Sunday, December 2, 2012

More Reading Challenges for 2013

What's In a Name

This is the 6th What's in a Name Challenge hosted by Beth Fish Reads and it's my first time participating.

Here's How It Works:Between January 1 and December 31, 2013, read one book in each of the following categories:
  1. A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title: Deep down True, The Girl Below, The Diva Digs up the Dirt
  2. A book with something you'd find in your kitchen in the title: Loose Lips Sink Ships, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Breadcrumbs
  3. A book with a party or celebration in the title: A Feast for Crows, A Wedding in Haiti, Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness
  4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title: Burning for Revenge, Fireworks over Toccoa, Catching Fire
  5. A book with an emotion in the title: Baltimore Blues, Say You're Sorry, Dreams of Joy
  6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title: The Book of Lost Fragrances, The World We Found, A Discovery of Witches
The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.

Here's my reads:
1. Dance the Moon Down by R.L. Bartram (review)
2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (review)
4. Rise of the Fire Tamer by Kailin Gow (review)
5. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See (review)
6. Finding Sheba by H.B. Moore (review)

Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge

Kim at Bookmark to Blog has chosen ten key words associated with each month in 2013. Your task is to read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month. For instance, in January you might read Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. The key words are listed below.


* The title you choose can be a variation on one of the key words. For example- your title could include the word 'snowing' or 'snowflake' even though the key word is 'snow.'

*Key words can be tweaked. For example- You could read "Cinder" or "Ashes" for the key word 'Fire' and that would be just fine. If the key word is 'family' then your title could include the word 'sister' or 'mother.'If the key word is 'food' then your title could include the word 'cake.'

* Link up below to participate and add additional links any time you post about the challenge or post about a book you read for the challenge.

Monthly Key Words:


My reads:

January- Rise of the Fire Tamer by Kailin Gow (review)
February- Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (review)
March- Flash Gold by Lindsay Buroker (review)
April- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (review)
May- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (review)
June- Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (review)
July- Dreams of Joy by Lisa See (review)
August- Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis (review)
September- Judas Kiss by J.T. Ellison (review)
October- Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (review)
November- The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti (review)

2013 Audio Book Challenge This audio book challenge is hosted by Teresa's Reading Corner. This challenge is for Audio Book lovers as well as those who are brand new to them. There are five levels to the challenge
  • Flirting-Listen to 6 Audio Books
  • Going Steady- Listen to 12 Audio Books
  • Lover- Listen to 25 Audio Books
  • Married-Listen to more than 25 Audio Books
  • You Define the Relationship- Create your own challenge (choose your own name and level starting as low or going as high as you’d like)
I listened to about 25 books in 2012 so I plan to aim for the "Married" level for 2013.

My list:
1. Paris: A Love Story by Kati Marton (review)
2. Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch (review)
3. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (review)
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (review)
5. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (review)
6. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (review)
7. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson (review)
8. The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell (review)
9. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (review)
10. The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda (review)
11. The Diviners by Libba Bray (review)
12. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (review)
13. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See (review)
14. The Prey by Andrew Fukuda (review)
15. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (review)
16. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler (review)
17. Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis (review)
18. Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (review)
19. Judas Kiss by J.T. Ellison  (review)
20. Comfort and Joy by Hannah Kristi (review)
21. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (review)
22. Who Could That Be at This Hour by Lemony Snicket (review)
23. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (review)

I'm also participating in the TBR Pile Challenge.

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