Friday, December 28, 2012

2013 "Books You Can Read in a Day" Reading Challenge

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Lately I seem to have a lot of little, short books that are being added to my TBR. And there are also some old classics that are short that I still haven't found time to read. So....I got to thinking....I should challenge myself. And, so of course, I'm going to offer the challenge to you too.

What can you read in a day? Well, that's kind of up to you to decide. I don't want to be too rigid about this -- it's supposed to be fun. Most of the books I've chosen are less than 200 pages. However, if it's a novel in verse, it could be longer. Any size graphic novel will probably work. And, if you don't make it in a day, don't beat yourself up. You can still count it if it takes a little longer (not, of course, if it takes several days, though.)

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You don't need a blog to participate. But you probably need a Goodreads, Shelfari, or LibraryThing account. Someplace you keep track.

Audio (if you can listen in a day) and ebooks are OK.

Books must be adult, YA, or middle school books. No children's or picture books allowed.

No re-reads, however you can count books read for this challenge towards other challenges in which you are participating

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Please post at least a few books that you intend to read for this challenge (that my help others add to their lists), but feel free to update your list as the year goes on.

Challenge goes from January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013


Level 1 - Read 15 books
Level 2 - Read 25 books
Level 3 - Read 35 books
Level 4 - Read 50+ books

I am going for Level 2. I'm hoping I'll get some ideas from all of you. These are in no particular order.

1.  Animal Farm by Orwell
2. Locomotion by Woodson
3.  And then There Were None by Christie
4.  From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by Konigsburg
5. The Alchemist by Coehlo
6.  This is What I Did by Ellis
7. Blank Confession by Hautman
8. If I Grew Up by Strasser
9. How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Standiford
10. Jumped by Williams-Garcia
11.  Beetle Meets Destiny by Williams
12. Chasing Brooklyn by Schroeder
13. Scars by Ranfield
14. Things a Brother Knows by Reinhardt
15. I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Schroeder
16. Tighter by Griffin
17. Trapped by Northrop
18. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Wilde 

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  1. Hmm...I did so terrible on my reading challenges this past year I'm afraid I wouldn't even be able to pull off 15 books in d day but it intrigues me. My library clerk decided last year to read a bunch of short books because boys were always coming and asking for recommendations of books that wouldn't take long to read. So I think you are on to something.

  2. YAY, so glad you are doing this again. I really surpassed the target this year (read 94 books for this challenge) and hope to repeat it in the coming year. :D

    Haven't made a sign up post yet as I've already done 2 posts today, but have scheduled it for tomorrow. :)

    Thanks for hosting again.

  3. Thanks for doing this again because I didn't get to finish with a whole bunch of stuff going on in life. Hopefully I can this time around!

  4. Impressive, I honestly don't think I could read any of those books in less than a day. You inspire me!


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