Fortnightly* Update #22

Bit late for this one, I was out of town until yesterday and this update is difficult to do when I don't have a laptop. My reading did slow down by the end of the month because even though I was on vacation, for whatever reason, I only was free to read on the plane. I did achieve my yearly challenge of 250 books though which was nice :) I have about 14 books that I need to read to finish all my challenges, so they will be the focus this month with a few other books here and there of my choice. I'm already starting to look at next year for challenges, but trying not to commit to so many.


*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 7: Close Enemies by Rumiko Takahashi
  • Inuyasha: Volume 8: Stolen Spirit by Rumiko Takahashi
  • Classical Mythology taught by Elizabeth Vandiver
  • A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons by Cressida Cowell, narrated by David Tennant
  • The Woodcutter by Kate Danley
  • Bridesmaid Lotto by Rachel Astor
  • Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon, narrated by Jeff Woodman 
  • Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  • The Line by JD Horn
  • The Essential Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
  • Inuyasha: Volume 9: Building a Better Trap by Rumiko Takahashi
  • Inuyasha: Volume 10: A Warriors Code by Rumiko Takahashi
  • Soulless the Manga Volume 2 adapted by Rem from Changeless by Gail Carriger

In the middle of:

  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, narrated by Edward Herrmann


Books Read in 2014:



On Track?

24 books ahead of schedule


Reviews to write:



Challenges completed:




Recommended by Readers Challenge: 7 out of 10

Randomizer Challenge: 7 out of 12

The String Theory Challenge: 10 out of 12

The Monopoly Genre Challenge: 21 out of 22

The Seasons of Love Challenge: 24 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: 6 out of 8

Rated YA-MA Finish What You Started: 3 out of 6

SOS 2014 TBR Clean-up Challenge: 12 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

November: The Greyfriar by Clay and Susan Griffith



Favorite book of 2014 thus far:

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