Wednesday, September 3, 2014

2014 Read Your Freebies! Reading Challenge - Finished

2014 Read Your Freebies! Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen.

My goal for this challenge was to read 36 free books and I have now completed this. I am sure I will read more Freebies this year but I am not sure I will be able to reach 50 which is the next level.
I am very please The Book Vixen decided to continue this challenge and I will definitely take part again in 2015 if she decides to host it again.

List of books at the bottom of this post.

In 2011, Missie @ The Unread Reader started the Show Me the Free reading challenge as a way to get some of those freebie ebooks read. It was a hit and in 2012 it morphed into the Why Buy the Cow? challenge and she invited Kelly at Reading the Paranormal to join her as a co-host. Missie was unable to continue hosting and handed the challenge off to Kelly and Amanda @ On a Book Bender. Unfortunately, Kelly and Amanda are unable to continue hosting and graciously handed the challenge off to me. While the hosts have changed, the goal remains the same: read those freebies!
I bought my first Kindle back in 2010 and I’ve been hoarding collecting free ebooks ever since. I currently have 300+ free ebooks on my Kindle, so you can see how badly I need to participate in this reading challenge. If you’re like me and have lots of free ebooks sitting on your reader waiting for you to read, then this is the reading challenge for you!

Reading Challenge Details:

  • Runs January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 (books read prior to 1/1/2014 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime before 9/30/2014. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to read at least twelve (12) free ebooks. While twelve is the minimum, there is no maximum limit. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down.
  • This reading challenge is for LEGALLY obtained FREE ebooks. We do not condone ebook piracy. These can be books offered through bigger sites, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or smaller sites, such as Smashwords and All Romance Ebooks. Ebooks offered through author or publisher websites are acceptable as well, provided they are available free to everyone at the time of download.
  • Any ebook format will work for this challenge (azw, EPUB, iBooks, mobi, PDF, etc.). You DO NOT need to have an ereader to participate in this challenge. You can read ebooks using Amazon’s Free Kindle Reading Apps, which you can download for your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Blackberry and more. Free audiobooks also count towards this challenge provided they are free to the public. They can't be free as a condition of signing up for a service and they can't be provided by the publisher for review.
  • Only ebooks and audiobooks that were available free, in a legal manner, to the public will count towards this challenge. eARCs, library books, ebooks free through Amazon Prime, and/or books won or gifted are not eligible for this challenge.
  • Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy, mystery, thriller, horror, etc.).
  • Crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed, however, re-reads are not eligible for this challenge. The goal is to read the freebies you’ve legally acquired so that they are off your TBR pile.
  • To join this challenge, grab the 2014 Read Your Freebies! Reading Challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, Libib, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2014 Read Your Freebies! Reading Challenge and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.
     Coupon Clipper: read 12 books
     Penny Pincher: read 24 books
     Buying in Bulk: read 36 books
     Super Saver: read 50 books
     Extreme Couponer: read 100+ books

List of Books:
  1. A little Christmas Magic by Sylvie Kurtz (free on 9th of January 2013)
  2. Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson (free on 28th of August 2013) 
  3. Aurora Sky by Nikki Jefford (free on 18th of November 2013)
  4. Unexpected Gifts by Elena Aitken (free on 13th of November 2013)
  5. The Highlander's Hope by Cali MacKay (free on 30th of August 2013)
  6. Honeymoon For One by Chris Keniston  (free on 21th of January 2014)
  7. What Stays in Vegas by Beth Labonte  (free on 15th of July 2013)
  8. Night of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer (free on 10th of September 2013)
  9. Forever Fae by L.P. Dover (free on 4th of June 2013)
  10. An Unlikely Match by Barbara Dunlop (free on 15th of March 2014)
  11. The Inconvenient Duchess by Christine Merrill (free on 21th of January 2014) 
  12. The Bride wore Chocolate by Shirley Jump (free on 24th of February 2014)
  13. A Charming Crime by Tonya Kappes (free on 11th of April 2014)
  14. Death on the Aegean Queen By Maria Hudgins (free on 6th of October 2012)
  15. The Breeders by Katie French (free on 31st of May 2013)
  16. Along Came A Demon by Linda Welch (free on 21st of August 2013)
  17. The Way They Were by Mary Campisi (free on 27th of July 2013)
  18. The Keepers by Donna Augustine  (free on 18th of May 2014)
  19. The Cold Moon Run by L. Filion  (free on 27th of June 2014)
  20. Drip Drop Teardrop by Samantha Young (free on 18th of May 2014)
  21. After the Storm by M. Stratton (free on 28th of June 2014)
  22. Cart Before the Horse by Bernadette Marie (free on 16th of May 2014)
  23. The Tiger Princess by Sarah Renee (free on 25th of April 2014)
  24. If the Shoe Fits by Laurie LeClair (free on 13th of November 2013)
  25. Untouched by Robert J. Crane (free on 11th of April 2014)
  26. Champagne and Lemon Drops by Jean Oram (free on 11th of April 2014)
  27. Reckless Nights in Rome by C.C. MacKenzie (free on 12th of November 2013)
  28. One Sweet Summer by Cali MacKay (free on 26th of July 2014)
  29. Texas Secrets: The Gallaghers of Morning Star by Jean Brashear (free on 7th of October 2013)
  30. Illicit Magic by Camilla Chafer (free on 21st of August 2013)
  31. Macaron Murder by Harper Lin (free on 29th of July 2014)
  32. Winter's End by Clarissa Cartharn (free on 3rd of August 2014)
  33. Hot Summer by Judy Powell (free on 6th of August 2014)
  34. Gnome on the Range by Jennifer Zane (free on 21st of November 2013) 
  35. Kept by Elle Field (free on 19th of March 2014)
  36. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (free on 27th of December 2011)
  37. Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf  (free on 16th of January 2014)

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on finishing the challenge, and getting those freebies read!