Challenges 2013

Another year, another challenge(s). To make this year more merry and bright, I decided to join some of the challenges hosted by me fellow book bloggers. Here we go!

What’s in a Name 6

I had so much fun last year joined the reading challenge hosted by Beth Fish Reads, so I am very happy when she announced that she will host another challenge this year. Still the same rules, with slightly different themes, here are the books I’m going to read for this challenge:

1. A book with up or down in the title: Up in The Air (Walter Kim)

2. A book with something you’d find in your kitchen in the title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows)

3. A book with a party or celebration in the title: The Homecoming of Samuel Lake (Jenny Wingfield)

4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (JK Rowling)

5. A book with an emotion in the title: State of Wonder (Ann Patchet)

6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title: A Discovery of Witches (Deborah Harkness)

TBRR Pile Mystery Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Mbak Maria from Hobby Buku, and there are prizes at the end of the year, yeay! 🙂 Every month there will be different subgenre, but we can also read any kind of subgenre as long as it’s still a mystery book. So here is my reading list:

Januari: The Confession (John Grisham) –> Legal Thriller

Februari: I am Half Sick of Shadow (Alan Bradley) –> Serial Mystery

Other books: The Act of Roger Murgatroyd (Gilbert Adair), The Godfather (Mario Puzo), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Charles Dickens)

Maret: Memoar Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle) –> Classic Mystery

April: Out (Natsuno Kirino) –> Asian Crime Fiction

Mei: Echo Park (Michael Connely) –> Thriller Suspence

Juni: The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) –> Historical Mystery

Juli: Hickory, Dickory, Dock (Agatha Christie) –> Freebie

Agustus: The Angel’s Game (Carlos Ruiz Zafon)

September: The Complete Christie (Matthew Bunson), The Best of Nancy Drew, Classic Collection Vol 1 (Carolyn Keene)The Cuckoo’s Calling (Robert Galbraith)

October: The Moving Finger (Agatha Christie), Night Film (Marisha Pessl), Five Little Pigs (Agatha Christie), Theodore Boone The Accussed (John Grisham), Dead Man’s Folly (Agatha Christie), Character Analysis: Ariadne Oliver

November: The Postcard Killers (James Patterson), A Pocket Full Of Rye (Agatha Christie), The Two Letters, The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side (Agatha Christie),

December: Tears of The Giraffe (Alexander McCall Smith), The Pale Horse (Agatha Christie), Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Agatha Christie), The Murder of King Tut (James Patterson),

Fun Year Event with Children’s Literature

This is a great event hosted by Bacaan Bzee, a whole year full of children books! What’s not to like? There are certain themes for every two months, but we are allowed to read other books outside the themes as well. And…. there are prizes too, at the end of the year, yippie! Besides the themes, there will also a read along event every two month. So here are my plans for this challenge:

Fun Months 1 (Jan-Feb): Classic/Bildungsroman/Award’s Winner

The Swiss Family Robinson (Johann David Wyss) – classic

Harry Potter dan Batu Bertuah (JK Rowling) – award’s winner, bildungsroman

The Ring of Solomon (Jonathan Stroud) – award’s winner

Little House on The Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder) – classic, bildungsroman, readalong

Klik! (Eoin Colfer, Linda Sue Park, etc) – mystery

Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) – classic

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (JK Rowling) – bildungsroman

A Corner of the Universe (Ann M Martin) – award’s winner

Fun Months 2 (Mar-Apr): Short Stories / Fairy Tales

Just So Stories (Rudyard Kipling) – short stories

Grimm Fairy Tales (Grimms Brothers) – fairy tales/short stories

Splendors and Glooms (Laura Amy Schlitz) – Newbery award

Lima Sekawan the Series (Enid Blyton) – classic, readalong, adventure

Darth Vader and Son (Jeffrey Brown) – comic

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling) – bildungsroman

Fun Months 3 (May -Aug): Series/ Trilogy / Fantasies / Adventures

The View from Saturday (EL Konigsburg) – Newbery award

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (JK Rowling) – bildungsroman, adventures, fantasies, series

The Thief (Megan Whalen Turner) – trilogy, fantasies, adventures

Pippi Goes Aboard (Astrid Lindgren) – classic

Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix (JK Rowling) – bildungsroman, adventure, fantasy, series

Secret Garden (Francess Hodgson Burnett) – classic

The Queen of Attolia/ The Thief #2 (Megan Whalen Turner) – trilogy, fantasy, adventure

Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) – series, classic, bildungsroman, readalong

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (JK Rowling) – series, bildungsroman, fantasy, adventure

The King of Attolia / The Thief #3 (Megan Whalen Turner) – trilogy, fantasy, adventure

The Julius Romeros Extravaganza, Part I, The Bearded Girl (Hayley Lawson-Smith) – bildungsroman

Mary Poppins (PL Travers) – classic, fantasy, series

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) – series, adventure, bildungsroman, fantasy

Fun Months 4 (Sep – Oct): Mystery/Classic/Bildungsroman

The Best of Nancy Drew, Classic Collection, Vol 1 (Carolyn Keene) – series, mystery, classic

The Age of Miracles (Karen Thompson Walker) – dystopia, fantasy

The Twits (Roald Dahl) – fantasy, classic, readalong

Theodore Boone: The Accused (John Grisham) – mystery, series

Fun Months 5 (Nov – Dec) : Realistic Fiction / Award’s Winner

Al Capone Does My Shirts (Gennifer Choldenko) – Newbery Award, Realistic Fiction

The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick)


What’s in a Name Challenge

This challenge has a similar name with the first challenge I joined this year. But this one has different rules, and hosted by my fellow BBI member, Ren from Ren’s Little Corner. We need to read as many fiction books as we can, that contained a name of a person(s) in the title. Here’s my list:

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

3. Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban

4. Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire

5. Harry Potter and Order of Phoenix

6. Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

9. The Swiss Family Robinson

10. The Act of Roger Murgatroyd

11. Seraphina

12. The Invention of Hugo Cabret

13. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore

14. Dongeng-Dongeng Grimm Bersaudara

15. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

16. Skippy Dies

17. The Great Gatsby

18. Memoar Sherlock Holmes

19. Charles Dickens’ Ghost Stories

20. Darth Vader and Son

21. Juliet

22. The Mystery of Edwin Drood

23. The Ring of Solomon

24. Pippi Goes Aboard

25. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake

26. The Queen of Attolia

27. The King of Attolia

28. The Julius Romeros Extravaganza, Part I, The Bearded Girl

29. Mary Poppins

30. The Best of Nancy Drew, Classic Collection Vol.1

31. The Twits

32. Theodore Boone: The Accused

33. Al Capone Does My Shirts

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