Reading Challenge 2014 Update

I decided to do a quick reading challenge update. If you haven't read what my reading challenge way take a peek and come back to see how I have been doing. 

My book challenge this year on Goodreads is 40 books. As of today (so far) I have read 38 books. I have one book I will be finishing tonight for a Blog tour post tomorrow. My Goodreads challenge was set up after I posted on my reading challenge on my blog. I forgot to change the post to reflect the update. 

I wanted to start two (2) new series and finish four (4) series from last year.

Starting series are not hard at all. It seems like there are so many great ones out there both from main stream and indie authors. I have started tons of new series this year so far and we are only at the end of July. I really need to make sure I don't start too many more or I will have a hard time keeping up. Here are a few I have recently started that you may want to check out. 

For the sweet romance lovers check out The Stitching Post Romance series, or contemporary romance Jane's Melody. Looking for something a little more hot in the romance department? Personal Protection book #1 is a quick and hot read or the Wild Rush series.
For a darker series check out The Beautiful-Ugly Trilogy, I am reading book two right now and will post a review soon. The Reason series by Zoey Derrick was started in January and also finished (four books!) in March it is more of a romance paranormal genre. The Mark of the Hummerbird is another one that I started by a Canadian author Jessica Gollub (see link below for review).

What did I finish so far? Primula Bonds Trilogy was finished in May with the last book being released. I need to go through all the series I have started last year and see which I can finish for the other three.

Read different genres that I don't normally pick up as of late ~ paranormal/scifi/urban fantasy/religion/self-help/documentaries/memoirs. I wrote that I wanted to read at least 1 in each category.  
I have been able to accomplish some of these already and working on more soon enough. 

For the non fiction genre I will break it down into further groups.
As for the other genre here are a few of what I have read so far. 
  • Paranormal - The Reason series by Zoey Derrick.
  • Dystopian - The Mark of the Hummingbird by Jessica Gollub
  • Suspense/Medical -  To Sleep...Prechance to Die, I really enjoyed this one. It was a bit of a mix with suspense/medical/romance. 
Read at least 2 Canadian authors that I haven't read before. 

I have read a few books by Canadians and I have a few more on my to be read list. Here are a few I have read - Blinders Off by Tessa Brookfield, Great-Grandmas Gifts by Marianne Jone, The Mark of the Hummingbird by Jessica Gollub and also Inspiration in Action is by Kathie Donovan who is also a native to my home town area! I look forward to reading the other books on my list. Keep a watch for some others.

Read 5 indie authors I have not read before. 

Wow this one has been super easy and I don't know why I put it so low. A lot of the above books are indie authors that I haven't read before and here are a few more. Carmel Harrington, Emelle Gamble, Elise Alden, so many great authors. 

Read more cookbooks.

Ok so this one I am still working on. I have one cookbook on my Kindle that is almost ready to be reviewed.  

I have also started a new feature on Saturdays called Author Spotlight Saturdays and have had a blast learning about all the great authors out there!  

How are you doing on your reading challenge? Are you challenging yourself with specific tasks or just a number of books? I would love to hear what you are reading. Post a comment below or send me an email.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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