2013 Challenge Report

2013 is drawing to a close, and with it the reading challenges I undertook. Here are the results.

2013 Reading Challenge

I pledged to read 100 books this year, and as of today I have logged 122 completed titles on Goodreads, not counting books I re-read (Catching Fire and The Book Thief for the Book to Movie Challenge, plus listening to the first four Wheel of Time books). Completed books with forthcoming reviews (five titles) will count towards my 2014 tally.

2013 Eclectic Reader Challenge

2013eclecticreaderI also participated in the 2013 Eclectic Reader Challenge, hosted by Book’d Out, reading twelve books from a variety of very different categories. Although I didn’t make the December 21 cut-off for the prize draw, I did read and review all twelve books:

1.  Translated Fiction: Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

2.  Historical Mystery: Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

3.  Romantic Suspense: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

4.  Made into a Movie: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

5.  New Adult: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

10.  Action Adventure: Samantha Sutton and the Labyrinth of Lies by Jordan Jacobs

11.  Humour: Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky

12.  Published in 2013: The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist

Book to Movie Challenge

booktomovieMy final challenge was the Book to Movie Challenge hosted by Doing Dewey, and I signed up for the Movie Devotee category of reading six books and watching their film adaptations:

1.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky

2.  Catching Fire  based on the novel by Suzanne Collins

3.  The Book Thief based on the novel by Markus Zusak

4.  The Great Gatsby based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald

5.  The Host based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer

6.  City of Bones  based on the novel by Cassandra Clare

Tune in next week to find out what challenges I’m signing up for in 2014. If you’re hosting a challenge in 2014, please leave a link below!

4 thoughts on “2013 Challenge Report”

  1. Thanks for joining the Book to Movie challenge! I’m not sure if I’ll be brave enough to see The Book Thief or not. The book made me cry so much, I’m not sure I could handle the movie.

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