2015 Reading Challenges Pt. 2

I also signed up for Ethereal Reviews and the Gentle Spectrum Reviews challenges! They both run til Febrary 1st!
ethereal-2015For Ethereal reviews challenge you need to read and review any mystical subject. I’m shooting for the second level – third eye.



~ Spiritual, mystical, paranormal:  non-fiction, fictional, religious.

~ Serious studies:  dreams, near-death experiences, miracles, astrology.
~ Novels with clergy:  Sister Carol Anne O’Marie, Caroline Roe, Margaret Frazer.
~ Books with animals talking / doing more than what society credits them.
~ Fantasy is certainly otherworldly, as well as witches and fairies.
The Magic Strings of Franki Presto by Mitch Albom
Between Gods by Alison Pick
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Dragonwitch by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Sapphire: The Shielded Realms by Elayne Griffith
A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell
Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova
The Invasion of the Tearling (Queen of the Tearling #2) by Erika Johansen
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
In a Dark Wood by Joseph Luzzi
Phoenica Rising: Keeper of Light (Book One) by Caroline Quigley
Scrap (The Grimmic Chronicles #1) by Emory Sharplin
The Phoenix Born by Kaitlyn Davis
Soul Retrievers by David Burton

Levels are: Intuition 5-10
Third Eye 11-20
Healing 21-30
The Soul 31-40


I am going to be participating in the Gentle Spectrums challenge. There are two options for this challenge and I have decided to participate in both because they are both really awesome!

Option A is called Limitless Pallet. I limitless-pallet-levelsam choosing the Colourful level which is to read 10 titles with colors.
A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London’s Flower Sellers by Hazel Gaynor
Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert
To Ride a White Horse by Pamela Ford
Love is Red by Sophie Jaff
Black Spring by Allison Croggon
In a Dark Wood by Joseph Luzzi
Phoenica Rising: Keeper of Light (Book One) by Caroline Quigley

This is the Gentle Spectrums (B) option. You must match the book titles to each one of the the ten categories below! COMPLETE

~ (1)  STONES  ~
Variations of the word, gems, jewellery, ruins, geological formations.

Sapphire: The Shielded Realms by Elayne Griffith

~  (2)  CHEERFUL  ~
Uplifting, positive messages;  conveys pleasant thoughts, images.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

~  (3)  NATIONS  ~
Cultures, locations:  lakes, towns, even well-known places;  fictional included.

The Violin of Auschwitz by Maria Angeles Anglada

~  (4)  PLANTS  ~
Trees, flowers, lawns, fields, grasses, grains, and gardening paraphernalia.

A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London’s Flower Sellers by Hazel Gaynor

~  (5)  WATER  ~
Water bodies, proper names, closely-connected components:  taps, sinks, pools.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

~  (6)  SPACE  ~
The sky, its contents, spatial matter, concepts, tools.  Star Trek / Star Wars-related.

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

~  (7)  DAUNTING  ~
Any title that has you thinking:  “Oooo!  That does not sound good”

The Hunted by Taulor HoHoulin

~  (8)  STRUCTURES  ~
A building, its rooms, proper names, any of a structure’s parts.
The Raven Room by Ana Medeiros

~  (9)  TIME  ~
Any signifiers of time, like seasons.  Any unit-measurers, like watches and calendars.

Southern Solstice by Sarah Sadler

Eternal Cravings by Nina Bangs

Black Spring by Allison Croggon

~  (10 HUMOROUS  ~
Odd, or anything that gives you a grin.  I’ll accept a ‘pun laid on too thick’ grimace too!
Dog Crazy by Meg Donahue

4 thoughts on “2015 Reading Challenges Pt. 2

  1. Hello! It’s wonderful to have you! I enticed you because you were already reading colour titles. Are you bringing those colour titles here too? That section is called ‘limitless pallet”; the one you’re showing here is called “gentle subjects”. Reviews aren’t required, so you could call my groups by their names without ‘reviews’ at the end. As long as people come back to join in on the chats I’ve posted and events; I’m thrilled with that. To my pleasure, you’re the type of person who is leaving comments already and are a fur-Mom like me!

    I’m elated you’re doing my Ethereal group too! I used to be frustrated to see paranormal pages, really only targetting vampires or young adults. I’m young but can’t bear to read about teenagers, except the occasional ghost story. There aren’t enough good ones so I look to chidren’s literature for those. There are of course religious forums on the internet but I’m a free spirit. Since I respect conventional, alternative, and unlabelled spirituality and mysticism; I didn’t see why similar subjects shouldn’t at last, have a home in one place. Numbers are rising from my first year last year, when this little group only had 9 including me. You’ve made my day! Yours truly, Carolyn. https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/open-to-everyone-always/

    • Awesome!!! You did entice me! I love a good challenge and your challenges are so wonderfully unique, I love them. I’m glad to hear that participation is growing!! You can definitely count on me to take part each year that you host it from now on! I wasn’t going to join the limitless pallet because I’m crazy lol but I actually really want to so I will be posting them up here too! Do I go back and post what I have already read this year within the timeframe of the challenge or do I just do it from the date I joined on? Thank you so much!!!

      • Well yes! I want to see those lovely colours too that you were sharing elsewhere. 🙂 Count everything you’ve read from Feb 1. Goodness knows it doesn’t matter when I join challenges; which is often a few months after I appraise what I’ve already read.

        You noticed too that I’m about rising higher and not wasting additional books past anyone’s commitment level, or the height my levels go. There are draw points for effort. A book should always have somewhere to belong. Events start for Ethereal and Gentle Spectrums soon.

  2. Hi! To ensure there are enough people to make a draw worthwhile: heads up that I have posted a disscussion about momentous catalysts, as Ethereal’s first activity! I hope there’s no confusion that my examples are about being lifted from sorrow. A few kind souls have utilized the post to drop a note of support because I shared that July 31 is a tough day around the corner.

    Please don’t hesitate to chime in on the root topic in any manner that you relate. Is there an uncanny story about the person you married, an invaluable friend for life, the inspiration for your career, a hobby or talent you wouldn’t have considered; without a book / film / person / event that sparked it? In all sincerety, Carolyn. https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/where-solace-has-reached-us

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