2013 Challenges

Mental Illness Advocacy (MIA) Reading Challenge

MIA 2013 Badge

Challenge Level: Acquainted (4 books)
Books to Read:

Guilty Readings Challenge

(The button for which is being annoying, so just pretend it’s here)
Challenge Level: Eager for Challenge (4-6 books)

Books to Read: Too many! I’ll decide as I go along.

  • Heirs of Prophecy, by Michael RothmanSo I got this book as a free download on Amazon, which kind of made me question its quality. Now logically, I know that it makes sense for a new author to offer a first book free, to get people hooked, which is why I was feeling a bit guilty. It sounded good, but I’d been putting off reading it until now just because I didn’t have to pay for it. A bit stupid, as it was a great book!

Banned Books Challenge

Challenge Level: Making Waves (5 books)Banned Books Challenge

Books to Read:

  • The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie
  • The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury


  1. chris08226 · · Reply

    Thanks for joining my Banned Books Challenge! I absolutely love The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Fahrenheit 451 — fabulous picks! (In fact, I might re-read 451 for my entry in the challenge.) Don’t forget to check back (or subscribe) for updates — later this week I’m doing a post about the books I was most surprised to learn have been banned — there are some seriously crazy books on those lists!

    1. Will do! I was really surprised myself at some of the books that had made the list when I was going through making my choices.

  2. Thank you for joining the Guilty readings! I will be curious to see what books you will add to you list through the year and why you feel guilty about them 😀 By the end of the month I will post a linky to add reviews and thoughts, so you can stop by again 🙂
    Good luck in all your challenges and have fun!

    1. I have this bad tendency to buy books that look good, and then never get around to reading them, plus I have a significant number that have been gifted to me that I haven’t read yet. And I have a few for other, more interesting reasons which I’ll mention in the reviews. Thanks, and good luck in whatever challenges you are participating as well!

  3. Hi Alexandra! I’m very new at hosting challenges and when I chose the image for this challenge button I chose one in the public domain, but inadvertently neglected to provide credit for the image. My new “grab this code” includes it, but I wanted to also provide the credit line to all the challenge participants who have already posted the button as well.

    photo credit: Love Of Books by George Hodan

    Sorry about that & I hope you’re enjoying your reading selections!

    1. That message for the Banned Books Challenge button, by the way — I didn’t realize you had another challenge listed on this page!

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