Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Lucky No.14 Reading Challenge - Wrap Up

I decided to do the Lucky No. 14 Reading Challenge back at the end of May when I fist started my blog, and since then I've read loads of books HOWEVER that doesn't include all the books on this list... Which means I didn't complete the challenge. :( It's a shame, and if realised earlier I would have tried to catch up, but I simply forgot! I forgot I was participating in this challenge (and my other one) until it was too late. But oh well!
You can see my original master post here

And here's the categories (some I completed, others not):

1) Visit The Country: Read a book that has setting in a country that you really want to visit in real life. Make sure the setting has a big role in the book and it can make you know a little bit more about your dream destination.
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments  #1) by Cassandra Clare I re-read this whole series after the release of the final book, and loved it! (review)

2) Cover Lust: Pick a book from your shelf that you bought because you fell in love with the cover. Is the content as good as the cover?
Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin Unfortunately the book did not live up to its cover, and I hated it! (review)

3) Blame it on Bloggers: Read a book because you’ve read the sparkling reviews from other bloggers. Don’t forget to mention the blogger’s names too!
Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu I heard amazing things about this book from just about everyone, but simply didn't get around to reading it... yet!

4) Bargain All The Way: Ever buying a book because it’s so cheap you don’t really care about the content? Now it’s time to open the book and find out whether it’s really worth your cents.
Branded (Fall of Angels #1) by Keary Taylor This was the cheapest you could get: free! And I ended up reading the whole series :) (review)

5) (Not So) Fresh From the Oven: Do you remember you bought/got a new released book last year but never had a chance to read it? Dig it from your pile and bring back the 2013.
Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton I can't even remember what happened in the first book, so I'll need to re-read before reading this one in 2015

6) First Letter’s Rule: Read a book which title begins with the same letter as your name (for me, Astrid means A, and I can read anything that started with the letter A). Remember: Articles like “a”, “an” or “the” doesn’t count :)
Amethyst (Guardians #1) by Heather Bowhay I couldn't even finish this book. Don't know if it counts...

7) Once Upon a Time: Choose a book that’s been published for the first time before you were born (not necessarily has to be a classic book, just something a little bit older than you is okay. You can read the most recent edition if you want to.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J. K. Rowling I really wish I had the chance to re-read this, but since I didn't, I hope to next year.

8) Chunky Brick: Take a deep breath, and read a book that has more than 500 pages. Yep, the one that you’ve always been afraid of!
The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings #3) by J. R. R. Tolkein Again, I wish I read this but I still found myself intimidated and it felt like too much of a chore when I was already in a reading slump.

9)  Favorite Author: You like their books, but there are too many titles. This is your chance, choose a book that’s been written by your fave author but you haven’t got time to read it before.
Inside Out (Insider #1) by Maria V. Snyder See this is where my progress with the challenge drops dramatically since I forgot about it! So I didn't read this.

10) It’s Been There Forever: Pick up a book that has been there on your shelf for more than a year, clean up the dust and start to read it now :)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2) by Philip Pullman I wanted to re-read the first one before this, but again it didn't happen.

11) Movies vs Books: You’ve seen the movie adaptation (or planned to see it soon) but never had time to read the book. It’s time to read it now, so you can compare the book vs the movie.
Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures #1) by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl Haven't seen the movie, haven't read the book.

12) Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from giveaway, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now :D
Soulmates by Holly Bourne With over 500 pages I'd be a fool not to be intimidated!  So naturally it's still sitting unread on my shelf.

13) Not My Cup of Tea: Reach out to a genre that you’ve never tried (or probably just disliked) before. Whether it’s a romance, horror or non fiction, maybe you will find a hidden gem!
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge I READ THIS BOOK! And loved it :) (review)

14) Walking Down The Memory Lane: Ever had a book that you loved so much as a kid? Or a book that you wish you could read when you were just a child? Grab it now and prepare for a wonderful journey to the past :) Comic books or graphic novels are allowed!
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan I loved re-reading this book, and quickly followed to read the entire series before reading the spin off as well! That makes up for the other books right ;) (review)

In the end I'm not surprised I didn't complete the challenge, and I read so many other wonderful books that I don't mind. However apart from the goodreads target for overall number of books I won't be participating in another challenge like this one in 2015.

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