Monday, January 9, 2012

Reading Challenges 2012

My 2012 Reading Challenges:

What's in a Name 5 Challenge
The Goal:  Read a book with a title from each category in 2012
1. A book with a topographical feature (land formation) in the title: READ: The One-Block Feast: An Adventure in Food from Yard to Table by Margo True (yes, it's a stretch. . . ) 
2. A book with something you'd see in the sky in the title: READ: Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage by Kieran Kramer
3. A book with a creepy crawly in the title: READ: The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
4. A book with a type of house in the title: READ: The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes
5. A book with something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title: READ: Love Letters from the Duke by Elizabeth Boyle
6. A book with a something you'd find on a calendar in the title: READ:  We Regret to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families - Philip Gourevitch

The Alphabet Challenge (again)
Read: 21/26
A Rogue by Any Other Name - Sarah MacLean
Black Heart Loa - Adrian Phoenix
Confessions of a Little Black Dress - Elizabeth Boyle
Demon's Fall - Karalynn Lee
Enchanting Pleasures - Eloisa James
First Drop of Crimson - Jeaniene Frost
Hobbit, The - JRR Tolkien
Iron Daughter, The - Julie Kagawa
Leopard Prince, The -  Elizabeth Hoyt
Midnight - Ellen Connor
Night to Surrender, A - Tessa Dare
Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language - Patricia T O'Connor
Potent Pleasures - Eloisa James
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain
Raven Prince, The - Elizabeth Hoyt
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers - Renni Browne; Dave King
Touch of Darkness - Christina Dodd
Urban Food Revolution, The: Changing the Way We Feed Cities - Peter Ladner
Vampire Mine - Kerrelyn Sparks
We Regret to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families - Philip Gourevitch
Y the Last Man: Unmanned (graphic novel)
CHALLENGE: Close but no Cigar. Try again for 2013!


  1. Okay, I feel like a slacker. I signed up on Goodreads to read thirty five books this year. I'm at two so far. :/

    1. Yay, I might have a go at the A-Z one. How does it work by title or author or both?

    2. Hey FT: Sorry about the delayed response. I wasn't able to open my own blog posts for a few days there (not sure what's up with that!). The Alphabet Challenge goes by title. It was originally inspired by this blog's 2011 challenge:, but they seem to have stopped blogging during the year.

  2. WOW!
    Book reading challenges, that's something I'd never heard off until this year. lol
    Good for you!