Challenge Wrap-up: My COYER Summer Vacation

September 11, 2014 Challenges 7

 COYER Summer Vacation was hosted by Berls @ Fantasy Is More Fun and Michelle B @ Because Reading 

The COYER Summer vacation challenge ran from June 21 through September 5. The rules were simple: pretty much any book you read counted toward the challenge.  My goal was to read one ARC or review copy and one purchased/free/gifted/borrowed book per week.

So how’d I do? Well, the challenge ran for 11 weeks, so I needed to get through at least 22 books – preferably 11 ARCs/review copies and 11 personal-choice books. I read 31 books, not counting about 6 romance re-reads toward the end of the challenge (not listed below.) 21 were review copies/ARCs, so 10 were personal choice.  I think I did pretty well – almost 3 books per week!

This was a great experience. I’ll definitely do it again if Berls and Michelle offer it next summer.

Title links take you to my reviews. Books in red were read but not reviewed during the challenge period.

  1. Be Careful What You Witch For (Family Fortune #2; Dawn Eastman) – TOUR
  2. Tempest in a Teapot (Teapot Collectors #1; Amanda Cooper)
  3. The White Magic Five & Dime (Tarot Mystery #1; Hockensmith & Falco) – TOUR
  4. A Biscuit, A Casket (Pawsitively Organic # 2; Liz Mugavero) – TOUR
  5. The Escape (Survivors’ Club #3; Mary Balogh) 
  6. The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3; Deborah Harkness) – Release Day Review
  7. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3; Marissa Meyer)
  8. Swan Point (Sweet Magnolias #11; Sherryl Woods) 
  9. Blood Red (Elemental Masters #9 or #10); Mercedes Lackey)   
  10. Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well (Aunt Dimity #19; Nancy Atherton)
  11. Not Quite a Wife (Lost Lords #6; Mary Jo Putney)
  12. Well Read, Then Dead (Terrie FarleyMoran) BLOG TOUR 8/04/14
  13. The Homecoming (Thunder Point #6; Robyn Carr)
  14. Spirited (Tidewater #1; Mary Behre)
  15. Guarded (Tidewater #2; Mary Behre)
  16. Loving Rose (Casebooks of Barnaby Adair #3; Stephanie Lauren)
  17. Mission to Murder (Tourist Trap #2; Lynn Cahoon) – BLOG TOUR 8/11/14
  18. Just One Kiss (Fool’s Gold #10; Susan Mallery)
  19. Heart Mate  (Celta’s Heartmates #1; Robin D. Owens) – review to come
  20. Tuesdays at the Castle (Castle Glower #1; Jessica Day George) – reread
  21. Wednesdays in the Tower (Castle Glower #2; Jessica Day George) – reread – review to come
  22. Love Letters (Rose Harbor #3; Debbie Macomber)
  23. Heart Duel (Celta’s Heartmates #3; Robin D. Owens)
  24. To Die Fur (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot #2; Dixie Lyle)
  25. Memory Zero (Spook Squad #1; Keri Arthur)
  26. Of Merlot and Murder (Tangled Vines #2; Joni Folger)  
  27. Generation 18 (Spook Squad #2; Keri Arthur)  – review to come
  28. Penumbra (Spook Squad #3; Keri Arthur) – review to come
  29. The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters #1; Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory)reviewed after challenge ended
  30. The Spiritglass Charade (Stoker & Holmes #2; Colleen Gleason)
    – review to come
  31. The Hot Zone (Rainshadow #3; Jayne Castle) – review to come

7 Responses to “Challenge Wrap-up: My COYER Summer Vacation”

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks, Stephanie! It helped that I was on vacation during 2 weeks of that… and that I went through about 3 weeks of really bad insomnia, so I was awake and reading in the middle of the night. I rue the insomnia, but not the chance to read!

  1. Kathy Arguelles

    You did great for this challenge! It’s nice that you alternated between the ARCs and your personal stash. I tried to do the same, it was nice to get a variety of books. This was my first COYER challenge and I had a lot of fun. I can’t wait for the next one =)