My second reading challenge this year will be the

In this challenge, the participants try to get as many points as they can. Points come from various books-related stuff, such as posting reviews, reading to a child, going to a con, or reading a new author.

I’m going to just read and post reviews.

January
Additional points:
30 Points – Become a follower of Between The Pages blog
30 Points – For adding our Take The Journey badge to your blog or website
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates
January bonus
6 Blogs visited: 12

Books read and reviewed:
1, Naomi Novik: Victory of Eagles
2, Elaine Cunningham: Wizardwar (a review for the Finnish print SFF magazine Portti)
3, Elizabeth Peters: The Hippopotamus Pool
4, Sharon Shinn: Dark Moon Defender
5, Kristine Smith: Rules of Conflict

Audiobooks relistened, no review because I’ve reviewed them last year:
1, Connie Willis: To say nothing of the dog
2, Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Buried Deep

Familiar authors read: 7, each 2 points: 14
New authors read: 0, each 4 points: 0
Reviews posted: 5, each 3: 15

January point total so far: 106

February
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates
February bonus
Blogs visited, each one 2 points:

Books read and reviewed:
1, Lois McMaster Bujold: The Curse of Chalion
2, Elizabeth Peters: Seeing a Large Cat
3, R. A. MacAvoy: Tea with the Black Dragon
4, Caleb Fox: Zadayi Red
5, Megan Whalen Turner: the Queen of Attolia
6,Kirsten Imani Kasai: Ice Song

Audiobooks relistened, no review:
1, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Study in Scarlet

Familiar authors read: 5, each 2 points: 10
New authors read: 2, each 4 points: 8
Reviews posted: 6, each 3 points: 18

February point total : 41

March
60 March bonus points for joining Book Crossing and releasing one book.
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates

Books read and reviewed:
1, Elizabeth Peters:: The Ape that Guards the Balance
2, Ilona Andrews: Magic Bites
3, Connie Willis: Blackout
4, Amanda Cross: In the Last Analysis
5, Mike Shepard: Kris Longknife: Mutineer
6, Ian Rankin: Knots and Crosses

Familiar authors read: 2, each 2 points: 4
New authors read: 4, each 4 points: 16
Reviews posted: 6, each 3 points: 18

March point total: 103

April
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates
70 Points – April bonus points for taking part in the Blogmania

1, Elizabeth Peters: The Falcon at the Portal
2, Julie E. Czernada: To Trade the Stars
3, Jim Butcher: Fool Moon
4, Elizabeth Bear: Dust
5, Weiss and Hickman: Dragons of the Hourglass Mage (a review for the Finnish print SFF magazine Portti)
6, Martha Grimes: The Man with a Load of Mischief

Familiar authors read: 5, each 2 points: 10
New authors read: 1, each 4 points: 4
Reviews posted: 6, each 3 points: 18

April point total so far: 107

May
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates

1, Kate Elliott: Shadow Gate
2, Jim Butcher: Grave Peril
3, Alexander McCall Smith: No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
4, Elizabeth Bear: Hell and Earth
5, Laura Anne Gilman: Staying Dead
6, Lisa Shearin: Magic Lost, Trouble Found

Audiobooks relistened, no review:
Naomi Novik: Throne of Jade
Naomi Novik: the Black Powder War

Familiar authors read: 4, each 2 points: 8
New authors read: 3, each 4 points: 12
Reviews posted: 6, each 3 points: 18

May point total: 43
Point total so far: 212

June
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates
40 Points – June bonus

1, Walter Greatshell: Xombies: Apocalypse Blues
2, Steven Brust: Brokedown Palace
3, Carrie Vaughn: Kitty and the Midnight Hour
4, Ngaio Marsh: Opening Night
5, Patricia McKillip: In the Forests of Serre
6, Geraldine McCaughrean: The Questing Knights of the Faerie Queen
7, Marjorie Liu: The Iron Hunt
8, Alastair Reynolds: House of Suns

Audiobooks relistened, no review:
Naomi Novik: Empire of Ivory
Connie Willies: To Say Nothing of the Dog

Familiar authors read: 4, each 2 points: 8
New authors read: 6, each 4 points: 24
Reviews posted: 8, each 3 points: 24

June point total: 101
Point total so far: 313

July
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates

1, Michelle West: Hunter’s Death
2, Rowena Cory Daniells: The King’s Bastard
3, C. J. Cherryh: Chanur’s Venture
4, Paul DiFilippo: The Steampunk Trilogy
5, Lori Devoti: Amazon ink
6, Stacia Kane: Unholy Ghosts
7, Roger Zelazny: Isle of the Dead
8, Elizabeth Peters: He Shall Thunder in the Sky
9, Steven Brust: Cowboy Feng’s Space Bar and Grill
10, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller: Local Custom

Audiobooks relistened, no review:
Naomi Novik: Victory of Eagles

Familiar authors read: 6, each 2 points: 12
New authors read: 6, each 4 points: 24
Reviews posted: 10, each 3 points: 30

July point total: 71
Point total so far: 384

August:
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates
100 points -bonus activity

1, C. J. Cherryh: The Kif Strike Back
2, Ilona Andrew: Magic Burns
3, Roger Zelazny: Roadmarks
4, Jocelynn Drake: Nightwalker
5, Dana Stabenow: A Cold Day for Murder
6, Zoë Sharp: Killer Instinct
7, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller: Scout’s Progress
8, Dora Machado: Stonewiser: the Heart of Stone
9, Stacia Kane: Unholy Magic
10, Elizabeth Peters: Lord of the Silent
11, Rowena Cory Daniells: The Uncrowned King

Familiar authors read: 7, each 2 points: 14
New authors read: 4, each 4 points: 16
Reviews posted: 11, each 3 points: 33

August point total: 168
Point total so far: 552

September
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates

1, Stacia Kane: City of Ghosts
2, Dumas: the Three Musketeers
3, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller: Conflict of Honors
4, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, ed.: The Faery Reel: Tales From the Twilight Realm
5, Rowena Cory Daniells: The Usuper
6, Kim Harrison: Every Which Way But Dead
7, C. J. Cherryh: Chanur’s Homecoming

Familiar authors read: 5, each 2 points: 10
New authors read: 2, each 4 points: 8
Reviews posted: 7, each 3 points: 21

September point total: 44
Point total so far: 596

October
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates

1, Karl Schroeder: The Sunless Countries
2, Aaron Allston: Terminator Dreams
3, C. L. Moore: Jirel of Joiry
4, Timothy Zahn: Terminator Salvation: From the Ashes
5, Alexandre Dumas, père: Vingt ans après
6, Lisa Shearin: Armed and Magical
7, Liz Williams: the Demon and the City
8, Lois McMaster Bujold: Cryoburn
9, Kristine Smith: Law of Survival

Audiobooks relistened, no review:
Connie Willis: Blackout

Familiar authors read: 8, each 2 points: 16
New authors read: 2, each 4 points: 4
Reviews posted: 9, each 3 points: 27

October point total: 52
Point total so far: 648

November
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates

1, Elaine Cunningham: The Floodgate
2, Connie Willis: All Clear
3, Marie Brennan: In Ashes Lie
4, Elizabeth Peters: The Golden One
5, Rachel Caine: Heat Stroke
6, L. A. Banks: Minion
7, Walter Greatshell: Xombies: Apocalypticon
8, Barbara Hambly: Immortal Blood
9, Laura Anne Gilman: Curse the Dark

Familiar authors read: 7, each 2 points: 14
New authors read: 2, each 4 points: 8
Reviews posted: 9, each 3 points: 27

November point total: 54
Point total so far: 702

December
5 Points – For each month you post your point total updates

1, Lloyd Alexander: The El Dorado Adventure
2, Peter Elbling: the Food Taster
3, Anton Gill: City on the Horizon
4, Claire McCleary: The Alchemy of Murder

Familiar authors read: 1, each 2 points: 2
New authors read: 3, each 4 points: 12
Reviews posted: 4, each 3 points: 12

December point total: 31
The final point total: 733

Books read or listened: 96

The challenge ended 15 of December. I had a great time!