My craft blog was morphing into a book blog. So I started this blog to primarily include book reviews and related challenges in which I participate. I review young adult and adult fiction, but I mention kids books here and there.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Challenges for the New Year

Happy 2010 to you all! This past year I discovered the Novel Challenge Blog. As a result, I found all of these intriguing challenges that I want to participate in. As a relatively new book blogger, I've probably bitten off more than I can chew, but I couldn't resist the ones below. I'm hoping that I can find ways to use books for multiple challenges.

The 3rd Mystery Read-A-Thon will take place January 16, 2010 to January 17, 2010. The goal is to read mysteries for 12 hours during those two days.

Kate from Kate's Book Blog is reviving the Short Story Reading Challenge for 2010. January 1 - December 31, 2010

January 1 - December 31, 2010 The Royal Reviews is hosting the Finish That Series Challenge in 2010. I plan to participate at the curious level. I'm thinking I'll work on the First Ladies Detective Agency, Jane Perry, and Cliff Janeway. If I start them next month, I can do it as part of the Mystery Read-A-Thon.

The Revisit Your Childhood Favorites Challenge encourages participants to read 5 books that were favorites while growing up. October 2, 2009 - June 30, 2010. I'm thinking I'll read some of the ones I listed during a mini challenge in the read-a-thon.

December 29, 2009 - December 29, 2010 Nicole at Linus's Blanket is hosting the Twenty Minute Book Club Challenge. I'm going for the Aluminum level. I'm thinking I'll read these books: The Unit, Speak, Black Hills Dan Simmons, City of Refuge, Unaccustomed Earth, Revolutionary Road

J. Kaye from J. Kaye's Book Blog is hosting the 2010 Support Your Local Library Challenge again, where participants are encouraged to read from their libraries. January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010. Since I rarely re-read books, I'll likely obtain books for the other challenges from the library. Two (or more) birds with one stone!

Support Your Local Author Challenge. There are several kids books by Angela Shelf Medearis that I plan to read. A good friend just gave me My Life as a Rhombus, and since I love Evelyn Palfrey, I plan on reading Cougar Tales. I also found A Thousand Never Evers, Trudy, The Unexpectedly Bad Hair of Bareclona Smith, and How Many Kisses Do you want tonight? (which I can use in the Young Readers Challenge below).

Young Readers Challenge Hosted by Becky of Becky's Book Reviews, January - December 2010: Read 12 Children's Books

Aarti and Kristen are hosting the Flashback Challenge for 2010. This challenge is all about re-reading books. January 1 - December 31, 2010.This is not something I typically do, but since I read a lot of kids books to my kiddos, I figure I 'll re-read at least three books this year, so I'll participate at the bookworm level.

January 1 - December 31, 2010 The Royal Reviews is hosting The Audio Book Challenge in 2010. Since I do a lot of driving, I think I'll find a few audio books and participate at the curious level.


  1. Good luck with the Challenges. I read 2 of the 6 that you have selected for THIB and they were both good- Speak and City of Refuge.

  2. Glad you are joining us for the Local Authors Challenge. Welcome! :)

  3. Thanks for joining the Flashback Challenge! I'm really looking forward to it :-)

  4. Welcome to the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge! Love the library and love this challenge. So glad to have you join.

  5. Wow, you're taking on a lot! Good luck with your 2010 challenges, and happy bloggiesta!

  6. You have an ambitious list of challenges this year! I might have to join you in the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge!

    Happy New Year!

  7. That's an awesome list. Thanks for calling attention to the audio book challenge -- I'm going to make sure to sign up for that one.

    Good luck finishing all your challenges!

    - Katie