My Reading Challenges 2012

This page is dedicated to my 2012 reading challenges I will be participating in.  These challenges allow for crossovers so some of the same books can be on any of the challenges listed.  The coming year will be my first ever participation in challenges, so wish me luck and happy reading to other challenge participants!  No review for a book you’re curious about?  Just send me an email to vmcarswell (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll let you know what I thought!

So far, I have read 35 books towards my goal  of 40 for the year.  In the Outdo yourself reading challenge, you commit to reading more books for 2012 than you did 2011, and there are different levels for it.

The levels are:

     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

I am committing to Out of breath!  So my goal for 2012 is to read 50 books instead of 40 (I do have a full time job, ya know!), and hopefully I may make it past that. For more details and to sign up for the challenge, click the icon above!

Below is my reading challenge list!
11.  Cinder - Marissa Meyer
2.  Under the Never Sky – Veronica Rossi
3.  The Replacement – Brenna Yovanoff
4.  Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma
5.  10th Anniversary – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
6.  A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
7.  Delirium - Lauren Oliver
8.  Tempest - Julie Cross
9.  Split - Swati Avasthi
10. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
11. Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
12.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor
13. After - Amy Efaw
14. Incarnate – Jodi Meadows
15. Chime - Franny Billingsley
16. The 58th Keeper – R.G. Bullet
17. White Cat – Holly Black
18. Fever - Lauren Destefano
19. Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
20. 11th Hour – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
21. Shooting Stars – Allison Rushby
22. Psych Major Syndrome – Alicia Thompson
23. Angel Burn – L.A. Weatherly
24. Kiss Me Kill Me – Lauren Henderson
25. Angel Fire – L.A. Weatherly
26. Pushing the Limits – Katie McGarry
27. Jinx - Meg Cabot
28. Switched - Amanda Hocking
29. Torn – Amanda Hocking
30. Ascend – Amanda Hocking
31. Just for Fins – Tera Lynn Childs
32. Kissing Shakespeare – Pamela Mingle
33. Starters – Lissa Price
34. Origin – Jessica Khoury
35. Wake – Amanda Hocking
36. Night of the Purple Moon – Scott Cramer
37. Freaky Green Eyes – Joyce Carol Oates
38. Florence – Ciye Cho
39. The Adoration of Jenna Fox – Mary E. Pearson
40. The Looking Glass Wars – Frank Beddor
41. Alice in Zombieland – Gena Showalter
42. Something Strange and Deadly – Susan Dennard
43. Fallen – Lauren Kate
44. Ten – Gretchen McNeil
45. Torment – Lauren Kate
46. Renegade – J.A. Souders
47. Passion – Lauren Kate
48. Girl of Nightmares – Kendare Blake
49. The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks (12-6-12)
50. Rapture – Lauren Kate (12-10-12)
51. Pandemonium – Lauren Oliver (12-27-12)

For the 2012 Debut Author Challenge, I have to read and review at least 12 debuting authors!  This will be a fun challenge and will get these new author’s names out there.  For more information and to sign up, click the challenge’s button!  Below is my list for this challenge.

1.  Cinder - Marissa Meyer
2. Under the Never Sky – Veronica Rossi
3.  Tempest - Julie Cross
4. Incarnate - Jodi Meadows
5. Pushing the Limits – Katie McGarry
6. Kissing Shakespeare – Pamela Mingle
7. Starters – Lissa Price
8. Origin – Jessica Khoury
9. Something Strange and Deadly – Susan Dennard
10. Renegade – J.A. Souders
11. Wake – Amanda Hocking*
12. Shooting Stars – Allison Rushby*

*I’m not sure how these were able to be counted since they have other YA books, but they were on the 2012 debut list!


The 2012 Off The Shelf Challenge is to get the books you own that have been sitting on your shelf (or in your e-reader) off your to-read shelf!  Lots of us buy books faster than we can read them, so here a challenge to get those waiting books read.  For more details and to sign up click the icon.  Below is my list and my level is Tempted (5 books).

1.  The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
2. Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
3. Fallen – Lauren Kate
4. Psych Major Syndrome – Alicia Thompson
5. The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks


For the New Authors Challenge, you must read books by authors  you’ve never read before.  They do not have to be debuting authors, just authors whose work you’ve never tried.  Since I have a Debuting Author Challenge, I am going to keep those books separate from this challenge since debuting authors could count for this challenge as well, technically, but I am not going to do that.  So I am going to commit to reading at least 15 books by authors I’ve never read before!  For more details and to sign up, click the icon above.  Below is my list for this challenge.
1.  Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
2.  Delirium - Lauren Oliver
3. White Cat – Holly Black
4. Chime - Franny Billingsley
5. Shooting Stars – Allison Rushby
6. Angel Burn – L.A. Weatherly
7. Kiss Me Kill Me – Lauren Henderson
8. Jinx - Meg Cabot
9. Switched - Amanda Hocking
10. Freaky Green Eyes – Joyce Carol Oates
11. The Adoration of Jenna Fox – Mary E. Pearson
12. Alice in Zombieland – Gena Showalter
13. Fallen – Lauren Kate
14. Ten – Gretchen McNeil
15. Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma
16. The Replacement – Brenna Yovanoff
17. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
18. Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
19. Split - Swati Avasthi
20. Psych Major Syndrome – Alicia Thompson
21. After - Amy Efaw
22. The Looking Glass Wars – Frank Beddor

2 responses to “My Reading Challenges 2012

  1. Thanks for participating! Good luck and I hope you reach your goal :)

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