SRC 2021

OK, so, i'm going for the Dragon badge level 2 and unicorn.

Current Progress:

  1. Enemies-to-lovers romance
    • The Fate of Stars by SD Simper

    •    - PLANNED: Secrets in a Small Town by Nicole Stiling
         - PLANNED: Isle of Broken Years by Jane Fletcher
         - PLANNED: The Clinch by Nicole Disney
         - PLANNED: The Inheritance by Ali Vali
         - PLANNED: Face the Music by Ali Vali
         - PLANNED: One Walk in Winter by Georgia Beer

  2. Character with an everyday job

  3. Return to hometown
    • Beautiful Dreamer by Melissa Brayden

  4. Character is a journalist or reporter
       - Repercussions by Jessica L. Webb
       - The Red Files by Lee Winter

  5. From TLR’s “Best of the Best” list
       - Lucky 7 by Rae D. Magdon
       - Finding Jessica Lambert by Clare Ashton

  6. Only one bed
       - Just for Show by Jae
       - PLANNED: Not the Marrying Kind by Jae

  7. Character with a disability or mental illness
       - Night Tide by Anna Burke
       - Invisible, as Music by Caren J. Werlinger

  8. Character is a book lover
       The Secret Poet by Georgia Beers
       The Other Side of Forestlands Lake by Carolyn Elizabeth

  9. One-night stand to forever
       - Spindrift by Anna Burke
       - PLANNED: Bet the Farm by Fiona Riley

  10. Speculative fiction
       - Good Enough to Eat by Jae, Alison Grey
       - Venandi by K.C. Luck

  11. Ice queen character
       - Thorn by Anna Burke (I can't think of a more literal example of this trope. 😅)
       - PLANNED:

  12. Neurodiverse character
       - Worthy of Love By Quinn Ivins
       - PLANNED:

  13. Longer book
    • Under Your Skin by Lee Winter

  14. Character is a medical professional
       - Heart Trouble by Jae
       - PLANNED:

  15. Genre you don’t usually read
       - PLANNED: Find Me When I'm Lost by Cheryl A. Head
       - PLANNED: Dirt Nap by Carolyn Elizabeth

  16. Grumpy & sunshine
    • Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
    • The Roommate Arrangement by Jae

  17. Character is a teacher or professor
    • Coyote Blues by Karen F. Williams

  18. Coming out later in life
       - Royal Court by Jenny Frame
       - PLANNED: A CHARLIE MACK BOOK

  19. Historical fiction / historical romance
       - The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
       - Patience & Esther: An Edwardian Romance by S.W. Searle

  20. Nerdy/geeky character
       - PLANNED: Something in the Wine by Jae
       - PLANNED: Paper Love by Jae

  21. Age gap romance
       - Royal Rebel by Jenny Frame
       - All Together Stranger by Lara Hayes

  22. Character of a different ethnicity, culture, or race than you
       - Stone and Steel by Eboni Dunbar
       - PLANNED: Catch Me When I'm Falling by Cheryl A. Head

  23. Recommended by a friend
       - PLANNED:
       - PLANNED:

  24. Character is a musician
       - PLANNED: The Noble and the Nightingale by Barbara Ann Wright
       - Love's Falling Star by B. D. Grayson

  25. Your favorite author’s favorite book
       - PLANNED: Lily and the Crown by Roslyn Sinclair (Lee Winter)
       - PLANNED:

  26. Character was adopted/in foster care
    • Royal Family by Jenny Frame
    • Breathe by Cari Hunter (maybe friends-to-lovers)
    Cowgirl by Nance Sparks Maybe

  27. Shy or socially awkward character
       - Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae
       - PLANNED: The Found Jar by Jaycie Morrison
       - PLANNED: A Curious Woman by Jess Lea
       - PLANNED: Breaking Character

  28. Character rocks a power suit
       - Never Too Late for Heroes by A.L. Brooks
       - PLANNED: Hotel Queens by Lee Winter

  29. Book starts with the first day of a new job
       - Entangled by Melissa Brayden
       - On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

  30. Mystery
       - PLANNED:Wake Me When It's Over by Cheryl A. Head
       - PLANNED: Origins by Jen Jensen
       - PLANNED:Gallows Humor by Carolyn Elizabeth

  31. Friends-to-lovers romance
       - PLANNED: Chemistry Lessons by Jae (or teachers)
       - PLANNED: Perfect Partners by Maggie Cummings
       - PLANNED: The Chameleon's Tale by Andrea Bramhall

  32. Body-positive book
       - Just for Show by Jae
       - PLANNED: A Roll in the Hay by Lola Keeley

  33. Disguised or living as a man
       - Share the Moon by Toni Logan
       - PLANNED: Backwards to Oregon by Jae

  34. Character works in the food industry
       - Two to Tangle by Melissa Brayden
       - PLANNED

  35. Re-read a favorite
       - PLANNED: Chasing Stars by Alex K. Thorne
       - PLANNED:

  36. Road trip
       - Broken Reign by Sam Ledel
       - Kicker's Journey by Lois Cloarec Hart

  37. Bisexual or pansexual character
       - Bulletproof by Maggie Cummings
       - Heart of Silver Flame by SD Simper

  38. Animal on the cover
       - The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
       - Prey for Us by Jordan Falconer

  39. Girl-next-door character
       - PLANNED: Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton
       - PLANNED:

  40. Adventure in nature
       - Nottingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood by Anna Burke
       - PLANNED:

  41. Mistaken identity
       - Scent by Kris Bryant
       - Blood of the Pack by Jenny Frame

  42. Set in a country you don’t live in
       - A Royal Romance by Jenny Frame
       - PLANNED:

  43. Part of a series
       - The Princess and the Odium by Sam Ledel
       - PLANNED: Judge Me When I’m Wrong by Cheryl A. Head

  44. Character is a business owner
       - Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling
       - What a Tangled Web by Melissa Brayde

  45. New-to-you author
       - Daughter of No One by Sam Ledel
       - Bury Me When I'm Dead by Cheryl A. Head

  46. Set in the 20th century
       - Masquerade by Anne Shade
       - PLANNED: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

  47. Character who isn’t “Hollywood beautiful”
       - The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
       - PLANNED: Death's Abyss by SD Simper
       - PLANNED: Hidden Truths by Jae

  48. Character works in STEM
       - Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
       - The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

  49. Forced proximity
       - Heart of the Storm by Nicole Stiling
       - Alone by E.J. Noyes

  50. Anthology, short story collection, novella
       - PLANNED: In Our Words (edited) by Victoria Villasenor & Anne Shade
       - PLANNED: Wicked Things (edited) by Jae and Astrid Ohletz
       - Still Not Over You by Jenny Frame, Carsen Taite and Ali Vali

Unicorn Badge
  1. Butch/butch pairing
       - PLANNED:

  2. Time travel
       - This Is How You Lose the Time War by Max Gladstone, Amal El-Mohtar

  3. Character over 40
       (This isn't a rare one for me.)
       - The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite

  4. High fantasy
       Okay, for me, this is also not rare. I read a lot of these.
      

  5. Polyamorous relationship
       PLANNED: Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory

  6. Thriller
      

  7. Sapphic nonbinary character
       Queens of Noise by Leigh Harlen

  8. Steampunk or gaslamp fantasy
       PLANNED:

  9. Jewish character
       PLANNED: Paper is White by Hilary Zaid

  10. Horror
       Gillette Park by Gerri Hill

  11. Character is a sapphic trans woman
       PLANNED:

  12. Dystopian, apocalyptic, or post-apocalyptic fiction
       PLANNED: Lucky 8 by Rae D. Magdon

Completed 1 Needed 2 Needed
  1. (04) journalist or reporter
  2. (05) TLR’s best
  3. (07) disability or mental illness
  4. (08) book lover
  5. (10) speculative fiction
  6. (19) historical
  7. (20) nerdy/geeky
  8. (21) age gap
  9. (26) was adopted/in foster care
  10. (29) starts with the first day of a new job
  11. (36) road trip
  12. (37) bi/pan
  13. (38) animal on the cover
  14. (41) mistaken identity
  15. (43) part of a series
  16. (44) business owner
  17. (45) new-to-you author
  18. (48) works in STEM
  19. (49) forced proximity
  1. (01) enemies-to-lovers
  2. (03) return to hometown
  3. (06) one bed
  4. (09) one-night stand
  5. (11) ice queen
  6. (12) neurodiverse
  7. (13) longer book
  8. (14) medical professional
  9. (15) genre you don’t usually read
  10. (16) grumpy & sunshine
  11. (17) teacher or professor
  12. (18) coming out later in life
  13. (22) different ethnicity, culture, or race than you
  14. (24) musician
  15. (27) shy or socially awkward
  16. (28) rocks a power suit
  17. (30) mystery
  18. (32) body-positive
  19. (33) disguised or living as a man
  20. (34) works in the food industry
  21. (40) adventure in nature
  22. (42) set in a country you don’t live in
  23. (46) set in the 20th century
  24. (47) not “hollywood beautiful”
  1. (02) everyday job
  2. (23) recommended
  3. (25) favorite author’s favorite book
  4. (31) friends-to-lovers
  5. (35) re-read a fav
  6. (39) girl-next-door
  7. (50) anthology, short story collection, novella
Completed Needed
  1. (02) time travel
  2. (03) Character over 40
  3. (07) sapphic nb
  4. (10) horror
  1. (01) butch/butch
  2. (04) high fantasy
  3. (05) poly
  4. (06) thriller
  5. (08) steampunk
  6. (09) jewish
  7. (11) sapphic trans woman
  8. (12) dystopian