2019 Mid-Year Challenge Updates

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I do enjoy a good reading challenge and the best thing is most of my challenges can cross-post to each other, which is nice. As you may know I kept my goals on the low end this year. If I do go over or hit my goal; then I’ll just move up to the next level. As you can see my year is going well.
How are you doing on your reading challenges?


My goal for this challenge: New Releases Newbie which is 1 – 30 new releases.
I’ve read 7 New Releases to date:


My goal for this challenge is to read 30+ books. All books must be published before 2018. I’ve read 57 books so far for and will be upping my goal:

  1. Last Dragon Standing (Reread)
  2. The Dragon Who Loved Me (Reread)
  3. How To Drive a Dragon Crazy (Reread)
  4. A Tale of Two Dragons (Reread)
  5. Light My Fire (Reread)
  6. Feel the Burn (Reread)
  7. Moonshadow (Reread)
  8. The Werewolf Meets His Match
  9. Widow’s Web
  10. The Gargoyle Gets His Girl
  11. Small Favor
  12. Miss Mechanic
  13. Masques 
  14. A Cross to Bear
  15. Ancient Magic
  16. Deadly Sting
  17. The Professor Woos The Witch
  18. Kiss of Venom
  19. Wake a Sleeping Tiger
  20. Run to Ground
  21. Cutie Pies and Deadly Lies
  22. Under Wraps
  23. Mercenary Magic
  24. Sterling
  25. On the Chase
  26. Mastered by Her Mates
  27. Bring The Heat (Reread)
  28. Roar
  29. Witch Slapped
  30. Vados
  31. Heart of Venom
  32. Wolfsbane
  33. Not His Werewolf
  34. Turn Coat
  35. The Guardians
  36. Dual Abduction
  37. Mercenary Abduction
  38. Urban Enemies
  39. Accidental Abduction
  40. Heroic Abduction
  41. Broken Soul
  42. The Vampire wants a Wife
  43. Mikolaus (Seduced by the Gladiators, #1)
  44. Warrior’s Bond (Yadeshi Brides, #1)
  45. The Spider
  46. The Vampire’s Fake Fiancée
  47. The Shifter Romances The Writer
  48. Going Green
  49. Holiday Abduction
  50. Dark Heir
  51. Rhal
  52. Tave
  53. Changes
  54. Magic Games
  55. Magic Nights
  56. Erun
  57. Dashing Through the Stars


My goal for this challenge is Phase 3: 21 – 30 ebooks read. I’ve read 48 eBooks for this challenge. As you can see I divided them up into different categories. I wanted to keep track of where I get my eBooks. Since I hit my goal I’ll be upping it. 


  1. Not Her Gargoyle – $.99c
  2. The Vampire’s Unintended Alien
  3. The Werewolf Meets His Match
  4. The Gargoyle Gets His Girl
  5. Miss Mechanic
  6. Psychic’s Spell 
  7. A Cross to Bear – (Prime Reading)
  8. Ancient Magic – (Prime Reading)
  9. Oracle’s Haunt 
  10. The Professor Woos The Witch 
  11. A Shifter Christmas Carol
  12. Cutie Pies and Deadly Lies – Free
  13. Mercenary Magic
  14. In a Badger Way
  15. Mastered by Her Mates – Free
  16. Witch Slapped
  17. Vados – $.99c
  18. Not His Werewolf – $.99c
  19. The Vampire Kitting Club – Free
  20. Accidental Abduction – Free
  21. Dual Abduction
  22. Mercenary Abduction
  23. Heroic Abduction
  24. Have Tail, Will Travel – $.99c
  25. The Vampire wants a Wife – Free
  26. Mikolaus (Seduced by the Gladiators, #1) – Free
  27. Warrior’s Bond (Yadeshi Brides, #1) – Free
  28. The Shifter Romances The Writer
  29. Going Green
  30. Reader Abduction
  31. Tave
  32. Rhal
  33. Magic Games
  34. Magic Nights
  35. Erun
  36. Dashing Through the Stars – $.99c



  1. Kiss of Venom
  2. Wake A Sleeping Tiger
  3. Mail Order Cowboy
  4. Urban Enemies
  5. Broken Soul
  6. Dark Heir



  1. Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet
  2. Rebel Alpha by Anna Lowe
  3. Drakon’s Tear by N.J. Walters
  4. Fight for What’s His by Laura Kaye
  5. American Witch by Thea Harrison


My goal for this challenge is 1st Edition 11 – 20 physical books. My goal was to keep this challenge to my box of books (gifts won and books I bought). You can click on the banner to see my list of books I own. Even tho my goal was just my own personal books I decide to add the library books to the list as well. I’m seeing how many physical books I can read from home and the library. I’ve reached 14 print books read.

  • Cowboy Bold by Carolyn Brown (Gift)
  • Midnight Wolf by Jeaniene Frost (Gift)
  • Cross Breed (Gift)
  • Widows Web
  • Small Favor
  • Burn Bright
  • Deadly Sting
  • Chocolate a la Murder
  • Turn Coat
  • Heart of Venom
  • Under Wraps
  • Changes
  • The Spider
  • Cowboy Wolf Trouble


My goal is Discussion Dabbler 1 – 10. I’ve done 23 posts for this challenge to date and will be upping my goal:

  1. New Year’s Book Tag 2019
  2. New Year’s Resolutions Book Tag 2019
  3. 2019 Challenges I’m Participating In
  4. TTT: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019
  5. TTT: New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2018
  6. TTT: My Ten Most Recent Additions To My TBR
  7. Tell Me Something Tuesday: Recent Romantic Reads
  8. Valentine’s Day Book Tag
  9. Tell Me Something Tuesday: TBR Pile
  10. Book Blogger Hop: Do you buy all your books?
  11. Day and Night Book Tag
  12. Get To Know Me With….. Books!
  13. Memos: TMST- Obscure Words & BBH – Classic Novel
  14. Culling The Herd of Books Part 5
  15. Plan With Me Book Tag
  16. Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag
  17. Memos: Top Ten Tuesday, Book Blogger Hop, & Tell Me Something Tuesday!
  18. Memos: BBH Get Psyched, TTT Quotes, & TMST WOW!
  19. The Rapid Fire Book Tag
  20. Memos: BBH – Do you read if you don’t like? TTT – Favorite books released in last 10 years! TMST – Favorite Authors
  21. The Spectacular Book Tag
  22. June is Audiobook Month… Let’s Celebrate!
  23. Audiobook Tag


You can see my Mid-Year check in post for the Audiobook Challenge here.


I host the Library Love Challenge. My goal is Overdrive Junk 36+. I’ve read and/or listened to 23 items from the library to date. My mid-year post will be live on July 2nd: here. I’ve got a special giveaway for those participating in the library love challenge and those that do a mid-year post. For full details on the challenge and to sign up: click here.


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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.

12 comments on “2019 Mid-Year Challenge Updates

  1. You’re doing amazing!

    • Thank’s!!

  2. You are blowing those challenges out of the water! You go, girl! It’s great that you’ve got a such a variety of books and formats going on.
    Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict recently posted…Review ~ Prisoner of Night by J.R. Ward @JRWard1 #JIAMMy Profile

    • Thank’s Tanya!

  3. You’re doing really well on your challenges. I see a lot of books that I’ve either read and enjoyed or want to read.
    Melanie Simmons recently posted…Check Out These Audiobooks & Series #JIAM #LoveAudiobooksMy Profile

    • Thank’s Melanie. This year has been good for reading especially the backlist titles I’ve had on my list for a long time. Thank’s for stopping in.

  4. I love challenges & have discovered some great new to me authors/series that I probably would not have found otherwise.

    • Same goes for me. It helps encourage me to try new things. Thank’s for visiting!

  5. Great job on your challenges! My sign up post for Library Love will be going live tomorrow! I’m late in the game, but it’s all good!
    Alison F recently posted…June 2019 Bingo Board Check-inMy Profile

    • Never to late to join the Library Love Challenge. Thank’s for joining and visiting!

  6. Awesome job Angela!!???

    Have a fabulous weekend!!??

    • Thank’s!!