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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 Heavenly Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!

This challenge is being hosted by Auggie at Auggie Talk.

Here are the details copied from Auggie's blog:
2013 Heavenly Challenge

Name: 2013 Heavenly Challenge
Host: Auggie-Talk
Dates: January 1 - December 31
Prizes: Yes

This is a crossover challenge. Books from other challenges count.

Challenge Goal:   Read books containing angelic/godly themes or characters. Books about Angels, Gods, or Goddesses, with references to battles between heaven and hell, or centered around mythology-twists all count. The books can be fiction or non-fiction, Middlegrade, YA, or Adult.

There are 5 levels to this challenge. You are more than welcome to move up if you finish one level and wish to continue. Once a level is chosen, however, you will not have the option to move down.

Twice a month I will make an "Update" post, which will give everyone a chance to submit their reviews!

Levels ❀

Level 1: Angel - Read 5 books containing angelic/godly themes or characters.
Level 2: Archangel - Read 10 books containing angelic/godly themes or characters.
Level 3: Ophanim - Read 15 books containing angelic/godly themes or characters.
Level 4: Cherubim - Read 20 books containing angelic/godly themes or characters.
Level 5: Seraphim - Read 25 books containing angelic/godly themes or characters.

❀ Rules
  • Books must be read in 2013
  • Please mention challenge in a sign-up post on your blog
    linking back to this challenge page.
  • Please post the challenge button somewhere on your blogs site so others can join the fun!
  • Non-bloggers must leave a GoodReads, Amazon, Twitter, or Facebook link.
  • Join anytime (up to December 1st) by filling out the linky form.
  • When you join or review be sure to leave a comment on this page!
Prizes ❀
At the end of the year prizes will be awarded! There will be five drawings, one drawing for each level, to randomly choose the winner from each category.

The prizes are as follows: 
  • Level 1 participant winner: Prize:  $5 Amazon Card
  • Level 2 participant winner: Prize: $10 Amazon Card - or $10 book from Book Depository
  • Level 3 participant winner: Prize: $15 Amazon card - or $15 book from Book Depository
  • Level 4 participant winner: Prize: $20 Amazon card - or $20 book from Book Depository
  • Level 5 participants winner: Prize: $25 Amazon Card, an angel themed book of your choice from Book Depository, and a copy of "Goddesses & Angels" by Doreen Virtue

Linking Back ❀

After reading a book that counts for this challenge be sure to review it and post your links on the "biweekly update" post here on Auggie-Talk. (1st and 3rd Saturday each month).

OPTIONAL: If you wish to you can come back here to this page and submit a link to your review any time. I'll post up every review submitted on this page for others to find and visit!

If you're at a loss for where to start here are links to a few helpful book lists: 

Books with Angels, Gods, or Demons

YA Angels
YA Mythology Series
Gods and Goddesses

Have fun and Good Luck!
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am aiming for ARCHANGEL (read 10 books containing angelic/godly themes or characters).

I will keep track of my progress below (and I'm going to make a list of some of the books on my TBR list that would qualify for the challenge):

  1. Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (House of Night, Book #1)
  2. Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
  3. A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies (A Beautiful Dark, Book #1)
  4. Last Kiss Goodnight by Gena Showalter (Otherworld Assassin, Book #1)
  5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
  7. Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
  8. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  9. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  10. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  11. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  12. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  13. Fallen by Lauren Kate
  14. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  15. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
  16. Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  17. Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank
  18. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
  19. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
  20. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
  21. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
  22. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  23. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor


  1. Welcome to the Challenge, Darlene. Enjoy enjoy!

  2. Darlene,

    Finally the first update post is up for this challenge. You've kept up pretty well so I have your reviews already posted. If you have any more please post a comment on the UPDATE post that went up today April 16, 2013 with the links and I'll add.

    The next update post will be May 1st, so keep a look out.

    Hope you're having a great reading year!


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