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Monday, December 31, 2012

Author or Series Challenges - 2013

So here are the beginning of my challenges for 2013. I started out last year great, was slowing down about April and by August everything had went kaput! Let's see if I can do better this year!


2013 Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen

2013 Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge is being hosted by The Book Vixen.  
This challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31 and you can sign up at The Book Vixen.  I am signing up for the FIRST DATE level which is 1-4 books.  You can see all the details and levels when you sign up.  

The list of Nicholas Sparks novels are:

  1. The Notebook
  2. Message in a Bottle
  3. A Walk to Remember
  4. The Rescue
  5. A Bend in the Road
  6. Nights in Rodanthe
  7. The Wedding
  8. The Guardian
  9. Three Weeks With My Brother
  10. True Believer (read this before At First Sight)
  11. At First Sight (read after True Believer)
  12. The Choice
  13. Dear John
  14. The Lucky One
  15. The Last Song
  16. Safe Haven
  17. The Best of Me





2013 Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge



2013 Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge is being hosted by Darlene's Book Nook.  The challenge will run from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013 and you can sign up at Darlene's Book Nook.  I am going for "Just a Drop" - Level 1, which is 1-4 books. You can read all about the details when you sign up

The books in the Sookie Stackhouse (aka Southern Vampires) series by Charlaine Harris are: 

  1. Dead Until Dark (Book #1)
  2. Living Dead in Dallas (Book #2)
  3. Club Dead (Book #3)
  4. Dead to the World (Book #4)
  5. Dead as a Doornail (Book #5)
  6. Definitely Dead (Book #6)
  7. All Together Dead (Book #7)
  8. From Dead to Worse (Book #8)
  9. Dead and Gone (Book #9)
  10. Dead in the Family (Book #10)
  11. Dead Reckoning (Book #11)
  12. Deadlocked (Book #12)
  13. Dead Ever After (Book #13) - expected publication in 2013



2013 Women's Murder Club Reading Challenge


2013 Women's Murder Club Reading Challenge is being hosted by Darlene's Book Nook.   This challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013 and you can sign up at Darlene's Book Nook.  I am signing up for "Amateur Sleuth" - Level 1 which is reading 1-3 books. You can find out all the details when you sign up!

The books in the Women's Murder Club series by James Patterson are:

  1. 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Book #1)
  2. 2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club, Book #2)
  3. 3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club, Book #3)
  4. 4th of July (Women's Murder Club, Book #4)
  5. The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club, Book #5)
  6. The 6th Target (Women's Murder Club, Book #6)
  7. 7th Heaven (Women's Murder Club, Book #7)
  8. The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Book #8)
  9. The 9th Judgment (Women's Murder Club, Book #9)
  10. 10th Anniversary (Women's Murder Club, Book #10)
  11. 11th Hour (Women's Murder Club, Book #11)
  12. 12th of Never (Women's Murder Club, Book #12) - expected publication in 2013








2013 Sea Haven Reading Challenge is being hosted by Darlene's Book Nook.  This challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013 and you can sign up at Darlene's Book Nook. I am signing up for "Just a Taste" - Level 1 which is to read 1-3 books.  You can find out all the details when you sign up!

The books in the Sea Haven Reading Challenge are comprised of two different series: the Drake Sisters and the Sisters of the Heart. Since the Sisters of the Heart series appears to be a spin-off of the Drake Sisters series, it would probably be best to start with that one first.

The Sea Haven novels by Christine Feehan are:

  1. Magic in the Wind (Drake Sisters, Book #1)
  2. The Twilight Before Christmas (Drake Sisters, Book #2)
  3. Oceans of Fire (Drake Sisters, Book #3)
  4. Dangerous Tides (Drake sisters, Book #4)
  5. Safe harbor (Drake Sisters, Book #5)
  6. Turbulent Sea (Drake Sisters, Book #6)
  7. Hidden Currents (Drake Sisters, Book #7)
  8. Water Bound (Sisters of the Heart, Book #1)
  9. Spirit Bound (Sisters of the Heart, Book #2)




2013 Anne Rice Challenge

2013 Anne Rice Challenge is being hosted by The Towering Pile. This challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013 and you can sign up at The Towering Pile. I am signing up for the Louis de Pointe du Lac - Level 1 - which is to read 1 - 5 books. You can find out all the details when you sign up.

Books by Anne Rice are:
  1. Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles, Book #1)
  2. The Vampire Lestat (Vampire Chronicles, Book #2)
  3. The Queen of the Damned (Vampire Chronicles, Book #3)
  4. The Tale of the Body Thief (Vampire Chronicles, Book #4)
  5. Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles, Book #5)
  6. The Vampire Armand (Vampire Chronicles, Book #6)
  7. Merrick (Vampire Chronicles, Book #7)
  8. Blood and Gold (Vampire Chronicles, Book #8)
  9. Blackwood Farm (Vampire Chronicles, Book #9)
  10. Blood Canticle (Vampire Chronicles, Book #10)
  11. The Witching Hour (Mayfair Witches, Book #1)
  12. Lasher (Mayfair Witches, Book #2)
  13. Taltos (Mayfair Witches, Book #3)
  14. Pandora (New Tales of the Vampires, Book #1)
  15. Vittorio the Vampire (New Tales of the Vampires, Book #2)
  16. Out of Egypt (Christ the Lord, Book #1)
  17. The Road to Cana (Christ the Lord, Book #2)
  18. Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Book #1)
  19. Of Love and Evil (Songs of the Seraphim, Book #2)
  20. The Feast of All Saints
  21. Cry to Heaven
  22. The Mummy: or Ramses the Damned
  23. Servant of the Bones
  24. Violin
  25. The Wolf Gift
She does have other books as well, but these would be the ones that I would be interested in reading.







2013 C.S. Lewis Reading Challenge hosted by Robin of My Two Blessings (This is really a mini-challenge under Robin's 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge.)  I am going to sign up for Toddler (Level 2) which is to read 4 books. I really want to reread The Chronicles of Narnia series. 

Non Fiction


A Grief Observed
A Year with C.S. Lewis 
An Experiment in Criticism 
Christian Reflection
God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics
Mere Christianity 
Miracles 
Pilgrims Regress
Reflections on the Psalms
Screwtape Letters
Studies in Words 
Surprised by Joy  
The Abolition of Man  
The Allegory of Love 
The Business of Heaven: Daily Readings 
The Discarded Image:  An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature
The Four Loves
 The Great Divorce
 The Weight of Glory
The World's Last Night: And Other Essays
Til We Have Faces 
The Problem of Pain


Fiction

The Chronicles of Narnia
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 
The Silver Chair
The Horse and His Boy
The Magician's Nephew
The Last Battle

Space Trilogy
Out of the Silent Planet
Perelandra 
That Hideous Strength







2013 Sequel Reading Challenge is hosted by Auntie Spinelli Reads.  This challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  Any book after the first book in the series counts. You can sign up at Auntie Spinelli Reads and get the rest of the details there!  I think I will commit to at least 4 sequels.  

  1. x
  2. x
  3. x
  4. x










2013 New Authors challenge is hosted by Literary Escapism.  This challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  I am going to try for 15 new authors this year.  You can sign up at Literary Escapism and get the rest of the details there. 



2 comments:

Darlene said...

Welcome to the Sookie Stackhouse, Women's Murder Club, and Sea Haven Reading Challenges! I hope you have fun reaching your goal!

LianneLavoie said...

Thanks for joining the Anne Rice Challenge! Good luck on all your challenge goals. :)

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