Saturday, December 24, 2016

2017 Reading Assignment Challenge | Ani's Book List

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This post and subsequent updates will be linked at 2017 Reading Assignment Challenge Page.

By mid-year, I had come to realize that 2016 was turning out to be a less than ideal reading year.  Four books a month was not going to be easily achieved for the remaining months, and even as I was able to manage it as each month went by, it turned into a fairly difficult task.  Because of this, I've decided to decrease my ambitions a little bit, by half, actually, from Reading Level 4 to Reading Level 2--two books a month instead of four.

Of course, the Reading Assignment Challenge isn't the only place I will be taking it easy on the reading challenges.  But that will be for another post at another time.

Click on the above link to learn more or sign up for the challenge!!

Last year in 2016, Michelle and Berls had tweaked the original Reading Assignment Challenge rules just a little bit, but some things are still the same:
  • Make a list of books and stick with it for this challenge for the year.
  • Commit to reading the number of books for the level you have chosen for each month and ONLY read that number of books from the pre-made list.

The Levels:
Reading Level 1:
12 books (1 book/month)

Reading Level 2:
24 books (2 books/month)

Reading Level 3:
36 books (3 books/month)

Reading Level 4:
48 books (4 books/month)

The challenge is separated into four quarters, and each quarter will be a new start to receiving a new grade, with the same list of books you have pre-picked for 2017.

Quarterly Grading System
  • I made an A! Read all your books all three months of the quarter.
  • I made a B! Read all your books for two months of the quarter.
  • I made a C! Read all your books for one month of the quarter.
  • I made an F! Didn’t read all your books during any months of the quarter.

Also, our lovely hosts have included a one time chance to exchange out a month's worth of Reading Assignment books at midpoint (based on Reading Level).  So, after June, if I feel as if I don't want to read certain books anymore, I can change out 1 book if I choose Reading Level 1, or up to 4 books if I choose Reading Level 4.

In my case this year, I will be able to exchange out up to 2 books at Reading Level 2.

For more details, visit the 2017 Reading Assignment Challenge sign up post at the beginning of this post.

My 2017 Reading Assignment Book List:

-- List was finalized on 12/24/2016
See Also: Goodreads Shelf - 2017 Reading Assignment Challenge

This list is in order by author's last name and not the order in which I will be reading these books.

1.  The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
2.  The Nightmare Charade (The Arkwell Academy #3) by Mindee Arnett
3.  Two Guys Detective Agency (Two Guys Detective Agency #1) by Stephanie Bond
4.  Hit and Run (Moreno & Hart #2) by Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin
5.  The Magicians' Guild (Black Magician #1) by Trudi Canavan
6.  Driving Heat (Nikki Heat #7) by Richard Castle
7.  Behind the Scenes by Natalie J. Damschroder
8.  Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin #1) by Jennifer Estep
9.  The Child by Sebastian Fitzek
10.  Sweet Bea (Arthur's Legacy #1) by Sarah Hegger
11.  Once a Thief (Quinn/Thief #1) by Kay Hooper
12.  Always a Thief (Quinn/Thief #2) by Kay Hooper
13.  Frost Line by Linda Howard and Linda Jones
14.  Almost Dead (San Fransisco #2) by Lisa Jackson
15.  Bringing Down Sam (Temptation in the City #1) by Leslie Kelly
16.  False Memory by Dean Koontz
17.  Cybele's Secret (Wildwood #2) by Juliet Marillier
18.  Dear Maggie by Brenda Novak
19.  Thicker Than Water (Mordecai Young #1) by Maggie Shayne
20.  The Law of Attraction (Lawyers in Love #1) by N.M. Silber
21.  Just Past Midnight by Amanda Stevens
22.  The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart
23.  Before the Storm by Leslie Tentler
24.  Stoneview Estate by Leona Karr

Every year I try to include a good number of books off of my 'Already Owned' pile... but every year I always end up with half pre-owned books, and half library books.  Of course, I suppose it was really my choice no matter what, and the books I wanted to include in my challenge list turned out in this way.

Wish me luck!

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