effort to read more of them.

    1. Thank you! I do like some of the concepts of NA novels but most seem too cliche :/

  6. Oh my god, there are so many books in your list that I've read and look forward to hear your thoughts on: The Iron King (didn't like the love-triangle but the world-building is GREAT), Cinder (OMG, SO GOOD! Except for the romance...I mean, it was okay, but banal, you know), Unearthly (such a sweet book and story and MC!!), Hex Hall (the first book was my favorite, but the others were quite boring...:(), Pride & Prejudice (my favorite classic!), Jane Eyre (Hhhmmm, I didn't like this one, but I'm going to try it again soon, maybe my opinion will change), Wicked Lovely (oh man, this I was boring...and the romance didn't seem to go where I wanted it to.)


  7. Haha you're my reading expert! ❤️ I'm quite behind on popular books, I avoid reading them tbh lol because I probably won't like half of them.

    I've heard really good things about Cinder & Hex Hall so let's see how those go! Thank you for the heads up Lola :)

  8. wow, these are so many challenges, I really hope you complete all your challenge by the end of the year!! ALL THE PEST :D

  9. Wow awesome to see so many books in one post! I will definitely look out for some of them - my reading list for 2015 is already SO long but I have a goal to read at least 2 books a month.. not sure if I'll get there but I'll try my best!!

    All my love,

    1. Thanks Jade! I really do hope you reach your goal, happy reading ! :)

  10. I do love being a part of reading challenges! I think I see a few I'm going to attempt and join! :D

    Happy Reading!

    1. I hope they work out for you, happy reading :)

  11. Getting back to you so late, but better late than never. Lovely page. Following Back.

    Sherre @ Beckoned By Books

  12. Awesome challenges!! Cinder is so good, I hope you enjoy it :) I'm so excited for the debut challenge!! I can't wait for City of Savages, Ember in the Ashes, My Heart and Other Black Holes, and oh my, you MUST read Unearthly. It's so good!! :D Good luck with your challenges!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. Thank you Rachel for your recommendations! Cinder sounds awfully good so I cannot wait to check that book out :) lots of new amazing debut books coming out this year! Lets see now.

  13. Ooh what a lot of challenges! Best of luck to you, girl! <33

  14. You've got the promise of a lot of really great challenges here! I love it! I know I will be trying to keep up with you and as always, from reading your reviews adding a lot of these books to my TBR. Nice choices ^^

    1. Thank you Olivia, I hope they end up really well - cannot wait to read some of your reviews :)

  15. Girl, I couldn't agree more with your fantasy choices! The entire Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa is.. there isn't even a word for it. Stunning, maybe?! And Splintered is a great choice as well. It is completely mad and twisted and insane.. in a good, fuzzy kind of way! I wish you the best of luck with your 2015 challenges. I have committed to a few myself, and I hope my slacker tendencies don't interfere with completing them! Much luck to you lady (:
    Morrighan @ Elysian Fields

    1. Thank you for the recommendations! I do hope to read Cinder, I've heard such good things about it :)

      The Iron Fey series sounds amazing so I hope that turns out well. Good luck with your own challenges! :)

  16. Oh, Benish, these are AMAZING challenges you've posted about here!! I might do at least one of them. The ones I'm interested in are the Fairy Tale Challenge and the Classic Reading Challenge, because I do read a lot of YA anyway. Besides, my blog is really an eclectic blog, and I want to read a greater variety of books.

    BTW, I have read "Of Beast and Beauty", and LOVED it!!!! I know you'll love it, too! I never get tired of "Beauty and the Beast" retellings, and I know you love this fairytale just as much as I do, so I highly recommend this novel to you!

    As for the classic novels, I've read the three you have listed here. My FAVORITE is "Jane Eyre". OMG, I ADORE this novel!!!!! It's my FAVORITE classic of all time!!!!! I know you'll like it! As for "Anna Karenina", I read half of it, and couldn't finish. "Pride and Prejudice" is really good, but I do prefer "Jane Eyre".

    Thanks for sharing these challenges!! I know you can handle them, since you're such a FAST reader!! : )

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Maria! I do hope to read and enjoy a lot of these books, Of Beauty and Beast sounds really interesting.

      I'm clearly behind on classics lol I hope they go well though :) thanks for the recommendations! I do believe I'll love the FairyTale challenge - I'm excited! ❤️


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