2014 Challenges

With no further ado… The challenges that I, Lynette, at Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time is taking part in! :)


 The 2014 Science Fiction Challenge! 


Hosted at Gone Bookserk, this is a challenge to read more Sci-Fi! My personal goal is 10 books. Let’s see if I make it, shall we? Check out the link to join me on my adventure into great and unknown galaxies!

1. Starwarden – by J.A. Dalley (Full review to come ASAP)

2. A Just Determination – by John G. Hemry (AKA Jack Campbell) (Full review to come!)

3. Dangerous – by Shannon Hale

4. The Revenge of Seven — By Pittacus Lore

5. Code Name Komiko — By Naomi Paul

6. Hero — By Mike Lupica

7. Airman — Eoin Colfer

8. Hidden Enemy (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #7-9) — By Pittacus Lore

9. Since that was three books… I guess I did complete this one.


The 2014 YA Mythology Challenge!


Hosted at About To Read, the challenge is to read 12 middle grade or YA mythological novels. I LOVE mythologies of all kind (My name even comes from one!), so I’m psyched for this!

1. Temping Fate – by Esther M. Friesner (Full review to come!)

2. The Iron Queen  – by Kaitlin Bevis

3. Daughter of the Earth and Sky – by Kaitlin Bevis

4. Deception’s Princess – by Esther M. Friesner (Full review to come!)

5. Troy High – by Shana Norris (Full review to come!)

6. Nobody’s Princess – by Esther M. Friesner (Full review to come!)

7. Nobody’s Prize – by Esther M. Friesner (Full review to come!)

8. The Staff of Serapis – by Rick Riordan (Full review to come!)

9. Persephone – by Kaitlin Bevis

10. The Blood of Olympus — By Rick Riordan


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The 2014 Fairy Tales Retold Reading Challenge!


Hosted at Debz Bookshelf the challenge is to read Fairy Tale Retellings. Personally, I don’t believe in my abilities (ha!), and so am only going for Devilish Wolf status of 4-6 books. Wish me luck!

1. Scarlet – By Marissa Meyer

2. Captive Maiden – By Melanie Dickerson

3. Princess Furball – By Charlotte Huck

4. Nobody’s Princess – By Esther Friesner (I’m not sure if Helen of Troy counts as a fairytale).

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 The 2014 Dystopia Reading Challenge



Hosted by Blog of Erised, this challenge is to read Dystopian novels in 2014! I am going for Rebel status, which is 7-12 books. Can’t wait! :)

1. Fragments – by Dan Wells

2. Proxy – by Alex London

3. Airman – By Eoin Colfer

4. Four – By Veronica Roth

5. Scarlet – By Marissa Meyer

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The 2014 Everything YA Reading Challenge!


Hosted by Books and Iced Coffee Book Blog, this challenge is to… read EVERYTHING YA! I’m gonna make a goal of at least 50, though it’ll probably end up being MUCH higher since, basically EVERYTHING I read is YA.

1. I succesfully read 52 YA books.

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The 2014 Series Challenge!


Hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat. this challenge is to FINISH a series. I’m aiming for the silver badge of successfully completing 4-6 series. Wish me luck! I’m horrible at this!

1. The Nobody’s Princess series –  by Esther M. Friesner

2. Chronicles of the Red King series – by Jenny Nimmo

3. The Ascendance Trilogy – by Jennifer A. Nielsen

4. Daughters of Zeus series – by Kaitlin Bevis

5. The Heroes of Olympus series – by Rick Riordan

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The 2014 Standalone Reading Challenge!

2014 Standalone Reading Challenge

Hosted by Icey Books, this challenge is to read 15 standalone novels. 

Edit: The challenge is to read standalone novels PUBLISHED IN 2014. I will try to fix my list below to accommodate that.

1. Temping Fate – by Esther M. Friesner (Full review to come!)

2. Troy High – by Shana Norris (Full review to come!)

3. Dangerous – by Shannon Hale

4. Hero – by Mike Lupica (Full review to come!)

5. Code Name Komiko – by Naomi Paul (Full review to come!)

6. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – by Jennifer E. Smith (Full review to come!)

7. Corporate Husband – by Beverly Farr

8. Her Ex Next Door – by Beverly Farr

9. The Break-Up Artist – Philip Siegel

10. The Paparazzi Project – by Kristina Springer (Full review to come!)

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And finally…



Hosted by Goodreads, my goal is a pathetically small 100 books for 2014. What with a full load of work as a college sophmore, I can’t hope to get much more than that done. :/

So, I failed. I aimed for 100, but this school year was a million times harder than I had expected, and I only read 60. :(


What are your challenges and goals for the year?

~Lynette ❤


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