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Saturday, January 7, 2012

More Reading Challenges

These reading challenges all center around a particular series in some way or another.  The awesome thing is that most of these series I already own in completion (or mostly own) and I haven't read them!  So they will count towards my TBR challenges as well!  Since I own them, it goes without saying that they are ones that I have wanted to read! So here we go, in no particular order:




Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Levels:
    • Odd Thomas' Mailman - 3 books - My Level
    • Odd Thomas' Neighbor - 6 books
    • Odd Thomas' Best Friend - 9 books
    • Odd Thomas' Stalker - 12+ books
  • Read any book by Dean Koontz (See list here)
  • Anyone can join.
  • Must pick a level, but do not need to choose books ahead of time.  Can "upgrade" level if you so desire.
  • Crossovers are allowed.
  • Physical and ebooks allowed.
  • Reviews are not mandatory.
Books:  I have so many Dean Koontz books waiting to be read, including the Odd Thomas series that I have no idea where I will start!









Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Perpetual
  • You can join the challenge at any time and at any place in the series.
  • Crossovers are allowed
  • You do not need a blog to participate - please see host site for details.
  • All formats are acceptable (audio books as long as unabridged)
  • Quarterly link-ups on host blog with wrap up post at the end of the year.
  • Read the Kinsey Millhone series by Sue Grafton
Books:
  1. A is for Alibi
  2. B is for Burglar
  3. C is for Corpse
  4. D is for Deadbeat
  5. E is for Evidence
  6. F is for Fugitive
(There are many more, but we will list those for starters)







Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Anyone can join, with any place in the series
  • You don't need a blog to participate - please see host site for details
  • Crossovers are allowed
  • Any format is acceptable
  • Read the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen
Books:
  1. The Surgeon
  2. The Apprentice
  3. The Sinner
  4. Body Double
  5. Vanish
  6. The Mephisto Club
  7. The Keepsake (Keeping the Dead)
  8. Ice Cold (The Killing Place)
  9. The Silent Girl









Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Levels:
    • Level 1 - Read 1-4 books - My Level
    • Level 2 - Read 5 - 8 books
    • Level 3 - Read 9 - 11 books
    • Level 4 - Read all 12 books
  • Must choose level, but can always move up
  • Quarterly link up for reviews on host site with a year end wrap up and giveaway for challenge finishers
  • Crossovers are allowed
  • Can join at any time - all books read in 2012 allowed regardless of when you sign up
  • Read the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris
Books:
  1. Dead Until Dark
  2. Living Dead in Dallas
  3. Club Dead
  4. Dead to the World






Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Perpetual
  • Anyone can join, at any time, at any place in the series
  • You do not need a blog to participate - please see host site for details
  • Crossovers are allowed
  • All formats are allowed (as long as unabridged)
  • Quarterly link ups at host site with a wrap up at year's end
  • Read the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich

Books:
  1. Two for the Dough
  2. Three to get Deadly
  3. Four to Score
  4. High Five
  5. Hot Six
(There are many more, but we will stop there for now)





Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Must read all 7 books to complete challenge
  • All formats acceptable
  • Crossovers are allowed
  • Do not need a blog to participate - please see host site for details
  • Reviews not mandatory, but there will be a linky for those who review.  There will also be a monthly discussion post at host site
  • Read The Dark Tower books by Stephen King.
Though I have had this series for what seems like forever, this will be the first time through for me!

Books:
  1. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
  2. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
  3. The Dark Tower III: The Wastelands
  4. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
  5. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
  6. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
  7. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
  8. The Dark Tower VIII: The Wind Through the Keyhole (BONUS book - publishing Spring of 2012)










Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Not really any other rules. . .
  • Read the Cedar Cove books by Debbie Macomber
Books:
  1. 16 Lighthouse Road
  2. 204 Rosewood Lane
  3. 311 Pelican Court
  4. 44 Cranberry Point
  5. 50 Harbor Street
  6. 6 Rainier Drive
  7. 74 Seaside Ave
  8. 8 Sandpiper Way
  9. 92 Pacific Boulevard
  10. 1022 Evergreen Place
  11. 1105 Yakima Street
  12. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane (release date - Sept 27)
Two related stories
5-B, a novella in the Hearts Divided anthology
A Cedar Cove Christmas









Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Levels:
    • Series Novice: Read 3 books that are the first in a series
    • Series Lover: Read 6 books that are the first in a series (My Level)
    • Series Expert: Read 9 books that are the first in a series
    • Series Fanatic: Read 20 books that are the first in a series
  • You do not need to list your books in advance
  • Can join anytime during the year
  • Read any book that is the first book of a series
Books:
  1. The Surgeon
  2. Dead Until Dark
  3. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
These are just the books for the series on this page - and I am sure there will be other ones that I stumble across this year as well!










Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Levels:
    • Single Play - Read books that correspond to 1 TV show (my level)
    • Mini-series - Read books that correspond to 2 TV shows
    • Series - Read books that correspond to 3-4 TV shows
    • Soap Opera - Read books that correspond to 5+ shows
  • Read books that TV shows are based on
  • You don't have to read the ENTIRE series that the TV shows are based on, just the books that correspond to the seasons of the TV show (i.e. the first four books of the Sookie Stackhouse series, which formed the basis for the first seasons of True Blood that are currently available)
  • Do not need to list books in advance
Books - mine are from Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood
  1. Dead Until Dark
  2. Living Dead in Dallas
  3. Club Dead
  4. Dead to the World






3 comments:

Birgit said...

You sure love reading challenges ;-) but that's perfectly ok! Welcome to the Dean Koontz challenge - can't wait to find out which books you will choose! Happy reading!!

Yvonne said...

Welcome to the Rizzoli and Isles reading challenge! Have fun with it!

Darlene said...

Hi, Kristi! I just wanted to welcome you to the Kinsey Millhone, Sookie Stackhouse, and Stephanie Plum Reading Challenges! I'm thrilled to have you join me and look forward to seeing your reviews! Have fun!!

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