Lenoreo’s Non-Yearly Reading Challenges

I’ve found that the shorter term Reading Challenges and Read-a-thons that I participate in were getting lost in my yearly Reading Challenge page, so I’ve created this page to track them separately here!  I will post the most recent Reading Challenges/Read-a-thons at the top!  For more information on any of the challenges, go to the sign up pages.


The #COYER Winter 2018 is hosted by Berls (of Fantasy is More Fun) and Michelle (of Because Reading is better than real life) @ CoyerChallenge.com and runs from December 1st to March 2nd. #COYER

COYER stands for Clean Out Your E-Reads, and the original purpose of the challenge was to read all those books you already own that you purchased for less than $5 (this includes ARCs since you get those for free).  For the Winter 2018 version they’re keeping it fairly simple:

  1. Read Your E-Reads! Every book you read MUST be in an electronic format – meaning E-Book or Audiobook. It’s okay to start a book before December 1st, you must be less than half way for it to count then review it during COYER.
  2. The books must be FREE or NEARLY FREE! This includes review books, tour books, NetGalley, Edelweiss, etc. What’s nearly free? No more than $2 for eBooks and no more than $5 for Audiobooks (or the equivalent in your currency). This does NOT include library books, borrowed books, or Kindle Unlimited books.
  3. Read-a-thons are exceptions! We will have a few read-a-thons this COYER, where we go to summer rules… as in anything goes. Price and format won’t matter during those read-a-thons. We’ll have the exact dates for the read-a-thons on the Kick off Post December 1st.

My goal for #COYER Winter 2018 is to read 30 books and participate in at least 1 read-a-thon.

Books Read:

  1. Dance All Night by Alexis Daria
  2. My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
  3. Paper Girl by Cindy R. Wilson
  4. Valiant by Merrie Destefano

Progress:

Lenoreo's COYER Winter 2018: 4/30

13

Status:


The 12 Books of Christmas Challenge is hosted by Katie @ Just Another Girl and Her Books and runs from November 22nd to December 24th. #12BooksOfXmas

There are 4 levels to the challenge:
1-4 Elf Status
5-8 Reindeer Status
9-11 Mrs. Claus Status
12+ Santa Status

I’m going to be conservative and shoot for Reindeer Status, because there are always unexpected interruptions at Christmastime, but secretly I’m hoping I’ll hit Mrs. Claus Status.
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For this challenge, you were required to create a list of potential holiday reads (or you could create a Goodreads shelf):

Christmas Light (Christmas in New York #3) by Jolyse Barnett
Christmas With You (Stewart Island #4) by Tracey Alvarez
Glass Tidings by Amy Jo Cousins
His Christmas Miracle (Love in Montana #5) by Dani Collins
Christmas in Kilts by Various Authors
The Christmas Secret by Jeannie Watt
6 Mountain Brothers for Christmas by Rye Hart
Snowbound Seduction by Helen Brooks
I’ll Be Yours for Christmas by Samantha Hunter
His Christmas Virgin by Carole Mortimer
The Yuletide Engagement/A Yuletide Seduction by Carole Mortimer
An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne
Santa’s Secret (Christmas Wishes #1) by Serenity Woods
Christmas Nights (Diamond Creek, Alaska #6) by J.H. Croix
‘Tis the Season Bundle by Various Authors
Hers for the Holidays by Samantha Hunter
His First Noelle by Rhonda Nelson
A Fool’s Gold Christmas (Fool’s Gold #9.5) by Susan Mallery
A Christmas Bride: The Sheik and the Christmas Bride by Susan Mallery
Once Upon a Christmas Eve by Christine Flynn
It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by Kate Hoffmann
Under Wraps by Joanne Rock
Under the Tree (Romance for all Seasons #3) by Sandra Marie

Books Read:

  1. Under the Tree by Sandra Marie
  2. Dance All Night by Alexis Daria

Progress:

Lenoreo's 2018 12 Books of Christmas Challenge: 2/6

33

Status:


The 2018 HoHoHo Readathon is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer and runs from November 9th to November 18th. #hohohorat

There are no levels to this readathon, you just set your reading goal and list the books you hope to read.  All books must be either holiday or winter themed.  Since I’m participating in another Christmas challenge later starting later in November, I’m going to be conservative and set a goal of 5 Christmas/Winter books from the following list (you could also create a Goodreads shelf):

On the Edge of Scandal (Snow & Ice Games #3) by Tamsen Parker
Fire on the Ice (Snow & Ice Games #4) by Tamsen Parker
On the Brink of Passion (Snow & Ice Games #5) by Tamsen Parker
Hockey Holidays Anthology by Various Authors
Defying Gravity (Finding Perfect #2) by Kendra C. Highley
Snowflake Kisses by Jennie Bennett
Snow Angel (Hope Falls #5) by Melanie Shawn
Getting Wrapped Up (Sapphire Falls #3.5, 3.75) by Erin Nicholas
My True Love Gave to Me anthology by Various Authors
Christmas Light (Christmas in New York #3) by Jolyse Barnett
Christmas With You (Stewart Island #4) by Tracey Alvarez
Glass Tidings by Amy Jo Cousins
His Christmas Miracle (Love in Montana #5) by Dani Collins
Christmas in Kilts by Various Authors
The Christmas Secret by Jeannie Watt
6 Mountain Brothers for Christmas by Rye Hart
Snowbound Seduction by Helen Brooks
I’ll Be Yours for Christmas by Samantha Hunter
His Christmas Virgin by Carole Mortimer
The Yuletide Engagement/A Yuletide Seduction by Carole Mortimer
An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne
Santa’s Secret (Christmas Wishes #1) by Serenity Woods
Christmas Nights (Diamond Creek, Alaska #6) by J.H. Croix
‘Tis the Season Bundle by Various Authors
Hers for the Holidays by Samantha Hunter
His First Noelle by Rhonda Nelson
A Fool’s Gold Christmas (Fool’s Gold #9.5) by Susan Mallery
A Christmas Bride: The Sheik and the Christmas Bride by Susan Mallery
Once Upon a Christmas Eve by Christine Flynn
It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by Kate Hoffmann
Under Wraps by Joanne Rock
Under the Tree (Romance for all Seasons #3) by Sandra Marie

Books Read:

  1. Hockey Holidays by Toni Aleo, Jami Davenport, Shannon Stacey, Jaymee Jacobs, Jean C. Joachim, Jennifer Lazaris, Kat Mizera, Kate Willoughby, Lily Harlem, Lisa B. Kamps, Mary Smith, Melanie Ting, Melody Heck Gatto, R.J. Scott, Stephanie Julian, Stephanie Kay, Susan Scott Shelley, V.L. Locey
  2. From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata

Progress:

Lenoreo's 2018 HoHoHo Readathon: 2/5

40

Status: FAILED!  Well, unless you count an anthology of novellas as more than one entry (13 novellas == at least 4 novels right?).


The Fraterfest Read-A-Thon is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and runs from October 11th to October 16th. #FraterfestRAT

There are no levels to this read-a-thon, you just set your reading goal and list the books you hope to read, which can be thrillers, mysteries, paranormal, horror, supernatural, witchy, ghostly or serial killer novels and novellas.  I’m going to set a goal of 3 spooky books from the following list (you could also create a Goodreads shelf):

Magic Unmasked (Conspiracy of Magic #0.5) by Megan Crewe
Ruthless Magic (Conspiracy of Magic #1) by Megan Crewe

Blood Veil (Mission #2) by Megan Erickson
What Kills Me (What Kills Me #1) by Wynne Channing
I Am Forever (What Kills Me #2) by Wynne Channing
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee
Hiding Lies (Eleanor Ames #2) by Julie Cross
Bring Me Their Hearts (Bring Me Their Hearts #1) by Sara Wolf
Fanning the Flames (Going Down in Flames #4) by Chris Cannon
Burning Bright (Going Down in Flames #5) by Chris Cannon
For the Bears Eyes Only (Grizzlies Gone Wild #3) by Kathy Lyons
Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano
#Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid
Unspeakable (Beyond Human #2) by Nina Croft
Uncontrollable (Beyond Human #3) by Nina Croft

Books Read:

  1. Unspeakable by Nina Croft
  2. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  3. Uncontrollable by Nina Croft

Progress:

Lenoreo's 2018 Fraterfest Readathon: 3/3

100

Status: ACHIEVED!


The #COYER Big Summer Birthday Bash is hosted by Berls (of Fantasy is More Fun) and Michelle (of Because Reading is better than real life) @ CoyerChallenge.com and runs from June 9th to August 31st. #COYER

COYER stands for Clean Out Your E-Reads, and the original purpose of the challenge was to read all those books you already own that you purchased for less than $5 (this includes ARCs since you get those for free).  However, the summer challenges have been more about anything goes!!  Any format, any price, obtained from any LEGAL location. Library? Yep! Borrowed? Yep! KU? Yep? $500? Yep (but are you crazy?).  So that’s the basics for #COYER Big Summer Birthday Bash.  BUT!  In addition to that, the ladies have offered 10 goodies celebrating the past 10 COYER’s that you may choose to participate in as well!  You can participate in as many or as few as you would like.  You could just choose to do the basic challenge and not add on any goodies, it’s all up to the participant.

My goal for #COYER Big Summer Birthday Bash is to read 30 books.  And I will be participating in the following goodies:

Goody #1: Declare Your Reading Goal

  • Lightly Clean – 1 to 10 books
  • Spring Clean – 11 to 20 books
  • Deep Clean – More than 20 books

I’m going for a Deep Clean baby!!!  ACHIEVED!!

Goody #3: Participate in 1 or more Read-a-thons

  1. Fairy Tales with a Twist: Read fairy tale re-tellings and give those childhood favorites a twist! Read-a-thon runs Sunday June 17th 12am EST to Saturday June 23rd 11:59pm EST
  2. Christmas in July!: Read Holiday themed books. Read-a-thon runs Sunday July 15th 12am EST to Saturday July 21st 11:59pm EST
  3. Dusting Off The Shelves: Read the oldest books in your physical or e-library. They have to have sat on your shelf for at least 1 year. Read-a-thon runs Sunday July 29th 12am EST to Saturday August 4th 11:59pm EST
    • (mild) SUCCESS!!!  Read Over the Rainbow (DNF’d though), which has been on my shelf for 5 years, and Style, which has been on my shelf for 1.5 years.
  4. Scary Stories by the Campfire!:Read about ghosts, goblins, and any other horror/thriller that would make for a scary campfire tale!Read-a-thon runs Sunday August 5th 12am EST to Saturday August 11th 11:59pm EST
  5. Short and Sweet! Fill your final days not with Novels but with Novellas! Read-a-thon runs Sunday August 26th 12am EST to Friday August 31st 11:59pm EST
    • (mild) SUCCESS!!!  Read two novellas from my Realms & Rebels anthology, though did not post the review on the blog.  See them in this Goodreads review.

Because of reading towards Book Bonanza, and holidays sprinkled throughout, I’m only committing to participating in one read-a-thon, and most likely the Scary Stories by the Campfire! read-a-thon — I’m hoping some of my paranormal books can fit this bill as well.  If I can fit in Short and Sweet as well, bonus!

Goody #5: Mini Scavenger Hunt

The mini-scavenger hunt runs from Sunday August 12th 12am EST to Saturday August 25th 11:59pm EST, and the goal is to check off as many items as possible during that time from this list.  My goal is to check off 6 items.  FAILED on the goal, but SUCCESS on participating!

  • #74: Read the last book in a series: Boy Toy (Man Hands #3) by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby
  • #31: Read a book by an author you’ve previously read and given 5 stars: Trick Play (Mavericks Tackle Love #3) by Max Monroe
  • #59: Read a book by an author you have previously read and given less than 3 stars: Catching Irish (The Summerhaven Trio #4) by Katy Regnery
  • #43: Read a book that takes place during the summer: Dire Straits (Aspen Falls #4) by Melissa Pearl & Anna Cruise
  • #7: Read a book with a man on the cover (and no other people): Desperate Measures (Aspen Falls #5) by Melissa Pearl & Anna Cruise

Goody #8: Hurricane Berls

Hurricane Berls is hitting landfall Wednesday July 25th – Saturday July 28th!  It’s essentially a read-a-thon where you get a point per book you read, but you can ONLY read eBooks, they must have been purchased for $1 or less (not borrowed, but ARCs are ok), and in your possession before June 9th (even though this hurricane doesn’t start until July 25th)!  My goal is to read 2 books.  FAILED!!  I only read like 3/4 of a book (Seduction on the Slopes).  I underestimated how burned out I’d be post Book Bonanza.

Goody #9: Summer Reading List

Make a list of 15 books and read a least 10 of them over COYER Birthday Bash!  FAILED!!  Not even close!

My List:

Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe
Flow by Kennedy Ryan
All Lined Up by Cora Carmack
The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout
Amnesia by Cambria Hebert
Avalanche by Cambria Hebert
Left Drowning by Jessica Park
The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry
The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol
Where I Belong by J. Daniels
Bright Side by Kim Holden
Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan

Goody #10: The Switch -> The Strict, The List, and the One with the Twist

This is a reprise of the COYER Winter Switch I participated in earlier in the year, but with a shorter timespan — one week per each section.  See above for more directions on each section.  The Switch runs from Sunday June 24th – Saturday July 14th.

My Switch Goals:

  • June 24 – June 30: The List ⇒ Goal of 3 books chosen from the same list as for Goody #9.  I will colour the Switch books red when crossing off to delineate. ACHIEVED!!!  Read/listened to 3.75 books! (Tapping the Billionaire, All Lined Up, The Air He Breathes, and most of The Gravity of Us)
  • July 1 – July 7: The Strict ⇒ Goal of 3 books. FAILED!!!  Read/listened to 2.5 books! (All Broke Down, The Accidentals, and half of Left Drowning)
  • July 8 – July 14: The One with the Twist ⇒ Goal of 2 eBooks. FAILED!!  Read 1.5 books! (All Played Out, and half or Faking It)

Books Read:

  1. Filthy Beautiful Lies by Kendall Ryan
  2. Flow by Kennedy Ryan
  3. Lingus by Mariana Zapata
  4. Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey
  5. The Weight of Life by Whitney Barbetti
  6. The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey
  7. Counterfeit Boyfriend by Cindi Madsen
  8. Cry Baby by Ginger Scott
  9. Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe
  10. The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry
  11. All Lined Up by Cora Carmack
  12. The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry
  13. All Broke Down by Cora Carmack
  14. The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen
  15. All Played Out by Cora Carmack
  16. Faking It by Cora Carmack
  17. Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
  18. Left Drowning by Jessica Park
  19. Seduction on the Slopes by Tamsen Parker
  20. Over the Rainbow by Brian Rowe
  21. A Date for Hannah by Callie Henry, Katy Regnery
  22. Style by Chelsea M. Cameron
  23. Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen, Tanya Eby
  24. Trick Play by Max Monroe
  25. Catching Irish by Katy Regnery
  26. Dire Straits by Melissa Pearl, Anna Cruise
  27. Desperate Measures by Melissa Pearl, Anna Cruise
  28. Until We're More by Cindi Madsen
  29. The awful wonderful Story of Us by Jolene Perry
  30. Stronger than You Know by Jolene Perry
  31. Tapping Her by Max Monroe
  32. Grip by Kennedy Ryan
  33. Gathering Water by Regan Claire

Progress:

Lenoreo's COYER Big Summer Birthday Bash 2018: 31/30

103

Status: COMPLETE!  A mix of successes and failures for the Goodies, but achieved my goal of 30 books!


The #COYER Winter Switch is hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun, Michelle @ Because Reading is better than real life, and Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! and runs from December 16th to March 9th. #COYER

COYER stands for Clean Out Your E-Reads, and the purpose is to read all those books you already own that you purchased for less than $5 (this includes ARCs since you get those for free).  Or at least that’s the regular version.  These run twice a year I believe, and for this Winter Switch you can choose the regular “strict” version for the whole challenge, or you can choose to mix it up with COYER Switch.  If you choose COYER Switch, there are 3 different time periods, and you must do each of the 3 components once (you decide the order).  NOTE: you can read books outside these rules, but obviously those books wouldn’t count towards this challenge.  I’m a bit late signing up and getting started, but what the heck!!  I’m going for the COYER Switch because it sounds fun.  Here are the deetz for the 3 components:

The Strict

This is good old strict COYER. The rules:

  1. Every book you read must be an eBook or audiobook.
  2. Every book must be either free or less than $5.
  3. No library books, borrowed books, or Kindle Unlimited.

The List

For The List, you guessed it… you’re making a list!

  1. Make a list of up to 30 books you want to read.
  2. Every book on the list must be in your possession BEFORE you put them on the list.
  3. You can add 5 new books for every 5 books you read.
  4. Books on the list can be any format, any price, obtained any LEGAL way… so that means library books, KU, borrowed, etc.

The One with the Twist

The One with the Twist is probably my favorite…

  1. You can read ANY book. ANY price. Obtained any LEGAL way.
  2. The Twist is, you have to stick with one format. If you choose audiobooks, then only the audiobooks you read during this phase will count. If you choose eBooks, then only eBooks you read during this phase will count. ETC…

My Goals:

  • December 16 – January 12: The Strict ⇒ Goal of 10 books.
  • January 13 – February 9: The List ⇒ Goal of 12 books chosen from the following list:

    Anatomy of a Player by Cindi Madsen
    Crazy Pucking Love by Cindi Madsen
    Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren
    Royally Matched by Emma Chase
    Royally Endowed by Emma Chase
    Appealed by Emma Chase
    Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis
    Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis
    Paper Princess by Erin Watt
    Unspoken by Jen Frederick
    Sacked by Jen Frederick
    Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
    Beard Science by Penny Reid
    Beard in Mind by Penny Reid
    Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid
    Dating-ish by Penny Reid
    The Score by Elle Kennedy
    The Goal by Elle Kennedy
    Act Like You Love Me by Cindi Madsen
    Resisting the Hero by Cindi Madsen
    Crazy for the Competition by Cindi Madsen
    The Bad Boy’s Baby by Cindi Madsen
    Just Jilted by Cindi Madsen
    The Negotiator by Avery Flynn

  • February 10 – March 9: The One with the Twist ⇒ Goal of 12 eBooks.

Books Read:

  1. Royally Screwed by Emma Chase
  2. Holiday Wishes by Jill Shalvis
  3. Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis
  4. From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
  5. Show Me by Abigail Strom
  6. The Vanishing Spark of Dust by Sara Baysinger
  7. Lions and Tigers and Boys by Tawny Stokes
  8. Love Between Enemies by Molly E. Lee
  9. Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn
  10. Four Letter Word by J. Daniels
  11. The Negotiator by Avery Flynn
  12. Royally Matched by Emma Chase
  13. Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
  14. Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid
  15. Beard Science by Penny Reid
  16. Beard in Mind by Penny Reid
  17. Sacked by Jen Frederick
  18. Anatomy of a Player by Cindi Madsen
  19. Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen
  20. The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood
  21. Fix My Fall by Carey Heywood
  22. Fighting Irish by Katy Regnery
  23. Memphis by Ginger Scott
  24. Consequence by Rachel Higginson
  25. Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry
  26. Chasing Destiny by Megan Erickson
  27. The Score by Elle Kennedy
  28. Boots by Megan Erickson
  29. Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
  30. Changing His Game by Megan Erickson
  31. Playing For Her Heart by Megan Erickson

Progress:

Lenoreo's COYER Winter Switch 2017/18: 29/34

85

Status: Complete!!  Achieved my goal for Strict (12/12), surpassed the Twist (15/12), but failed the List (read 10/12).