06 January 2013

2013 Reading Challenges

It's a new year and I'm signing up for the following Reading Challenges in 2013:
  • Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2013
  • Aussie Author Challenge 2013
  • Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013
Here they are in more detail.

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The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2013 is hosted by Historical Tapestry blog again this year, and they have the following participation levels:


- 20th century reader - 2 books
- Victorian reader - 5 books
- Renaissance Reader - 10 books
- Medieval - 15 books
- Ancient History -25+ books


I've decided to sign up for Renaissance Reader and read 10 historical fiction books at this stage.  This is the amount I read last year, and I'm not sure I could have read another 5.


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The Aussie Author Challenge 2013 is being hosted by Booklover Book Reviews and they have two participation levels to choose from: 

Tourist
- Read and review 3 books by at least 2 different Australian Authors.
- Any genre, fiction or non-fiction.

Fair Dinkum
- Read and review 12 books by Australian Authors
- Ensure at least 4 of the authors are male, at least 4 of the authors are female and at least 4 of the authors are new to you.  
- Ensure at least 2 of the books are non-fiction and at least 4 fiction genres are represented amongst your 12 titles.

The Tourist level is too easy, and the Fair Dinkum level appears quite difficult but I'm going to give it a go.

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Last but not least, I'm also participating in the Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013, being hosted by My Reader's Block blog.  The aim of the challenge is to only read books from your to-be-read pile purchased prior to 1 Jan 2013.  Here are the levels:


Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile

I'm going to sign up for Pike's Peak, as I physically don't have that many books on my bookshelf.
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If you'd like to join me in any of these 3 challenges, please do!  You can click on the relevant blog name links which will take you to the appropriate challenge page. You don't need a blog to participate, and I promise you'll find it very rewarding. 

Feel free to suggest any books you think I should read for the challenges, and you can track my progress during the year on my Challenges page here.

Happy Reading!

9 comments:

Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews said...

Wonderful to have you on board for another year of the Aussie Author Challenge Tracey.

Yes, I've made Fair Dinkum a real challenge to promote diverse and balanced reading of books by Aussie Authors this year. Irrespective of whether or not we achieve the target number of books, in attempting to do so we will have helped spread the word about lots of Australian authors - and that's what it's really all about!

Nay&Sven said...

Tracey, I'll have a go at the "Aussie Author" section.

Tracey said...

Hi Jo, thanks for dropping by, and you're right, the challenge will definitely get us reading and talking about more Aussie authors which is a wonderful thing.

Nay, I'd love for you to join in. Jo does a great job of hosting :-) Got any ideas for what you'll be reading?

Marg said...

Thanks for joining in again on the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge!

I am also participating in the Aussie Author challenge again this year!

Tracey said...

Hi Marg, you're more than welcome, I'm really looking forward to it.

I'm reading my first one for the challenge now actually, Kate Morton's 'The Secret Keeper'. Luckily it also qualifies for the Aussie Author challenge too!

Marg said...

I just started that book today myself!

Tracey said...

Really? I'm loving it so far! She's one of my fav authors and I don't want the book to end because I know it'll be a long wait until her next one :-)

Bev Hankins said...

So glad you're joining in on the Mt. TBR Challenge! Good luck with your climb.

Tracey said...

Thanks Bev!