So, today was a very good day. First of all, I made it over one-hundred followers. Woo-hoo!! My blog has been up less than a month, so this feels like a big accomplishment. I will be having some kind of 100 follower giveaway. I promise I will post the details on soon, but I'm still thinking of some cool way to say THANK YOU GUYS!!
Also, earlier tonight, I made it into the top two final kissing scenes over at LUV YA. Next week me and other final "Kissing" entry go head to head with the "Kiss Off" entries. I'm SO excited. I can't believe I made it this far. Thanks to everyone who voted for me.
And, it was an awesome day because H (my husband) bought me the cutest golden snitch earrings along with a golden snitch necklace to match. He is awesome!!
So, now that my happy news is out of the way, I'd like to post my "Fall into Reading" list. This is a challenge hosted over at Callapidder Days. I'll let you guys head over there to read the details, since I don't want to inadvertently break blogger etiquette rules. I read about someone doing that the other day and realized I've come perilously close a couple of times now. Oops!
So, here are the books I hope to read from now through the first day of winter. I really want to complete this challenge because I set another goal for myself in January, to read 100 books this year and I have fallen pretty behind. I think reading is truly the best path to becoming a better writer. It's easy to get caught up in blogging, tweeting, revising, critiquing etc...and forget to make time. So no more! I am going to post twenty books, so I can pick and choose. I'm challenging myself to read twelve of them by Dec. 21
The Perks of Being a Wallflower I'm the only person in the whole YA world who hasn't read this
The Shining One of the only Stephen King books I have yet to read.
The Demon Trappers Daughter This one has been on my TBR list for way too long.
A Beautiful Evil I read the first book (Darkness Becomes Her) and really liked it. Not sure why I keep putting off the sequel.
Girl of Nightmares I loved Anna Dressed in Blood so I'm super excited for this one.
Torn If I like it I will continue with the next two books in the series, Tangled and Bound.
A Need So Beautiful If I like this, I will continue with A Want So Wicked
Reached The final book in the Matched series. It's coming out Nov. 13th YAY
UnWholly I loved Unwind, so I can't wait to read this!
What's Left of Me I've been following Kat Zhang's blog since I heard about this book. The concept is amazing and I'm psyched to read it.
Beautiful Chaos I was waiting to read this until Beautiful Redemption came out. I didn't want to wait forever between the two books. Since Beautiful Redemption comes out Oct. 23 I can safely read this one now. :)
Days of Blood and Starlight. This is coming out of Nov. 6th and I CAN'T WAIT
Destroy Me This comes out Oct. 2nd. It's a novella set in Warner's POV--from Shatter Me. Since that was one of my favorite books, I'm really looking forward to it.
The Evolution of Mara Dyer I wasn't as crazy about The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer book as the rest of the YA world, but I definitely liked it enough to want to read the sequel, which is coming out Oct. 23
Pushing the Limits I'm not normally too much of a contemporary reader but, for some reason, I am dying to read this book. There have been a few contemporaries that I've truly loved, (The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and Anna and the French Kiss come to mind, so I'm hoping I'll like this as much!)
So that's it. Phew. My whole list. Anyone else out there plan on doing the challenge? I'm trying to do this and Nanowrimo this year, so I think I've lost my mind. ;)
As far as what I've recently read, I just got done Angelfall and it was AMAZING. Like, the most amazing book I've read since Hunger Games. I loved it. Can't wait for the next one!! Anyone looking for an action-packed thrill ride with just enough romance to keep you wanting more, pick this book up!!
Let me know if you've loved/hated anything on my challenge list. Especially if you hated it. WARN ME NOW!! haha. And please tell me what you're reading!! Books are my number one fave thing to talk about. :)