reading challenges 2013


My second reading challenge for 2013 is the New Authors challenge. It’s hosted by Literary Escapism.

Here are the guidelines:

1, The challenge will run from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
2, Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels. Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from anthologies.
3, I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors. It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be. If you reach your goal halfway through the year, don’t stop. Any new author you try can be added to Mr. Linky. We all want to know about your new experience.
4, After reading your new author, write your review and then come back here and add your link to Mr. Linky. Make sure you include your name and the author, but adding the title is completely up to you.
5, Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome. You don’t have to have a site to participate. You can link up via Facebook, GoodReads or even Amazon if you’d like.

I’m going to choose 25 authors.
1, Yvonne Navarro: Wicked Willow I – the Darkening
2, Jill Archer: Dark Light of Day
3, Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio: Agatha H. and the Airship City
4, Steven Harper: The Doomsday Vault
5, Sean Ferrell: Man in the Empty Suit
6, Paul Byers: Act of God
7, Yvonne Carroll: Leprechaun Tales
8, Patrick Weeks: The Palace Job
9, Issui Ogawa: The Lord of the Sands of Time
10, Peter Ackroyd: London Under
11, Jim C. Hines: The Stepsister Scheme
12, Aliette de Bodard: Servant of the Underworld
13, Rosa Montero: Tears in Rain
14, Adam Christopher: Empire State
15, Robert J. Sawyer: Flashforward
16, Martha Miller: The Retirement Plan
17, Jefferey Deaver: The Bone Collector
18, Donna Leon: Death at La Fenice
19, P. C. Martin: Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus
20, Patricia Barnes-Svarney: Loyalties
21, Elizabeth Kostova: The Historian
22, Michael J. Martinez: The Deadalus Incident
23, Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling ed.: Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells
24, Karina Cooper: Gilded
25, A. Lee Martinez: Emperor Mollusk versus the Sinister Brain
26, J. G. Ballard: The Drowned World

I’ve now signed up for my first reading challenge for 2013:

As bloggers we are all on timetables to read books, get reviews posted, host giveaways, etc.
But we also travel around to other blogs and see books we would just like to read because of their recommendation or the cover or title catches our interest. The Meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” adds more books to my Wish List and To-Be-Read pile every week.

As followers you get our recommendations, win books from us, pick up books at the library or buy them at a store.
But our lives are so busy these books sometimes sit in our To-Be-Read piles for months or even years.
This is the third year I am hosting this challenge to
encourage you to read some of those books.
12 books in 12 months JUST FOR FUN!!!!!!!!!!

The challenge page is in GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/83915-just-for-fun-reading-challenge-2013

Read:
1, John Vornholt: Babylon 5: Voices
2, Kerry Greenwood: Death Before Wicket
3, Kerry Greenwood: Away with the Fairies
4, Kerry Greenwood: Murder in Montparnasse
5, Kerry Greenwood: Castlemaine Murders
6, Kerry Greenwood: Death by Water
7, Kerry Greenwood: Murder on a Midsummer Night
8, Jim C. Hines: Mermaid’s Madness
9, Kerry Greenwood: Earthly Delights
10, Kerry Greenwood: Heavenly Pleasures
11, Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Skirmishes
12, Kerry Greenwood: Devil’s Food

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