This year I’ve decided to do a few reading challenges. I’d never seen this before, even though I’ve been blogging for years. Clearly I need to pay more attention to other blogs!! Anyways, I plan to read as much this year, both books I’ve been wanting to read, and those I’ve read and love enough to read again. Once I’ve read a book I’ll try and write at least a short review, in case some of you were wondering what I thought of it.
I’ll also make this a separate page so that it’ll be easier to update. I’ll cross them out or change the font or something once I’ve read them.
I encourage everyone to at least take a look at these challenges. Some of them are pretty good!!
The first one I’m doing is from Goodreads, and it isn’t for any specific books, just a number. So I’m aiming for 50 books. Of course, all those I read for the other challenges will be included on here. I’m also open to suggestions!!
Harry Potter Reading Challenge: This one is pretty self-explanatory. The point is to read (or re-read, in my case) all 7 Harry Potter Books. Since I love this series, I’m looking forward to visiting the wonderful world of wizardry that J.K. Rowling so lovingly created for us. The Reading Fever, the site hosting the challenge, will also have discussion questions for every book, so you may see posts where I answer those too.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Book 2 Movie Reading Challenge: This next one I find pretty interesting. It’s being hosted by Martina Bookaholic, and is a challenge to read books that have been made into movies, and then watch the movies. I’m sure this one will make me mad, as I’m not a huge fan of most versions of movies made from books. I want to try it anyways, though, so let’s hope I don’t pull out any hair. There are 12 categories, and you have to pick a book in each one. So here are mine. I plan to read a book in each category…
- …where the movie is more famous: Sophie’s Choice (
book/movie) (I’m not sure if the movie is more famous, but I didn’t even know it was a book)
- …that was made into a TV series: Friday Night Lights (book/movie)
- …which is a cartoon or fairy tale, or the main characters are animals: Snow White/ “Snow White & The Huntsman” (book/movie)
…where the movie version stars your favourite actor/actress: Schindler’s List
- …which is a classic that has been made into a movie after 1990: Pride and Prejudice (book/movie)
- …which was written for the movie: I Am Number Four (book/movie) (not quite written for the movie, but written around the same time as the movie was being filmed)
..where the author is from your home country (or a non-English speaking country): The Reader
- …which is about love and will make you cry, or about blood and killers: P.S. I Love You (book/movie)
- …which is focused on a social topic: Speak (book/movie)
- …which is set at least 100 years ago: Quo Vadis (book/movie)
- …which is set in the future or in Africa or Asia: City of Ember (
- …which has a movie coming out in 2012: City of Bones (
The Outlander Series Reading Challenge: I found this one over at The Lit Bitch (best blog name ever!!) and am also kind of excited for it. Unfortunately, I’m also kind of dreading it. I love the first four books, but the fifth and six were hard to get through. Maybe I just love Scotland and don’t care about the American Revolution?? Still I’d like to try and read all of these again. Hopefully I’ll be able to get through them all!!
- Dragonfly in Amber
- Drums of Autumn
- The Fiery Cross
- A Breath of Snow and Ashes
- An Echo in the Bone
Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge: This challenge is being hosted by Reading With Tequila (a great idea!!) and is basically just titles suggested by book bloggers. I’ve decided to try and read them, since some sound interesting. This is the only challenge I’ve seen where re-reading doesn’t count, though, so I’ve used their top 25 and removed all books I’ve already read (or really don’t care to).
- Divergent by Veroncia Roth
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
- The Stand by Stephen King
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Enclave by Ann Aguirre
- Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
- Poison Study by Maria V.Snyder
- The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater
- Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Ghostly Reading Challenge: I love ghost stories, so this one is pretty awesome. It’s a challenge to read books on ghosts and hauntings. It’s being hosted by Babbling About Books And Stuff. I plan to do Level 2: Are We Dead Yet?, which is to read 12 books. I’ve picked 13, ’cause you know, scary.
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
- The Hollow by Jessica Verday (The Hollow, Book 1)
- A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
- Bag of Bones by Stephen King
The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson
- Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber (Magic Most Foul, Book 1)
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers, Book 1)
- Halfway to the Grave by Jeanine Frost (Night Huntress, Book 1)
- Immortal by Gillian Shields (Immortal, Book 1)
- The Amityville Horror by Jay Anso
The Eclectic Reading Challenge: I so have not picked any books for this one yet. I’ll add books as I decide what else I want to read. Hosted by Book’d Out, the challenge is to read one book from each of the 12 genres given.
- Literary Fiction
- Crime/Mystery Fiction
- Romantic Fiction
Historical Fiction: Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Young Adult: The List by Siobhan Vivian
Fantasy: The Mortal Instruments Trilogy by Cassandra Clare Science Fiction: Wither by Lauren DeStefano
- Non Fiction: El Salvador in the aftermath of peace: crime, uncertainty, and the transition to democracy
- Thriller /Suspense
- Your favourite genre