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Monday, December 31, 2012

Specific Genres/Book Reading Challenges - 2013

My next set of challenges are all based on a books genre. Here they are in no particular order:




Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2013 is being hosted by Socrates Book Review Blog. You guessed it - this challenge is all about reading cozy mysteries (which is better described at Cozy-Mystery.com ) The challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013 and you can find out all the rules when you sign up at Socrates Book Review Blog.  I am going to sign up for the Snoop Level - which is to read at least 6 books.


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2013 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen

The 2013 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge is being hosted by The Book Vixen.  It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013. The goal is to read 13 books in 2013.  You can find out all the details when you sign up at The Book Vixen


  1. Into the Dark - Stacy Green
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2013 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen

The 2013 Comtemporary Romance Reading Challenge is also being hosted by The Book Vixen.  This challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013 and the goal is to read 10 contemporary romances in 2013.  It does have some exclusions as to what a Contemporary Romance is, so be sure to check out all the rules when you sign up at The Book Vixen!


  1. Kissing Kendall - Jennifer Shirk
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The Romance Reading Challenge is being hosted by ...the bookworm....   It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013 and encompasses any category of romance.  You have to read at least 5 romance books during the year.  You can see all the rules and giveaways when you sign up at ...the bookworm...  .


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The 2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge is being hosted by Megan Likes Books and Auntie Spinelli Reads. It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013. 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)

Each month, one of the creatures on the list will be featured at Megan Likes Books and Auntie Spinelli Reads.  You do not have to read that creature that month, but you get an extra entry in a giveaway if you do!  The months/creatures are as follows:


  • January - Vampires
  • February - Angels/Nephilim
  • March - Fey
  • April - Demons
  • May - Aliens
  • June - Zombies
  • July - Witches and Wizards
  • August - Mermaids
  • September - Dragons
  • October - Ghosts
  • November - Werewolves/Shape-shifters
  • December - Other






The 2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge is being hosted by Historical Tapestry.  It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  I am signing up for the 20th Century Reader which is to read 2 books.  You can find out all the details when you sign up at Historical Tapestry. 


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The 2013 Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge is being hosted by Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf.  The challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  I am signing up for the Initiate Level, which is to read 1 - 5 witchy books.  You can read the rest of the details and see lots of good choices to get you started when you sign up at Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf


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The 2013 Witch's Reading Challenge is being hosted by The Domestic Witch.  It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  I am going to sign up for the Novice Read - which is 1-5 books.  You can see all the rules when you sign up at The Domestic Witch!


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The 2013 Mystery/Crime reading Challenge is being hosted by Amy at The Crafty Book Nerd.  It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  I am signing up for the Detective Level which is to read 5 books.  Read about all the details when you sign up at The Crafty Book Nerd.


  1. Proof of Guilt - Charles Todd
  2. Into the Dark - Stacy Green
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The 2013 Classics Catch-up Challenge is being hosted by Jessica at Quirky Bookworm.  It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  She is going to read a new classic every two months, with a possible re-read each two months as well.  You do not have to sign up to read all the books she is reading, but I am going to shoot for the Sophomore level - which is to read 5 - 8 books.  You can see the rest of the rules when you sign up at Quirky Bookworm. The books being read are:

January-February


  Anna Karenina

  Wuthering Heights 





March- April


  Macbeth

  Hamlet

  Othello

 

May-June


  Madame Bovary

  Catch-22 


July-August


  Of Mice and Men

  Robinson Crusoe 

 

September-October


  Don Quixote

  My Antonia


November-December 


  Animal Farm

  A Tale of Two Cities 









I've Always Meant to Read That Book Challenge is hosted by Books and Movies.  The challenge is to read and review a certain book along with her every month.  The books are listed below.  To see any other rules and sign up - visit Books and Movies.


  • January - My Antonia by Willa Cather - review Jan 31
  • February - Bleak House by Charles Dickens - review Feb 28
  • March - As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner - review Mar 31
  • April - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - review Apr 30
  • May - Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner - review May 31
  • June - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith - review Jun 30
  • July - Middlemarch by George Eliot - review Jul 31
  • August - The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - review Aug 31
  • September - Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons - review Sept 30
  • October - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - review Oct 31
  • November - 1984 by George Orwell - review Nov 31
  • December - The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro - review Dec 27








The 2013 Back to the Classics Challenge is being hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much.  It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  The required categories and optional categories are listed below.  You can see the rest of the rules when you sign up at Sarah Reads Too Much.



THE CATEGORIES:

The Required Categories:
  1. A 19th Century Classic
  2. A 20th Century Classic
  3. A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic
  4. A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience - This can be an African-American author, or a book relating to slavery, civil rights, or African-American culture.
  5. A Classic Adventure
  6. A Classic that prominently features an Animal This can feature animal characters or animals in the title (real or imagined)
Optional Categories:

    A.  Re-read a Classic
   B.  A Russian Classic
   C.  A Classic Non-Fiction title
   D.  A Classic Children's/Young Adult title
   E.  Classic Short Stories collection must include at least 3 short stories by the same author, or at 
                                              least 3 stories collected together by genre, time period, etc.











The 2013 Pre-1960 Classic Children's Books Reading Challenge is being hosted by Turning the Pages.  It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  Main rules are that all books must have an original publication date of 1960 or before, be at least 60 pages- and of course, be a children's book.  I am hoping to be able to start sharing some of my favorites with my son!  To see all the rules and giveaways, sign up at Turning the Pages!

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8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Good luck with all of your challenges!

Amy Yingling said...

So glad you will reading with us over at The Crafty Book Nerd in 2013!
Amy Yingling
The Crafty Book Nerd

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Thanks for including the Back to the Classics Challenge among all your others! Good luck and happy reading in 2013!

naida said...

Welcome to the Romance Reading Challenge :) Happy reading! I'm a crocheter myself :)

Carrie said...

I'm glad you're joining us for the challenge!

Yvonne said...

Welcome to Cruisin' thru the Cozies! Enjoy it!

Jessica Howard said...

Glad you're joining in! And whoa, you're joining a lot of challenges...brave!

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Welcome to the 2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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