Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge

I'm trying some new things this year, like switching my posts to every other Monday here in the Salon, and (hopefully) conquering a reading challenge. There are a lot of cool ones out there, but I'm going with the Witches and Witchcraft Challenge hosted by Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf. I'm focusing on urban fantasy titles with lots of witch characters, and I'm including at least one non fiction book. Click on the button to get the details and join the fun.

2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge

Challenge Rules:

1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013. I will be posting a place to link up a sign-up post (below), reviews and a wrap-up post. (Note: You do not have to review the books to participate, but only those who link up reviews will be entered for the prize)
2. Grab the reading challenge button (code & button below) and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate- you could track your progress and post reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, etc.
3. Any full length book that includes a witch as a main character or major witchcraft elements counts. They may be fiction or non-fiction. However, they should not be reference books which are not read cover to cover-I will leave this to your discretion.
4. Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
5. Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
6. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
7. When you sign up in the linky put the direct link to your post about joining the 2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge.
8. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
9. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
10. Have some Witchy Good Fun !!!
The Levels:

Initiate: Read 1 - 5 Witchy Books
Maiden: Read 6 - 10 Witchy Books
Mother: Read 11 - 15 Witchy Books
Crone: Read 16 - 20 Witchy Books

Since it's my first time doing a challenge, I'm being conservative and shooting for Maiden level. Here are the titles I'm starting with, and if I can squeeze in more I'll add them as I go:

Bitter Night (Horngate Witches) by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Vicious Circle by Linda Robertson
The Last Apprentice, Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Every Which Way But Dead & A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison
Grave Witch & Grave Dance by Kalayna Price
Witch Fire by Anya Bast
Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennet
Italian Witchcraft by Raven Grimassi

I've already started Bitter Night and can't wait to start reviewing next month. You can also follow my progress on Goodreads, and feel free to leave a link in the comments if you're hosting or participating in any reading challenges this year. Happy reading in 2013!



Melanie said...

Whooo hoo! I'm so glad you found this. Started reading a couple of books already and am still finessing my reading list. I love that the rules include re-reads and non-fiction. I've got a couple of books that I want to engage but haven't had the motivation.

Thanks, again

Ella Gray said...

Hope you have fun with it, Melanie. I can't wait to read your reviews :-)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I'm so far behind. I'm not joining the challenge because I still haven't finished the last challenge I signed up for. Just wanted to stop by, say thanks for visiting my blog, tell you that yours is stunning, and that I'll be back.

Happy New Year, Melanie!

Marilyn Muñiz said...

Good luck Ella and Melanie!

Ella Gray said...

Joylene - How sweet of you to say, and I think you have a lovely blog as well. Thanks for stopping by :)

Marilyn - Thanks!

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Welcome to the 2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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