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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