2013 Reading Challenge Round-Up: PASS or FAIL Edition

ReadingChallengesI have bad news, I thought I was superman, and I guess, after looking at my lists, I realise that I am not superman. I think I am clearly because I signed on for way, way, way too much.

Overall Status: 1 Completed, 4 Failed
Total Books Read: I read a number of books but I just couldn’t finish them! I was 2 away into completing the Historical Fiction Challenge and maybe 5 or 6 away from the Series Challenge. 1 BOOK AWAY FROM THE FILM CHALLENGE! I give up. At least I finished 1 challenge!

Historical Fiction Challenge
Status: FAILED
Ancient History
: 25 + books (26 books listed)

  1. Gloria (View Review)
  2. The Riddle Of Solomon (Sarah Weston Chronicles #2) (View Review)
  3. The Poisoned Pilgrim
  4. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
  5. The Color Purple
  6. Sphinx (View Review)
  7. The Witch’s Daughter (View Review)
  8. Blood Between Queens (View Review)
  9. The Hangman’s Daughter
  10. The Dark Monk
  11. The Beggar King
  12. Roses Have Thorns: A Novel Of Elizabeth I  (View Review)
  13. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ  (View Review)
  14. God’s Of Heavenly Punishment (View Review)
  15. City of Dark Magic
  16. The 10th Saint (Sarah Weston Chronicles #1) (View Review)
  17. Cliff Of The Ruin (View Review)
  18. The Chalice
  19. The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter #1)
  20. The Help
  21. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit(View Review)
  22. A Fatal Likeness (View Review)
  23. Daughter Of The Sky (View Review)
  24. The Goddess Chronicle (View Review)
  25. Illuminations (View Review)
  26. Strands of Bronze and Gold (View Review)

Seriously Series Challenge
Series Started Before 2013: Seriously Serious
, 7-12 Series (8 series, 8 books)

  1. Delirium (1 book)
    • Requiem
  2. Robert Langdon Series (1 book)
  3. Joona Linna Series (1 book)
    • The Nightmare
  4. Pure (1 book)
    • Fuse
  5. Divergent (1 book)
    • Alliegent
  6. Birthmarked (1 book)
  7. Matched (1 book)
    • Reached
  8. The Grisha (1 book)
    • Siege and Storm

Series Started in 2013:  Seriously Serious, 7-12 Series (9 series, 27 books)

  1. Incarnate (2 books)
  2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (2 books)
    • Daughter of Smoke & Bone (View Review)
    • Days of Blood & Starlight
  3. Libyrinth (3 books)
    • The Book of the Night
  4. The Archived  (1 books)
    • The Archived
  5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 books)
    • The Lightning Thief
    • The Sea of Monsters
    • The Titan’s Curse
    • The Battle of the Labyrinth
    • The Last Olympian
  6. Seraphina (1 book)
  7. Cinder (2 books)
    • Cinder
    • Scarlet
  8. City of Dark Magic
    • City of Dark Magic
    • City of Lost Dreams
  9. The Hangman’s Daughter (3 books)
    • The Hangman’s Daughter
    • The Dark Monk
    • The Beggar King
    • The Poisoned Pilgrim
  10. The Mortal Instruments (5 books)

Series ReReads in 2013:  Semi-Serious, 1-6 Series (2 series, 15 books)

  • The Hunger Games
    • The Hunger Games
    • Catching Fire
    • Mockingjay
  • The Harry Potter Series

    • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
    • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Book To Movie Challenge
Lover (9 books + 9 films):

  1. The Sea of Monsters
  2. City of Bones (View Review)
  3. Catching Fire
  4. World War Z (View Review)
  5. The Help
  6. The Lovely Bones (View Review)
  7. The Lightning Thief
  8. The Host (View Review)
  9. Warm Bodies

Colored Coded Reading Challenge:
Status: FAILED
All 9 Categories:

  1. Blue: Daughter of the Sky (View Review)
  2. Red: Scarlet (Cinder #2)
  3. Yellow: Strands of Bronze and Gold
  4. Green: The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
  5. Brown: ?
  6. Black: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (View Review)
  7. White: The Lovely Bones  (View Review)
  8. Misc: Oranges Aren’t The Only Fruit (View Review)
  9. Implies Color: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Feminist Reading Challenge
Hard, 10+ (10 books)

  1. The Host (View Review)
  2. The Witch’s Daughter (View Review)
  3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1) (View Review)
  4. State of Wonder  (View Review)
  5. Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles #1)
  6. The Space Between (View Review)
  7. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)
  8. Roses Have Thorns: A Novel Of Elizabeth I (View Review)
  9. The Lost Madonna (View Review)
  10. Libyrinth (Libyrinth #1) (View Review)


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12 Responses to 2013 Reading Challenge Round-Up: PASS or FAIL Edition

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  2. DoingDewey says:

    Wow, you might not have finished a lot of your challenges, but you had really high goals and were very close. I’m impressed 🙂

  3. Charlotte says:

    Aw, you might have failed but completing one is pretty great already and you’ve read a ton of books! That I might say is more of a success to me 🙂

  4. You might have ‘failed’ most of them, but I think you did a great job in your progress! I mean 24/25 historical books and 8/9 movies, that’s good!

  5. You’ve done well! I failed very miserably so I’m stalling on reviewing 2013 challenges.

  6. readaholic31 says:

    You might not have finished some of them completely but you still did much better than I would’ve done! I don’t think I could do a reading challenge – my stress levels couldn’t handle the pressure! lol

  7. Heather says:

    Heh. The year I decided to join a bunch of challenges, I failed miserably. I just can’t be tied down to a set list.

    You put a good dent in your challenges, though, and that definitely counts for something!

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