Mid-Year Book Report

June is already over, and its time to check up on my 2013 reading challenges. I’m participating in the Eclectic Reader Challenge hosted by Book’d Out and the Book to Movie Challenge hosted by Doing Dewey. I also pledged 100 books in the 2013 Reading Challenge on Goodreads.

The Eclectic Reader Challenge

This challenge consists of reading 12 books over the course of the year from a variety of categories. Here’s the breakdown:

  1. Translated fiction
  2. Historical mysteryBorn of Illusion by Teri Brown
  3. Romantic suspense
  4. Made into a movie – The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  5. New Adult
  6. Urban Fantasy – The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams
  7. Dystopian – Reached by Ally Condie
  8. Memoir – A Queer and Pleasant Danger by Kate Bornstein
  9. LGBT
  10. Action Adventure
  11. Humour – Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky
  12. Published in 2013 – The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist

That’s 7 of 12 so far, which puts me one book ahead of schedule for June, although I’ll likely lose that lead in July as I’ll explain later. I already have a title picked out for LGBT in August, but I would welcome suggestions for the other remaining categories!

Book to Movie Challenge

I signed up for the Movie Devotee category in this challenge, which is to read six books and watch their corresponding films. So far I have reviewed The Host and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. That’s 2 of 6 so far, which puts me one book/film behind schedule on this challenge.

2013 Reading Challenge 

My Goodreads challenge includes all the books I’ve read and listened to this year, some of which I haven’t reviewed on the blog. I pledged 100 books, and I’ve finished 71 to date, putting me well ahead of schedule. However, I’ll be spending the month of July in Europe with a friend, and I don’t expect that I will have much time for reading, let alone reviewing, while I’m there. Throughout the month of July, you can expect a series of guest reviews from my good friend, Amelia, who is both well-read and insightful. Her first review, Thirteen Reasons Why, will be posted July 9. My regular reviews will resume in August.

How are your reading challenges going?

3 thoughts on “Mid-Year Book Report”

  1. I’ve heard The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch is pretty good and you could use it for your translated fiction. It’s also available for borrowing through Kindle prime.

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