Fortnightly* Update #19

And my slow reading has continued. I really will pick it back up. Soonish...I promise. I did do a quick purge of some books which felt good. I still want to do a more thorough cleaning though. One book I'm currently reading is Drums of Autumn, which is the fourth Outlander book. I've read the first three as audiobooks, but saw a deal on this one and decided to try it as a regular book. I think I will switch back after this one. Not that I don't like the book, but I miss Davina Porter's narration. 


*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:

  • Watership Down by Richard Adams, narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • Dead Air by James Goss, narrated by David Tennant
  • Sacrifice by Brigid Temmerer
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Don't Touch by Rachel M. Wilson
  • Snowpiercer Volume 1: The Escape by Jacques Lob
  • Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

In the middle of:

  • The Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  • Matterhorn: A Novel of Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes, narrated by Bronson Pinchot


Books Read in 2014:



On Track?

14 books ahead of 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: 18 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

BWB TBR Challenge Q4: 2 out of 8

Rated YA-MA Finish What You Started: 1 out of 6

SOS 2014 TBR Clean-up Challenge: 2 out of 15



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