July Wrap Up

July Wrap Up:
Challenges
Another good month for reading, I’m slowly getting caught up on reviews too! Man that week away in the sun was great for reading. How are your challenges going? Read anything great this month?
Women Author Challenge – COMPLETED
1. Pandora Hearts Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki
2. The Archived (Sneak Peak) by Victoria Schwab [review]
3. Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
4. Princess by Courtney Cole [review]
5. Geek Girl by Holly Smale [review]
6. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire [review]
7. Dahlia by Christina Channelle [review]
8. Fallen Tears by Christina Channelle [review]
9. Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning
10. Demon Possession by Kiersten Fay
11. Imaginable by J. Meyers [review]
13. A Unique Rabbit by Red Tash
14. Pandora Hearts Volume 3 by Jun Mochizuki
15. Pandora Hearts Volume 4 by Jun Mochizuki
16. The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
17. Before the Moon Rises by Catherine Bybee
18. Marked by P.C. Cast
19. Death Dealer by Ashley Robertson [review]

Total: 19 / 10

1. Extras by Scott Westerfeld [review]
2. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion [review]
3. Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
4. Boarded Windows by Isaac Marion
5. Word War Z by Max Brooks

Total: 5 / 6

1. The Unwords by Unauthor [review]
2. Snow White Blood Red by Cameron Jace [review]
4. Beauty Never Dies by Cameron Jace [review]
5. Ladle Rat Rotten Hut by Cameron Jace [review]
6. Mary Mary Quite Contrary by Cameron Jace [review]
7. Blood Apples by Cameron Jace [review]
8. Once Beauty Twice Beast by Cameron Jace
9. Moon and Madly by Cameron Jace
10. Princess by Courtney Cole [review]
11. Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
12. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire [review]
13. Dahlia by Christina Channelle [review]
14. Fallen Tears by Christina Channelle [review]
15. Demon Possession by Kiersten Fay
16. Imaginable by J. Meyers [review]
17. Rowan by Christina Channelle [review]
18. A Unique Rabbit by Red Tash
19. Before the Moon Rises by Catherine Bybee*

Total: 19 / 16

*Please note: I’m unsure whether to count this book because she has been published before but this particular book was self-published so?
1. Extras by Scott Westerfeld [review]
2. Pandora Hearts Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki
4. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley [review]
5. Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley [review]
6. Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
7. Princess by Courtney Cole [review]
8. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire [review]
9. Pandora Hearts Vol 3 by Jun Mochizuki
10. Pandora Hearts Vol 4 by Jun Mochizuki
12. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
13. World War Z by Max Brooks

Total: 13 / 20

(Ongoing) Millionaire Challenge:

21,821 (+ 7 unknown) pages down!

A-Z Book Challenge:

B – Beauty Never Dies 25.01
C – A Clash of Kings 17.07
D – Dahlia 25.03
E – Extras 08.01
G – Geek Girl 07.03
H – Hot Ticket 05.04
I – Imaginable 05.05
P – Pandora Hearts, #2 08.01
R – Rowan 14.06
U – The Unwords 03.01
W – Warm Bodies 12.01
X – xkcd 17.07

Total: 19 / 26

Shelf Stacking
I actually bought some ebooks this month thanks to humble bundle, it was only cheap and a percentage of the money went to charity too. But again most were free, won, gifts or for review.
Darlings of DecayThose Four Letter WordsLucinda's Secret (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #3)The Nixie's Song (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)Just a GeekThe Last Unicorn: Deluxe EditionBoneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)Spin (Spin Saga, #1)Shards of Honour (Vorkosigan Saga, #1)Little BrotherGoddess Legacy (Goddess Series, #1)King of Darkness (Chronicles of Yavn, #1)ImitationEndure (Endure, #1)The Companions (The Sundering, #1)The Godborn (The Sundering, #2)Gone GirlBy Blood (By Blood #1)Moon Child (By Blood #2)xkcd: volume 0Signal to NoiseThe Poison Eaters and Other StoriesMachine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will DieAwakening Foster KellyCatalystThe Wizard Tales Vol I-IIIBlur (Night Roamers, #1)Gargoyle Addiction (Otherworlds Summons, #1)Talented (Talented Saga, #1)

June Wrap Up

June Wrap Up:
Challenges
Yipee! I love having all this free time on my hands and actually being able to read again, I’ve been favouring a lot of shorter books lately as I’m reading A Clash of Kings too which is rather long, hehe, but as you can see I have a few reviews to catch up on now because of this but I have a few in process and queued up for July.

Total: 17 / 10
Total: 3 / 6
Total: 19 / 16
*Please note: I’m unsure whether to count this book because she has been published before but this particular book was self-published so?
Total: 10 / 20
(Ongoing) Millionaire Challenge:
19,813 (+ 7 unknown) pages down!

A-Z Book Challenge:
B – Beauty Never Dies 25.01
D – Dahlia 25.03
E – Extras 08.01
G – Geek Girl 07.03
H – Hot Ticket 05.04
I – Imaginable 05.05
L – Ladle Rat Rotten Hut 26.01
P – Pandora Hearts, #2 08.01
R – Rowan 14.06
U – The Unwords 03.01
W – Warm Bodies 12.01
Total: 17 / 26

Shelf Stacking
Again, only freebies and one review c:
When Smiles FadeA Dark Kiss of Rapture (Renegade Angels, #0.5)Marked (Soul Guardians, #1)Her Mad HatterHer Dark Angel (Her Angel #1)Everblue (Mer Tales, #1)Shattered Grace (Fallen from Grace, #1)Scary MaryBranded (Fall of Angels, #1)The War of the WorldsVampire Origins - The Strigoi Book 1 - Project IchorousGen 1Gen 2Gen 3Gen 4Stitch (Stitch Trilogy #1)Frey (The Frey Saga, #1)Never Too Far

April & May Wrap Up

April & May Wrap Up:
Challenges
Well obviously being on hiatus and banning myself from read (and gaming) for 17 days has had a bit of a knock on effect of my reading habits, but needless to say with college almost over I’m getting back in the swing, I’m currently reading Rowan, A Clash of Kings and also rereading Mockingjay to a friend.

Total: 11 / 10
Total: 3 / 6
Total: 16 / 16

TBR Reading Challenge

Total: 8 / 20


(Ongoing) Millionaire Challenge:

19,459 pages down!

A-Z Book Challenge:
B – Beauty Never Dies 25.01
D – Dahlia 25.03
E – Extras 08.01
G – Geek Girl 07.03
H – Hot Ticket 05.04
I – Imaginable 05.05
P – Pandora Hearts, #2 08.01
U – The Unwords 03.01
W – Warm Bodies 12.01
Total: 11 / 26
Shelf Staking
I’m behaving, all these are freebies and one for review!

Crossroads (Crossroads Academy, #1)Before The Moon Rises (Ritter Werewolves, #1)To Kill A Warlock (Dulcie O'Neil, #1)EternityThe Iron Butterfly (Iron Butterfly, #1)Chosen (Guardians of the Word, #1)Dealing With It (Two Short Stories)Rowan (Blood Crave, #2)


March Wrap Up

March Wrap Up:
Challenges
I know I’m still on somewhat of a hiatus  well I am bar two book reviews for book tours that have been posted but I’ve slowly been typing up my reviews too and they may end up getting posted when I feel like it. I think when I do come back I’m going to drop my Wishlist Wednesday posts and just focus on reviews and book hauls for a while, maybe a few tours here and there. Anyway I didn’t do too bad this month either regardless of all the poop I was dealing with. 
Total: 8 / 10
Total: 3 / 6
Total: 14 / 16
TBR Reading Challenge
1. Extras by Scott Westerfeld [review]
2. Pandora Hearts Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki
3. Vampires Werewolves Zomvies Compendium Monstrum by Bruce Waldman
4. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley
5. Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley [review]
6. Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
7. Princess by Courtney Cole
8. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Total: 8 / 20

(Ongoing) Millionaire Challenge:
18,100 pages down!

A-Z Book Challenge:
A – Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder 25.01
B – Beauty Never Dies 25.01
D – Dahlia 25.03
E – Extras 08.01F – Fallen Tears: A Blood Crave Novella 28.03
G – Geek Girl 07.03
L – Ladle Rat Rotten Hut 26.01
M – Mary Mary Quite Contrary 28.01
O – Once Beauty Twice Beast 04.02
P – Pandora Hearts, #2 08.01
S – Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life 13.01
U – The Unwords 03.01
V – Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies Compendium Monstrum: From the Papers of Herr Doktor Max Sturm & Baron Ludwig Von Drang 09.01
W – Warm Bodies 12.01
Total: 11 / 26

I’m leaving my shelf stacking out for now cause I know I didn’t get many books so I’ll share them next month when I’m back properly! 

February Wrap Up

February Wrap Up:
Challenges
I’ve been in a reading slump for most of February which has been pretty upsetting but I did read a few books, and I’ve had three out of four of my university interviews so hopefully I can get back into the roll of blogging more frequently once the last one is out of the way. I’ve posted for a lot of tours this month though to make up for my lack of willingness to write reviews whilst I get my university stuff out of the way. My aim is to catch up on reviews throughout the next month.

Total: 4 / 10
Total: 3 / 6
Total: 11 / 16
TBR Reading Challenge
1. Extras by Scott Westerfeld [review]
2. Pandora Hearts Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki
3. Vampires Werewolves Zomvies Compendium Monstrum by Bruce Waldman
4. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley
5. Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley [review]
6. Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
7. Princess by Courtney Cole
Total: 7 / 20

(Ongoing) Millionaire Challenge:
16,865 pages down!

A-Z Book Challenge:
A – Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder 25.01
B – Beauty Never Dies 25.01
E – Extras 08.01
L – Ladle Rat Rotten Hut 26.01
M – Mary Mary Quite Contrary 28.01
O – Once Beauty Twice Beast 04.02
P – Pandora Hearts, #2 08.01
S – Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life 13.01
U – The Unwords 03.01
V – Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies Compendium Monstrum: From the Papers of Herr Doktor Max Sturm & Baron Ludwig Von Drang 09.01
W – Warm Bodies 12.01
Total: 11 / 26


Shelf Stacking
Grabbed a much smaller amount of books this month.

January Wrap Up

January Wrap Up:
Challenges
Whilst I guess number-wise it looks like I’ve read a lot, in theory I actually haven’t. 6 are short stories, 2 are graphic novels and then of course we have the evil sneak peak. But I haven’t read a terrible book yet so 2013 is going well. But I did make a rather good progress with all my other challenges too!
Total: 2 / 10
Total: 2 / 6
I plan to have the reviews up for Cameron Jace’s during a week in February.
Total: 7 / 16
TBR Reading Challenge
1. Extras by Scott Westerfeld [review]
2. Pandora Hearts Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki
3. Vampires Werewolves Zomvies Compendium Monstrum by Bruce Waldman
4. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley
5. Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Total: 5 / 20

(Ongoing) Millionaire Challenge:
16,283 pages down!

A-Z Book Challenge:
A – Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder 25.01
B – Beauty Never Dies 25.01E – Extras 08.01L – Ladle Rat Rotten Hut 26.01
M – Mary Mary Quite Contrary 28.01P – Pandora Hearts, #2 08.01S – Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life 13.01U – The Unwords 03.01
V – Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies Compendium Monstrum: From the Papers of Herr Doktor Max Sturm & Baron Ludwig Von Drang 09.01
W – Warm Bodies 12.01
Total: 10 / 26


Shelf Stacking
I thought I had done well on my intake of books, woops.

2012 Wrap Up

Happy New Year my lovely readers, I hope 2012 treated you well. I noticed that running this blog really did help me read more, but I also ended up getting my hands on more books too. I also expanded Northern Plunder onto Twitter and Facebook so it’d be wonderful if you could go and follow/like us over there and then we can all keep it contact some more. I held some reviews back to post throughout the start of this year so there wouldn’t be too many gaps.
Challenges:
Outdo Yourself Challenge:
Links are to the reviews, starred books are reviews to come & italic books are ones I received for review. For this I challenged myself to read 11 more books than last year, I ended up reading over 33 more books!
5. Harry Potter: The Prequel
7. Water for Elephants
9. The Night Circus
10. *Uglies*
11. Before I go to Sleep
12. 1Q84 Book 1
13. *Pretties*
15. A Good Man
18. *Specials*
19. Batman: The Killing Joke
23. Pandora Hearts Volume 1
28. Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story
29. Orchid
31. Tallis
32. FLCL
36. Enthralled (1 + 2)
*GOAL COMPLETED*
43. *Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children*
45. *Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter*
46. *Backstage Pass*
48. *Rock Hard*
50. Beano Annual 2012
51. Beano Annual 2013
53. *The Last Witch*
So as you can see, not only did I read a lot more but I review more of what I read compared to last year too! Yippee. Okay and in all honestly the reviews I’ve held back are due to struggling with knowing how to review them or they’re part of a series so their review has been written but I haven’t read the last book yet.
A-Z Book Challenge:
Eh, I was so freaking close to finishing this challenge, so close! Oh well. It wasn’t really one that I was concentrating on, it was more of a case of filling in the blanks when one was completed, surprised how close I did get.
A – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
B – A Blood Seduction
C – Catching Fire
D – Death of a Murderer 
E – Enthralled
F – Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story
G – A Game of Thrones
H – The Hunger Games
I – Intangible
J – 
K – Batman: The Killing Joke
L – The Last Witch
M – Mockingjay
N – The Night Circus
O – Orchid
P – Pandora Hearts
Q – 1Q84
R – Rock Hard
S – The Secret
T -This Brilliant Darkness
U -Uglies
V – The Vittra Attacks
W – Water for Elephants
X – 
Y
Z – Zelah Green
Millionaire Challenge:
This is an ongoing challenge, just to see how long it takes to read a million pages.
14,875 pages down!