YA Reading Challenge 2013

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The Rules:
-Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.
-Audio, eBooks, paper, re-reads all count.
-No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
There are four levels:
The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.
The “Fun Size” YA Reading Challenge – Read 20 Young Adult novels.
The Jumbo Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 40 Young Adult novels.
The Mega size YA Reading Challenge – Read 50+ Young Adult novels.
Challenge begins January 1st, 2013 -December 31, 2013.
Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.

I’m going for Mega Size – 50+ YA Novels.

Here are the YA novels I read and reviewed in January:

  1. Don’t Fear The Reaper by Michelle Muto
  2. The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
  3. Blood and Thunder by Ken Brosky and Isabella Fontaine
  4. The Hunters: Destiny Rising by L.J. Smith
  5. Marking Time by April White
  6. Blue Violet by Abigail Owen
  7. Fiona Thorn and The Carapacem Spell by Jen Barton
  8. The Exemeus by Folami and Abeni Morris
  9. The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto
  10. Lullaby by Amanda Hocking
  11. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garci and Margaret Stohl
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Horror Reading Challenge 2013

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Are you scared?

You will be.

That is, if you join this challenge and start reading some spine tingling, flesh crawling, gore ridden books.

Guidelines:
•This challenge will run from January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013.
•Books must be read and reviewed in 2013.
•You can choose fiction or non-fiction.
•Audio books are fine.
•Short stories are fine as long as you leave a thoughtful review.
•Books can cross with other challenges.
•You can join at anytime during the year.  Any books you have read in 2013 can be added.
•Anyone can participate (not just book bloggers). If you don’t have a blog: You can link to Goodreads, Amazon, Shelfari, etc. The easiest way may be to make a seperate shelf for this Challenge or a post. Links back to the Challenge are appreciated and will help others if they would like more information.
•If you are using Facebook for this challenge, please write a post (you can just use a few sentences) about the Challenge. Links back to the Challenge are appreciated and will help others if they would like more information. When you review a book or short story, please do not write a sentence or two. Please write a full review, even if it is just a few few paragraphs.
•Yes!  Prizes will be given!

I will try to read 10 Horror Books this year.

Books read in January 2013:

  1. Miss Abigail’s Room by Catherine Cavendish
  2. The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto

Ebook Challenge 2013

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he 2013 Ebook Challenge. Encouraging readers to expand past just physical books to embrace ebooks in all forms, whether on Kindle, Kobo, computer, or any other reader.

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013.
  2. Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).
  3. Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.
  4. You can plan your books in advance or as you read them.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the E-Book Reading Challenge.
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.

Levels:

  1. Floppy disk – 5 ebooks
  2. CD – 10 ebooks
  3. DVD – 25 ebooks
  4. Memory stick – 50 ebooks
  5. Hard drive – 75 ebooks
  6. Server – 100 ebooks
  7. Human brain – 150 ebooks

I’m going for Memory Stick – 50 eBooks.

Here are the ebooks I read in January 2013:

  1. Don’t Fear The Reaper by Michelle Muto
  2. The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
  3. Miss Abgail’s Room by Catherine Cavendish
  4. Blood and Thunder by Ken Brosky and Isabella Fontaine
  5. Destiny’s Mark by K.H. LeMoyne
  6. The Exemeus by Folami and Abeni Morris
  7. Hair Side, Flesh Side by Helen Marshall
  8. The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto
  9. Wishful Thinking by S.P. Wilcox
  10. Not Another Wish by S.P. Wilcox
  11. Celebrating The Journey by Ashley Hill
  12. Lilith by Toby Tate

Self-Published Reading Challenge

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The 2013 Self-Published Reading Challenge. Encouraging readers to look beyond the traditional, and experience pure imagination.

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013.
  2. Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).
  3. Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is self-published by the author.
  4. You can plan your books in advance or as you read them.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the Self-Published Reading Challenge.
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.

Levels:

  1. Sentence – 5 books
  2. Paragraph- 10 books
  3. Page – 25 books
  4. Chapter – 50 books
  5. Short Story – 75 books
  6. Novel – 100 books
  7. Series – 150 books

I’m going for level Chapter – 50 Books.

Here are the books I read in January 2013:

  1. Don’t Fear The Reaper by Michelle Muto
  2. Blood and Thunder by Ken Brosky and Isabella Fontaine
  3. Destiny’s Mark by K.H. LeMoyne
  4. Marking Time by April White
  5. Blue Violet by Abigail Owen
  6. Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman
  7. A Small Town by Marc Di Giacomo
  8. Fiona Thorn and The Carapacem Spell by Jen Barton
  9. The Exemeus by Folami and Abeni Morris
  10. The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto
  11. Wishful Thinking by S.P. Wilcox
  12. Not Another Wish by S.P. Wilcox
  13. Celebrating The Journey by Ashley Hill

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenges

2013 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge was originally created and hosted by Pearl’s World of Romance, then was passed on to Romance Book Maven. Due to time constraints, Fatin asked if I would host the reading challenge and I’m honored to do so. I’m keeping the details pretty much the same as to when Pearl and Fatin hosted the challenge, though I did make a requirement that the book be at least 100 pages in length or longer to qualify.

The goal is to read at least 10 contemporary romance novels.

Contemporary Romance Books read in January 2013:

  1. Wishful Thinking by S.P. Wilcox
  2. Not Another Wish by S.P. Wilcox

Color Coded Challenge 2013

Color Coded 2013

Here are the rules:

*Read nine books in the following categories.
1. A book with “Blue” or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title.
2. A book with “Red” or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title.
3. A book with “Yellow” or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title.
4. A book with “Green” or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title.
5. A book with “Brown” or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title.
6. A book with “Black” or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title.
7. A book with “White” or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title.
8. A book with any other color in the title (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

* Any book read from January 1 through December 31, 2013 will count.
*Crossovers with other challenges are fine.

Books read in January 2013:

  • Blue Violet by Abigail Owen

Paranormal Reading Challenge

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Welcome to the 2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge hosted by Megan Likes Books and Auntie Spinelli Reads! This is my first time EVER hosting anything, so I’m quite excited! The lovely Megan came up with the idea for this, so all credit goes to her (well, I made the purty button!).

There are so many awesome sub-genres of paranormal books, that it’s easy to find one you like and stick with it. So that’s why I decided to make a reading challenge with the goal of reading about all kinds of paranormal creatures.

The goal is to read at least one book featuring each of the following paranormal creatures:

  • Vampires
  • Werewolves/Shifters
  • Fey
  • Angels/Nephilim
  • Mermaids
  • Dragons
  • Zombies
  • Demons
  • Witches/Wizards
  • Ghosts
  • Aliens
  • Other (ie: sirens, unicorns, centaurs, timetravel etc.)

Here’s what I read so far in January 2013:

  1. Don’t Fear The Reaper by Michelle Muto (Angels/Nephilims)
  2. The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (Fey)