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2011 Challenges

December 31st, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

Ok, I said I wasn’t going to sign up for challenges since I usually fail dismally but I couldn’t resist.  These overlap and fit in with some of my planned reading so hopefully I’ll complete them.

The Story Siren has opened up sign ups for her 2011 Debut Author Challenge.  I’ve pretty much given up on challenges but since I know there are a bunch of 2011 debut authors I want to read I decided this will be the one I sign up for.  These are the books I know I want to read:

  1. XVI by Julia Karr Puffin/Speak, January 6, 2011

  2. Memento Nora by Angie Smibert Marshall Cavendish, April 15, 2011

  3. Hereafter by Tara Hudson HarperCollins, June 7, 2011

  4. The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen, Egmont USA, Fall 2011

  5. POSSESSby Gretchen McNeil, Balzer + Bray, Fall 2011

  6. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, HarperTeen, January 2011-Done. Review posted here.

  7. The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal, Egmont, January 2011

  8. Across the Universeby Beth Revis, Razorbill, January 2011-Done. Review posted here.

  9. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton, Katherine Tegen Books, February 2011

  10. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford, Greenwillow, February 2011

  11. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton, Simon & Schuster, February 2011

  12. Human .4 by Mike Lancaster, Egmont

I just got a Nook for Christmas and have a bunch of books already loaded so I signed up for the E-book challenge hosted by The Ladybug Reads.  I am aiming for the Obsessed level by reading 20 ebooks.

Challenge Guidelines:
1. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate.

–Non-bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

2. There are four levels:

— Curious – Read 3 e-books.

— Fascinated – Read 6 e-books.

— Addicted – Read 12 e-books.

— Obsessed – Read 20 e-books.

3. Any genre counts.

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. Challenge begins January 1, 2011 and lasts until December 31, 2011.


Dystopia Challenge

I plan on aiming for the Contagion (15 books) level

Challenge Levels

  1. Asocial–  Choose 5 books to read
  2. Contagion – Choose 15 books to read
  3. Soldier – Choose 30 books to read
  4. Drone – Choose 50 books to read
  5. Conditioned – Choose 75 books to read

For extra hard challenges

  1. Brainwashed – Choose 76-125 books to read
  2. Totalitarian – Choose 126-200 books to read

The Dystopia Challenge starts one minute past midnight, 1st of January 2011 and end the 31st of December 2011.

Bibliophile By the Sea is hosting this challenge I really need to participate in.
I’m aiming to read at least 25 books that were on my shelves as of Dec. 31, 2010.
Here are the details if you are interested:
  • Challenge runs from January 1 – December 31, 2011.
  • Read books from your own shelves, and then pass the books on to someone else: a friend, relative, the library, used book store, swap them, just as long as the book leaves your house once it has been read.
  • Decide on your goal (12 is the minimum – no maximum). Cross over books are allowed.
  • Grab the button and do a post about the challenge.
  • Keep a running list of the books you’ve read and passed on.
  • Leave a comment with a link to your post and you are entered  (no Mr. Linky).

All right.  Adding on one more challenge here. The Persons of Color Challenge.  I’m aiming for level one.

Level 1: Read 1-3 POC books
Level 2. Read 4-6 POC books
Level 3. Read 7-9 POC books
Level 4. Read 10-15 POC books
Level 5. Read 16-25 POC books

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8 Responses

  1. Michelle

    These are great challenges! I suspect I’ll be doing the e-reader challenge by default even though I didn’t join, haha. In fact, my current read is on my Nook. 🙂

    Good luck.

  2. La Coccinelle

    Thanks for joining the E-Book Reading Challenge! Have fun!

  3. drey

    Diane over at Bibliophile by the Sea is hosting a 2011 Reading From My Shelves Project–maybe it’s close to what you’re looking for?
    http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/12/2011-reading-from-my-shelves-project.html

  4. dsuzuki

    Thanks Drey! That is exactly what I needed and I just signed up.

  5. Bibliophile By the Sea

    Debbie…I can’t resist a good challenge either….LOL Thanks for participated in the Reading from your Shelves Project. Hope you have a wonderful New Year and read lots of great books in the process 🙂

  6. Laurie

    I love these challenges. I am also doing te 2011 YA Debut Author challenge and the e-book challenge. E-book one should be a stroll in the park since I read practically everything on my Kindle now. I would have loved to do the Dystopia challenge but I have already overcommitted, I think, with the 5 I signed up for. LOL!!

  7. Ari

    Thank you for signing up for the poc reading challenge!! (and of course, thank you so much for The Latte Rebellion). By the way, you could use Possess as a book for the DAC and the POC challenge 🙂 I just go an e-reader so I don’t think I’m ready for an ebook challenge just yet but it’s a good idea. And I’m participaitng in the Off the Shelf reading challenge, I have so many books that I’ve owned for awhile that I have yet to read.

  8. dsuzuki

    No problem! Glad to help out. I didn’t realize I could use Possess for both challenges. I love when a book satisfies multiple challenges 🙂

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