COYER Going Back to Basics – Goals

November 23, 2015 Challenges 8

I’m signing up for the COYER Going Back to Basics challenge, which runs Dec. 19 through March 5 (I think.) It’s hosted by Fantasy is More FunBecause Reading & Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!  COYER is a challenge to work on your virtual pile (um, mountain) of free and bargain ebooks and audios. Basically, if it’s in digital format and you paid less than $5 for it ($16 for audiobooks), it’s fair game. You can see the full list of rules and the sign-up linky here
Under $5 covers pretty much everything on my Kindle — and I have a lot of unread Kindle books.  Some are ARCs, some are free, most are bargain books. On the other hand, I also have print books to read, some books I agreed to review and others just because I want to. So I don’t want to go overboard on this challenge.
I figure I can probably manage 12 ebooks during COYER and still read the other stuff I want to read, so that’s my goal. If I get there early, anything more will be a bonus! I’m not committing myself to specific titles, but here are a few I’m considering (in no apparent order):


ARCS of forthcoming books, and some older ones:
  1. The Masquerading Magician (Gigi Pandian)
  2. The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer (Cathy Ace)
  3. Death and the Brewmaster’s Widow (Loretta Ross)
  4. Reign of Shadows (Sophie Jordan)
  5. A Study in Charlotte (Brittany Cavallero)
  6. Flamecaster (Cinda Williams Chima)
  7. Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante (Susan Elia MacNeal)
  8. A Murder of Mages (Marshall Ryan Maresca)
  9. Cable Left, Cable Right (Judith Durant) (a knitting book)


Freebies and bargain books:

Way too many to list, and who knows what I’ll be in the mood for! I have a lot of romances, a fair number of mysteries, and a smattering of fantasy.

UPDATE: 3/04/16: 

I met my goal… and I didn’t. For the entire COYER period, I read 15 books, 1 novella, and 3 long short stories, but I only wrote reviews for 7 books.

  1. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (Katarina Bivald) – ARC
  2. The Masquerading Magician (Gigi Pandian) – ARC
  3. Everything She Wanted (Jennifer Ryan) – ARC
  4. Murder on Wheels (Lynn Cahoon) – ARC
  5. Switcheroo (Aaron Elkins) – ARC
  6. Restoree (Anne McCaffrey) – $1.99
  7. Death and the Brewmaster’s Widow (Loretta Ross) – ARC

Read but not reviewed (as of 3/04/16):

  1. “The Son of Sobek” (Rick Riordan; long short story) – $1.99
  2. “The Crown of Ptolemy” (Rick Riordan; long short story) – $1.99
  3. The Silenced (Heather Graham) – $1.99
  4. “Mrs. Hudson’s Case” (Laurie R. King; short story) – $1.99
  5. Sandry’s Book (Tamora Pierce) – $1.99
  6. Tris’s Book (Tamora Pierce) – $1.99
  7. Briar’s Book (Tamora Pierce) – $1.99
  8. Heart Change (Robin D. Owens) – purchased under $5
  9. Heart Search (Robin D. Owens) – purchased under $5
  10. Bridal Jitters (Jayne Castle; novella) – $1.99
  11. What We Find (Robyn Carr) – ARC
  12. Til Death Do Us Part (Amanda Quick) – ARC


8 Responses to “COYER Going Back to Basics – Goals”

  1. Lola

    The rules also cover most of my e-books as I have so many free ones or review copies. I am hoping to make a nice dent into my review books pile this Coyer! I am happy you’re participating too!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Michelle! I’m sorry it took me so long to reply. I’m only barely getting started on COYER reading and reviews. (Well, I read 5 books that would technically count if I can get reviews written… but it’s 5 romances in a series and sometimes I have a hard time coming up with anything original to say by book three.)