29 December 2010

2011 Retold Fairy Tales & Enchanted Cousins Reading Challenge


Challenge Objective:
To read stories that have taken classic fairy tales that we all know and love, and have woven them into a new alternative tale that mirrors the original.

Challenge Levels:
Dreamer: 1 -3 retold fairy tale reads
Magical: 4 -6 retold fairy tale reads
Enchanted: 6 -9 retold fairy tale reads
HEA: 9 -12 retold fairy tale reads

I don't know many books that are retold from fairy tales, so I'll stick with Dreamer level, unless I actually get to read more than 3 books. It depends, I'll see.

Possible Reading List:
  • Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
  • Twice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • Cloaked by Alex Flinn
  • Sister Red by Jackson Pearce

LOL I think I'll borrow that first two books from my friend.

ANYWAY, this is hosted by Among the Muses, the informations and sign up linky are in this post. :D

British Books Challenge 2011

J.K. Rowling, Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and... Oh wait, Cecelia Ahern is Irish, my bad. Anyway, I loveeeeee England and want to go there like super badly. Oh, since I don't know most authors by their nationalities, most likely I'll be adding more books to the list later.

Sign up for this challenge or get more information about it here.

I don't really have a goal, hopefully I can read at least 12 before 2011 ends.

My Reading List:

  • Some books by Louise Rennison
  • Maybe rereading Harry Potter series :D
  • Confession of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (reread)
  • Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella (reread)
  • Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella
  • Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella
  • Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella
  • Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  • The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
  • Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
  • The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham
  • I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk
  • I Heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk
  • The Single Girl’s To-Do List by Lindsey Kelk
  • From Notting Hill with Love... Actually by Ali McNamara
  • The Chaos by Rachel Ward
  • Angel by L.A. Weatherly
  • Entangled by Cat Clarke
  • The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

PS: Rereading is okay, right?

2011 Debut Author Challenge

I'm joining 2011 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren. I'm pretty excited! :D This is my first time joining this very popular challenge lol.
These are the books I'm interested in reading, I don't think I can get to read of all of them. I'm not from US, or UK, or Australia, I figured I can use the UK release date, since the US release date can't apply on me LOL.

My Reading List:
  1. Populazzi by Elise Allen
  2. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
  3. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  4. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  5. Timeless by Alexandra Monir 
  6. The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal 
  7. Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison 
  8. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
  9. Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
  10. Clarity by Kim Harrington
  11. Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
  12. Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
  13. Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
  14. The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder 
  15. Popular by Alissa Grosso 
  16. Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris 
  17. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  18. Entangled by Cat Clarke
  19. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  20. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
  21. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White 
  22. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
  23. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  24. Broken Wings by Helen Landalf
  25. Witch Eyes by Tracey Scott
  26. Vicious Little Darlings by Katherine Easer
  27. Possession by Elana Johnson
  28. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
  29. OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy
  30. Haven by Kristi Cook
  31. XVI by Julia Karr

You can read more about this challenge here, or sign up for this challenge here.

28 December 2010

Into The Old World Reading Challenge

Into The Old World Reading Challenge

About the challenge:
Hosts :Splash of Our Worlds and My Love Affair With Books
Starts: 1st January 2011
Ends: 31st December 2011
Eligible Books: Any books published BEFORE 2009 . All Genres included

The Official Rules :
- Both bloggers and non-bloggers can participate.
- Please SIGN-UP here. (Bloggers have to leave the link to their challenge post. For non-bloggers, just the name and email is enough. But please specify where you will be posting your reviews)
- Non-bloggers can post their reviews on Goodreads, Librarything , Shelfari or even one of the host blogs . Its your choice. Just be sure to specify where you will be posting your reviews.
- Make a blog post with the list of books you are planning to read . It doesn't have to be the final list. You can add/delete as you go.(This only applies to the bloggers)
- Please add the challenge button to your sidebar or your challenge post so that others can find it (This only applies to those with blogs)
- Books chosen must be published before 2009.
- All genres are welcome .
- You can sign up any time between now and 31st December 2011.
- You don't have to follow either of the blogs. Its your choice whether you want to follow.
- On the first of each month , we will be putting up a Linky for your reviews.So keep a check on either of the host blogs for updates.
- Non-bloggers have to link their reviews on Shelfari , goodreads or Librarything to the Linky. Those who want to post their reviews on either of the 2 blogs, will have to email with their reviews beforehand. It is important to link your reviews or post them to one of our blogs, so we can count your books right at the scoreboard.
-Re-reads from your old books count as long as they were published before 2009.

Possible Books: (not final, of course.)

  • The Awakening and The Struggle by L.J. Smith
  • The Fury and Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith
  • Confession of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (reread)
  • Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella (reread)
  • Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella
  • Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella
  • Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella
  • The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Friends Close, Enemies Closer by Claudia Gabel
  • Freshman for President by Ally Condie
  • Once Upon A Marigold by Jean Ferris
  • The Princess Plot by Kirsten Boie

That's all for now, because I can't possibly list every published-before-2009-books that are on my wish list, because I don't have the money to buy all of them.