Saturday, December 12, 2009

Challenges I'm Joining

There's a lot of awesome challenges going around, so I figured I'd dip my fingers into some (:

First off, we have the Women Unbound challenge.

*Philogynist: read at least two books, including at least one nonfiction one.
*Bluestocking: read at least five books, including at least two nonfiction ones.
*Suffragette: read at least eight books, including at least three nonfiction ones.

I'm going to try for Suffragette level. I think I can do it. The challenge runs until the 30th of November 2010, you can enter anytime (: Click the link for more information!!

I've decided that I don't read enough YA (because there are some good books in that genre I'm sure I'm missing out on) so I'm joining the Young Adult Reading Challenge over at J. Kaye's blog.

There are four levels:

*The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.

*Just My Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 25 Young Adult novels.

*Stepping It Up YA Reading Challenge – Read 50 Young Adult novels.

*Super Size Me YA Reading Challenge – Read 75 Young Adult novels.

I'll probably end up doing something in between the Mini and the Just My Size categories (:

Ones I definitely want to read are:

Fallen by: Lauren Kate

Hush Hush by: Becca Fitzpatrick

Beautiful Creatures by: Kami Garcia

Evermore, Blue Moon, and Shadowland by: Alyson Noel

Shadow Kiss and Blood Promise by: Richelle Mead

Need by: Carrie Jones

Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, and Fragile Eternity by: Melissa Marr

Wake and Fade by: Lisa McMann

Immortal by: Gillian Shields

Catching Fire by: Suzanne Collins

Diamond Secret by: Suzanne Weyn

Winter's Child, Belle, Before Midnight, and Wild Orchard by: Cameron Dokey

Midnight Pearls by: Debbie Viguie

There's the
What's In A Name challenge.

The rules are: Between January 1 and December 31, 2010, read one book in each of the following categories:

1) A book with a food in the title: Clockwork Orange, Grapes of Wrath, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

2)A book with a body of water in the title: A River Runs through It, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, The Lake House

3)A book with a title (queen, president) in the title: The Murder of King Tut, The Count of Monte Cristo, Lady Susan

4)A book with a plant in the title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wind in the Willows, The Name of the Rose

5)A book with a place name (city, country) in the title: Out of Africa; London; Between, Georgia

6)A book with a music term in the title: Song of Solomon, Ragtime, The Piano Teacher

I'm pretty excited for that one (: It's very interesting!!

Here's what I have so far:

1) Clockwork Orange by: Anthony Burgess

4) I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by: Joanne Greenberg

5) Shanghai Girls by: Lisa See

6) Song of Solomon by: Toni Morrison

This is one I'm really excited for!! It's the 2010
Historical Reading Challenge. I'm so pumped for this one, you guys have no idea. I love historical books XD hehehe.

There are four levels to this one also. There is:

*Curious – Read 3 Historical Fiction novels.

*Fascinated – Read 6 Historical Fiction novels.

*Addicted – Read 12 Historical Fiction novels.

* Obsessed – Read 20 Historical Fiction novels.

I'm shooting for Addicted. I figure that's not bad, seeing as how I'll have a year to complete it (:

And last but not least, there's the
GLBT Challenge which I think is awesome (:

There are three levels to this one:

*Lambda Level: Read 4 books.
*Pink Triangle Level: Read 8 books.
*Rainbow Level: Read 12 or more books.

I'm shooting for the Pink Triangle level (:

You can read books with GLBT topics, or books by GLBT authors (: Like Oscar Wilde! (I adore him).

Al righty, that's all I've got for now. I received my Secret Santa gifts in the mail from the Holiday swap. I'll have pictures of that soon (:

Hope everyone's doing good! More reviews to come (:


  1. Welcome to the Young Adult Reading Challenge. I am so glad you have decided to join us in the fun. 2010 is going to be a great year in reading. I can just feel it!

  2. Thank you for joining the Women Unbound Challenge! Enjoy the book selection process and be sure to check our lists and review pages.