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 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 always best to verify any event prior to attendance.


MAY


STACEY LEE Launch Party
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Thursday, May 26 @ 7pm


JUNE

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL
June 4&5 in downtown Berkeley
Julie Buxbaum
Gail Carriger
Veronica Rossi
Daniel Handler
Stephanie Keuhn
Stacey Lee
Caroline Paul
Wendy MacNaughton
Lauren Myracle
Alyson Noel
Yvonne Prinz
Jason Reynolds
Evelyn Skye
Wendy Spinale
V.E. Schwab
Nicola Yoon

NINA LaCour and DAVID LEVITHAN
Books Inc. in SF OPERA PLAZA
Tuesday, June 7 @ 7pm

BRODI ASHTON, CYNTHIA HAND, and JODI MEADOWS (My Lady Jane)
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, June 8 @ 7pm

JENNIFER LYNN BARNES, TIFFANY SCHMIDT and TARA ALTEBRANDO
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, June 9 @ 7pm RSVP Here

STACEY LEE with JANDY NELSON

Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito
Friday, June 10 @ 7pm

WENDY SPINALE

Linden Tree Books in Los Altos
Friday, June 10 @ 6pm

LILY ANDERSON a B-FEST Event

Barnes and Noble in Emeryville
Friday, June 10 @ 7pm

AASHNA AVACHAT
Barnes and Noble in Dublin
Saturday, June 11 @ 12 NOON

LILY ANDERSON
Barnes and Noble in Roseville
Saturday, June 11 @ 12 NOON

JENNIVER NIVEN a B-FEST Event

Barnes and Noble in Dublin
Saturday, June 11 @ 2pm

WENDY SPINALE a B-FEST Event

Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito
Saturday, June 11 @ 4pm

B-FEST Book Festival Panel(s) with
Hannah Jayne, Gayle Parness, Jane George and Wendy Spinale

Barnes and Noble in Dublin
Sunday, June 12 @ 12 Noon and 2:00pm

ANN JACOBUS
Barnes and Nobel in Corte Madera
Sunday, June 12 @ 2pm

WENDY SPINALE
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Friday, June 17 @ 6pm

STACEY LEE
Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
Thursday, June 30 @ 7:30pm

JULY

SONYA MUKHERJEE
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, July 28 @ 7pm

AUGUST


...and lots more events are coming. I am so excited but cannot share them yet :) Stay Tuned!!

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