Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Reading Challenges Sign-Up Post

These are all my challenges I am signing up for this year. I will do what I can and if I cannot complete any, no issues. There are a couple of others I could have participated in as well but I decided these are more than enough, I am sure you agree!! I have to still decide on what books I have to read for each of these challenges and will update this post with the details/lists later/as I decide.
For now, this is my sign-up post with my reading levels for each challenge, where applicable.
Some of the challenges are the ones I participated in earlier - like, What's In A Name and the Back to the Classics challenges.
I am going to look for books which will work across challenges so it is easier to complete them:)

  1. 1001 Books You Must Read Before you Die – Plan to read at least 6 books from this list this year
  2. 2013 Women Challenge - Level 2: GIRLS POWER - read 6 to 10 books written by a woman author
  3. Around the World in 80 Books – Plan to read at least 6 books for this challenge too – will add as I read to this list (and couple other requirements mentioned in the post)
  4. Back to Classics Challenge – Read one book each in the required 6 categories and more from the optional categories.
  5. Book Bingo – I have to yet decide how I am going to work on the Bingo Board, the ultimate goal is to complete it all but I am guessing I will keep it simple here with these other challenges.
  6. Book to Movie Challenge - Movie Fan - read 3 books and watch their movies
  7. Classic Double Challenge - Small: You read 2 related books.
  8. Dive into Poetry Challenge - Read and review up to 2 books of poetry (and couple other requirements mentioned in the post)
  9. Essay Reading Challenge – Goal of 10 essays
  10. I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book – 2 books for now (maybe increase to more later)
  11. Monthly Key Word Challenge - read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month.
  12. Nerdy Non-Fiction Challenge - Geek: 4-6 books in at least 2-3 different categories
  13. Novel in Verse Challenge - Read and review at least 6 verse novels during the year.
  14. Pre-1960 Classic’s Children’s Books – No levels, read as many as you can and link back.
  15. Quick-Fix Challenge - Paperclips: 10 books
  16. The Moral of the Story - 41 – 80 Morals Learned
  17. The Telling Tales Challenge - Troll under the Bridge - read 5 books
  18. Turn of the Event Literary Salon - link to a post(s) from your blog for the salon every month or when possible – any type of post related to Classics written between the late 1880s through the early 1930s
  19. What an Animal - Read at least 6 books that meet the requirements mentioned
  20. What’s in a Name - Read one book in each of the categories mentioned.
  21. AWB Reading Challenge - Thanks to Myra from Gathering Books for inviting me to this challenge. I am sure many of the books I am reading will be award winning ones (when I have so many of them!!), so here I am entering one more challenge at Level 1 (10 books or less) – Bronze Medal
And because I am doing all these challenges, doing this challenge below:
Reading Challenge Addict – 21 challenges excluding this one


  1. WOW! So many challenges! Good luck with them all! :)

  2. Thank you for joining the Quick Fix Challenge! Good luck with all your 2013 goals!

  3. That's incredibly impressive! I'm doing a lot of challenges, but nowhere near that many truly different ones. Thanks for joining the book to movie challenge :)

  4. Thanks for joining the Back to the Classics (again)! Good luck with all of those challenges - they look like fun!

  5. Good to have you in the 1001 group! I'll look forward to your reviews.

  6. Welcome the What an Animal reading challenge! Have fun!

  7. My goodness that's a lot of challenges! Glad you'll be joining us for Bingo, and good luck with them all!

  8. Thanks for participating Lady in read!
    I’m glad you joined in the fun in the “Women Challenge”!


  9. I think you signed up for more challenges than I did last year (my year of madness!) I'm impressed! Welcome to the Telling tales challenge and good luck with all your challenges!

  10. Wow, that is a lot of challenges! I hope you have a great reading year and thanks for joining in the Classic Double Challenge - I can't wait to see what pair you pick to read.


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