2013 Reading Challenges

My progress towards the 2013 Reading Challenges I have signed up for is shown below.

Challenge #1Back to the Classics Challenge, hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much

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Requirements to complete the challenge:

1. A 19th Century Classic: Persuasion by Jane Austen

2. A 20th Century Classic: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

3. A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic

4. A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience: Beloved by Toni Morrison

5. A Classic Adventure

6. A Classic that prominently features an Animal: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Challenge #2What’s in a Name, hosted by Beth Fish Reads

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Requirements to complete this challenge:

1. A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title–Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

2. A book with something you’d find in your kitchen in the title–Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

3. A book with a party or celebration in the title–Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot

4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title–The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

5. A book with an emotion in the title–The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title–Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Challenge #3Audio Book Challenge, hosted by Teresa’s Reading Corner

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To complete this challenge, you must choose your “level” and read/listen to the specified number of Audio Books. I am signing up for Lover, or I hope to listen to 25 Audio Books.

1. Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon

2. A Visit from the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan

3. Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick

4. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

5. Matched by Ally Condie

6. Crossed by Ally Condie

7. The Twelve by Justin Cronin

8. The Sisters by Nancy Jensen

9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

10. The Bungalow by Sarah Jio

11. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

12. The Expats by Chris Pavone

13. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

14. Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky

15. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

16. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

17. The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope by Rhonda Riley

18. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

19. The 500 by Matthew Quirk

20. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

21. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

22. I am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits

23. The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

24. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

25. Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff

26. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Challenge #4New Authors Challenge, hosted by Literary Escapism

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I am signing up to read books from 25 new authors.

1. Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon

2. A Visit from the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan

3. Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick

4. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

5. Matched by Ally Condie

6. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

7. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

9. The Sisters by Nancy Jensen

10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

11. The Bungalow by Sarah Jio

12. Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick

13. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

14. The Expats by Chris Pavone

15. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

16. Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky

17. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

18. The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope by Rhonda Riley

19. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

20. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

21. The 500 by Matthew Quirk

22. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

23. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

24. The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

25. I am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits

26. The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

27. The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind

28. Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff

29. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

30. Beloved by Toni Morrison

Challenge #5This Isn’t Fiction, hosted by The Book Garden

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Qualifying books for this challenge include any non-fiction book that is over 100 pages. I am signing up for the elementary school level, or I hope to read 10 books.

1. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

3. Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick

4. Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky

5. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

6. The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

7. The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind

8. Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff

9. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Mar 08, 2013 @ 16:29:38

    I love reading challenges. This is my first year participating but I’m doing both Back to the Classics Challenge and the Book Blogger Recommendation challenge with you and 4 others including the classics club. I’ve been enjoying listening to audiobooks lately too to help that long commute go quicker. I look forward to reading Rebecca, I’ve heard such good things about it!

    Reply

    • exlibrisheather
      Mar 08, 2013 @ 17:07:08

      I was really afraid Rebecca would be on of those books I heard great things about and then didn’t enjoy as much as I wanted to…but it totally exceeded my expectations. I loved it and hope you do too!

      Reply

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