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Read a Series in a Month Challenge Wrap Up Post #SeriesinaMonth #Challenge


Can You Read a Series in a Month?

Today is the final day for the “Can You Read A Series In A Month?” challenge from Berls & Michelle at Because Reading. It ran from Sept 1st through September 30th. The rules are simple: Pick a series you want to read during the month of September. You must read a minimum of three books, novellas don’t count towards the three books. You must finish the series.

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20 Books for Christmas Challenge #20BooksForChristmas

It’s that time again when Jo Jackson at Tea and Cake for the Soul hosts the 20 books for Christmas Challenge. This is my third year participating and look forward to reading 20 Christmas and/or Winter books between October 1st and December 31st. Head over to Jo’s signup post for all the details. Continue reading “20 Books for Christmas Challenge #20BooksForChristmas”

A to Z Book Challenge (Titles) 2021

I wasn’t going to do this challenge this year, but I have a “Q” and “X” already on the radar, so thought I would try again this year. I actually completed it in 2020, the first time in four years.

This reading challenge is created and hosted by Megan and Crystal from GingerMomAndCompany and they’ve been doing this for three years now. I rediscovered it through Macsbooks and now will share it with you. This really shouldn’t be too difficult, should it? I am not going to put any restrictions on this challenge, just try to finish one for each letter.

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Read a Series in a Month Challenge #SeriesinaMonth #Challenge


Can You Read a Series in a Month?

We’re just a short time away from the return of the “Can You Read A Series In A Month?” Challenge from Berls & Michelle at Because Reading. (all links -graphic and word links lead you to the signup page) Begins Sept 1st through September 30th.

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Christmas in July – Final Update

My July theme for the past few years has been Christmas in July. I love to read Christmas stories all year, but in July with the heat and humidity, I enjoy reading wintry, cold and Christmassy stories. This year is no different. I set my goal to read then Christmas stories, but I surpassed that by reading or listening to 16. Below you will see the books I read, and clicking on the cover will take you to my review, if you haven’t already read it. Continue reading “Christmas in July – Final Update”

Netgalley Summer Bingo #NetGalleyBingo

I know I said I was not going to take on any more challenges this year, but because I am reading a lot of books I received through Netgalley, I thought this would just focus my reading a bit. The Bingo runs from July 1st to August 31st.

You can find all the details at You can only use a book for one prompt, but I will be using books for more than one challenge. In fact, most of the books I am reading or listening to for my 20 books of Summer challenge are from Netgalley.

I got my first Bingo, diagonal top right to bottom left (2021-08-02) and now have 6 lines. I am happy with that, even though I would have loved to get a full card.

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Spell the Month in Books – July 2021

Reviews From the Stacks

Spell the Month in Books was originally created by Jana @ Reviews from the Stacks. Each month I will try to spell the month using books I hope to read that month.

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June Wrap-up, Challenge Update

I wanted to have a page where I listed all my 2021 Reading Challenges. I hope this will help me to keep them organized and that I won’t forget any of them. My plan is to update this page at the end of each month with my progress. I will also use the same book for more than one challenge, so it will not be impossible to complete as many of my challenges as possible.

I have not updated every month, but almost. It is now the end of June, so here is my half year update.

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20 Books of Summer 2021, Sign Up Post. #20booksofsummer21

I will be taking part in the 20 Books of Summer Challenge for the fourth year. I have not always been successful, but this is one of my favourite and easiest challenges. For those of you that are new to the challenge it runs from 1st June – 1st September and is hosted by the lovely Cathy746books (please click the link for the rules and sign up info).

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