Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Those Books I Should Have Read 2012 Reading Challenge

Reading With Martinis is hosting another Reading Challenge. This sounds perfect for me since I've been thinking I should finally read the Harry Potter books. I have also been curious about The Earth's Children series. This challenge gives me a good reason to read both. Whatever your reasons, see the details below to participate and happy reading!

Ah, yes. 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.

Challenge Rules
  • Timeline : This challenge runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012
  • You may join the challenge at any time during the year as long as the books were read in 2012
  • Levels: There are 4 participation levels to this challenge. You can change levels at any time.
Level 1 – 6 books
Level 2 – 12 books
Level 3 – 18 books
Level 4 – 24 books
  • Physical books and e-books count. Audio books DO NOT COUNT
  • 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
  • You do not have to select your books ahead of time
  • If you do make an initial list of books for this challenge, you may change that list at any time during the challenge
  • Books read for this challenge may also count for other challenges

Click Here to sign up.

I am sticking with Level 1 for now. I will update as I complete the books.

1. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
3. The Stand by Stephen King
4. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
7. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
8. The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
9. IT by Stephen King
10. DarkFever by Karen Marie Moning


  1. I'm so happy you started a blog!

    I read The Stand, and almost all the others in the series in high school. Loved them all! But, it has been so long, I can barely remember the storyline!

  2. Hi Kelly!

    Thanks for following me! I hope you like reading my reviews. I have been on a Stephen King kick since reading 11/22/63 and I am really enjoying The Stand.