Wednesday Whatabouts: Reading Challenges

  • Whatabouts (noun): The matters which one is occupied with

So you already know that I made a commitment to read 12 books this year.  Well, I am a big fan of finding out what other people are reading too…so as I was perusing the fantastic world of bloggers…I ran across quite a few which were posting about their “Reading Challenges.”  I love to read!  So I delved a lil’ deeper and found that some of them seem quite fun!


Hogwarts Reading Challenge 2011

Prepare yourselves for me to become dorkier than you’ve ever seen me before.  Worth Reading It? is hosting THE MOST AMAZING Harry Potter themed challenge ever. EVER.

I may not have told you this – but I am HP obsessed. I’ve read all the books (as many of you have) and have seen all the movies (many times!)  On to the challenge.  See the official rules HERE.  You first go to the Sorting Hat to determine your house. Then, as a student of Hogwarts, you read one book for each of the following classes:

  • Transfiguration
  • Defence Against the Dark Arts
  • Charms
  • Potions
  • Astronomy
  • History of Magic
  • Herbology
  • Arithmancy
  • Ancient Runes
  • Divination
  • Care of Magical Creatures
  • Muggle Studies

YEAH!  I am….



 The Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by The Book Vixen.  If you like a good love story, one that will capture your heart, take your breath away, and tug on your heart-strings, then Nicholas Sparks is the man for the job.

The levels of this challenge are:
First Date (1–4 Nicholas Sparks novels)
Going Steady (5–8 Nicholas Sparks novels)
Engaged (9–12 Nicholas Sparks novels)
Married (13–16 Nicholas Sparks novels)


Men in Uniform

Who doesn’t love a man in uniform?!  Haha.  Another challenge posted by The Book Vixen that I thought was really clever!

The levels of this challenge are:
Sergeant (1–5 men in uniform novels)
Lieutenant (6–10 men in uniform novels)
Captain (11–15 men in uniform novels)
Chief (16+ men in uniform novels)


Books of LOST

This challenge is put-on by Lazy Girl Reads, a fellow LOST fanatic!  If you didn’t already know, there are countless references to books throughout the tv series: books that appeared in people’s hands, book characters mentioned, episode titles, etc. As you can see from the links below, there are tons of choices. And you’ll have an entire year to read them! Challenge goes from 01/01/2011 -12/31/2011.

The levels of this challenge are:
Don’t tell me what I can’t do (1-2 books)
We have to go back (3-4 books)
WALT!!! (5-6 books)
Benjamin Linus (7-8 books)
Sawyer (9 books)
The New Jacob (10+ books)


Dusty Volumes
Brush the cobwebs aside,
Pull the book from the shelf.
Blow the dust off the cover,
Then immerse yourself.

This challenge is hosted by Midnyte Reader and all books should have a publishing date before 1960.  You can refer to this list from goodreads to get you started.


The point is…there are TONS of other readers out there who are willing to challenge you 🙂  If you are looking to broaden your reading horizon, I challenge you to pick a Reading Challenge!

What book did you most recently read?


4 thoughts on “Wednesday Whatabouts: Reading Challenges

  1. I love book posts!!! ❤ I am currently reading The Swan Thieves and it's actually really slow. 😦 Last month I read "Killing Floor" by Lee Child. SOOOO good! My next book on my nightstand is Wolf Hall. 🙂

  2. This is awesome. I think I want to try the Dusty Volumes challenge. I love older books. I was thinking about Nicholas Sparks, but I’ve already read most of them, so it wouldn’t really be much of a challenge.

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