2014 Reading Challenges


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? Sharp Objects?
  4. The Maze Runner
  5. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
  6. Much Ado About Nothing
  7. The Book Thief
  8. A Scanner Darkly
  9. Stardust
  10. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  11. The Glass Castle
  12. The Wave

reading outside the box

Name: Reading Outside the Box

Host: The Cheap Reader

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Read a Chunkster – American Gods (by 4/29/24)
  2. Graphic Novel – Maus
  3. Mystery – Darkly Dreaming Dexter
  4. Middle Grade Fiction – Peter and the Starcatcher
  5. Self-Published - Lumière
  6. Reading By Ear – The Eye of the World
  7. Poetry or Novel in Verse -
  8. Accidentally Watched the Movie First –  Stardust or Chocolat
  9. Fantasy – Board Stiff
  10. Relive the Magic – The Wave
  11. Gathering Dust – The Know-It-All
  12. Young Adult Fiction - The Almost Girl
  13. Try a Classic – Northanger Abbey
  14. Award Winners
  15. Biography or Memoir - Paris Letters
  16. Science Fiction – Relativity
  17. Loved By Others
  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 - The Golden Compass
  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. Blood of Eden
  3. His Dark Materials trilogy
  4. Healer trilogy – Book 1, Book 2 and 3


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
  3. The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
  4. LEFT Neglected


Name: Foodies Read Challenge

Host: Opinions of a Wolf

Level/Goal: Pastry Chef, 4-8 books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. The Sweet Life in Paris
  2. The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  3. Cooked
  4. Paris My Sweet
  5. Mastering the Art of French Eating
  6. American Vintage
  7. Wine and War
  8. Uncorked


Name: The Eclectic Reader

Host: Book’d Out

Books Read for Challenge:

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


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. The Eye of the World


Name: 2014 Book Bingo Challenge

Host: Another Novel Read

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Book I bought but haven’t read yet
  2. Book recommended by a friend - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time or The Kite Runner
  3. Book outside my comfort zone – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  4. Book that teaches me something
  5. Finish/reread a series – Blood of Eden
  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 - The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  11. Classic on my TBR list – Northanger Abbey
  12. 2013 debut I missed last year
  14. Verse novel
  15. Book I got signed but haven’t read – Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  16. Finish a series ending in 2014 – Blood of Eden
  17. Adult book on my TBR list - Darkly Dreaming Dexter
  18. Book by an author I haven’t read before
  19. Book that uses experimental prose
  20. Finish a series that ended before 2014 – The Wheel of Time
  21. Standalone book on my TBR list
  22. Indie book - Lumière
  23. Book I started years ago and forgot about – The Subtle Knife
  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


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.  Prince of Shadows


Name: 2014 TBR Pile Challenge

Host: Roof Beam Reader

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Darkly Dreaming Dexter
  2. The Know-It-All


Name: 2014 Reading Re-tellings Challenge

Host: Historical Tapestry

Level/Goal: Renaissance Reader, 10 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. Bring Up the Bodies


Name: LGBT Challenge

Host: Fighting Dreamer

Level/Goal: 3+ books

Books Read for Challenge:

  1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


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. Shady Characters


Name: Books in Translation

Host: The Introverted Reader

Level/Goal: Bilingual, 7-9 books

Books Read for Challenge:


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

Reading Challenge Addict

Name: Reading Challenge Addict

Host: Reading Challenge Addict

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

Challenge Completed

14 Responses to 2014 Reading Challenges

  1. Christine @Buckling Bookshelves

    Thanks for joining the Banned Books Challenge!

    I’m really looking forward to your Book to Movie Challenge (linking up now!) and I see we have a few others in common as well. Good luck on all your challenges & Happy New Year!
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  2. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    Thanks for joining me in 2014 for the Eclectic Reader Challenge. I look forward to seeing what you choose to read!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
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  3. Amanda

    Thank you for joining the MIA Reading Challenge! I love the variety in your four reading choices.

    • Thanks for hosting! Your list helped me get a great start on picking books. The first two I selected were books I’ve wanted to read for a while and the second two were recommended by my little sister, who wants to be an occupational therapist and has apparently read a number of the books on your list :)

  4. Cayce

    Welcome to the LGBT Challenge! :) And yay, you’ll be reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. #happiness
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  5. Brona

    We’re doing a few of the same challenges this year – good luck – I look forward to the reviews.
    Brona recently posted…Top 10 Bookish ResolutionsMy Profile

  6. Thanks! Good luck with your challenges too :)

  7. Alysia @My Little Pocketbooks

    Welcome to the Diversity on the Shelf 2014 Reading Challenge. I am so thrilled you are going to join us. It will be fun. PROMISE ! Looking forward to your reviews.
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  8. Valeria @ A Touch of Book Madness

    Wow! I thought I was doing a lot of challenges, but I guess I was wrong. I have to admit, though, some of those look like fun. The problem is, I don’t think I can handle so many! I kind of challenged myself not to repeat books for challenges. So one book is only good for one challenge. Anyway, it looks like fun, and if you manage to achieve them all, then you’ll be my hero, haha. Good luck!

    • Haha, yeah, I think I’m probably doing more than is reasonable. Next year, I’ll probably narrow down the number of genre specific ones I’m doing to the genres I really care about reading more in, like translated fiction, non-fiction, and books with LGBT characters. I’m sure it makes it much harder to not re-use books! I do double dip with mine :)

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