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2013 Reading Challenge
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Dystopian Reading Challenge 

Link: Blogoferised

Level: Level 4 Leader (19+)
Length: January 1st - December 31st, 2013

Books to Read:

1. Hunger Games
2. Divergent
3. Insurgent
4. Lord of the Flies
5. The Giver
6. Matched
7. Delirium
8. Uglies
9. Unwind
10. The Maze Runner
11. The Host
12. I am Legend
13. Life as we knew it
14. Wither
15. The Gunslinger
16. Gone
17. Across the Universe
18. Legend
19. Incarceron
20. Birthmarked
21. Enclave
22. Shatter Me
23. Awaken
24. Catching Fire
Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge 2012

Link: Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Level: Crone Level (16-20 books)

1. Jinx
2. Revenge of the witch
3. Curse of the bane
4. Night of the Soul Stealer
5. Attack of the Fiend
6. Wrath of the Bloodeye
7. Clash of the Demons
8. Rise of the Huntress
9. Rage of the fallen
10. A coven of witches
11. The Spook's tale and other horrors
12. Bras and Broomsticks
13. Frogs and French kisses
14. Spells and Sleeping Bags
21. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
22. Beswitched
23. Beswitched Witch
24. Royally Beswitched
25. Born Wicked

Fairy Tale Challenge

Link: Tif Talks Books

Level: Level 4 (Happily Ever After)

1. Beastly
3. Chalice
4. Peter Pan
5. Before Midnight
6. Merchant's Daughter
7. Rose Daughter
8. Ella Enchanted
9. Cinder


10. Beauty and the Beast (old Version)
11. Snow White and the Huntsman---------DONE
12. Beauty and the Beast (Disney Version) --------DONE
Chick Lit Reading Challenge 2012

Link: Chicklitplus

1. The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March
2. Beautiful disaster by Jamie McGuire
3. Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins
4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
5. Along for the ride by Sarah Dessen
6. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
7. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
8. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
9. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
12. Confessions of a Karaoke Queen by Ella Kingsley

Telling Tales Challenge 2012

Link: An Armchair by the Sea
Level: Level 5 (25 books). Mix n Match Category.

Twisted Fairy tales
1. Cinder
3. Chalice
4.  Ella Enchanted
5. Princess Bride
6. Spindle's End
7. Princess of the Midnight Ball
8. Rose Daughter
9. Merchant's Daughter
10. Snow White and Rose Red
11. Mirror Mirror

12. Before midnight
13. The Rose and the Beast
14. Wicked Lovely


15. The Odyssey
16. The Iliad


17. Fables Vol. 1
18. Fables Vol. 2

Poetry and Drama:

19. A Midsummer Night's Dream
20. The Waste Land


21. The Blue Fairy Book
22. The Green Fairy Book

Adaptation Amalgamation:

23. Beastly
24. Beauty and the Beast (NOT DISNEY VERSION)
25. Snow White and the Huntsman
Semi Charmed Summer Challenge

Link: Semi Charmed Kind of Life

5 points: Read a book chosen for the U.S. 2012 World Book Night.---- THE LOVELY BONES
10: Read a book you were supposed to read in school, but either bailed on or Cliff-Noted.-----A TALE OF TWO CITIES
10: Read a memoir or narrative nonfiction book. CELINE DION: My story, my dream :D
15: Read a book in one calendar day.----PRINCESS IN WAITING--DONE
15: Read a book that you've always wanted to read but haven't gotten around to yet.-----LOLITA
20: Read a pair of books that have antonyms in the titles.-----THE WHITE CAT AND THE BLACK CIRCLE----DONE
20: Read a book that is set in a place you've never been but want to visit.
25: Find a book written the year you were born that was later made into a movie. Read the book and watch the movie; compare. Or find a movie released the year you were born that was based on a book. Do the same thing. ------JURASSIC PARK
25: Go into a bookstore or library. Pick any bookshelf. Read the third book from the left on the fourth shelf from the top.
25: Read a book about which you’ve heard bad things-----MARKED (:O)
30: Read a trilogy. Total page count for all three books together must be at least 500 pages.----THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS

The Classics Reading Challenge 2012

Link: Thoughts at one in the morning
Level: Level 5(15 Books)

1. Mansfield park
2. War and Peace
3. Lolita
4. Jane Eyre
5. Wuthering Heights
6. Dracula
7. Frankenstein
8. Clarissa
9. Crime and Punishment
10. Lord of the Flies
11. Oryx and Crake
12. Villette
13. Barnaby Rudge
14. Gone with the Wind

Antonym Reading Challenge 2012

Link: Book Obsessed 
Level: Doctorate Level (32+)

3.The Angel of Death
4.Angels and Demons
6. Daughter of smoke and bone
7. Of mice and men
8. Little Women
10. Being
11. Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's worst dog
12.The cat who could read backwards
13. Men in black
14. The woman in white
15.The Shining
16.Dark Angel
17.The Golden Compass
18. Quicksilver
20. Great Expectations
21. The true Confessions of a teenage drama queen
A Classics Challenge

Link: November's Autumn


1. Jane Eyre---because I have ALWAYS wanted to read it but never had time. Now I do.
2. Frankestein- ---Classic horror....a MUST.
3. Withering Heights---Everyone says its one of the best classics.
4. Lolita---Interesting storyline
5. Bleak House---reading it for another challenge. I like Charles Dickens.
6. The count of Monte Cristo---Tried reading it in high school but never got to it.
7. Gone with the wind---Best romance novel!!! So they say....
50+ Classics Challenge

1. Barnaby Rudge
2. Wuthering Heights
3. Complete Stories of Edgar Allen Poe
4. Villete
5. Bleak House
6. The Professor
7. Finnegans Wake
8. Ulysses
9. Tale of two cities
10. Jane Eyre
11. War and Peace
12. The hobbit
13. Lord of the rings
14.Pipwick papers
15. David Copperfield
16. Lolita
17. The Giver
19. Gone with the wind
20. Liaisons dangereuses
21. The woman in white
22. Sense and Sensibility
23. Pride and Prejudice
24. Mansfield Park
25. Emma
26. Northanger Abbey
27. Persuasion
28. Clarissa
29. Oryx and Crake
30. The three Musketeers
31. Don Quixote
32. 1984
33. The Grapes of Wrath
34. The scarlett letter
35. The Great Gatsby
36. The catcher in the rye
37. Anna Karenina
38. Rebecca
39. Alice in wonderland
40. Frankestein
42. Les miserables
43. Dracula
44. Gulliver's travels
45. Huckleberry Finn
46. The count of montecristo
47. catch-22
48. Crime and Punishment
49. The Fountainhead
50. Lord of the Flies
51. Tom Jones
52. Nightmare Abbey
53. Vanity Fair
54. Moby Dick
55. Little women
56. The portrait of an artist as a young man
57. Atlas shrugged
58. To kill a mockingbird
59. The sound and the Fury
60. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
61. Farenheit 451
62. The Secret Garden
63. Tales from the Arabian Nights
64. The last of the mohicans
65. Bleak house
66. Great Expectations
67. Oliver twist
68. The adventures of Sherlock Holmes
69. The man in the iron mask
70. Middlemarch
71. The odyssey
72. The Iliad
73. Macbeth
74. A midsummer night's dream
75. Othello
76. The adventures of tom sawyer
77. Journey to the center of the earth
78. 20000 leagues under the earth
79. The age of innocence
80. Nicholas Nickleby
81. The prince and the pauper
82. Treasure island
83. Around the world in 80 days
Saturday, December 1, 2012
 150+ Reading Challenge

Link: My Overstuffed Bookshelf

1. Jane Eyre
2. Frankestein
3. Withering Heights
4. Lolita
5. Bleak House
6. The count of Monte Cristo
7. Gone with the wind
8. Deja Dead
9. Unwind
10. Ghost Story
11. Under the Dome
12. The Angel of Death
13. Cirque du freak
14. Vampire's assistant
15. Oh my Gods
17. The red pyramid
22. the goddess test
24. nobody's prize
32. The Golden Compass
33. Lovely Bones
34. The Time Traveler's Wife
35.Viper's Nest
37. Hush Hush
38. Silence
39. The Immortal Rules
40. Storm
41. Extranormal
42. Paranormalcy
43. Daughter of smoke and bone
44. City of Bones
45. Clockwork Angel
46. Clockwork Prince
47. Cinder
62.Angels and Demons
64. Daughter of smoke and bone
65. Of mice and men
66. Little Women
68. Being
69. Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's worst dog
70.The cat who could read backwards
71. Men in black
72. The woman in white
73. The stand
74.Dark Angel
75.The Golden Compass
76. Quicksilver
78. Great Expectations
79. The true Confessions of a teenage drama queen
84. Wuthering Heights
85. Gone with the Wind
86. Dracula
87. Frankenstein
88. The woman in black
89. The hunchback of notre dame
90. Les miserables
91. Phantom
92. Ulysses
93. War and Peace
94. Finnegan's wake
95. Atlas shrugged
96. Sense and Sensibility
97. Barnaby Rudge
98. Tom Jones
99. Jane Eyre
100. Vilette
101. The Pickwick Papers
102. Shirley
103. Dombey and Son
105. fallout
106. glass
107. identical
108. perfect
109. divergent
110. insurgent
111. beyond the masque
112. Clarissa
113. Cell
114. The green mile
115. Gunslinger
133. Only the good spy young----DONE 
145. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days--------DONE

61/150 Completed as in 06/21/12
Eclectic Reader Challenge

1. Literary Fiction:
2. Crime/Mystery: Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
3. Romance Fiction: Gone with the wind
4. Historical FIction:
7. SciFi: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
8. Non fiction:Architecture Explained
9. Horror: Under the dome by Stephen King
10. Thriller/Suspense: IT by Stephen King
11. Classic: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
12. Favorite Genre: Classic- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

02/12 Completed as in 12/01/12
A-Z Book Challenge
  Link: Babies, Books and Signs 

 On this challenge I will go with choice A, which is to make a list of 26 books :D

A- A tale of two cities
B- Bleak House
C- Clarissa
D- David Copperfield
E- Emma
F-Finnegan's Wake
G- Gone with the Wind
H- Hamlet
I- Insatiable
J- Jane Eyre
K- King Lear
L- Lolita
M- Mansfield Park
N- Northanger Abbey
O- Oryx and Crake
P- Persuasion
Q- Quicksilver
R- Romeo and Juliet
S- Sense and Sensibility
T- The woman in white
U- Ulysses
V- Villette
W- War and Peace
X= ?
Z- ?

01/26 Completed as in 12/01/12
 Mystery/Suspense challenge 2012

1. Da vinci Code
2. Deja Dead
3. The Angel of Death
5. Drood
6. Maze of Bones----DONE
7. The Historian
8. The Thirteenth Tale
9. One False Note---DONE
10. Angels and Demons
11. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
12. The Silence of the Lambs
13. The Shining
14. Shutter Island
15. Rebecca
16. Carrie
17. The Bone Collector
18. Trojan Horse
19. Postmortem
20. Carved in Bone
21. The Surgeon
22. No greater sacrifice
23. The Last cato
24. The Secret Supper 

03/24 Completed as in 12/01/12
Thursday, November 29, 2012
2013 Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge

Level: Married (13-16 Novels)
Length: 1 Year

List of Books:
    The Notebook
     Message in a Bottle
     A Walk to Remember
     The Rescue
     A Bend in the Road
     Nights in Rodanthe
     The Wedding
     The Guardian
     Three Weeks With My Brother
     True Believer (read this before At First Sight)
     At First Sight (read this after True Believer)
     The Choice
     Dear John
     The Lucky One
     The Last Song
     Safe Haven
     The Best of Me
Sea Haven Reading Challenge 2013

Length: 1 Year
Level: Level 3 (7-9 Books)

List of Books:

  1. Magic in the Wind (Drake Sisters, Book #1)
  2. The Twilight Before Christmas (Drake Sisters, Book #2)
  3. Oceans of Fire (Drake Sisters, Book #3)
  4. Dangerous Tides (Drake Sisters, Book #4)
  5. Safe Harbor (Drake Sisters, Book #5)
  6. Turbulent Sea (Drake Sisters, Book #6)
  7. Hidden Currents (Drake Sisters, Book #7)
  8. Water Bound (Sisters of the Heart, Book #1)
  9. Spirit Bound (Sisters of the Heart, Book #2)
Genre/Sub-genre Reading Challenge 2013

Length: 1 Year

  • read three books from each genre
  • each book must be a different sub-genre
  • Two levels- 3 or 2 books of each genre 
Main Genres:

Science Fiction/Fantasy

 My Level: 3 books for each



2. Out of time out of sight- Spy Espionage
3. Angel of Death- 

Science Fiction/ Fantasy:

1. I am Number Four- Aliens------DONE
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Magic-----DONE
3. Twilight- Paranormal


1. Club Dread- Mystery Thriller
2. Da vinci Code- Suspense


1. Pride and Prejudice- Historical Romance
2. The Notebook- Contemporary Romance
3. City of Bones- Paranormal Romance


1. Feed- Zombies
2. The Phantom of the Opera- Gothic Horror
3. The Archived- Ghost stories

2013 Color Coded Reading Challenge

Link: My Reader's Block

Length: 1 Year

*Read nine books in the following categories.
1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc.) in the title.
2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgundy, etc.) in the title.
3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)in the title.
4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc.) in the title.
5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc.) in the title.
6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc.) in the title.
7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc.)in the title.
8. A book with any other color in the title (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magenta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).


1.The Mark of Athena-----DONE
2. Revolution
5. To kill a mockingbird
6. Out of sight out of time
7. Extremely loud, Incredibly close
8. The Power of six

3/9 Completed as in 2/24/13
2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge 

Link: Auntie Spinelli Reads
Length: January 1st - December 31st, 2013

  • January - Vampires
  • February - Angels/Nephilim
  • March - Fey
  • April - Demons
  • May - Aliens
  • June - Zombies
  • July - Witches and Wizards
  • August - Mermaids
  • September - Dragons
  • October - Ghosts
  • November - Werewolves/Shape-shifters
  • December - Other


1. Twilight
4. Girl of Nightmares
5. Rise of Nine
6. Feed
8. Lies Beneath
9. Eragon
10. Project 17
Let me Count the Way Reading Challenge

Link: Avanti's Place

Version: Book
Level: College Dorm 2,001-4,000 pages.
Completed: 4/4/13
Length: January 1st - December 31st, 2013

Books Read:

  1. I am number four----440 pages
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-----759 pages
  3. Only the good spy young-----265 pages
  4. Mark of Athena------586 pages
  5. Trust no one-----192 pages
  6. Princess in Training-----294 pages
  7. Surrender----- 258 pages
  8. Beastly -------304 pages
  9. Red Pyramid ------ 516 pages
  10. Oh. My. Gods -------272 pages
  11. Masque of Red Death------319 pages

4,205/4000 pages. COMPLETED as in 4/4/13

Speculative Romance Challenge 2012

Link: Book Chick City

8. The Golden Compass
9. Lovely Bones
10. The Time Traveler's Wife
13. Hush Hush
14. Silence
15. The Immortal Rules
16. Storm
17. Extranormal
18. Paranormalcy
19. Daughter of smoke and bone
20. City of Bones
21. Clockwork Angel
22. Clockwork Prince
23. Cinder
24. Spell Bound

Speculative fiction challenge 2012.

Link: Baffled Books 

1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
2. Virals
4. Oh.My.Gods
5. The Red Pyramid
6. Under the Dome
7. Graceling
11. Nobody's Prize
12. After Obsession
13. The Goddess Test
14. Vampire Diaries book 1
15. Paranormalcy
16. Cirque du freak 
17. Vampire's assistant-----DONE
18. Angelfire
20. Dracula
21. Frankestein
22. Wicked Lovely
23. Life as we knew it
24. Wither
27. The Hobbit
28. Vampire's Kisses
30. Underworld
31. Unwind
32. Ghost Story
33. Cell
34. Bag of Bones
35. Carrie
36. It
37. Divergent
38. Insurgent
39. Star Trek
40. Lord of the Flies
41. 1984
42. Fahrenheit  451
44. Game of Thrones
45. Revenge of the Witch 
46. The Curse of the Bane 
47. Night of the-Soul Stealer 
48. Attack of the Fiend



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