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oh hey 2012!

what's up, 2012? about time you got here! i've been waiting to get crackin' on this new set of reading challenges!

here are the challenges i've committed to for 2012 and the books that fit the bill. i'm open to suggestions, so be sure to leave me some solid leads in the comments too!
1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
4. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
5. Dune by Frank Herbert
6. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
7. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
8. Across the Universe  by Beth Revis
9. Waterfall (River of Time #1) by Lisa Bergren
10. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
11. Neuromancer by William Gibson
12. Watchmen by Alan Moore

Level 1: 12 books
Not sure yet. Will keep y'all posted!

1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
2. Mara Dyer #2 by Michelle Hodkin
3. Perception by Kim Harrington
4. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
5. ?
6. ?
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10. ?

Debut Author Challenge hosted by The Story Siren.
1. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
3. When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen
4. The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
5. The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards
6. Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse by Lucas Klauss
7. Croak by Gina Damico
8. This One Time with Julia by David Lampson
9. Fracture by Megan Miranda
10. ?
11. ?
12. ?

2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge hosted by a ton of peeps.
31-40 books - Love at First Sight
yeah, i'm not making a list for this one. 

1. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
2. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson #2) by Rick Riordan
3. Titans Curse (PJ #3) by Rick Riordan
4. The Battle of the Labyrinth (PJ #4) by Rick Riordan
5. ?
6. ?
7. ?
8. ?
9. ?
10. ?

what about you? what challenges are you eyeing and spying at this point in the game? 
are there challenges i missed you think i should check out? let me know in the comments!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Awesome!! I never end up finding out about reading challenges, so you just introduced me to a bunch!! I think I'm going to join the Sophomore one (heck YES INSURGENT!!!) and the debut author challenge too.

    You have so many awesome books on your shelf already!! I LOVED LOVED LOVED Incarnate! I hope you do too!

    Here's to a well-read 2012!

  2. You are way more ambitious than I am! :) I, so far, have only joined DAC. I am considering the TBR challenge though. Good luck and happy new year!

  3. You need to add Something Like Maybe by Trish Doller to your Debut Challenge!!

  4. I still need to sign up for challenges. Blah.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR LISA! I bet you will accomplish all of these because you are awesome to the fifth power, yo.

  5. so many of these books you have listed are the bombdiggity.

    and um, how did i not know about a mythology challenge? HOW? nobody loves a myth like me. i'm having a bit of a meltdown right now trying to figure out how to fit another challenge in. oh my word.

  6. For the YA Mythology challenge, you could read Abandon by Meg Cabot and Underworld (its sequel which is coming out this year!). Also, the Shadow Thieves and Everneath. (:

  7. I recognize some of these! I'm psyched about the mythology challenge. Did you read Fury by Elizabeth Miles? Also, I love me some Nordic gods and such (I think it's the blond tallness), and there's a book called Valkyrie Rising coming out later this year. That one is good for the mythology challenge AND the DAC. TWOFER!!
    Awesome challenges, though. LET'S DO IT UP. :-)


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