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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Challenges - Post Three (8 - 10) - Eclectic & ARC

ALL COMPLETED! This post includes EIGHT, NIGHT and TEN which are for Eclectic reading and ARCs.
I do like to mix up my reading so I chose this challenge:  
EIGHT: Eclectic Reader
Select, read and review a book from each genre listed below during the year for a total of 12 books.
I hope to double this but I'll start with at least one each. :-)

Genres
  1. Literary Fiction The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey; Fiction; my rating 4.5. 
  2. Crime/Mystery Fiction Bleed For Me by Michael Robotham; Crime Fiction; my rating 4.25.
  3. Romantic Fiction Scrumptious by Amanda Usen; Contemporary Romance; my Rating 4.25.  
  4. Historical Fiction Grant Me Timely Grace by Timothy Woods; Historical Fiction; my rating 4.25.
  5. Young Adult My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond; Fantasy, YA; my rating 4.5. 
  6. Fantasy Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1 by Kevin Hearne; Fantasy; my rating 4.5.
  7. Science Fiction Kicking Ashe by Pauline Baird Jones; Sci Fi Romance;  my rating 5.0.
  8. Non Fiction  52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You by Brett Blumenthal; Nonfiction, Fitness;  my Rating 4.5.
  9. Horror Creative Spirit by Scott Nicholson; Horror;  my rating 4.25
  10. Thriller /Suspense The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi; Psychological Thriller; my rating 4.5
  11. Classic The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck; Adapted Classic, Dramatization; my rating 4.25.
  12. Your favourite genre a) Historical Romance Dangerous Favors by Joyce DiPastina; Historical Romance; my rating 4.75.
  13. b) Romantic Suspense The Night is Mine by M.L. Buchman; Military, Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.75. 
  14. c) Christian Deeper Water by Robert Whitlow; Christian Mystery; my rating 4.75.


NINE: ARC Reading Challenge


Level Silver: Read 24 ARCS

TEN: ARC Reading Challenge


1. Actual Advance Reader Copies - this includes from tour sites.
2. Any book that YOU ARE ASKED by either an author, publisher, publicist, media group, etc. to review.
3. Book Sneeze, Pump Up your Books, Tyndale and S&S Galley Grab ("they send out a monthly list & the first ~100 to get to their site gets the book to review).
The Mega size ARC Challenge – Read 21+ ARC's. 
ARCs [Nine and Ten]
  1. The Second Sonata by Nathan Patrick Hardt; Contemporary Fiction; my Rating 4.25.
  2. 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You by Brett Blumenthal; Nonfiction, Fitness;  my Rating 4.5.
  3. Bossypants by Tina Fey; Comedic Memoir; my Rating 4.0.
  4. Scrumptious by Amanda Usen; Contemporary Romance; my Rating 4.25.  
  5. Smitten Anthology; Contemporary Romance; my Rating 4.25.  
  6. Miss Hildreth Wore Brown by Olivia deBelle Byrd; humor antidotes; 4.25.
  7. A Demon Does it Better by Linda Wisdom; Paranormal romance; my rating 4.5. 
  8. The Rook by Daniel O'Malley; Fantasy Thriller; my rating 4.25.
  9. Baby, Baby by Karen Wiesner; Christian Fiction; my rating 4.25.
  10. Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.5.
  11. Midnight Reckoning (Dark Dynasties) by Kendra Leigh Castle; Paranormal Romance; my rating 4.5.
  12. Grant Me Timely Grace by Timothy Woods; Historical Fiction; my rating 4.25.
  13. Firelight by Kristen Callihan; Paranormal Romance; my rating 4.5.
  14. The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi; Psychological Thriller; my rating 4.5
  15. Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel by Samantha Grace; Historical Romance; my rating 3.75. 
  16. The Lord of Illusion by Kathryne Kennedy; Fantasy Romance; my rating 4.25.
  17. The Theft of Swords by Michael Sullivan; Fantasy Adventure; my rating 4.75. 
  18. The Rogue Pirate's Bride by Shana Galen; Historical Romance;  my rating 4.5.
  19. Journey in Time by Chris Karlsen; Time Travel Romance; my rating 4.25.  
  20. My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond; Fantasy, YA; my rating 4.5. 
  21. Deliver Me From Darkness by Tess Hilaire; Paranormal Romance; my rating 4.5. 
  22. Bleed For Me by Michael Robotham; Crime Fiction; my rating 4.25.
  23. The  Canker Death by James R. Bottino; Fantasy; my rating 3.0.
  24. The Night is Mine by M.L. Buchman; Military, Romantic Suspense;; my rating 4.75.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Martha
    Glad to have you joining the Eclectic Reader Challenge! I look forward to seeing what you choose to read!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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