Reading Challenges

Here's the list of all books attempting to read, and read, during 2013 with links to the reviews made on the blog.


Just a few simple rules/guidelines to help things run smoothly!
1) You must have a blog, a Goodreads account, a YouTube account, an Amazon account – any where you can post your reviews and share them with others.
2) There is no deadline to join the 2013 Debut Author Challenge, but make sure you give yourself enough time to achieve the goal!
3) ARCs of 2013 debuts read before January 01, 2013 do not count towards your challenge goal.
4) The 2013 debuts must be read between January 01, 2013 – January 31, 2014 to count for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge. The extra month is to allow participants more time to read the December releases.
4) 2013 debuts must be young adult or middle grade in order to count towards the challenge.
5) The title must be the author’s young adult or middle grade debut. If they have previously published an adult title, and this is their first young adult/middle grade title, that counts towards the challenge. If this is their second young adult/middle grade title, it does not count towards the challenge.
6) If you’re a blogger in the US, all debuts must be US debuts to count towards your challenge goal. Likewise, if you’re a UK blogger, all debuts must be UK debuts to count towards to your challenge goal, and same goes for other countries.
Note: I’m removing this rule. I was under the impression that it was easier to buy debuts in your own country, but based on feedback I’ve received in comments and e-mails, it sounds like it’s not! So if you live in Australia or India or wherever, and it’s easier for you to buy a US/UK debut on your kindle or purchase a book through the Book Depository or whatever, go for it – that will count.
7) Each review equals one entry in the monthly prize pack. If you post six review of debut titles in January, you have six entries to win the January prize pack.

The books that I have completed is as follows:
  1. Altered by Jennifer Rush
  2. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
  3. Deadly Kisses by Kerri Cuevas
  4. Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
  5. The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
  6. The Last Academy by Anne Applegate

Challenge Guidelines:
  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013.
  2. Anyone can enter! You don't have to be a blogger, as long as you review the book you've read! (On your blog, Amazon or Goodreads/Shelfari!)
  3. Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is a book that's been sitting on your shelf for some time now. Only books released in 2012 and earlier! NO  2013 ARCs and 2013 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!
  4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2013 TBR PILE Reading Challenge. (If you don't have a blog, post about it on Facebook or Tweet!)
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  8. On the 20th of each month one of the hosts will post a wrap-up. Every wrap-up will have it's unique theme, a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from this monthFor each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of choice from Book Depository. It's open to INTERNATIONALS. The giveaway will be open until the next wrap up post goes up! (i.e. the entire month)
  9. If you miss a wrap-up post + giveaway, you can link up your reviews next month. Do not, however, try to link up one review twice - we will be checking ;) 
  10. December is a wrap-up for the whole year. All the book reviews you linked up January-November + the ones you'll link up in December will be entered into a HUGE giveaway - a box of books
  11. You don't have to follow all the hosts to join the challenge, but you do have to follow all of us to be entered in giveaways!
(how many books you're planning to read for this challenge in 2013)

1-10 - A Firm Handshake
11-20 - A Friendly Hug
21-30 - A Sweet Kiss
31-40 - Love At First Sight
41-50 - Married With Children

The books that I have completed is as follows:
    1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
    2. The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Clair Legrand
    3. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
    4. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
    5. Croak by Gina Damico
    6. The Julian Game by Adele Griffin
    7. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
    8. Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman

    What books count towards the SRC?
    Any second YA or MG book published by an author in 2013 counts – it can be the second in a series, a new series, or a standalone. The only requirement is that it is the SECOND book the author has published in the YA or MG realm (and it must publish in 2013 in your home country)! There is a Goodreads group for the challenge, which includes a selection of books that would count for the challenge – as you can see, there are probably many many books on that list you are planning on reading already :)
    The list will be updated as I’m able, but please feel free to read ANY Sophomore book! It does not have to be the second book in a series, just the second YA/MG book the author has published, period.
    When does the challenge run?
    Books read before January 2014 count for this challenge. This includes books you may have access to now in ARC form!
    Why should I join this challenge?
    Reading debut novels is AWESOME. It is by far my favorite challenge – it allows me to find many new authors that I love. What better way to support these authors than to read their next published book?
    What are the guidelines of the challenge?
    Your challenge is to read 10 sophomore YA/MG novels in 2013. To officially participate, you need a Goodreads account or blog where you post reviews in English.

    The books that I have completed is as follows:

      There are five levels to the challenge
      • Flirting-Listen to 6 Audio Books
      • Going Steady- Listen to 12 Audio Books
      • Lover- Listen to 25 Audio Books
      • Married-Listen to more than 25 Audio Books
      • You Define the Relationship- Create your own challenge (choose your own name and level starting as low or going as high as you’d like)
      This is a fairly laid back challenge and I want it to be as enjoyable as possible.
      • Audio Books can be any genre
      • You can cross challenges
      • You don’t have to be a blogger to participate. You can tell us about what you are listening to in the comments of the monthly link up.
      There will be a monthly link up so that we can share what we’ve listened to and make suggestions to each other.

      The books that I have completed is as follows:
        1. Altered by Jennifer Rush
        2. City of Bones by Cassandra Claire
        3. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
        4. Mind Games by Kiersten White
        5. Croak by Gina Damico
        6. The Julian Game by Adele Griffin
        7. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
        8. Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman
        9. Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
        10. The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
        11. The Last Academy by Anne Applegate
        12. Scorch by Gina Damico
        13. Lunatic Detective by Sharon Sala
        14. Doll Bones by Holly Black

        Reading Challenge Details:
        • Runs January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 (books read prior to 1/1/2013 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime.Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
        • The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2013 than you did in 2012. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down.
        • Books can be any format (bound, ebook, audio).
        • Novellas that are at least 100 pages in length, as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
        • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
        • Grab the reading challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads or LibraryThing.

            Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
             Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
             Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
             I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books
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