Here are a few more reading challenges I am joining for next year, though I have not decided on the lists, but being a moody reader I guess I will have to keep those lists open.

First of all, the Graphic Novels Challenge hosted by Chris and Nymeth. I have to admit I don't read a lot of graphic novels (mangas probably) so this is a good opportunity for me to read more of this genre.

The rules:
  • The challenge starts on January 1st 2010 and ends on December 31st (but we don't mind you starting early.)
  • You don't have to make a list beforehand (but you can, of course! Lists are great because they give ideas to people who aren't sure what to read. And if you do make one, don't feel forced to stick to it!)
  • We simplified the levels of participation: you can be a Beginner (3 Comics or Graphic Novels), Intermediate (3-10) or an Expert (10+). You're more than free to adjust your level of participation after the challenge has begun.
  • There will be mini-challenges! Look for a post with more info on that soon.
  • Overlaps with other challenges are totally fine.

Since I'm considering a novice under this category, I will go for the 'Beginner' where I'm requested to read 3 graphic novels.

I am happy to see Naida of The Bookworm is hosting the Romance Reading Challenge again in 2010. Here's what she says:

I'm happy to say that my Romance Reading Challenge is going into it's third year! Wow! Thank you all who have joined and read and posted thier reviews. That's amazing to me, that I started a challenge and other bloggers joined up and participated, it's really great. I hope you will sign up again this year.
So, without further ado, here's the rules:

1. "Romance" isn't limited to steamy Harlequin novels. There is a huge selection of books in this category such as contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance to name a few. As long as the story has romantic love between the two main characters your selection will fit this challenge. The novels do not need to have a happy ending either, there can also be unrequited love.

2. Choose at least 5 novels to read. You can change your choices at any time. Crossovers between other challenges are fine.

3. Read them at your own pace in 2010 then post the link to your review(s).

And finally, Alaine of The Royal Reviews is hosting a Fantasy Reading Challenge in 2010.

The Fantasy Reading Challenge can include YA Fantasy or Historical Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy or any other sub genre of Fantasy. There really are no limits to this challenge as Fantasy is such a wide and varied genre. Just enjoy and have fun!

The rules:

  • Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section on the post about the challenge.
  • Any book format counts.
  • You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
  • Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.

There are four participation levels:

  1. Curious– Read 3 Fantasy Fiction novels. (I'm picking this level.)Fascinated– Read 6 Fantasy Fiction novels.
  2. Addicted– Read 12 Fantasy Fiction novels.
  3. Obsessed– Read 20 Fantasy Fiction novels.

So that is all from me at the moment. I am sure I will participate in more, after all they are so fun and addictive (plus, the buttons are all so lovely)!

9 Responses
  1. These look like they will be fun, Melody. Good luck!

  2. Alice Says:

    Have fun with them all, Melody!

  3. Melody Says:

    Wendy, Alice - Thanks! I'm sure they'll be lots of fun!

  4. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    I just keep saying "what the heck, what is one more challenge?" I did a pretty good job finishing my challenges in 2009. 2010 is a whole different matter. I am signing up for the graphic novel challenge as well. I've never read one, so this will be a new experience!

  5. The Bookworm Says:

    glad you're joining the Romance Reading Challenge, have fun :)

  6. Melody Says:

    Sandy - You read a lot of books, Sandy! I'm sure you'll do well again in next year. Can't wait to read what you'll read for the graphic novels challenge!

    Naida - I love reading romance so I've to join! Thanks for hosting the challenge again, Naida! :)

  7. Darlene Says:

    Oh goodness, you just reminded me that I need to get my post up for Naida's Romance Challenge. Yikes. Good luck on all of yours this year Melody!

  8. Julia Says:

    Sound like a fun challenge, have fun!

  9. Melody Says:

    Dar - I'm glad you're joining too! :)

    Julia - It sure is! I hope you'll join too!

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