2013 Challenges

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2013’s challenges were: At a Glance:

  1. World’s Without End : Women of Genre fiction
  2. Little Red Reviewer : Vintage Sci-Fi
  3. Stainless Steel Droppings: 2013 Sci-Fi Experience
  4. Book Chick City: 100 Books in a Year
  5. The Classics Club reading challenge
  6. Once Upon a Time event hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings

Once Upon a time books read:

  1. Seven Kinds of Hell by Dana Cameron – myth
  2. Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler – folk lore/myth
  3. The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson – fantasy
  4. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson – not sure how to classify this one ?
  5. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobbs – fantasy
  6. The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe – folklore/myth
  7. Quite Contrary by Richard Roberts – fairytale
  8. Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan – folklore
  9. Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja Foglio – fantasy
  10. Poison by Sarah Pinborough – fairytale
  11. The People’s Will by Jasper kent – folklore
  12. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa – folklore
  13. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare – fairytale

Worlds without End, Women of Genre fiction reading challenge.  The Challenge: to read 1 new-to-you female author per month plus one randomly chosen author and post a review on the WWE site.  So far my reads have been:

January – Dragongflight by Anne McCaffrey

February – Feast of Souls by Celia S Friedman

March – Miserere by Teresa Frohock

April – Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

May – Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja Foglio

June – The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker

Women of Genre Fiction

Women of Genre Fiction

Vintage Sci Fi hosted by Little Red Reviewer – this isn’t a challenge so much as a just enjoy yourself.  Now completed.  I read:

  1. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  2. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
  3. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  4. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  5. Dragonflight

+ Watched Alien by Ridley Scott

Sci Fi Event being hosted over at Stainless Steel Droppings.  Again, not a challenge so much as a read whatever you want, when you want, and discuss with others.  Concludes at the end of February.

The above books are all included for this event plus:

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Dragonflight
Wool by Hugh Howey
White Horse by Alex Adams
Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne Valente

During February involved in the Wee Men readalong being hosted by Dab of Darkness and Little Red Reviewer.

Also, taking a leisurely stroll through Unidentified Funny Objects – being hosted on Goodreads by Elizabeth Campbell – no fixed time limit to this – it’s a sort of have the book beside your bed lamp and pick up before you go to sleep for a quick fun read – doesn’t matter if it takes 12 months.

Signed up for the 100 books in a year reading challenge being hosted by Book Chick City.  Failed in my mission last year so all the more determined now!

So far:

January:

  1. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
  2. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick
  3. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas
  4. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. The Six Gun Tarot by R S Belcher
  6. Wool by Hugh Howey
  7. Dragongflight by Anne McCaffrey
  8. Death Masks by Jim Butcher

February:

  1. Feast of Souls by Celia S Friedman
  2. Three Graves full by Jamie Mason
  3. Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
  4. White Horse by Alex Adams
  5. Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
  6. Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne Valente
  7. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

March:

  1. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (readalong)
  2. Miserere by Teresa Frohock
  3. Tricked by Kevin Hearne
  4. The Garden of Evening Mists
  5. Seven Kinds of Hell by Dana Cameron
  6. The Ghosts of Sleath by James Herbert
  7. Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
  8. The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
  9. The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe

April:

  1. A Hatful of Sky by Terry Pratchett
  2. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  3. The Emoticon Generation by Guy Hasson
  4. The Shadow of the Sun
  5. Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  6. The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers
  7. Dangerous Liaisons
  8. Quite Contrary by Richard Roberts
  9. Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan

May:

  1. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
  2. Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja Foglio
  3. Poison By Sarah Pinsborough
  4. The Silver Dark Sea by Susan Fletcher
  5. The People’s Will by Jasper Kent
  6. The Black Fire Concerto by Mike Allen
  7. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

June:

  1. Fall of Night by Rachel Caine (No.14 of the Morganville Vampires)
  2. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
  3. The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
  4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  5. The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle
  6. The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker
  7. A Visit to the House on Terminal Hill by Elizabeth Knox
  8. The Girl who Ruled Fairyland for a Little While by Catherynne Valente

July

  1. Three by Jay Posey
  2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  3. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
  4. Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
  5. Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
  6. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
  7. A Woman Lost by T B Markinson

August

  1. Delia’s Shadow by Jamie Lee Moyer
  2. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  3. The Grim Company by Luke Scull
  4. Of Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht
  5. Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
  6. Dragon’s Path – readalong
  7. Sleeping Beauty by Mark Lawrence

September

  1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  2. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  3. Skulk by Rosie Best
  4. The Returned by Jason Mott
  5. Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett – readalong
  6. Seven Forges by James A Moore
  7. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner *review yet to be posted
  8. Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
  9. Kushiel’s Dart (WWE – WOGF challenge)

October

  1. I shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett – readalong
  2. Shadows by Paul Weston
  3. Charm by Sarah Pinborough
  4. The Shining by Stephen King
  5. The Dolls House (Sandman Series Vol 2) by Neil Gaiman
  6. Haze by Paula Weston
  7. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

November

  1. American Elsewhere by R J Bennett
  2. The Falconer by Elizabeth May
  3. A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
  4. Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough
  5. Heartwood
  6. The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig
  7. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  8. Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin (Graphic Novel)
  9. The Sandman Vol 4, Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
  10. The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black

December

  1. In the Company of Thieves by Kage Baker
  2. Dirty Magic  by Jaye Wells
  3. The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
  4. Ellie Quinn Book 1: The Legend of Ellie Quinn by Alex Scarrow
  5. The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander
  6. Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier
  7. Shift by Hugh Howey
  8. Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
  9. The Mysterious Case of Mr Strangeway by Karina Cooper
  10. Ellie Quinn Book 2: The World According to Ellie Quinn by Alex Scarrow
  11. The Nunslinger
  12. The Ghost Bride

And, finally, the Classics Club reading challenge which is to read 50 books during a five year time period.  Details here.  So far:

  1. The Ghosts of Sleath by James Herbert 
  2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Williams Shakespeare
  3. The Haunting of HIll House by Shirley Jackson
  4. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

The Classics Club

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