2013 Reading Challenges: Final Update

One of my first posts on my blog was about the reading challenges I had signed up for earlier in the year a Goodreads group. I didn’t really keep up with the challenges once I got really into blogging, but as the year came to an end, I went back to them and filled in the gaps.

Let’s see how I did:

01. 50 States or Countries Challenge Completed: 33/50

This one is pretty hard for two reasons. First, so many books are set in unspecified cities or states, and sometimes when there is a real setting, it’s not listed on Goodreads. If I didn’t rememeber to put it in its slot when I read it, I might have skipped over it because I couldn’t easily find its setting months later. Second, there are so many states (especially those in flyover country) that don’t as much love and when I do find a book set there, it doesn’t always sound interesting to me. I’m going to continue working on this one and I hope that I can finish it up in 2014.

If you have any suggestions for states I haven’t read, even those where I have something listed, please leave a comment.

Completed: 31/50

Alabama: The Splendor Falls (January 6)
Alaska: Lost Voices (January 9)
Arizona: A Want So Wicked (January 12)
Arkansas: Mary of the Aether (January 17)
California: Loving Summer (January 24)
Colorado: Monument 14 (January 26)
Connecticut: My Life Next Door (January 31)
Delaware: The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls (February 3)
Florida: Forget You (February 15)
Georgia: Fallen (March 1)
Hawaii: Don’t Look Back (February 12)
Idaho: Deadline (March 1)
Illinois: Faking Faith (February 25)
Indiana: The Fault in Our Stars (March 20)
Iowa: The Princesses of Iowa (March 23)
Kansas: Moon Over Manifest (April 7)
Kentucky: The Queen of Kentucky (June 23)
Louisiana: Ruined (June 4)
Maine: Requiem (March 20)
Maryland: Blood and Chocolate
Massachusetts: Scandal (March 5)
Michigan: Once Upon a River
Minnesota: Stork
Missouri: Ink is Thicker Than Water (November 27)
Montana: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (June 26)
Nebraska: Eleanor & Park (May 25)
Nevada: Rise (April 8)
New Hampshire: Five Summers (July 21)
New Jersey:
New Mexico: Fated
New York: Vegan Virgin Valentine (June 13)
North Carolina: Lock and Key
North Dakota:
Oregon: If I Stay
Pennsylvania: The Key to the Golden Firebird
Rhode Island: Devilish
South Carolina: Beautiful Darkness (August 16)
South Dakota:
Tennessee: Catching Jordan (August 2)
Texas: Where I Belong (May 30)
Utah: Sweethearts
Vermont: Fixing Delilah (June 1)
Virginia: The Raven Boys (October 1)
Washington: Dead Girls Don’t Lie (October 18)
West Virginia: The End Games
Wisconsin: Seventeenth Summer
Wyoming: Hallowed (August 12)

Completed: 3/?

Australia: So Much to Tell You
Canada: Being Sloane Jacobs (October 28)
England: Witchstruck (August 19)
France – Anna and the French Kiss
Italy: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century (July 7)
Pakistan: An Infidel in Paradise
Scotland: Amelia O’Donohue is So Not a Virgin

I’m not really working on the countries, but I’ll keep track of them when I remember.

02. A-Z Challenge Completed: 26/26

A: Asylum by Madeleine Roux (September 13
B: Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler (February 9)
C: Cruel Love by Kate Brian (February 1)
D: Dream Dark by Kami Garcia (August 25)
E: Extras by Scott Westerfeld (March 22)
F: Forget You by Jennifer Echols (February 15)
G: Going Long by Ginger Scott (September 12)
H: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (August 12)
I: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead (May 26)
J: Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick (September 5 )
K: Keeping Secrets by Emily Chase (August 4)
L: The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson (March 5)
M: Mary of the Aether by Jeffrey Aaron Miller (January 17)
N: North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans (November 17)
O: Our Roommate is Missing by Emily Chase (July 20)
P: Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley (March 31)
Q: The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker (June 23)
R: Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler (January 2)
S: The Selection by Kiera Cass (May 5)
T: The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LeBan (January 20)
U: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (July 29)
V: Violet in Bloom by Lauren Myracle (January 1)
W: A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young (January 12)
X: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (March 13)
Y: The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty (June 3)
Z: Scandal by Lauren Kunze (March 5)

03. Debut Author Challenge

Completed: 7/12
January: The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan (January 20)
February: The Reece Malcom List by Amy Spalding (June 14)
March: Pretty Girl 13 by Liz Coley (March 31)
April: Taken by Erin Bowman (April 25)
May: Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe (May 30)
June: Running from Romeo by Diane Mannino (August 15)
July: Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor (August 21)
August: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
September: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
October: Backward Glass by David Lomax
December: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

I’m a little disappointed in myself for this one. All I had to do was read 12 books! I’ll still finish it (because I want to read all of those books), just not in 2013.


  1. Congrats on all the books you read this year, that is awesome!

    Happy New Year!
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