Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 Immortal Reading, TBR and New Adult Reading Challenges

I am going to challenge myself to the lower level to begin, but I wouldn't be surprised if I did the higher level!

Vampires, angels, demons, werewolves and fae. If you can’t pick a favorite, then that’s okay!

At UTC, we love them all! So let’s celebrate our love for all things immortal with 2013’s Immortal Reading Challenge.

Here’s the rundown:
1. The Immortals Reading Challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. You can join at anytime from now and throughout the year. This is a 2013 challenge, so books read before January 1 will not count to your progress.

2. You pick your goal! Read as many books as you’d like for each species. This means that you can do just one category or all five or a combination of. The choice depends on you and your reading pace.
*We have chosen to have a three book per species standard. However, if this is a breeze for you, then feel free to tackle on the additional bonus entries of two more books of the same level.

3. Re-reads are acceptable.

4. Books chosen can be of any genre.

5. To participate, copy and paste this post on your blog along with the challenge button. We ask that you provide a link back to the sign-up page in case others wish to participate.

6. Readers without blogs can still participate! Keep track of your progress with Goodreads, Shelfari or LibraryThing.

To sign up:
1. Make a sign up post announcement, listing the level you’ve chosen and a list of books you plan to read. If you don’t have a blog, post on GoodReads or another site as a thread where we can access your list of books. Be sure to take the image code above.

2. Come back here and using the list below, add your entry with a link directly to that post so we can see what you’ll be reading.

You’re done! Every month during 2013 we will make a challenge update post where you can come and updates us on how you’re doing with your challenge.

Category 1: Vampires
Some ideas for Vampire books
Read any THREE books with vampires as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with vampires

1.  Touched by A.J. Aalto
2.  Twice Burned by Jeaniene Frost
3.  Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Category 2: Angels and Demons
Some ideas for Angels and Demons books
Read any THREE books with angels and/or demons as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with angels and/or demons

1.  Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh
2.  On Midnight Wing's by Adrian Phoenix
3.  Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Category 3: Fae and Magic
Some ideas for Fae books
Read any THREE books with Fae/Witches as the main characters
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books on Fae/Witches.

1.  McKenzie Lewis # 3 by Sandy Williams
2.  Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis
3.  Ever After by Kim Harrison

Category 4: Shifters/Werewolves
Some ideas for Shifter books
Read any THREE books with shifters or werewolves as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books on shifters or werewolves.

1.  Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
2.  Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
3.  Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson

This is a challenge (hosted by several blogs) that will hopefully put pressure on me to begin clearing out my ridiculously long TBR book shelf.  This challenge requires the participants to read only books that were released in 2012 and earlier.  I am going to do the A Firm Handshake level, which challenges me to read 1-10 books.  Here are the books I plan to read for thus challenge:

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
Cold Sight by Leslie Parrish
Storm's Heart by Thea Harrison
On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

This is a fun, new challenge for me.  It is hosted by the blogs:  A Tapestry of Words, Victoria from Confessions of a Twenty Something Fiction Writer (she is also a member of the NA Alley blog), Tara from Tater's Tall Tails, and Barbara from Basia's Bookshelf.  I'm very much looking forward to reading more books in the New Adult genre.  New Adult books generally have characters that are older than 18 but younger than 30.  The characters are usually out of high school, but there are some exceptions.  New Adult books tend to have a bit more of an adult theme to them.  I'm going to do the Living on Your Own level, which challenges me to read 20 New Adult books.

What challenges are you participating in this year?  I'd love to hear from you!  Happy New Year and happy reading!


Under the Covers said...

Awesome lists! Good luck!


Addicted2Heroines said...

YAY! You're going to read First Grave!

Good luck with the challenges =)

Goldilox said...

I can't believe you haven't read the Charley Davidson books yet!

Street Magic is on my TBR lis too. I know Cat loves that series and I'm looking forward to it.

Jamie said...

FINALLY going to read Charley Davidson!

Anonymous said...

'm signed up for the New adult and TBR challenges too. I know you're as addicted to new adult as much as I am so I'm sure we will both do well. I set myself up to the lower level for the TBR challenge because I know I have a really bad habit of buying new books as they come out and some of my books will probably still collect dust in 2013.

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