HOW FUN to read books with everyone!! I can't wait to share reviews with these challenges... many of them are books I am going to read, anyway. They'll add variety to my reading, too. Mostly I'll enjoy the company!! :-)
Yay for Calico Reaction!! The only book club I participated in last year was hosted by Calico Reaction & I loved the variety, so I'm IN!! :-)
I know I can do level Bronze, 1-10 books, so I'll start with that grand beginning. I've found some of my favorite books reading Award-Winners!! Thank you Gathering Books!
Hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much...
Any 19th Century Classic
Any 20th Century Classic
Reread a classic of your choice
A Classic Play
Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction
Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language - To clarify, if your native language is NOT English, you may read any classic originally written in English that has been translated into your native language.
Classic Award Winner - To clarify, the book should be a classic which has won any established literary award.
Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime - To Clarify, this does not have to be a country that you hope to visit either. Countries that no longer exist or have never existed count.
No-brainer. Hosted by About To Read...
2. The Goddess Test
4. The Lost Hero
5. The Red Pyramid
9. Sweet Venom
10. Nobody's Prize
Etc, etc, etc.......
The 2012 Dystopian Reading Challenge is hosted by The Non Reluctant Reader and I'm starting "Easy" with 5-8 books. I seriously cannot imagine NOT reading at least 5 dystopian books.
2. whatever follows Pure (yikes!)
4. Insurgent (after Divergent)
I'm just getting started, too. LOVE this Challenge!!
The Debut Author Challenge is hosted by The Story Siren. There's a beautiful list of debuting author books HERE. I have no idea whether I'll complete all 12 for the year, but this is my favorite challenge, I think, because I love encouraging new authors.
Hosted by Workaday Reads... I love my Nook and read almost half my books on it. 5 ebooks would be the Floppy Disk stage and I'm sure I will achieve that much, probably by March... so, I'll commit to 10 - CD stage just 'cause that's most likely. I'm boringly realistic, if absolutely nutty about Challenges this year.
Since I am one of those wonderfully wannabe-artistic spontaneous random short-attention-span types, I'm going to keep track of all these Challenges on a Page and check off the books as I read and (hopefully) keep track participating. (Hey! Maybe I'll know how many books I read, too!! Bonus!)
The only thing I can guarantee is that I'll have a blast reading a bunch of book in 2012. And really, isn't that the point?