Tiara’s 1st Quarter Update


I learned last year that I am too busy (and lazy, probably lazy, as well) for monthly update posts, even when I do want to share what I’ve read/listened to. I can get quarterly update put the way. There’s always a solution to a problem. Four update posts a year shouldn’t be a huge hurdle for me to overcome. The only challenge that will be missing from this list is my audiobooks update since I’ll do a quarterly update with Mogsy and Wendy, but the books are on the list.

There is plenty of overlap here as I expcted there would be since I’m trying to consolidate and not overwhelm myself. Also, I’ve decided to add all books that I read that fit a challenge to that challenge, even if it wasn’t on my original list. I’ve also shuffled my original lists around a bit as I looked through my TBR piles. My psychologist friend dropped me various books to read, as well, so that’s mixed in here with the rest of the books. I finally read my first Gillian Flynn novel, and no, it’s still not Gone Girl. I’m trying to be the last woman standing who hasn’t read that.

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Goodreads Challenge Update

I only made a 52 book goal for Goodreads this year, even though I’ll likely read more than that. I’ve decided that I’m probably going to keep that as my goal this year rather than upping it throughout the year as I did last year.

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2016 Star Wars Reading Challenge

2016 Speculative Fiction by Authors of Color Reading Challenge

2016 Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

Read the Sequel 2016 Challenge

The Year of Sanderson Reading Challenge

I am trying really hard with Sanderson. I made an ambitious goal to read like 7 of his books this year, which isn’t a ton of books given how fast I typically read. However… I’m having a hard time getting into his books. I’ve started two–Warbreaker and Mistborn. Both books have pretty much went on my “on-hiatus” pile. I said I was going to go back to Warbreaker because I’m more interested in that story than Mistborn‘s right now, but I’m afraid this is going to become my first DNF challenge of 2016.

TIE-In Fighter Reading Challenge

Popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge Update

In Order: A Book Based on a Fairy Tale, A Book Translated to English, A Book At Least 100 Years Older than You, A YA Bestseller, A book with a Blue Cover, A NYT Bestseller (surprise Star Wars comic!), A Science Fiction Novel, A Book You Can Finish in One Day, A Murder Mystery, A Graphic Novel, A Book You Haven’t Read Since High School, A Book More Than 600 pages, A Book from Oprah’s Book Club, A Book That Is Published in 2016, A Book That Is Becoming A Movie This Year, An Autobiography

Miscellaneous Reading


Upcoming Reads


The Road to Civil War: Whose Side Are You On?
The Road to Civil War: The Road is Dark and Full of Terror
The Road to Civil War: The Fame Game

(Unfortunately, I’m going to have to discontinue the Civil War discussion because I have become a bit too busy between work and my kids’ softball/baseball season.)

Read-Along Posts

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #1)
Rosemary and Rue Read-Along Week No.1
Rosemary and Rue Read-Along Week No.2
Rosemary and Rue Read-Along Week No.3
Rosemary and Rue Read-Along Week No.4

A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #2)
A Local Habitation Read-Along Week No.1
A Local Habitation Read-Along Week No.2
A Local Habitation Read-Along Week No.3
A Local Habitation Read-Along Week No.4


Drown by Esther Dalseno
Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos
Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
Alpha & Omega (Alpha & Omega #0.5) by Patricia Briggs
Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs, narrated by Holter Graham
The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, narrated by Robin Miles
Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #1) by Stacia Kane, narrated by Bahni Turpin
Blood Follows (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #1) by Steven Erikson
The Serpent Sea (Books of the Raksura #2) by Martha Wells, narrated by Christopher Kipiniak
Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop, narrated by Alexandra Harris
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson (The Malazan Book of the Fallan #1), narrated by Ralph Lister
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page (Dorothy Must Die #1), narrated by Devon Sovari
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, narrated by Ralph Cosham
The Day Boy and the Night Girl by George MacDonald, narrated by Paul Eggington
Should We Down In Feathered Sleep, narrated by Cris Dukehart
Star Wars: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp (Star Wars: The Old Republic #2), narrated by Marc Thompson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster (Star Wars Canon)
Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes by Jason Aaron (Star Wars Canon)
Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon by Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars Canon), narrated by Jennifer LaVoy

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14 Comments on “Tiara’s 1st Quarter Update”

    • That’s okay. You have to do what’s best for you. I didn’t really do any challenges last year, so I thought I’d give a few a go this year. 😀


    • I watched the movie for Gone Girl finally. I said I wanted clarification on some parts, but I think I’m fine with just watching the movie. lol


    • The Girl from the Well was okay. I’m a huge horror fan, so I went into that book with my heart open. It had so much potential to be something I really loved. I’m debating whether I want to go to the second book or not to see if the author hit her stride.

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      • Damn, that’s a shame it didn’t meet your expectations – thanks for letting me know. I’ll revise mine downward so it doesn’t disappoint me too much. Better to expect little and be pleasantly surprised… I definitely want to try it out, I am a sucker for the villain protagonist ^_^

        I like that the author specializes in my brand of horror – checked her out on Amazon and her other series starts off with Asylum, which is one of my fave genre settings!

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        • It started out really promising. The prologue was excellent. I was just disappointed that she didn’t do more with it. She definitely gets what makes J-Horror work, but it didn’t mesh together well. It wasn’t a badly written book, and I definitely say try it if you’re interested in it. I may just be cynical. LOL.

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    • No problem. I’m actually trying to review most of the stuff that I read this year, even the non-speculative books, so I hope they help somebody. LOL.

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    • I like the concept of Warbreaker. I’m going to restart it soon. I just might not have been in the mood for it at the time, but I did like it more than Mistborn. I’m going to attempt it again soon.

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  1. Wow that’s a really impressive quarterly review! I’m so bad with all my personal challenges at the moment! I need to pull myself together.
    And you’ve already read more books than you set out to.
    Well done and great post.
    Lynn 😀


    • Thank you!

      I’ve been trying to keep up with my challenges (I am going to complete some of them this year, darn it!), but it’s so easy to get distracted.


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