2012 Challenges

This is a list of all the challenges I am taking part in 2012.


*****Completed


Small challenge and read 2 related books

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - classic
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead - related double


read all the Newberry Medal winners from 1922 through the present in chronological order (although I probably won't read them in order)


2012 Stand Alone Challenge


 read 15 young-adult stand-one books

The 15 that I picked from the list (tentative mind you!) are as follows:

  1. Fracture by Megan Miranda
  2. Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
  3. Above by Leah Bobet
  4. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
  5. Touched by Cyn Balog
  6. Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
  7. Trafficked by Kim Purcell
  8. Forbidden by Syrie James
  9. Irises by Francisco X. Stork
  10. One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  11. The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker
  12. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
  13. The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
  14. Cracked by K.M. Walton
  15. Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan

2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

****Completed


Out of Breath - 6-10 more books    Way more already!!!

I can only remember reading a handful of books (no more than 10) last year, so this one should not be hard.  


Flirting - 6 audio books


Diarist - read 1 - 4 Memoirs


Out of My Comfort Zone - read 2 books


Memory Stick - read 50 ebooks


  1. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  2. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
  3. Candlewax by C. Bailey Sims
  4. The Choice by Lorhainne Eckhart
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  6. Cobble Cavern by Erik Olsen
  7. Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert
  8. Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung
  9. The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
  10. Halflings by Heather Burch
  11. Lightning Tree by Sarah Dunster
  12. New Girl by Paige Harbison
  13. Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker
  14. The Rock of Ivanore by Laurisa White Reyes
  15. Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak
  16. The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow by Lorin K. Barber
  17. Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop 
  18. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L' Engle
  19. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead



A Firm Handshake - 1-10 books




  1. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  2. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
  3. Candlewax by C. Bailey Sims
  4. The Choice by Lorhainne Eckhart
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  6. Cobble Cavern by Erik Olsen
  7. Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert
  8. Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung
  9. The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
  10. Halflings by Heather Burch
  11. Lightning Tree by Sarah Dunster
  12. New Girl by Paige Harbison
  13. Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker
  14. The Rock of Ivanore by Laurisa White Reyes
  15. Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak
  16. The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow by Lorin K. Barber
  17. Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop 
  18. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L' Engle
  19. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead


 read at least 12 YA or MG  Debut Authors from 2012


Read 24 Horror or Urban Fantasy books


Read 15 New to me authors





Host: Book Chick City
Level: One Sexy Demon
6 books

Speculative Romance Challenge 2012















Read 10 Sophomore Young Adult or Middle Grade novels in 2012


Read 5 YA or MG historical fiction books


Read 2 - 10 YA Contemporary novel that is published in 2012

2012 ABC Reading Challenge


A -
B -
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
    Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
C - Candlewax by C. Bailey Sims
     The Choice by Lorhainne Eckhart
     Cinder by Marissa Meyer
     Cobble Cavern by Erik Olsen
     Crater Lake by Steve Westover
D -

E - Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert
F - Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung
G - The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
H - Halflings by Heather Burch
I -
J -
K -
L - Lightning Tree by Sarah Dunster
M - Mrs. Tuesday's Departure by Suzanne E. Anderson
N - New Girl by Paige Harbison
O -
P -
Q - Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker
R - 
The Rock of Ivanore by Laurisa White Reyes
        Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak
S - The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow by Lorin K. Barber
T - Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop 
U -
V -
W -  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L' Engle

       When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
X -
Y -
Z - 


2012 YA/MG Fantasy Reading Challenge

 read at least 10 YA/MG fantasy books that are published in 2012


  • all the books must be from Harlequin family of imprints (including Mira books)
  • read one from each of the following requirements:
    • The name of a place in the title (country, small city, town, etc.)
    • a weather condition in the title (snow, rain, storm, etc.)  The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges &  Lightning Tree by Sarah Dunster
    • a Title must be in the title of the book (Prince, Countess, Dutchess, etc.)   Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker
    • the author's first or last name begins with the letter M   Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    • A Holiday/Season in the title (Valentine, Christmas, Summer, etc.)
    • a Color must be in the title (red, green, blue, etc.)   Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • So, that is 6 books.

 You read 9 books with the following criteria:
  1. A book with "Blue" in the title
  2. A books with "Red" in the title
  3. A book with "Yellow" in the title
  4. A book with "Green" in the title
  5. A book with "Brown" in the title
  6. A books with "Black" in the title
  7. A book with "White" in the title
  8. A book with any other color in the title (Purple, Orange, Turquoise, Pink, Magenta, etc.)   Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.)

Completely Contemp Challenge 2012


read 3 contemporary books from books published in each year:
2010



2011 



2012 



9 books total


Carousel - Read 1-10 books




Great Adventure: Read 4 to 6 time travel books

  1. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  2. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L' Engle






Moving Out: read a minimum of 6 New Adult books

  1. New Girl by Paige Harbison



Read 26-50 Netgalley books-Might Have A Problem



  1. Candlewax by C. Bailey Sims
  2. Cobble Cavern by Erik Olsen
  3. Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert
  4. Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung
  5. Halflings by Heather Burch
  6. Lightning Tree by Sarah Dunster
  7. New Girl by Paige Harbison
  8. The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow by Lorin K. Barber
  9. The Rock of Ivanore by Laurisa White Reyes

The goal of this challenge is to read books that are set in each of the fifty states. 
Alabama -
Alaska -
Arizona -
Arkansas -
California
Colorado -
Connecticut -
Delaware -
Florida –
Georgia -
Hawaii -
Idaho -
Illinois -
Indiana -
Iowa -
Kansas –
Kentucky - Queen of Kentucky
Louisiana -
Maine –
Maryland -
Massachusetts –
Michigan –
Minnesota –
Mississippi -
Missouri -
Montana -
Nebraska -
Nevada –
New Hampshire –
New Jersey -
New Mexico –
New York -
North Carolina -
North Dakota -
Ohio -
Oklahoma –
Oregon -
Pennsylvania –
Rhode Island –
South Carolina -
South Dakota -
Tennessee -
Texas -
Utah -
Vermont -
Virginia -
Washington –
West Virginia –
Wisconsin -
Wyoming -

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