December 14, 2016

2016 My Year in Books

Posted in book reviews, Books, reading challenges, reviews, updates at 11:20 AM by Rockin' Rita


Also, I am on page 193 of 339 of Aubrie L. Nixon’s Darkness Whispers. Hoping I can finish it and add it to this list before the year is up! Wish me luck!

And I have one other update for you all…BookBub alerted me about something very special- a new deal on a David Arnold ebook! If you have not yet read Mosquitoland (how you passed up this incredible gem IDEK) now is your chance to get it deeply discounted!  I plan to post my review of this fantastic piece of work soon!

Mosquitoland by David Arnold Mosquitoland
By David Arnold

“A sparkling, startling, laugh-out-loud” story (The Wall Street Journal) with over 4,200 five-star ratings on Goodreads: Mim Malone embarks on a thousand-mile journey to visit her sick mother in this “stunning” odyssey (Kirkus Reviews starred review) from a New York Times bestselling author.

 $7.99 $1.99
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November 17, 2016

Beat the Backlist/ #ThrowbackBookClub (Updated 12/17/2016)

Posted in Books, reading challenges at 11:06 AM by Rockin' Rita




The Beat the Backlist Challenge (further details can be found on NovelKnight’s site) is focused on knocking off titles that have been on your TBR for a while, or even ones that get pushed aside for new releases. Over the years, and especially this one, I’ve noticed that new releases are getting more and more attention while our TBRs continue to grow. And the polls I’ve seen/hosted have shown that readers also really want backlist title reviews (if that’s an added incentive to read more of them).

This challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st, 2017. 

That’s right. You have en ENTIRE YEAR to complete your goal.



Books must be released prior to 2017

(this challenge isn’t for new releases)

That’s it!

Set your reading goal

Pick the books you want to read


This is more about you working toward decreasing your TBR stack alongside a bunch of other readers!

Post updates throughout the year with #beatthebacklist


Here’s my backlist (subject to change as I buy more):

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So I have 16 books as of right now and I’m really hopeful (and nervous) that I will get through at least the majority of them. I’m so excited for this is the first book challenge I have ever participated in! Thank you @NovelKnight for creating a challenge meant for a Procrastinate Reader like me! I’m super excited!


Also adding in my current reads and an ebook from an author I just met on Bookstagram.

The Additions

  • Darkness Whispers by Aubrie L. Nixon
  • Spells & Sorcery aka #LexieSpells by S. Usher Evans
  • Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • The Touched Saga: The Caress of Fate by Elisa S. Amore


#BeatTheBacklist Hogwarts House Mini-Challenge


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