Reading Challenges 2013.

Dystopia reading challenge.

Hosted by: blog of Erised.

Level 1: Recruit (1 to 6 books)
Level 2: Rebel (7 to 12 books)
Level 3: Revolutionist (13 to 18 books)
Level 4: Leader (19+ books)

Level 4: Leader.Completed: September 15th.


Paranormal Reading challenge.

Hosted by: Auntie Spinelli Reads & Megan likes books.

The challenge is to read at least one book from every category:
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

Read: (I read many paranormals, but I'll only list the first book I read that fits in the category) Completed!

Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Brennan - Team Human.

Ginger Garrett - In the shadow of Lions.

Laini Taylor - Daughter of smoke and bone.

Jennifer L. Armentrout - Obsidian.

Courtney Summers - This is not a test.

Witches and wizards:
Rae Carson - The crown of embers.

J.M Barrie - Peter Pan.

C.J Redwine - Defiance.

Kendare Blake - Anna dressed in blood.

Kathleen Peacock - Hemlock.

Everliving: Brodi Ashton - Everneath.


Fairy Tales Retold Reading Challenge.

Hosted by Debz Bookshelf.

Cobbler: 1-3 books
Lady in Waiting: 4-6 books
Fierce Ogre: 7-9 books
Damsel in Distress: 10-12 books
Evil Enchantress: 13-15 books
Great and Terrible Beast: 16+ books.

I'm going for 'great and terrible beast' of course!
Completed: April 16th.

1. Cameron Dokey - The world above.
2. Suzanne Weyn - Water song.
3. Philip Pullman - Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm.
4. Cameron Jace - The Grimms Diaries prequel 1 - 6.
5. Elizabeth C. Bunce - A tale dark as gold.
6. Cameron Dokey - Winter's child.
7. Marissa Meyer - Scarlet.
8. A.G Howard - Splintered.
9. Tia Nevitt - The magic mirror and the seventh dwarf.
10. Debbie Viguié - Scarlet moon.
11. Francesca Lia Block - The rose and the beast.
12. Melanie Dickerson - The fairest beauty.
13. Maureen McGowan - Cinderella: Ninja warrior.
14. J.M Barrie - Peter Pan.
15. Alex Flinn - Towering.
16. Kate Danley - The woodcutter.
17. Jessica Day George - Sun and Moon, Snow and Ice.
18. Cameron Dokey - The storyteller's daughter.
19. Bridget Zinn - Poison.
20. Nancy Holder - The rose bride.
21. E.D Baker - The wide-awake princess.
22. Adam Gidwitz - In a glass Grimmly.
23. Jane Nickerson - Strands of bronze and gold.
24. Juliet Marillier - Wildwood dancing.
25. Juliet Marillier - Heart's blood.
26. Soman Chainani - The school for good and evil.
27. Jenni James - Beauty and the beast.
28. Jenni James - Sleeping beauty.
29. Jenni James - Hansel & Gretel.
30. Nancy Holder - Spirited.
31. Suzanne Weyn - The diamond secret.
32. Liesl Shurtliff - Rump.
33. Jessica Day George - Princess of the silver woods.
34. Andrew Lang - The red fairy book.
35. Marissa Meyer - Cress.
36. Stacey Jay - Of beast and beauty.
37. Anne Ursu - Breadcrumbs.
38. Sarah Pinborgough - Poison.
39. Paula Guran - OUAT: new fairytales.

Bingo reading challenge.

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Hosted by Anne & Kristilyn.

Just see how far I can get :) I'm definitely trying to cross the complete TBR-pile column and the first row! Completed!

Book(s) from the TBR-pile:

-Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Brennan - Team Human.
-Brodi Ashton - Everneath.
-Cameron Jace - The Grimm's Diaries prequel 1 - 6.
-Kathleen Peacock - Hemlock. 
-Gail Carriger - Soulless. 
-Bella Forrest - A shade of vampire.
-A.G Howard - Splintered.
-Leigh Bardugo - Shadow and bone.
Sarah Zettel - Dust girl.
Tia Nevitt - The magic mirror and the seventh dwarf.
-Melanie Dickerson - The fairest beauty.
-Patrick Carr - The cast of stones.
-Alex Flinn - Towering.
-Emily McKay - The farm.
-Maria Snyder - Poison Study.

Books from series:
-Kat Zhang - What's left of me. 
-Cassandra Clare - City of Glass. 
-Cameron Dokey - The world above. 
-Suzanne Weyn - The water song.
Lee Carroll - Black swan rising. 
-Rae Carson - The shadow cats.
-Cameron Dokey - Winter's child.
-Cynthia Hand - Hallowed.
-Anna Carey - Once.
-Debbie Viguié - Scarlet moon.
-Cameron Dokey - The storyteller's daughter.
-Justin Cronin - The passage.
-Nancy Holder - The rose bride.

 Books released in 2013:
-Emma Newman - Between two thorns.
-Marissa Meyer - Scarlet.
-Kagawa, Aguirre & Duvall - 'Til the world ends.
-Debra Driza - Mila 2.0.
-Dan Wells - Fragments.
-Brodi Ashton - Everbound.

-Bridget Zinn - poison.
-Juliet Kagawa - The eternity cure.
-Liz Coley - Pretty girl thirteen.
-Laura Anderson - The Boleyn King.
-Katherine Longshore - Gilt.
-Amy Tintera - Reboot.

Re-read books:
-Anna Carey - Eve. 
-Juliet Marillier - Wildwood dancing.
-Juliet Marillier - Heart's blood.
-Sarah Maas - Throne of glass.

Everybody but me: 
-Robin LaFevers - Grave Mercy.  
-Courtney Summers - This is not a test.
-Cynthia Hand - Unearthly.  
-Dan Wells - Partials.
-John Green - The fault in our stars.
-Marie Lu - Legend.
-Laini Taylor - Daughter of smoke and bone.
-Cassandra Rose Clarke - The assassin's curse.
-Jennifer L. Armentrout - Obsidian.
-George R.R Martin - Game of Thrones.
-Leigh Bardugo - Siege and Storm.
-Lauren Oliver - Pandemonium.
-Lauren Oliver - Requiem.

Out of my comfort zone: Emily Murdoch - If you find me.

Tudor Reading Challenge.

Henry VII (Dynasty Founder): 5 books
Henry VIII (Defender of the Faith): 10 books
Edward VI (Transient Heir): 15 books
Mary I (First Queen Regnant, Bloody Mary): 20 books
Elizabeth I (Good Queen Bess): 25 books

I will try to read at least 5 books this year, so my goal is Henry VII.

Completed: August 4th.
5. Michelle Diener - In defense of the queen.

Zombie challenge.

Hosted by: Book chick city.
One Chomp:
Read 6 Zombie books in 2013

        Two Chomps: Read 12 Zombie books in 2013
        Three Chomps: Read 18 Zombie books in 2013
        Four Chomps: Read 24 Zombie books in 2013 
I'm going for One chomp.




  1. Thanks for joining us! I hope you'll have fun :)
    I see we have a plan to read many same dystopian books in 2013 :)

  2. There's quite a few books in your dystopian challenge list and paranormal books list that I want to read! And a few that are on my lists! :)
    Have fun doing these in January!
    New follower :)
    Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm

  3. Oh my gosh! A Dystopian challenge!!!!

    And you're list for the Paranormal challenge is fabulous!

  4. Thanks for signing up for the PnRC! Your list is fabulous! I may use some of your ideas :)


  5. Wow, that's quite a list for the paranormal challenge! I'm really looking forward to it, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

    That dystopia challenge is calling to me...and I PROMISED myself I would stop signing up for challenges...too many seem irresistible!

  6. I'm also doing the dystopia challenge and your list gave me some great options I'd totally forgotten about! :)

  7. I also joined these challenges, can't wait to get started! You have some great titles on your lists! I'll definitely check them out! Good luck with the challenges :)

  8. AHH! I LOVE that you have SUNSHINE on your fairy tale list! That's like one of my favorite books of ALL time!!! <3 <3 Have you read it before, or will this be your first time reading? Because I'll totally talk/gush about it with you. REALLY hope you like it! :D

    1. No, this is going to be the first read! It's even going to be the first book from McKinley! I'm really looking forward to it :D

  9. I've just signed up for the dystopia and paranormal challenges and I'll be signing up for the Bingo challenge soon too. Good luck with your challenges :)

  10. Good luck with the challenges. I've joined two so far and one personal challenge. :) I'm going to check the Tudor challenge out. ;)

  11. So excited that we're both doing the Bingo Challenge! I love the Fairy Tale Retold Challenge also! I guess I'll have to add it to my list ^_^

  12. So organized. :D Good luck with your challenges!

  13. I wasn't going to join any challenges this year (as I failed nearly all the challenges I set for 2012!) but all of these look great, and I have a feeling I am going to cave and join a load of challenges!

  14. Thanks for stopping by! I see you've already got one Bingo square done! Wow. Good for you. Good luck with all your challenges!

  15. wow! you have plenty of challenges to do this year. new follower

    Far From Reality

  16. Look at you go! You're doing great with the Book Bingo! Maybe something out of your comfort zone for the free square (just since it looks like you like YA) ... how about Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyen or The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman?


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