Thursday, January 18, 2018

Series 2018

This will be my fifth year posting my series goals for the year. You can check out my Series 2014, Series 2015,  Series 2016, and Series 2017 2017 was another year where I mostly read standalones, but I also finished some series that have been on this list since 2014, so I'm proud of that. I still have a number of series I'm in the middle of and as always series I would like to start, but haven't. 

Series I have Started, But Haven't Finished
Hundred Oaks Series by Miranda Kenneally- I read the last book in this series, Coming up for Air when I recieved it for review. It was fine to read the last book first because each book in the series is about a different character. I'm hoping to read the rest of the books in the series this year. 

Castle Glower by Jessica Day George- I didn't read any more in this series last year, but I probably will return to it this year. They are quick reads so it is a series I hope to finish. 

Once Upon a Time by Various Authors- I read Golden and Sunlight and Shadow in 2014. I read The Wild Orchid and Before Midnight in 2017. I really have enjoyed all the books I have read in this series. 

Faerie Tale Collection by Jenni James- I read The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Rapunzel, and The Little Mermaid in 2017. The author is still adding books to the series, so I will not complete the series this year, but I hope to catch up with the series in 2018. 
Fangirl & Carry On by Rainbow Rowell- Rainbow Rowell wrote the companion novel to Fangirl in 2015. I had this on my TBR several times in 2016, but never managed to read it. Hopefully I will in 2018. 
Just One Day by Gayle Forman- I read Just One Day in April for Dewey's readathon. I'm hoping to get to Just One Year early in 2018 to finish off the duology. 
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery- I started the Anne of Green Gables series in 2017. This is a series I have wanted to read for awhile despite never publishing it on the blog. This series brought back a lot of nostalgia of watching the show on PBS as a kid. There is also a new series on Netflix that I'm watching and loving. I read the first three books in the series as audiobooks in 2017. 

Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter- This was a series I randomly picked up in 2017 when I was looking for more books to listen to on audiobooks. I tend to really want to listen to series on audiobook because it gives me endless books to check out after I'm done with the current audio. I read the first 2 books in 2017 and I really enjoyed them. 

Haven't Started, but Want to
The Blossom Street Series by Debbie Macomber- I will most likely start this series after I finish with Cedar Cove. I love Debbie Macomber and read several books about her per year. 

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis- the series is complete and I hope to start it soon. 

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale- this looks like another great series I will enjoy. 

Queen of Hearts Saga by Colleen Oakes- this is an Alice in Wonderland retelling. The series is not compete, but would be a great one to start in 2017. 

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski- I own the first two books and the last one came out in 2016. I hope to start and finish the series. 
Series I Finished in 2017

The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare- I finished Clockwork Princess this year. I so enjoyed this series and my one last glimpse at Tessa's world. I think it was a great ending to the series.
Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver- This series has been on the list for a long time. I listened to the first book towards the end of 2016. I read Pandemonium and Requiem through audiobook this year. The first book was by far the best in the series. I found Pandemonium to be boring and I didn't like the ending. Requiem redeemed the series and I did enjoy this book. I'm happy to have finished the series. 

To All the Boys I Have Loved Before by Jenny Han- Another great trilogy by Jenny Han. I fell in love with the characters and really enjoyed getting to know Lara Jean and Kitty over the course of this series. I think it was a beautifully written series and has become one of my favorites.

Cedar Cove Series by Debbie Macomber- I only had one book to go in the Cedar Cove Series, but the series is complete. I finished the last book and it was a great ending to the series. I so love Debbie Macomber's books and this was a great series. I originally started reading it for the Hallmark Original series, but the show has since been canceled. I finished the series and I really enjoyed it. 

The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley- This duology was the best thing that came out of my student teaching experience. I was in my sped student teaching and we went into the classroom with a student and the 6th grade reading teacher was reading this to his class. I had missed the beginning, but I was so interested in the book. I read the first book as an audiobook and I fell in love with The War that Saved my Life. It is by far my favorite book of the year. I read it back in January and I have been singing its praises all year long. I just read The War I Finally Won and it was a great book also. I read it within a span of four days and it was equally amazing as the first book. This is a great series and if I could recommend any series to my readers it would be this series. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Releases I Still Haven't Read

I chose 16 books for my original list and off the original list I have read PS I Like You by Kasie West and The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. I didn't do as good on this list as I expected. I had many of the books checked out from the library at some point, but returned them without reading them. 

1. 738 Days by Stacey Lee
2. Shuffe Repeat by Jen Klein
3. The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin
4. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
5. First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
6. The Leaving Season by Cat Jordan
7. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
8. Wanderlost by Jen Malone
9. The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
10. The Leaving by Tara Altebrando
11. Something In Between by Melissa De Cruz
12. Replica by Lauren Oliver
13. Kindered Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
14. Away we Go by Emil Ostrovski

Sunday, January 14, 2018

COYER Week 5 Update

Since I last updated I deviated from the list. I have read If We Kiss and Kiss Me Again by Rachel Vail. I just finished Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally. The new year is off to a good start. I have not been reading much during the week, but have been reading a lot over the weekend. It was an extremely busy week last week at school since report cards were getting sent home. I'm glad to have them done and sent home.

I'm currently reading Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee. This is a book I have wanted to read forever and I'm glad that I'm finally getting around to reading this book. I'm only about 30 pages in, but enjoying it so far.

COYER has switched so the list phase is over, so I will be starting a kindle book sometime this week. I have teacher in service tomorrow and a four day week of school. I have a lot of meetings in the next couple of weeks, but I don't have too many meetings left for the year and I'm glad about that.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

January My To Be Read List Winner

On Mystic Lake won by four votes this month. I'm excited to read this book by one of my favorite authors. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

2017 Deal Me In/Fill in the Gaps Update

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At the beginning of 2015 I challenged myself to read 100 books in 5 years. If I complete 75 books the list is considered completed. You can view my original list here. Throughout the years I have crossed off many books on the list after I read them and I made a couple changes to the original list after trying to read the original book I set forth and not wanting to finish the book. I'm here do the end of the year tally to see how many books I have read. In 2015 I read 16 books off the list. In 2016 I read 15 books off the list. In 2017 I managed to read 11 books off the list. This puts me 4 books behind towards the 75 book goal, so I have some plans in 2018 to catch up on the list and complete the challenge. As I go through the list there are so many books on the list I do want to read they just get forgotten when there are so many new releases coming out. I have two years left to complete this list and I'm excited to make a new list and start another 5 years in 2020.

I do think what is different about this year is I have got rid of all the books I truly do not want to read. All 11 of these books were straight from the list. None were replacements for books I don't want to read.