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Saturday, 26 November 2011

2012 Immortal Reading Challenge



Vampires, angels, demons, werewolves and fae. If you can’t pick a favourite, then that’s okay!

At UTC, we love them all! So let’s celebrate our love for all things immortal with 2012’s Immortal Reading Challenge.

Here’s the rundown:
1. The Immortals Reading Challenge runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. You can join at anytime from now and throughout the year. This is a 2012 challenge, so books read before January 1 will not count to your progress.  
2. You pick your goal! Read as many books as you’d like for each species. This means that you can do just one category or all five or a combination of. The choice depends on you and your reading pace.
*We have chosen to have a three book per species standard. However, if this is a breeze for you, then feel free to tackle on the additional bonus entries of two more books of the same level.
3. Re-reads are acceptable.
4. Books chosen can be of any genre.
5. To participate, copy and paste this post on your blog along with the challenge button. We ask that you provide a link back to the sign-up page in case others wish to participate.
6. Readers without blogs can still participate! Keep track of your progress with Goodreads, Shelfari or LibraryThing.

To sign up:

1.  Make a sign up post announcement, listing the level you've chosen and a list of books you plan to read.  If you don't have a blog, post on GoodReads or another site as a thread where we can access your list of books.  Be sure to take the image code above.

2.  Come back here and using the list below, add your entry with a link directly to that post so we can see what you'll be reading.

You're done!  Every month during 2012 we will make a challenge update post where you can come and updates us on how you're doing with your challenge.

Category 1: Vampires
Some ideas for Vampire books
Read any THREE books with vampires as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with vampires

Category 2: Angels and Demons
Some ideas for Angels and Demons books
Read any THREE books with angels and/or demons as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with angels and/or demons

Category 3: Fae
Some ideas for Fae books
Read any THREE books with Fae as the main characters
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books on Fae.

Category 4: Shifters/Werewolves
Some ideas for Shifter books
Read any THREE books with shifters or werewolves as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books on shifters or werewolves.

Happy Reading Maidens!

62 comments:

Sophia Rose said...

This sounds like a good challenge and I do have a Goodreads Account, but I am not tech savvy.

Would it be possible for someone to send me details of where exactly in GR I need to save and post the link?

If not and its too much of a pain, I'll be happy to just track my reading for my own pleasure.

sophiarose1816@gmail.com

Blue Shedevil said...

My post will go live at 11/27. I need some Fae recommendations, those suckers are in hiding.

Jennifer@The Book Nympho said...

I've schedule my post to go live on 11/29/11. I've already started my "planed" list on my challenges page. I too need some recommendations for Fae. I guess I could always re-read the Fever series. LOL

Under the Covers said...

Hey girls thanks for signing up!

@Sophia Rose - What I've always done is make a thread in a GR Group. For example
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/12880.Romance_Readers_Reading_Challenges
That group has a section called Members Reading Lists, so after joining, you can create a thread or topic there, and then just add the link to that thread. You can go there to update your reading progress. Hope that helps.

And now for fae recommendations, here's a few ideas:
- Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead
- Merry Gentry series by Laurell Hamilton
- Shadows of Destiny series by Leia Shaw
- The Edge series by Ilona Andrews
- Sisters of the Moon series by Yasmine Galenorn
- Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
- The Hollows series by Kim Harrison
- Abby Sinclair series by Allison Pang

Hope that helps!

Francesca

Sophia Rose said...

Thank you for your help, Francesca. I think I did it right. *crosses fingers*

I posted at the Good Reads Adult Vampire/Paranormal/UF Discussion Group under Random Talk.

Under the Covers said...

Here are some great Fae books I've loved:

Historical Romance with paranormal aspects:
Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series (I highly recommend books 3-6)
Karen Marie Moning's Fever series

Young Adult:
Maggie Steifvater's Books of Faerie (Lament and Ballad)
Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series

We'll add some more recs per category so if you're interested, come check back here and maybe you'll find something that interests you.

Ann

Mrs. Papillion...aka "The Book Worm" said...

This is definitely a challenge I can do. =) I love ALL the categories. It also gives me a chance to read some of the books from my To-read list on Goodreads.
My Blog post with my choices will be posted on Monday.

Lisa Kay said...

I'm in, Annie! Thanks for the invite. I'll shoot for 25, and see how I do. I don't know about the breakdown, but I'll go for PNR.

Em said...

I'm in, will post to GR.

Lauren B said...

Sounds like fun. It will hopefully help me reduce my TBR mountain.

Ren said...

Umm, I want to link it to my own blog, but I write the post in 100% Indonesia languange. Is it okay? =/

Under the Covers said...

Sure thing, Ren. Go ahead :)

Lexi said...

Fun! I will have to go through my TBR list and see what I can put in my lists! Hopefully it will help make my TBR list shrink...but I have a feeling it will just make it bigger! ha!

Under the Covers said...

LOL Lexi, well I'm shooting for starting some series I keep pushing aside. :)

Francesca

Lori @ Romancing the Darkside said...

I'm definitely in! I'll post soon! Thanks for the awesome challenge ladies!

Anne R said...

Okay, I think I did the link correctly.
I am excited!

Jennifer@The Book Nympho said...

I've started the MG series by LKH. I'm up to date on the MT series by Briggs.
I have the Hollow series on my shelf. I didn't know there was Fae in it. I need to read them in 2012.

Thanks

Under the Covers said...

@Jennifer, yes Hollows has fae. Did you notice we updated the posts with links on suggestions?

Francesca

Book Dragon said...

Does "Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here" count as Fae? I'm trying to fill in my challenge list with books from my TBR shelves.

Under the Covers said...

@Book Dragon - If you are talking about "The Others" series book, then yes, there's fae in that.

Francesca

Gigi(Down and Dirty Lusty and Flirty) said...

If you want some good recomendations we are hosting a thread over on the down and dirty lusty and flirty group over on goodreads. I'm going to post my list there.

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

Count me it! I have shelves on GR waiting to be filled.

Book Dragon said...

Oh, good! Went shopping when Borders closed and while I picked up a lot of good books, I don't always know what they are {blush}

All linked up. I'm reading three of each for the challenge but there are only two listed for each species so far.

Christina @ Twin Dragons said...

I wanted to know if you could take my link #14 off the list? I want to participate using a different blog.

I will also be posting my list of books in a couple weeks once I figure out which books I'm going to read.

Christina @ Twin Dragons said...

My new link is #30: A Bibliophile's Thoughts on Books.

mervih said...

Sounds like a great challenge! I'm in, too. I'm in the middle a few series which fit right in here and my TBR has some more vampire/fae books, too.

justpeachy36 said...

This is a great challenge... I'm looking forward to participating!

Under the Covers said...

@Christina Twin Dragons - I took your #14 off the list. Thanks for letting us know!

WELCOME EVERYONE!

Francesca

Midnight Marie's Room said...

Can anybody recommend any shifter books for this challange, not read many in this section.

Under the Covers said...

Pride series by Shelly Laurenston
Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
Women of the Otherworld by Kelly Armstrong
Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthur
Psy-Changeling by Nalini Singh

Hannah said...

This is one of those challenges that I'll most likely complete by default anyway and I adore that gorgeous button! Count me in.

Angie said...

Okay, I have to join this challenge! Paranormal is my favorite genre so chances are I'd have completed this challenge on accident anyway! :D

Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

mia said...

Thank you for hosting this! Can't wait to start. Also can anyone recommend good werewolf books for me?

C.S. Maxwell said...

I haven't listed my books YET--just posted the contest. Hope to update blog post by end of day.

C.S. Maxwell said...

I just wanted to let you know that I posted the books that I plan to read for the challenge and it's updated on my blog-
www.csmaxwell.blogspot.com
Can't wait to start!

Darlene said...

Thanks for hosting! I love that you have combined four sub-genres of paranormal!! I couldn't resist joining :)

Faith Peregrine said...

Wow, I don't know exactly what I'll read yet, with a lot of my books in boxes and all that. But I am sure I will find new books to read for these categories in the new year.
Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Kay said...

I on the board; just finished "How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf" - Loved it!

purplg8r said...

Hi! I just finished my first review for the challenge but can't find the page to link it. Can you please direct me to the page for January reviews? Thanks!

Under the Covers said...

@purplg8r - Wow you're ahead of the game! We didn't make the Jauary post. We will soon. Watch for it this week, then you can comment on there of your progress. Are you keeping track of your progress somewhere else? Either your blog or a GoodReads post or anything like that?

inibukukoe said...

Hi UTC, please count me in as participant. But i will post my review in Indonesian language if ok for you.

Here is the link for my post: http://inibukukoe.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/2012-immortal-reading-challenge/

Dewi

purplg8r said...

Hi! Yes, I have a blog..I signed up above (I'm #50) :)

Lisa Kay said...

Just had to listen to "Slave to Sensation" again while doing errands. Love that story! So, I'm on the board again for my second PNR.

purplg8r said...

Hi! Any idea when the post for us to link our reviews will be up? I like to link as a I review, so I am feeling behind! Thanks!

Tyraa said...

Alright, I've decided to join the challenge. Now to decide which books to read. Choices Choices..

Lizz Neill said...

I would love to do this challenge I'm going to try and do 6 books pre category. I do have a blot but right now I'm on my fire and I will post your challenge when I get on the lab top later this morning thanks.

Lizz Neill said...

http://sweettiesbookreviews.blogspot.com/

Posted the challenge

Barbsis said...

I did a similar challenge last year and for some reason it is not available again this year so I'm going to jump on this one. I don't have a blog but I am on Goodreads. Here's the link to my challenge:
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/782044-2012-utc-reading-challenge

Barbsis said...

I have separate shelves for vampires, werewolves, shifters, fae, angels and demons. Feel free to browse if you need suggestions.

Vampires (748 books)
Werewolves (265 books)
Fae (174 books)
Shifters (317 books)
Angels (124 books)
Demons (324 books)

Beth said...

Great challenge. All signed up. Working on my blog post now.

Juana "Darkness" Duran said...

A. Vampires

1. Turned by Morgan Rice 1/2/12

2. Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf 1/30/12

3. A Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole 2/1/12

4. Lover Unleashed by J.R.Ward 2/5/12

5. No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole (CR)

B. Angels/Demons

1. Where Demons Feat to Tread by Stephanie Chong 1/4/12

2. The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter 1/11/12

3. Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank 1/17/12

4.

5.

C. Fae

1. Fairytale by Maggie Shayne 1/8/12

2.

3.

4.

5.

D. Shifters/Werewolves

1. Bewitching the Werewolf by Caroline Hanson 1/5/12

2. Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon 1/21/12

3.

4.

5

Anna said...

I love this challenge. I'll have my list up on my blog sometime this weekend. Maybe I can finally get to some of the books on my huge TBR list.

Cass said...

I'm loving this challenge...The hard part is going to be finding some good Fae reads. I'm thinking about Glimmerglass or Need but I have plenty of time :)

"Writing is my Drug. A fixed Addiction." said...

I love this challenge and I write with those characters, so if you want to add more to your list...I have shifters, angels, and demons, elves...Not any Fae yet but in the future along with witches.

For now, check these out here http://amiblackwelder.blogspot.com

"Writing is my Drug. A fixed Addiction." said...

Oh, the books are called: She Speaks to Angels (out April 1st) and Shifter Evolution saga (1-6)

Juana "Darkness" Duran said...

A. Vampires

1. Turned by Morgan Rice 1/2/12

2. Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf 1/30/12

3. A Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole 2/1/12

4. Lover Unleashed by J.R.Ward 2/5/12

5. No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole 2/8/12

B. Angels/Demons

1. Where Demons Feat to Tread by Stephanie Chong 1/4/12

2. The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter 1/11/12

3. Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank 1/17/12

4. The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter 2/12/12

5. The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter 3/3/12

C. Fae

1. Fairytale by Maggie Shayne 1/8/12

2. The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning 3/18/12

3.

4.

5.

D. Shifters/Werewolves

1. Bewitching the Werewolf by Caroline Hanson 1/5/12

2. Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon 1/21/12

3.

4.

5.

Donna F. Patten said...

I am new to your blog and have joined your immortal Reading Challenge on Good Reads. I assuming I will post my progress there . . . I am addicted to Reading and will include what I have read since Jan 2012. Thank You for the Challenge.

Under the Covers said...

Welcome Donna! Yes you can use GR to post your list, we also have a monthly post where you can update the list in the comments. We just recently posted the July one.

Leah Woods said...

This is such a great idea! Devastated that I found it just before I go back to university to do a masters :(. Hopefully will get to read loads of these books cause I'd love to write a dissertation on this genre.

New follower!

Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts

ajenkins said...

sign me up for this one too. I will be under the Vampire section.
Here is the link to my GoodReads List:http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7740214-alisa-jenkins?format=html&shelf=read

Juana "Darkness" Duran said...

All Done

Immortals Reading Challenge 2012
Duration: All Year


A. Vampires

1. Turned by Morgan Rice 1/2/12

2. Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf 1/30/12

3. The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole 2/1/12

4. Lover Unleashed by J.R.Ward 2/5/12

5. No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole 2/8/12

B. Angels/Demons

1. Where Demons Feat to Tread by Stephanie Chong 1/4/12

2. The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter 1/11/12

3. Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank 1/17/12

4. The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter 2/12/12

5. The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter 3/3/12

C. Fae

1. Fairytale by Maggie Shayne 1/8/12

2. The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning 3/18/12

3. Five by Christie Rich 4/25/12

4. Twisted by Gena Showalter 9/1/12

5. Blood Faerie by India Drummond 10/1/12

D. Shifters/Werewolves

1. Bewitching the Werewolf by Caroline Hanson 1/5/12

2. Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon 1/21/12

3. Bodygaurd by Jennifer Ashley 5/11/12

4. The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong 6/20/12

5. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong 7/9/12

Under the Covers said...

Congrats Juana!