The debut author challenge for 2013 is hosted by Tara over at Hobbitsies!

 

My goal is to read 25+ debut novels in 2013.  I believe that I can read more than that amount because there are so many amazing debut authors this year. This is a great challenge that benefits everyone and it is one of my favorites. Come and join it.


The Dystopian Reading Challenge is hosted by Ula at Blog of Erised!

I am a big fan of Dystopian reads and I plan to reach to do my best to reach the Rebel level.





The TBR Pile Challenge is hosted by Evie over at Bookish!

I have a TBR pile that is just overwhelming and I glad that there is a challenge that will hopefully assist me in getting that taken care of. So many good books, so little time...So to be realistic I will commit to the friendly hug catagory.

The YA Contemporary Challenge for 2013 is hosted by Katie's Book Blog

I am new to this category, but upon realizing that my top favorite reads for 2012 were in the YA contemporary category I knew that I had to join this challenge. Katie has been a long time supporter of this venture and I am excited to join in.  I have set my goals on reaching level two.

The 2013 Young Adult Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Jen at A Book and A Latte Blog


I have a wicked long commute and audiobooks make my journey so much more enjoyable. Some day's I cannot wait to get in my car so that I can listen to another fantastic story. I listen to a great amount so I plan on joining the MOSH PIT and listen to 48+ books this year

4 comments on "Reading Challenges for 2013"

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining us, enjoy!
    You have a cute blog :)

    Happy new year!

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  2. Thanks for joining the challenge, Nancy! Can't wait to see what books you choose to read! =)

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  3. Fantastic reading challenges. I'll definitely be participating in some of these.

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  4. Thanks for joining the YA Audiobook Challenge! WOW, welcome to the Mosh Pit level! I look forward to your reviews and seeing what you're listening to :).
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte - Sign up for the 2013 YA Audiobook Challenge!

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We would love to see what you have to say :)

Ula (Blog of Erised) wrote:
January 1, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Thanks for joining us, enjoy!
You have a cute blog :)

Happy new year!


4 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining us, enjoy!
    You have a cute blog :)

    Happy new year!

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  2. Thanks for joining the challenge, Nancy! Can't wait to see what books you choose to read! =)

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  3. Fantastic reading challenges. I'll definitely be participating in some of these.

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  4. Thanks for joining the YA Audiobook Challenge! WOW, welcome to the Mosh Pit level! I look forward to your reviews and seeing what you're listening to :).
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte - Sign up for the 2013 YA Audiobook Challenge!

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We would love to see what you have to say :)

Katie wrote:
January 1, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Thanks for joining the challenge, Nancy! Can't wait to see what books you choose to read! =)


4 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining us, enjoy!
    You have a cute blog :)

    Happy new year!

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  2. Thanks for joining the challenge, Nancy! Can't wait to see what books you choose to read! =)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Fantastic reading challenges. I'll definitely be participating in some of these.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for joining the YA Audiobook Challenge! WOW, welcome to the Mosh Pit level! I look forward to your reviews and seeing what you're listening to :).
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte - Sign up for the 2013 YA Audiobook Challenge!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Cheree Smith wrote:
January 1, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Fantastic reading challenges. I'll definitely be participating in some of these.


4 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining us, enjoy!
    You have a cute blog :)

    Happy new year!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for joining the challenge, Nancy! Can't wait to see what books you choose to read! =)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Fantastic reading challenges. I'll definitely be participating in some of these.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for joining the YA Audiobook Challenge! WOW, welcome to the Mosh Pit level! I look forward to your reviews and seeing what you're listening to :).
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte - Sign up for the 2013 YA Audiobook Challenge!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Jen Halligan wrote:
January 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Thanks for joining the YA Audiobook Challenge! WOW, welcome to the Mosh Pit level! I look forward to your reviews and seeing what you're listening to :).
~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte - Sign up for the 2013 YA Audiobook Challenge!


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SEPTEMBER


SCOTT WESTERFELD
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, September 26 @ 7pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 27 @7pm

LISA McMANN
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

DAVID ARNOLD in conversation with JANDY NELSON

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

OCTOBER

LEIGH BARDUGO

Linden Tree Books in Lost Altos
Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm
(there are very specific rules for this event so please visit the link and check it out beforehand)

ANNE BISHOP
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ

Kepler's hosted event at Redwood Shores Library
Wednesday, October 5 @ 7pm

RICHARD PECK
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Wednesday, October 5 @ 3pm

MICHAEL DI MARTINO in conversation with GENE LUEN YANG
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, October 10 @ 7pm

LitQuake YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel: TIM FLOREEN, PARKER PEEVYHOUSE, TRICIA STIRLING, TRACI CHEE
The Sports Basement in San Francisco
Thursday, October 13 @ 7pm

MARGARET STOHL
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, October 14 time TBA

KRISTEN CAST and P.C. CAST
Borderlands Books in San Francisco
Sunday, October 16 @ 3pm

MARIE LU
Mrs. Dalloway's North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30

MATTHEW KIRBY
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7pm

MARIE LU

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 19 @ 7pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW
A Great Good Place For Books
Friday, October 21 @ 7pm

RACHEL COHN & DAVID LEVITHAN

NYMBC event Books Inc. in San Francisco
Saturday, October 22 @ 2pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW

Hicklebees's in San Jose
Saturday, October 21 @ 7pm

NYMBC Presents: KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Books Inc. Laurel Village in San Francisco
Tuesday, October 25 @ 7pm

JAY KRISTOFF, AMIE KAUFMAN, KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 26 @ 7pm

NOVEMBER

SJ KINCAID Book Launch for THE DIABOLIC

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, November 1 @ 7pm

JAY ASHER

Rakestraw in Danville
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

TARA SIM book launch for TIMEKEEPER
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 2 @ 5pm

JAY ASHER
Copperfields's in Petaluma
Thursday, November 3 @ 7pm

KRISTEN-PAIGE MADONIA, TAMARA IRELAND STONE
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

GORDON JACK

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

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