I am heading into a whole new world of challenges this year – most of them exploring genres I am very new too! From Audiobooks to Graphic Novels, these challenges cover the whole literary spectrum.
The Graphic Novel/Manga Challenge – Complete (kinda)
The Challenge? To read graphic novels, collected trade editions, manga, comic strip collections, comic books. In print or digital.
The Host? The lovelies over here.
Level? Bronze Age: read and review 24 books during the year
Thoughts? I think I made it through at least 24 last year (during my noobie-comic binge!) so I think I can keep it up this year!
- Alpha and Omega Volume 1 – DNF! Review to come.
- Daredevil, Vol. 7: Hardcore by Brian Michael Bendis – 4 stars
- Thor: God of Thunder, Vol. 3: The Accursed by Jason Aaron – 1.5 stars
- Bodies by Si Spencer – 4 stars
- Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan – 4 stars
- Daredevil, Vol. 8: Echo by David W. Mack – 2.5 stars
- Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson – 5 stars
- Avengers Undercover Vol. 2: Going Native by Dennis Hopeless – 1 star
- Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Crushed by G. Willow Wilson – 5 stars
- Original Sin: Hulk vs. Iron Man by Mark Waid – 3 stars
- Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm by Al Ewing – 4 stars
- Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue DeConnick – 5 stars
- Captain Marvel, Vol. 2: Stay Fly by Kelly Sue DeConnick – 5 stars
- New Avengers, Vol. 4: Perfect World by Jonathan Hickman – 4 stars
- Captain Marvel, Vol. 3: Alis Volat Propriis by Kelly Sue DeConnick – 5 stars
- Rocket Raccoon, Vol. 2: Storytailer by Skottie Young – 4 stars
- Avengers: Time Runs Out, Vol. 1 by Jonathan Hickman – 3 stars
- Avengers World, Vol. 4: Before Times Runs Out by Frank Barbiere – 3 stars
- Avengers: Time Runs Out, Vol. 2 by Jonathan Hickman – 3.5 stars
- Avengers: Time Runs Out, Vol. 3 by Jonathan Hickman – 4 star
- Avengers: Time Runs Out, Vol. 4 by Jonathan Hickman – 3 stars
- Gotham Academy, Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan – 4 stars
- Superior Iron Man, Vol. 1: Infamous by Tom Taylor – 4 stars
- Superior Iron Man, Vol. 2: Stark Contrast by Tom Taylor – 3 stars
- Thor: God of Thunder, Vol. 4: The Last Days of Midgard by Jason Aaron – 4.5 stars
- Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted? by Jason Latour – 4 stars
The Audiobook Challenge – Complete
The Challenge? To find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2015 than you did in 2014.
The Host? Book Nympho and Hot Listens
Level? Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
Thoughts? I listened to a bunch of audio books in the days leading up to the new year (another example of book binging!) – taking me from a “never listened to one before” gal to an audiobook appreciator. I think I can manage another 10 this year for sure!
- Legends of the Ferengi by Ira Steven Behr – 4.5 stars
- Emissary by J.M. Dillard – 3 stars
- Warped by K.W. Jeter – 2 stars
- The Devil’s Heart by Carmen Carter – 2 stars
- Ship of the Line by Diane Carey – 4 stars
- Prime Directive by Judith Reeves-Stevens – 3 stars
- Star Trek Next Generation: Imzadi by Peter David – 2 stars
- Windows on a Lost World by V.E. Mitchell – 3 stars
- Star Trek Cacophony: A Captain Sulu Adventure by John Malloy – 3 stars
Deal Me In! Challenge on hold
The Challenge? To read 52 short stories in 2015
The Host? Bibliophilica
Level? The “Full” Deal Me In challenge – all 52 stories
Thoughts? I am VERY excited about this one! I came across the 2014 sign-up post a few months ago and KNEW I had to take part. I am still tinkering with my list, but one thing won’t be changing: the Spades are all for Sherlock! See my story list here.