2012 Reading Challenges

So, I was only going to join the Debut Author Challenge this year, but I decided to add a few more. I do like reading challenges for the motivation and to help organize my reading throughout the year.

A few book titles carryover into more than one challenge. The titles listed are a work in progress and I’m sure there will be changes made throughout the year.

These are the challenges I will be tackling:

The 2012 Audio Book Challenge is hosted by Teresa @ Teresa’s Reading Corner.

There are four levels to the challenge:

  • Flirting-Listen to 6 Audio Books
  • Going Steady- Listen to 12 Audio Books
  • Lover- Listen to 25 Audio Books
  • Married-Listen to +++  Audio Books

Since I’ve listened to about 20 audiobooks this year I think I can achieve 25 next year. Titles TBD.

The Sophomore Reading Challenge is hosted by Shanyn @ Chick Loves Lit.

After getting hooked on several debuts last year, I’m eager to read their sophomore efforts this year. The challenge is to read 10 sophomore YA/MG novels in 2012:

1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

2. Fever by Lauren DeStefano

3. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

4. A Million Suns by Beth Revis

5. Until I Die by Amy Plum

6. Truth by Julia Karr

7. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh

8. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

9. The Torn Wing by Kiki Hamilton

10. Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

The Completely Contemp Challenge is also hosted by Shanyn @ Chick Loves Lit.

Contemporary is a category I’ve been reading more and would like to continue that trend. I like this challenge because the goal is to read books from 2010-2012, and I’ll be able to catch up on some of the books on my shelves already. The goal is to read at least 3 books total, and I’m going to try to read 5 books for each year.


1. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

2. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

3. A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker

4. The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, June by Robin Benway

5. A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley


1. Amplified by Tara Kelly

2. The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

3. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

4. Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer

5. Choker by Elizabeth Woods


1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

3. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

4. The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

5. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

The Standalone Challenge is hosted by Hafsah @ IceyBooks & Britta @ ilikethesebooks.

Sometimes it’s nice for a change of pace to read a book that’s not part of a series. The goal of the Standalone challenge is to read 15 standalone books released in 2012:

1. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

2. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

3. The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

4. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

5. Cursed by Jennifer Armentrout

6. In Honor by Jessi Kirby

7. Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne

8. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

9. Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

10. First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

11. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

12. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

13. Above by Leah Bobet

14. The Other Life by Suzanne Winnacker

15. The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova

I’ve signed up for the Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren.

These are the debut books I’m planning to read:

1. Elemental by Emily White (May, Spencer Hill Press)

2. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (February, HarperCollins)

3. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (February, ATOM)

4. Above by Leah Bobet (April, Arthur A. Levine books)

5. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (February, G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

6. The Glimpse by Claire Merle (June, Faber & Faber)

7. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons (February, Tor Teen)

8. Slide by Jill Hathaway (March, Balzer & Bray)

9. Starters by Lissa Price (March, Delacorte Books)

10. Struck by Jennifer Bosworth (May, Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR)

11. The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker (February, Usboune)

12. Level Two by Lenore Appelhans (Fall TBD, Simon & Schuster)

13. The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova (April, Sourcebooks Fire)

14. Storm by Brigid Kemmerer (April, K Teen/Kensington)

15. Glitch by Heather Anastasiu (TBD, St. Martin’s Press)

16. The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges (January, Delacorte)

17. Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne (February, Putnam Juvenile)

18. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (May, Katherine Tegan Books)

19. Halflings by Heather Burch (January, Zondervan Publishing)

20. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (May, Feiwel & Friends)

I just found out about this challenge in Feb. but am excited to participate. The YA Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Jen @ A Book and A Latte. Since I listen to so many YA audiobooks, the required 12 should be a snap!

I’ll keep track of my listening here:

1. The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

2. A Million Suns by Beth Revis

3. Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

5. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

6. After by Amy Efaw

7. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Which reading challenges are you taking on this year?


12 thoughts on “2012 Reading Challenges

  1. Thanks for including me on your list! I hope you love the Elemental Series!

  2. Jackie FM says:

    Very ambitious! I plan on reading all of the books for the Arcadia Public Library book group… even those titles that I’m not leading. Other than that, I will just read titles that catch my fancy. Do you think you’ll make the 100 book challenge for 2011? Good Luck!

    1. Lucy says:

      Keeping up with the library book group should be a fun challenge. Hope you read some great books!

      I’ll make it to 100 books this year, but it will be close. Books #98 and #99 are in progress now 🙂

  3. bookchelle says:

    So many great titles! I’m signed up for Storysiren’s 2012 DAC as well as Starry Sky Book’s Harper Imprint Challenged. These challenges look fun. Maybe I’ll sign up for them as well. Thanks for the suggestions and good luck next year. 🙂

    1. Lucy says:

      Thanks, Michelle! The Harper Imprint challenge sounds interesting. I saw that on your sidebar. Good luck with your reading challenges 🙂

  4. Britta says:

    Thanks for signing up for the SARC! Just so you know, the challenge is co-hosted by Hafsah at IceyBooks AND myself, Britta at I Like These Books. If you could change that, I would really appreciate it. Good luck in the challenge! It will be lots of fun (giveaways and fun posts are coming up soon!)

    1. Lucy says:

      Corrected. Thanks for co-hosting the challenge, Britta!

  5. Thank you so much for joining the Audio Book Challenge. I look forward to seeing what you listen to.

  6. Best of luck on all of these challenges 😀

  7. fishgirl182 says:

    good luck on your challenges. i signed up for dac and standalone. i didn’t think i could commit to more.

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