TBR Pile Reading Challenges 2016


I’m going to participate in the TBR Pile (to-be-read pile) Reading Challenge for 2016. The goal of the challenge is to read books that have been on our bookshelf for a while – either as gifts, or books we bought and never got around to reading, or anything else. The main rule is the book can’t be a book that’ll release in 2016 so no new books or ARCs.

I’ll pick the second level for this challenge, “A Friendly Hug”, which means I have to read 11-20 books from my TBR pile. I didn’t want to pick too many because with my list of ARCs for 2015 growing increasingly longer, I don’t always have time to read other books. But I want to make a genuine effort, and if I reach 20 books or more, I can always move on to the next level of the challenge.

If you’d like to participate in the challenge as well, you can sign up here.

I’ll keep track of my progress on this page, and in the sidebar.

  1. Fantastical Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  3. Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling
  4. White Bones (Katie Maguire #1) by Graham Masterton
  5. The Girl in the Red Coat by Katie Hamer
  6. The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales by Kate Mosse
  7. Gethsemane Hall by David Annandale
  8. The Leaping by Tom Fletcher
  9. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  10. Passing The Torch by L.L. Sanders
  11. Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash

Netgalley Reading Challenge 2016


Last year, I participated in the Netgalley challenge and successfully reached my goals. This year, I’m signing up for it again. My netgalley ratio is currently 90% and I’m very proud of that, so this year it won’t be about upping the ratio, but about keeping it above 90% (and as close to 100% as it gets).

I’m going for the “hardcore” level, which means reading 41+ books from Netgalley. I’ll track my progress each month, and add the books that count for this challenge to this page. I will also keep track of my progress in the sidebars.

If you want to participate in this challenge, you can sign up here.

Here’s a list of the books I’ve read for this challenge so far. Links point back to the review.

  1. The Incurables by Jon Bassoff
  2. The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth
  3. The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy
  4. Beside Myself by Ann Morgan
  5. The Woman in Blue (Ruth Galloway #8) by Elly Griffiths
  6. After The Woods by Kim Savage
  7. The Silent Twin by Caroline Mitchell
  8. Tales of the Possessed by C. Torrington
  9. True Crime Addict by James Renner
  10. Something Wicked by Debi Chestnut
  11. The Boston Strangler by Gerold Frank
  12. The Night Parade by Ronald Malfi
  13. Passing The Torch by L.L. Sanders
  14. Little Killers A to Z by Howard Odentz
  15. Pay The Ghost by Tim Lebbon
  16. Dark Spirits by Stephen Lancaster
  17. Vile by Benjamin S. Jeffries
  18. The Cabin by Natasha Preston
  19. Haunted Bridges by Rich Newman
  20. Nessie by Nick Redfern
  21. The Devil’s Work by Mark Edwards
  22. Pretty Wicked by Kelly Charron
  23. One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
  24. On The Run by Izai Amorim
  25. On Top of the World by David Lamb
  26. The Mystery of Spring-Heeled Jack by John Matthews
  27. Occult Paris by Tobias Churton
  28. Girl Number One by Jane Holland
  29. The Scholl Case by Anja Reich-Osang
  30. In The Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold
  31. The Killing Game by The Black Rose
  32. The Missing by Monty Marsden
  33. The Operator by Kim Harrison