I'm happy to say that I have knocked three books off the PopSugar 2016 Reading Challenge alongside my hefty challenge of reading 200 books for the year on Goodreads.
Before 2016 even started I created a list of books to go with most of the challenges.So all I had to do was select 3 for this month and read them. I chose the easiest first. A book you can finish in a day, A science-fiction novel and A book that takes place during Summer.
I first started with "A book that takes place during Summer" since the winter has finally arrived to the northeast and anything that reminds you about summer is good. I choose "The Summer I Learned to Dive" by Shannon McCrimmon.
This book was surprisingly very good and I would actually read the next book to continue the story. I thought it was going to be a basic coming of age book but there was so many surprises and family secrets that were revealed.
I next read "A book you can finish in a day". I chose "Anna's Contract" by Deva Long. I can't seem to find it on Amazon but anyway this book got me so pissed out. I said okay it's a short read and 50 Shades of Greyish so I would give it a chance. Wrong, total waste of time and aggravated me because the boss continuously repeated the same thing 5 millions times. Would I read it again, nope. Would I read the rest of the series. Hell No! Deleted this puppy off my kindle as soon as I finished. I think I gave it 1 start.
The last book I read this month for the challenge was "A science fiction novel". This genre of books I read from time to time but really haven't read it since 5th or 6th grade. I used to love it. Anyway for this one I chose, " Taken" by Erica Conroy
Overall this book was a good book. The only thing that got me was they never said why one of the main characters wore the veil or even described after she finally removed the veil what she looked like underneath since they made such a big deal about it. The plot twist at the end about the king, the king's age and gender was a good and totally unexpected. I gave this one 4 out of 5 stars.
So far this challenge is making me read books that I wouldn't normally read which is a good thing. Next month I plan on reading the following:
-A book that's more than 600 pages
-A NY Times Best Seller
-A romance set in the future
I have some good picks for those. So stay tuned. If you're doing the reading challenge feel free to tell us what you're reading.