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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hey Mom? Don't pay any attention to this one! K?

M/M Romance
Reading Challenge
2013


hosted at Walkabout, sign up here

The rules are as follows:
  • This challenge is for those of you who enjoy reading M/M romances (i.e. novels and novellas where the main focus is a romantic relationship between male protagonists) or who might like to try the genre.
  • You can join at any time throughout the year and do not need a Blog, LiveJournal (or equivalent) to participate, just the ability to keep a list of books read.
  • The books don’t have to be selected ahead of time and can be utilized in multiple challenges.
  • The books can be in any format (e.g. audio books, eBooks, and print) [and includes comics and manga] and re-reads are welcome.
There are 9 reading levels to choose from:
  • - Read 1 M/M Romance (For those of you who would like to try the genre) [Any book suggestions from those of you well read in the genre would be welcome!]
  • - Read 5 M/M Romances
  • - Read 10 M/M Romances
  • - Read 20 M/M Romances
  • - Read 30 M/M Romances
  • - Read 40 M/M Romances
  • - Read 50 M/M Romances
  • - Read 100 M/M Romances
  • - Surprise me! (This is for those of you who probably read hundreds of M/M romances :)
Optional. If you’re not new to reading m/m romances, re-read your first ever m/m title. Do you feel differently about the book now than you did when you first read it? You could also aim to read a series, along a theme, or a book that you wouldn't otherwise read...

I have NO IDEA which level to choose. The length is a factor but re-reads count. . . Fine! I'm going to read 40! Actually, I'm going to try to ONLY read 40. Which may be harder than it sounds as my first book of the year was m/m romance. ;-)

~Books Read~
1. Wicked Gift by Sean Michael
2. It's a Good Life by Carol Lynne
3. With Love by Kim Dare
4. What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
5. They Walk Among Us by T. A. Chase
6. Spits and Bellows by Joyee Flynn
7. Chaps and Hope by Bailey Bradford
8. Lock and Key by Sasha Devlin 
9. Working It Out by Sean Michael
10. Getting Real by Christiane France
~a quarter of the way through the challenge, is it April yet?~no, March 27
11. Leaving Home by T. A. Chase
12. White Knight and Black Fur by Joyee Flynn
13. Rumble and Churr by Joyee Flynn
14. Elder and the Youngest by Joyee Flynn
15. Home Sweet Home by T. A. Chase
16. The Carpenter and the Actor by RJ Scott
17. The Fireman and the Cop by RJ Scott
18. Going Down by Cassandra Gold
19. Three Little Words by Allison Cassatta 
20. The Teacher and the Soldier by RJ Scott
21. Back Home by RJ Scott
22. William's House by Amber Kell
23. Temporary Mark by Kim Dare
24. A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood by T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes
25. Needing Seth by Shawn Lane 
26. Watch Me by Carol Lynne
27. Threadbare Gypsy Souls by T. A. Chase
28. Son of Death by Nikki McCoy
29. Chasing the King of the Mountains by T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes
30. Ropes and Dreams by Bailey Bradford
31. Breaking the Devil by Bailey Bradford
32. Modelling Death by Amber Kell
33. Sorry, Bro by Genevieve Bergeron
34. Point of No Return by N. R. Walker
35. En Prise by Sean Michael
36. Magically His by Amber Kell
37. The Doctor and the Bad Boy by RJ Scott
38. Finding Absolution by Carol Lynne
39. Stockholm Syndrome by Sage Marlowe
40. From Pack to Pride by Amber Kell

~ 40 m/m books read by July 30 ~
Challenge failed since I'm going to start another one right now ;-)

41. The Paramedic and the Writer by RJ Scott
42. At First Touch by T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes
43. Ascension by Bailey Bradford
44. Make Mine a Bad Boy by Carolina Valdez
45. The Carpenter And The Fairy by Cassandra Gold
46. Art and Snowflakes by Sean Michael
47. Going Down Hard by KyAnn Waters
48. A Soldier's Choice w/bonus chapter (Mistletoe Op) by D.L. Warner
49. Kentucky 98 Proof by KC Kendricks
50. Set Ablaze by Morticia Knight
51. Soldier Mine by Amber Kell
52. Prince Claimed by Amber Kell
53. Politician Won by Amber Kell
54. Chalice by Amber Kell - ebook
55. Orlin's Fall by Amber Kell
56. Zall's Captain by Amber Kell
57. The Case of the Cupid Curse by Amber Kell & RJ Scott 
58. The Case of the Wicked Wolf by Amber Kell & RJ Scott
59. The Case of the Dragon's Dilemma by Amber Kell & RJ Scott
60. Before He Cheats by Kim Dare
61. Arresting Behaviour by Morticia Knight
62. Object of His Desire by Ava March
63. Without Reservations J.L. Langley
64. An Improper Holiday by K.A. Mitchell
65. With Love by J.L. Langley
66. Eros Rising by Ally Blue
67. With Caution by J.L Langley
68. The Barman and the Seal by RJ Scott
69. Lust Emergency by Morticia Knight
70. Broken by Sage Whistler
71. The Strongest Shape by Tessa Cárdenas
72. Bonded Broken by Amber Kell
73. A Prideless Man by Amber Kell
74. A Prideful Mate by Amber Kell
75. 911 by Chris Owen
76. Spencer's Secret by Joyee Flynn
77. Dying Assassin by Joyee Flynn
78. The Final Addition by Joyee Flynn
79. Accounting for Luke by Amber Kell
80. End of the Line by Sean Michael
~ 80 m/m books read by September 10 ~
Challenge Books Doubled
Just how many will I read before Dec 31? ;-)


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2 comments:

orannia said...

Welcome to the 2013 M/M Romance Challenge Gina! Glad to have you on board and happy reading :)

Joy said...

Ha! Love your post title. Happy reading!

Joy's Book Blog

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