Friday, January 4, 2013

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2013

I know you think I am crazy to join more challenges. But this one is perfect too. All I have to do is aim to read at least one more book this year than I read last year, and I can use this one to motivate myself to track all the books I read. This year I plan for my reading to be more of a mix, more sci fi and fantasy for sure.

Reading Challenge Details:
  • Runs January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 (books read prior to 1/1/2013 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2013 than you did in 2012. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down.
  • Books can be any format (bound, ebook, audio).
  • Novellas that are at least 100 pages in length, as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads or LibraryThing.
     Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
     Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
     Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
     I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books

I am going for the easiest level: Getting my heart rate up. I read 85 books this year, so that means I am aiming at 86-90 books.

I will track all the books I read below.
  1. The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself by  K. C. Constantine
  2. Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein
  3. The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
  4. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
  5. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  6. Archie Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough
  7. The Case of the Angry Actress by E. V. Cunningham
  8. The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
  9. Publish or Perish by Margot Kinberg
  10. The Smoke by Tony Broadbent
  11. The Last Houseparty by Peter Dickinson
  12. Old Man's War by John Scalzi
  13. Sticklers, Sideburns, and Bikinis by Donald Graeme
  14. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
  15. Crooked House by Agatha Christie
  16. The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
  17. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  18. Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka
  19. Detective by Parnell Hall
  20. The Loyal Servant by Eva Hudson
  21. More Book Lust by Nancy Pearl
  22. Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
  23. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
  24. Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen
  25. Eye of the Red Tsar by Sam Eastland
  26. Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer
  27. The Courts of Chaos by Roger Zelazny
  28. Book Lust To Go by Nancy Pearl
  29. A Stone of the Heart by John Brady
  30. The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird
  31. The Ransom Game by Howard Engel
  32. The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers
  33. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
  34. Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
  35. Chinatown Beat by Henry Chang 
  36. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  37. The Dark Winter by David Mark  
  38. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
  39. Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
  40. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
  41. Ten Second Staircase by Christopher Fowler
  42. Silence of the Rain by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
  43. Origins of the Specious by Patricia T. O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman
  44. Fell Purpose by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
  45. Murder at the Mendel by Gail Bowen
  46. House of Evidence by Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson
  47. Kaleidoscope by J. Robert Janes
  48. Death Wore White by Jim Kelly
  49. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  50. Don't Know Much About Literature by Kenneth C. Davis
  51. Daemons Are Forever by Simon R. Green
  52. The Mugger by Ed McBain
  53. The Pusher by Ed McBain
  54. Mind's Eye by Håkan Nesser
  55. Green-Eyed Lady by Chuck Greaves
  56. Open Season by Archer Mayor
  57. Mental Floss: Scatterbrained
  58. Plots and Errors by Jill McGown 
  59. Planetary Vol. 1-4 (graphic novel)
  60. A Question of Identity by Susan Hill
  61. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
  62. Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
  63. Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage
  64. Skulduggery by William Marshall
  65. The Square of Revenge by Peter Aspe
  66. Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten
  67. Unholy Ground by John Brady
  68. Murder at Hazelmoor by Agatha Christie
  69. Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas
  70. The White Trilogy by Ken Bruen
  71. The Broken Shore by Peter Temple
  72. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
  73. The Infernal Detective by Kirsten Weiss
  74. The Yard by Alex Grecian
  75. Vendetta by Michael Dibdin
  76. The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
  77. Frantic (2007) by Katherine Howell
  78. Raven Black (2006) by Ann Cleeves
  79. White Nights (2008) by Ann Cleeves
  80. Dark Star (1991) by Alan Furst
  81. The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
  82. Dead Before Dying (1996) by Deon Meyer
  83. The Big Sleep (1949) by Raymond Chandler


Anonymous said...

Thanks for participating! You're making great progess :)

TracyK said...

Brianna, thanks for stopping by with a mid-year comment. This challenge is keeping me motivated.