2016 Reading Challenge

In 2016, we’ll be doing another Reading Challenge in hopes of once again expanding our horizons, venturing out of our comfort zones, and delving into some of those books we’ve clicked but neglected. For each completed challenge item, we’ll be tagging the reviews as part of this adventure. However, we’ll also list the books here as easy access for our readers. If you’re interesting in doing the challenge with us, we’d love to know your selections as well!


A Favorite Re-Read

B: Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine
C: Collide by Gail McHugh

A Book Chosen By Our Followers

B: Knight by Kristen Ashley
C: Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley

A YA Novel

B: Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
C: The Bound by K.A. Linde

A Historical Romance

B: Moonshine by Tess Oliver
C: From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

The first book you come to on a random kindle scroll

B: Bone Deep by Brooklyn Skye
C: Raven by Stacey Rourke

A book chosen by your BFF

B: The Collector’s Society by Heather Lyons
C: Rule by Jay Crownover

A book you bought this time last year

B: Just Say When by Kaylee Ryan
C: Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn

A Freebie you downloaded

B: Tank by M. Malone
C: Wicked Indulgence by Missy Johnson

A book set outside the U.S.

B: Nitro’s Torment by Nina Levine (Sydney, Australia)
C: The Shadow by Sylvain Reynard (Florence, Italy)

A book with a Hockey player

B: Taking Shots by Toni Aleo
C: Hat Trick by Kristen Hope Mazzola

A book with a Cowboy

B: Forgiving Reed by C.A. Harms
C: After We Fall by Melanie Harlow

A book with a single dad

B: Intent by A.D. Justice
C: Deception, Danger, & Devotion by Fiona Davenport

A Rainbow of Book Covers:
A Book with a Red cover

B: Savage Fire by Kathleen Kelly
C: Brave Enough by M. Leighton

A book with an Orange cover

B: Rumor Has It by Magan Vernon
C: The Reason for Me by Prescott Lane

A book with a Yellow cover

B: The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram
C: Tess by Ashley Pullo

A book with a Green cover

B: Finn by M. Malone
C: The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons

A book with a Blue cover

B: Bad Teacher by Clarissa Wild
C: The Angels’ Share by J.R. Ward

A book with a Purple cover

B: Running Back by Allison Parr
C: Exposed by Jasinda Wilder

A book with a love triangle/threesome

B: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
C: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A book with an unexpected ending

B: Sinner’s Creed by Kim Jones
C: The Scent of Salt & Sand by Kristin Cast & P.C. Cast

A paranormal/fantasy novel

B: Immortal Envy by A.D. Justice
C: Enchanting Wilder by Cassie Graham

A step sibling romance

B: Stepbrother Inked by Violet Blaze
C: Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

A second chance romance

B: Wildflower by Jessica Prince
C: Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven

A book with an alliterated title

B: Finding Faith by Tabatha Vargo
C: Fighting Fate by JB Salsbury

A book with a title that’s part of a well-known saying

B: Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton
C: Up in Flames by Abbi Glines

A Buddy Read (monthly)

January Selection: Paige in Progress by Brighton Walsh
February Selection: Ink & Lies by S.L. Jennings
March Selection: Elastic Hearts by Claire Contreras
April Selection: Leo by Mia Sheridan
May Selection: Fall Out Girl by L Duarte
June Selection: Faking It by J.D. Hollyfield
July Selection: The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons
August Selection: Blind Landing by Carrie Aarons
September Selection: Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
October Selection: Save Me by Heidi McLaughlin
November Selection: Mrs. Dumont by Alessandra Torre
December Selection: Dark Surrender by Rachel Van Dyken

A Book You Own But Haven’t Read (monthly)

– January Selection
B: Consume Me by Ryan Michele
C: The Consequence of Revenge by Rachel Van Dyken

– February Selection
B: Letting Go by Molly McAdams
C: After the Rain by Renee Carlino

– March Selection
B: How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott
C: When Fall Breaks by Julie Solano & Tracy Justice

– April Selection
B: Put Me Back Together by Lola Rooney
C: Unlit Star by Lindy Zart

– May Selection
B: Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland
C: Hate: A Love Story by Laurel Ulen Curtis

– June Selection
B: Savage Stalker by Kathleen Kelly
C: Royal Marriage Market by Heather Lyons

– July Selection
B: You Really Got Me by Erika Kelly
C: Leo’s Chance by Mia Sheridan

– August Selection
B: Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines
C: Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

– September Selection
B: Rush Me by Allison Parr
C: Stinger by Mia Sheridan

– October Selection
B: Better When He’s Brave by Jay Crownover
C: Crane by Stacey Rourke

– November Selection
B: Ryder by Jani Kay
C: Raced by K. Bromberg

– December Selection
B: Bared to You by Sylvia Day
C: A Gift of Time by Beth Flynn