Nothing But Reading Challenges discussion

99 views
Member's Reading List > Lani's 2013 Reading Challenges

Comments Showing 1-10 of 10 (10 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Lani (last edited Jan 15, 2013 02:01PM) (new)

Lani (hiddenpasts) | 120 comments Maybe 2013 will be the year I keep up with my reading, because 2012 sure wasn't. Planning ahead may help!

End of the Year:

-Serious Readers Level 1
-A Voyage in History
-BA in History

No Time Limit:

-1001 Books
-Sub-Genre Challenge
-Throughout the Centuries
-Presidential Challenge


message 2: by Lani (last edited Jan 22, 2013 10:34PM) (new)

Lani (hiddenpasts) | 120 comments 1001 Books To Read Before You Die

Read in 2013: 0
Total Read: 46

Goals for 2013:
-A book by Dumas
-A book by Atwood
-A book by Dickens
-A Russian book
-A German book
-A Spanish book
-A French book: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
-One book from each of the centuries:
---2000's
---1900's
---1800's
---1700's
---Pre-1700's

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo


message 3: by Lani (last edited Jan 27, 2013 12:58AM) (new)

Lani (hiddenpasts) | 120 comments Sub-Genre Challenge

Young-adult (7/7) - Completed
Coming Of Age- Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel (7/8)
Juvenile- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (7/25)
Teen- Hate List by Jennifer Brown (7/11)
YA Fantasy- Fingerprints #1: Gifted Touch by Melinda Metz (7/20)
YA Paranormal- Hereafter by Tara Hudson (7/26)
YA Romance- Where She Went by Gayle Forman (7/24)
YA Science Fiction- Delirium by Lauren Oliver (7/28)


Saving Zoë by Alyson NoelA Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1) by Madeleine L'EngleHate List by Jennifer BrownGifted Touch (Fingerprints, #1) by Melinda MetzHereafter (Hereafter, #1) by Tara HudsonWhere She Went (If I Stay, #2) by Gayle FormanDelirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver
 

Romance (10/11)
Contemporary Romance: One Season of Sunshine by Julia London
Erotica: Dirty by Megan Hart (7/31)
Fantasy Romance: The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman (1/10)
Historical Romance: Silk Is For Seduction by Loretta Chase (7/31)
Inspirational Romance: Treasures of the North by Tracie Peterson (1/30)
Lesbian Romance: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
M M Romance: Know Not Why: A Novel by Hannah Johnson
Paranormal Romance: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Romantic Suspense: Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen (8/16)
Science Fiction Romance: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
Time Travel Romance: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (8/1)


One Season of Sunshine (Cedar Springs #2) by Julia LondonDirty by Megan HartThe Ice Queen by Alice HoffmanSilk Is For Seduction (The Dressmakers, #1) by Loretta ChaseThe Parting (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, #1) by Beverly LewisFingersmith by Sarah WatersKnow Not Why A Novel by Hannah JohnsonDarkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie MoningGirl Missing by Tess GerritsenGrimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann AguirreOutlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon


Mystery (1/7)
Cozy Mystery- One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Detective- Snømannen by Jo Nesbø
Murder Mystery- The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
Noir- The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
Historical Mystery- And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
Paranormal Mystery- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Culinary Mystery- Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs


One For The Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet EvanovichSnømannen (Harry Hole, #7) by Jo NesbøThe Surgeon (Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles, #1) by Tess GerritsenThe Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1) by James EllroyAnd Only to Deceive (Lady Emily, #1) by Tasha AlexanderThe Historian by Elizabeth KostovaEggs in Purgatory (Cackleberry Club, #1) by Laura Childs
 

Fantasy (0/12)
Dark Fantasy- Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Dragons- Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Epic Fantasy- A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Fairy Tales- Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
Fantasy Of Manners- Soulless by Gail Carriger
High Fantasy- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Low Fantasy- Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Magic- Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Mythology- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Paranormal- Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Sword And Sorcery- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Urban Fantasy- Moon Called by Patricia Briggs


Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels, #1) by Anne BishopEon Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1) by Alison GoodmanA Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. MartinBeauty by Robin McKinleySoulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail CarrigerThe Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick RothfussDead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine HarrisPoison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. SnyderAmerican Gods by Neil GaimanBitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley ArmstrongThe Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott LynchMoon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs


Short-stories (0/2)
Flash Fiction- AM/PM by Amelia Gray
Short Story Collection- The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block


AM/PM by Amelia GrayThe Rose and the Beast Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block


Science-fiction (0/14)
Aliens- I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Alternate History- The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Alternate Universe- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Apocalyptic- Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
Cyberpunk- Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Dying Earth- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Dystopia- Animal Farm by George Orwell
Military Science Fiction- The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Planetary Romance- Dune by Frank Herbert
Post Apocalyptic- Feed by Mira Grant
Space Opera- Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Steampunk- The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Sword And Planet- A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Time Travel- To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis


I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus LoreThe Man in the High Castle by Philip K. DickThe Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper FfordeAlas, Babylon by Pat FrankAnathem by Neal StephensonThe Road by Cormac McCarthyAnimal Farm by George OrwellThe Forever War (The Forever War, #1) by Joe HaldemanDune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by Frank HerbertFeed (Newsflesh, #1) by Mira GrantRed Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1) by Kim Stanley RobinsonThe Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1) by Kady CrossA Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1) by Edgar Rice BurroughsTo Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis



message 4: by Lani (last edited Dec 23, 2012 02:27AM) (new)

Lani (hiddenpasts) | 120 comments Challenge: Throughout the Centuries
Description: Read books published in each century from the 14th century onward. From the 19th century onward, read a book for each decade.

9/35

14th Century:
Inferno by Dante Alighieri (Published 1313)
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Published 1390)

Inferno (The Divine Comedy, #1) by Dante Alighieri The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

15th Century:
The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan (Published 1405)

The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan

16th Century:
Utopia by Thomas More (Published 1516)
Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais (Published 1532)
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (Published 1600)

Utopia by Thomas More Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

17th Century:
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Published 1605)
The Tempest by William Shakespeare (Published 1611)
The Princesse de Clèves by Marie-Madeleine de LaFayette (Published 1678)

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra The Tempest by William Shakespeare The Princesse de Clèves by Madame de La Fayette

18th Century:
Clarissa, or the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson (Published 1748)
Candide by Voltaire (Published 1759)
Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress by Frances Burney (Published 1782)
Camilla by Frances Burney (Published 1796)

Clarissa, or the History of a Young Lady  by Samuel Richardson Candide by Voltaire Cecilia by Fanny Burney Camilla by Fanny Burney

19th Century:
--1801-1810: Corinne: or Italy by Anne Louise Germaine de Staël (Published 1806)
--1811-1820: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Published 1913
--1821-1830: The Last Day of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo (Published 1829)
--1831-1840: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo (Published 1831)
--1841-1850: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë (Published 1848)
--1851-1860: Bleak House by Charles Dickens (Published 1853)
--1861-1870: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (Published 1862)
--1871-1880: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Published 1873)
--1881-1890: A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (Published 1887)
--1891-1900: The Beetle by Richard Marsh (Published 1897)

Corinne, or Italy by Anne-Louise-Germaine de Staël Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The Last Day of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë Bleak House by Charles Dickens Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Beetle  by Richard Marsh

20th Century:
--1901-1910: A Room With a View by E.M. Forster (Published 1908)
--1911-1920: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (Published 1920)
--1921-1930: A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf (Published 1929)
--1931-1940: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (Published 1938)
--1941-1950: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Published 1943)
--1951-1960: Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (Published 1959)
--1961-1970: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Published 1968)
--1971-1980: Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley (Published 1978)
--1981-1990: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (Published 1989)
--1991-2000: Tara Road by Maeve Binchy (Published 1991)

A Room with a View by E.M. Forster The Age of Innocence (Everyman's Library Classics, #202) by Edith Wharton A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick Beauty by Robin McKinley The Pillars of the Earth (The Pillars of the Earth, #1) by Ken Follett Tara Road by Maeve Binchy

21st Century: Completed
--2001-2010: The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (Published 2008)
--2011-2020: Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Published 2011)

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver



message 5: by Lani (last edited Jan 02, 2013 04:46PM) (new)

Lani (hiddenpasts) | 120 comments Ok so I've decided I need to read (auto)biographies of every US President since I have shaky knowledge of anyone before uhhh... Clinton to be honest. Save for the popular ones. To be fair Clinton, GWB, and Obama are the only presidents I've ever really lived with (Bush Sr. for my first 2 years of life, but I obviously don't remember his presidency). I can't even give you their names in order. Who knows how long this will take me! We may have a 45th by the time I'm done. Or I may read multiple books on some of the presidents if I'm particularly intrigued by them (or even toss in some Vice Presidents and First Ladies...). So all the rambling leads into my Presidents Challenge list!

Presidents Challenge
Duration: No time limit
Book Read: 0/44+

1. George Washington:
His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis

His Excellency George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis

2. John Adams
John Adams by David McCullough

John Adams by David McCullough


message 6: by Luanna (new)

Luanna (goodreadscomcater2me_ca) Lani: That is a really great and interesting challenge. Keep us posted and I may join in.


message 7: by Lisa Kay (last edited Dec 27, 2012 08:50AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments It is interesting, Lani.


message 8: by Lani (last edited Feb 16, 2013 11:56PM) (new)

Lani (hiddenpasts) | 120 comments Serious Readers Challenge for 2013: Level 1

Read: 20/100


1. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (Jan. 2)
2. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Jan. 9)
4. Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins (Jan. 14)
5. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Jan. 15)
6. The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen (Jan. 16)
7. Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz (Jan. 22)
8. Locke and Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill (Jan. 23)
9. We3 by Grant Morrison (Jan. 23)
10. Fables, Vol. 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham (Jan. 23)
11. Locke and Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill (Jan. 26)
12. Know Not Why: A Novel by Hannah Johnson (Jan. 27)
13. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig (Jan. 31)
14. Easy by Tammara Webber (Feb. 5)
15. Girls with Slingshots, Vol. 1 by Danielle Corsetto (Feb. 10)
16. Girls With Slingshots, Vol. 2 by Danielle Corsetto (Feb. 10)
17. Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue (Feb. 10)
18. Girls With Slingshots, Vol. 3 by Danielle Corsetto (Feb. 10)
19. The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen (Feb. 12)
20. Girls With Slingshots, Vol. 4 by Danielle Corsetto (Feb. 13)
21. Girls with Slingshots, Vol. 5 by Danielle Corsetto (Feb. 17)
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.
51.
52.
53.
54.
55.
56.
57.
58.
59.
60.
61.
62.
63.
64.
65.
66.
67.
68.
69.
70.
71.
72.
73.
74.
75.
76.
77.
78.
79.
80.
81.
82.
83.
84.
85.
86.
87.
88.
89.
90.
91.
92.
93.
94.
95.
96.
97.
98.
99.
100.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Wonder by R.J. Palacio Temptation (Temptation, #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1) by L. Frank Baum The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz Locke and Key, Vol. 1 Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill We3 by Grant Morrison Fables, Vol. 2 Animal Farm by Bill Willingham Locke and Key, Vol. 2 Head Games by Joe Hill Know Not Why A Novel by Hannah Johnson The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1) by Lauren Willig Easy by Tammara Webber Girls with Slingshots, Vol. 1 by Danielle Corsetto Girls With Slingshots, Vol. 2 by Danielle Corsetto Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue Girls With Slingshots, Vol. 3 by Danielle Corsetto The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1) by Jessica Sorensen Girls With Slingshots, Vol. 4 by Danielle Corsetto Girls with Slingshots, Vol. 5 by Danielle Corsetto


message 9: by Lani (last edited Feb 10, 2013 01:51AM) (new)

Lani (hiddenpasts) | 120 comments A Voyage Through History
Duration: January 15, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Level: Medium
3/22 done


Anything B.C.
1. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
2. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, #1) by Jean M. Auel Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

1st-5th Century
1. Flow Down Like Silver: Hypatia of Alexandria by Ki Longfellow
2. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Flow Down Like Silver Hypatia of Alexandria by Ki Longfellow The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

6th-10th Century
1. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
2. The Once and Future King by T.H. White

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4) by T.H. White

11th-12th Century
1. The Physician by Noah Gordon
2. A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Physician (Cole Family Trilogy, #1) by Noah Gordon A Place Beyond Courage (William Marshal, #1) by Elizabeth Chadwick

13th Century
1. The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot
2. Here be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman

The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot Here be Dragons (Welsh Princes, #1) by Sharon Kay Penman

14th Century
1. World Without End by Ken Follett
2. Katherine by Anya Seton

World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2) by Ken Follett Katherine by Anya Seton

15th Century
1. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman
2. The Queen's Vow: A Novel Of Isabella Of Castile by C.W. Gortner

The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman The Queen's Vow A Novel Of Isabella Of Castile by C.W. Gortner

16th Century
1. Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
2. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) by Hilary Mantel

17th Century
1. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
2. Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier Forever Amber  by Kathleen Winsor

18th Century
1. The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen (Jan. 16)
2. Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue (Feb. 10)

The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

19th Century
1. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
2. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig (Jan. 31)

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1) by Lauren Willig


message 10: by Lani (last edited Feb 10, 2013 01:53AM) (new)

Lani (hiddenpasts) | 120 comments Degree: BA HISTORY

4/23

Science & Mathematics tasks :
1.
2.
3.

Social Sciences tasks :
1. Revolution: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
2.
3.

Language tasks :
1.


Arts tasks :
1. Know Not Why: A Novel by Hannah Johnson (Arthur plays the piano) (Jan. 27)

Literature tasks :
1.
2.
3.

History tasks :
1. Non-fiction
2. Non-fiction
3. Ancient: BC – 4th century
4. Medieval: 5th century – 13th century
5. Renaissance: 14 century – 16th century
6. Early Modern: 17th century – 18th century: The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen (Jan. 16)
7. Modern: 19th century – 1960
8. Europe: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue (Feb. 10)
9. Location
10. Location
11. Altered history
12. Dual story: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig (Jan. 31)


back to top