Reading Challenges! 2014 and 2015!

Scavenger Hunt  2015

This time there are 3 varieties: easy , medium  and hard . So you can choose between 10, 20 and 30 books. See which one suits you!

As always, if the requirement is something in the cover, that thing has to be an important feature of the cover  not something you need a magnifying glass to see.  
Please read the rules at the bottom of the post carefully.
Sorry numbers 11 and 21 look funny, I can't fix it :(


  1. Read a book set in the United Kingdom or Ireland  (any of the countries)
  2. Read a book released in 2015
  3. Read the second book in a series
  4. Read a book starting with the letter H
  5. Read a book with a one word title
  6. Read a book with a number in its title (cardinal or ordinal, it can be in numbers or letters)
  7. Read a book where the MC is a musician or dating the former ;)
  8. Read a book from a debut author
  9. Read a book with a shoe on the cover (sneaker/boots/ sandal etc  )
  10. Read a book without a love triangle

(the 10 from the EASY challenge plus these 10)

11. Read a retelling

12. Read the last book in a series
13. Read a book by a German author14. Read a book with a love triangle15. Read a book with a blue dress on the cover16. Read a book from an author named Jennifer or Richard17. Read a book with an animal on the cover18. Read a book with a day of the week in the name19. Read a book that has a dome20. Read a book with alternate POV

(the 20 from the EASY and MEDIUM challenge and add these 10)

21. Read a book where the MC has the name of a flower
22. Read a book written in the 20th century
23. Read a book that has more than 500 pages
24. Read a book where the MC is the hunted (can be a killer, a demon, anything you like)
25. Read a book that was originally written in French
26. Read a book set in the 18th century
27. Read a book written in the 19th century
28. Read a book set in Atlanta, New Orleans or San Francisco
29. Read a book whose author was born in a country starting with the letter A,   C or G
30. Read the first book in a series that has more than 10 books

The rules:
  • The challenge will run from January 1st – December 31st 2015.
  • Select, read and review a book from each category listed above during the year. 
  • You can’t use the same book in two categories.

This Challenge is hosted by ! It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book starting with every letter of the alphabet! This is cool. I am already trying to think of y and z! All book formats are included so this should be fun!
A~ A Time Apart: A Novel by Brittany Batong
B~ Blizzard by Taryn Kincaid
C~Can't Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre
D~ Degrees of Courage by Shari Vester
F~From this moment on by Bella Andre
G~ Goodnight Brian by Steven Manchester
H~ A Healing Heart by Angela Breidenbach
I~I Only have Eyes for you by Bella Andre
J~ Journey of Promise by Vickie Hall
K~ Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton
L~Look of Love by Bella Andre
M~ Mythology by Helen Boswel
N~ North of Hope by Shannon Huffman Polson
O~Oddities and Entities by Ronald Allnach
P~Poppy the Proud by Emlyn Chand
R~Real Life Real Miracles by
S~StarFlower by Anne Elizabeth Stengl
T~ Tower of Obsidian by L. T. Getty
U~ Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell
V~ The Violent Season by Ray Gleason
W~ Woman's guide to reading the Bible in a year by Diane Stortz
X~ The X by Lorena Bathey
Y~ You and Tequila by Crystal Donahue
This Challenge is hosted by !!! 12 books in 12 months JUST FOR FUN. I joined this one because I want to read books that are sitting on a shelf, that I have not had the chance to read! This should make me read those!
1.Crochet one Skein Wonders
2. The Guilty Innocent by D. N. Simmons
3. My Very First Easter Story Sticker Book by Lois Rock
4. Life's a Pain by Todd Rettberg
5. Drive-Thru Shoes by Steven Brandsdorfer
6. Deep Connections by Rebecca L. Graf
7. Michal's Window by Rachelle Ayala
8. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Heather Long
9. The Demon of Synar by Donna McDonald
10. Raising Redemption by R.A. Russell
11. The Midwife's Revolt by Jodi Daynard
12. Knights of the Darkness Chronicles By D.N. Simmons

1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title.
2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgundy, etc) in the title.
3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title.
~Honey the Hero by Emlyn Chand
4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title.
5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title.
6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title.
~ Shadow of Black Wings by James Calbraith
7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title.
~Ace of Diamonds by Vogue
8. A book with any other color in the title (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magenta, etc.).
~ Odor of Violet by Ju Ephraime
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).
~ Drawn to you by Janel Rodriguez Ferrer
I signed up for this because I think that it will be fun!! And besides why not? lol

This is hosted by

I picked this because it is like a search word! This should be interesting! I will switch out the months as the year goes on.
1. Silver~ the Tainted Coin by Mel Starr
2. Winter~ Hot Winter Kiss by JoAnne Kenrick
3. Fire~ An Amish Kitchen by Long, Wiseman, and Clipston
4. Shiver~ Thunder by Taryn Kincaid
5. Smoke~ When Love and Submission Ignite by
6. Breath~ soul awakened by Jean Murray
7. Snow~ Though Mountains Fall by Dale Cramer
8. White~ Snow White and the seven Dwarfs to my Godchild. More than Once lol :)
9. Cold~Courtney Saves Christmas by Emlyn Chand
10. Freeze~ Writing Scary Scenes by Rayne Hall

1. Love~ Deeply Loved by Keri Wyatt Kent
2. Heart~Corporate Affair by Linda Cunningham
3. Sweet~ Hearts of Ishira by Bethany Aan
4. Family~ Three Sisters by Helen Smith
5. Grace~ Threads of Grace by Kelly Long
6. Animal~ Summoner's Tale, order of the black swan book 3 by Victoria Danann
7. Diamond~ A Bride by Moonlight by liz Carlyle
8. Life~ Life in Suitcases by Melissa Kendall
9. Drink~ Food for a Hungry Ghost by Becky M. Pourchot
10. Beautiful~ The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson
1. Luck~ The Good Daughter by Jane Porter
2.Wish~ Unholy Hunger by Heather James
3.Gold~ Pocket your Dollars by Carrie Rocha
4. Rainbow~ Hidden Under Her Heart by Rachelle Ayala
5. Green~ Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by the Heath Brothers
6. Mountain~ Highland Surrender by Tracy Brogan
7.Valley~ Deeply Loved by Keri Wyatt Kent
8. Magic ~ First Visions by Heather Topham Wood
9. Farm~ A Season for Tending by Cindy Woodsmall
10. Treasure~ The Quest by Mary Absire
1. Secret~  Private Practice by Samantha Beck
2. Flower~ Princess April Morning Glory by Letitia Fairbanks
3. Garden~ Lessons from the Lemonade Stand by James Berman
4. Friend~ My Boyfriend The Squire by Tracy Kauffman
5. Light~ Angel Falls by Michael Paul Gonzalez
6. Shadow~ Invisible by Ginny L. Yttrup review
7. Whisper~ The Sound of Loneliness by Craig Wallwork
8. Home~ Glistening Haven by Jill Cooper
9. Gentle~ Forged in Grace by Jordan E. Rosenfeld
10. Little~  In a Small Town by Marc A. DiGiacomo
1. Bird~ Alexander Drake by Elizabeth Parkinson-Bellows
2. Shine~ Benevolent by Devon Trevarrow Flaherty
3. Laugh~ Hugo the Happy Starfish, the Secret to Happiness
4. Clothing~  Simply Delicious Amish Cooking by Sherry Gor
5. Name~ 7 Days with Adam by Jay Speights
6. Run~ Moonlight: The Big Bad Wolf The Order of the Black Swan, Book 4 by Victoria Danann 
7. Shatter~ Wounds by Alton Gansky Review
8. Lost~ Past Darkness by Laurel Woiwode review!
9. Wings~ Angel of Syn by Mertianna Geogia
10. World~ Byzantine Gold by Chris Karlsen


This is hosted by
Points to Know:
1. Read as many books as possible, by authors that YOU haven't read before.
2. You do not have to be a blogger to participate.
3. Books read may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
4. The books can overlap with other reading challenges.
5. Post your links to your reviews each month to share with other participants.
6. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 1, 2013. Its never too late to Join In!
Challenge Level:
Amateur : Choose to read 1 - 10 New Authors
Lover : Choose to read 11 - 20 New Authors
Expert : Choose to read 20 - 25 New Authors
Fanatic : Choose to read 25 or above New Authors
I am picking Fanatic level. I have that many book reviews scheduled for January and February already! LOL I hope they are NEW authors! We shall see!

1. River's Recruit by Charlotte Abel
2. Alaina Claiborne by MK McClintock
3. If you were mine by Bella Andre
4. Monster Hunter by Jack Templar
5. Road to Tomorrow by Mary Metcalfe
6. Lady in Deed by Ann Montclair
7. Bible Stories that end with a hug by Stephen Elkins
8. Root Bound by Tanya Karen Gough
9. Deep Connections by Rebecca Graf
10. Stepping into More by Rachel Karu
11. Margaret from Maine by Joseph Monninger
12. Chronicles of the Broken by Amanda Washington
13. Spurgeon Series by Charles H. Spurgeon
14. Radio Murders by Chuck Collins
15. There was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron
16. Forsaken by Heather Fleener
17. Domination by Jon S. Lewis
18. Storm Dancer by Rayne Hall
19. Cross the Line by Jack Patterson
20. Freefall to Fly by Rebekah Lyons
21. When I Fall in Love by Clint Morey
22. Ghost of a Chance by Caridad Pineiro
23. Brazil by Kenya Carlton
24. Belonging to Heaven
25. Behind the Lies by Robin Perini
26. Revealing Jesus by Darlene Zschech

This is hosted by
Between January 1 and December 31, 2013, read one book in each of the following categories:
A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title

~Shuffle Up and Deal by Susan DiPlacido... LOVED IT 5 STARS!!
A book with something you'd find in your kitchen in the title
~Chicken Soup for the Father & Daughter soul.... A few made me cry!
A book with a party or celebration in the title
~Tommy Goes Trick or treating by Emlyn Chand
A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title
~Blown Circuit by Lars Guignard
A book with an emotion in the title
~Shadows of Doubt by Corcoran
A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title
~Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch
I picked this Challenge because I figured why not! LOL what is 1 more Challenge?
 This is going to be the hardest, I think, especially the 5 row. ugh
Column I ~ DONE
~ Row 1 - Prison Riot by Glenn Longohr
~ Row 2 - Tower of Babel by Bodie Hodge and Advice for Seekers by Charles H. Spurgeon
~ Row 3 - Shadow Chaser by Jarel Law, These are the Days of Elijah; Family Ever After by Michelle Packard
~ Row 4 a) Family Ever After by Michelle Packard, b) From My Mama's Kitchen by Johnny Tan, c) and d) Peter Sorrells Reviews
~ Row 5 a) Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist, b)Stephen King Illustrated Movie Trivia Book, c) Josiah's Treasure by Nancy Herriman d) Fast Metabolism Diet, e) The Space Between by Kristie Cook
Column II ~ DONE
~ Row 1- 1 book in a series- Showstoppers by Helen Smith
~ Row 2- 2 books in a series- Blood Fugue and Witch's Noctorne by E.J. Wesley
~ Row 3- 3 books in a series - Twisted tales by Stephanie Fowers
~ Row 4- Donna McDonald~ 1. Carved in Stone; 2. Created in Fire by Donna McDonald; 3. Captured in Ink by Donna McDonald; 4. commissioned in White.
~ Row 5- 5 books in a series- Silver Presents (LASR) anthology :)
Column III ~ Books released in 2013 DONE
~ Row 1 a) Volition by Lee Strauss
~ Row 2 a) Release by Nicole Hadaway, b) The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich
~ Row 3~ FREE
~ Row 4 a) Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy, b) January Justice (The Malcolm Cutter Memoirs #1), c) The Guardian by Beverly Lewis, d) Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren
~ Row 5 a) The Sorceress from Beverly Hills by Natalie Ansard, b) Stranger Will by Caleb J. Ross , c) Chasing Sam by Krystal Shannan, d) Chief Complaint Brain Tumor, e) Divergent Paths by Holly Barbo
Column IV~ DONE
Row 1 ~ Family Ever After by Michelle Packard
Row 2 ~ 2 Mickey Tussler Novels
Row 3~ Order of the Black Swan Saga
Row 4 ~ Evan Angler~ Swipe Series (3) ;  Hugo the Happy Starfish, The Last Bully
Row 5 ~ Jennifer by Dee Henderson; The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis; The Winnowing Season by Cindy Woodsmall; Cold Killing by Luke Delaney; Root Bound by Tanya Karen Goug
Column 5- Reread books  DONE
~Row 1- A Bullet for Carlos by Giacomo Giammatteo
~Row 2- Reread 2 books. Descent of Blood and Ascent of Blood by Elizabeth Marx
~Row 3- Order of the Black Swan Saga by Danann
~Row 4- a) Monster Hunter by Jeff Gunhus, b) Stephen King illustrated Trivia Book  c) Unexpecting by Lori Verni-Forgarsi d) Demons in the Big Easy by Jame Marchant

I added this because my Hubby got me a Kindle for my Birthday! YAY!!!
Floppy disk – 5 ebooks
CD – 10 ebooks
DVD – 25 ebooks
Memory stick – 50 ebooks
Hard drive – 75 ebooks
Server – 100 ebooks
Human brain – 150 ebooks

This should be fun!!!
1. Forever my Girl by Heidi McLaughlin
2. Seeds of Discovery by Breeana Puttroff
3. Saving Casey by Liza O'Connor
4. P-Town Queen by Ute Carbone
5. Afterglow by Ute Carbone
6. Daguerreotypist by Christopher Savio
7. Max Xylander by Jon Thomason
8. Captive Hero by Donna Michaels
9. Last Keeper's Daughter by Rebecca Trogner
10. Watcher by Lisa Voisin
11. The Art of Change by Kelly Andria
12. Frost by Taryn Kincaid
13. Seduced by Innocence by Kimberly Konrade
14. Pirates of the Danube by David J Schmidt
15. Devour by Megan Duncan
16. Sharply Struck E7 by Selkirk Doon
17.Til the Last Drop by Marquis Boone
18. Catching Stardust by Heather Thurmeier
19. Dylan's Song by P.M. Terrell
20. Against the Wall by Rebecca Zanetti
21. Ghost of a Chance by Deena Remiel
22. Vain by Jill Hughey
23. Bella Ink by L. C. Dean
24. Winning His Wife by Sandra Sookoo
25. Daimones by Massimo Marino
26. Protecting What's His by tessa Bailey
27. Dead Light by Mike Pace!
28. The Reluctant Goddess by A.F. Firebird
29. From Beltane Magic by Jacqueline Page
30. The Solstice Heat –by Jacqueline Page
31. Harvest Dreams by Jacqueline Page
32. Autumn Dance by Jacqueline Page
33. Winter Mist by Jacqueline Page
34. Forbidden Angel by Megan D. Martin
35. Drowning Rapunzel by Annette Gisby
36. Aphrodite's Secret by Samantha Ketteman
37. Isosceles by Scott R. Casele
38. Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster
39. Trust: A New Beginning by Cristiane Serruya
40. Nissa by Bethany Lopez
41. The Trouble with Charlie by Merry Jones
42. The Christian Parenting Handbook
43. The Dante Connection by Estelle Ryan
44. SchoolGirl Cinderella by Priya Narendran
45. Softly and Tenderly by Lisa Binion
46. College Bound Anthology by Mia De Rossi
47. Should've Known Better by Cassandra Carr
48. Under Her Spell by Eliza Daly
49. Beauty of the Beast by Carole Remy
50. Dead Peasants by Larry Thompson
51. The Reason is you by Sharla Lovelace
52. Ghosts of Winters Past by Christina Graham Parker
53. Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster
54. Kamilla by Kristen Lee
55. Distraction by Tess Oliver
56. The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez
57. Katie's Choice by Amy Lollard
58. Ghoul by Ralph McGeary
59. Secrets in Time by Allison Stuar
60. Super Dark by Tanith Morse
61. Chinese Heritage Tale Tour by Camille Picott
62. Last Chance for Justice by Kathi Macias
63. The Butler Did it by Kate Deveaux
64. Lost in Time by Christie Palmer
65. Saving Wishes by G.J. Walker-Smith
66. The Torment, The Shadow, The Heart by T.M. Shannon
67. Island Pleasures by KT Grant
68. Scent of Darkness by Margot Berwin
69. Sewing a Friendship by Natalie Tinti
70. From Hel With Love by Blue Remy
71. Sewing a Friendship 2 by Natalie Tinti
72. Requiem for Blood by Alexandra Hope
73. Magnificent Maevolence by Derek Wilson
74. Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane
75. Steamy Fairy Tales by MaryLynn Bast
76. Freaky Flashes, 13 Sexy Halloween Quickies by various authors!
77. Stardust Summer by Lauren Clark
78-80. Cupcake Diaries trilogy by Darlene Panzera!!

This is another Alphabet Challenge, but this one is for mysteries :)
here is the goodreads group:
A~ AngelGuard by Ian Acheson
B~ Bound by Dragonsfyre by Julia Phillips
C~ Covert Dreams by Michael Meyer
D~ Dangerous Deception by Cindy McDonald
G~ The Grace Painter by Mark Romang
H~ Highland Persuasion by Sky Purington
I~ In Her Sights b Robin Perini
J~ January Justice by Athol Dickson
K~ Knowing by Laurel Dewey
L ~ Lords of Prophecy by Michael Rothman
M~ Mistaken by Nancy S. Thompson
N~ Not Guilty by Teresa Polland and Candi Pulle
P~ Pandora's Temple by Jon Land
R~ Riptide by Amber Lea Easton
S~ Seven Year Itch by S.D. Skye
T~ There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack
U~ Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade!
V~ Visions of Mary by Joseph Richardson
W~ When the Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti

This challenge is for free LEGAL downloads of books. These can be books offered through bigger sites, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or smaller sites, such as Smashwords and All Romance Ebooks. Ebooks offered through author or publisher websites are acceptable as well, provided they are available free to everyone at the time of download. ARCs, library books, books free through Amazon Prime, books won or gifted, and galley ebooks DO NOT count toward this challenge. I have a lot of these that I have been getting!!!
Levels:Coupon Clipper: 12 Books
Penny Pincher: 24 Books
Buying in Bulk: 36 Books
Super Saver: 50 Books
Extreme Couponer: 100+ Books

1. Smarts and Dewdrop mysteries 1 & 2 by Vickie Johnstone - See more at:
2. Follow the Heart by Kaye Dacus
3. Life's Rhythms by Vickie Johnstone
4. Ditzabled Princess by Jewel Kats
5. Call Nurse Millie by Jean Fullerton

A Heartbeat Away by S. Dionne Moore!


The Judgement Stone by Robert Liparulo


1. Bishon Frise by John Williams

2. Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard 
3. Kiwi in Cat City
4. Turtle Book by Stephanie Lisa Tara
5. Adventures of Beijo the Brave! by Daniele Largo

6.Horse Charmer By: Angelia Almos

H.B. Bolton tour! Books 1 & 2; The Trickster;s Totem and The Serpent's Ring!

- See more at:
8. The Mermaid of Brooklyn by Amy Shearn
9. Taeh Goes to the Vet by Wendy Healy-Hindmarch
Audio Books~ Spy Killer by L ron Hubbard; Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead;
As I read a book in each Challenge I will post it! If you wanna join me please do! This should add fun to reviews, and I will think about what books I pick! Good Luck to the other challengers!


  1. It's good to have a reading list but I would never be able to stick to a reading challenge and have a time limit on it. Stopping by from #sitsblogging

  2. Are you interested in joining at 2015 Reading Challenge? I'm setting one up at!