Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Other challenges - Progress

As I mentioned in this post, I have decided to join a few more challenges this year. The only reason I decided to participate in these extra challenges is because I was already planning on reading quite a lot of books that qualify for these challenges anyway!

So, here I have a post to keep myself up to date with my progress for these particular challenges.

1. The Dystopia Challenge (hosted by Bonnie of Bookish Ardour)

Aim: To read 15 dystopian books in 2011 (Contagion level)
The books:
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
5. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
6. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
7. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
8. Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien
9. Divergent by Veronica Roth
10. 1984 by George Orwell
11. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
12. Sleepwalking by Nicola Morgan
13. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
14. The Declaration by Gemma Malley
15. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
16. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting




2. The Victorian Literature Challenge (hosted by Bethany of Subtle Melodrama)


Aim: To read 5-9 books that were published during the years of the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) (Great Expectations level)
The books:
1. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (pub. 1850)
2. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (pub. 1868)
3. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by R.L. Stevenson (pub. 1886)
4. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde (pub. 1891)
5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (pub. 1847)




3. The 1st In A Series Challenge (hosted by Katy of A Few More Pages)


Aim: To read 12 books that are the first in any series (Series Expert)
The books:
1. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
4. The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi
5. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
6. Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
7. Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
8. The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening + The Struggle by L.J. Smith
9. Immortal by Gillian Shields
10. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
11. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
12. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
13. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
14. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
15. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
16. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
17. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
18. Wildefire by Karsten Knight
19. Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien
20. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
21. The Declaration by Gemma Malley
22. Fury by Elizabeth Miles
23. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
24. Divergent by Veronica Roth
25. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
26. Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
27. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
28. I heart New York by Lindsey Kelk
29. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
30. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
31. Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
32. The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver




4. The 2nds Challenge (hosted by Katy of A Few More Pages)


Aim: To read 12 books that are the second in a series or it is the second time you have read a particular author. (A full plate)
The books:
1. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (series)
2. The Hunger Games: Burning Fire by Suzanne Collins (series)
3. Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald (author)
4. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (series)
5. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (series)
6. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (series)
7. Slam by Nick Hornby (author)
8. Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder (series)
9. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (author)
10. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (series)
11. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr (series)
12. The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver (author)











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