Book Challenges

Last year, I signed up for one or two reading challenges, but I really didn’t keep up with them. One of my Blogger/Reader resolutions was to sign up for at least three this year and actually keep up with them, but I decided to go with five! We’ll see how I do this year!

My Book Retreat is hosting the Non-fiction, Non-memior challenge. The purpose is as the title suggests, read non-fiction books that are not memoirs. The books that can be read for this challenge can cover science, technology, religion, sociology, business, biography, politics, economics, history, food, art/design, etc. Reference books, cookbooks, and instruction manuals do not count.

My goal is to at least reach the elementary level, which is at least 5 non-fiction books. I would be thrilled if I could read even more then that though!

If you’re interested in this challenge, click here to sign up!


One of the coolest things about book blogging is writing about books that in turn cause another blogger or another reader to pick up that book. That’s what made Reading with Tequila’s 2012 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge so appealing to me! I’ve starred zounds of blog posts featuring a book that sounds appealing, but if I had not stumbled upon that review, I probably would not have heard of the book. This challenge will encourage me to plow through the list of books I’ve compiled thanks to other bloggers!

My goal is to reach Level II, which is to read at least 10 books recommended by other bloggers.

If you’re interested in this challenge, click here to sign up!


Workaday Reads is hosting the 2012 E-book Challenge, and I couldn’t help but sign up. I do about half of my reading on my glorious Nook, so this should be an easy challenge to accomplish. The goal is simple! Read as many e-books as possible.

My goal is to reach the DVD level. That means I will try to read at least 25 e-books.

If you’re interested in this challenge, click here to sign up!


An Armchair By the Sea is hosting the 2012 Telling Tales Challenge. The goal is to read books that revolve around mythology, legends, fairy tales, or folklore. This challenge allows you to choose what catagory you want to participate in, so I chose the “mix n’ match” category.

My goal is to reach Level 2, which means I will try to read at least 10 books for this challenge.

If you’re interested in this challenge, click here to sign up!


Sarah at Squidink is hosting the 2012 Printz Reading Challenge. The goal is to read books that are either a Printz award or Printz honor book. The list’s can be found on Squidink. I’ve discovered, I’ve not read any of these books, but most of them have been on my to-read list for a while. Time to finally knock them out!

Unlike the other challenges, the 2012 Printz Reading Challenge doesn’t have specific levels to achieve. Instead, this challenge allows you to set your own goal.

My goal is to read 3 Printz award books and 3 Printz honor books. That’s a total of 6 books!

If you’re interested in this challenge, click here to sign up.


This is the starter post for these challenges, but I will be tracking my progress for the Book Challenges section of my menu (above). I’m pretty eager to delve into these. Are any of you participating in challenges this year? Which ones are you participating in?

2011 E-book Challenge

I know I’m a little late to be officially joining this challenge, but seeing as I’ve been glued to my Nook as of late, I thought, why not?

The 2011 E-book challenge is hosted by The Ladybug Reads, and the guidelines are as follows:

1. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate.

  • Non-bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

2. There are seven levels:

  • Curious – Read 3 e-books.
  • Fascinated – Read 6 e-books.
  • Addicted – Read 12 e-books.
  • Obsessed – Read 20 e-books.
  • Possessed – Read 50 e-books.
  • Fanatical – Read 75 e-books.
  • Monomaniacal – Read 100 e-books.

3. Any genre counts.

4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

5. Challenge begins January 1, 2011 and lasts until December 31, 2011.

6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post about the E-Book Reading Challenge. Include the URL so that other participants can join in and read your reviews and post.

I’m aiming for the Obsessed level!

E-books read so far in 2011
1. The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno
2. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
3. So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane
4. House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo