2014 Challenge – TBR Pile Reading Challenge

My third and final challenge for 2014 is the TBR Pile Reading Challenge, hosted here at Bookish!

TBR Challenge

RULES!

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014.
  2. Anyone can enter! You don’t have to be a blogger, as long as you review the book you’ve read! (For me: either on my blog or Goodreads)
  3. Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is a book that’s been sitting on your shelf for some time now. Short stories and novellas are OK, too! Only books released in 2013 and earlier!
  4. 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.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2013 TBR PILE Reading Challenge.
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2014, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  8. On the 20th of each month we will post a wrap-up post, on BOOKISH. Every wrap-up will have it’s unique theme, a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from this month. For each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of choice from Book Depository. It’s open to INTERNATIONALS. The giveaway will be open until the next wrap up post goes up! (i.e. the entire month)
  9. If you miss a wrap-up post + giveaway, you can link up your reviews next month. Do not, however, try to link up one review twice – we will be checking 😉
  10. December is a wrap-up for the whole year. All the book reviews you linked up January-November + the ones you’ll link up in December will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE giveaway.
  11. You don’t have to follow Bookish Blog to join the challenge, but you do have to follow us to be entered in giveaways!

I’m going for Sweet Summer Fling at 31-40 books

The challenge for me is not so much reading all the books listed below, but ensuring I review them! Some (probably many) of these reviews will be on Goodreads, but I’m going to try my hardest to post them here too!

Follow my progress here!

  1. Everything Changes But You by Maggie Alderson
  2. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  3. The Twelve (The Passage #2) by Justin Cronin
  4. All The Summer Girls by Meg Donohue
  5. Drums of Autumn (Outlander #4) by Diana Gabaldon
  6. The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) by Diana Gabaldon
  7. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
  8. Paper Towns by John Green
  9. Death by Water (Phryne Fisher #15) by Kerry Greenwood
  10. Murder in the Dark (Phryne Fisher #16) by Kerry Greenwood
  11. 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross
  12. The Taker (The Taker #1) by Alma Katsu
  13. The Reckoning (The Taker #2) by Alma Katsu
  14. These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
  15. The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
  16. Under the Dome by Stephen King
  17. The Dinner by Herman Koch
  18. Summer of Secrets by Alison Lucy
  19. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
  20. The House of Memories by Monica McInerney
  21. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  22. Let Me Sing You Gentle Songs by Linda Olsson
  23. Private Games (Private #3) by James Patterson
  24. Private: No. 1 Suspect (Private #4) by James Patterson
  25. Private Berlin (Private #5) by James Patterson
  26. Private Oz (Private #6) by James Patterson
  27. Now You See Her by James Patterson
  28. The Good Woman by Jane Porter
  29. The Good Daughter by Jane Porter
  30. The Good Wife by Jane Porter
  31. Bones are Forever (Brennan #15) by Kathy Reichs
  32. Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  33. Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves (Shofield #5) by Matthew Reilly
  34. The Next Always (BoonsBoro Inn #1) by Nora Roberts
  35. The Last Boyfriend (BoonsBoro Inn #2) by Nora Roberts
  36. The Perfect Hope (BoonsBoro Inn #3) by Nora Roberts
  37. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  38. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  39. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
  40. Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss and Moving Forward by Lisa Niemi Swayze

2014 Challenge – Chunkster Reading Challenge

My second challenge for 2014 – The 2014 Chunkster Challenge!

The Chunkster Reading Challenge is hosted here, and a chunky book is defined as 450+ pages.

chunkster challenge 2014

The Rules

  • Audio and e-books are allowed
  • Essay, short story and poetry collections are allowed, but you have to read in their entirety
  • Books can cross over with other challenges
  • Anyone can join
  • You don’t have to list your books ahead of time
  • Graphic novels don’t count.

I’m going to commit myself to 10 chunky books. I know I don’t have to list my books now, but I’m going to. It might keep me on track, I hope!

Wish me luck!

  1. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon – 1185 pages
  2. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon – 1412 pages
  3. Under the Dome by Stephen King – 877 pages
  4. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood – 637 pages
  5. Wild Swans by Jung Chang – 676 pages
  6. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford – 827 pages
  7. The Twelve by Justin Cronin – 734 pages
  8. The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton – 545 pages
  9. House of Memories by Monica McInerney – 473 pages
  10. The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes – 582 pages

Follow my progress here!

2014 Challenge – 52 in 52

Hey Friends!

I’m joining the 2014 challenge to read 52 books in 52 weeks.

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Hosted at 52 Books in 52 Weeks, go here to sign up!

From the website:

The goal is to read 52 books. How you get there is up to you. The book week starts on Sunday.

Rules:

  1. The challenge runs from 1/1/14 to 31/12/14
  2. Our book weeks begin on Sunday
  3. Participants may join at any time
  4. All books are acceptable except children’s books
  5. All forms of books are acceptable including e-books, audio books, etc.
  6. Re-reads are acceptable as long as they are read after January 1, 2013
  7. Books may overlap other challenges
  8. Create an entry post linking to this blog
  9. Sign up with Mr. Linky in the “I’m participating post”
  10. You don’t need a blog to participate. Post your weekly book in the comments section of each weekly post
  11. Mr. Linky will be added to the bottom of the weekly post to link to reviews of your most current reads

Are you participating in this challenge? Are you participating in any challenges in 2014? Let me know in the comments!

Follow my progress here!