Tune In Tuesday & Thinking About…Goodreads College Student 2012-2013 Fall/Winter Reading Challenge

Posted October 30th, 2012 by in Uncategorized / 3 comments

Ed Sheeran!

I have an obsession with Ed Sheeran. I just love his music so much and when I found out he was going to be performing close to me I knew I had to go. I ran into some problems getting my hands on some tickets though. First they sold out too quickly and I was so bummed but then they changed venues and there were more tickets on sale. The problem was I was broke so  crossed my fingers they didn’t sell out before I could buy them. Of course they sold out again but luckily I have the greatest friend in the world and she bought us tickets for my birthday before they were gone. Yay! The concert was amazing. He is so talented and he interacted with his audience a lot. I loved it. We didn’t get there early so the line was super long and by the time we go in it would have been impossible to break our way to the front so we settled for the 21+ balcony and I got a great view right down the middle. It wasn’t the ideal spot to take pictures because of the lighting and stuff but it was perfect for watching the performances. I can’t wait for him to come back.

Anyways, I love every song on his + album so you should really listen to the whole thing but here are just a couple to get you started.

Kiss Me


Thinking About… 2012-2013 Fall/Winter Reading Challenge

I am a member of only one Goodreads group and that is the College Student! group. Twice a year they do a reading challenge and I love participating. I usually do okay for a while but then end up dropping the ball. I would really like to get further this time around so I thought what better way to keep on top of things then by sharing my goal with you 🙂 I don’t know if I will complete the challenge but my goal is to get further than I have in the past which isn’t very far. I am going to post the list of challenges and what I am thinking I might be reading for them below. Feel free to help me out and suggest any books you think might fit a challenge. My goal is to continue to update this page throughout the challenge.

Rules for the challenge here

Challenge Date: September 15th – March 31st

Challenge Task List

5 Point Tasks

1. Start at the Beginning: Read whatever book you have started…

Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson

2. Labor Day Fashion Police: Read a book with White in the Title, the Author’s name or were the person on the cover is wearing white. 

Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan

3. Dress-Up: Not Just for Kids Anymore: Read a book that has a character on the cover that could be a Halloween Costume.

Dead Embers by T.G. Ayer

4. Fall Equinox: Read a book with a fall themed cover or set during the Fall.

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

5. A’phabet Day AKA No “L” Day: Read a book where neither the title nor the author’s name have an L.

Skinny by Donna Cooner

6. How Do You Know? Read a biography/autobiography about someone you are not familiar with.

Running With Scissors by  Augusten Burroughs

7. Need a Winter Pick Me Up: Read a self help book.

Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous! by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

8. National Comic Book Day: Read a graphic novel

              New Moon Graphic Novel pt.1 by Stephanie Meyer and Young Kim

10 Point Tasks

1. Lest We Forget: Read a book by an author that has passed away.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

2. Jubilee! Read a book about a female monarch.

?? Any Ideas ??

3. Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week: Read a book about siblings, or that have siblings as main characters.

Dark Lover (The Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J.R. Ward

4. White Elephant Gift Exchange: Read a book from the list of “White Elephants”. Everyone that is participating in the challenge, send me the name and author to the book you loved and would like to pass on to someone else. I will have a post of this list. Pick something from it.

?? Still Undecided ??

5. Numerology: Read a book with a number in the title.

The One That I Want Jennifer Echols

6. School Dazed: Read a book with a school related item in the title. Ex. Book, Pencil, Paper, Homework, etc.

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

7. These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Read a book about one of your favorite things, or re-read a favorite book.

?? Still Undecided ??

8. Man’s (or Woman’s) Best Friend: Read a book about a pet or where the pet is a big part of the storyline.

?? Any Ideas ??

15 Point Tasks

1. Read-a-New-Book Month: Read a book that was published sometime during the challenge

Blind Spot by Laura Ellen

2. National Coming Out Day: Read a book with a LGBTQIA character.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

3. It’s On TV: New TV show seasons start in the fall. Read a book with a word in the title that is the same as a word in one of your favorite shows. Example: Favorite Show Castle, Book I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, or The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

A Girl Like You by Maria Geraci or Girl, Stolen by April Henry

4. Scavenger Hunt: Read a book with one of the scavenger hunt list items on the cover or in the title.


Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse

5. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle: Pick a one book challenge from any one of the past challenges to complete this task.

?? Still Undecided ??

6. Fashionistas! Read a book with a fashion on the cover you absolutely adore or abhor! Tell us which and post the cover when you claim your points.

?? Still Undecided ??

7. Rock N Roll is Here to Stay: Read a book about a musician that has passed away. Can be fictional or nonfictional. I know there are some fun fictional accounts to some singers lives.

?? Any Ideas ??

8. September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day: Read a book that starts with an R (Arrrrr) or whose authors name (first or last) starts with an R.

Rapture by Lauren Kate

20 Points:

1. Group Read: Read a past group read OR a group read that happens during one of the months of this challenge AND post to the discussion thread what you thought about the book.

?? Still Undecided ??

2. Intimidating Read: Read a book that is very intimidating to you then read another fun book as a reward.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and From What I Remember by Stacey Kramer

3. Kelly R’s Task: To be announced soon!

25 Points:

1. Monochrome or Technicolor? Read a book with a predominantly 1 color cover and read another with a rainbow of colors on the cover.

?? Still Looking ??

2. Goes Together: Read two books with titles that form a sentence (ex. You could read Carson McCullers’ The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and Beth Revis’ Across the Universe to form the sentence “The heart is a lonely hunter across the universe”)

Jessica Rules The Dark Side Until I Die

Jessica Rules The Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey and Until I Die by Amy Plum

3. Winter Blues Wishing for Summer Hues: Read a book that takes place during winter months and one that takes place during summer months. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be cold in winter and warm in summer.

?? Any Ideas ??

4. Back for More: Read 2 books by the same author.

New Moon and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

5. Double Trouble 1: Read 2 books with the same word in their title (excluding the easy ones: a, the, and, of, to, etc.)

Lover Eternal and Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

6. Double Trouble 2: Read 2 books with Authors that share the same name. (first, middle or last, doesn’t matter).

Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

7. Fall Back, Spring Ahead: Read a book that takes place in the past and another that takes place in the future.

?? Any Ideas ??

8. Bookends: Read two books that satisfy one or both of the following options.

Option 1: Read a book where the title starts and ends with same letter. Subtitles may be used or ignored. ex. Soulless (S-S), Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (S-S), The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music (T-T)

Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Option 2: Read a book by an author whose complete Goodreads name starts and ends with same letter ex. Neil Gaiman (N-N), Robert Alexander (R-R) , Suzanne Collins (S-S)

Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

Books that would fit either option: The Sorceress and the Cygnet (T-T) by Patricia A. McKillip (P-P),Damaged (D-D) by Alex Kava (A-A)

Task Complete: 7
Points: 85
Books Read: 8



3 Responses to “Tune In Tuesday & Thinking About…Goodreads College Student 2012-2013 Fall/Winter Reading Challenge”

  1. Eric Townsend

    Thank you so much for sharing this since I had no clue it existed and joined myself! ^.^ So many of the challenges gave me pause but I only have a few left that I don’t know what I want to read, most of which you are unsure of too so sadly I can’t be of much help there. I’ll post a link to my update blog post as soon as I get it all together if you’d like. 🙂 Have fun!

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