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{Completed} Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Karine has
completed her goal of reading 52 books in 2013!

With two months still left for this year, I have completed my goodreads reading challenge with some time to spare. But don’t panic this is in no way the end of the reading year for me. Two months is still plenty of time to fall in love with many more books and the characters contained with in their pages. Let’s see how many more I can get in before the year is out.
Below are some interesting stats based on the challenge.

Books read: 52

Pages: 19 700

Shortest Book: City of Bones Movie – The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Longest Book: Beautiful Creatures

Book Series Started: Wicked Lovers, Gabriel’s Inferno, Beautiful Bastard, Heat Wave, On Dublin Street, The Dark Heroine, The Others, James Bond, The Mortal Instruments, Aphrodite’s Club, Warm Bodies, Crossfire, The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Immortals After Dark

Book Series Finished: House of Comarre

Book Series Completed in Challenge: Stark Trilogy, Thoughtless, Beautiful, Regency Draculia, The Vampire Diaries, Caster Chronicles, The Hunger Games

Favourite Book: Too many. But if I had to choose Beautiful Disaster maybe

Most read category: Paranormal and romance

3 Star Reviews: 6

4 Star Reviews: 29

5 Star Reviews: 17

{Random} Half way mark

Half way reading mark for 2013
Half way reading mark for 2013

I am generally surprised that it is only half way through the year and am over half way through my reading challenge for this year. It can’t be possible that I have read that many books. What’s more shocking is that it is already half way through the year; just where did the time go.

So far I have managed to read 28 books, which equals to 10 837 pages. It seems like a lot more when it is put like that. Most of the books I have read I have rated four star, with a few getting a five star rating.

I was surprised that ‘Beautiful Creatures’ was the longest book I have read so far. It didn’t seem like it when I was reading it. But then I good book never takes long to read.

It will be very interesting to see how the next half of the year goes.

{Review} Beautiful Creatures (The Caster Chronicles #1)

beautiful creatures cover

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Caster Chronicles #1
Read February 2013
4 stars



Ethan Wate is haunted by dreams of a girl he’s never met. When Lena Duchannes moves into his small southern town of Gatlin County, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her. And he is determined to uncover the strange connection between them, even if it means uncovering the one secret that could change everything.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Beautiful Creatures
#2 Beautiful Darkness
#2.5 Dream Dark
#3 Beautiful Chaos
#4 Beautiful Redemption


It took me a while to get started with this book, but once a had there was no stopping me.
I fell in love with the main characters and even some of the minor ones too. Nothing ever seems to go Lena and Ethan way, or does it.
Will be reading to next book to continue on this journey with Ethan and Lena, and their forever changing world.