Fortnightly* Update #18

I really slowed down this month. Partially due to knowing I'm ahead (though I still have all those pesky new quarterly challenges I'm addicted to and my yearlys to finish) and just getting distracted with life. I've also gotten behind on my reviews, which I was supposed to catch up on this last weekend. I'll get caught up again soonish...


I am planning an end of the year purge of my reading lists which I'm kinda excited for. Going through all the books I said I wanted to read and figuring out if they still make the list.  Should be interesting. I'm also going to get a firm count of my owned books (kindle and real) and make a goal for next year. I had a personal challenge to reduce the number, but I never checked where I was when I started. I feel I have read a lot of books that I owned, but I unfortunately do not have metric to gauge where I am.



*I've decided to change this a bit to a bimonthly update, on the 1st and 15th of each month. But I'm keeping the name, since I really like the word fortnight.


Books finished in 2014 since last update:

  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  • Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
  • Storm Front written by Jim Butcher and narrated by James Marsters
  • The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
  • Neverwhere: BBC Dramatization by Neil Gaiman et. al.
  • Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks

In the middle of:

  • Kinslayer by Jay Krisoff
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams, narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • The Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon


Books Read in 2014:



On Track?

19  book ahead schedule


Reviews to write:



Challenges completed:




Recommended by Readers Challenge: 6 out of 10

Randomizer Challenge: 3 out of 12

The String Theory Challenge: 6 out of 12

The Monopoly Genre Challenge: 20 out of 22

The Seasons of Love Challenge: 17 out of 27



BWB TBR Challenge Q1: 7 out of 7

Rated YA-MA New, New, and New Challenge: 6 out of 6

2014 Reading Challenge Chinese Zodiac Challenge: 12 out of 12

BWB TBR Challenge Q2: 7 out of 7

Rated YA-MA Scavenger Hunt Challenge: 12 out of 6

2014 Reading Challenge Series Finish Challenge: 17 out of 18

BWB TBR Challenge Q3: 9 out of 9

Rated YA-MA AcronyMANIA: 7 out of 7



February Personal Challenge: 5 out of 9

-Did not finish either random pick

-Did not read a paperback book that I already own

-Only read one book published in 2014

January Personal Challenge: 5 out of 7

-Did not finish the random pick of The Blade Itself

-Did not read a paperback book that I already own.


Pages read in 2014 (to be added monthly):



Favorite Reads:

January: The Little Android by Marissa Meyer

February: Cress by Marissa Meyer

March: World After by Susan Ee

April: Saga Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

May: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, narrated by Edward Hermann

June: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

July: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 12 by Naoko Takeuchi; translated by William Flanagan

August: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende and narrated by Gerard Doyle

September: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski





Favorite book of 2014 thus far:

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, narrated by Edward Hermann