Fortnightly* Update #21

I've been reading a lot more and have picked back up the pace. It's a combination of getting back into making reading a priority, the SOS Bookshelf Bingo, and I need to finish up a bunch of yearly challenges...


*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:

  • Inuyasha: Volume 3: Good Intentions by Rumiko Takahashi
  • Inuyasha: Volume 4: Lost and Alone by Rumiko Takahashi
  • Pride & Platypus: Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret by Vera Nazarian
  • Burden of the Soul by Kate Grace
  • Serpent's Kiss by Thea Harrison
  • Undivided by Neal Shusterman
  • Inuyasha: Volume 5: Flesh and Bone by Rumiko Takahashi
  • Inuyasha: Volume 6: Wounded Souls by Rumiko Takahashi
  • The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
  • How to Twist a Dragon's Tale by Cressida Cowell
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  • Stronger by Jeff Bauman
  • Snowpiercer Volume 2: The Explorers by Jacques Lob
  • The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon


In the middle of:

  • Classical Mythology taught by Elizabeth Vandiver


Books Read in 2014:



On Track?

19 books ahead of schedule


Reviews to write:



Challenges completed:




Recommended by Readers Challenge: 7 out of 10

Randomizer Challenge: 6 out of 12

The String Theory Challenge: 7 out of 12

The Monopoly Genre Challenge: 21 out of 22

The Seasons of Love Challenge: 19 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: 6 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

October: Matterhorn: A Novel of Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes, narrated by Bronson Pinchot




Favorite book of 2014 thus far:

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