Flights of Fantasy Challenge: Update

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I’m so bad for updating my progress in challenges. I just realized it’s been months since I last posted about the Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge! This challenge is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books and Rachel of Hello, Chelly. It’s all about the love for works of fantasy.

Books Read So Far:

So, I really haven’t followed my original TBR, but I didn’t really expect to anyway. I’m very much a mood reader and pick up whatever strikes my fancy at the time. Anyway, I’m quite happy with my progress so far. In the past I would have read a lot more fantasy but I’m right now trying to diversify the types of books I read, adding in more contemporaries and works of historical fiction. Are you participate in this challenge?

Reading Challenge Updates: Part II

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NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge: This challenge is hosted by Bookish Things and More and is designed to motivate bloggers to read and review the tons of books they have on their NetGalley and Edelweiss queues.

Books Read So Far:
• Cold Summer by Gwen Cole (from Edelweiss, miracles do happen!)
• A Stolen Crown by Kelsey Keating (from Netgalley) (review)
• Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton (from Netgalley) (review)
• Traveler by L.E. DeLano (from Netgalley) (review)
• Home by Nnedi Okorafor (from Netgalley) (review)
• Noteworthy by Riley Redgate (from Netgalley)
• Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta (from Netgalley) (review)
• The Witch Who Came In From The Cold: Season One by Lindsay Smith, Max Gladstone, Ian Tregillis, Cassandra Rose Clarke and Michael Swanwick (from Netgalley) (review)
• Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M.T. Anderson (from Netgalley) (review)
• Geekerella by Ashley Poston (from Netgalley)
• The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale (from Netgalley) (review)


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Beat the Backlist: This challenge is hosted by Novel Knight and is all about reading the books that have been on your TBR for ages. There are also Harry Potter themed challenges!

Books Read So Far:
• Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
• The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
• Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (review)
• I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (review)
• El Deafo by by Cece Bell (review)
• Cut by Patricia McCormick (review)
• The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
• The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho (review)
• Assassin’s Creed: Heresy by Christie Golden (review)


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Flights of Fantasy: This reading challenge is hosted by Alexa Loves Books and Hello, Chelly. My goal is to read 40+ fantasy books throughout the year.

Books Read So Far:
• The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
• The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
• The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho (review)
• Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton (review)
• The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale (review)
• A Stolen Crown by Kelsey Keating (from Netgalley) (review)


diverse-challenge-2017Diverse Reads Challenge: This challenge hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat. and Chasing Faerytales is about reading and promoting diverse books.

Books Read So Far:
• Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
• The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
• Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (review)
• I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (review)
• The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho (review)
• El Deafo by by Cece Bell (review)
• The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
• Home by Nnedi Okorafor (review)
• Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
• I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached

Reading Challenge Updates

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I’m participating in a few challenges this year and rather than post about them individually, once a month I hope to do an update post to try and stay organized. I tried challenges last year and kind of gave up on most midway through the year. Honestly, I forgot about a lot of them 😦 Not this year! I’m totally rocking ALL of these!


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NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge: Thanks to Teacher of YA for bringing this one to my attention! This challenge is hosted by Bookish Things and More and is designed to motivate bloggers to read and review the tons of books they have on their NetGalley and Edelweiss queues.

Books Read So Far:
• Cold Summer by Gwen Cole (from Edelweiss, miracles do happen!)
• A Stolen Crown by Kelsey Keating (from Netgalley)


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Beat the Backlist: This challenge is hosted by Novel Knight and is all about reading the books that have been on your TBR for ages. There are also Harry Potter themed challenges!

Books Read So Far:
• Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
• The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
• Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
• I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (review)
• El Deafo by by Cece Bell (review)
• Cut by Patricia McCormick (review)
• The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
• The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho (review)
• Assassin’s Creed: Heresy by Christie Golden


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Flights of Fantasy: This reading challenge is all about fantasy, my favourite genre! It’s hosted by Alexa Loves Books and Hello, Chelly. I’m really excited about this one because I know I won’t have any trouble meeting or exceeding me goal of 40+ books.

Books Read So Far:
• The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
• The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
• The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho (review)


diverse-challenge-2017Diverse Reads Challenge: I’m trying to read more diversely this year and this challenge hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat. and Chasing Faerytales is perfect! Any and all diverse book recommendations are welcome 🙂

Books Read So Far:
• Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
• The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
• Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
• I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (review)
• The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho (review)
• El Deafo by by Cece Bell (review)
• The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017

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I have just signed up for the Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge, which is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books and Rachel of Hello, Chelly. This challenge is all about the love for works of fantasy. There’s no pressure whatsoever! You can read as many books as you would like. There is also a book club portion that is completely optional.

I discovered this challenge way too late in 2016, so I’m excited to be able to participate this year! Fantasy is my favourite genre so this is perfect for my reading tastes. I’ve created a TBR but let’s be honest…it’s going to probably change a lot love the course of 2017. However, these books are the ones I really want to read!

Proposed TBR:

Are you participating in the Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge?