Saturday 6 February 2010

Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge 2010

This challenge is hosted by Book Chick City.  I'd told myself I wasn't going to sign up for any more challenges but I know I'll easily read enough books to complete this one so I couldn't resist.  Here are the details:

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.

2. There are four levels:
• Inquisitive – Read 3 Speculative Fiction novels.
• Enthusiastic – Read 6 Speculative Fiction novels.
• Addicted – Read 12 Speculative Fiction novels.
• Obsessed – Read 24 Speculative Fiction novels.

3. Any book format counts.

4. You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront then you can change them, nothing is set in stone!

5. The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.

6. If you decide to participate in this challenge please use the links I have set up below with the buttons to post on your sidebar, this way others can find their way back to this post and join in the fun.

7. If you decide to join this challenge be sure to create a post telling others, please make sure you add a link back to this post so others can join in.

8. There will be a place for you to link your reviews and be entered into the monthly prize draw. Non-bloggers welcome - please go HERE and select month for more information.

- Science Fiction
sub-genres: hard/soft SF, cyberpunk, time travel, alternative history, space opera
- Fantasy Fiction
sub-genres: dark fantasy, urban fantasy, magic realism, quest, mythical fantasy, steampunk
- Horror Fiction
sub-genres: paranormal, gothic literature, splatterpunk
- Supernatural Fiction
- Superhero Fiction
- Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
- Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

I'm going to aim for the Obsessed level and 24 books so we'll see how I get on.  If you want to join me in this challenge you can sign up here.  I'm not going to count my January books for this challenge as I've only just signed up but I've listed them here anyway so I can see how many I read.

January (See links to other January reviews here)
  1. Howling at the Moon - Karen MacInerney
  2. Firestorm - Rachel Caine
  3. Thin Air - Rachel Caine
  4. Kiss of Midnight - Lara Adrian
  5. Kiss of Crimson - Lara Adrian
  6. Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
  7. Midnight Awakening - Lara Adrian
  8. Tall, Dark & Dead - Tate Hallaway
  9. Succubus Blues - Richelle Mead
  10. Midnight Rising - Lara Adrian
  11. Beautiful Dead book 1 Jonas - Eden Maguire
  12. Beautiful Dead book 2 Arizona - Eden Maguire
  13. Succubus Nights - Richelle Mead
  14. Veil of Midnight - Lara Adrian
  15. A Girl's Guide to Vampires - Katie MacAlister
  16. On the Prowl - Karen MacInerney
  17. Dead Sexy - Tate Hallaway
February (See links to other February reviews here)
  1. Bitten - Kelley Armstrong
  2. Succubus Dreams - Richelle Mead
  3. Succubus Heat - Richelle Mead
  4. Heavenly - Jennifer Laurens
  5. Kitty and the Midnight Hour - Carrie Vaughn
  6. Nearly Departed - Rook Hastings
  7. Storm Born - Richelle Mead
  8. Thorn Queen - Richelle Mead
  9. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  10. Ashes of Midnight - Lara Adrian
  11. Sex and the Single Vampire - Katie MacAlister
  12. Dancing with the Devil - Keri Arthur
  13. Stray - Rachel Vincent
  14. The Devil Inside - Jenna Black
  15. Romancing the Dead - Tate Hallaway
  16. Hearts in Darkness - Keri Arthur
  17. Shades of Midnight - Lara Adrian
  18. Rogue - Rachel Vincent
  19. Pride - Rachel Vincent
March (See links to other March reviews here)
  1. Prey - Rachel Vincent 
  2. Demons of the Ocean - Justin Somper
  3. Leader of the Pack - Karen MacInerney
  4. Rising Shadow - Jacquelyn Wheeler
  5. Lex Trent versus the Gods - Alex Bell
  6. Covet - J.R. Ward
  7. Memory Zero - Keri Arthur
  8. Dark Life - Kat Falls
  9. The Devil You Know - Jenna Black
  10. Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins
  11. Chasing the Shadows - Keri Arthur
  12. The Demon's Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan
  13. Generation Dead - Daniel Waters
  14. Kiss the Night Goodbye - Keri Arthur
  15. Tide of Terror - Justin Somper
  16. Sex, Lies and Vampires - Katie MacAlister
  17. Need - Carrie Jones
April (See links to other April reviews here)
  1. Generation 18 - Keri Arthur
  2. The Devil's Due - Jenna Black
  3. Shift - Rachel Vincent
  4. Stolen - Kelley Armstrong
  5. Kiss of Life - Daniel Waters
  6. Winterborn - A.D. Roland
  7. The Iron Hunt - Marjorie M. Liu
  8. Strange Angels - Lilith Saintcrow
May (See links to other May reviews here)
  1. Hard Magic - Laura Anne Gilman
  2. Penumbra - Keri Arthur
  3. Blue Diablo - Ann Aguirre
  4. Full Moon Rising - Keri Arthur
  5. Moon Called - Patricia Briggs
  6. Dead If I Do - Tate Hallaway
  7. Succubus Shadow - Richelle Mead
  8. Blood Bound - Patricia Briggs
  9. Darkness Calls - Marjorie M. Liu
  10. Guardian of the Dead - Karen Healey
  11. The Demon's Covenant - Sarah Rees Brennan
June (See links to other June reviews here)
  1. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
  2. Frostbite - Richelle Mead
  3. Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead
  4. Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
  5. Kissing Sin - Keri Arthur
  6. One Foot in the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
  7. Blood Promise - Richelle Mead
  8. Gale Force - Rachel Caine
  9. At Grave's End - Jeaniene Frost
July (see links to other July reviews here)
  1. Iron Kissed - Patricia Briggs
  2. Speak of the Devil - Jenna Black
  3. Restoring Harmony - Joelle Anthony
  4. Spirit Bound - Richelle Mead
  5. Tempting Evil - Keri Arthur
  6. Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs
  7. The Alchemyst - Michael Scott
August (see links to other August reviews here)
  1. Destined for an Early Grave - Jeaniene Frost
  2. Cape Storm - Rachel Caine
  3. The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett
  4. Shade - Jeri Smith-Ready
  5. Dangerous Games - Keri Arthur
  6. A Hat Full of Sky - Terry Pratchett
  7. Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  8. Wintersmith - Terry Pratchett
  9. Immortal Remains - Rook Hastings
September (see links to other September reviews here)
  1. I Shall Wear Midnight - Terry Pratchett
  2. Raised by Wolves - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  3. Forget-Her-Nots - Amy Brecount White
  4. Embraced by Darkness - Keri Arthur
  5. Honeymoon of the Dead - Tate Hallaway
  6. Undone - Rachel Caine
  7. Immortalis Carpe Noctem - Katie Salidas
  8. Taken by Midnight - Lara Adrian
  9. Noah Barleywater Runs Away - John Boyne
October (see links to other October reviews here)
  1. Shadows - Amy Meredith
  2. Total Eclipse - Rachel Caine
  3. Demon Hunts - C.E. Murphy
  4. The Crescent - Jordan Deen
  5. Alpha - Rachel Vincent
  6. The Fallen Volume 1 - Thomas E Sniegoski
November (see links to other November reviews here)
  1. The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
  2. Dark Visions (The Strange Power, The Possessed & The Passion) - L.J. Smith
  3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  4. Witchfinder Dawn of the Demontide - William Hussey
December (see links to other December reviews here)
  1. Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead
  2. Awakened - Ednah Walters
  3. Black Swan Rising - Lee Carroll
  4. The Devil's Playground - Jenna Black
  5. The Darkest Kiss - Keri Arthur
  6. Monster High - Lisi Harrison
  7. Once Bitten, Twice Shy - Jennifer Rardin
  8. Secret Lives - Gabriella Poole (Review coming soon)
I've actually read enough books to complete this challenge now (10th March) but I'm planning on including my reviews for other Speculative Fiction books in this post for the rest of the year just so I can see how many I manage to read.


  1. Hi Sarah! Welcome to my Speculative Fiction challenge. It seems by looking at your list so far that things are going super well - I hope you are enjoying the challenge. Happy Reading! :)

  2. Thanks for the welcome :o) I'm really looking forward to taking part in this challenge & reading everyone's reviews. I'm sure I'm going to find loads of great new books to read!!

  3. wow...

    i still dont know what this genre is lol, and i joined this challenge to.

    well, ive definitely read 1 hush hush.

    i will just copy a couple of books from your list if thats ok by you hehe.

    i want to read succubus blues so that might be next :)

    well done!!!

  4. Hi Amanda, I'm still not 100% sure on this genre LOL. I think I've got the ones on my lists right but I can't promise hehe. You're welcome to use the list for ideas though! I'm assuming from the list that anything UF & PN counts :o)

    I can't wait to see what you think of Succubus Blues!!! I'm sure you're going to love that series. Good luck with the challenge!



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