Unlike everyone else, I never actually set my goal. I do not usually join reading challenges because I do not like the pressure of having to read a book with a given time frame. Not unless it is required reading, like for class. I highly doubt that because I am studying Information Technology. The only way I could get near YA books at all using my course is to use them as variables for a program or a entities in a database.
I still have 11 months of casual perusing and fangirling ahead of me so I thought, why not finish what I started a long time ago? If ever I could find the time to do so, then I will read these.
The first challenge is called: The Fault In Our Stars Challenge. This challenge came from a Buzzfeed list that are consisted of books to read if you liked TFIOS. It has been my dream to get all of the books in there on my shelf. But that’s on the priority list. So why not finish reading all of the books on that list this 2016? I have read the majority of the lot, which is why I really need to finish the list this year.
Here’s the roster:
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews Looking For Alaska by John Green Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Every Day by David Levithan
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Of course, since I crossed out a ton of books for the TFIOS challenge already, I made another challenge. I forgot about this, and I was supposed to make a post with Maan from The Pigeon Reads. We both decided to declare 2016 as the “Year of Fantasy”. Hence, the Year of Fantasy/Series Challenge.
With that said, I will list a bunch of series that I want to start reading this year. The challenge is: at least read the first book in the series or finish the whole thing. No buts. No ifs. We need to catch up.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer:
Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter
Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs:
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City, Library of Souls
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas:
Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes:
Falling Kingdoms, Rebel Spring, Gathering Darkness, Frozen Tides
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater:
The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily , Lily Blue, The Raven King
Air Awakens by Elise Kova
Air Awakens, Fire Falling, Earth’s End
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen, Glass Sword
The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
The Winner’s Curse, The Winner’s Crime, The Winner’s Kiss
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Snow Like Ashes, Ice Like Fire, Frost Like Night
This list is NOT changeable. If future me is reading this right now, DO NOT LOSE HOPE. YOU CAN DO IT. YOU CAN FINISH THESE CHALLENGES. DO NOT ALTER THIS. Now if you’re being killed by your thesis, hang in there.
*Update 3.14.16 Hello self. You are chill on your thesis. And you love Cinder now.
*Update 10.17.16 Hello self. You will have to extend this one to 2017 haha.
*Update 12.16.16 Yeah. I am renaming this one as a 2017 challenge.
*Update 1/20/17 I hate you, past self.
*Update 8/13/2017 WHY ON EARTH DID YOU MAKE THIS CHALLENGE WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE A NEUROTIC READER. (Yes, I am aware that I am shouting at my past self. I am secretly hoping that the point comes across the time and space continuum and that I will somehow hit myself in the head for making this challenge.) Nevertheless, EXTENDED TILL 2018 BECAUSE I CAN DO WHAT I WANT.