Fortnightly* Update #23

My second to last 2014 update! And a day late. I was lazy yesterday. I'm a bit more behind on challenges than I would prefer to be, but I have travel and vacation coming up and am fairly certain I'll be able to get a lot of reading done. Almost everything left is on my kindle so no need to stuff my suitcase with books :)


I did make my yearly goal of 250 books, I forgot to mention that last update. It's a nice milestone and makes me wonder how the hell I fit everything in. But I'll write more about that later.


*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 Greyfriar by Clay and Susan Griffin
  • Shadows of the Soul by Angelique Armae
  • Soulless the Manga Volume 3 adapted by Rem from Changeless by Gail Carriger
  • Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan
  • Talk Sweetly to Me by Courtney Milan
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, narrated by Edward Herrmann
  • Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny, narrated by Alessandro Juliani
  • This is not a Test by Courtney Summers
  • Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

In the middle of:

  • World War Z, by Max Brooks, full cast audiobook
  • I Am Livia by Phyllis T. Smith
  • The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters


Books Read in 2014:



On Track?

20 books ahead of schedule


Reviews to write:



Challenges completed:




Recommended by Readers Challenge: 7 out of 10

Randomizer Challenge: 9 out of 12

The String Theory Challenge: 11 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: 5 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: Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Galbaldon, narrated by Jeff Woodman



Favorite book of 2014 thus far:

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