Sunday, December 29, 2013

Reading Challenges/Readathons 2014


2014 is almost here! And like every other year, a huge number of readathons and reading challenges hosted by different blogs are going to take place. Most of them are taking place throughout the year, giving a chance for anyone to sign up and participate at any point of the year. As of now, I have decided to participate in some of them (after being awfully confused) and listing them together, for the convenience of my own and my fellow bloggers and readers. Anyone who wants to participate in any of the following reading challenges, can follow the links to the related blogs and sign up there.

When planning a tbr challenge or goal, I tend to make two lists. This is mainly because at times I'm too unpredictable. I may not like a list I had made earlier. For this, I normally make two lists, so in case I give up with one, I can still stick to another for a change and not get bored.

Hosted by Debz, from Debz Bookshelf. Her list of possible eligible books for this challenge can be found HERE.

The levels of this challenge are:
  • Poor Cobbler: 1-3 books
  • Devilish Wolf: 4-6 books
  • Lady in Waiting: 7-9 books
  • Mountain Troll: 10-12 books
  • Evil Enchantress: 13-15 books
  • Monstrous Dragon: 16+ books
(will be updated)

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Splintered by A G Howard
Unhinged A G Howard
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Snow White Sorrow by Cameron Jace
Cinderella Dressed in Ashes by Cameron Jace

 Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
Pentimento by Cameorn Jace
UnEnchantedby Chanda Hahn
Towering by Alex Flinn
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Cloaked by Alex Flinn
I'm planning to go for 'Lady in Waiting', aiming to finish 7-9 books. If I manage to complete that, I might think of moving up a level or two.

2014 Vampire Challenge hosted by 
Hosted by Rachel, from According to the sign up post, the challenge is to read 10 books that have a Vampire as a main, or supporting character. Books can be in any format and should be at least 100 pages. Short stories do not count. You can also post about rereads.

(will be updated)

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black 
Dying is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann

Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
Don't Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee
Blood Singer by Cat Adams (Books 1-6)
A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest (Book 2)

Hosted by Emily, from Falling for YA.
The levels are: 
  • Aluminum – 5 books
  • Bronze – 10 books
  • Silver – 25 books
  • Gold – 50 books
  • Platinum – 75 books
  • Diamond– 100 books
I'm confused whether to choose Bronze or Silver, *looking at the tbr pile* but I think I would go for Silver. I'm participating in this majorly for my Edelweiss tbr pile. I'll be listing the books later. 
Hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat. This time, badges are included for completing different levels.
 (will be updated)

 Splintered Series by A G Howard
Blood Singer Series by Cat Adams
Mind Games Series by Kiersten White
Linked Series by Imogen Howson
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Shatter Me Series by Teherah Mafi

I know it already looks like I'm being either greedy with the whole participating thing or stupid or whatever. Trust me I'd never have the guts to sign up for even one a few months back. Currently my classes are off, and I'm having the vacation of my life, which is why I'm thinking of signing up to three more challenges (yeah, go ahead and hit me in the head)

Hosted by Rachel@Fiktshun and Reanna@Phantasmic Reads. There are various levels here as well. You can move up, but cannot move down.
  • 1-10: Apprentice
  • 11-20: Journeyman
  • 21-30: Master
  • 31-40: Grand Master
  • 40+:  Adept   
Primarily, I'm aiming for the Master  level.  Let's see :)

Hosted by Ariel Avalon.
I'm choosing this one for my Netgalley pile. It has numeric levels and I'm aiming for Medium (6-10) books. I might move up so I'm not sure about the book listing yet.

The last one is a bit different. I have always loved reading books that seem interesting,no matter what genre. I came across this certain challenge and realized I haven't been that active in reading genres I had once liked to. For that, I'll be pushing my reading limit a bit to join this one:

20th century reader - 2 books Victorian reader - 5 books Renaissance Reader - 10 books Medieval - 15 books Ancient History - 25 books Prehistoric - 50+ books
 Hosted by Historical Tapestry. There are six levels in total:

  • 20th century reader- 2 books
  • Victorian reader - 5 books
  • Renaissance Reader - 10 books
  • Medieval - 15 books
  • Ancient History - 25 books
  • Prehistoric - 50+ books

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
2. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
4. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
5. Rose under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
6. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 
(yes, I haven't read this)
7. Gemma Doyle Series (three books)
8. Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan (coming 2014)
9. The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
10.  The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
11.  Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (in case I DNF any of the above)

I'm aiming for Renaissance Reader. But hopefully (I'm always this ruthless optimist) I'll be able to go up :)