For my final challenge for 2017 I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for yet another romance themed challenge, this time the focus is on … space man… (if you know the 90s song, let’s be friends)
Now whilst I love sci-fi romance, I am a bit particular so maybe this challenge will open up some new worlds (see what I did there) for me.
I have a delightful collection that I can re-read which would certainly place my level into ‘CyberSpace Sensuality’ or 30-50 books however I am considering focusing just on new reads which means I will set my level at ‘Beam Your Way Into Outer Spare’ or 5-10 books and aim for all of those to be new reads (though certainly not new authors as this girls has a couple of favs!)
I am also hoping to find books that are a bit more science heavy, and I love great worldbuilding, so any recommendations are most welcome 🙂
This challenge is certainly a change of pace from many of previous challenges, however it fits comfortably with my 2017 activities and life plans. As of a few weeks ago I am officially reattempting to get my undergraduate degree, my education path has been complicated to say the least and this attempt has not come without it’s difficulties, not least having spent the last 6 weeks becoming increasingly bedridden. Thankfully my BA is through distance study, but that doesn’t mean that much studying has been happening.
There are two parts to this challenge one is: Wonderful Words of Life which is to read the bible (at a pace of the readers choosing) and the second is: Christian Nonfiction. As my BA is in Theology both of these will be covered in much detail before and after my exams in May and this is a really great way to interact with others, have support but also as a means of conquering my first year reading list.
For some this may be a huge deviation from my previous reading habits, but what can I say I’m a multifaceted person…
This challenge will be one of the more difficult for me because each month in themed and writing a review is a part of the challenge, but I am really excited to give it a go. I have a nice little shelf of ‘old school’ books that have been in my TBR pile for years and my local library has a wonderful children’s section so I am definitely going to enjoy finding each months read.
The monthly categories are as follows, with full details available from the link in the image caption:
January: Award winners
February: Books you loved in childhood
March: Published prior to 1945
April: Fantasy stories
May: Animal stories
June: Required reading (classics or other books typically assigned in school)
July: Family stories
September: School stories
November: Published in the year (or decade) of your birth
This challenge is really interesting as there are two options: Reading for Fun or Reading for Growth. I decided that I will read for growth, as I typically read for fun anyways and this way I will be exposed to a much more varied and diverse set of authors which is the reason I have signed up for so many challenges. There are a few books I would like to re-read that I think would fit on this list but I do want to step out of my knowledge base and explore new worlds.
Hosted by the bookdragonslair.com this challenge was a complete no-brainer for two reasons: 1. I read a lot of eBooks and 2. it allows for challenge crossovers. I don’t want to cause myself too much stress and the fact that books that I read will count in two places is really appealing (of course one day I would love to have the personal challenge of no crossovers!)
With that in mind I think that I can comfortably pick a slightly higher level than with my previous challenges and I shall sign up for ‘Megabyte’ or 25 books.
The cosy mystery is where my writer heart resides, but my reading of them is pitiful. There are so many talented writers that I am missing out on and so my aim for this challenge is to ‘scope out’ the future competition (haha, a girl can dream right?!) and ‘feed my need to read cozy mysteries’.
Once again I am picking level one, which for this challenge is called Peckish and will consist of 1-10 mysteries, which I think is a great benchmark to kick start my ‘research’.
I had to sign up to this challenge, I just had to! I love romance.
My kindle is fit to bursting with cowboys, aliens, shifters, military/fire/police (you wear a uniform? this girl loves ya!) MC bad boys, assassins, spies and sexy geeks… the only thing I don’t read is historical romance (unless it’s a time travel story, those I like!)
Before I discovered the joys of eBooks I owned a lot of Mills & Boon, I mean in the hundreds, and they are still hidden in various places around the house with a limp-hearted promise of one day going through them and donating all but my favourites. Alas (rejoice?)that day has not come, but I also no longer hoard the great smelling paper goodness that is the romance novel and instead binge-read digital bits-and-bytes.
Despite my love (obsession?) okay obsession for this delicious genre I have never reviewed them so the true challenge for me will be to write reviews for the books I read and with that in mind I am starting at level one, 5-9 books. I shall ‘capture the bad boy’ but the truth is I could munch through those in a day. Time shall tell, maybe I’ll be ‘taking the bad boy to the alter’ before the year is through!