2016 Reading Challenge Updates (Q1) – March

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This is my first Quarterly Reading Challenge Update for 2016. As you can see I’m doing great for my reading challenge’s this year. A few I have excited and completed already. 


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MY GOAL: 10 Books


Shadow’s End (Elder Races #9) by Thea Harrison
Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) by Jeaniene Frost
Shards of Hope (Psy-Changeling #14) by Nalini Singh
Angels’ Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh
Archangel’s Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2) by Nalini Singh
Dragon Storm (Black Dragons, #2) by Katie MacAlister
Liam Takes Manhattan (Elder Races #9.5) by Thea Harrison
Stone-Cold Fox (Mai Hayashi #1) by Hailey Edwards
Archangel’s Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh
Archangel’s Blade (Guild Hunter #4) by Nalini Singh



2016 Finishing the Series Challenge

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Finally started the Guild Hunter series. I’m devouring the books. Next after all these years I finally finally completed the Night Huntress series. YA!!
This challenge is coming along and I should have all the series completed by the end of the year.

My Goal: Level 2 (Testing the waters)
Complete 2 – 4 series (I’m not counting short stories. Only full length novels that are part of a series.)



  • Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost
    • 2 out of 4 books read
      • Bound by Flames #3
      • Into the Fire #4





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This one I picked three different challenges.


My Goal For Contemporary

 I’m going with Level 1 (Sunbathing): 6 books


(Have not read any Contemporary yet)


My Goal For Urban Fantasy

 I’m going with Level 2 (Dipping the Toes): 12 books



Read: 16/12 – 130%


My Goal For Paranormal


I’m going with Level 5 (Diving In): 75 books


Read: 31/75 – 40% Done



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My Goal: Level 2 (Dipping the Toes)
Complete 12 books (any book over 80ish pages counts)


Read: 8/12 – 67%



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As you can see I’ve bought books even though I was trying not too. I’ve got a total of 53 books I own to read. I’m knocking them off, but I’m still buying new ones. As of 3/27/16 this is what I have/own.
I’ve only read: 17/53 ~ 30% Complete


  • Read the books I’ve bought
  • Try to knock all off the ones listed below in 2016
  • I can’t buy myself any books until I’ve read a significant amount of my own. Maybe 5-10 before I buy any new ones. I’ll be fairly flexible with this and see where my guilt leads me.
  • If I’m itching for newness or a book use the library first; before purchasing.

List of books I’ve bought, but have not read yet! (Updated: March 27, 2016)

  • Kindle
    1. Huntsman’s Prey by Marie Hall
    2. Storm Warrior by Dani Harper
    3. The Hearts of The Anemoi Bundle by Laura Kaye
    4. East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye
    5. Caedmon Wolves: Volume 1 (Books 1-3) by Amber Ella Monroe
    6. Wolf’s Desire by Amber Ella Monroe
    7. Magic After Dark Box Set by Multiple Authors
    8. Venice Vampyr Box Set by Tina Folsom
    9. Luca’s Magic Embrace by Kym Gross 
    10. Hard As A Rock by Mina Carter (Read)
    11. Kodiak’s Claim by Eve Langlais
    12. Act of Mercy by Many M. Roth
    13. Miss Taken by Milly Taiden (Read)
    14. Druid Series (Books 1-3 Box Set) by Many M. Roth
    15. King of Prey Series ( Books 1-3 Box Set) by Many M. Roth
    16. All Roar and No Bite by Celia Kyle
    17. Administrative Control by Many M. Roth
    18. Her Fallen Angel by Felicity Heaton
    19. Ascension by Felicity Heaton
    20. Prophecy by Felicity Heaton
    21. Small Magics by Ilona Andrews (Read)
    22. Her Dragon’s Soul by Julia Mills (Read)
    23. The Fate of Her Dragon by Julia Mills (Read)
    24. Her Dragon’s No Angel by Julia Mills (Read)
    25. Taming the Wild Cougar by Terry Spear
    26. Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews (Pre-Order 2016)
    27. Bearfoot and Pregnant by Milly Taiden (Read) ARC
  • Nook
    1. Michel/Striker by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright
    2. Cain’s Identity by Tina Folsom
    3. The King by J.R. Ward
    4. The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks
    5. Dragos Goes to Washington (Read)
    6. Pia Does Hollywood by Thea Harrison (Read)
    7. Alphas: Origin by Ilona Andrews (Pre-Order 4/2016)
    8. Liam Takes Manhattan by Thea Harrison (Read)
    9. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs 
    10. Wild Things by Jennifer Ashley 
  • Paperbacks
    1. Up From The Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Read)
    2. Bound By Flames by Jeaniene Frost
    3. Vipers Run by Stephanie Tyler
    4. Heart of Stone by Christine Warren (Read)

New Additions Bought in 2016

  • Kindle
    1. Protect and Service by Mina Carter (Read)
    2. Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Mina Carter (Read)
    3. Seduced by Santa by Mina Carter
    4. Stone-Cold Fox by Hailey Edwards
    5. Liquid Fire by Gloria C. Bishop (Read)(It was also an ARC)
    6. Miss Matched by Milly Taiden (Read)(It was also an ARC)
    7. Divine Ecstasy by Setta Jay (Read)(It was also an ARC)
    8. The Bear King’s Captive by Milly Taiden (Pre-Order 3/31)
    9. War’s Passion by Lia Davis
    10. Bad Boys of the Night Box Set
    11. Sultry Nights by Valerie Twombly
    12. Her Dragon, His Demon by Julia Mills



I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “2016 Reading Challenge Updates (Q1) – March

  1. i have piles of books every where, about 500 kindle books and i keep buying more!!! i need help! good for you for holding off buying more till you read some!

    • The Read My Own Dame Books Challenge was one I am glad I picked up. It’s helping me focus on reading the books I do own. I have a hard time holding off on buying new books especially if I see it’s on sale under $1.99. It’s an on again off again thing, but I think I’m doing well this year on limiting my purchases so far. As for my kindle I’m not counting all the freebies. I’ve got severe hundred of those. ^_^