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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

2012 Reading Challenges

Did you participate in any reading challenges in 2012?

I joined several, and thought I'd share my reviews if you're looking for recommendations in Romantic Suspense, Young Adult, Swimming, or Series.

The Eclectic Bookshelf hosted the Romantic Suspense Challenge. This is my favorite genre so of course I gobbled up these sexy and suspenseful reads:

Black Ops by Cindy Gerard:
1. Show No Mercy

2. Take No Prisoners
3. Whisper No Lies
4. Feel the Heat
5. Risk No Secrets
6. With No Remorse

MacKinnon's Rangers by Pamela Clare (Historical Romantic Suspense):
1. Surrender
2. Untamed
3. Defiant

Skin Deep by Pamela Clare

Sempre by J.M. Darhower

Next is the Young Adult Reading Challenge. This doesn't include all the awesome New Adult books I also found in 2012. Here are some great reads:

Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe

Ember by Carol Oates

Embrace by Cherie Colyer

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


It appeared I was the only one who joined my Swimming Reading Challenge, ha ha. Here are the swimming books I read and reviewed:

Swimming Out of Water by Catherine Garceau

Here's a list of swimming books I hope to read soon!


Finally, I'm pleased with the progress I made on the All Series, All Summer Challenge hosted by Amanda at On a Book Bender and Kelly at Reading the Paranormal. You can check out the books I read HERE.

I haven't signed up for any 2013 challenges yet...any recommendations?


Amanda @ On a Book Bender said...

If you still have series books to read, Kelly and I have another series challenge! All the information is here if you're interested. :)

Jennifer Lane said...

Thank you, Amanda! I'm in...I'll post about it later but for now I'm off to bed. :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a lot of books and challenges.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

The true challenge for reading for me is to find the time to do it with my hectic schedule. It is audio books mostly for me as I do my blood runs.

Besides, if I ever ran into the woman in the first photo, reading would not be the first thing on my mind! :-)

Nicki Elson said...

Hrm, no 2013 reading challenges come to mind. I'm so jealous of your speedy reading skillz!

Cherie Colyer said...

Thanks for reviewing Embrace last year :) I haven't signed up for any reading challenges this year, yet, either.

Feather Stone said...

I'd be ashamed to say how many books I have available to read but just never get to them. I've got a puppy that has stolen my heart and time.

Gina Gao said...

I am very interested in this challenge. I'm on it.


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