2014 Reading Challenges

Sunday, November 24, 2013
NOTE: These challenges are not hosted by me. If you see a challenge you would like to join, click on the image for that challenge and the link will take you to the sign up or information page. All run January 2014 through December 2014 unless otherwise stated.

The following links will jump you directly in the post to the listed challenge:

Outdo Yourself Challenge
Lucky No. 14 Challenge
Protagonist Challenge
Monthly Motif Challenge
Monthly Keyword Challenge
2014 TBR Pile Challenge
Full House Challenge
Eclectic Reader Challenge
Dystopia Challenge
Rewind Challenge
Jumble Your Genres Challenge
What's In A Name? Challenge
Gentle Spectrum Challenge
Seriously Series Challenge
Nalini Singh Read-A-Long
Alphabet Soup Challenge
Outside the Box Challenge
Fifty/Fifty Challenge
Push Your Boundaries Challenge
Book Bingo Challenge
State by State Challenge




http://www.thebookvixen.com/2013/09/2014-outdo-yourself-reading-challenge.html


Breaking a sweat - 11 to 15 books more than last year

Goal: 25 books

1) Black Heart by Christina Henry
2) Shelter Me by Catherine Mann
3) Parasite by Mira Grant
4) The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott
5) One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
6) Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott
7) Undiet by Meghan Telpner
8) Insurgent by Veronica Roth
9) Allegiant by Veronica Roth
10) The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
11) The Laird by Grace Burrowes
12) Chill Factor by Rachel Caine
13) Windfall by Rachel Caine
14) Firestorm by Rachel Caine
15) 10% Happier by Dan Harris
16) The Fever by Megan Abbott
17) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
18) The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
19) The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
20) Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston
21) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
22) The Heart of Buddha's Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
23) The Captive by Grace Burrowes
24) The Traitor by Grace Burrowes
25) Lock In by John Scalzi




http://perpuskecil.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/lucky-no-14-reading-challenge/

Potential Book List:


1) Visit the country - Much Ado About Marriage by Karen Hawkins
2) Cover lust - The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
3) Blame it on the bloggers - Delirium by Lauren Oliver
4) Bargain all the way - A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer
5) (Not so) fresh from the oven - The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
6) First letter's rule - The Compound by S. A. Bodeen
7) Once upon a time - It by Stephen King
8) Chunky brick - Swan Song by Robert McCammon
9) Favorite author - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
10) It's been there forever - Contagious by Scott Sigler
11) Movies vs books - City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
12) Freebies time - Spellcaster by Claudia Gray
13) Not my cup of tea - A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
14) Walking down the memory lane - Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

My Finished Book List:

1) Visit the country - The Laird by Grace Burrowes
2) Cover lust - The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott
3) Blame it on the bloggers - Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
4) Bargain all the way - The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
5) (Not so) fresh from the oven - He's Gone by Deb Caletti
6) First letter's rule - Chill Factor by Rachel Caine
7) Once upon a time - The Shining by Stephen King
8)
9) Favorite author - Paper Towns by John Green
10) It's been there forever - Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
11)
12) Freebies time - Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott
13) Not my cup of tea - Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston
14) 





http://novelchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/11/2014-meet-protagonist-reading-challenge.html

Potential Book List:


1) A woman who is a mother
2) A real life person written into a fictional story
3) A person who changes form
A Werewolf in Manhattan - Vicki Lewis Thompson
4) A person who is from a different country from the one you currently live in
Much Ado About Marriage - Karen Hawkins
5) A person who lived before WWI
6) A person who lives by a body of water
7) A person younger than 18
8) A character that is in a book series
Delirium - Lauren Oliver

My Finished Book List:

1) Firestorm by Rachel Caine
2)
3)
4) The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
5)
6) Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
7) Paper Towns by John Green
8) Insurgent by Veronica Roth




http://bookmark2blog.blogspot.com/2013/11/2014-monthly-motif-reading-challenge.html

Potential Book List:


January - Saving Grace by Ciara Geraghty
February - Insurgent by Veronica Roth
March - Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
April - short stories/anthology
May - mystery/murder
June - journey/quest/trip
July - assassin/rebel
August - future/another planet/dystopian
September - book to movie
October - witch book
November - published or set pre-2000
December - series finish/read next book

My Finished Book List:

January - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
February - Insurgent by Veronica Roth
March -
April -
May - The Fever by Megan Abbott
June - Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
July - One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
August - The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
September - Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
October -
November - The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
December - The Laird by Grace Burrowes

*Some before September were not read in the correct month*




http://bookmark2blog.blogspot.com/2013/11/2014-monthly-key-word-reading-challenge.html

Potential Book List:

January - Black Heart by Christina Henry
February - Her, Life, Night, Red, Dark, Island
March - Forever, Inside, Storm, Sky, Flower, Stay 
April - Star, Light, Never, Princess, Break, Clear
May - Dawn, Death, End, Lost, Beautiful
June - Color, Beyond, Day, Place, Grave, Road
July - Beautiful, Ship, Prince, Whisper, Sun
August - Forgotten, Down, True, Run, Danger, Me
September - Number, Take, Shadow, Ice, Who, After
October - Ocean, Blood, Still, Out, The, Fate
November - Into, Sound, Blue, House, My, Last
December - Kiss, Fire, Ruin, White, Promise, Infinity

My Finished Book List:

January -  Black Heart by Christina Henry
February - 
March - Firestorm by Rachel Caine
April - Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott
May - The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
June - First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
July - Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
August - The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
September - 
October - This Star Won't Go Out by Esther Earl
November - 
December -  

*Some before September were not read in the correct month*




           

First Kiss - 21 to 30 books

1) Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine
2) Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
3) Lover Eternal by J R Ward
4) Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
5) He's Gone by Deb Caletti
6) Lover Awakened by J R Ward
7) Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
8) The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
9) First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
10) The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
11) Paper Towns by John Green

...




http://bookdate.blogspot.co.nz/2013/11/full-house-reading-challenge-2014.html

My Finished List:

1) From the local library - Parasite by Mira Black
2) Best read so far in 2014 - First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
3) From your wish list - Paper Towns by John Green
4) Set in different country from you - The Captive by Grace Burrowes
5) Published in 2014 - The Traitor by Grace Burrowes
6) Theme/issue you think is important -UnDiet by Meghan Telpner
7) Setting you'd like to visit - The Laird by Grace Burrowes
8) Suspense or crime - The Fever by Megan Abbott
9) Contemporary - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
10) More than 400 pages -
11) Reread -
12) Review persuaded you to read it - Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
13) Free choice - This Star Won't Go Out by Esther Earl
14) Published before 2013 - Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
15) Book with animal in it - Shelter Me by Catherine Mann
16) Won or borrowed - Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott
17) Historical fiction -
18) Less than 200 pages -
19) Nonfiction - The Heart of Buddha's Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
20) Author new to you - Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston
21) Book from a series - Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
22) Free or bought very cheaply - The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
23) Published in 2013 - He's Gone by Deb Caletti
24) Paranormal or scifi or dystopian - Lock In by John Scalzi
25) You love the cover - The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott





http://bookdout.wordpress.com/challenges/eclectic-reader-challenge-2014/

My Book List:

1) award winning - Insurgent by Veronica Roth
2) true crime -
3) romantic comedy - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
4) alternate history -
5) graphic novel -
6) cozy mystery -
7) gothic fiction -
8) war/military fiction -
9) anthology -
10) medical thriller - Parasite by Mira Grant
11) travel (nonfiction) -
12) published in 2014 - The Fever by Megan Abbott




http://coffeebeanbookshelf.com/challenges/2014-rewind-challenge-signup/

Current goal - 12 books

1) Lover Eternal by J R Ward
2) First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
3) Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
4) Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)




http://www.lovinloslibros.blogspot.com/2013/12/jumble-your-genres-reading-challenge.html

Finished Book List:

January - Young Adult - Insurgent by Veronica Roth
February - Contemporary - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
March - Urban Fantasy - First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
April - Middle Grade -
May - Dystopian -
June - High Fantasy -
July - Adult - The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
August - Paranormal - Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
September - Romance - The Captive by Grace Burrowes
October - Sci-Fi - Lock In by John Scalzi
November - Historical Fiction -
December - New Adult - The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

*Some before September were not read in the correct month*




http://wormhole.carnelianvalley.com/whats-in-a-name-2014-sign-up-post/

Potential Book List:

1) reference to time:
2) position of royalty:
3) number written in letters:
4) forename or names:
5) type of element or weather:

Finished Book List:

1)
2)
3)
4)
5) Firestorm by Rachel Caine




http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/gentle-spectrums-2014/
**Runs February 2014 through February 2015**

Theme A Book List (colors):

1) Black Heart by Christina Henry
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)

Theme B Book List (subjects):

1) plants (grass, trees, etc) -
2) structures (building, room, etc) -
3) nations (culture, location, famous spots) -
4) stones (gems, ruins, geological formations) -
5) families (names, types of relatives) -
6) quintupled (titles of 5+ words) -
7) cheesy (lame puns) -
8) enchanting (mystical, eerie) -
9) weather (anything regarding weather or seasons) - Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
10) cheerful (positive message, pleasant image) - Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks




http://paranormalbookreviews-kelly.blogspot.com/2013/11/2014-reading-challenge-seriously-series.html

Series Started Before 2014: 

Semi-Serious (1 to 6 series)

1) Black Wings by Christina Henry - Black Heart
2) Divergent by Veronica Roth - Insurgent, Allegiant

Series Started In 2014: 

Semi-Serious (1 to 6 series)

1) Parasitology by Mira Grant - Parasite
2) Weather Warden by Rachel Caine - Ill Wind, Heat Stroke, Chill Factor, Windfall, Firestorm
3) Black Dagger Brotherhood by J R Ward - Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened
4) Captive Hearts by Grace Burrowes - The Captive, The Traitor, The Laird
5) Psy-Changeling by Nalini Singh - Slave to Sensation
6) Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones - First Grave on the Right 
7) Border Nights by Amanda Scott - Moonlight Raider
8) New York Saints by Melanie Scott - The Devil in Denim
9) Second Chance Rescue by Catherine Mann - Shelter Me



http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2013/12/2014-nalini-singh-read-long-sign-up-here.html



Read-A-Long Schedule

Book 1: Slave to Sensation - start date: 12/15/13 (chat 1/11/14) - FINISHED
Book 2: Visions of Heat - start date: 1/15/14 (chat 2/8/14)
Book 3: Caressed by Ice - February 2014
Book 4: Mine to Possess - March 2014
Book 5: Hostage to Pleasure - April 2014
Book 6: Branded by Fire - May 2014
Book 7: Blaze of Memory - June 2014
Book 8: Bonds of Justice - July 2014
Book 9: Play of Passion - August 2014
Book 10: Kiss of Snow - September 2014
Book 11: Tangle of Need - October 2014
Book 12: Heart of Obsidian - November 2014
Book 13: Shield of Winter - December 2014



http://www.escapewithdollycas.com/challenges-2/2014-alphabet-soup-reading-challenge/




 My Finished List:

A) Allegiant by Veronica Roth
B) Black Heart by Christina Henry
C) Chill Factor by Rachel Caine
D) The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott
E) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
F) First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
G)
H) Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine
I) Insurgent by Veronica Roth
J)
K)
L) Lover Eternal by J R Ward
M) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
N)
O) One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
P) Parasite by Mira Grant
Q)
R) The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
S) Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
T) The Traitor by Grace Burrowes
U) UnDiet by Meghan Telpner
V)
W) Windfall by Rachel Caine
X)
Y)
Z)




http://booklovermusings.blogspot.com/2013/12/2014-challenge.html


Possible Book List:

Classics are the new black - classic novel
It's a serial thing - first in a series
Lost in translation - first written in another language
It's about time - book on shelf for 2 years +
By the numbers - # in the title
Weird science - book featuring form of science
I just love a good duet - book by more than one author
New guy in town - debut book
Almost human - from perspective of something non-human
Chunkster-time - longer than 500 pages
Random rescue - random book from used bookstore
Under-aged writer - author under 21
Time for exercise - book set around sport (fiction/nonfiction)
Make-believe - your own category

It's not so bad out here! (5 to 7 categories)

1)Weird Science: Parasite by Mira Grant
2) It's a serial thing: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
3) New guy in town: 10% Happier by Dan Harris
4) Almost human: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
5) Make-believe (philosophy): The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh



http://www.fiftyfifty.me/introduction/

My Book List:

1) Black Heart by Christina Henry
2) First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
3) Parasite by Mira Grant
4) Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
5) Lover Eternal by J R Ward
6) Lover Awakened by J R Ward
7) Undiet by Meghan Telpner
8) Insurgent by Veronica Roth
9) Allegiant by Veronica Roth
10) Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
11) Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine
12) Chill Factor by Rachel Caine
13) Windfall by Rachel Caine
14) Firestorm by Rachel Caine
15) 10% Happier by Dan Harris
16) The Fever by Megan Abbott
17) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
18) The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
19) The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
20) Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston
21) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
22) The Heart of Buddha's Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
23) The Captive by Grace Burrowes
24) The Traitor by Grace Burrowes
25)

My Movie List:

*Only watched this year for the first time - in no particular order*
1) The Shooter
2) American Psycho
3) The Fault in Our Stars
4) Reign Over Me
5) Grosse Pointe Blank
6) Forces of Nature
7) Killing Season
8) Jack Reacher
9) Take Me Home
10) Ice Castles
11) Safe Haven
12) Under the Tuscan Sun
13) Riding in Cars With Boys
14) Paranoia
15) Thanks For Sharing
16) Goodbye World
17) After The Dark
18) The Big Wedding
19) The Returned
20) Europa Report
21) Timeline
22) Equilibrium
23) Mansfield Park
24) Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
25) The Ledge
26) The Frozen Ground
27) Now is Good
28) Spectacular Now
29) How I Live Now
30) Lawless
31) Divergent
32) Oculus
33) Frozen
34) Monuments Men
35) American Hustle
36) The Croods
37) The Other Woman
38) Silver Linings Playbook
39) The Call
40) The Gladiator
41) Lego Movie
42) Non-Stop
43) That Awkward Moment
44) About Time
45) Gravity
46) Ender's Game
47) Pacific Rim
48) The Hobbit 1
49) The Hobbit 2
50) 12 Years a Slave
51) Iron Man 3
52)
...




http://readinginwinter.com/2013/12/16/challenge-anne-kristilyns-2014-book-bingo-reading-challenge/





My Finished List:

1) Series Five Books: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine; Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine; Chill Factor by Rachel Caine; Windfall by Rachel Caine; Firestorm by Rachel Caine
2) Series One Book: Parasite by Mira Grant
3) Series Three Books: The Captive by Grace Burrowes; The Traitor by Grace Burrowes; The Laird by Grace Burrowes
4) Series Two Books: Insurgent by Veronica Roth; Allegiant by Veronica Roth
5) Contemporary: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
6) Non-Fiction: The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
7) Mystery: The Fever by Megan Abbott
8) TBR Pile One Book: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
9) New Release One Book: The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott
10) New Release Two Books: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost; Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott
11) Free Square: Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston
12) Free Square: Lock In by John Scalzi
13) TBR Pile Two Books: Paper Towns by John Green; Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

14 comments:

Bree Clarkson said...

Thanks for joining the 2014 Rewind Challenge! One book a month sounds like a reasonable goal...good luck with all your challenges!!

Kathryn T. said...

Thanks for joining the Full House Reading Challenge 2014. I hope you have a great success in accomplishing all your challenges for the coming year.

jmisgro said...

Cassandra, thank you for signing up on my challenge Meet the Protagonist! I cannot wait to see what books you will read!!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Thanks for joining me - I look forward to seeing what you choose to read!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Lady Bren said...

Thanks for your list and organization I've been using it to consider which challenges I want to choose for next year
I absolutely love your graphs how did you do that??

Brona Joy said...

Egad!!
I thought I was taking on too much with my 4 - 5 challenges, but this post is impressive or crazy :-D

Good luck!

astrid said...

Hi! Thanks for joining lucky no.14 :) Hope you'll have plenty of fun!

List Addict said...

Wow!!! I'll have to check back and see how you are going - what a great range of challenges!! Good luck.xxx

Cassandra said...

@ Lady Bren - It was originally made for NaNoWriMo. If you click on the bar itself (or here), it will take you to the website where you can fill out a form. When you hit calculate, it will create a progress bar and provide you with the html code for it. Then just edit the code how you want your colors to look and what you're tracking.

Cassandra said...

@ Brona Joy - Probably a little crazy :) Good luck on your challenges as well!

Charlie (The Worm Hole) said...

That is a lot of challenges! I guess I'm biased but I'm glad you've joined What's In A Name, too ;)

cmriedel said...

Cassandra, I'm Carolyn of "Gentle Spectrums"! A first-time hostess in central Canada, my three events are brand new. I'm thrilled you found this one and congratulate you for diving into both options of the pair. Wait until you see the game-type contests in store! I'll just say: get your camera ready.... Mwah ha ha. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-reading-themes/

Kate Maxwell said...

Wow! some great challenges on your list! So glad you will be joining us for getting Outside The Box in 2014!

cmriedel said...

Hi! I'm excited for our games to begin! I'll post an introduction and FAQ at RIEDEL Fascination but want to ensure my early ladies receive some info.
(1) You may count anything finished in the last day, if it isn't reviewed yet! :)
(2) I created a Goodreads group for "Gentle Spectrums", because our contests are photo-based. Warm it up with a "hello" any time. Get ready to rumble! :) Carolyn https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/125611

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