2013 Reading Challenge Progress – Q3

Wrapping up quarter three, let’s see where I am with the reading challenges I signed up for this year!

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The challenge: 2013 Audio Book Challenge
Hosted by: Teresa’s Reading Corner
Challenge overview: Listen to audio books (pretty self-explanatory)
My goal: 24 audio books
My progress: Completed, at a staggering 39 total so far!

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The challenge: 2013 Genre Variety Reading Challenge
Hosted by: A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
Challenge overview: Read a variety of different genres throughout the year
My goal: 12 books from different genres
My progress: Completed, with 15 different genres under my belt already!

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The challenge: 2013 EBook Challenge
Hosted by: Workaday Reads
Challenge overview: Read ebooks
My goal: 25 ebooks
My progress: Easily on track to meet this one – I have 19 e-books read this year already!

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The challenge: New Authors Challenge 2013
Hosted by: Literary Escapism
Challenge overview: Read books written by authors whose work you’ve never read before (do not have to be 2013 debut authors)
My goal: 12 books by new (to me) authors
My progress: Completed several times over, with 41 books!

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The challenge: 2013 Book to Movie Challenge
Hosted by: Doing Dewey
Challenge overview: Read books and then see the film adaptations
My goal: 3 books/movies
My progress: On track – I’ve read 4 books, but only seen 2 of the movies.

Classics Challenge

The challenge: 2013 Classics Catch-up Challenge
Hosted by: Quirky Bookworm
Challenge overview: Read classics (from the list)
My goal: 6 classics
My progress: Abandoned. Again. I think I finally need to accept that I am not a fan of the classics.

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The challenge: 2013 Southern Literature Reading Challenge
Hosted by: The Introverted Reader
Challenge overview: Read Southern books – taking place in the South, written by authors from the South, with a Southern vibe
Why?: This was one of my favorite challenges from 2012. Also, full disclosure: I’m Southern.
My goal: 4 Southern books
My progress: Completed, with two books to spare for a total of 6 Southern books (y’all).

2013 2nds Challenge

The challenge: 2013 2nds Challenge
Hosted by: Darlene’s Book Nook
Challenge overview: Read follow-ups by an author you’ve only read once (or the second book in a series)
My goal: 5 second helpings
My progress: Completed, with 6 “seconds” read so far!

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The challenge: 2013 Banned Books Challenge
Hosted by: Buckling Bookshelves
Challenge overview: Read books off the ALA’s frequently banned books
My goal: 5 challenged books
My progress: Abandoned? Kind of? The challenge ended after Banned Books Week in September, and I only read one book that counted. Womp womp.

2013 Books About Books Reading Challenge | September Wrap-Up

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Here are this month’s wrap-up questions. Please feel free to post a comment with responses to one, some, or all of these questions:

Which book(s) did you complete? What were your overall impressions?

How did your choice(s) inform your love or appreciation for books?

Would you recommend your book(s) to others? To whom would you recommend the book(s)? Why?

How were this month’s books similar to or different from past months?

Happy Reading in October, everyone!

— Justice

2013 Books About Books Reading Challenge | August Wrap-Up

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Here are this month’s wrap-up questions. Please feel free to post a comment with responses to one, some, or all of these questions:

Which book(s) did you complete? What were your overall impressions?

How did your choice(s) inform your love or appreciation for books?

Would you recommend your book(s) to others? To whom would you recommend the book(s)? Why?

How were this month’s books similar to or different from past months?

Happy Reading in September, everyone!

— Justice

2013 Books About Books Reading Challenge | July Wrap-Up

As usual, we have our standard monthly wrap-up questions.

Please feel free to post a comment with responses to one, some, or all of these questions:

Which book(s) did you complete? What were your overall impressions?

How did your choice(s) inform your love or appreciation for books?

Would you recommend your book(s) to others? To whom would you recommend the book(s)? Why?

How were this month’s books similar to or different from past months?

Which books are you targeting next? What is appealing about them?

Have you noticed any themes with your picks? Is there a particular topic to which you are drawn? Why?

Are there any books you simply haven’t enjoyed or couldn’t finish? What about those books posed a challenge?

Happy Reading in August, everyone!

— Justice

2013 Books About Books Reading Challenge | April Wrap-Up

Dare I boast? I posted the wrap-up on time!

As usual, we have our standard monthly wrap-up questions. However, you’ll also see new questions in bold!

Please feel free to post a comment with responses to one, some, or all of these questions:

Which book(s) did you complete? What were your overall impressions?

How did your choice(s) inform your love or appreciation for books?

Would you recommend your book(s) to others? To whom would you recommend the book(s)? Why?

How were this month’s books similar to or different from past months?

Which books are you targeting next? What is appealing about them?

Have you noticed any themes with your picks? Is there a particular topic to which you are drawn? Why?

Are there any books you simply haven’t enjoyed or couldn’t finish? What about those books posed a challenge?

Happy Reading in May, everyone!

— Justice

2013 Books About Books Reading Challenge | March Wrap-Up

My apologies for the delay posting our wrap-up discussion for this past month! I was in Telluride this past weekend and have been gearing up for a writing conference this weekend.

Please feel free to post a comment with responses to one, some, or all of these questions:

Which book(s) did you complete? What were your overall impressions?

How did your choices inform your love or appreciation for books?

Would you recommend your books to others? To whom would you recommend the books? Why?

How were this month’s books similar to or different from past months?

Which books are you targeting next? What is appealing about them?

2013 Reading Challenges | Take Control of Your TBR Pile (March 2013)

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Okay, yes, the month is more than halfway over. That doesn’t mean I can’t catch up on my TBR pile!

The rules for the challenge are simple: read books published before March 2013 during the month of March. New releases and ARCs are not allowed. It’s a fairly self-explanatory challenge, and one that I believe will help me get on top of some of my other challenges for this year.

I won’t detail the books I’ve already finished (mostly of the audio variety), so here are the books I’m focusing on for the remainder of the month.

Audiobooks:

  • Obedience by Will Lavender
  • Dominance by Will Lavender

Ebooks:

  • The Burning Air by Erin Kelly
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Books:

  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Desire of the Everlasting Hills by Thomas Cahill