2012 Challenges

I've set myself the challenge of reading 75 books this year. I know, a big step down from 2011 goal of 150, but I don't want to set myself up to fail like last year. That and I was in a reading slump. I'm glad to say that I'm out of my slump (as of May 2012) so I expect to be whizzing through my TBR pile!

I'll add challenges as I join them. Happy reading :)

Book Chick City’s Zombie Challenge 2012
The challenge runs from 1st Jan 2012 to 31st Dec 2012 and you can choose from 4 levels...

1. One Chomp: Read 6 Zombie books
2. Two Chomp: Read 12 Zombie books 
3. Three Chomp: Read 18 Zombie books
4. Four Chomp: Read 24 Zombie books.

Obviously, seeing as I'm on a complete zombie kick right now I've gone for Four Chomps.

Books read so far:
1. Feed (#1 Newsflesh Trilogy) by Mira Grant
2. Deadline (#2 Newsflesh Trilogy) by Mira Grant
3. Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura #1) by Jonathan Maberry
4. Dust & Decay (Benny Imura #2) by Jonathan Maberry

2011 Challenges

I'm taking part in 3 challenges in 2011, plus my own which is to read 150 books.

The Urban Fantasy Challenge over at Dark Faerie Tales is to read 24 newly released urban fantasy novels. The trouble I have is that I love reading series so I don't read as many newly released  books as you might presume. I do have high hopes for this challenge though.

Books read so far:
  1. Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter
  2. River Marked by Patricia Briggs
  3. Magic on the Hunt by Devon Monk
  4. Pale Demon, Kim Harrison
  5. Tangled Threads, Jennifer Estep
  6. Hard Bitten, Chloe Neil
  7. Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
I'm also signed up for the 2011 paranormal romance challenge over at Bitten By Paranormal Romance. I'm definitely up for reading 20 PNR's :D

Books read so far:
  1. Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh
  2. This Side of the Grave by Jeanene Frost
  3. Dark Lover by J.K. Ward
  4. Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
  5. Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
  6. Wild Rain by Christine Feehan
  7. Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
I'm also taking part in Calico_Reaction's Book Club where we vote on, and read 1 book a month. Sometimes there are dares (a random book) but I doubt I'll do the dares to be honest.

Books read so far:
  1. Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
  2. Curse of the Charlion by Lois McMaster Bjold
  3. Knife of Never Letting Go by Ness Patrick
Finally, I have a mini challenge I'm going to try and complete during December. This challenge will be to read all the books I did not finish during the year. I'm not really looking forward to this one. I hate not finishing books and I only stop if I find the book intolerable.

Books I've not finished:
  1. The Demon Girl by Penelope Fletcher
  2. Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake
  3. The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout
  4. Stray by Rachel Vincent

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