Thursday, July 10, 2014

Book Challenge Update

To see the original book challenge post click here.

Challenge Stats:

My goal - 50 books this year.

Books read thus far - 23.

Currently reading: The Lawyer's Luck by my lovely critique partner Piper Huguley and Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer.

Goal 46% achieved - 2 books behind.

TWO whole books, y'all! :) The holdup? I've entered the submission process for my own book, Heart of Valor. Yay! I've queried and submitted to several agents and am praying it all falls into place.

So, out of the 22 books I've read thus far, which have been my favorite? Here are a few:
  • Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
  • Vanished by Irene Hannon
  • A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund
  • Chasing the Lion by Nancy Kimball
  •  Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
  • The Guardian's Promise by Christina Rich
Next on my TBR list:
  • Yankee In Atlanta by Jocelyn Green
  • Caught In the Middle by Regina Jennings
  • The Beast's Enchantress by Elizabeth Kitchens
  • It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist
  • Courting Kate by Leslie Gould
  • Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
  • The Letting Go series by Nicole Deese
  • The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter
  • Love In Disguise by Carol Cox
  • The Snowflake by Jamie Carie
  • Submerged by Dani Pettrey
  • The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz

How's it going with your own challenge? What books have you really enjoyed this year?


  1. I've never really paid attention to how many books I read in a year. Hmm..maybe I should. I have two review books I need to read plus one I won in Seekerville that I want to start. If only I could get everything else that needs doing done, so I don't feel guilty about reading :)

    1. Ha! I know it, Courtney. If only... I really miss those summer days during my junior high years when I could read to my heart's content!

  2. Wow Natalie, you're way ahead of me. So far this year I've read Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer, Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans, Try, Try Again by Ruth Logan Herne, the Lawyer's Luck by Piper Huguley, Fired Up by Mary Connealy, Four Weddings and a Kiss. There were a few others. Right now I'm reading Missing Persons by Shirlee McCoy. Coming up is Bride in Store by Melissa Jagears.

    I'm like you. I used to read a lot more when I wasn't working on my own stuff. It seems there's still only 24 hours in a day.

  3. A Bride In Store is on my TBR too, Elaine!!! I just finished Full Steam Ahead, and I'm reading Jocelyn Green's Yankee In Atlanta right now.


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