Monday, November 14, 2022

2022 Yule Reading Challenge TBR

November 15 to January 15th 2023

Hi my loves,

This is going to be a purge post, meaning if these books aren't read by the end of this challenge they are all going up on paperbackswao and whatever isn't claimed by the end of quarter 1 of 2023 will be donated to my local library.  If you've been around for any length of time you have seen most of these titles on here. This is their last chance. No more after this.

Books From the Stockpile
  • Naughty or Nice by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Friends
  • A SEAL Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear
  • A Bride For Christmas by Heather Graham and Friends
  • This Christmas by Jane Green and Friends
  • Under The Mistletoe by Stephanie Bond
  • The Secret Life of Mrs. Claus by Carly Alexander
  • Christmas on Mimosa Lane by Anna DeStefano
  • Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Three Days on Mimosa Lane Anna DeStefano
  • @Home For The Holidays by Meredith Efken
  • Jingle Bells Rock Anthology Lori Foster, Janelle Denison & More
  • Mistletoe Games Jaci Burton
  • Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley (re-Read)
  • Christmas Star by Roz Denny Fox
  • Yule Be Mine by Lori Foster
  • I'm Your Santa Anthology Lori Foster & Friends
  • Holiday Temptation Donna Hill, Farrah Rochon & K.M. Jackson
  • The Holiday Inn (Anthology)
  • Mistletoe & Molly by Janet Dailey
  • Santa in Montana
  • Searching For Santa
  • The Gift by Nora Roberts
  • First Impressions by Nora Roberts
  • Winter Nights (Anthology)
  • Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas by Soraya Lane
  • Secret Prince's Christmas Seduction by Carol Marinelli
  • It Must Be Christmas by Jennifer Crusie, Donna Alward & Mandy Baxter
  • Merry Sexy Christmas Anthology by Beverly Jenkins (exempt from the purge decree)
  • A Kiss At The Mistletoe Rodeo by Kathy Douglass (also exempt since it's new)
  • Tied With a Bow Lora Leigh, Kimberly Frost Anthology (also exempt)

ARCs That I Need To Read:
  • The Keepers Christmas In Salem Heather Graham 
  • A Last Chance Christmas by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • A Christmas To Remember by Jill Shalvis and Friends
  • Christmas With The Seal by Tawny Weber 
  • Christmas With The Billionaire Rancher by Mandy Baxter
That's my list for the next few weeks. What are you planning to read for the holidays my loves?? Any of the books on my list on yours as well??

Happy Reading  
my loves

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Goals for Quarter 4 of 2022: October/ November/ December


Hi my loves

Let's look at what's left on the 2022 Goals list to be completed. These are what I want to work on.  I also raised the TBR Goal to 225.  

  1. Participate in 2 book clubs each month, along with book discussions
  2. Complete 7 of the Challenges I have given myself
  3. 25 Non-Fiction books
  4. Return to the daily reads for my spiritual books
  5. One religious monthly read per month. 
  6. Use Scribd/ Hoopla & Libby to make sure I'm reading all that I can and utilizing all my resources
  7. Increase Black authors on the books shelves
  8. Work on the 7 most unread author's shelves
  9. Maintain a purge a list and make sure to list books on paperbackswap, after three months donate to local library.
  10. Work through the ARCs on my shelves and purge down duplicates and titles I am no longer interested in.  
Completed:
  1. Reading Goal for the Year: 100  COMPLETED!!!
  2. Read 75 owned books COMPLETED
  3. Nora Roberts Challenge: COMPLETED   Goal:12,  Achieved: 29  Balance: 0
Lemonade Syllabus Challenge 

Goal:12,

Achieved: 2

Balance: 10

Complete:

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Sugar by Bernice McFadden

Brenda Jackson Challenge:  Complete  2 of the family sagas, and maintain the current place in the  Westmoreland series 

Goal:12,

Achieved: 13

Series Completed: 1 (Steeles) 

Over All Balance: 0

Series Balance: 1

Christine Feehan Challenge:

Goal:12,

Achieved: 1

Balance: 11

New Author Challenge:  Goal to read 12 new authors for the year. One a month would be best but read them as I find them is better. (Mainly working from my shelves) 

Goal:12,

Achieved: 10

Balance: 2

  1. Octavia Butler
  2. Michele Grant
  3. Sharon M Draper
  4. Zuri Day
  5. Mia Sheridan
  6. Nalini Singh
  7. Bernice McFadden
  8. Washington Irving 
  9. Stephanie E Jones
  10. Tasha L Harrison
Med Made in America Challenge: I used a random number generator to help pick the states I was going to read.  I got the following 

Goal:5

Achieved: 0

Balance:5

  • #2 Alaska Borrowed Dreams by Debbie Macomber
  • #16 Kansas: A Time To Keep by 
  • #41 South Dakota: For Old Times Sake by Kathleen Eagle
  • #43 Texas For the Love of Mike by Candice Schaler
  • #47 Washington: The Waiting Game by Jayne Ann Krentz
ARC Challenge: Read a few of the books I have on my ebook and physical shelf to clean up my numbers somewhat.

Goal:12,

Achieved: 1

Balance:11

Incomplete Series Tracker: Work on finishing some of the series I'm aware I'm reading books in.  

Goal:12,

Achieved: 6

Balance: 6

Completed:
  • Modern Love by Alisha Rai
  • Brown Sisters by Talia Hibbert
  • Dreamers Series by Adriana Herrera
  • Thunder Point by Robyn Carr
  • Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  • Adam harrison series by Heather Graham 
And that's where I am currently. What's going on with your challenges for the year?? Are you doing and tracking towards any big goals?? Let's chat in the comments. 

Love You lots
Happy Reading and see you later

Friday, September 30, 2022

Quarter 3 Wrap Up : July/ August/ September 2022

 Hi my loves

Let's take a look back at the last three months and see how far in our goals we have gone. 

Goal For The Year: 175

Books Read Total: 190

Books Read in Quarter: July: 16/ Aug: 16 / Sept:  15

Updated Goal for Quarter 4: 225

Click this link To See all the books read for each month

Let's look at what's left on the 2022 Goals list to be completed. Black= Original tasks/ Blue= updated tasks/ Red = Completed

  1. Reading Goal for the Year: 100  COMPLETED!!! Updated on July to 175 August to 200, End of September updated to 225
  2. Read 15 books minimum per quarter 
  3. Participate in 2 book clubs each month, along with book discussions
  4. Complete 7 of the Challenges I have given myself
  5. Read 75 owned books Currently @ 90
  6. 25 Non-Fiction books
  7. Return to the daily reads for my spiritual books
  8. One religious monthly read per month. 
  9. Use Scribd/ Hoopla & Libby to make sure I'm reading all that I can and utilizing all my resources
  10. Increase Black authors on the books shelves
  11. Work on the 7 most unread author's shelves
  12. Maintain a purge a list and make sure to list books on paperbackswap, after three months donate to local library.
  13. Work through the ARCs on my shelves and purge down duplicates and titles I am no longer interested in.  

Lemonade Syllabus Challenge 

Goal:12,

Achieved: 1

Balance: 11

Complete:

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Brenda Jackson Challenge:  Complete  2 of the family sagas, and maintain the current place in the  Westmoreland series  COMP[LETED

Goal:12,

Achieved: 17

Series Completed: 2  (Steeles) & Bachelor Series 

Over All Balance: 0

Series Balance: 0

Nora Roberts Challenge: COMPLETED

Goal:12,

Achieved: 38

Series:8

Balance: 0

Christine Feehan Challenge:

Goal:12,

Achieved: 1

Balance: 11

New Author Challenge:  Goal to read 12 new authors for the year. One a month would be best but read them as I find them is better. (Mainly working from my shelves)  COMPLETED

Goal:12,

Achieved: 14

Balance: 0

  1. Michele Grant
  2. Sharon M Draper
  3. Zuri Day
  4. Mia Sheridan
  5. Nalini Singh
  6. Lutisha Lovely
  7. Bernice McFadden
  8. Octavia Butler
  9. Stephanie Jones
  10. Reese Ryan
  11. Melissa Blue
  12. Rachel Smythe
  13. Nella Larsen
  14. Kwana Jackson
Med Made in America Challenge: I used a random number generator to help pick the states I was going to read.  I got the following 

Goal:5

Achieved: 0

Balance: 5

  • #2 Alaska Borrowed Dreams by Debbie Macomber
  • #16 Kansas: A Time To Keep by 
  • #41 South Dakota: For Old Times Sake by Kathleen Eagle
  • #43 Texas For the Love of Mike by Candice Schaler
  • #47 Washington: The Waiting Game by Jayne Ann Krentz
ARC Challenge: Read a few of the books I have on my ebook and physical shelf to clean up my numbers somewhat.

Goal:12,

Achieved: 1

Balance: 11

Incomplete Series Tracker: Work on finishing some of the series I'm aware I'm reading books in.  

Goal:12

Achieved: 7

Balance: 5

Completed:
  • Modern Love by Alisha Rai
  • Brown Sisters by Talia Hibbert
  • Dreamers Series by Adriana Herrera
  • Thunder Point by Robyn Carr
  • Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  • Bachelor In Demand by Brenda Jackson
  • Women Who Dare by Beverly Jenkins
And that's where I am currently. What's going on with your challenges for the year?? Are you doing and tracking towards any big goals?? Let's chat in the comments. 

Love You lots
Happy Reading and see you later