Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Challenges

My most favorite... uh, challenge of the New Year -  Challenges!!

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!!  :-)

The newest on my list goes first... the Repeat Reading Challenge by Kaleidoscopic Reveries.
It will be fun reading favorites along with my kids as well as some of these other challenges, should the need arise. For some reason, nothing is as sweet as a reread sometimes.

2012 Challenge          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!

2012 Classics Challenge  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
Classic Romance
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.
This will be interesting for me and I'm wondering how many I will read. Nearly every classic I've read, I've gotten something from and occasionally acquired a new Friend-for-Life, great book. I may not make every category, but I'm looking forward to giving it a go!

hop  No-brainer. Hosted by About To Read...

1. Starcrossed
2. The Goddess Test
3. Wildefire
4. The Lost Hero
5. The Red Pyramid
6. Need
7. Siren
8. Pure
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.

1. Pandemonium
2. whatever follows Pure (yikes!)
3. Crossed
4. Insurgent (after Divergent)
5. Replication
6. Wither
7. Legend
8. Enclave

I'm just getting started, too. LOVE this Challenge!!

Debut Author 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?


  1. Following back! Thanks for posting the info about the dystopian challenge. I think I might join. Looking forward to your posts.

  2. Thanks for joining and good luck with the Back to the Classics Challenge!! I like some of your other challenges - I hadn't seen them around yet... but cannot.join.any.more.challenges!!

  3. Wow! I had no idea there were so many challenges to sign up for. Makes me want to do them all!

  4. Glad to have you aboard for THEME PARK! I'm always pleased to hear when my book clubs are working for people. :)

  5. Wow! That's a lot of challenges. I'm doing a lot this year as well. And I love my Nook too! Can't live without it.


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