Reading Challenges – 1st Quarter

RMFAO2015

RMFAO 2015 Classics Challenge

Level 5: Professor – 12 or more books
1. Fantômas by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
2. The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins
3. Mr. Standfast (Richard Hannay #3) by John Buchan
4. The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France
5. The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
6. The Usurper by Judith Gautier
7. Love in a Mask by Honoré de Balzac
8. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad

RMFAO 2015 Genre Challenge

My favorite Reading Challenge this year! With a different genre each month, I am reading books I never would have read otherwise. A different level can be chosen for each month.

January – Science Fiction (Level 2: Frequent Reader – 2 books):

1. Body and Soul (Alien Nation #3) by Peter David
2. The Change (Alien Nation #4) by Barry B Longyear

February – Crime/Mystery (Level 5: Bookiopath – 5 books or more):

1. Death of a Policeman (Hamish Macbeth #30) by M. C. Beaton
2. Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum #13) by Janet Evanovich
3. All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #7) by Charlaine Harris
4. Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum #14) by Janet Evanovich
5. Mr Standfast (aka Mr Steadfast, 1918) (Richard Hannay #3) by John Buchan
6. The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover (Kinky Friedman #9) by Kinky Friedman
7. The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
8. Brute Strength (Dog Lover’s Mystery #19) by Susan Conant

March – Romance (I forget if I chose Level 1 or 2, but actually finished at Level 4: Bibliophile – 4 books):

1. From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse #8) by Charlaine Harris
2. Love in a Mask by Honoré de Balzac
3. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
4. Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse #9) by Charlaine Harris

RMFAO 2015 Series Challenge

The same as Finishing the Series Reading Challenge 2015 below with the addition of:

AMELIA PEABODY series by Elizabeth Peters

18. Tomb of the Golden Bird
19. A River in the Sky

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What An Animal Reading Challenge VIII 2015

Level 2: Read 7 – 12
1. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris (tiger on the cover – a were tiger)
2. The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover (Kinky Friedman #9) by Kinky Friedman (Kinky’s cat)
3. Brute Strength (Dog Lover’s Mystery #19) by Susan Conant

Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2015

Level 4: Sleuth Extraordinaire – Read 20 or more
1. Death of a Policeman (Hamish Macbeth #30) by M. C. Beaton
2. Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum #13) by Janet Evanovich
3. Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum #14) by Janet Evanovich
4. Brute Strength (Dog Lover’s Mystery #19) by Susan Conant

Finishing the Series Reading Challenge 2015

Level 4: Expert series reader – Complete 4 or more series

ALIEN NATION series (various authors)

DONE – 3. Body and Soul by Peter David (January)
DONE – 4. The Change by Barry B Longyear (January)
5. Slag Like Me by Barry B Longyear
6. Passing Fancy by David Spencer
7. Extreme Prejudice by L A Graf
8. Cross of Blood by K W Jeter

RICHARD HANNAY series by John Buchan

DONE – 3. Mr Standfast (February)
4. The Three Hostages
5. The Island of Sheep
6. The Courts of the Morning

KINSEY MILLHONE series by Sue Grafton

21. U is for Undertow
22. V Is for Vengeance
23. W is for Wasted

STEPHANIE PLUM by Janet Evanovich

DONE – 13. Lean Mean Thirteen (February)
DONE – 14. Fearless Fourteen (February)
15. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen
16. Sizzling Sixteen
17. Smokin’ Seventeen
18. Explosive Eighteen
19. Notorious Nineteen
20. Takedown Twenty
21. Top Secret Twenty-One

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My Kind Of Mystery
February 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016

(Since this is not a calendar year Challenge, the below only includes books read in February and March.)

Level 5: Invisible Floor 41 or more:
1. Death of a Policeman (Hamish Macbeth #30) by M. C. Beaton
2. Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum #13) by Janet Evanovich
3. All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #7) by Charlaine Harris
4. Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum #14) by Janet Evanovich
5. Mr Standfast (aka Mr Steadfast, 1918) (Richard Hannay #3) by John Buchan
6. The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover (Kinky Friedman #9) by Kinky Friedman
7. The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
8. Brute Strength (Dog Lover’s Mystery #19) by Susan Conant
9. From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse #8) by Charlaine Harris
10. Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse #9) by Charlaine Harris

GoodReads2015

The only Reading Challenge in which I partipated last year was the Goodreads Challenge. This year I signed up for 100 books and as of March 31 had finished 24 books.

That’s the first quarter report (January – March) for 2015 Reading Challenges in which I am participating.

There’s one more Challenge I’d like to feature.

ReadingMyLibrary

The #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge has just begun and runs all month in celebration of National Library Week which falls in April. You can read about it at Caught Read Handed or Read What I Like. Support libraries!

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11 comments on “Reading Challenges – 1st Quarter

  1. These are all great Dagny! Especially the library challenge. I really wanted to do that one but I just have too much going on right now😒

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  2. FictionFan says:

    Goodness! You’ve taken on a lot this year – but it looks as if you’re really enjoying it! Have reading fun! 🙂

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    • Dagny says:

      Thanks! Not quite time to panic yet. Actually, it’s not nearly as difficult as it looks since so many of the books count for multiple challenges. Thank goodness. 🙂

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  3. Oh my goodness… you are a voracious reader Dagny! I’m so glad that RMFAO Genre Challenge is your favourite… 🙂 It’s mine too… 😉
    I hope you’re having a great day!

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    • Dagny says:

      My total isn’t anywhere near yours, Heena! It looks like a lot more than it is because most of the books do double or even triple duty.

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      • Heheh! Yea, even I feel that!
        And my total is only that… total. And it’s high mostly because of comics… lol!
        In last few months I’ve really enjoying Graphic Novels… and guess what, I just got approved by DC Entertainment… so now non-stop Superhero Comics… (note: I’m in love with Batman <3)
        I'm planning to read remaining Richard Hannay series in Classics month 🙂

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