2017 Reading Assignment Challenge

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As a contrast from previous years' participation, I've decided to decrease my ambitions:
-- Reading Level 4 to Reading Level 2 -- two books a month instead of four.

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

In 2016, Michelle and Berls 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 Goal and Progress/Updates:

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

Progress:  (last updated on:  8/1/2017)
14 books read // 7 months completed

My Book List and Sign Up Announcement
My First Quarterly Report Card post || I made a C.  =(
My Second Quarterly Report Card post || I made an A! =D
My Third Quarterly Report Card post || I made an A !!
My Fourth (Final) Quarterly Report Card 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 | April
2.  The Nightmare Charade (The Arkwell Academy #3) by Mindee Arnett | September
3.  Two Guys Detective Agency (Two Guys Detective Agency #1) by Stephanie Bond | May
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 | July
7.  Behind the Scenes by Natalie J. Damschroder | August
8.  Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin #1) by Jennifer Estep | January
9.  The Child by Sebastian Fitzek | March
10.  Sweet Bea (Arthur's Legacy #1) by Sarah Hegger | February
11.  Once a Thief (Quinn/Thief #1) by Kay Hooper | June
12.  Always a Thief (Quinn/Thief #2) by Kay Hooper | June
13.  Frost Line by Linda Howard and Linda Jones
14.  Almost Dead (San Fransisco #2) by Lisa Jackson | March
15.  Bringing Down Sam (Temptation in the City #1) by Leslie Kelly
16.  False Memory by Dean Koontz | April
17.  Cybele's Secret (Wildwood #2) by Juliet Marillier | February - Finished in March
18.  Dear Maggie by Brenda Novak
19.  Thicker Than Water (Mordecai Young #1) by Maggie Shayne | August
20.  The Law of Attraction (Lawyers in Love #1) by N.M. Silber | July -- DNF @ 26%
21.  Just Past Midnight by Amanda Stevens
22.  The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart | January - Finished in February
23.  Before the Storm by Leslie Tentler | May
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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