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Sunday, January 19, 2014

2014 And So It Begins Reading Challenge

This challenge is being hosted by Nicole @ The Reader's Antidote.

Here are the details copied from Nicole's blog:
2014 And So It Begins Reading Challenge

What are the rules of this challenge?

Your goal is to read seven (7) books that are the first books in the series that come out any year, but that you have read in 2014. To "participate," you need a blog or a Goodreads account. Your reviews need to be written in English. One of us will write up a post at the end of every three months where everyone participating can link up their reviews for these books and we can all check them out! And yes, books from other challenges count, just as long as they are the first in a series.

What books are on the ASIB list?

The first book published in a YA series. I have made a Goodreads group for this challenge, which has a list of books that will count for the challenge. This list may not be accurate as the publishers may not actually picked up the second book and therefore it would not be part of series. If there is an error, I will delete the book and that book will not count for the challenge anymore. I know this is slightly haphazard but hopefully it won't be too much of a problem.

Why should you join this challenge?

Because challenges are awesome! I love starting new series, but sometimes it's daunting when you realize how many books in the series are already out. One of the reasons I wanted to do this challenge is that I know some people hold off on starting a series because they need the push to make the commitment to start something new.

How long does the challenge run?

Any books read from January 1st, 2014 - December 31st, 2014 count for this challenge. This means that if you read the first book in a series before January 1st or after December 31st, then it doesn't count. This also means ARCs that you may have already read this year that aren't published until 2014.

What should you do if you're an author coming out with the final novel in your series?

I would love to feature your book on the challenge list! Just make sure it fits within the rules of this challenge. Please e-mail me [mainardi(dot)nicole(at)gmail(dot)com] or comment on the group page and let me know if you want your book put on the list.
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews: 

  1.  The Farm by Emily McKay (The Farm, Book #1)             


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