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.

  1. Reading Goal for the Year: 100  COMPLETED!!!
  2. Participate in 2 book clubs each month, along with book discussions
  3. Complete 7 of the Challenges I have given myself
  4. Read 75 owned books COMPLETED
  5. 25 Non-Fiction books
  6. Return to the daily reads for my spiritual books
  7. One religious monthly read per month. 
  8. Use Scribd/ Hoopla & Libby to make sure I'm reading all that I can and utilizing all my .  resources
  9. Increase Black authors on the books shelves
  10. Work on
    the 7 most unread author's shelves
  11. Maintain a purge a list and make sure to list books on paperbackswap, after three months donate to local library.
  12. 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 

Goal:12,

Achieved: 13

Series Completed: 1 (Steeles) 

Over All Balance: 0

Series Balance: 1

Nora Roberts Challenge: COMPLETED

Goal:12,

Achieved: 29

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) 

Goal:12,

Achieved: 14

Balance: 7

  1. Michele Grant
  2. Sharon M Draper
  3. Zuri Day
  4. Mia Sheridan
  5. Nalini Singh
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: 5

Balance: 7

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
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: 

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

Updated Goal for Quarter 4:

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
  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 COMPLETED  Read 100 owned books
  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

Friday, August 5, 2022

7 Series to Complete (Update)

Hi my loves

I'm sharing about my previous challenges and where I am in those challenges I am working on.  One thing I can say is when I love an author's writing I purchase everything it's one of the reasons you can see on each month's wrap up that an author's name is repeated every month.  Which of course leads to so many series ending up on my shelves.  As a way to clean that up I have been challenging myself to complete a few series.  Here are the original five  series I was supposed to work on.  These don't include my perpetual author list. However since then i have added way too may other series to be completed. These are just a few of the books with the most books on the shelves or the ones I have been reading the longest. 

Darynda Jones Charley Davidson Series. I have a few of these left as well. I'm trying not to take this series too seriously because at times the characters are just. UGH 
  1. Fifth Grave Past the Light Currently Reading 
  2. Sixth Grave on The Edge
  3. Seventh Grave & No Body 
  4. Eighth Grave After Dark
  5. The Dirt On Ninth Grave 
  6. The Curse of Tenth Gave
  7. Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
  8. The Trouble with Twelfth Grave 
  9. Summoned to Thirteenth Grave

Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series. I need to re-read this and catch up to the show and before the newest book comes out which is soonish.

  1. Outlander
  2. Dragonfly In Amber
  3. Voyager
  4. Drums of Autumn
  5. The Fiery Cross
  6. A Breath of Snow & Ashes
  7. An Echo In The Bone
  8. Written In My Own Heart Blood
Newest book Go Tell The Bees I'm Gone not sure when this one comes out, it doesn't show a date on the system.  

Heather Graham: Way too many to list, but I'm focusing on the romantic thriller series she has going. the Krewe of Hunters as much as possible, I do also own a few of er historicals but I have seen a few recent reviews that make me want to rethink reading those now as an adult.  
  1. Heart of Evil # 2
  2. Sacred Evil # 3
  3. The Evil Inside # 4
  4. The Unholy #5
  5. The Unspoken #7
  6. The Uninvited #8
  7. The Night Is Alive # 10
  8. The Night is Forever # 11
  9. The Cursed # 12
  10. Hexed # 13
  11. The Betrayed # 14
  12. The Silenced # 15
  13. The Forgotten # 16
  14. The Hidden #17
  15. Haunted Destiny # 18
  16. Deadly Fate
  17. Darkest Journey
  18. Dying Breath
  19. Dark Rites
  20. Wicked Deeds
Cafferty & Quinn
  1. Waking The Dead
  2. The Dead Play On
  3. Bitter Reckoning
Harrison Investigations:
  1. The Dead Room
  2. The Death Dealer
  3. Nightwalker
  4. Unhallowed Ground
  5. The Killing Edge
Bone Island Trilogy
  1. Ghost Night
  2. Ghost Moon
Julie Garwood's Renard- Buchanan Series I have read a few books in the series starting with book 8 to book 13 ( I didn't know it was a series when I started it) I need to read books the last two books which I also own:
  1. Fire & Ice
  2. Wired (not owned but final book so far) 
Tara Sue Me I've been reading this series for a while now I own a few of them that I haven't gotten to yet. 
  1. The Master
  2. The Claiming
  3. The Exposure
  4. The Flirtation
  5. Mentor's Match (Novella)
  6. The Mentor & The Master (Novella)
  7. Top Trouble 
Miranda Keneally  The Hundred Oak series has been one I've been working on for a while.  
  1. Jesse's Girl 
  2. defending Taylor
  3. Breathe, Annie, Breathe
  4. Racing Savannah
  5. Things I can't Forget
  6. Stealing Parker
Since the original 7 series, I completed two and have now added on my Gena Showalter shelf, which includes several of her series. 

Lords of the Underworld Series has 15 books I need to read: Called the Darkest:
  1. Night
  2. Kiss
  3. Pleasure
  4. Prison
  5. Whisper
  6. Passion
  7. Lie
  8. Secret
  9. surrender
  10. Seduction
  11. Craving
  12. Touch
  13. Torment
  14. Promises
  15. Warrior
  16. King
Jennifer Probst: I only have three books left in this series, one I have started and put aside because I wasn't really into the characters. I'm going to work on finishing these this quarter. Normally I challenge myself with a Jennifer in July reading challenge to complete as many books by a Jennifer on my shelf, this year I didn't bother but I do have an extensive list for next year.  
  1. Searching For Beautiful
  2. Searching For Disaster
  3. Searching for Always
I can't wait to check in again at the end of the year to see how far we have come in each series.  Have you read any of these series or books my loves?? Share with me down below.  

Happy Reading