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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2012 Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge

I have decided to host my first reading challenge!

Welcome to the 2012 Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge hosted by Darlene's Book Nook!

I joined the 2011 challenge hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Review blog, and I failed miserably! I didn't even read one book! Since I could not find anyone who hosting this challenge for 2012, I decided to give it a whirl!

The books in the Sookie Stackhouse (aka Southern Vampires) series by Charlaine Harris are:

  1. Dead Until Dark (Book #1)
  2. Living Dead in Dallas (Book #2)
  3. Club Dead (Book #3)
  4. Dead to the World (Book #4)
  5. Dead as a Doornail (Book #5)
  6. Definitely Dead (Book #6)
  7. All Together Dead (Book #7)
  8. From Dead to Worse (Book #8)
  9. Dead and Gone (Book #9)
  10. Dead in the Family (Book #10)
  11. Dead Reckoning (Book #11)
  12. Deadlocked (Book #12) - expected publication: May 1, 2012

Please read below for the challenge guidelines.

2012 Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge

Here are the challenge details:

1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Books must be read during this time-frame to count.

2. You can join the challenge at any time! All books read in 2012 count for the challenge, regardless of when you sign up.

3. This challenge can cross-over to your other reading challenges.

4. You do not need a blog to participate! If you are not a blogger, you can post your reviews at Goodreads, Shelfari, or LibraryThing and link them up here.

5. All formats of books are acceptable: Bound copies, e-books, and audiobooks (as long as they are unabridged).

6. There are four levels for the challenge:

a. Level 1: Read 1-4 books in the series.
b. Level 2: Read 5-8 books in the series.
c. Level 3: Read 9-11 books in the series.
d. Level 4: Read all 12 books in the series!

7. When you write your sign-up post, you must choose your level. You can go up but you cannot go down!

8. There will be link-ups for your reviews on a quarterly basis, which will be posted on THIS page.

9. There will be a link for your wrap-up post at the end of the year. Anyone who completes their challenge will be eligible to win the giveaway!

10. Create a sign-up post and link back to this post. Sign up with Mister Linky below! Be sure to use the direct url to your sign-up post and not the url to your blog.

11. Grab the challenge button and post it in your sidebar. Copy and paste this HTML code into an HTML gadget for your sidebar: <a href=""><img alt="2012 Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge" src="" width="190" /></a>

Sign-up below if you wish to join me in the challenge!


  1. I've already read them all so far! Can't wait for the 12th one to be released

  2. @Leannzor: Thanks so much for commenting! I now realize that the way my levels were worded would exclude someone like yourself who has read them all from the challenge. I have revised the levels so that no one is excluded, no matter how many (or few) books they have to read in the series. Now, someone like yourself who is up-to-date in the series can still sign up for Level 1 and complete the challenge once you read the book and link-up your review!

    Thanks for your comment, because otherwise I would not have realized my mistake!

  3. I'm in! Great challenge!

    HOpe my linky worked, it's giving me the message that it's caching or something...

    Anyway, I've read the first 6 so I'll be signing up for Level 1 to try and get a few more read during 2012. Might even manage to move up to Level 2 if it goes well. :)

    While I'm here...

    LOVE those little progress bar thingys on your challenge page. How would I go about getting those set up?

    I'm going to make a seperate 'page' for my challenges this year, to try and keep myself focused :D

  4. @Silver Thistle: Yes, the linky worked - you are in!

    To make the progress bars for your challenges, go to: Under the "Current NaNoWriMo Word Count," put zero for now; under "Total NaNoWriMo Word Goal," put the total number of books that you want to read for your challenge. You can change the color of your progress bar if you wish. Then click "calculate" and you will get the HTML "grab text." Change "words" to "books" and you are set!

    I hope you were able to follow my instructions. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to help you out!

  5. I signed up for the highest challenge. should be really wasy for me. iv already read the first book at the beginning of last year, and I have all the currned books in eBook format.

    How do I get the buttons?

  6. I've read the first five so my goal is to read the whole series! Peggy

  7. Told you I'd be signing up! Just took me a bit to get my ducks in a row. Thanks for hosting!

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