Sunday, December 17, 2017

COYER Winter Switch Week 1 Update


Now that COYER has officially started I will be doing weekly or biweekly updates on my challenge progress to hold myself accountable during this round of COYER switch. I am doing the switch, so from now until January 12th only books I read off the list count for the challenge. I revealed my list here a couple weeks ago. I plan on these books being my main focus of the challenge.

I may have started and finished The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley way before COYER ever started. I couldn't wait to read this book once I had it in my hands. It was an amazing conclusion to this doulogy and I think this will be a series I will be singing praises for a long time.








Next up I read 1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber. I have been waiting for Christmas to come around again to finish off the Cedar Cove series. I'm proud that I have finally finished this 12 book series. I really enjoyed every book and it is sad to say goodbye to these wonderful characters.









This week I'm reading Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. I have wanted to read this book for a long time and I'm glad that I'm finally getting around to this collection of short stories. I will update you on my progress next week.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December To Be Read List Winner




Thank you to everybody who voted for my December To Be Read List Winner. Bah, Humbug won by one vote. I'm so excited to read this book. I think it should be good. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Challenge Sign Ups

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I'm so excited to sign up for two reading challenges. My goal is to read 6 Christmas books in December. It might be a big goal, but they are quick reads and I have some days off school. Here is my December TBR. I hope to get through all of these books. I'm currently reading 1225 Christmas Tree Lane.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

December TBR List Christmas Edition Let's Vote

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Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller.

For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer's block - until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes this is the perfect place for his villain to hide the weapon. He digs into the snowman to discover two things: the weapon fits int he body just under the head, and the snowman was supposed to be the back drop for Lexi's next show.

From this improbable beginning comes friendship. Can there be more for a woman who is afraid to get close again and a man who has shadows from his childhood?

 Families join together and hearts are healed as this couple goes walking in a winter wonderland.


Rachel Milligan is caring for her seven-year-old niece, Holly, at her home in Chicago when she receives devastating news: Holly's parents have been killed in a plane crash. Because Rachel is Holly's only known relative, she assumes that she will be her beloved niece's guardian. However, custody is awarded to Lydia, a distant aunt who happens to be Amish. Just a week before Christmas, Rachel takes Holly to the Amish community in the hopes of persuading Aunt Lydia to relinquish custody. Instead, Lydia sets out to teach Holly to live according to the Amish way. As family secrets emerge and old wounds are healed, Rachel realizes that she will do whatever it takes to ensure that Holly has the loving family she needs. Combining an Amish family saga with the anticipation of Christmas cheer and the promise of a budding romance, this newest Christmas story from beloved author Melody Carlson is sure to please.

After years abroad, Garrison Brown returns home to Vancouver to build a new life. When his beloved grandmother passes away a few weeks before Christmas, Garrison goes to her house to sort out her belongings, including six cats who need new homes. While Garrison hopes to dispense with the task quickly, his grandmother's instructions don't allow for speed. She has left Garrison with some challenging requirements for the future homes of her furry friends--plus a sizeable monetary gift for the new owners. Garrison's job is to match the cats with the right owners without disclosing the surprise gift. Along the way, he may just meet someone who can make him stay. Humorous and heartwarming, this latest Christmas story from bestselling author Melody Carlson is the perfect gift for pet lovers and anyone in whose heart Christmas holds a special place. (

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

COYER Winter Switch Sign Up and the List


I'm going to participate in the switch. I have my list separated so that I can easily look at it for any part of the challenge. The switch consists of three parts. The strict you can only read ebooks, the list you can only read books off the list, and the one with the twist which means that you can read any book, but you have to pick one format for the whole time. 

  • December 16 – January 12: The List
  • January 13 – February 9: The Strict
  • February 10 – March 9: The One with the Twist
I'm so excited to participate in this edition of COYER and I'm hoping I can be sucessful moving books off this list. I can read books that aren't on the list after January 12, but I still would like to focus on mostly books on the list. 

 These four books are all kindle books. I don't read kindle books as quickly, so I didn't choose as many. I'm hoping to be able to finish these four.

 These books above are books I do not own and will be borrowing from the library.
 These books are books that I own physical copies of.

These are the Christmas books I would like to read. I included my TBR List Winner for December, which will be a Christmas book.