Monday, 3 December 2012

2013 Challenges Compiled Together

I join so many challenges for next year. It has not even been a year of my blogging life, yet the excitement of joining challenges is irresistible. To make things easier, especially when updating books I have read, I'd like to put all those challenges in one post only.

This post applies only for challenges and events that will be finished in less than a year, and starts on or during 2013. That's why this post won't cover Let's Read Plays and Classic Club's Project. Also, because this post has cover them all, I will delete all previous redundant posts.

So let's go to the lists.

Narrative Poem Reading Challenge 2013

I host this challenge. You can read the detail of the challenge here.

Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2013

This challenge is hosted by Bev@My Reader;s Block and will take place during 2013. I have decided to try joining it, since my classical journey started with Sherlock Holmes, which is also one of the mystery solvers. Sadly, I don't know much about mystery, and I hate scary stuff. So I put things here that hopefully are not very frightening, so that I can read them with much easiness of mind.

I pick 8 books to start, but I will add it to 16 if in later time I see that I can do more than that. Here's the list:

2. Murder by the Numbers: LeBlanc – Eight Strokes of the Clock
3. Amateur Night: Queen – Adventures of Ellery Queen
4. Leave It to the Professionals: Conrad – A Secret Agent
7. World Traveler: LeBlanc – The Hollow Needle
8. Dangerous Beasts: Hammet – The Maltese Falcon
15. Cops & Robbers: LeBlanc – The Crystal Stopper
19. Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Agathe Christie – Death in The Air

I am curious about LeBlanc's Lupin, since I have tried to read it but find little delight in in that I didn't even finish my first book. I like Ellery Queen, though, but I have only read the short story collection, so I will try to read some more of him. What? No Sherlock Holmes? Well, let's see if I can add him to the list later on.

2013 TBR Pile Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Roof Beam Reader and will be held along 2013. The point is to read 12 books from your TBR pile during the year.

I'd like to combine this challenge with other challenges that I have joined such as Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge, Let's Read Plays, and also a challenge I host myself, Narrative Poem Reading Challenge. Here's my list for this particular challenge:

James, Henry – Portrait of a Lady

Book on France Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by WordsAndPeace. Here's my reading list for this challenge.

Children Literature Event

This event is hosted by Bacaan Bzee. I don't really into children literature, but let's give it a try.

2013 European Reading Challenge

The event is hosted by Rose City Reader.
I aim for the highest star in the challenge: Five books. Here's my list for the Challenge:
(to be added later)

LeBlanc - Eight Strokes of the Clock (France)
Euripides - The Trojan Women (Greece)
Shakespeare - Othello (Italy)
Tey, Josephine - Daughter of Time (England)

The Classics Reading Challenge 2013

This challenge is hosted by Thoughts at One in the Morning. I know it sounds quite silly because I read mostly classics anyway, but I want to cheer myself up by adding more challenges to the blog.

Here's the list of the classics I'm going to read:
Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe
Edmond Rostand - Cyrano de Bergerac
Euripides - The Trojan Women
William Shakespeare - Othello
William Shakespeare - Richard III
William Shakespeare - Venus and Adonis

Dive into Poetry Challenge 2013

This one is hosted by Savvy Verse and Wit. Here are my rules:

1. Create a post on your blog stating your intention to read poetry in 2013 and sign up in Mr. Linky. If you don’t have a blog, simply leave a comment about reading poetry in 2013.
2. Choose one of the following options to complete the challenge:
  • Read and review up to 2 books of poetry throughout 2013 and leave the full link to each review in Mr. Linky.
  • Feature one poet (perhaps not per month) on your own blog.
3. Complete your goals between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013.

My list:

What's in a Name Reading Challenge 2013

This challenge is hosted by Ren's Little Corner. I've been waiting for this challenge. Haha. I choose Level 2 - 10 books with character's name in its title.

Here's the list of the book I'm going to read this year:

Books in English Reading Challenge 2013


This challenge is hosted by Peni at Ketimbun Buku. The rule is simply reading at least 12 books in English and make reviews for those books. At the end of the year, wrap-up post will be mandatory. I'm going to have fun (since I read mainly English)!

New Authors Reading Challenge 2013

This challenge is hosted by Ren@Ren's Little Corner, focusing on reading books from authors new to us. I don't know if I'm going to be able to read much from new authors, since I'm quite a fangirl, and I tend to focus on several authors and their works than reading a little bit of everything. 

I will attempt the Easy Level for this one, at least for now. 

2013 Book to Movie Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Doing Dewey

Yay! I love this. I just love this because I love to watch movies after reading the books. Well, I have several movies I want to watch, based on books. I will take the second level, Movie Devotee, because I know I can't manage more, with so many challenges this year. Haha.

Edmond Rostand - Cyrano de Bergerac (film review link)

Pick an Author Book Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Of Sparrows and Butterflies. It's just perfect for me, who like to fangirl over an author. I will put my list below. It's a temporary list, so I will add more authors if I happen add something to my reading list. 

Here's my list (this far).
Oscar Wilde
William Shakespeare
Maurice Leblanc

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2013

This challenge is hosted by the kind Historical Tapestry. I love Historical Fiction and I'd be happy to read some of those. I aim for the Victorian Reader, meaning I need to read at least 5 HF book in the year. Let's hope I can manage to do so. 

Here's my list: 


  1. this is Emma @ Words And Peace: welcome to my challenge n French books, and good luck!

  2. Glad you're with us on the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! I love your list... I enjoyed Robinson Crusoe much more than I expected to and Faerie Queene is a must (espescially if you enjoy poetry). I think I mentioned in your original post that I haven't read any of the 4 Shakespeare's you chose (except maybe Othello a long time ago) ...and The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the few books that makes me laugh out loud, so I hope you get to it! Good luck!

  3. Welcome to the Vintage Mystery Challenge! So glad to have you join in!

  4. Wow, that's an incredible number of challenges! Thanks for adding the book to movie challenge to your list :)

  5. don't forget to post your recap for Books On France challenge: