Sunday, November 22, 2009

Flashback Challenge for 2010

January 1 - December 31, 2010

Aarti and Kristen are hosting the Flashback Challenge for 2010. This challenge is all about re-reading books.

You can sign up for the following levels:

Bookworm - Up to three books
Scholar - Four to six books
Literati - Over six books
Within these levels, there will be mini-challenges! These are:

1. Re-read a favorite book from your childhood

2. Re-read a book assigned to you in high school

3. Re-read a book you loved as an adult

Want more information or to sign up? Visit the post about the challenge.

Thriller and Suspense Challenge

January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

Book Chick City is hosting the Thriller and Suspense Challenge 2010. Last year, J. Kaye Book Blog hosted it.

The Details:
• You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront then you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
• If you decide to participate in this challenge please use the links I have set up below with the buttons to post on your sidebar, this way others can find their way back to this post and join in the fun.
• If you decide to join this challenge be sure to create a post telling others, please make sure you add a link back to this post so others can join in.
• You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.
• There will be a place for you to link your reviews, but this is optional.

Now, there are many different sub-genres of thriller, so don't go thinking that you don't actually read these kinds of books because I bet you read more than you think. As I mentioned above you can choose from the numerous sub-genres, from cosy mysteries such as Agatha Christie to the more hard-boiled kind like V I Warshawski by Sara Paretsky, or even supernatural/ paranormal suspense written by the likes of Laurell K Hamilton (Anita Blake) and Kelley Armstrong. So, there you have it, this challenge will have something for everyone I'm sure! :)
To help you figure out and decide, J. Kaye has kindly given me the sub-genre list that she compiled when hosting the challenge. To view this list go HERE.

To join, go to Thriller and Suspense Challenge 2010

Knit One, Kill 2 - Maggie Sefton
Murder and the First Lady - Elliott Roosevelt

Nancy Drew Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2010

Deborah at Books, Movies and Chinese Food is hosting The Nancy Drew Challenge where participants are encouraged to read all 56 original Nancy Drew Mystery stories.

Here are the guidelines:

Only the yellow hardback versions of the books count (check out the post about the challenge for more information on this)
Audio and e-books are allowed
Re-reads count and you can count ones you've read in the past
Reviews are not required
Crossovers are allowed
You don't need a blog to participate
Learn more and sign up by visiting the post about the challenge.

Friday, November 13, 2009

ENDED- Holiday Reading Challenge 2009

November 20 - December 31, 2009

Nely at All About {n} is hosting the 2009 Holiday Reading Challenge.

She writes:

As I'm sure you can all tell, I'm in a "Christmassy" mood already. The blog is decked out, my giveaways are up, the iPod is set to holiday tunes, and I'm ready to snuggle up with a... Frappucino (because sadly, it is still too hot in Florida for hot chocolate). But what I'm really ready for is to crack open those holiday books that I have (bows head in shame) already begun buying. I can't help it! I love reading holiday books - they make me feel warm and toasty inside. And I thought what better way to get some of you guys in that same mood then to have (ahem) my very FIRST reading challenge. (Hooray!)
The Rules:

You can read anywhere from 1 to 5 books for the challenge and, of course, you are more than welcome to surpass that number.
Books must be holiday related books. That's right, the holiday doesn't really matter, but it would be more "jolly" if your choices were Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.
The size of the book does not matter, nor does the genre.
It is also okay for the book to overlap with other challenges.
No children's books. YA is okay. And so are re-reads.
There will be goodies. At the end of every week that the challenge is running Nely will choose one winner from the review links and allow them to pick a book of their choosing from a provided list. Meaning the more books you read, review and link up, the more chances you have at winning a "present".

1 Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House #29) (Audio)
2. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Revist Your Childhood Favorites Challenge 2009/10 (October 2, 2009 - June 30, 2010)

Revist Your Childhood Favorites Challenge 2009/10

October 2, 2009 - June 30, 2010

Debbie at Debbie's World of Books is hosting a challenge all about nostalgia. The Revisit Your Childhood Favorites Challenge encourages participants to read 5 books that were favorites while growing up.

To learn more and sign up, visit the post about the challenge

ENDED - Four Month Challenge Part 2 (November 1, 2009-February 28, 2010)

November 1, 2009-February 28, 2010

Hosted again by Virginie Says...

Virginie Says…

I had so much fun doing my last challenge – the first one I ever did or hosted. November 1st will be the beginning of twenty all new challenges and I hope that everyone will join me again. I’m posting this now so everyone can start going through their libraries to find books for each cate
gory. Rules/guidelines will be posted November 1st when the challenge starts.

Total to date 25/250

5 Point Challenges
Read a book with a proper name in the title - From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
Read a book about a queen or king
Read a book by a Bronte
Read a book about Vampires
Read a book by V.C. Andrews

10 Point Challenges
Read a book by Canadian author
Read a book by Charles Dickens
Read a book set in France
Read a book by Georgette Heyer
Read an ‘art’ themed book.

15 Point Challenges
Read a book with a Civil War theme (any country)
Corrigans Pool by Dot Ryan
Read a book with characters inspired by King Arthur or about King Arthur/Camelot
Read a biography/autobiography
Read a book related to or something by Shakespeare
Read a book by an author born in November, December, January or February

20 Point Challenges
Read a book with a wintery theme (Christmas, snow, ice, freezing etc.) - Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
Star Bright: A Christmas Story by Andrew Greeley
Read a book that was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Read a book that begins with A and one that begins with Z
A Promise For Spring by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Read a book from The Modern Library Top 100
Read a book and then write a review

To find out more or to sign up, go to: Virginie Says...

ENDED - Winter Holiday Reading Challenge #2 (November 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010)

November 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010

Diane from Book In Hand is hosting the Winter Holiday Reading Challenge again this year.

She writes:
The theme for this challenge is Winter Holidays. The books that you choose to read must have a storyline that includes celebrating a winter holiday, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's, etc. (However the holidays are not limited to just these examples.) You may choose the number of books you wish to read and a reading list is optional.

To learn more or to join, go to the Winter Holiday Reading Challenge.

1 Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House #29) (Audio)
2 Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
3 The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank(Audio)
4 Star Bright: A Christmas Story by Andrew Greeley

Celebrate Kwanzaa
Celebrate Chinese New Year - Elaine A. Kule
The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank(Audio)