Thursday, January 22, 2015

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2015

Another one. I hesitated on this one, but decided it was one that was right for me. as I've read a lot of fantasy.  I will try to read at least five fantasy books, but may go over that.  Sign up here.

I'm really, really, really excited to announce that I have teamed up with the lovely Rachel yet again - and this time, we're hosting a reading challenge! I've always wanted to host a challenge, and Rachel brought up the idea of teaming up for one a couple of months ago. We couldn't figure out what we wanted our challenge to be, and were so close to holding off till 2016... until I came up with the idea of doing a fantasy reading challenge on Monday. It took us no time at all to come up with guidelines & graphics, and so, here we are now, sharing this introductory post!

Rachel & I are proud to present the Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge! One of the reasons we became fast friends early on was because we share a mutual love of fantasy novels. We hope that all fantasy readers - whether newbies or veterans - will be keen to join us, and we promise we're keeping things real simple.

  • The challenge will run from January 1-December 31, 2015.
  • We're welcoming all readers to join us for this challenge! In order to sign up, readers must link to their blogs or their Goodreads profile in the Linky provided below.That way, we can see where you'll be sharing your thoughts on the fantasies you'll read!
  • You can read as many fantasy novels as you'd like to. No levels for this challenge!
  • There will be 2 giveaways, one at 6 months and one at the end of the year. More details will be provided closer to those dates.
  • Help us spread the word! Feel free to tweet about the challenge using our official hashtag#flightsoffantasy, grab the button to link to the challenge in your sidebar & pin the image on Pinterest.

  • Challenge yourself to read a certain number of fantasy books. Share your challenge number in a comment below, a post on your blog or even a tweet!
  • On the last Sunday of each month, we'll be sharing our personal updates on the challenge. We'll be including a Linky, just in case you decide to do the same. (This is optional!)
  • As mentioned, we will have giveaways! If you want to gain bonus entries for the giveaways, read any (or even all!) of our favorite fantasy books listed below:
    • Joint Favorites: Throne of Glass, Harry Potter, Fire and Thorns, Snow Like Ashes, Queen of the Tearling
    • Alexa's Favorites: Eon, Daughter of the Forest, The Elemental Trilogy, Song of the Lioness, The Hobbit
    • Rachel's Favorites: The Grisha Trilogy, Harper Hall Trilogy, The Fever series, The Winner's Curse, Graceling

Here is what I am reading:

  1. Redeemed--P.C. Cast
  2. Cruel Beauty--Rosamund Hodge
  3. Down a Dark Hall--Lois Duncan
  4. Shadow Falls: The Beginning--C.C Hunter
  5. Taken at Dusk--C.C. Hunter
  6. The Time Machine--H.G Wells
  7. Whispers at Moonrise--C.C Hunter
  8. Chosen at Nightfall--C.C. Hunter
  9. The Selection--Kiera Cass
  10. The Elite--Kiera Cass
  11. The One--Kiera Cass
  12. The Thief--Megan Whalen Turner
  13. The Martian--Andy Weir
  14. Just Ella--Margaret Peterson Haddix
  15. Frostfire--Amanda Hocking
  16. Ice Kissed--Amanda Hocking
  17. Storm Front--Jim Butcher
  18. Outlander--Diana Gabaldon
  19. Hush, Hush--Becca Fitzpatrick
  20. The Book of Life--Deborah Harkness
  21. This Present Darkness--Frank E. Peretti
  22. Piercing the Darkness--Frank E. Peretti
  23. The Oath--Frank E. Peretti
  24. The Scorch Trials--James Dashner
  25. Blizzard of the Blue Moon--Mary Pope Osborne
  26. Moonlight on the Magic Flute--Mary Pope Osborne
  27. Four--Veronica Roth
  28. Life of Pi--Yann Martel
  29. The Heir--Kiera Cass
  30. Crystal Kingdom--Amanda Hocking
  31. Nightschool: The Weirn Books Volume 1--Svetlana Chmakova
  32. Nightschool: The Weirn Books Volume 2--Svetlana Chmakova
  33. The Silver Kiss--Annette Curtis Klause
  34. The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part 1--L.J. Smith
  35. The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II and The Power--L.J. Smith
  36. The Poison Apples--Lily Archer
  37. Vampire Beach--Alex Duval
  38. Vampire Beach 2--Alex Duval
  39. The Kitchen Witch--Annette Blair
  40. Bewitched, Bothered and Biscotti--Bailey Cates
  41. Charms and Chocolate Chips--Bailey Cates
  42. Fairy Tales: Traditional Stories Retold for Gay Men--Peter Cashoralli
  43. Christmas in Camelot--Mary Pope Osborne
Calling this complete on December 18

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