Reading Challenges for 2013


The debut author challenge for 2013 is hosted by Tara over at Hobbitsies!

 

My goal is to read 25+ debut novels in 2013.  I believe that I can read more than that amount because there are so many amazing debut authors this year. This is a great challenge that benefits everyone and it is one of my favorites. Come and join it.


The Dystopian Reading Challenge is hosted by Ula at Blog of Erised!

I am a big fan of Dystopian reads and I plan to reach to do my best to reach the Rebel level.





The TBR Pile Challenge is hosted by Evie over at Bookish!

I have a TBR pile that is just overwhelming and I glad that there is a challenge that will hopefully assist me in getting that taken care of. So many good books, so little time...So to be realistic I will commit to the friendly hug catagory.

The YA Contemporary Challenge for 2013 is hosted by Katie's Book Blog

I am new to this category, but upon realizing that my top favorite reads for 2012 were in the YA contemporary category I knew that I had to join this challenge. Katie has been a long time supporter of this venture and I am excited to join in.  I have set my goals on reaching level two.

The 2013 Young Adult Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Jen at A Book and A Latte Blog


I have a wicked long commute and audiobooks make my journey so much more enjoyable. Some day's I cannot wait to get in my car so that I can listen to another fantastic story. I listen to a great amount so I plan on joining the MOSH PIT and listen to 48+ books this year

4 comments on "Reading Challenges for 2013"

Ula (Blog of Erised) wrote: January 1, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Thanks for joining us, enjoy!
You have a cute blog :)

Happy new year!


Katie wrote: January 1, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Thanks for joining the challenge, Nancy! Can't wait to see what books you choose to read! =)


Cheree Smith wrote: January 1, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Fantastic reading challenges. I'll definitely be participating in some of these.


Jen Halligan wrote: January 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Thanks for joining the YA Audiobook Challenge! WOW, welcome to the Mosh Pit level! I look forward to your reviews and seeing what you're listening to :).
~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte - Sign up for the 2013 YA Audiobook Challenge!


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Upcoming YA Bay Area Book Events

I have compiled all the SF, bay area YA and NA events in this section. If you know of any events that I have failed to post, please let me know. Also, please keep in mind that some events may change and it is best to verify all events prior to attendance.

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STEPHANIE PERKINS
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Sunday, September 7 @ 4pm

STEPHANIE PERKINS
Books Inc. Opera Plaza in SF
Monday, September 8 @ 7pm

SARAH J. MAAS and VERONICA ROSSI
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, September 12 @ 7pm

RICK YANCEY
Rakestraw Books in Danville
Wednesday, September 17 @ 7pm

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN and MARK HUNTLY PARSONS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 17 @ 7pm

RICK YANCEY
Book Passage in Corte Mdera
Thursday, September 18 @ 6:30pm

GRETCHEN MCNEIL , KATHERINE LINKA and ANNA CAREY
Books Inc. San Francisco
Thursday, September 18 @ 7pm

JANDY NELSON book launch

Books Inc. SF
Friday, September 19 @ 7pm

KIM CULBERTSON and CATHERINE LINKA
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, September 19 @ 7pm

MEGAN SHULL *The Swap*

Rakestraw Books in Danville
Tuesday, September 23 @ 10am

JANDY NELSON and NINA LACOUR
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Tuesday, September 23 @ 7pm

OCTOBER

LAUREN OLIVER
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Wednesday, October 1 @ 7pm

LAUREN OLIVER
Book Passage in San Francisco
Thursday, October 2 @ 12:30pm

LAUREN OLIVER and JANDY NELSON
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, October 2 @ 7pm

SARA FARIZAN
Books Inc. on Market St.
Friday, October 10 @ 7pm

PAOLO BACIGALUPI and A.S. KING
Bookshop Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz
Monday, October 13 time TBA

RICK RIORDAN (ticketed event)
Fox Theatre in Redwood City
Wednesday, October 15 @ 7pm

CORY DOCTOROW and JEN WANG

Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
Thursday, October 16 @ 7:30pm

MARIE LU
Face in a Book in El Dorado
Thursday, October 16 @ 7pm

A.S. KING and PAOLO BACIGALUPI
Sports Basement on Bryant in SF
Thursday, October 16 @ 6pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
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Books Inc. Opera Plaza in SF
Wednesday, October 22 @7pm

GARTH NIX and MICHAEL GRANT
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, October 23 @ 7pm

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