2014 Reading Challenges

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Name: Book to Movie Challenge

Host: Doing Dewey

Level/Goal: Movie Aficionado, 12 Books and Movies

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Darkly Dreaming Dexter –  Book, TV Show
  2. Monuments Men – Book, Movie
  3. Emma – Book,
  4. All You Need Is Kill/The Edge of Tomorrow – Book, Moive
  5. Sharp Object – Book
  6. Lolita – Book,
  7. A Tale of Two Cities – Book,
  8. Northanger Abbey – Book
  9. Mansfield Park – Book

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Name: Reading Outside the Box

Host: The Cheap Reader

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Read a Chunkster – American Gods
  2. Graphic Novel –
  3. Mystery – Darkly Dreaming Dexter
  4. Middle Grade Fiction –
  5. Self-Published – Lumière
  6. Reading By Ear – The Way of Kings
  7. Poetry or Novel in Verse –
  8. Accidentally Watched the Movie First –
  9. Fantasy – Board Stiff
  10. Relive the Magic – The Eye of the World
  11. Gathering Dust – The Know-It-All
  12. Young Adult Fiction – The Almost Girl
  13. Try a Classic – Northanger Abbey
  14. Award Winners – Toms River
  15. Biography or Memoir – Paris Letters
  16. Science Fiction – Lock In
  17. Loved By Others – The End of Your Life Book Club
  18. Historical Fiction – Somewhere In France
  19. Lost in Translation – The Shadow of the Wind
  20. Romance – The Wedding Bees
  21. Picture Book – The Graveyard Book
  22. Second Chance –
  23. Contemporary Fiction  – The Divorce Papers
  24. Non-Fiction – Saturday Night Widows
  25. Adult Fiction – While Beauty Slept

Name: 2014 Series Challenge

Host: Read. Sleep. Repeat.

Level/Goal: Silver Badge, 4-6 Series

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. The Impaler Legacy
  2. The Stormlight Archive – Book 1, Book 2
  3. His Fair Assassin – Books 3
  4. Healer trilogy – Book 1, Book 2 and 3

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Name: Mental Illness Advocacy Reading Challenge

Host: Opinions of a Wolf

Level/Goal: Acquainted, 4 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Darkly Dreaming Dexter
  2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Name: Foodies Read Challenge

Host: Foodies Read

Level/Goal: Pastry Chef, 4-8 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. The Glass Kitchen

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Name: The Eclectic Reader

Host: Book’d Out

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Award Winning – Toms River
  2. True Crime (Non Fiction)
  3. Romantic Comedy – The Wedding Bees
  4. Alternate History Fiction – Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel
  5. Graphic Novel
  6. Cosy Mystery Fiction
  7. Gothic Fiction – While Beauty Slept
  8. War/Military Fiction – The Secret of Raven Point
  9. Anthology – Beyond the Pale
  10. Medical Thriller Fiction
  11. Travel (Non Fiction) – Paris Letters
  12. Published in 2014 – Witch Finder

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Name: 2014 Audiobook Challenge

Host: Hot Listens and The Book Nympho

Level/Goal: Stenographer, 10-15 audiobooks

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. The Way of Kings
  2. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
  3. Mr. Mercedes
  4. Words of Radiance
  5. Mistborn
  6. The Well of Ascension
  7. Lock In
  8. Embassytown
  9. The Eye of the World
  10. The Great Hunt

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Name: 2014 Book Bingo Challenge

Host: Another Novel Read

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Book I bought but haven’t read yet – My Horizontal Life
  2. Book recommended by a friend – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  3. Book outside my comfort zone – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  4. Book that teaches me something – The Underground Girls of Kabul
  5. Finish/reread a series – Healer trilogy (Book 1, Book 2 and 3)
  6. Nonfiction book I already own – The Know-It-All
  7. Book I got for free – Board Stiff
  8. Ebook I already own
  9. Book I’m excited for – Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening
  10. Book about food
  11. Classic on my TBR list – Northanger Abbey
  12. 2013 debut I missed last year – A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon
  13. FREE SQUARE!
  14. Verse novel
  15. Book I got signed but haven’t read
  16. Finish a series ending in 2014 – Mortal Heart
  17. Adult book on my TBR list – Darkly Dreaming Dexter
  18. Book by an author I haven’t read before – The Sea Garden
  19. Book that uses experimental prose – The Word Exchange
  20. Finish a series that ended before 2014
  21. Standalone book on my TBR list – Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel
  22. Indie book – Lumière
  23. Book I started years ago and forgot about
  24. Visual novel
  25. Chunkster – American Gods

Banned Books 2014 (large)

Name: Banned Books Challenge

Host: Buckling Bookshelves

Level/Goal: Trouble-Maker, 3-5 challenged books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. The Kite Runner
  2. The Glass Castle
  3. His Dark Materials trilogy

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Name: 2014 Reading Re-tellings Challenge

Host: The Nighttime Novelist

Level/Goal: Not So Easy, 6-12 re-tellings

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. The Fairytale Keeper
  2. While Beauty Slept
  3. Alias Hook
  4.  Desperately Ever After
  5. The Serpent of Venice
  6. Northanger Abbey

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Name: 2014 TBR Pile Challenge

Host: Roof Beam Reader

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Darkly Dreaming Dexter
  2. The Know-It-All
  3. Goodnight June
  4. Visible City
  5. My Horizontal Life
  6. Garden Spells
  7. Fingersmith

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Name: Historical Fiction

Host: Historical Tapestry

Level/Goal: Medieval, 15 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Somewhere in France
  2. The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
  3. The Secret of Raven Point
  4. The Fairytale Keeper
  5. Three Souls
  6. The Collector of Dying Breaths
  7. The Sea Garden
  8. Emma
  9. A Tale of Two Cities
  10. The Shadow of the Wind
  11. All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
  12. The Serpent of Venice
  13. When the Cypress Whispers
  14. While Beauty Slept
  15. The Medea Complex

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Name: LGBT Challenge

Host: Fighting Dreamer

Level/Goal: 3+ books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  2. All I Love And Know
  3. Small Town Witch

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Name: Non-fiction Reading Challenge

Host: The Introverted Reader

Level/Goal: Master, 16-20 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Smarter
  2. Saturday Night Widows
  3. Sex and the Founding Fathers
  4. How To Write Short
  5. Paris Letters
  6. The Future of the Mind
  7. Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening
  8. Me, Myself, and Why
  9. The Humor Code
  10. American Saint: The Life of Elizabeth Seton
  11. What is Relativity?
  12. The Know-It-All
  13. Save the Date
  14. The Map Thief
  15. The Romanov Sisters
  16. Assassination Vacation
  17. It’s Complicated
  18. Reading Style

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Name: Books in Translation

Host: The Introverted Reader

Level/Goal: Bilingual, 7-9 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. The Shadow of the Wind
  2. In Praise of Hatred
  3. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
  4. All You Need is Kill
  5. In Translation
  6. The Hilltop
  7. The Glassblower

 

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Name: Diversity on the Shelf

Host: My Little Pocketbooks

Level/Goal: 1st shelf, 1-6 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Three Souls
  2. The Almost Girl
  3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  4. The Orphans of Race Point
Reading Challenge Addict

Name: Reading Challenge Addict

Host: Reading Challenge Addict

Level/Goal: Out of This World, 16+ Challenges (Entered & Completed)

Challenge Completed:

  1. Historical Fiction
  2. Nonfiction
  3. Diversity on the Shelf
  4. LGBT Challenge