Book Challenges 2013

Thursday, December 20, 2012

We can also call this post: "Why My Nose Will Be Buried in Books in 2013." 

After a long hard think these past few days, and already planning to sign up for 50 books in 2013 on Goodreads, I decided to give myself a little extra challenge (also as I've found myself reading more and more book blogs). I'm joining up with a few Book Challenges this year - most of which will overlap with each other as well as my ultimate goal of 50 books in the year. So, here you go, my list of Book Challenges for 2013. 

You can keep up with me as the year goes on as well up in the header under "She Reads" as well as with all the book review posts I'll be surly writing! Happy reading in 2013!

Off The Shelf Challenge 2013
The goal of this challenge is to read books that you already own.
Which is perfect for me, because I have a book buying addiction habit.
So, I have signed up at the Making A Dint level,
meaning 30 books in 12 months from my already owned pile.
Which, should also work along nicely with my Goodreads challenge!

1. The Mark of Athena (Heros of Olympus #3) - Rick Riordan
2. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
3. Trace - Patricia Cornwell
4. Reached (Matched #3) - Ally Condie
5. Satori in Paris - Jack Kerouac

TBR Pile Challenge 2013
This challenge is much like the Off the Shelf challenge,
except it requires you to set your list of 12 books before 2013 even starts
(it also requires that the books be on your shelf for a full year,
meaning no books published before 1/1/12).
And it's okay to crossover between the two challenges!
Why am I doing this one then?
I kind of like the added challenge of setting myself a list ahead of time,
and holding myself to it by the end of the year!
So, here's my list:

1. Life of Pi - Yann Martel (1/13/13)
2. Trace - Patricial Cornwell (1/19/13)
3. Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs
4. The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
5. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. Labyrinth - Kate Mosse
7. The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
8. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
9. Satori in Paris - Jack Kerouac (2/13/13)
10. Game of Thrones - George R. Martin
11. The Alchemyst - Michael Scott
12. Blood of the Fold - Terry Goodkind

Alt. 1. Thursday Next: First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde
Alt. 2. Looking for Alaska - John Green

Back To The Classics Challenge 2013

Goal: One Year, Six (or more) Classics

[Progress: 1/6]

1. 19th Century Classic - Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
2. 20th Century Classic - The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
3. Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic - Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
4. Classic that Relates to the African-American Experience - The Color Purple - Alice Walker
5. Classic Adventure - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum Or/And The Odyssey - Homer
6. Classic that Prominently Features an Animal -  To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Bonus Topics
7. Re-read A Classic - Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
8. Russian Classic - Anna Karenina Or/And The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
9. Classic Non-Fiction -Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
10. Classic Children's/YA - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  Or/And Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
11. Classic Short Stories - A set of Poe's short stories


  1. Nice choices for challenges! Thanks for joining the Back to the Classics Challenge too... I'm still deciding if I want to attempt Adam's TBR Shelf Challenge this year.... hmm... Good luck! Happy Reading in 2013!

  2. good luck with your challenges!! i think i'm going to try to do 100 in 2013!


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