Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012!

The Challenge:
I thought I had found all my challenges, but I was wrong. Hosted this year by BaffledBooks 2.0, this challenge is to read speculative fiction, a list of what counts is included in the rules. This one is perfect for me because almost everything I choose to read for fun falls under one of the categories listed.

The Rules:
  1. Timeline is 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012. You can sign up from now right up until 31 Nov 2012.
  2. There is no need to list your books now.
  3. Books can most definitely be counted towards other challenges.
  4. There will be a monthly link up for you to share your reviews.
  5. There are no prizes other that a sense of satisfaction at reaching your goal
  6. Any book format (ebook, print, audio) counts!
  7. And because it can sometimes get a bit confusing (from Carolyns original post), Genres:
  • Science Fiction: hard/soft SF, cyberpunk, time travel, alternative history, space opera
  • Fantasy Fiction: dark fantasy, urban fantasy, magic realism, quest, mythical fantasy, steampunk
  • Horror Fiction: paranormal, gothic literature, splatterpunk
  • Supernatural Fiction
  • Superhero Fiction
  • Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
  • Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
The Levels:
Nosey: 3 novels
Excited: 6 novels
Content: 12 novels
In Nirvana: 24 novels
Obsessed: 48 novels

My Goal:
In Nirvana - 24 novels. 34/24

1. The Spellsong War –L. E. Modesitt
2. If I Pay Thee Not With Gold –Piers Anthony and Mercedes Lackey
3. DragonSinger –Ann Macaffery
4. DragonDrummer –Ann Macaffery
5. The Hunger Games –Suzanne Collins
6. Goliath –Scott Westerfeld
7. The Door in Time –Michael Merryweather
8. The Gift –James Patterson
9. Catching Fire –Suzanne Collins
10. DragonQuest –Ann Macaffery
11. The White Dragon –Ann Macaffery
12. Shiver –Maggie Stiefvater
13. The Fire–James Patterson
14. City of Bones –Cassandra Clare
15. Mocking Jay –Suzanne Collins
16. The Sweet Far Thing –Libba Bray
17. The Lost Hero –Rick Riordan
18. Feed –M.T. Anderson
19. Final Warning –James Patterson
20. Linger –Maggie Stiefvater
21. Divergent –Veronica Roth
22. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern –Ann Macaffery
23. Nerilka’s Story –Ann Macaffery
24. The Son of Neptune –Rick Riordan
25. Inheritance –Christopher Paolini
26. The Red Pyramid –Rick Riordan
27. The Throne of Fire –Rick Riordan
28. Forever –Maggie Stiefvater
29. The Serpent’s Shadow –Rick Riordan
30. Insurgent –Veronica Roth
31) A Brother’s Price –Wen Spencer
32) Well-tempered clavicle –Piers Anthony
33) Firewing –Kenneth Oppel
34) A Hero Born –Michael A Stackpole

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