Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2nd Annual September is for Sequels Challenge Wrap Up

Well, let's see.  All in all, my challenge this year didn't go as well as I'd hoped.  I'm a little disappointed, but I won't quit!  I intend to make this a yearly challenge, so I hope maybe I can get some more of you to sign up and join in next year.  Unfortunately this year I had less people participate, only 5 besides myself, whereas last year I had 7 plus myself.  I also thought that because I seemed to have more time to read this year now that I'm in a library instead of teaching and having papers to grade or lessons to plan, I would up the total of books I planned to read.  But I ended up only reading the same number as I did last year.  I did end up reading 8 of the ones on my list, but I know that some I didn't get to because I had a lot of really long sequels on the list, and I wouldn't have gotten even 8 done if I'd read those.  What is it about September that is just so busy?  The books I finished were:
  1. Sky on Fire (Monument 14 #2) by Emmy Laybourne
  2. Monsters (Ashes Trilogy #3) by Ilsa J. Bick
  3. The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass
  4. In the Age of Love and Chocolate (Birthright #3) by Gabrielle Zevin
  5. The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
  6. Storm (Swipe #3) by Evan Angler
  7. Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton
  8. Scorch (Croak #2) by Gina Damico
Thanks to those who did participate in the challenge, 
Susanne @ A Reader in Time

And the winner of the $20 Gift Card giveaway is:................. Tiffany @ Book Cover Justice!!!  I've already contacted her, and she's chosen an Amazon Gift Card.

So not as successful as I'd hoped, but at least I did complete the same number as last year, and didn't quit!!