I love a reading challenge and when I stumbled upon this one at Under the Covers Book Blog I jumped at the chance to participate. I haven't read a lot of Gena Showalter's book (I know what's wrong with me, right?!) but the ones I have read I've loved. This challenge will introduce me to more sexy heroes while knocking some books off my to-read shelf so how could I say no? There's a lot of categories in this challenge but I'm starting off nice and slow...
P.S. How hawt is that challenge button? ;)
Timeline: January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013
1. The Sexy Showalter Reading Challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. You can join at anytime from now and throughout the year. This is a 2013 challenge, so books read before January 1 will not count to your progress.
2. You pick your goal by picking a category! Read as many books as you’d like.
3. Re-reads are acceptable.
4. Books chosen can be of any genre (like we said, she writes a lot!)
5. To participate, copy and paste the post at Under the Covers Book Blog, 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 category 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 2013 we will make a challenge update post where you can come and updates us on how you’re doing with your challenge.
Sign up for this challenge HERE.
Category 1: Gena Who?
1-4 books OR 1 Series completed
If we say Lords of the Underworld and you wonder if Peter Jackson is directing a new film whilst keeping your fingers crossed that Aragorn will be (nekkid) in it, then this is the category for you! You just need to dip your toe in the Showalter pond and try out 1-4 of her books OR alternatively complete just one of her series, easy peasy for all Gena Beginners!
Catetgory 2: Sampling Showalter
5-8 books OR 2 Series completed
You’ve done the Goodreads search, checked the prizes on Amazon; you are now fully prepared for Gena to take you to the next level, did you know she did some YA and contemporary as well….
Category 3: Gaga for Gena
9-12 books OR 3 Series completed
She has you hooked. You can’t help but reach for another book, just one more….and the another one!
Catergory 4: Sexy for Showalter
13-18 books OR 4 Series completed
You know your Lords from your pleasure slaves; your aliens from your nymph kings; demons, vampires, dragons, genies you love them all and aren’t afraid to wear your “Sexy for Showalter” t-shirt to prove it!
Catergory 5: Gena’s Number One Fan!
EVERY SINGLE BOOK!
*awed silence* You have read EVERY book Gena has written, and although she might still have that restraining order out on you for sniffing her unmentionables that won’t stop you from being her NUMBER ONE FAN!
Category 1: Gena Who? 1-4 books OR 1 Series completed
For my challenge I plan to continue the sexy Lords of the Underworld which will no doubt meet my challenge goals.
I'll be tracking my progress on this page as I go. Good luck to everyone participating!