Sunday, December 29, 2013

Final Update on the 2013 Reading Challenges

oh yes!  The time has finally arrived.  I will never have to worry about my reading challenges for 2013, again! Ever!  This year was arduously difficult to actually put my challenges to completion.  So here's how they went.  

My biggest hits were Mystery/Thrillers, Historical Fiction, and just like any other year, quite a it of nonfiction.

Completed Challenges:

Remaining Challenges:

 
(0/5): 0% Completed
HARUKI MURAKAMI READING CHALLENGE continued from 2012
Not completing this challenge is probably the saddest point in looking back on these challenges.  I absolutely love Murakami.  I definitely have to make it a point to read all his novels next year.  Can you all relate to what I'm saying? :(





(0/5): 0% Completed
SOUTH ASIAN CHALLENGE continued from 2012










(2/5): 40% Completed
EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE 2013
GOAL: To read/review 5 books by different European authors or set in different European countries:
1. SWEDEN: The Girl Who Played with Fire
2. NETHERLANDS: The Dinner by Herman Koch





(5/11): 45% Completed
AWARD-WINNING READING CHALLENGE 2013
GOAL: To read/review 11-25 award winning books
1. The Girl Who Played With Fire (Mystery/Thriller- GoodReads Choice Award for Mystery/Thriller 2009)
2.  Bared to You by Sylvia day (Amazon's Best Books of the Year for Romance 2012)
3. Behind the Beautiful Forevers (National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012)
4. Quiet by Susan Cain (GoodReads Choice Award for Best Nonfiction 2012)
5.The Raven Boys (YALSA Best Fiction For Young Adults - 2013)

(0/5): 0% Completed
2013 BOOK BLOGGER RECOMMENDATION CHALLENGE








(5/5): 100% Completed
2013 MYSTERY/CRIME READING CHALLENGE
GOAL: To read/review 5 mystery/crime novels
1. The Girl Who Played With Fire
2. The Dinner by Herman Koch
3.  The Stonecutter
4. The Hollow Man
5. Never Tell





(0/5): 0% Completed
THE CLASSICS READING CHALLENGE 2013










(6/5): 120% Completed
HISTORICAL FICTION READING CHALLENGE 2013
GOAL: To read/review 5 books of historical fiction
1. The House Girl
2. The Accursed
3. The Thread
4. The Shadow Queen
5. The Twelve Rooms of the Nile
6. Beautiful Lies
 




(8/12): 66% Completed
2013 ECLECTIC READER CHALLENGE
1. Translated Fiction: The Alchemist
2. Historical Mystery: The House Girl
3. Romance Suspence:
4. Made into a Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
6. Urban Fantasy: The Raven Boys
7.Dystopian: Mila 2.0
9. LGBT:
10. Action Adventure:
12. Published in 2013:


 (0/6): 0% Completed
2013 BOOK TO MOVIE CHALLENGE







 (0/2): 0% Completed
TEA & BOOKS READING CHALLENGE 2013
GOAL: To read/review 2 books of 650+ pages (fiction/nonfiction, rereads, antologies included)
1. The Accursed (688 pages)








 (26/20): 110% Completed
GOAL: To read/review more than 20 books of nonfiction (ARCs, rereads, all genres & formats)

(0/7): 0% Completed







(0/3): 0% Completed













(28/100): 28% Completed
GOAL: To read/review 100 FICTION books

(2/10): 20% Completed
2013 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen
GOAL: to Read 10 novels








How was your 2013 year of reading?

Bookserk by Author

Milan Kundera (4) Jane Austen (3) Stephenie Meyer (3) Suzanne Collins (3) Bernhard Schlink (2) F. Scott Fitzgerald (2) H.G. Wells (2) Herman Hesse (2) JRR Tolkien (2) Jules Verne (2) Khaled Hosseini (2) Paulo Coelho (2) Sam Kean (2) Stieg Larsson (2) Sylvia Day (2) A.G. Howard (1) Adam Johnson (1) Alafair Burke (1) Albert Einstein (1) Alexander Soderberg (1) Alicia Hendley (1) Amanda Hocking (1) Andre Dubus III (1) Ann Patchett (1) Aravind Adiga (1) Azar Nafisi (1) Barbara Kingsolver (1) Becky Aikman (1) Camilla Lackberg (1) Carl Sagan (1) Cat Hellisen (1) Charles Webb (1) Charlotte Bronte (1) Chinua Achebe (1) Chris Prentiss (1) Chrisanna Northrup (1) Christopher S. Stewart (1) Clare Clark (1) Clive Barker (1) Coltaire Rapaille (1) Dai Sijie (1) Daniel J. Levitin (1) Daniel Kahneman (1) Daniel Pink (1) David Foster Wallace (1) David Levithan (1) David Sedaris (1) Debra Driza (1) Domenica Ruta (1) Don Miguel Ruiz (1) Douglas Adams (1) Elie Weisel (1) Emily Bronte (1) Emlyn Chand (1) Enid Shomer (1) Epictetus (1) George Orwell (1) George R.R. Martin (1) Greg Graffin (1) Gretchen Rubin (1) Harper Lee (1) Haruki Murakami (1) Herman Koch (1) JR Moehringer (1) Jane Eyre (1) Jennifer Egan (1) Jodi Meadows (1) John Eldredge (1) John Englander (1) John Kenney (1) John Steinbeck (1) John T Cacioppo (1) Joyce Carol Oates (1) Judy Blume (1) Julia Glass (1) Karen Thompson Walker (1) Karol Jackowski (1) Kate Chopin (1) Kate Walbert (1) Katherine Boo (1) Lauren DeStefano (1) Lisa See (1) Lois Lowry (1) Lou Marinoff PhD (1) Madhulika Sikka (1) Maggie Stiefvater (1) Margot Livesey (1) Marissa Meyer (1) Martha Stout (1) Mary Roach (1) Mary Shelley (1) Meg Howrey (1) Megan Abbott (1) Natalie Babbitt (1) Nujood Ali (1) Oliver Harris (1) Paulo Giordano (1) Poet Charles Swain (1) Poet Margaret E. Sangster (1) Priscille Sibley (1) Ray Bradbury (1) Rebecca Dean (1) Richard Francis (1) Robert Louis Stevenson (1) Robert M. Pirsig (1) Rudyard Kipling (1) Sarah Gruen (1) Sharon Lebell (1) Shirley MacLaine (1) Stasi Eldredge (1) Stephen Chbosky (1) Sue Kidd Monk (1) Susan Cain (1) Susanna Calahan (1) Tara Conklin (1) Tea Obreht (1) Terri Giuliano Long (1) Thrity Umrigar (1) Victoria Hislop (1) Virginia Morell (1) Voltaire (1) Zora Neale Hurston (1)

Bookserk Globally

Bookserk by Publishing House

Harper Perennial Publishing (8) Random House Publishing (7) Crown Publishing (6) Little Brown and Company Publishing (6) Harper Publishing (4) Knopf Publishing (4) Scholastic Press Publishing (4) Vintage Publishing (4) W.W. Norton Company Publishing (4) Anchor Publishing (3) Atria Books Publishing (3) Free Press Publishing (3) HarperCollins Publishing (3) Penguin Books Publishing (3) Riverhead Books Publishing (3) Ballantine Books Publishing (2) Bantam Books Publishing (2) BarnesNoble Classics Publishing (2) Broadway Publishing (2) Harmony Publishing (2) Harper Paperback Publishing (2) Hyperion Publishing (2) Katherine Tegen Books Publishing (2) Simon and Schuster Publishing (2) William Morrow Publishing (2) Algonquin Books Publishing (1) Amber Allen Publishing (1) Amulet Books Publishing (1) Berkley Trade Publishing (1) Blue Crown Press Publishing (1) Createspace Publishing (1) Crown Business Publishing (1) Del Rey Publishing (1) Dover Publishing (1) Ember Publishing (1) Faber and Faber Publishing (1) Farrar Straus Giroux Publications (1) Feiwel Friends Publishing (1) Five Rivers Chapmanry Publishing (1) Gallery Books Publishing (1) Grand Central Publishing (1) HarperOne (1) Hill and Wang Publishing (1) Hogarth Publishing (1) It Books Publication (1) MJF Books Publishing (1) MTV books and Pocket Books Publishing (1) McGraw Hill Higher Education Publishing (1) Nelson Publishing (1) Pamela Dorman Books Publishing (1) Pantheon Publishing (1) Plaza Y Janes Publishing (1) Plume Publishing (1) Pocket Publishing (1) Puffin Publishing (1) Quill Publishing (1) Reagan Arthur Books Publishing (1) Science Bookshelf Publishing (1) Signet Classics Publishing (1) St. Martin's Press Publishing (1) Touchstone Publishing (1) Virago Publishing (1) Washington Square Press Publishing (1)