Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Reading Challenges

2013 Genre Variety Reading Challenge

The challenge is to read books from different genres throughout the year. I have found that blogging has opened my eyes to so many genres that I would never have tried before, simply from recommendations, and the idea of this challenge is to keep that going. The challenge is to read a large variety of genres within one year.

Other Important Info:
Runs from January 1st 2013 until December 31st 2013. Sign ups will be open until December 1st 2013.
The genres you choose to read are up to you. As long as every book is different, whichever genre you wish to read you can.
Any book formats are accepted.
Novellas and Novels are all accepted for this challenge.
YA, NA and Adult books all count towards this challenge.
New sub-genres are accepted. (for example, paranormal-romance, or historical-romance)
Level: Champion: 30 different genres, 30 books

One thing I have been known to brag about, is how widely I read. I read books on topics as wildly divergent as oranges, tennis, economics, and so this challenge is tailor-made for me. That said, I do want it to be a bit of a challenge and last year I read roughly 22 different categories without trying (although the Nonfiction challenge probably helped a little, but most of the books I read for that were history) so I'm going for the top level and aiming for 30 books. I hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew here!

2013 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Challenge Level: Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR piles

The rules:
*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find that you're on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are certainly welcome to upgrade.
*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2013.
*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2013. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [The intention is to reduce the stack of books that you have bought for yourself or received as presents. Audiobooks and E-books may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]
*You may count any "currently reading" book that you begin prior to January 1--provided that you had 50% or more of the book left to finish in 2013.
*Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.

Carin: My TBR shelves are getting pretty full, not to mention that I am supposed to be on a budget and not spending tons of money on new books. I didn't pick a larger target though because I am also doing the...

Library Books Reading Challenge 2013

Our love of reading can be expensive! Not only are we purchasing books but we also need space to keep them. I've started using the library (again) but couldn't find a challenge to help me. Here it is. There are a number of levels, for those who don't have a library card yet to those that live there. Enjoy!

*choose a level - you may move up as needed, just not down.
*check books out of the library
*books may overlap with other challenges
*any format allowed (print, ebook, audio)
*reviews are not necessary but a list of books read is.

Level: chapter book - 12

Carin: Speaking of being on a book budget, I've been trying to use the library more. I am there twice a month anyway for volunteering, why not check out books? I have started using the request system more as the books I want aren't always on the shelf, but that doesn't mean I should go buy them or do without.

1 comment:

Booksnyc said...

Hi Carin

Just wanted to let you know I am hosting The Immigrant Stories Challenge again if you are interested in joining again this year. Either way - good luck with your 2013 challenges!