Friday, February 7, 2020

January Books recap

Thanks to some time in the sun and a bit of prioritizing, I managed to read 13 books in January.   The selection varied in genre and I managed to hit upon a number of the different challenges.  Be sure to check out the different tracking pages linked here to see how what I read for each of the prompts.  Those pages also contain links to the reviews I did for the books and the original blog posts I wrote about each of them.

General Tracking

AtoZ  and  Alphabet Soup #AlphabetSoupChallenge  - D, E, G, L, M, N, O, P, S, T, U, W

Alphabet Soup Author Edition #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge- A, C, D, H, J, K, L, P, R, S, V

Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2020  Tracked Here  completed 4/5 completed

Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Tracked Here  11/36 books read

Literary Escapes  (Destination)  Visited:   CA, CT, MA, NY, TN, WA  plus England, France, Ireland

Specific Criteria

PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge  # 12, 19, 20, 23, 27, 35, 38, 41 46, 47, 49, 50 completed in Jan

Around the Year in 52 Books # 1, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 19, 33, 34, 50 completed in Jan

52 Books in 52 Weeks  #1, 4, 8, 12, 13, 15, 17,  21, 26,  34, 37,  47 completed in Jan

BooklistQueen #3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 21, 32, 39, 46 completed in Jan

20 in 20 #Read20in2020  #1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 13, 17, 18,  completed in Jan

NJM Book Challenge  #NJMBookChallenge2020 #2, 4, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 20, 25

Wizarding World Tour
  • Beauxbatons: set at Christmas;  Book involving horses
  • Castelobruxo- contains a magical creature
  • Durmstrang:  related to the cold  involves a secret (feb)
  • Hogwarts:  Gem in the title or on the cover;  set in multiple locations; involves a train; mentions the Harry Potter universe
  • Ilvermorny-  Set in NorthEast USA 
  • Koldovstoretz- none
  • Mahoutokoro- includes an animal

While I was Reading  Centered around a holiday; a romance novel

What's in a Name  -  reference to children;  one of the 4 natural elements

Color Coded  Blue, Black, Red and Orange are completed

Monthly Motif #MonthlyMotifGXO   Winter Wonderland completed; visited Narnia

Monthly Keyword #MonthlyKeyWordGXO  Water was the word I selected

Monthly Book Awards #GXOAwardReadingChallenge   2018 Costa Award for Normal People

TBR Based Challenges

2020TBR #2020TBRReadingChallenge  # 5, 9, 14, 20, 21

Beat the Backlist #BeatTheBacklist2020  8 books;   bingo squares: cover redesign is better; 4th+ book in series; one word title; author who writes multiple genres; genre-mashup; book with less than 200 pgs; wish you had read it sooner; new to you author;

Back List Reader  #Backlistreader Tracked Here   9/24 read

Start on Your Shelfathon  #StartOnYourShelfathon Tracked Here  9/5  thru Apr 2020

Mount TBR  #MountTBR2020 Tracked Here  9/24 read  in Jan.

Genre Specific

Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2020  a prompt in 5 months- Apr, May, Aug, Oct, Dec

Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal - Mysteries Tracked Here  5/25 completed in Jan

Craving for Cozies  Tracked Here  4/26 completed

Cruisin thru Cozies  4/20 completed;  read the culinary, holiday, career and 1 freebie

Historical Fiction  #2020HFReadingChallenge  Tracked Here  1/5

Memoir  completed 1/5  memoir for the Food memoir category

Creative Tracking Challenges

Book Bingo

Medical Examiner Challenge-  13 toe tags submitted for 7 books

Murder Mysteries Bingo-  no bingos yet but 18 squares have been marked

Six Shooter Challenge  -  targets for 5 authors / 2 shots on James Patterson's target

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