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30.12.13

2014 Reading Challenges: The Standalone Reading Challenge

As much as I am anticipating sequels to some of my favorite books in 2014, I also hope the new year brings in more standalone books. I'm a pretty impatient person, so waiting two or three years to find out the ending of a series absolutely kills me. That's why this 2014 Standalone Reading Challenge is the perfect complement to the Series Challenge I'm also participating in.

2014 Standalone Reading Challenge
The 2014 Standalone Reading Challenge is hosted by Hafsah at IceyBooks and Lisa from Dizneeee’s World of Books, and it consists of the following guidelines:


  • THE CHALLENGE: To read 15 Young Adult and Middle Grade standalone novels in 2014 released in the United States between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. This means that the book can not have an announced sequel, prequel, follow up, etc.
  • Companion novels count towards the challenge as well. Companion novels take place in the same world as a novel but usually follows the life of a different character. It can be read independently from the book that came before it.
  • The book must be released between January 1 – Decemeber 31, 2014 in the United States.
  • Can be read in any (legally) readable format: ARC, Paperback, Hardcover or e-book. Audio books do not count toward the challenge.

Run Time: 01 January 2014 - 31 December 2014
My Goal: 15+ Books

I'm aiming for at least one standalone novel each month. Crossing my fingers that I'll successfully manage to complete my goal! Here's my tentative list (obviously not complete to allow for newer releases later on):


Tentative Standalone Reading List
  1. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton -  March 25th 2014
  2. Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell - April 1, 2014 
  3. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - April 22nd 2014
  4. Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones - July 15, 2014
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Progress:

0 out of 15 Books Read

2 comments:

  1. Abby @ abbbzandbookzDecember 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    I also wanted to join but I realized how rare I read standalone books *sigh* so I quietly closed the main post and moved on to another challenge :D Godluck, Jackie! :')

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  2. If you're more of a series person, there's also the 2014 Series Challenge (see the post before this). You should definitely try that one instead. :D

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