Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2012 Reading Challenges

This Challenge is for me, I have tons of books I NEED to read. 
Rules are simple: 

This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012.
-Only bloggers can enter 
-Any genre, length or format of book counts as long as they are 2011 release or sooner, no ARCs or fresh off the press releases allowed! 
-You can list you'r books now and then change you'r mind later 
-You can move up levels, but not move down. 
-Sign Up Here!   

01-10 A Firm Handshake 
11-20 - A Friendly Hug 
21-30 - Love At First Sight 
41-50 - Married With Children

 ~My Level: A Friendly Hug 

My Books: 
1: Hereafter by Tara Hudson
2: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini 
3: Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot
4: Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
5: Nobody's Princess by Esther M. Friesner
6: Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel  
7: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
8: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
9: Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
10: Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck 
11: Drought by Pam Bachorz 
12: Across the Universe by Beth Revis  
13: Fallen by Lauren Kate
14: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
15: Ruling Passion by Alyxandra Harvey

This is my first time participating in the Debut Author Challenge! This challenge is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. For more information on this challenge click HERE!   

The books I'm going to try for:
1: The Selection by Kiera Cass 
2: Everneath by Brodi Ashton
3: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
4: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
5: Above by Leah Bobet
6: Tempest by Julie Cross
7: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
8: Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
9: Halflings by Heather Burch
10: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins 
11: Hemlock by Kathleen Peacok 
12: The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
13: A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink
14: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti 
15: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
16: Dark Companion by Marta Acosta
17: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

The Dusty Bookshelf Challenge hosted by Jessica @ Books: A True Story, is kind of like 2012 TBR Reading Challenge, only this challenge is those books that have been on you'r shelf for a long long time, hence the Dusty Bookshelf Challenge. I have tons of books on my shelves and they are probably (sadly) dusty. 
The steps for this challenge:
1) Write a blog post about the books that are sitting on you'r shelf

2) Pick a level: The levels are

~Pixie Dust - 0-5 books
~Dust Bunnies - 5-10 books
~Cobwebs - 10-15 books
~Grungy - 20+ books

My Level (since I am going to be participating in other challenges)
~Dust Bunnies

-Extra Credit: Say how long they have been on you'r shelf
How am I going to remember how long they have been sitting there gathering dust? ':D

My Books:
1: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (2007)
2: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (Since 2007 at least)
3: Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith (2007) 
4: Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber (2007)
5: A Trip to the Stars by Nicholas Christopher (2008)  
6: Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (2008)
7: To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker (2008)
8: Evernight by Claudia Gray (2008)
9: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (2008)
10: Evermore by Alyson Noel (2009)
11: Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (2009)
12: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (2009)
13: Swoon by Nina Malkin (2009)

3) Link you'r blog post HERE then enter the giveaway! 

I love the Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine and wanted to re-read them anyways when I found this challenge over at Ink and Paper, I thought it'd be a good time to. I have read books 1-9. Right now there's 12 and there's going to be 3 more books, a total of 15 books! 
The details: 
The Challenge runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012    

There are 5 levels...  

Sam Glass: Books 1-3
 Oliver: Books 1-6 
Amelie: Books 1-9 
Myrnin: Books 1-13 
Bishop: Books 1-13 PLUS all the short stories

I'm aiming for:

 I'm going to try to re-read them all and all of the short stories.

(I'll update them later) 

2012 Dystopia Challenge  

I didn't think I'd like these types of books but after reading Ashfall I loved it, I want to read more. I know I'm already signed up for a lot of challenges but I really couldn't pass this one up. I love books! 
The Deets: 
  • Running Date: January 1st- December 31st 2012
  • When Can I Sign Up: All the way up to the last two weeks of December!
  • Crossover Genres: Our Dystopia challenge also includes Post-Apocalypse and Ecotopia  (environmentally dystopian).
  • Mr Linky: To use the Mr Linky you'll need to click on the graphic then enter your link. These will be updated and posted into this page every couple of weeks of so.
  • Further Details: Crossover challenges are fine, you can change levels at any time, this is eBook, short story, and graphic novel friendly, and you don't need a blog to join in (read further for details).
The How To
1. Choose You'r Level: These are listed further down and you can change levels at any time.
2. Grab The Badge: Place it somewhere on you'r blog, profile, or in a signature where possible and link back (main page or this page, it's up to you).
3. Sign Up Post: Create a post on you'r blog, in a group, or on a forum (only if allowed) to let others see what you're aiming for (a predefined list of books is optional).
4. Link Up: Grab the direct URL to your sign up post, not you'r blog, click the Mr Linky graphic and enter the link!
5. Blogless? Don't worry, you can sign up with you'r social network profile (YouTube, Twitter, GoodReads, Shelfari included), just make sure you link to your review list, shelf tweet, or category. If you don't have any of those feel free to comment!
1. Your Reviews: Reviewing is optional! But if you do a review we'd love for you to share them by submitting them on the Review Page
2. Finished: When you're done it's completion post time and you can share these on the Completion Post page
Challenge Levels:
1. Asocial - Choose 5 books to read
2. Contagion - Choose 15 books to read
3. Soldier - Choose 30 books to read
4. Drone - Choose 50 books to read
5. Conditioned - Choose 75 books to read

6. Brainwashed - Choose anywhere between 76-135 books to read
7. Totalitarian - Choose anywhere between 136-200 books to read

I'm going to try for Soldier level   
1.  Eve by Anna Carey

2. Delirium by Lauren Oliver 
3. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
4. Across the Universe by Beth Revis  
5. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater
6. The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
7. Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick   
8. The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
9. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan 
10. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
11. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lainie Taylor
12. The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
13. Possession by Elana Johnson
14. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
15. Gone by Michael Grant
16. Drought by Pam Bachorz  
17. Pure by Julianna Baggott
18. Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
19. The Selection by Kiera Cass 
20. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
 21. The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker  
22. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
23. Fever by Lauren DeStefano
24. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
25. Crossed by Ally Condie
26. Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
27. Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield
28. Partials by Dan Wells
29. The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
30. The Unidentified by Rae Mariz



Jo said...

Thank you for signing up to the Morganville Vampires Reading Challenge 2012! Good luck in all your challenges! :)

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