Those Books I Should Have Read Challenge

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Yay another challenge! Readingwithmartinis.com is hosting this one:

We all have them. That pesky list of books that we “should” have read. This list could consist of “classics” that we somehow managed to miss in high school and/or college (David Copperfield, Madame Bovary, To Kill a Mockingbird), books that we want to read but their size is daunting (The Outlander series, The Game of Thrones series, Anna Karenina, War and Peace), it could be books that just somehow passed us by (The Harry Potter series, The Hunger Game trilogy, The Earth’s Children series), or it could simply be books that have been languishing on our bookshelves forever.

These books may induce reading guilt every time we pick up a different book.

If you have a “should have read” list, then this challenge is for you! So what are the rules?

Challenge Rules

  1. Timeline : This challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013
  2. You may join the challenge at any time during the year as long as the books were read in 2013
  3. Levels: There are 4 participation levels to this challenge. You can change levels at any time.Physical books and e-books count. Audio books DO NOT COUNT
    • Level 1 – 6 books
    • Level 2 – 12 books
    • Level 3 – 18 books
    • Level 4 – 24 books
  4. You must display the challenge graphic in your blog’s sidebar, if you have a blog
  5. You do not have to have a blog to participate. You can make a Goodreads list or some other tracking method that can be linked to
  6. You do not have to select your books ahead of time
  7. If you do make an initial list of books for this challenge, you may change that list at any time during the challenge
  8. Books read for this challenge may also count for other challenges
  9. You must fill out the linky form below and link to your challenge post or Goodreads list.

I’m going to aim for level 2, which is 12 books. The books I would like to read for this challenge are: 

  • Eoin Colfer- Artemis Fowl
  • Roald Dahl- the BFG
  • Veronica Roth- Divergent
  • Cassandra Clare- City of Bones
  • Mark Haddon- Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Ann Brashares- Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
  • Richelle Mead- Vampire Academy
  • Lauren Oliver- Before I Fall
  • Patrick Ness- The Knife of Never Letting Go
  • Christopher Paolini- Eragon
  • Dan Brown- Da Vinci Code
  • Alice Sebold- The Lovely Bones

I’ve tried to pick new books for this challenge, but when you are looking for books it is quite hard! I know there are some that I will come across in my tbr pile/list that will count for this, so it may change as the year goes on 🙂

Have you signed up for this? What other challenges are you taking part in for 2013? 

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