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Monday, December 31, 2012

Genre (Variety) Reading Challenges - 2013


The Genre Variety Challenge is hosted by A Daydreamer's Thoughts.  It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  There are five levels to chose from and I will be choosing the hardest level - Champion - which is 30 books in 30 different genres.  I have listed the genres below that they have given to start you off with. You can see all the rules/genres/levels when you sign up at A Daydreamer's Thoughts

1. Family/Relationship - Five Years to Live by Frank Zaccari
2. Religious - Questions of Life by Nicky Gumbel
3. Suspense - Amanda's Story by Brian O'Grady
4. Romance - Kissing Kendall
5. Mystery - Proof of Guilt
6. Romantic Suspense - Into the Night

Contemporary
Historical
Paranormal
Fantasy
Romance
Sci-Fi
Crime
Thriller
Adventure
Non-Fiction
Women’s Fiction
Chick-Lit
Dystopian
Epic Fantasy
Western
Comedy
Horror
MANfiction
Self-Help
Biography
Auto-biography
Fairy Tales
Classics
Erotica
Short Stories
Travel Guides
Mystery
Suspense






The Genre/Sub-Genre Reading Challenge is hosted by Book Dragon's Lair.  There were no dates listed, but I am guessing Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  There are five genres and you must read three books from each genre, but they must be from different sub-genres.  If that sounds confusing you can check it out when you sign up at Book Dragon's Lair.  (You can also see some sub-genres at Writer's Digest.  The main genres are:

Romance
Horror
Thriller/Suspense
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Mystery/Crime
  1. Romance (Contemporary) - Kissing Kendall by Jennifer Shirk
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  1. Horror - 
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  1. Thriller/Suspense (Medical) - Amanda's Story by Brian O'Grady
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  1. Science Fiction/Fantasy -
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The Well-Educated Mind is a mini challenge under the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge hosted by Robin of My Two Blessings. This challenge is based on a book by Susan Wise Bauer called "Well Educated Mind".   She recommends 30 books in 5 different categories that she suggests be read in the order listed.  You can check out these five categories and the first 15 books in each category when you sign up for this challenge.  Robin's mini challenge is to read 3 books in one of the categories.  





The Eclectic Reader Challenge is hosted by Book'd Out.  This challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  The goal is to read one book from each of the 12 categories below.  For the rest of the rules and to sign up, please visit Book'd Out.  You can search Listopia at Goodreads for reading suggestions if you get stuck. 

Categories

  1. Translated fiction
  2. Historical mystery
  3. Romantic suspense - Into the Night by Stacy Green
  4. Made into a movie
  5. New Adult
  6. Urban Fantasy
  7. Dystopian
  8. Memoir
  9. LGBT
  10. Action adventure
  11. Humour
  12. Published in 2013






The Dusty and/or Chunky Challenge is a mini challenge under the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge hosted by Robin at My Two Blessings.  Dusty books are the ones that have been sitting around for awhile and Chunky books have to be at least 500 pages long.  You can sign up for the dusty and/or chunky challenge. I think I will try for the Bing Crosby level of the dusty challenge which is to read 4 books and the Short Fat Fannie level of the Chunky Challenge which is 2 books.   You can see all the different levels when you visit the mini-challenge

Bing Crosby Level (Dusty Challenge)
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Short Fat Fannie Level (Chunky Challenge)
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  2. x






The Out-of-your-Comfort Zone challenge is hosted by Lucy at Lucy Bird Books. Lucy gives you 12 different ways to find a new book to read to push you out of your comfort zone.  I would like to try to read one book from each way that she suggests.  You can see these suggestions at the blog she created for this challenge - Out-of-your-Comfort Zone Challenge.

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The Literary Exploration Reading Challenge is hosted by Michael at Literary Exploration.  This is another challenge to try to get you to try some new genres.  I am going for the Insane challenge which is to read 36 books in 36 different genres.  (You can also sign up for 12 books or 24 books).  To sign up, please visit Literary Exploration



Insane Challenge
  1. Adventure
  2. Auto-Biography/Biography
  3. Chick-Lit
  4. Childrens Book
  5. Classics
  6. Cyberpunk
  7. Drama
  8. Dystopian
  9. Educational - Question of Life by Nicky Gumbel
  10. Erotica
  11. Espionage
  12. Fantasy
  13. Graphic Novels
  14. Gothic
  15. Hard-Boiled
  16. Historical Fiction
  17. Horror
  18. Humour
  19. Literary Fiction
  20. Magical Realism
  21. Mystery - Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd
  22. Noir
  23. Non Fiction
  24. Paranormal
  25. Philosophical
  26. Poetry
  27. Post-Apocalyptic
  28. Romance - Kissing Kendall by Jennifer Shirk
  29. Science Fiction
  30. Steampunk
  31. Supernatural
  32. Thriller - Into the Night by Stacy Green
  33. True Crime
  34. Urban Fantasy
  35. Victorian
  36. Young Adult

Miscellaneous Reading Challenges - 2013

Any challenges that didn't fit  anywhere else!



52 Books in 52 Weeks is being hosted by Robin of My Two Blessings.  The goal is to read one book a week all year.  She has some mini challenges and will be having weekly challenges that you can participate in as well to liven it up a bit.  The reading book week begins on Sundays. To see the challenges and rules - visit the blog 52 Books in 52 Weeks

  1. Five Years to Live - Frank Zaccari
  2. Questions of Life - Nicky Gumbel
  3. Amanda's Story - Brian O'Grady
  4. Kissing Kendall - Jennifer Shirk
  5. Melting the Millionaire's Heart - Linda Morris
  6. Proof of Guilt - Charles Todd
  7. Into the Dark - Stacy Green
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The E-Book Challenge is being hosted by Workaday Reads.  It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  I am going to sign up for the Level 2 "CD" level - which is to read 10 books.  You can see the rules and sign up at Workaday Reads

  1. Five Years to Live - Frank Zaccari
  2. Amanda's Story - Brian O'Grady
  3. Kissing Kendall - Jennifer Shirk
  4. Melting the Millionaire's Heart - Linda Morris
  5. Into the Dark - Stacy Green
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Operation Deepen Faith is being hosted by Operation Actually Read Bible.  There are six options you can choose as well as reading some Christian non-fiction.  I am signing up to read some Christian non-fiction and am also going to sign up for a reading plan at YouVersion.com - I just haven't decided which one yet, but I am sure it will fit into one of the six options listed.  To see those options and sign up, visit Operation Actually Read Bible.  

  1. Questions of Life - Nicky Gumbel


I have signed up under YouVersion.com for their 100 Days of Discipline reading plan.  I will be reading Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts in 139 (Reading M-F; catch up on weekends).  


Reading TBR and Quantity Challenges - 2013

2013 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen

The Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge is hosted by The Book Vixen.  It runs from Jan 1-Dec 31, 2013.  The goal is to read more books than you did in 2012.  I read around 90 books in 2012 and would like to reach 100 - so I am going to sign up for Level 2 - Out of Breath - which is to read 6-10 more books than in 2012.  To see the rules and where to sign up, visit The Book Vixen

  1. Five Years to Live - Frank Zaccari
  2. Questions of Life - Nicky Gumbel
  3. Amanda's Story - Brian O'Grady
  4. Kissing Kendall - Jennifer Shirk
  5. Proof of Guilt - Charles Todd
  6. Into the Dark - Stacy Green
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Reading Challenge Addict

I am a Reading Challenge Addict so of course I had to hook up with this Challenge.  I am afraid to count how many challenges I have signed up for, but you can sign up and see all the other addicts at this post




The Just For Fun Reading Challenge is being hosted by Escape With Dollycas.  You just have to commit to read one book each month for fun.  I tend to get caught up with all my review books and am trying not to get so swept up in that, so that is why I am signing up for this one.  To see how to sign up, visit Escape With Dollycas

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December





The Mount TBR Reading Challenge is being hosted by My Reader's Block.  It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013.  I am only going to sign up for Pike's Peak which is 12 books.  These books must be owned by you prior to 2013 - no library books, no review books, etc.  To see more rules and sign up, visit My Reader's Block


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The Read-A-Latte Challenge is being hosted by Kimberly's Bookshelf.  I am going to sign up for the Cappucino level which is to read 100 books.  To see the rules and sign up, visit Kimberly's Bookshelf.  

  1. Five Years to Live - Frank Zaccari
  2. Questions of Life - Nicky Gumbel
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The Embarrassment of Riches Reading Challenge is being hosted by Planet Pook.  I am again committing to read 12 books from my TBR pile for this challenge.  To see the rules and sign up, please visit this post.  

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The Bucket List Book Challenge is being hosted by Kimberly's Bookshelf.  These are the books that you think you should be reading - classics, prize winners - only you know what those books are - they just can't be published in 2013.  I am going to sign up for Inspired - which is 6 books.  To sign up and see the rules please visit Kimberly's Bookshelf. 

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The Quick Fix Challenge is being hosted by Jessie's Book Place.  This challenge is for those books under 300 pages long.  I am going to sign up for the Duck Tape Level which is to read 15 books.  To see the rules and sign up, please visit Jessie's Book Place

  1. Five Years to Live - Frank Zaccari
  2. Questions of Life - Nicky Gumbel
  3. Kissing Kendall - Jennifer Shirk
  4. Melting the Millionaire's Heart - Linda Morris
  5. Into the Dark - Stacy Green
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The Library Books Reading Challenge is hosted by Book Dragon's Lair.  I am signing up for the Chapter Book level, which is to read 12 books.  To see all the levels and rules, and to sign up, please visit Book Dragon's Lair

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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
  • April
  • 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

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