Challenge Update!

I can’t believe we’re heading into June and are practically half way though the year!

I thought it’d be a good thing for me to get up to date on how I’m going with the challenges I signed up for.

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013


I decided to sign up for the level of Miles – read 6 – review at least 4.

Reviews so far:

How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You by Tara Eglington

The Heiresses by Allison Rushby

Blood Storm by Rhiannon Hart

Status: 3/6
On track. Am currently reading two books written by Aussie women – Shadows by Paula Weston and Feeling Sorry of Ceila by Jaclyn Moriarty

The Eclectic Reader Challenge

For the Eclectic Reader 2012 Challenge (hosted by ShelleyRae @ book’d out), the aim is to read one book from each of the twelve categories.

Reviews so far:

  1. Translated fiction
  2. Historical mystery
  3. Romantic suspense
  4. Made into a Movie – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  5. New Adult – True by Erin McCarthy
  6. Urban Fantasy – Paranormalcy by Kiersten White 
  7. Dystopian – Nameless by Lili St. Crow
  8. Memoir
  9. LGBT
  10. Action Adventure
  11. Humour
  12. Published in 2013 – Hooked by Liz Fichera (published February 2013)

Status: 5/12
Not too bad. On track – although I think I’ve tackled the easiest categories first. If anyone has any suggestions of what I should read for the remaining categories – I’d be grateful if you would leave me a comment!

Debut Author Challenge 2013

I signed up to read at least 12 novels published by debut authors in 2013.

Reviews so far:

  1.  Hooked by Liz Fichera
  2. The Collector by Victoria Scott
  3. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  4. The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

Status: 4/12
Not the best start… slightly behind but there are a few books I’m going to read soon by debut authors.

Young Adult Audiobook Challenge

2013 YA Audiobook Challenge

I’m well and truly behind on this one.

Reviews so far:

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Status: 1/12
Embarrassingly behind. But I recently joined a new library with a fantastic selection of YA audiobooks so hopefully I’ll catch up a little in the next few months. 

TBR Pile Reading Challenge

The aim of those challenge is to read books published prior to 2013. I signed up for the Friendly Hug level – 12 books.

Reviews so far:

1. Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout [review]. (published December 2012)

2. Model Spy by Shannon Greenland [review]. (published December 2007)

3. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White [review]. (published October 2010)

4. A Fault in Our Stars by John Green [review]. (published January 2012)

5. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead [review]. (published August 2011)

6. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead [review]. (published June 2012)

7. A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest [review]. (published December 2012)

8. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl [review]. (published December 2009)

9. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor [review]. (published November 2012)

10. From Ashes by Molly McAdams [review]. (published December 2012)

11. Die for Me by Amy Plum [review]. (published May 2012)

12. Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein [review]. (published May 2012)

13. Until I Die by Amy Plum [review]. (published May 2012)

14. Blood Storm by Rhiannon Hart [review]. (published August 2012)

15. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins [review]. (published October 2011)

16. The Selection by Kiera Cass [review]. (published June 2012)

17. The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich [review]. (published November 2012)

Status: 17/12
I kicked that out of the park! I think perhaps I should aim a little higher and go for Love at First Sight (31 – 40 books)


So that’s how I’m going so far this year. With the exception of the YA Audiobook challenge I’m on track for all of them! If anyone has any recommendations for me in any of the challenges – please let me know! I love getting suggestions and recommendations from people.

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