2014 Challenges

Deal Me In Short Story Challenge

20131224-114109Hosted by Jay @ Bibliophilopolis

How do I pick which stories to read?

Before you get started, come up with a roster of fifty-two stories (you can use any source) and assign each one to a playing card in a standard deck of cards. It can be fun to use different suits for different types of stories, but that is optional. Each “week,” (if you’re like me, you may occasionally fall a story or two behind) you draw a card at random from your deck and that is the story you will read.

Horror Reading Challenge


Hosted by Midnyte Reader

Horror can be subjective. The events of one experience may be horrific to one person and not to another. But for the purposes of this Challenge let’s be a little selective. Think terror, dread, and fear. I would really love this Challenge to be a meaningful exploration into the Horror genre. Just because a vampire could be scary does not mean that every book that includes one is right for this challenge. We don’t necessarily have to go for the gore, but let’s go for the throat and get our scare on!

My Level: 6-10 Horror Books – Brave Reader.
I sorted through my Goodreads books and shelved the horror books I own.

Indie Fever

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Hosted by b00k r3vi3ws by DDS

Read and Review as many Indie (Self Published) Books as possible during this year.

My Level: 1-24 New Authors – Amateur
I find that I am now and indie author myself and have downloaded many indie books in the past, which are gathering virtual dust in various file systems.

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Hosted by Historical Tapestry

Any kind of historical fiction is accepted (HF fantasy, HF young adult,…)

My Level: 10 books – Renaissance Reader
I was going to go conservative with the five book level, but I might best that by end of February.

The 2016 Summer Olympics Reading Challenge

Hosted by Tanya of Girlxoxo.com

GOAL To read books set in each of the countries that won a GOLD MEDAL in the 2012 Olympics, or written by authors from these countries – all prior to the start of the next Olympics scheduled for August 4, 2016.

TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Update (08/16/14): No longer taking part in this challenge. Site is hard to navigate and the community is really not my jam.

TBR Pile Reading Challenge, hosted by Bookish

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