Fortnightly* Update #12

Halfway through the year and halfway through my challenge. For the first time I am AHEAD of schedule for a fortnightly update. I've made reading a bigger priorty, not that it wasn't already but I've really started getting through books. To be fair, I also had a lot of challenges to complete that I scrambled to finish at the end of the year, and I've also been reading the Sailor Moon manga books in anticipation of the new series starting on Saturday and the classic episodes on Hulu. On to the second half of the year!

 

 

*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 Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi; translated by William Flanagan
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 2 by Naoko Takeuchi; translated by William Flanagan
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 3 by Naoko Takeuchi; translated by William Flanagan
  • Storm's Heart by Thea Harrison
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  • Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach; narrated by Samuel L. Jackson
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 4 by Naoko Takeuchi; translated by William Flanagan
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 5 by Naoko Takeuchi; translated by William Flanagan
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 6 by Naoko Takeuchi; translated by William Flanagan
  • The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker
  • Son by Lois Lowry
  • How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
  • Dragon's Heart by Jane Yolen
  • The Skull of the World by Kate Forsyth
  • The Fathomless Caves by Kate Forsyth
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 7 by Naoko Takeuchi; translated by William Flanagan

 

In the middle of:

  • Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
  • The Guns of August  by Barbara W. Tuchman; narrated by Nadia May

 

Books Read in 2014:

125/250

 

On Track?

1 book ahead schedule

 

Reviews to write:

One

 

Challenges completed:

Six

 

Yearly:

Recommended by Readers Challenge: 5 out of 10

Randomizer Challenge: 2 out of 12

The String Theory Challenge: 5 out of 12

The Monopoly Genre Challenge: 18 out of 22

The Seasons of Love Challenge: 12 out of 27

 

Quarterly:

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: 0 out of 9

Rated YA-MA AcronyMANIA: 0 out of 7

 

Monthly:

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):

40,550

 

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:

August:

September:

October:

November:

December:

 

Favorite book of 2014 thus far:

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