For 2017 in addition to my Goodreads goal of 275 books, I am tackling audiobooks, and adding the Backlist Challenge. Grab a caffeinated beverage, check out my goals and perhaps you’ll decide to join in me.
2016 was a good year for reading and listening here at Caffeinated. I read/listened to approx. 267 books both from my TBR pile and ARCS. I participated in three year long challenges. Come see how I did.
I consumed over 265 books in 2016 reading and listening to everything from horror to sweet small-town romances. Romance is absent from my top ten as I decided to separate them into their own top ten. I did this when I realized that despite my love of romance, other genres like fantasy, thrillers, and horror pushed them from my overall top ten list.
The Audiobook Challenge is back for 2017 and this year I am co-hosting! Loupe and Jennifer were directly responsible for my audio addiction. The first year I listened to twenty audios, and in 2016 I listened to almost 70 audiobooks. While I was saddened that Jennifer stepped down, I was excited that Melaine and Loupe asked me to co-host. Grab some java and check out the details. I am hoping you will join us!
Welcome back to the sixth annual Black Friday Book Bonanza! It’s that time of year again! Time for the holidays! Time for the holiday madness! Sorry, this is coming out late. I wasn’t going to do the hop, since as you know the royal prince, my newest grandchild is due any day now, but Marlene from Reading Reality stepped up to take the reins and I am happy to support her.
Welcome, Everyone! I hope you have a nice pile of holiday and winter-themed books lined up for the next seven days. Don’t forget the fuzzy socks, hot cocoa and music. I will be nestled in my reading chair as I listen and read holiday tales
*Sings slightly off-key* “Oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire….” OK maybe it’s not frightful yet but it’s time to sign up for the annual Ho-Ho-Ho readathon! Order the cocoa, the peppermint coffee, and your favorite spicy tea and cookies! Grab those holiday and winter themed books and prepare to bring your holiday spirit. This the fourth year I will be hosting this event and it is one of my favorites. During the event you can participate in challenges, win prizes, meet new friends and join the Twitter party. You can join for a day or sit by the fire and hang out every day.
It’s Day 5 of Caffeinated’s Vacation/Blogoversary giveaway. Audiobooks have become a huge part of my life in the past two years thanks to other bloggers who urged me to try them. Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog, Loupe and Melanie @ Hot Listens and Jennifer @ Book Nympho. So today I am offering you an audiobook of your choice from Audible.com
Welcome to Day 4 of Caffeinated’s Vacation/Blogoversary giveaway. Today I am giving away a hardcover copy of No One Knows by J.T. Ellison. This is a mystery thriller that will pull you in and keep you guessing. I will be sharing a review later with you. Grab a cup of coffee and enter to win a copy of your own.
Day 3 of Caffeinated’s Vacation/Blogoversary Giveaway. Today I have a hardcover copy of Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. I haven’t read this yet, but Goodreads reviewers give this a 4.14 out of 5 Stars and it has been added to best of 2016 reading lists. Tell Me Three Things is a heartfelt realistic young adult fiction that deals with loneliness and offers a mystery.