It’s getting to be that time of year, so I’m keeping track of what I’ve signed up for. At least by my failures, I know what not to sign up for the next year, right? *sigh*
Hosted by Hobbitsies next year, this was one of my favorites from 2012 so I’m looking forward to it next year.
There isn’t anything too fancy about meeting this challenge – read 12 or more books by debut authors in 2013. There are going to be contests, etc. for linking up your reviews monthly (when you have them), so it sounds like fun!
This sounds like a really fun one – Hosted by IceyBooks, this is a new one for me.
This is pretty similar to the Debut Author Challenge, but this time it’s the Standalone Reading Challenge. The goal is to read 15 or more YA standalone titles released between January 1st and December 31st. Standalone specifically means no announced (planned) sequel, although companion books that are offshoots with different characters in the same world are allowed.
Since I love my Kindle, this challenge has always been a no-brainer for me and I’ve participated in it since I started the blog. Hosted by the lovely Sarah at Workaday Reads, I joined the 2013 Ebook Challenge again.
In 2012 I went for the “Hard Drive” level of 75 ebooks, so in 2013, I’m moving on up to the “Server” level of 100 ebooks. At the beginning of each month, there’ll be a linky open at Workaday Reads for everyone to add their review links and at the big finish, a giveaway for everyone who completes their goal! Awesome, right?
This is probably not a good idea, but I can’t resist adding a brand-spanking new category of challenge for me this year. I read some romantic suspense, but looking ahead at the books I’ve either requested, have coming or are on my wishlist, I think I have some on there that show I’m moving in that direction a little bit…
This challenge, hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen, the challenge runs from January 1st, 2013, until December 31st, 2013. The goal is to read 13 romantic suspense novels in a year, novellas over 100 pages count. Re-reads and genre crossovers count (woot).
If you want to sign up (you know you do), head over to The Book Vixen’s sign-up page.
So I thought I was at maximus challengus for 2013 but Brianna had to go dangle another one in front of me that I absolutely cannot resist (okay, I think there’s one more coming that I don’t think I’m going to resist either but that’s for later). Paranormal and fantasy are all good, but my love for a sobby, steamy, angsty contemporary will never die. Brianna’s taking over for Fatin at Romance Book Maven this year, so if you’d like to sign up, head over to The Book Vixen.
The challenge is to read 10 or more contemporary books in the adult, new adult or young adult categories from January 1st, 2013 until December 31st. The books need to be 100 pages or more and re-reads are allowed.
I did it again! Is there a 12-step program for this? Even my cat is giving me the side-eye at this point but maybe my resolution should be not to care what anyone in my general vicinity thinks. This is hosted by Melissa at Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf and is deliciously witchy.
The challenge is to read books with witches/witchcraft elements in them from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 (varying levels). They can be fiction, non-fiction (no reference), ebook, bound, re-reads and crossovers from other challenges. Since you can go up levels but not down, I’m being chicken and starting out at the bottom with Initiate, 1-5 Witchy Books. Melissa’s got a gigantoid list of ideas for reading material on the sign-up page, so you can check that out too. Click on the link above the image for the complete challenge details and for sign-ups – monthly review linkage is available if you want to enter to win a prize at the end!
Since I’m one of the co-hosts, I’m pretty sure I need to participate in this challenge. Loving the New Adult category kind of made it a no-brainer anyway, but I’m going to set a little bit of a higher goal for myself than necessary. The Fully Independent goal is 30 books for the year – I’m going to challenge myself to 40 books and possibly start up a special feature. Don’t I talk big?