Goodbye 2018 Part 1: Challenges

Posted 31st December 2018 by Emma in Challenges / 0 Comments

This year was quite a mixed bag on the challenges front. I read A LOT of books and I increased my Netgalley % from 23 to 26. Admittedly I am still a long way off the recommended 80% but it’s going in the right direction. But on the flip side, I didn’t do so well on the smaller challenges. Next year I really want to tackle my TBR pile as it really is getting out of control.

Also, an interesting fact that I noticed in my books 53 of the 107 I read were published by Bookouture.

Around the World in Books (2018)

Around the World in Books (2018)

Host: Star Crossed Reviews
My Summary Post
Progress: 9/12 (75%)
1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
Failed

75
  1. One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot - ★★★★
  2. A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom - ★★★★★
  3. Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge - ★★★★
  4. One Summer in Rome by Samantha Tonge - ★★★★
  5. The Wedding Date by Zara Stoneley - ★★★★★
  6. A Royal Shade of Blue by Aven Ellis - ★★★★★
  7. The Little Cornish Kitchen by Jane Linfoot - ★★★★
  8. No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley - ★★★★
  9. One Way Ticket to Paris by Emma Robinson - ★★★★

Christmas Challenge (2018)

Christmas Challenge (2018)

Host: Star Crossed Reviews
My Summary Post
Progress: 10/25 (40%)
1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
Failed

40
  1. One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot - ★★★★
  2. A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom - ★★★★★
  3. The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances by Donna Ashcroft - ★★★★
  4. The Christmas Cafe at Seashell Cove by Karen Clarke - ★★★★
  5. No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley - ★★★★
  6. The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  7. It Started With Christmas by Jenny Hale - ★★★★★
  8. Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland by Heidi Swain - ★★★★★
  9. Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel by Karen King - ★★★★
  10. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale - ★★★★

Backlist Reader (2018)

Backlist Reader (2018)

Host: Book Wyrms Hoard
My Summary Post
Progress: 20/30 (67%)
1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
Failed

67
  1. One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot - ★★★★
  2. A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom - ★★★★★
  3. Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge - ★★★★
  4. King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard - ★★★★★
  5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - ★★★★
  6. The Right Side of Mr Wrong by Jane Linfoot - ★★★★
  7. The One with All the Bridesmaids by Erin Lawless - ★★★★
  8. Allerleirauh by Chantal Gadoury - ★★★★
  9. The Holiday Cruise by Victoria Cooke - ★★★★
  10. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff - ★★★★★
  11. Gemina by Amie Kaufman - ★★★★
  12. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★
  13. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★★
  14. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★★
  15. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★
  16. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★★
  17. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas - ★★★★★
  18. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas - ★★★★★
  19. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale - ★★★★
  20. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor - ★★★★★

Paperback Challenge (2018)

Paperback Challenge (2018)

Host: Star Crossed Reviews
My Summary Post
Progress: 4/10 (40%)
1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
Failed

40
  1. Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan - ★★★★★
  2. A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom - ★★★★★
  3. The Sunday Lunch Club by Juliet Ashton - ★★★★★
  4. Make or Break by Catherine Bennetto - ★★★★★

Keyword Challenge (2018)

Keyword Challenge (2018)

Host: My Readers Block
My Summary Post
Progress: 11/12 (92%)
1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
Failed

92
  1. A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom - ★★★★★
  2. Black Heart by Anna-Lou Weatherley - ★★★★
  3. One Summer in Rome by Samantha Tonge - ★★★★
  4. Between the Sea and Stars by Chantal Gadoury - ★★★★
  5. The One with All the Bridesmaids by Erin Lawless - ★★★★
  6. The Holiday Cruise by Victoria Cooke - ★★★★
  7. Outcast Like Me by Sonya Loveday - ★★★★★
  8. Before She Falls by Dylan Young - ★★★★★
  9. Our House by Louise Candlish - ★★★★★
  10. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale - ★★★★
  11. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor - ★★★★★

Netgalley Challenge (2018)

Netgalley Challenge (2018)

Host: Star Crossed Reviews
My Summary Post
Progress: 77/50 (154%)
1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
Completed!

154
  1. One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot - ★★★★
  2. The Silent Girls by Dylan Young - ★★★★★
  3. Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  4. The Daughter by Lucy Dawson - ★★★★★
  5. A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom - ★★★★★
  6. Little Liar by Clare Boyd - ★★★★
  7. Black Heart by Anna-Lou Weatherley - ★★★★
  8. The Lying Kind by Alison James - ★★★★★
  9. The Reunion by Samantha Hayes - ★★★★
  10. The Little Cottage on the Hill by Emma Davies - ★★★★
  11. The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom - ★★★★
  12. The Pact by S.E. Lynes - ★★★★
  13. Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge - ★★★★
  14. Cold Heart by Stephen Edger - ★★★★★
  15. The Summer of Secrets by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  16. The Undercover Mother by Emma Robinson - ★★★★
  17. The Start of Something Wonderful by Jane Lambert - ★★★
  18. Dark Lies by Nick Hollin - ★★★★★
  19. Annie's Summer by the Sea by Liz Eeles - ★★★★
  20. Last Night by Kerry Wilkinson - ★★★★
  21. Random Acts of Kindness - Part 1: Promises by Victoria Walters - ★★★★★
  22. The Next Girl by Carla Kovach - ★★★★★
  23. The Rising Storm by Ceri A. Lowe - ★★★★
  24. A Home at Honeysuckle Farm by Christie Barlow - ★★★★
  25. The Holiday Cottage by the Sea by Holly Martin - ★★★★★
  26. The Last Thing I Saw by Alex Sinclair - ★★★★
  27. The Girl With No Name by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  28. One Summer in Rome by Samantha Tonge - ★★★★
  29. The Wedding Date by Zara Stoneley - ★★★★★
  30. Blood Runs Cold by Dylan Young - ★★★★★
  31. Last Goodbye by Arlene Hunt - ★★★★★
  32. Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square by Heidi Swain - ★★★★★
  33. Tell Me A Secret by Samantha Hayes - ★★★★
  34. King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard - ★★★★★
  35. One Summer by Jenny Hale - ★★★★
  36. Now She's Gone by Alison James - ★★★★★
  37. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - ★★★★
  38. The Ex-Wife by Jess Ryder - ★★★★★
  39. The Bakery at Seashell Cove by Karen Clarke - ★★★★
  40. The Road Trip by Susanne O'Leary - ★★★★
  41. The Right Side of Mr Wrong by Jane Linfoot - ★★★★
  42. The Cottage on Sunshine Beach by Holly Martin - ★★★★★
  43. The One with All the Bridesmaids by Erin Lawless - ★★★★
  44. Make or Break by Catherine Bennetto - ★★★★★
  45. Happily Never After by Emma Robinson - ★★★★
  46. The Summer Getaway by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  47. Forgive Me Not by Samantha Tonge - ★★★★★
  48. Her Mother's Grave by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  49. The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker by Kerry Wilkinson - ★★★★
  50. The Little Cornish Kitchen by Jane Linfoot - ★★★★
  51. One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk - ★★★★★
  52. The Girl in the Storm (Paradigm Trilogy, #2) by Ceri A. Lowe - ★★★★
  53. While I Was Sleeping by Dani Atkins - ★★★★★
  54. Her Final Hour by Carla Kovach - ★★★★★
  55. Love Like Ours by Melissa Foster - ★★★★
  56. The Holiday Cruise by Victoria Cooke - ★★★★
  57. The Goodnight Song by Nick Hollin - ★★★★★
  58. Perfect Girls by Alison James - ★★★★★
  59. Dinner Party by Tracy Bloom - ★★★★
  60. Coming Home to Maple Cottage by Holly Martin - ★★★★★
  61. The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances by Donna Ashcroft - ★★★★
  62. The Christmas Cafe at Seashell Cove by Karen Clarke - ★★★★
  63. No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley - ★★★★
  64. The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  65. It Started With Christmas by Jenny Hale - ★★★★★
  66. Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland by Heidi Swain - ★★★★★
  67. One Way Ticket to Paris by Emma Robinson - ★★★★
  68. Before She Falls by Dylan Young - ★★★★★
  69. Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel by Karen King - ★★★★
  70. Last Light by Helen Phifer - ★★★★
  71. The Shape of Us by Drew Davies - ★★★★
  72. Her Final Confession by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  73. The Silent Dead by Graham Smith - ★★★★★
  74. The Storm Girl's Secret by Ceri A. Lowe - ★★★★★
  75. Keep Her Close by Erik Therme - ★★★
  76. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★
  77. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale - ★★★★
  78. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor - ★★★★★

Goodreads Challenge (2018)

Goodreads Challenge (2018)

Host: Goodreads
My Summary Post
Progress: 107/80 (134%)
1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
Completed!

134
  1. One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot - ★★★★
  2. Bayside Passions by Melissa Foster - ★★★★
  3. Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan - ★★★★★
  4. The Silent Girls by Dylan Young - ★★★★★
  5. Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  6. The Daughter by Lucy Dawson - ★★★★★
  7. A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom - ★★★★★
  8. Little Liar by Clare Boyd - ★★★★
  9. Black Heart by Anna-Lou Weatherley - ★★★★
  10. The Lying Kind by Alison James - ★★★★★
  11. The Reunion by Samantha Hayes - ★★★★
  12. Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster - ★★★★
  13. The Little Cottage on the Hill by Emma Davies - ★★★★
  14. Reality Blurred by Aven Ellis - ★★★★★
  15. The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom - ★★★★
  16. The Pact by S.E. Lynes - ★★★★
  17. Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge - ★★★★
  18. Cold Heart by Stephen Edger - ★★★★★
  19. Your Move by Silvia Forrester - ★★★★
  20. The Summer of Secrets by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  21. The Undercover Mother by Emma Robinson - ★★★★
  22. Brett by Melissa Foster - ★★★★★
  23. The Start of Something Wonderful by Jane Lambert - ★★★
  24. Dark Lies by Nick Hollin - ★★★★★
  25. Annie's Summer by the Sea by Liz Eeles - ★★★★
  26. Last Night by Kerry Wilkinson - ★★★★
  27. Random Acts of Kindness - Part 1: Promises by Victoria Walters - ★★★★★
  28. Evil Rising by Gina Dickerson - ★★★★★
  29. The Next Girl by Carla Kovach - ★★★★★
  30. The Rising Storm by Ceri A. Lowe - ★★★★
  31. A Home at Honeysuckle Farm by Christie Barlow - ★★★★
  32. The Holiday Cottage by the Sea by Holly Martin - ★★★★★
  33. Embracing Her Heart by Melissa Foster - ★★★★★
  34. The Sunday Lunch Club by Juliet Ashton - ★★★★★
  35. The Last Thing I Saw by Alex Sinclair - ★★★★
  36. The Girl With No Name by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  37. Love at Last by Melissa Foster - ★★★★
  38. One Summer in Rome by Samantha Tonge - ★★★★
  39. The Wedding Date by Zara Stoneley - ★★★★★
  40. Blood Runs Cold by Dylan Young - ★★★★★
  41. Last Goodbye by Arlene Hunt - ★★★★★
  42. Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square by Heidi Swain - ★★★★★
  43. Tell Me A Secret by Samantha Hayes - ★★★★
  44. King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard - ★★★★★
  45. One Summer by Jenny Hale - ★★★★
  46. Now She's Gone by Alison James - ★★★★★
  47. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - ★★★★
  48. The Ex-Wife by Jess Ryder - ★★★★★
  49. The Bakery at Seashell Cove by Karen Clarke - ★★★★
  50. The Road Trip by Susanne O'Leary - ★★★★
  51. The Right Side of Mr Wrong by Jane Linfoot - ★★★★
  52. Between the Sea and Stars by Chantal Gadoury - ★★★★
  53. The Cottage on Sunshine Beach by Holly Martin - ★★★★★
  54. Anything for Love by Melissa Foster - ★★★★★
  55. The One with All the Bridesmaids by Erin Lawless - ★★★★
  56. Make or Break by Catherine Bennetto - ★★★★★
  57. Happily Never After by Emma Robinson - ★★★★
  58. The Summer Getaway by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  59. Allerleirauh by Chantal Gadoury - ★★★★
  60. Forgive Me Not by Samantha Tonge - ★★★★★
  61. Her Mother's Grave by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  62. The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker by Kerry Wilkinson - ★★★★
  63. The Little Cornish Kitchen by Jane Linfoot - ★★★★
  64. Bayside Heat by Melissa Foster - ★★★★★
  65. One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk - ★★★★★
  66. The Girl in the Storm (Paradigm Trilogy, #2) by Ceri A. Lowe - ★★★★
  67. While I Was Sleeping by Dani Atkins - ★★★★★
  68. Her Final Hour by Carla Kovach - ★★★★★
  69. Love Like Ours by Melissa Foster - ★★★★
  70. The Holiday Cruise by Victoria Cooke - ★★★★
  71. The Goodnight Song by Nick Hollin - ★★★★★
  72. Perfect Girls by Alison James - ★★★★★
  73. Dinner Party by Tracy Bloom - ★★★★
  74. Coming Home to Maple Cottage by Holly Martin - ★★★★★
  75. The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances by Donna Ashcroft - ★★★★
  76. The Christmas Cafe at Seashell Cove by Karen Clarke - ★★★★
  77. Outcast Like Me by Sonya Loveday - ★★★★★
  78. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff - ★★★★★
  79. The Bottom Line by Aven Ellis - ★★★★★
  80. No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley - ★★★★
  81. The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  82. It Started With Christmas by Jenny Hale - ★★★★★
  83. Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland by Heidi Swain - ★★★★★
  84. One Way Ticket to Paris by Emma Robinson - ★★★★
  85. Before She Falls by Dylan Young - ★★★★★
  86. Wicked Whiskey Love by Melissa Foster - ★★★★★
  87. Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel by Karen King - ★★★★
  88. Last Light by Helen Phifer - ★★★★
  89. The Shape of Us by Drew Davies - ★★★★
  90. Her Final Confession by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  91. The Silent Dead by Graham Smith - ★★★★★
  92. The Storm Girl's Secret by Ceri A. Lowe - ★★★★★
  93. Keep Her Close by Erik Therme - ★★★
  94. Swing and a Miss by Aven Ellis - ★★★★★
  95. Gemina by Amie Kaufman - ★★★★
  96. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff - ★★★★★
  97. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★
  98. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★★
  99. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★★
  100. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★
  101. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★★
  102. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas - ★★★★★
  103. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas - ★★★★★
  104. Our House by Louise Candlish - ★★★★★
  105. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black - ★★★★★
  106. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale - ★★★★
  107. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor - ★★★★★

Emma

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