2013 Challenges


Name: Book to Movie Challenge

Host: Doing Dewey

Level/Goal: Movie Afficiandao, 12 Books and Movies

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Starship Troopers – Book, Movie
  2. Under the Tuscan Sun – Book, Movie
  3. Jane Eyre – Book, Movie
  4. Interview With the Vampire – Book, Movie
  5. The King’s Speech – Book, Movie
  6. Sense and Sensibility – Book, Movie
  7. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Book, Movie
  8. The Count of Monte Cristo – Book, Movie

Name: Eclectic Reader Challenge

Host: Book’d out

Level/Goal: 12 genres

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Translated fiction - 1Q84
  2. Historical mystery - Fear in the Sunlight
  3. Romantic suspense
  4. Made into a movie – Water for Elephants
  5. New Adult - The Registry
  6. Urban Fantasy – Interview With the Vampire
  7. Dystopian - Born Wicked
  8. Memoir - Under the Tuscan Sun
  9. LGBT
  10. Action Adventure - The Outlaws of Sherwood
  11. Humour - How To Be a Woman
  12. Published in 2013 - And Then She Fell

Name: Genre Variety

Host: A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Level/Goal: Avid reader, 24 books from 24 genres

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Non-fiction – Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes
  2. Young Adult – Falling Kingdoms
  3. Mystery/Thriller - The Big Exit
  4. Dystopian - Override
  5. Historical Fiction - Ivanhoe
  6. Contemporary - The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back
  7. Science Fiction – Starship Troopers
  8. Magical Realism -  - 1Q84
  9. Romance - And Then She Fell
  10. Paranormal - Special Offers
  11. Fantasy - The Obsidian Mirror
  12. Chick-lit - The Time of My Life
  13. Fairy Tale – Scarlet
  14. Self-help - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
  15. Crime - Fear in the Sunlight
  16. Adventure - Frozen in Time
  17. Biography - It’s Only a Movie
  18. Women’s Fiction - The Perfume Collector
  19. Cozy Mystery - The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

Name: 7 Continents

Host: Life As A Journey

Level/Goal: 7 books from countries in 7 categories

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. the 7 countries with the most population – Brida (Brazil)
  2. the 7 highest countries in the world
  3. the 7 oldest countries of the world -  - 1Q84 (Japan)
  4. one of the 7 megacities of the world – Your Republic is Calling You (Seoul)
  5. the 7 countries with the most immigrants
  6. the 7 richest (or poorest) countries
  7. the 7 most rainy (or dry) countries

Name: Non-fiction

Host: The Introverted Reader

Level/Goal: Masters, 16-20

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
  2. Dead Center: Behind the Scenes at the World’s Largest Medical Examiner’s Office
  3. How To Be a Woman
  4. An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England
  5. It’s Only a Movie
  6. Queen of the Air
  7. The Perfect Scent
  8. The Civil War in 50 Objects
  9. Leonardo’s Foot: How 10 Toes, 52 Bones, and 66 Muscles Shaped the Human World
  10. The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England
  11. The Ascent of Woman
  12. The Signal and the Noise
  13. Physics of the Future
  14. Strides
  15. Salt: A World History
  16. Under the Tuscan Sun
  17. MWF Seeking BFF

Name: Non-fiction, non-memoir

Host: Chaotic Compendiums

Level/Goal: PhD, 25 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. What You Need To Know Before You Invest
  2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
  3. Verbatim
  4. The Society of Timid Souls
  5. Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City
  6. True Crime: Real-Life Stories of Abduction, Addiction, Obsession, Murder, Grave-robbing, and More
  7. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
  8. The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
  9. Deadly Outbreaks
  10. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  11. Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles

Name: Historical Fiction

Host: Historical Tapestry

Level/Goal: Renaissance Reader, 10 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Ivanhoe
  2. The Outlaws of Sherwood
  3. And Then She Fell
  4. The Elementals
  5. Fear in the Sunlight
  6. The Virgin Cure
  7. The Mirrored World
  8. The Perfume Collector

Name: Telling Tales

Host: An Armchair By the Sea

Level/Goal: Prince Charming, 15 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Scarlet
  2. The Outlaws of Sherwood
  3. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles)
  4. The Goose Girl
  5. Thorn

Name: Self-Published

Host: Workaday Reads

Level/Goal: Chapter, 10 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. The Elementals
  2. Special Offers
  3. After the Ending
  4. Lingerie Wars
  5. Scapemaker


Name: Debut Authors

Host: Hobbitsies

Level/Goal: 12 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back
  2. After the Ending
  3. The Registry

Name: New Authors

Host: Literary Escapism

Level/Goal: 15 new-to-me authors

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  2. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova
  3. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
  4. The Big Exit by David Carnoy
  5. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  6. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
  7. The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson
  8. How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
  9. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  10. And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens
  11. Special Offers by M. L. Ryan
  12. The Elementals by Troy Jackson
  13. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  14. The Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
  15. After the Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue


2 Responses to 2013 Challenges

  1. Caitlin

    Welcome to the Non-Fiction/Non-Memoir Reading Challenge. I look forward to hearing about what you read!


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