I am taking 5 reading challenges in 2013 and linking up with some awesome book bloggers. This page tracks my progress for each challenge with links to my challenge page showing guidelines, the book blogger hosts and my completed book reviews.
Hosted by Have Books, Will Travel .
Challenge Accepted: Read 80 books that take place in different countries (not the US) around the world
Duration: 12/18/12 through 12/17/17 (date is flexible).
1. Dominican Republic – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
2. Germany – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
3. England – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4. China – Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
5. Ireland – In the Woods by Tana French
6. France – Sarah’s Key by Tatiana deRosnay
7. Netherlands – The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
8. Netherlands/Switzerland/Iceland/Qatar/UK – The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the World’s Happiest Places by Eric Weiner
9. England – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
10. UK – Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
11. India – Monsoon Memories by Renita D’Silva
12. Guam/Singapore/Mexico/Ghana – Here We Are and There We Go by Jill Dobbe
13. Russia – The Last Romanov by Norbert Mercado
14. India/UK- Under the Jeweled Sky by Alison McQueen – review and author’s guest post coming in January!
15. China – Lethal Circuit by Lars Guinard
15. Italy – At Least You’re In Tuscany by Jennifer Criswell
16. India – Karma Gone Bad by Jenny Feldon
Status: In Progress but a good start!
Hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much
Challenge Accepted: Read a book in each of the required categories. Completing optional categories gives an additional entry for the Amazon giftcard giveaway at the end of the challenge.
Duration: 1/1/13 – 12/31/13
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (19th century classic)
2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (African-American experience classic)
3. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (Adventure classic)
4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Children’s Classic)
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (20th Century Classic)
Status: Failed to complete required categories, I got stuck with a pre-18th century classic.
Hosted by Pop Culture Breakdown
Challenge Accepted: Level 1- Read 1-5 books from Book Blogger Recommendation List
Duration: 1/1/13 – 12/31/13
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (20th Century Classic)
Hosted by Bookmark to Blog.
Challenge Accepted: Read 1 book per month using monthly keyword guidelines
January – Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
February – “animal” keyword – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
March – “treasure” keyword – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
April – “little” keyword – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
May – “world” keyword – The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the World’s Happiest Places by Eric Weiner
June – “summer” keyword – The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees
Status: Failed to complete…eek!
Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge
Hosted by Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
Challenge Accepted: Initiate level – read 1-5 witch themed books
1. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Sherlock Holmes Reading Challenge
Hosted by Mari Reads
Challenge Accepted: Officer – 1 book
1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (collection of short stories)