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2011 Reading Challenges!

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Yes, another challenge. Hosted by iubookgirl, the Edgar Awards Reading Challenge features any book that has been awarded with the Edgar Award. I’m going for the Sergeant level, which is 4-6 books. Here are my [possible] five:

1. Buried by Robin Merrow MacCready
2. Rat Life by Tedd Arnold
3. Acceleration by Graham McNamee
4. Reality Check by Peter Abrahams
5. Paper Towns by John Green

The 2011 book blogger recommendation challenge is hosted by Jennifer from Reading with Tequila!

The Rules:

  • Challenge will run January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Participants can join anytime throughout the challenge.
  • Create an intro post, linking back to this post.
  • Sign up with the MckLinky below. Please link to your challenge intro post, not your blog home page.
  • Chose your own books from the list. You can decide to read books only on the Top 25 list or from the entire recommendation list. You do not have to make a list of books before the challenge begins.
  • All forms of books acceptable (audiobooks, eBooks, etc.)
  • Rereads do not count towards the completion of the challenge. The challenge is about discovering books that are new to you.
  • You don’t need a blog to participate.
  • Reviews, while always appreciated, are not mandatory.

I’m going for level III which is 15 books, but I have a list of 18 that I want to try for, so if I have extra time, I’ll squeeze in 2 more and make it to level IV. (: Here are the possible books:

1. The Stand – Stephen King
2. Paranormalcy – Kiersten White
3. DreamFever – Karen Marie Moning
4. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
5. The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
6. Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan
7. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
8. Graceling – Kristin Cashore
9. The Princess Bride – William Goldman
10. Fallen – Lauren Kate
11. Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick
12. It – Stephen King
13. Sleepless – Terri Clark
14. The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
15. Wicked – Gregory Maguire
16. Across the Universe – Beth Revis
17. Delirium – Lauren Oliver
18. Beautiful Darkness – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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Hosted at Among the Muses, I absolutely love this challenge! I adore fairy tale retellings and this will give me a good excuse to read more! 😀

Challenge Objective:
To read stories that have taken classic fairy tales that we all know and love, and have woven them into a new alternative tale that mirrors the original.

Challenge Guidelines:

  • Challenge runs from January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011.
  • You can join along in the fun at anytime during the year.
  • Create a post with the graphic that links back to this post! Sign up using Mr. Linky.
  • You do not need to select your books ahead of time. Just make sure that you have a list of them at the end of the challenge.
  • You can review on your own blog, or have a little fun and compare and contrast the book you read with a classic fairy tale! 

          **However, Reviews are NOT necessary!!**

  • Cross-overs with other challenges are welcome.
  • Retold fairy tales can span across any genre and sub-genre — including YA (there’s some great ones out there!) — can be any length, and in any format.
  • The book MUST be fiction, and be a retold fairy tale.
  • You can change your challenge level at any time.

I’m going for the Magical level, 4-6 retold fairy tale reads. I’ll list them here once I choose them:

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