Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Book Challenges

I've never really done "reading challenges" before last year. I just read whatever books I want to read. :) But, I joined and they had a "challenge" button asking how many books I would read that year. I guessed about 100.

I enjoyed the challenge and reading other book bloggers different challenges. I decided to find a few different challenges at the beginning of this year and join in!

So far I have:

2012 Fairy Tale Challenge

I'm doing the "happily ever after" level (Level 4).  :)  
"Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 12 total selections."  

I'm attempting to do the Historical Fiction challenge from Historical Tapestry. (I love historical fiction but I've read so many books that it'll be hard to find something I haven't read yet that I want to read.)

I'm going with "Daring and Curious: 5 books" right now.

BOOKS I'VE READ (so far)
1.) "I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend" by Cora Harrison

I'm trying to find a "Classics" challenge. I found a challenge!

I'm challenging myself to read those classics that (for some reason) we never read in school. I know that I want to read a few books that I've had on my bookshelf for a very long time. (Last year I finally read The Great Gatsby and The Count of Monte Cristo!)

I'll do Level Two: 4-6 books

MY LIST TO READ (so far)
-A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
-Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
-Alice in Wonderland

Contemporary Reading Challenge


I do read a lot of YA contemps so this will be pretty easy.
I'm going to do the second option - "mix it up" with different genres in YA contemp.
Books - 10 (at least!)

1.) Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen
2.) What Happened To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen


Eclectic Reader Challenge

I love the idea of this challenge!

Choose a book in each genre. Pretty easy, right? But we don't normally like to move out of our "norm" in reading. (And in life, too.)


  1. Literary Fiction
  2. Crime/Mystery Fiction -- "Stork Raving Mad" by Donna Andrews
  3. Romantic Fiction -- 
  4. Historical Fiction
  5. Young Adult -- "I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend" by Cora Harrison
  6. Fantasy
  7. Science Fiction
  8. Non Fiction
  9. Horror
  10. Thriller /Suspense
  11. Classic
  12. Your favourite genre


  1. Yay! I'm doing the happily ever after level too! :oD I think this maaaaay be my favorite challenge. (Yeah, it's maybe even better than the Jane Austen genre challenge, hehe)

  2. Wow. I just did this as research for my NaNo novel which is a retell of Rapunzel. It's a blast to dig into the originals and then follow all the permutations of the story. Have a blast.

  3. Hi
    Thanks for joining the Eclectic Reader Challenge - don't forget to enter yourself in the Sign Up Linky

    I look forward to seeing what you choose to read!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. I love fairy tales! :)

    Also really excited to see you joining up with us for the Just Contemporary Challenge!! I can't wait to see what you end up reading!

    Let me know if you need any recommendations!! :)

  5. Welcome to the 2012 Fairy Tale Challenge!! I look forward to reading all about your selections (and finding a few treasures myself)!!

  6. Hello! This is Jessica from Thoughts At One In The Morning. I have posted a Review Link Up for The Classics Reading Challenge 2012. Feel free to check it out and post your reviews. Thanks!


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