365 Days of YA Reading Challenge: In which I join another challenge

Sarah from What Sarah Read has convinced me to sign up for another challenge.


Right now I am committed to the seasonal part of the challenge (since I’m reading Red Queen soon anyway!) but we’ll see how this shapes up!

I’m also sort of but not really doing the book a day part. Except I can’t read a book a day so I’m really just listing them as they fit in. (Sadly I read a lot of these last year when the challenge was not happening.)

If, like me, you want a full list of books Epic Reads has you covered. View the list on their site.

I’ll update this post regularly to keep you posted!

January Books Read:

  1. Life By Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
  2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

February Books Read:

  1. Winterspell by Claire Legrand
  2. I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell
  3. Compulsion by Martina Boone

March Books Read:

  1. The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
  2. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
  3. Loop by Karen Akins

April Books Read:

  1. Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt
  2. Dove Arising by Karen Bao
  3. Split Second by Kasie West
  4. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

May Books Read:

  1. Even in Paradise by Chelsea Philpot
  2. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  3. The Devil You Know by Trish Doller
  4. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  5. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

June Books Read:

  1. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley


I’ve been feeling really, really stressed by all of the reading challenges I signed up for on top of my Goodreads one. After much deliberation, I decided the stress isn’t worth it so I’m withdrawing from everything but my Goodreads challenge which I will meet regardless. I know I will read fantasy books anyway, I know I will read more the 365 days of YA anyway, and I hope I might finish some series but the actual tracking is just overwhelming right now.

I Mustache You Some Questions: In which I share some fun facts and ask for others.

mustache-questions-300x300Last year (in December lol) Gail from Ticket to Anywhere tagged me to answer some questions (luckily no mustache is needed!). You can see Gail’s answers on her blog. Mine you can find below :)

Four names that people call me (other than my real name!):

  • Em
  • E
  • Miss Emma (at work because teachers don’t like introducing “authority” figures by just their first name)
  • Miss Print (here and on Twitter and possibly in the alternate universe when I’m a superhero)

Four jobs I have had:

  • library clerk
  • bookseller
  • storytime performer
  • YA librarian (current job!)

Four movies I would/have watched more than once:

  • Harvey
  • Charade
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • The Shop Around the Corner

Four books I’d recommend:

Four places I have lived:

  • New York
  • New York
  • New York
  • New York

Four places I have been:

  • Boston
  • Disney World
  • Montreal
  • Los Angeles

Four places I’d rather be right now:

  • Here is good.

Four things I don’t eat:

  • raw fish
  • steak
  • green beans
  • carrots (except in soup)

Four of my favorite foods:

  • fried eggplant
  • milkshakes
  • grilled cheese
  • pasta

Four TV shows that I watch:

  • Forever
  • Scorpion
  • The Good Wife
  • Major Crimes

Four things I am looking forward to this year (in the next 12 months):

  • My birthday
  • BEA
  • NYC Teen Author Fest
  • Open spot for something awesome I haven’t thought of yet

Four things I’m always saying:

  • Right on.
  • Alas.
  • Indeed
  • I can’t actually think of anything else . . .

Four people I tag: