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Monday, December 31, 2012

Favorite Reading Challenges

I don't know why, but these are some of my favorite challenges.  I think it is probably because I like following lists, and these kind of feed into that. . .  



Monthly Key Word Challenge is hosted by Bookmark to Blog.  The challenge is to read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the key words (or variation of the key word) for that month. 
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  • January
  • February
  • March
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  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December





The Colorful Reading Challenge is hosted by Lost in Books.  The challenge is to read 9 books with a color in their title.  To see other rules and sign up - visit Lost in Books.

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The Color Coded Reading Challenge is hosted by My Reader's Block.  The challenge runs all year and you must read a book from each of the nine categories:
  1. Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc.)
  2. Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc.)
  3. Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)
  4. Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc.)
  5. Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc.)
  6. Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc.)
  7. White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc.)
  8. Any other color (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magenta, etc.)
  9. A word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc)



What's in a Name 6 Challenge is hosted by Beth Fish Reads. Between Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013, read one book with each of the following words/category in the title.
  1. A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title.
  2. A book with something you'd find in your kitchen in the title.
  3. A book with a party or celebration in the title
  4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title. -
  5. A book with an emotion in the title. -  Proof of Guilt - Charles Todd
  6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title. 





What an Animal Reading Challenge is hosted by Socrates Book Reviews.  The challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  The challenge is to read 6 books with one of the following:

  1. An Animal in the title
  2. An Animal on the cover
  3. An Animal plays a major role
  4. A main character is (or turns into) an animal
The animal can be any type (real or fictitious) - dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark, dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf, etc.

Visit Socrates Book Reviews to see the other rules and to sign up. 


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A to Z Reading Challenge is being hosted by Escape with Dollycas.  It runs all year and the challenge is to read 26 books, one starting with each letter of the alphabet.  To see any other rules and to sign up, please visit Escape with Dollycas.







The A to Z Book Challenge is being hosted by Babies, Books and Beyond.  I am going to do both of these challenges, but am not going to duplicate the books - there will be a different set of books for each A-Z (I might cheat on letters like X and Z, but we will see.)  To see all the rules and sign up, please visit Babies, Books, and Beyond

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  • B
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  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
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  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z





The Book to Movie Challenge is being hosted by Doing Dewey and will run until Dec 2013.  I am going to go for the Movie Devotee, which is to read 6 books and then watch the movies and review.  To see other levels and to sign up, please visit Doing Dewey

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6 comments:

Bev Hankins said...

Welcome to the 2013 Color Coded Challenge. Glad to have you joining me!

MamaMunky said...

Thanks for joining my A to Z challenge. That's awesome that you are going to do separate lists for each A to Z challenge. We don't mind duplicates though. :) That's a whole lot of books either way. Good luck on all your challenges!

DoingDewey said...

Thanks for joining the book to movie challenge! I'm excited to get started :)

Yvonne said...

Welcome to the What an Animal Reading challenge! Have fun!

Becca Lostinbooks said...

I am so excited you are participating in my challenge, Kristi! I just put up the January Links post so if/when you get to a book this month, be sure to add it! Then we can each find each other's reviews.

You have some other great challenges going on, too, including a few I missed. I need to see if I can squeeze them in to my schedule!!!

Craftgirl83 said...

Wow, you have quite a list of challenges there - awesome! I don't think I'll join any of them because I don't work well under pressure but I enjoy watching people do these.

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