2013 Challenges

Holmes-a-thon for the SHERlocked

by Sidney Paget

It’s a long way to Series 3…

In the meantime, I’m going to attempt to reread the Holmes canon (4 novels and 56 short stories) and maybe some non-canon works. This is my own on-going challenge (semi-officially as of late December 2012) and I’ve marked off the stories I’ve read in 2012.

2013 Mystery/Crime Reading Challenge

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Hosted by The Crafty Book Nerd

  • You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is mystery/crime.
  • 1 novel counts as 1 novel( 1 novel is anything over 100 pages) of course but you will have to read 5 short stories to count as 1 novel.
  • There will be a monthly post for you to add a link or links to your post showing the progress that you have made so far.

I’m shooting for Sergeant = 10 books.

2013 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Hosted by My Reading Block

  • Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2013. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [To clarify–based on a question raised last year–the intention is to reduce the stack of books that you have bought for yourself or received as presents {birthday, Christmas, “just because,” etc.}. Audiobooks and E-books may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]
  • You may count any “currently reading” book that you begin prior to January 1–provided that you had 50% or more of the book left to finish in 2013.  I will trust you all on that.
  • Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.

I’m signing up for Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s.

2013 Translation Challenge


Hosted by Ellie of Curiosity Killed the Bookworm

Translated fiction is becoming much more popular these days but there are still lots of readers who ignore it. Reading international fiction is a great way to see different sides of other countries’ culture and every-day life as well as opening up a whole new world of fantastic books to read. So for 2013, I’d like to challenge you to read one translated book per month.

I’m not sure if I can read a translated book per month, but I’m shooting to average that by the end of 2013.

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.

4 thoughts on “2013 Challenges

  1. Pingback: It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (12/10/12) | The Writerly Reader

  2. Amy

    Katherine, so glad that you will be reading along with us over at The Crafty Book Nerd in 2013!
    Amy Yingling
    The Crafty Book Nerd


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