Posts Categorized: Reading Challenges

Dec 29

Reading Challenges are BACK!

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This past year I didn’t do any reading challenges other than the GoodReads challenge, and while it was nice to take a break, I also missed doing them so I’m bringing them back for 2015! Clicking on the picture will take you to the challenge host.

GoodReads Challenge

This year my goal will be 150 books, though as always I am completely flexible and may change my goal at my discretion. And no, I don’t feel bad about that!

Mount TBR Challenge

Mount TBR 2015

Yeah, this needs to happen! I’m going for 24 books! My Challenge.

Alphabet Soup Challenge


I always want to do this and I never do so here is yet another attempt! My Challenge.

Monthly Motif Challenge

Motif Challenge

Something a little fun! My Challenge.


Dec 14

2013 Reading Challenges

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I’m only participating in 3 challenges this year, besides the Goodreads challenge.

The A to Z Reading Challenge

On the Wings of Books
I’m hosting an A to Z challenge this year! I tried doing it this year, I even had all my books picked out for the tough letters like X and Z but then life got a little crazy and I decided to hold my X and Z books for 2013.
A – Across the Universe by Beth Revis
B – The Best Man by Kristan Higgins
D – The Dead Girl’s Detective Agency by Suzy Cox
E – Everbound by Brodi Ashton
F – Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis
G – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I – If We Kiss by Rachel Vail
L – Legend by Marie Lu
M – A Million Suns by Beth Revis
N – Neverfall by Brodi Ashton
P – Prodigy by Marie Lu
R – The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
S – Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
T – Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally
W – Who I Kissed by Janet Gurtler

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I did not succeed in this in 2012, but that doesn’t lessen my excitement for 2013! This challenge is hosted by Beth Fish Reads and is a lot of fun! To learn all about the challenge head over to Beth Fish Reads.
Here are the categories:

  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: Monument 14 Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
  5. A book with an emotion in the title:
  6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title:

Hopefully I’ll be able to succeed in this one in 2013!

Christopher Pike Reading Challenge

The Christopher Pike Reading Challenge is hosted by Kate at Midnight Book Girl! If you’ve never read a Christopher Pike book I encourage you to do so, and this is the perfect way to get started!
I’m aiming for The Midnight Level, 4-6 books. This is not going to be a easy reading year for me so I don’t want to set myself up for failure.


Nov 26

Challenge #5 Read Me Baby One More Time

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Read Me Baby One More Time is a challenge hosted by Kate at Midnight Book Girl.
Any book you re-read from 01.01.2012 to 12.31.2012 counts as part of this challenge- and feel free to overlap with other challenges! At the end of each month I will put up a post where you can link any re-reading reviews you have written. You do not need a blog to participate, you can always comment on any of your re-reads here or on twitter, goodreads, etc.

Trip Down Memory Lane: 1-3 re-reads
Reliving the Past: 4-8 re-reads
Back To The Future: 9-12 re-reads
Groundhog Day Reader: 13-20 re-reads
You’ve Got a Serious Problem and Really Need to Go Book Shopping: 21+ re-reads

I’m going with Back to the Future: 9-12 re-reads (7 of which will be Harry Potter)

1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
6. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
8. Bossypants by Tina Fey
9. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
10. Chain Letter by Christopher Pike
11. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake


Nov 25

Challenge #4 15,000 Pages

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The 15,000 Page challenge is hosted by Courtney at Abducted by Books.  The goal is to read 15,000 pages by the end of the year.

Total Pages
The Litigators John Grisham 385 385
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Michelle Hodkin 452 837
Winter’s Bone Daniel Woodrell 141 978
Divergent Veronica Roth 487 1465
Ten Things We Did… Sarah Mlynowski 194 1659
9th Judgment James Patterson 355 2014
10th Anniversary James Patterson 395 2409
Lock and Key Sarah Dessen 422 2831
Before I Fall Lauren Oliver 448 3279
Anna Dressed in Blood Kendare Blake 316 3595
Everneath Brodi Ashton 370 3965
Ballads of Suburbia Stephanie Keuhnert 316 4281
Deadly Cool Gemma Halliday 303 4584
Unearthly Cynthia Hand 262 4846
I’ve Got You’re Number Sophie Kinsella 433 5279
Hallowed Cynthia Hand 249 5528
Article 5 Kristen Simmons 238 5766
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson 590 6356
The Goddess Test Aimee Carter 293 6649
Goddess Interrupted Aimee Carter 289 6938
Under the Never Sky Veronica Rossi 254 7192
The Vanishing Game Kate Kae Myers 240 7432
Lola and the Boy Next Door Stephanie Perkins 338 7770
The Statistically Probability of Love at First Sight Jennifer E Smith 236 8006
Somebody to Love Kristan Higgins 416 8422
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins 374 8796
Anna and the French Kiss Stephanie Perkins 372 9168
The Girl Who Played with Fire Stieg Larsson 625 9793
Wither Lauren DeStefano 358 10,151
The Name of the Star Maureen Johnson 372 10,523
White Cat Holly Black 310 10,833
Pandemonium Lauren Oliver 375 11,208
The DUFF Kody Keplinger 277 11,485
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist Rachel Cohn and David Levithan 183 11,668
Social Suicide Gemma Halliday 272 11,940
The Ghost and the Goth Stacey Kade 281 12,221
Girl of Nightmares Kendare Blake 304 12,525
Insurgent Veronica Roth 535 13,060
Hana Lauren Oliver 48 13,108
Partials Dan Wells 468 13,576
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Seth Grahame-Smith 253 13,829
Glimmer Phoebe Kitanidis 352 14,181
Heist Society Ally Carter 287 14,468
The Fault in Our Stars John Green 318 14,786
Hourglass Myra McEntire 384 15,170

Challenge Complete on May 24, 2012.


Nov 24

Challenge #3 A to Z Challenge

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Strawberry Splash Reviews

I have always wanted to read A to Z in a year.  The A to Z Reading Challenge is hosted by Strawberry Splash Reviews.
There are three possible challenges you can partake in.
1. Author – A to Z by authors last name, 26 books.
2. Title – A to Z by book title, 26 books.
3. Double Whammy – Do both Challenge 1 and 2 for a total 52 books.

I chose to do the Titles

Here’s my progress:

A: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
B: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
C: Cleopatra’s Daughter (reviewed on goodreads) by Michelle Moran
D: Divergent by Veronica Roth
E: Everneath by Brodi Ashton
F: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
G: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
H: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
I: I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
J: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
L: The Litigators by John Grisham

M: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
N: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
O: Origin by Jessica Khoury
P: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Q: Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade
R: Reliquary (reviewed on goodreads) by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston
S: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith
T: Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) (reviewed on goodreads)
U: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
V: The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers
W: Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Y: You’re Next  (reviewed on goodreads) by Greg Hurwitz


Nov 24

Challenge #2 Mixing it Up

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Mixing It Up
Mixing it Up
is hosted by Musings of a Bookshop Girl

The premise is really very simple. It’s all about mixing up your reading, pushing your boundaries and exploring new genres. Take a look at the categories below, and choose one book for each category. It’s that easy! You can choose to try anything from a gentle 4 to the full 16 different genres, and the book you pick for each is entirely up to you!

My Goal 9-12 Categories. (Aiming for 12)

My books:

1. Classics –
2. Biography –
3. Cookery, Food and Wine – The Happy Baker by Erin Bolger
4. History
5. Modern Fiction – The Litigators by John Grisham
6. Graphic Novels and Manga – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
7. Crime and Mystery – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
8. Horror – Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
9. Romance – Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins
10. Science Fiction and Fantasy – 11/22/63 by Stephen King
11. Travel
12. Poetry and Drama –
13. Journalism and Humor – Bossypants by Tina Fey
14. Science and Natural History – Bonk by Mary Roach (review is on goodreads only)
15. Children’s and Young Adult – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
16. Social Sciences and Philosophy


Nov 24

Challenge #1 What’s in a Name 5

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What’s in a Name 5 is hosted by Beth Fish Reads

The goal is to read one book from each of the following categories.

My books:
1. Topographical Feature – On The Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
2. Something You’d See in the Sky – The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
3. Creepy Crawly –
4. Type of House –
5. Something You’d Carry in Your Pocket, Purse, or Backpack –Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
6. Something You’d Find on a Calendar – 11/22/63 by Stephen King