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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!


This challenge is being hosted by Lisa, Kwame, and Kris at Adventures of 2.0 (formerly known as BaffledBooks).

Here are the details copied from Adventures of 2.0's blog:

Sign Up

Anyone can join, blog or not, you just need somewhere to post your reviews to share with the world. If you have a blog, a post about the challenge would be nice! Just add your details to the linky below to sign up.

I’ve made a couple of buttons and have modified the traditional challenge button for this year. Feel free to put them in your sidebar and use them in your review posts! Just save the image of your choice to your computer first please!

Timeline: 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012. You can sign up from now right up until 31 Nov 2012.

Rules: The levels are back this year! Just pick your level and declare it in your post or in the comments below:

• Nosey: 3 novels
• Excited: 6 novels
• Content: 12 novels
• In Nirvana: 24 novels
• Obsessed: 48 novels

There is no need to list your books now (unless you are like me and love making lists), just pick as you go along and have fun! Books can most definitely be counted towards other challenges.

I will post a monthly link up for you to share your reviews. There are no prizes other that a sense of satisfaction at reaching your goal (*interpretation* We are broke college students with no sneakily awesome publishing contacts).

Any book format (ebook, print, audio) counts!

And because it can sometimes get a bit confusing (from Carolyns original post), Genres:

• Science Fiction: hard/soft SF, cyberpunk, time travel, alternative history, space opera

• Fantasy Fiction: dark fantasy, urban fantasy, magic realism, quest, mythical fantasy, steampunk

• Horror Fiction: paranormal, gothic literature, splatterpunk

• Supernatural Fiction

• Superhero Fiction

• Utopian and Dystopian Fiction

• Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

I love these genres, so I'm aiming for Content Level (read 12 novels). 

CHALLENGE COMPLETE! 
'CONTENT' LEVEL REACHED ON 13 MARCH 2012 
'IN NIRVANA' LEVEL REACHED ON 16 MAY 2012
'OBSESSED' LEVEL REACHED ON 11 DECEMBER 2012

If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am going to keep track of my progress below:
  1. The Black Witch by Micheal Rivers (Curse of the Witch, Book 1)
  2. Crossed by Ally Condie (Matched, Book 2) 
  3. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Sky Chasers, Book 1)
  4. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
  5. White Is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi 
  6. Water Bound: A Sea Haven Novel by Christine Feehan (Sisters of the Heart, Book 1)
  7. Spirit Bound by Christine Feehan (Sisters of the Heart, Book 2) 
  8. Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book 1) 
  9. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1)
  10. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (Newsoul, Book 1)  
  11. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book 1) 
  12. Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book 1)  
  13. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book 1)  
  14. A Million Suns by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book 2)  
  15. Fever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book 2)  
  16. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book 1)  
  17. White Horse by Alex Adams (White Horse, Book 1)  
  18. Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 0.5)  
  19. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1) 
  20. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 1)  
  21. The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson 
  22. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 2) 
  23. Cinema of Shadows by Michael West  
  24. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 3)  
  25. Possession by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 1)
  26. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 10)  
  27. Insider Information: A Possession Short Story by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 0.5) 
  28. Regret by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 1.5)  
  29. The Road by Cormac McCarthy  
  30. Surrender by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 2) 
  31. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) 
  32. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer 
  33. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker 
  34. The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent (The Unnaturalists, Book 1) 
  35. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 1) 
  36. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 2)
  37. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 1) 
  38. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami 
  39. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
  40. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 2)
  41. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters 
  42. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, Book 1) 
  43. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #1) 
  44. Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler (Ashes Trilogy, Book 1) 
  45. Blood Awakening by Wenona Hulsey (Blood Burden, Book 0.5) 
  46. The New Guy: Gathering Bonus Short by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1.1) 
  47. The Invitation: Gathering Bonus Short by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1.2)

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