2013 Reading Challenges

Here’s a list of all the reading challenges I’m participating in and my status in each one. End of the year, here’s the results:

Award Winning Book Challenge hosted by Gathering Books : 14/12. I over achieved here, mainly because I picked up a few award winners without specifically realizing they had won an award. I managed eight Pulitzer Prize winners alone – not bad!

Nerdy Nonfiction Challenge, hosted by Bookmark to Blog: 16/14 and six categories (agriculture, environment, biography, travel, psychology, mathematics). I’ve really been enjoying nonfiction this year.

Read-a-Latte Challenge hosted by Kimberly’s Bookshelf: 97/100 – almost reached my goal.

A-Z reading challenge hosted by Babies, Books, and Beyond: The kids and I are participating in this one, so I’ll provide a list for each of us. We have a big piece of paper hung in our “Hall of Knowledge” that we each write our titles on to keep track.


A: All Clear, Atwood

B: The Black Swan, Butler

C: The Contrary Farmer, Carr

D: Dark Matter, Deppe

E: The Excalibur Alternative

F: Forest Mage, Faulks

G: Gone Girl, Goodman

H: The High King, Hobb

I: The Indian in the Cupboard, Inlo

J: Just One Look, Johnson

K: The Kingdom of Bones, Khoury

L: Lulu Walks the Dogs, Levine

M: Marco and the Red Granny, Milhausen

N: No Impact Man

O: Operation Chaos

P: The Power of Play, Pollan

Q: Quarry

R: Red Harvest, Roth

S: Surface Action, Scalzi

T: Tiger’s Eye, Tylee

U: Unbroken, Updike

V: The Venetian Betrayal, Verne

W: West of Honor, Weber

X: Middlesex, Proulx

Y: The Yearling, Yanagahari

Z: Zoo City

Mr. Curiosity: He’ll probably finish first as he’s been known to choose books at the library to fill in missing letters.

A: Atticus of Rome

B: Boys Who Rocked the World

C: Coach Hyatt is a Riot

D: Darth Paper Strikes Back

E: Emperor Pius Dei

F: Flyboy of Underwhere

G: Big Nate Goes for Broke

H: The House of Hades

I: If the Walls Could Talk

J: Jackie’s Jokes

K: Knights Don’t Play Piano

L: The Lightning Thief

M: A Mutiny in Time

N: Nowhere to Run

O: Officer Spense Makes No Sense

P: Petal’s Problems

Q: Quarterback Sneak

R: The Read Pyramid

S: Solar System Superhero

T: TJ Zaps the Rumor Mill

U: The U.S. Capital Commotion

V: Valley of the Giant Skeletons

W: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham – 1963

X: Midnight Over Sancafracx

Y: A Year Down Yonder

Z: The Zombie Zone

Miss Adventure:

A: African Animals ABC

B: Big cat, Small Cat

C: Crocodiles

D: D.A.N.G.E.R. Spells the Hangman

E: Elephants

F: Firefighters

G: Good Night Gorilla

H: Henry and Mudge

I: It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny



L: Let’s Go For a Drive!

M: Maisy Goes to Preschool

N: Nothing Ever Happens at the South Pole

O: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (She’s learning this one in Chinese)

P: Put Me in the Zoo

Q: The Queen’s Diary, a Star Wars book


S: Snoopy’s Farm Book




W: Wonder Woman

X: Extra Yarn




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