Challenges

Host: Workaday Reads
Starts: January 1, 2012
Ends: December 31, 2012
Level: Floppy Disk (5 books)

I wasn’t going to try this challenge in 2012 after my abysmal failure last year, but I find I’m more open to reading e-books alongside my determination to read the books on my shelves this time. I will have a small goal so it won’t be so overwhelming.

01. Flappers and Philosophers – F. Scott Fitzgerald
02. This Side of Paradise – F. Scott Fitzgerald
03. Loki – Mike Vasich
04. Bewitching – Alex Flinn
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Host: For Those About to Read
Starts: January 1, 2012
Ends: December 31, 2012
Level: 10 books

I feel I could easily accomplish this as most of the books I plan on reading involving mythology fall in the YA/MG reading level. Actually if I read Nicolas Flamel, Kane Chronicles, and The Mark of Athena that would fill this challenge right up!

01. Runemarks – Joanne Harris
02. Sphinx’s Princess – Esther Friesner
03. Sphinx’s Queen – Esther Friesner
04. The Red Pyramid – Rick Riordan
05. The Throne of Fire – Rick Riordan
06. The Serpent’s Shadow – Rick Riordan
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Host: Sarah Reads Too Much
Starts: January 1, 2012
Ends: December 31, 2012

  • Any 19th Century Classic
  • Any 20th Century Classic
  • Reread a classic of your choice
  • A Classic Play
  • Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction
  • Classic Romance
  • Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language
  • Classic Award Winner ~ Watership Down
  • Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime


Host: The Eclectic Bookshelf
Starts: January 1, 2012
Ends: December 31, 2012
Level: 1 (12 Books)

I would try for more, but I want to read my own books for 2012. Still this gives me the option to read at least one book a month.

01. The Postmortal – Drew Magary
02. Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo – Betty White
03. Runemarks – Joanne Harris (audiobook)
04. Ice Land – Betsy Tobin
05. The Children of Odin – Padriac Colum
06. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
07. Giants of the Frost – Kim Wilkins
08. The Butterfly Clues – Kate Ellison
09. Three Bags Full – Leonie Swann (audiobook)
10. Odd and the Frost Giants – Neil Gaiman (audiobook)
11. Shockaholic – Carrie Fisher (audiobook)
12. The Cat Who Went to Paris – Peter Gethers
+ Shades of Milk and Honey – Mary Kowal
+ Bewitching – Alex Flinn
+ Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys

Host: Bookish Ardour
Starts: January 1, 2012
Ends: December 31, 2012
Level: Making a Dent (30 books)

01. Daughters of Rome – Kate Quinn
02. Mistress of Rome – Kate Quinn
03. The Norse Myths – Kevin Crossley-Holland
04. Deeply, Desperately – Heather Webber
05. Absolutely, Positively – Heather Webber
06. Rashomon and Other Stories – Ryunosuke Akutagawa
07. Flappers and Philosophers – F. Scott Fitzgerald (ebook)
08. The Return from Troy – Lindsay Clarke
09. Zelda – Nancy Milford
10. Red River – Lalita Tademy
11. Sphinx’s Queen – Esther Friesner
12. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
13. Hood – Stephen R. Lawhead
14. The Everything Buddhism Book – Jacky Sach
15. The Sherlockian – Graham Moore
16. How the Irish Saved Civilization – Thomas Cahill
17. Watership Down – Richard Adams
18. The Throne of Fire – Rick Riordan
19. This Side of Paradise – F. Scott Fitzgerald
20. From Reverence to Rape – Molly Haskell
21. The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama
22. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown
23. Till We Have Faces – C.S. Lewis
24. Ascendant – Diana Peterfreund
25. On the Banks of Plum Creek – Laura Ingalls Wilder
26. By the Shores of Silver Lake – Laura Ingalls Wilder
27. The Long Winter – Laura Ingalls Wilder
28. Little Town on the Prairie – Laura Ingalls Wilder
29. These Happy Golden Years – Laura Ingalls Wilder
30. The First Four Years – Laura Ingalls Wilder


Host: My Reader’s Block
Starts: January 1, 2012
Ends: December 31, 2012
Level: Mt. Ararat (40 Books)

01. Daughters of Rome – Kate Quinn
02. Mistress of Rome – Kate Quinn
03. The Norse Myths – Kevin Crossley-Holland
04. Deeply, Desperately – Heather Webber
05. Absolutely, Positively – Heather Webber
06. Rashomon and Other Stories – Ryunosuke Akutagawa
07. The Return from Troy – Lindsay Clarke
08. Zelda – Nancy Milford
09. Red River – Lalita Tademy
10. Sphinx’s Queen – Esther Friesner
11. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
12. Hood – Stephen R. Lawhead
13. The Everything Buddhism Book – Jacky Sach
14. The Sherlockian – Graham Moore
15. How the Irish Saved Civilization – Thomas Cahill
16. Watership Down – Richard Adams
17. The Throne of Fire – Rick Riordan
18. From Reverence to Rape – Molly Haskell
19. The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama
20. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown
21. Till We Have Faces – C.S. Lewis
22. Ascendant – Diana Peterfreund
23. On the Banks of Plum Creek – Laura Ingalls Wilder
24. By the Shores of Silver Lake – Laura Ingalls Wilder
25. The Long Winter – Laura Ingalls Wilder
26. Little Town on the Prairie – Laura Ingalls Wilder
27. These Happy Golden Years – Laura Ingalls Wilder
28. The First Four Years – Laura Ingalls Wilder


Host: The Beauty of Eclecticism
Starts: January 1, 2012
Ends: December 31, 2012
Level: Inferno (4 books)

There are several titles on the reading list that I’ve been wanting to pick up so I look forward to this one.

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