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Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Challenges

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Here is a list of all the challenges that I am currently participating in for 2012. I’ll try to keep this list updated throughout the year as I complete portions of it. To see what I thought of a book just click on the links that I add to the book titles. If you are interested in learning more about these challenges or signing up yourself just click on the Title of each that appears before the summary.
What’s in a Name 5 - Challenge completed

Here’s how it works: Between January 1 and December 31, 2012, read one book in each of the following categories. Overlaps are allowed between other challenges but not between categories and books can be any media source (print, audio, ebook). I’ll be replacing the examples with the actual titles of the books I read as I read them

  1. A book with a topographical feature (land formation) in the title: Silent on the Moor (Lady Julia, Book 3) / The Dark Road to Darjeeling (Lady Julia, Book 4) by Deanna Raybourn
  2. A book with something you’d see in the sky in the title: Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, Book 1) by Patricia Briggs
  3. A book with a creepy crawly in the title: Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep
  4. A book with a type of house in the title: The Haunting of Apartment 101 (The Paranormalists, Book 1)  by Megan Atwood
  5. A book with something you’d carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title: The Book Without Words by Avi
  6. A book with a something you’d find on a calendar in the title: A Week to be Wicked (Spindle Cove, Book 2) by Tessa Dare 

Challenge runs from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Books started before January 1st do not count, and all links/reviews/comments for each category must be posted in the correct place by December 31st. Books read for this Challenge can be used toward any other Challenge you may be participating in. However, you must read a different book for each category of this challenge. Audio and e-books are allowed.
  1. Any 19th Century Classic –
  2. Any 20th Century Classic - Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  3. Reread a classic of your choice - Persuasion by Jane Austen
  4. A Classic Play – The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  5. Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction - A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, Book 1) by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. Classic Romance - 
  7. Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language –
  8. Classic Award Winner –
  9. Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime - 
2012 Debut Author Challenge - Challenge completed

The objective is to read a set number of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade) novels from debut authors published this year. The Story Siren is going to challenge everyone to read at least 12 debut novels. I’m hoping to read at least 25. Challenge will run from January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012.  Authors that have “adult” titles currently published but are debuting a YA/MG novel in 2012 can be included  and this goes for authors that have children’s books published as well. Novels must be read between the dates of January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012 to count toward your challenge total.

1. Incarnate (New Soul, Book 1) by Jodi Meadows

6. Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm
7. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
9. Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
10. Partners in Crime (Sleuth or Dare, Book 1) by Kim Harrington (MG Debut)
12. From What I Remember by Stacey Kramer and Valerie Thomas (YA Debut)
Challenge goal completed
15. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
17. Harper Madigan Junior High Private Eye by Chelsea Campbell (MG Debut)
22. Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator by Jill Baguchinsky
25. Monument 14 (Monument 14, Book 1) by Emmy Laybourne
26. What’s Left of Me (Hybrid Chronicles, Book 1) by Kat Zhang
27. If I Lie by Corrine Jackson

 YA Historical Fiction Challenge Challenge completed
The objective is to read a set number a YA or MG Historical novels. There are three levels to this challenge and I think that I will start with the lowest, Level 1, and commit to reading 5 historical YA books. Though there is always a good chance that I will move to an upper level by the end of the year. We shall see. This challenge will run from January 1, 2012- December 31, 2012.
4. Boneshaker (Clockwork Century, Book 1) by Cherie Priest (Audio)
5. This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book 1) by Kenneth Oppel (Audio)
2012 E-book Challenge Challenge completed
The objective is to read a set number a e-books between January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012. There are seven levels to this challenge and I think that I will go with DVD and try to read 25 ebooks…which will be 5 more than I did last year.
8. A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful, Book 1) by Suzanne Young
10. A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith, Book 2) by Julia Quinn
12. The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
15. The Haunting of Apartment 101 (The Paranormalists, Book 1)  by Megan Atwood
16. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
18. Persuasion by Jane Austen
22. Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, Book 2) by Patricia Briggs
24. Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreund
25. Harper Madigan Junior High Private Eye by Chelsea Campbell
Challenge goal completed
29. Endurance (Razorland, Book 1.5) by Ann Aguire
30. Unspoken (Lynburn Legacy, Book 1) by Sarah Rees Brennan
31. Crazy on You (Lovett, Texas, Book 2) by Rachel Gibson
32. Breathe (Sea Breeze, Book 1) by Abbli Glines
35. Because of You (Coming Home, Book 1) by Jessica Scott
36. Against the Wall by Julie Prestsater
40. All He Ever Needed (Kowalski Family, Book 4) by Shannon Stacey
42. How to Deceive a Duke by Lecia Cornwall
43. Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell
44. Undercover Professor by December Gephart
45. All He Ever Desired (Kowalski Family, Book 5) by Shannon Stacey
47. Lucky Charm (Lucky, Book 1) by Carly Phillips

YA Contemporary Challenge Challenge completed

Read any contemporary YA novel that is published between January 1, 2012 and December 30, 2012 but you must read them in 2012! (All formats accepted: paperback, ARC, e-book). There are 3 levels for this challenge and I’m going with Level 3 – to read 15+ books. 
7. Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, Book 5) by Ally Carter (Audio)
8. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
11. In Honor by Kessi Kirby
15. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Challenge goal completed

16. Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schimdt
17. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

18. Breathe (Sea Breeze, Book 1) by Abbi Glines
19. The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab
20. The Girl in the Wall by Daphne Benedis-Grab
21. Because of Low (Sea Breeze, Book 2) by Abbi Glines
22. Mia’s Heart (Paradise Diaries, Book 2) by Courtney Cole
23. If I Lie by Corrine Jackson

 
2012 Audiobook Challenge Challenge completed
Listen to any audio between January 1, 2012 and December 30, 2012. There are 4 levels for this challenge and I’m going with Level 3 – Lover – and try to listen to at least 25 audiobooks.
10. Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, Book 5) by Ally Carter
11. Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow Series, Book 1) by John Marsden
12. Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, Book 1) by Kiersten White
13. Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, Book 2) by Kiersten White
15. A World Without Heroes (Beyonders, Book 1) by Brandon Mull
17. The Third Day, The Frost (Tomorrow Series, Book 3) by John Marsden
20. White Cat (Curse Workers, Book 1) by Holly Black
21. Spider’s Bite (Elemental Assassin, Book 1) by Jennifer Estep
22. Enclave (Razorland, Book 1) by Ann Aguire
23. The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms, Book 2) by Cinda Williams Chima
24. Boneshaker (Clockwork Century, Book 1) by Cherie Priest
25. This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book 1) by Kenneth Oppel
Challenge goal completed
26. My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher
27. The Grey Wolf Throne (Seven Realms, Book 3) by Cinda Williams Chima
28. Darkness, Be My Friend (Tomorrow Series, Book 4) by John Marsden
29. Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 2) by Laini Taylor
30. First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, Book 1) by Darynda Jones
31. What’s Left of Me (Hybrid Chronicles, Book 1) by Kat Zhang

Read 125 books or more between 01 Jan 2012 and 31 Dec 2012.
– Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (DNF – may try again later)
– Looking for Alaska by John Green (DNF)
13. Timepiece (Hourglass, Book 2) by Myra McEntire
14. The Concubine by Jade Lee
23. A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful, Book 1) by Suzanne Young
26. Silent on the Moor (Lady Julia, Book 3) by Deanna Raybourn
27. The Dark Road to Darjeeling (Lady Julia, Book 4) by Deanna Raybourn
28. The Dark Enquiry (Lady Julia, Book 5) by Deanna Raybourn
32. The Adventures of the Princess and Mr Whiffle: The Thing Beneath the Bed by Patrick Rothfuss
34. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
36. Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, Book 5) by Ally Carter (audio)

39. Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
40. Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm

42. Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, Book 1) by Kiersten White (audio)
43. A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith, Book 2) by Julia Quinn
44. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
45. Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, Book 2) by Kiersten White (audio)
48. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
49. The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
50. Body Check (New York Blades, Book 1) by Deirdre Martin
52. A World Without Heroes (Beyonders, Book 1) by Brandon Mull (audio)
53. Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
55. In Honor by Jessi Kirby
56. The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, Book 1) by Aimee Carter
57. Partners in Crime (Sleuth or Dare, Book 1) by Kim Harrington
58. Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) by Veronica Roth
59. Any Man of Mine (Chinooks Hockey Team, Book 6) by Rachel Gibson
60. Fair Play (New York Blades, Book 2) by Deirdre Martin
61. Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track, Book 1) by Erin McCarthy
62. The Third Day, The Frost (Tomorrow Series, Book 3) by John Marsden
63. Hard and Fast (Fast Track, Book 2) by Erin McCarthy
65. Hot Finish (Fast Track, Book 3) by Erin McCarthy
—   Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong (DNF)
67. The Haunting of Apartment 101 (The Paranormalists, Book 1)  by Megan Atwood
74. The Chase (Fast Track, Book 4) by Erin McCarthy
81. Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, Book 2) by Patricia Briggs

85. The City’s Son (Skyscraper Throne, Book 1) by Tom Pollock

86. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
88. White Cat (Curse Workers, Book 1) by Holly Black (audio)
90. Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreuend
92. Harper Madigan Junior High Private Eye by Chelsea Campbell
97. Spider’s Bite (Elemental Assassin, Book 1) by Jennifer Estep (Audio)
99. Endurance (Razorland, Book 1.5) by Ann Aguire 
100. Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, Book 1) by Sarah Rees Brennan
103. Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson
104. Boneshaker (Clockwork Century, Book 1) by Cherrie Priest (Audio)
106. Crazy on You (Lovett, Texas, Book 2) by Rachel Gibson
111. Burn Bright (Night Creatures, Book 1) by Marianne de Pierres 
112. The Bride (Laird’s Fiancess, Book 1) by Julie Garwood
113. Breathe (Sea Breeze, Book 1) by Abbi Glines
114. This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book 1) by Kenneth Oppel (Audio)
118. Because of You (Coming Home, Book 1) by Jessica Scott
119. Outpost (Razorland, Book 2) by Ann Aguirre
120. Against the Wall by Julie Prestsater
121. Undeniably Yours (Kowalski Family, Book 2) by Shannon Stacey
123. Swept Away By a Kiss (Rogues of the Sea, Book 1) by Katharine Ashe
Challenge completed
126. One Good Earl Deserves Lover (Rule of Scoundrels, Book 2) by Sarah MacLean
128. The Grey Wolf Throne (Seven Realms, Book 3) by Cinda Williams Chima (audio)
130. All He Ever Needed (Kowalski Family, Book 4) by Shannon Stacey
132. The Girl in the Wall by Daphne Benedis-Grab
133. The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
135. Darkness, Be My Friend (Tomorrow Series, Book 4) by John Marsden (Audio)
136. How to Deceive a Duke by Lecia Cornwall
137. Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell
138. Undercover Professor by December Gephart
139. All He Ever Desired (Kowalski Family, Book 5) by Shannon Stacey

140. Beseiged (Outcast Chronicles, Book 1) by Rowena Cory Daniells

141. How to Dance with a Duke (Ugly Ducklings, Book 1) by Manda Collins
142. Lucky Charm (Lucky, Book 1) by Carly Phillips
143. How to Romance a Rake (Ugly Ducklings, Book 2) by Manda Collins
144. Because of Low (Sea Breeze, Book 2) by Abbi Glines
145. Once a Princess by Johanna Lindsey
146. How Beauty Met the Beast (Tales of the Underlight, Book 1) by Jax Garren
147. Without Looking Back by Tabitha Suzuma
148. You Belong to Me by Johanna Lindsey
149. Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood
150. Murder List (Buchanan, Book 4) by Julie Garwood
151. Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 2) by Laini Taylor (Audio)
152. Princess of the Midnight Ball (Princess, Book 1) by Jessica Day George
153. First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, Book 1) by Darynda Jones
154. Second Grave to the Left (Charley Davidson, Book 2) by Darynda Jones
155. Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
156. Princess of Glass (Princess, Book 2) by Jessica Day George
157. Princess of the Silver Woods (Princess, Book 3) by Jessica Day George
158. Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, Book 3) by Darynda Jones
159. Mia’s Heart (Paradise Diaries, Book 2) by Courtney Cole
160. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
161. Katya’s World (Russalka Chronicles, Book 1) by Jonathan L. Howard
162. Monument 14 (Monument 14, Book 1) by Emmy Laybourne
163. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, Book 4) by Darynda Jones
164. What’s Left of Me (Hybrid Chronicles, Book 1) by Kat Zhang (audio)
165. If I Lie by Corrine Jackson
166. Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon & Clare, Book 1) by Lilith Saintcrow

3 Responses to “2012 Challenges”

  1. Marie

    good luck with all your challenges! :-) if you have any europa editions books in there i hope you’ll consider joining the europa challenge- 2 books is the minimum, but i understand if you can’t! :-)

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