2014 Reading Challenges Part 1!

So maybe I went a little OTT with reading challenges for next year – I just couldn’t decide what to pick! So, while I have picked SIXTEEN reading challenges, compared with the 2-3 other blogs have picked, I may be a little busy. I decided to post these today so that you guys can join up with any of them if you want to. This is only part 1, part 2 is coming. This page will be classed under a new page soon. It’s going to be a loooong post. If you are looking specifically for a reading challenge, have fun, you may have some scrolling to do.

I’ve copied the rules and levels etc. directly from the hosts to save time. The first lot of dot points per challenge are the rules and I have made the level I’m going for bold. The second lot of dot points are my goals.

So, here goes:

Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge!

This is being hosted by Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf (click HERE to sign up)! The challenge is to read full length books with a witch as a main character or major witchcraft elements.

  • This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014. I will be posting a place to link up a sign-up post (below), reviews and a wrap-up post. (Note: You do not have to review the books to participate, but only those who link up reviews will be entered for the prize)
  • Grab the reading challenge button (code & button below) and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate- you could track your progress and post reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, etc.
  • Any full length book that includes a witch as a main character or includes major witchcraft elements counts. They may be fiction or non-fiction. However, they should not be reference books which are not read cover to cover-I will leave this to your discretion.
  • Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
  • When you sign up in the linky put the direct link to your post about joining the 2014 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge, not just a link to your blog.
  • You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  • Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2014, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  • Have some Witchy Good Fun !!!

Levels –

Initiate: Read 1 – 5 Witchy Books
Maiden: Read 6 – 10 Witchy Books
Mother: Read 11 – 15 Witchy Books
Crone: Read 16 – 20 Witchy Books

I will probably acquire more books for this challenge throughout the year, but here are the definites:

  • The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
  • The Awakening by KelleyArmstrong
  • Salt by Danielle Ellison
  • Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton
  • Spellbound and Determined by Dax Varley
  • Passion Potion by Mary Beth Daniels

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Review Pile Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Fiktshun and Phantasmic Reads (sign up HERE ). This was actually the challenge that got me excited for reading challenges next year!

Description:

Let’s be honest here, we all have those books we’ve received for review (whether requested or not!), but we just haven’t gotten to them yet. Or maybe we went a little crazy with the ‘request’ buttons on NetGalley or Edelweiss, and we need to catch up.

  • The 2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2014
  • Sign-ups will remain open until December 31st, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific
  • Grab one of the buttons to show off your participation! Parajunkee did a great job with them!
  • You DO NOT have to have a blog to join this challenge. You just need to have some books received for review and a place online to review them
  • Create a sign-up post announcing your intention to participate and link up below. If you do not have a blog, you can link up to your Goodreads profile that shows your 2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge shelf
  • Please link back to the hosts in your sign-up posts
  • This challenge is to help clear up books you’ve received for review. Any format, or any length, as long as you received the book specifically for review, is allowed
  • There will be a kick-off post on January 1, 2014 at both Fiktshun and Phantasmic Reads where you’ll be able to leave your links for any January reviews. (No 2013 reviews.) At the beginning of every month, starting in February, these posts will alternate between both blogs. (See schedule below)
  • If you forgot to leave your review link in the challenge month in which you reviewed the book or the linky list closed before you had a chance to leave it, you can leave it in a future month. (No duplicates.)
  • There will also be monthly giveaways – make sure you check in each month!
  • Use the hashtag #RPRC2014 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter

Levels:

1-10 – Apprentice
11-20 – Journeyman
21-30 – Master
31-40 – Grand Master
40+ – Adept

I think this will REALLY help.

A Year of Re-Reading

This challenge is being hosted by Caffeinated Life (sign up HERE ). I’m participating in this challenge because I have recently acquired some sequels to much loved books and I need to reread the books before the sequel and hopefully this challenge will help me boost some enthusiasm.

  • This reading challenge runs from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014
  • You can join at any time
  • Any book is acceptable in this challenge so long as you’ve read it in the past; perhaps it was a DNF you wanted to revisit, perhaps it’s a book you’ve read and loved but don’t remember the details too much. It’s totally up to you how you want to define this ;)
  • Linking your reviews to the separate Linky Widget (that I will be posting up on 31 December 2013 and will remain live until the end of 2014) is optional but strongly recommended just so that we can share titles and thoughts with other bloggers, learn new titles out there and get to know each other in the process :)

Levels:

  • 1 – 4 books — Occasional re-reader
  • 5 – 9 books — Re-reading pro!
  • 10+ books — Re-reading champ!

Ideas:

  • Matched by Allie Condie
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • Wake by Amanda Hocking
  • Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate
  • Torment by Lauren Kate
  • Passion by Lauren Kate
  • The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
  • Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Partials by Dan Wells

What can I say? I aim high.

The Shifter Challenge 2014 hosted by Parajunkee

Shifter Challenge

This challenge is being hosted over at Parajunkee (sign up HERE )

  1. The Shifter Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  2. The challenge is to read 10 books that have a SHIFTER as a main, or supporting character
  3. Books can be in any format and should be at least 100 pages. Short stories do not count. You can also post about rereads.
  4. Post about this challenge on your blog stating that you are participating or create a shelf via Goodreads, Booklikes etc. That post or shelf is the link that you will include in the link-up below. The link should be the post link not just your direct blog link. Please be courteous and include a link back to this post.
  5. Post your reviews on the Review Post: Click here to log your reviews!

Ideas:

  • The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
  • The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
  • Wolf Sirens: Forever by Tina Smith
  • Wolf Sirens: Fever by Tina Smith

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Vampire Challenge

This challenge is also being hosted by Parajunkee (sign up HERE )

  1. The Vampire Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  2. The challenge is to read 10 books that have a VAMPIRE as a main, or supporting character
  3. Books can be in any format and should be at least 100 pages. Short stories do not count. You can also post about rereads.
  4. Post about this challenge on your blog stating that you are participating or create a shelf via Goodreads, Booklikes etc. That post or shelf is the link that you will include in the link-up below. The link should be the post link not just your direct blog link. Please be courteous and include a link back to this post.
  5. Post your reviews on the Review Post: Click here to log your reviews!

You could say I’m a little short on ideas:

  • The Vampire Underground by Brian Rowe

Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge

  • This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014.
  • Anyone is welcome to join. You do not need to be a blogger, just post your reviews and come back every month to link them up. 
  • Any genre, release date, request date, length, etc. counts so long as it came from Edelweiss or Netgalley.
  • At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews.
  • If you forget to link up one month it’s not a problem just add your reviews next month.
  • If you would like to move up or down levels that is completely fine and at your discretion
  • Throughout the year there will be giveaways for Challenge participants, make sure to check in regularly and follow this blog so you don’t miss any!
  • If you have any questions tweet me @FallingForYA or e-mail Emisbookblog@aol.com

Levels:

Aluminum – 5 books
Bronze – 10 books
Silver – 25 books
Gold – 50 books
Platinum – 75 books
Diamond– 100 books

I have an embarrassing amount of arcs so this will definitely help.

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Everything YA Reading Challenge!

This is being hosted by Books and Iced Coffee (sign up HERE ).

  • Participants must create a shelf or a page to where they can list the books that they have read for the year. 
  • Book must meet any of the sub- genres of the young adult category, whether it’s paranormal, romance, drama, contemporary, horror, etc. 
  • Must be longer than 100 pages.
  • The year of when the book was published does not matter. As long as you have read the book in 2014, it will be accepted. 
  • TO THOSE WHO HAVE A BLOG, feel free to post up a review of each book that you have read for the challenge and provide a link please?? I would love to read it 🙂 
  • All formats are acceptable (paperback, ARC, ebook, etc.)

Goal:

150 books – meh, includes review books.

2014 Reading Retellings Challenge

Reading Retellings Challenge

  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. I will post a wrap-up post at the end of each month with links to my retelling review(s) for that month.
  • Each retelling read MUST be reviewed in some way. In the comments section of my monthly wrap-up post, you can link up your own reviews as well.
  • Novel-length (150+ pages) fiction only
  • No more than 2 re-reads
  • All formats allowed
  • Anyone can join at any time in the year, although books read prior to joining do not count.
  • You don’t have to have a blog to join; reviewing on Goodreads or Amazon is fine as long as everybody can see it.
  • Books don’t have to be stated in advance; it’s up to you!
  • ARC’s are fine, but try to read some that aren’t new releases.
  • Retellings can be anything from a contemporary version of a Shakespeare play to an interpretation of Sleeping Beauty. As long as there is evidence it is a retelling of some kind, it will most likely count. But you can’t just start reading a random book and go, “Oh! This sort of reminds me of blankety-blank.” There must be some sort of statement that this is based on a prior work.
  • The retelling can have an oral origin. Not all legends/myths were traditionally written down, but if it’s a legitimate story, it works. For example, most Native American folklore was not written, but a retelling of some Iroquois tale is perfectly valid.

Levels:

  • Easy: 1-5 books
  • Not So Easy: 6-12 books
  • I Like A Challenge: 13-19 books
  • I Eat Easy for Breakfast: 20+

I don’t know how much time I’ll have to read retellings, but here are some I really want to:

  • Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer (reread)
  • Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
  • My Name is Rapunzel by K. C. Hilton
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