Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In The Middle Reading Challenge 2014

Now this one too, since it's halfway between the Quick Fix and the Chunksters challenges. Trying to get the best of all worlds, and it should be quite challenging to find books over 300 pages but no more than 450.  Will go with five to start with and see if I can go over that number.  Sign for this challenge here.

The In The Middle Reading Challenge is back for its second year. I'm so grateful to everybody that joined the challenge last year. I had so much fun watching the review list grow as readers achieved their goals to not let those books that are In The Middle be left out.

The major change for this year is that books up to 450 pages will count. I realized last year that books that were from 400 pages to 450 pages did not fit into any challenge. I hope this will help people read the books they want to and not just books that complete their reading challenge goals. 

Challenge Guidelines:

  • This challenge will run from January 1st, 2014 to December 31st, 2014
  • All books read in 2014 count that includes bound, ebook, and audiobooks
  • All books must be from 300 to 450 pages in length
  • For audiobooks: look up the page number on Amazon and use that number
  • You do not need to be a blogger to participate although I would appreciate if you leave a comment to tell me what level you are aiming for and a link where I can track your progress. This could be a shelf on goodreads or shelfari or any other website you can think of. I would appreciate non bloggers putting their link in the linky if they can. 
  • For bloggers, grab the button and make sure to post what level you are aiming for. Then be sure to link your post in the linky below
  • You don't have to review books however if you do. I would be glad to read them. You can also link your reviews in the linky below
  • Have Fun (as the quote in the button says "the pages we read transport us into a whole new world". Reading is about the experience and if you do not enjoy reading you will not get the full experience of the story) I want this challenge to create little stress in your mind. 

Leafing through the Pages: 5 books
Cruising through the Pages: 10 books
Fly Through the Pages: 15 books
Never Stop Reading: 20 books

The Linky will be below so please be sure to sign up. Thanks to everybody who joins. 

Here is what I'll be reading for this one:
  1. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe--Fannie Flagg
  2. The Year of the Intern--Robin Cook
  3. Gone Girl--Gillian Flynn
  4. Blueberry Muffin Murder--Joanne Fluke
  5. Cherry Cheesecake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  6. The Fault in Our Stars--John Green
  7. The Night Circus--Erin Morgenstern
  8. Destined--P.C. Cast
  9. Hidden--P.C. Cast
  10. Revealed--P.C. Cast
  11. The Lemon Tree--Luanne Rice
  12. The Paris Wife--Paula McLain
  13. Just One Day--Gayle Forman
  14. Of Poseidon--Anna Banks
  15. Reconstructing Amelia--Kimberly McCreight
  16. Selfish and Perverse--Bob Smith
  17. Brownies and Broomsticks--Bailey Cates
  18. He Loves Lucy--Susan Donovan
  19. The Red Tent--Anita Diamant
  20. Cinder--Marissa Meyer
  21. Harlem Redux--Persia Walker
  22. The Postmistress--Sarah Blake
  23. Will Grayson, Will Grayson--John Green and David Levithan
  24. Many Waters--Madeleine L'Engle
  25. An Acceptable Time--Madeleine L'Engle
  26. Orange is the New Black--Piper Kerman
  27. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court--Mark Twain
  28. Dream Tide--Robin Lee Hatcher
  29. Fairest--Gail Carson Levine
  30. Wild--Cheryl Strayed
  31. This is Where I Leave You--Jonathan Tropper
  32. Dark Places--Gillian Flynn
  33. Bitter is the New Black--Jen Lancaster
  34. The Maze Runner--James Dashner
  35. Passion--Lauren Kate
  36. Rapture--Lauren Kate
  37. Top Secret Twenty-One--Janet Evanovich
  38. And Then You Die--Iris Johansen
  39. Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
  40. Julie and Julia--Julie Powell
  41. Tangled Vines--Janet Dailey
  42. Little White Lies--Gemma Townley
  43. The Devil Wears Plaid--Teresa Medeiros
  44. Blue Bloods--Melissa de la Cruz
  45. Dead Ever After--Charlaine Harris
  46. Dead End Dating--Kimberly Raye
  47. Daddy--Danielle Steel
  48. Mount Vernon Love Story--Mary Higgins Clark
  49. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat--Sofie Kelly
  50. Gingerbread Cookie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  51. The Sherbrooke Bride--Catherine Coulter
  52. The Hellion Bride--Catherine Coulter
  53. The Heiress Bride--Catherine Coulter
  54. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  55. Switch--Megan Hart
  56. Deeper--Megan Hart
  57. Bared to You--Sylvia Day
  58. A Fatal Fleece--Sally Goldenbaum


Rachael said...

You would think that it is hard, but most of the books I read end up fitting in this category. By joining all these challenges every single book you read will fit somewhere.

jmisgro said...

I love this kind of challenge because I can just read books and they fall into these challenges!

Rachael said...

Here is the link for January reviews. I would love to have you link up any reviews you have written. I also read 2 in the middle books in January. I agree I love these type of challenges where I can just read and the books will fit into the category.