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Date Posted: 12/20/2020 4:57 PM ET
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Sorry it's so late - feel free to join in at any time!

Here is our Reading Challenge for 2021. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2021.  Category names are all taken from movies.  If you have seen the movie, or watch it during the year that can fulfill one slot!

  • Read one in a category bronze medal.
  • Read two in a category for silver medal.
  • Read three in a category gold medal.
  • Read five in a category for platinum medal.
  • Read 10 in a category for overachiever/paranormal junkie status

CATEGORIES:

  1. New Nightmare - published in 2021
  2. Rosemary's Baby - First in a series
  3. New in Town - New to you Author
  4. From Dusk to Dawn - Vampires
  5. Ginger Snaps - Werewolves
  6. Beautiful Cretures - Female lead or author
  7. Dragonheart - Dragons
  8. Hocus Pocus - witches
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - magic
  10. Anna and the Apocalypse - Zombies
  11. Twilight - Young Adult
  12. Ghost - Ghosts and hauntings
  13. Leprechaun - Cryptids

BONUS:

  1. Soylent Green - Dystopian
  2. Fright Night - Horror
  3. Star Wars - Sci Fi
  4. An American Werewolf in London - Urban Fantasy
  5. Alien - Aliens or anything Off World
  6. The Mummy - been on your TBR more than 1 year


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Come on in - the water's possibly infested, but we should be OK......right?

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  • Read one in a category bronze medal.
  • Read two in a category for silver medal.
  • Read three in a category gold medal.
  • Read five in a category for platinum medal.
  • Read 10 in a category for overachiever/paranormal junkie status

CATEGORIES:

  1. New Nightmare - published in 2021
    1. Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs done 3/29
    2. Shadowed Steel by Chloe Neill done 5/18
    3. The Siren Saves the Billionaire by Kristen Painter 6/23
    4. Brimstone Bound by Helen Harper done 7/28
    5. Breaking Badger by Shelly Laurenston done 10/9
    6. The Rogue Ghosts and Other Miscreants by Annette Marie done 11/4
  2. Rosemary's Baby - First in a series
    1. The Awakening by Nora Roberts done 1/16
    2. The Vampires Book Club by Nancy Warren done 3/7
    3. Starlight Web by Yasmine Galenorn done 8/2
    4. My Kind of Town by Shellly Laurenston done 9/25
    5. Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest 11/6
    6. Claimed by J.R. Ward done 12/17
    7. Magitek by BR Kingsover done 12/19
  3. New in Town - New to you Author
    1. Courting the Cat Whisper by Wynter Daniels  3/10
    2. Spell Hunter by Amy Boyle 5/6
    3. Blood Claws by John P. Logsdon done 8/26
    4. One Witch Too Few by  Judith Berens 9/12
  4. From Dusk to Dawn - Vampires
    1. Bane's Choice by Alyssa Day done 1/9
    2. The Immortal Conquistador by Carrie Vaugn done 1/23
    3. Guardian's Grace by Rebecca Zanetti done 1/24
    4. Vengeance by Rebecca Zanetti done 3/22
    5. Lover Unveiled by J.R. Ward done 5/31
    6. Stockings and Spells by Nancy Warren done 11/17
    7. Spell Casting With a Chance of Spirits by Mandy M. Moore 12/24
  5. Ginger Snaps - Werewolves
    1. Hexing with a Chance of Tornadoes by Mandy M. Moore done 5/12
    2. The Noose of the New Moon by Helen Harper done 9/11
  6. Beautiful Cretures - Female lead or author
    1. Moody and the Beast by Kristin Painter done 2/21
    2. The Shadow of Crows by Yasmine Galenorn done 3/12
    3. the Hallowed Hunt by Yasmine Galenorn done 4/26
    4. Third Charm by Michelle M. Pillow done 10/17
  7. Dragonheart - Dragons
    1. Master of Storms by Bec McMaster done 9/5
  8. Hocus Pocus - witches
    1. Witching for Grace by Deanna Chase done 1/27
    2. Magic Uncorked by Annabel Chase done 2/25
    3. A Spelling Mistake by Nancy Warren 7/27
    4. Witch Please by Ann Aguiree done 12/8
    5. Dreams of the Witch by Deanna chase doen 12/27
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - magic
    1. King Me! by Deborah Blake done 1/18
    2. The One and Only Crystal Druid by Anette Marie done 11/28
  10. Anna and the Apocalypse - Zombies
    1. Lost in Las Vegas by Kristen Painter done 2/20
  11. Twilight - Young Adult
  12. Ghost - Ghosts and hauntings
    1. It's A Wonderful MIdlife Crisis by Robyn Peterman done 6/5
    2. A Ghostly Light by Juliet Blackwell done 6/26
    3. The Phantom Queen by Yasmine Galenorn done 10/3
  13. Leprechaun - Cryptids
    1. Double Down on Demons by Annabel Chase done 10/11

BONUS:

  1. Soylent Green - Dystopian
  2. Fright Night - Horror
    1. Winter World by A.G. Riddle done 3/10
  3. Star Wars - Sci Fi
  4. An American Werewolf in London - Urban Fantasy
    1. Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews done 1/19
    2. The Best Thing You can Steal by Simon R. Green done 7/17
    3. Badger to the Bone by Shelly Laurenston done 9/26
    4. Fae of Fortune by John Logsdon done 12/28
  5. Alien - Aliens or anything Off World
  6. The Mummy - been on your TBR more than 1 year
    1. Chase the Dark by Annette Marie 4/6


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Gotta do better this year!

  • Read one in a category bronze medal.
  • Read two in a category for silver medal.
  • Read three in a category gold medal.
  • Read five in a category for platinum medal.
  • Read 10 in a category for overachiever/paranormal junkie status

CATEGORIES:

  1. New Nightmare - published in 2021                                                                                                                                                               Wayward Souls (Souls of the Road, Bk 1): Devon Monk                                                                                                                                         One Poison Pie (Kitchen Witch,Bk 1): Lynn Cahoon                                                                                                                                            Secret Agent Mom (Case Files Of An Urban Witch, Bk 1): Martha CarrMichael Anderle                                                                                   Two Wicked Desserts (Kitchen Witch Mysteries): Lynn Cahoon                                                                                                                         Seven-Year Witch: Angela M. Sanders                                                                                                                                                               Nobody's Ghoul (Ordinary Magic, Bk 8): Devon Monk
  2. Rosemary's Baby - First in a series                                                                                                                                                               Brimstone Bound (Firebrand, Bk 1): Helen Harper                                                                                                                                        Magic Uncorked: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Midlife Magic Cocktail Club)  : Annabel Chase                                                                Gods and Demons (Dark Streets, Bk 1): B. R. Kingsolver                                                                                                                                    Betwixt (Betwixt & Between, Bk 1): Darynda Jones                                                                                                                                          Petal to the Metal: Annabel Chase                                                                                                                                                                   A Spell Of Trouble (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series) (Volume 1): Leighann DobbsTraci Douglass
  3. New in Town - New to you Author                                                                                                                                                                     Undercover Reaper (Eerie Valley Supernaturals): RaShelle Workman                                                                                                                3 Minutes to Midnight: Urban Fantasy Midnight Trilogy Book 1: L.M Hatchell                                                                                                   In My Attic: A Magical Misfits Mystery: Lina Hansen                                                                                                                                               Trace of Magic (Diamond City Magic, Bk 1): Diana Pharaoh Francis                                                                                                                  Halfway There (Midlife Mulligan, Bk 1): Eve Langlais
  4. From Dusk to Dawn - Vampires                                                                                                                                                                       Suck it Up, Buttercup (First Fangs Club, Bk 2): Kristen Painter                                                                                                                    Sucker Punch (First Fangs Club, Bk 3): Kristen Painter                                                                                                                                  Hemorrhage (Medicine and Magic, Bk 4): S. A. Magnusson                                                                                                                               The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel: Grady Hendrix
  5. Ginger Snaps - Werewolves                                                                                                                                                                              Cast Away (Spellbound Paranormal Cozy Mystery) (Volume 6): Annabel Chase                                                                                         Malignant Magic (Medicine and Magic) (Volume 3): SA Magnusson                                                                                                                Infernal Enchantment (Firebrand): Helen Harper                                                                                                                                             Hexing with a Chance of Tornadoes (Grimm Cove, Bk 2): Mandy M. Roth                                                                                                     The Noose of a New Moon: Helen Harper
  6. Beautiful Cretures - Female lead or author                                                                                                                                                     Sinfully Delicious (A Two Broomsticks Gas & Grill Witch Cozy Mystery): Amanda M. Lee                                                                                Snake in the Grass (Fairy Tales of a Trailer Park Queen, Bk 3): Kimbra Swain                                                                                                   Semi-Psychic Life (Glimmer Lake, Bk 2): Elizabeth Hunter                                                                                                                              Bewitched (Betwixt & Between, Bk 2): Darynda Jones                                                                                                                                       Midnight Smoke (Firebrand, Bk 3): Helen Harper                                                                                                                                              Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound) (Volume 1): Annette Marie
  7. Dragonheart - Dragons                                                                                                                                                                                     Always Be My Banshee: Molly Harper                                                                                                                                                             Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (The Guild Codex: Spellbound) (Volume 2): Annette Marie
  8. Hocus Pocus - witches                                                                                                                                                                                      Hormones, Hexes, & Exes (Menopause, Magick, & Mystery, Bk 1): JC Blake                                                                                                     Witch Out Of Water (A Moonstone Bay Cozy Mystery) (Volume 2): Amanda M. Lee                                                                                           Freaky Deaky Tiki (A Moonstone Bay Cozy Mystery): Amanda M. Lee                                                                                                                Witch Confidential (A Supernatural Speakeasy Cozy Mystery): Lily Harper Hart                                                                                                Magic & Mercy (Starry Hollow Witches): Annabel Chase                                                                                                                                     Witchy Reservations: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Mystic Inn Mystery Book 1) by Stephanie Damore                                                                    Any Witch Way You Can (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Bk 1): Amanda M. Lee
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - magic                                                                                                                                                Frogs and Kisses (Enchanted, Inc.) (Volume 8): Shanna Swendson                                                                                                                   Enchanted Ever After (Enchanted, Inc.): Shanna Swendson                                                                                                                              The Bright and Breaking Sea (Captain Kit Brightling, Bk 1): Chloe Neill                                                                                                              Hex the Halls: 8 Magical Holiday Reads: Deanna ChaseSaranna DeWyldeKristen PainterAngie FoxLiz SchulteMichele BardsleyChristiana MillerMindy Klasky                                                                                                                                                                                       Anaphylaxis (Medicine and Magic): S. A. Magnusson                                                                                                                                         Spell Disaster (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series) (Volume 2): Leighann Dobbs                                                                          The Gambler Grimoire: An Urban Fantasy Mystery (Wicklow College of Arcane Arts): BR Kingsolver
  10. Anna and the Apocalypse - Zombies
  11. Twilight - Young Adult                                                                                                                                                                                       Defender (Hive Mind, Bk 2): Janet Edwards
  12. Ghost - Ghosts and hauntings                                                                                                                                                                         Pecan Pies and Dead Guys (Southern Ghost Hunter): Angie Fox                                                                                                                  Suddenly Psychic (Glimmer Lake, Bk 1): Elizabeth Hunter                                                                                                                                Psychic Dreams (Glimmer Lake, Bk 3): Elizabeth Hunter                                                                                                                                Cloudy with a Chance of Witchcraft (Grimm Cove, Bk 1): Mandy M. Roth                                                                                                          A Touch of Magic (Spellbound Paranormal Cozy Mystery) (Volume 7): Annabel Chase
  13. Leprechaun - Cryptids                                                                                                                                                                                     Scorched Heart (Firebrand, Bk 4): Helen Harper                                                                                                                                               Fae of Fortune (Seattle Paranormal Police Department, Bk 1): John P. LogsdonEric Quinn Knowles                                                              Double Down on Demons (Pandora's Pride): Annabel Chase                                                                                                                            Great Balls of Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic, Bk 1): Annabel Chase

BONUS:

  1. Soylent Green - Dystopian
  2. Fright Night - Horror
  3. Star Wars - Sci Fi
  4. An American Werewolf in London - Urban Fantasy
  5. Alien - Aliens or anything Off World
  6. The Mummy - been on your TBR more than 1 year


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Well..i added a watch this year so I don't forget!!

Here is our Reading Challenge for 2021. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2021.  Category names are all taken from movies.  If you have seen the movie, or watch it during the year that can fulfill one slot!

  • Read one in a category bronze medal.
  • Read two in a category for silver medal.
  • Read three in a category gold medal.
  • Read five in a category for platinum medal.
  • Read 10 in a category for overachiever/paranormal junkie status

CATEGORIES:

  1. New Nightmare - published in 2021Author 

    The Loop: Jeremy Robert Johnson

  2. Rosemary's Baby - First in a series 

     

       
  3. New in Town - New to you Author                                      
  4. From Dusk to Dawn - Vampires                                                                                                                                                                                Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper): Kerri Maniscalco
  5. Ginger Snaps - Werewolves                                                                                                                                                                                   The Night Beat (Necropolis Enforcement Files, Bk 1): Gini Koch
  6. Beautiful Cretures - Female lead or author                                                                                                                                                 Outlawed by Anna North
  7. Dragonheart - Dragons
  8. Hocus Pocus - witches
  • seen the movie
  1. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - magic
  • Seen the movie
  1. Anna and the Apocalypse - Zombies
  2. Twilight - Young Adult
  3. Ghost - Ghosts and hauntings
  4. Leprechaun - Cryptids
  • Seen the movie

BONUS:

  1. Soylent Green - Dystopian
  2. Fright Night - Horror
  • âseen the movie
  1. Star Wars - Sci FScs
  • seen the movie
  1. An American Werewolf in London - Urban Fantasy
  2. seen the movie
  3. Alien - Aliens or anything Off World
  • seen the movie
  • Alien Tango Gina Koch
  1. The Mummy - been on your TBR more than 1 year
  • seen the movie


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I thought we could use this as both a list thread and a discussion thread.  But, if y'all prefer, I can make a seperate discussion thread.  I can always add links to the first post for the lists.



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Here is our Reading Challenge for 2021. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2021.  Category names are all taken from movies.  If you have seen the movie, or watch it during the year that can fulfill one slot!

  • Read one in a category bronze medal.
  • Read two in a category for silver medal.
  • Read three in a category gold medal.
  • Read five in a category for platinum medal.
  • Read 10 in a category for overachiever/paranormal junkie status

CATEGORIES:

  1. New Nightmare - published in 2021The Whispering Dead (Gravekeeper, 1) by Darcy Coates 10/18/21
  2. Rosemary's Baby - First in a series The Vampire's Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls, Bk 1) by Kristen Painter 2/6/21 or vampires
  3. New in Town - New to you Author
  4. From Dusk to Dawn - Vampires
  5. Ginger Snaps - Werewolves
  6. Beautiful Cretures - Female lead or author Miss Frost Chills the Cheater (Jayne Frost, Bk 6) by Kristen Painter 3/10/21
  7. Dragonheart - Dragons
  8. Hocus Pocus - witches Crochet and Cauldrons by Nancy Warren 1/4/21
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - magic Three Alarm Fury (Federal Bureau of Magic Cozy Mystery) by Annabel Chase 3/23/21
  10. Anna and the Apocalypse - Zombies
  11. Twilight - Young Adult
  12. Ghost - Ghosts and hauntings The Mint Julep Murders (Southern Ghost Hunter) by Angie Fox 3/9/21
  13. Leprechaun - Cryptids

BONUS:

  1. Soylent Green - Dystopian
  2. Fright Night - Horror
  3. Star Wars - Sci Fi
  4. An American Werewolf in London - Urban Fantasy
  5. Alien - Aliens or anything Off World
  6. The Mummy - been on your TBR more than 1 year


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  • Read one in a category bronze medal.
  • Read two in a category for silver medal.
  • Read three in a category gold medal.
  • Read five in a category for platinum medal.
  • Read 10 in a category for overachiever/paranormal junkie status

CATEGORIES:

  • New Nightmare - published in 2021
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Lost in Las Vegas [Frost & Crowe, Bk 1] by Kristen Painter 6-5
  3. Nobody's Ghoul (Ordinary Magic, Bk 7) by Devon Monk 7-22
  4. Beguiled (Betwixt & Between, Bk 3) by Darynda Jones 9-14
  5. Calculated Risks (InCryptid, Bk 10) by Seanan McGuire 9-17
  6. Angel of the Overpass (Ghost Roads, Bk 3) by Seanan McGuire 10-4
  7. Dawn Unearthed (Ravenwood Coven, Bk 1) by Carrie Ann Ryan 10-17
  8. A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn, Bk 1) by P Djeli Clark 10-27
  • Rosemary's Baby - First in a series
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Suddenly Psychic (Glimmer Lake, Bk 1) by Elizabeth Hunter 7-20 
  3. Waking Magic: The Revelations of Oriceran (The Leira Chronicles, Bk 1) by Martha Carr & Michael Anderle 7-24
  4. Sin & Chocolate (Demigods of San Francisco) (Volume 1) by K F Breene 10-9
  5. Storm and Fury (Harbinger, Bk 1) by Jennifer L Armentrout 10-15
  6. The Book of Secrets (The Last Oracle, Bk 1) by Melissa McShane 10-16
  • New in Town - New to you Author
  1. Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll 3-3
  2. Incarnate (Incarnate Accounts, Bk 1) by Justin Schuelke 3-27
  3. The Strings of Murder (Frey & McGray, Bk 1) by Oscar de Muriel 10-13
  • From Dusk to Dawn - Vampires
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. The Passage (Passage, Bk 1) by Justin Cronin 1-17
  3. Bill The Vampire (The Tome of Bill) (Volume 1) by Rick Gualtieri 3-5  
  4. Now I Could Drink Hot Blood by AR Moler 3-21
  5. Dark Flame (Flame Born, Bk 1) by Kat Silver 3-30
  6. Cronin's Key II (Volume 2) by N.R. Walker 3-31 
  7. Outbreak by Melissa F. Olson 6-15
  8. Vengeance: A Dark Protectors/Rebels Novella by Rebecca Zanetti 8-4
  9. Children of Ash (Meridian Six) (Volume 2) by Jaye Wells 9-5
  10. Suck it Up, Buttercup (First Fangs Club, Bk 2) by Kristen Painter  11-5
  • Ginger Snaps - Werewolves
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Huntsman (Fox Hollow Zodiac, Bk 1) by Morgan Brice 1-28
  3. To Touch You (Mates Collection) by Cardeno C 1-31
  4. Muscle and Bone  by Mary Calmes 4-28
  5. Darklight by Bella Forrest 5-25 
  • Beautiful Creatures - Female lead or author
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Incorruptible by Lilith Saintcrow 1-1
  3. Shrill Dusk (City of Magic, Bk 1) by Helen Harper 2-24
  4. Goddess with a Blade (Rowan Summerwaite, Bk 1) by Lauren Dane 4-19 
  5. Wicked Hour (Heirs of Chicagoland, Bk 2) by Chloe Neill 5-12
  6. Miss Frost Chills the Cheater [Jayne Frost, Bk 6] by Kristen Painter 6-3
  7. Miss Frost Says I Do a Nocturne Falls Mystery [Jayne Frost] by Kristen Painter 6-4
  8. Midnight Smoke [Firebrand, Bk 3] by Helen Harper 8-28
  9. The Gravedigger's Son [Charley Davidson, Bk 13.6 - 1001 Dark Nights] by Darynda Jones 9-2
  • Dragonheart - Dragons
  1. Rainbow Brigade [Sarah Beauhall, Bk 5] by J A Pitts 2-19
  2. Supernatural: Vampire Fight Club / Darkness Eternal / Kane / Dragon on Top by Jacquelyn Frank, Alexandra Ivy, Larissa Ione, G. A. Aiken 4-22
  3. Dragons Don't Eat Meat (Valkyrie Bestiary, Bk 1) by Kim McDougall 5-14 
  4. The Mortician (Graveyard Shift, Bk 1) by Ezra Dawn 10-19 Komodo Dragon
  • Hocus Pocus - witches
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Born Magic: The Diary of Scarlett Bernard (Disrupted Magic, Bk 4) by Melissa F. Olson 2-21
  3. Witching for Hope (Premonition Pointe, Bk 2) by Deanna Chase 3-6
  4. Bewitched [Betwixt & Between, Bk 2] by Darynda Jones 4-2
  5. Witchbane by Morgan Brice 4-26
  6. Spirit Witch (Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic, Bk 3) by Helen Harper 6-8
  7. Ninth House (Alex Stern, Bk 1) by Leigh Bardugo 8-16
  • Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - magic
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. The Nyte Patrol (Nyte Patrol, Bk 1) by Alex P Berg 1-24
  3. The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott 4-6
  4. Alice by Christina Henry 4-16  
  5. Red Queen (Chronicles of Alice, Bk 2) by Christina Henry 4-17 
  6. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune 5-3 
  7. The Pilo Traveling Show a Novel by Will Elliott  5-18
  • Anna and the Apocalypse - Zombies
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Slow Burn Zero Day Book 1 [Volume 1] by Bobby Adair 2-11  TBR
  3. Slow Burn: Infected, Book 2 by Bobby Adair 5-7 
  4. Fall of Night (Dead of Night, Bk 2) by Jonathan Maberry 5-27
  5. Slow Burn Destroyer Book 3 [Volume 3] by Bobby Adair 7-28
  6. Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, Bk 1) by Jonathan Maberry 8-3
  7. Slow Burn Dead Fire Book 4 [Volume 4] by Bobby Adair  8-27
  8. Slow Burn Torrent Book 5 [Volume 5] by Bobby Adair 11- 2
  9. Z-Burbia by Jake Bible 11-4
  • Twilight - Young Adult
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, Bk 1) by Kiersten White 8-22
  • Ghost - Ghosts and hauntings
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Sick House by Jeff Strand 6-25
  3. The Ghost and Charlie Muir by Felice Stevens 7-2 
  • Leprechaun - Cryptids
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Carnage [Whispers From the Bayou] by Sandra Neeley 2-13  Gargoyle
  3. Eternal Rider [Lords of Deliverance, Bk 1] [Demonica, Bk6] by Larissa Ione  3-17 Demons
  4. Brimstone Bound (Firebrand, Bk 1) by Helen Harper 5-5 Phoenix
  5. Destroy [Whispers From the Bayou] by Sandra R Neely 5-15 Gargoyle
  6. Moody and the Beast [Shadowvale, Bk 4] by Kristen Painter 5-30 Goblin
  7. A Demon's Heart (Demons Hearts) by Catherine Lievens 7-5 Demon
  8. MudMan (Golem Chronicles, Bk 1) by James A Hunter 8-7 Golem
  9. Course Correction [Rogue Rescue] by Mia West 10-19 Seal Shifter
  10. Crush Depth [Rogue Rescue] by Mia West 10-20 Dolphin Shifter
  11. Entry Shock [Rogue Rescue]  by Mia West 10-20 Shark Shifter

BONUS:

  • Soylent Green - Dystopian
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Sword and Pen (Great Library, Bk 5) by Rachel Caine 1-6
  3. Chosen Ones (Chosen Ones, Bk 1) by Veronica Roth 6-30 
  • Fright Night - Horror
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Jurassic Dead 3 by Rick Chesler, David Sakmyster 1-18
  3. Clickers by J F Gonzalez, Mark Williams 2-5
  4. The Bank by Bentley Little 2-17 
  5. Stone Cold Bastards by Jake Bible 3-19
  6. Clickers II: The Next Wave by J F Gonzales, Brian Keene 3-24
  7. The Devil Crept In: A Novel by Ania Ahlborn  4-12 
  8. The Red Empire by Joe McKinney  4-12
  9. Little Dead Man by  Jake Bible 5-16 
  10. Drop Dead Gorgeous :: Wayne Simmons 8-11
  11. Shadow Harvest by James Buchanan 9-20
  • Star Wars - Sci Fi
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Doing Time (Time Police, Bk 1) by Jodi Taylor 4-9 
  3. The 5th Gender: A Tinkered Stars Mystery by G L Carriger & Gail Carriger 4-23 
  4. She Wolf and Cub by Lilith Saintcrow 7-30 
  5. A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan, Bk 1) by Arkady Martine 9-11
  6. And Shall Machines Surrender by Benjanun Sriduangkaew 10-29
  • An American Werewolf in London - Urban Fantasy
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Dirty Deeds by R.J. Blain, Faith Hunter, Devon Monk & Diana Pharaoh Francis 4-15
  3. The Brightest Fell [October Daye, Bk 11] by Seanan McGuire 6-18  
  4. Night and Silence (October Daye, Bk 12) by Seanan McGuire 6-22
  5. Infernal Enchantment (Firebrand, Bk 2) by Helen Harper 7-26
  6. Wayward Souls [Souls of the Road, Bk 1] by Devon Monk 9-4
  • Alien - Aliens or anything Off World
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Terminal Uprising (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse) by Jim C Hines 2-10
  • The Mummy - been on your TBR more than 1 year
  1. Seen the movie!
  2. Revelation by Bentley Little 2-8
  3. The Unyielding (Call of Crows, Bk 3) by Shelly Laurenston 5-23 
  4. The Truth Is Contagious [Contagium, Bk 4] by Emily Goodwin 6-13
  5. Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance 2) by Larissa Ione 7-14 


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Saving my spot! And I like the idea of combining the list and discussion threads (I tend to forget the discussion thread otherwise, I admit).

2020 PARANORMAL READING CHALLENGE: Challenge starts Jan 1, 2021. Per category: 1, bronze; 2, silver; 3, gold; 5, platinum; 10, PN junkie.

CATEGORIES:

  1. New Nightmare - Published in 2021
    1. Winterkeep (Graceling Realm, Bk 4) by Kristen Cashore - 3/20
    2. A Desolation Called Peace (Teixcalaan, Bk 2) by Arkady Martine - 3/25
    3. Fugitive Telemetry (Murderbot, Bk 6) by Martha Wells - 5/30
    4. Chaos on Catnet (Catnet, Bk 2) by Naomi Kritzer - 7/12
    5. Last Guard (Psy-Changeling Trinity, Bk 5) by Nalini Singh - 8/16
    6. The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (Wayfarers, Bk 4) by Becky Chambers - 8/24
    7. Shadow in the Empire of Light by Jane Routley - 9/18
    8. When Sorrows Come (October Daye, Bk 15) by Seanan McGuire - 9/28
    9. The Physicians of Vilnoc by Lois McMaster Bujold - 10/28
    10. The Last Graduate (Scholomance, Bk 2) by Naomi Novik - 10/22
    11. The Return of Fitzroy Angursell by Victoria Goddard - 12/17
  2. Rosemary's Baby - First in a series
    1. The Mark of the Tala (Twelve Kingdoms, Bk 1) by Jeffe Kennedy - 2/11
    2. Paladin's Grace (Saint of Steel, Bk 1) by T. Kingfisher - 2/24
    3. Spellbreaker (Spellbreaker, Bk 1) by Charlie Holmberg - 3/17
    4. Promise of Darkness (Dark Court, Bk 1) by Bec McMaster - 4/26
    5. Dark Wizard (Bonds of Magic, Bk 1) by Jeffe Kennedy - 5/2
    6. At the Table of Wolves (Dark Talents, Bk 1) by Kay Kenyon [tbr] - 5/23
    7. The Thief (Queen's Thief, Bk 1) by Megan Whalen Turner - 7/11
    8. Hell & High Water (THIRDS, Bk 1) by Charlie Cochet - 8/6
    9. A Terrible Fall of Angels (Zaniel Havelock, Bk 1) by Laurell Hamilton - 9/7
    10. Shanghai Sparrow by Gaie Sebold - 10/11
    11. The Book of Secrets (The Last Oracle, Bk 1) by Melissa McShane - 12/20
  3. New in Town - New-to-you author
    1. Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots - 1/16
    2. Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell - 2/12
    3. The Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner - 2/27
    4. Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones [tbr] - 5/13
    5. Best Game Ever by R.R. Angell - 5/16 [tbr]
    6. The Daedalus Incident (Daedalus, Bk 1) by Michael J. Martinez [tbr] - 6/17
    7. The Queen of Attolia (Queen's Thief, Bk 2) by Megan Whalen Turner - 6/30
    8. Captive Prince (Captive Prince, Bk 1) by C.S. Pacat - 7/9
    9. Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather [tbr] - 8/8
    10. Servant of the Crown (The Crown of Tremontane, Bk 1) by Melissa McShane - 8/9
  4. From Dusk to Dawn - Vampires
    1. Siren's Song by Karen Chance [tbr] - 1/1
    2. Brave the Tempest (Cassie Palmer, Bk 9) by Karen Chance [tbr] - 1/2
    3. Shatter the Earth (Cassie Palmer, Bk 10) by Karen Chance [tbr] - 1/3
    4. Shattered Bonds (Jane Yellowrock, Bk 13) by Faith Hunter [tbr] - 1/10
    5. Nest of the Monarch (Dark Talents, Bk 3) by Kay Kenyon - 6/27
    6. The Dark Days Deceit (Lady Helen, Bk 3) by Alison Goodman - 8/24
    7. Million Dollar Demon (Hollows, Bk 15) by Kim Harrison - 8/31
    8. The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks - 9/23
    9. True Dead (Jane Yellowrock, Bk 14) by Faith Hunter - 11/26
    10. Hollywood Heroine (Heroine Complex, Bk 5) by Sarah Kuhn - 12/24
  5. Ginger Snaps - Werewolves
    1. Kiss of the Spindle (Proper Romance Steampunk, Bk 2) by Nancy Campbell Allen - 1/7
    2. Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts (Proper Romance Steampunk, Bk 4) by Nancy Campbell Allen - 1/18
    3. The Enforcer Enigma (San Andreas Shifters, Bk 3) by Gail Carriger - 2/20
    4. Magic Misled (Lizzie Grace, Bk 7) by Keri Arthur - 3/18
    5. Her Ex-Boyfriend's Werewolf by Cassie Alexander - 3/21
    6. Wild Sign (Alpha and Omega, Bk 6) by Patricia Briggs - 4/5
    7. Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder, Bk 1) by Ilona Andrews - 5/23
    8. Shadowed Steel (Heirs of Chicagoland, Bk 3) by Chloe Neill - 6/4
    9. Born Magic: The Diary of Scarlett Bernard (Disrupted Magic, Bk 4) by Melissa F. Olson - 7/26
    10. Broken Bonds (Lizzie Grace, Bk 8) by Keri Arthur - 12/12
    11. Bring on the Night (Wild Side, Bk 3) by M.J. Scott - 12/29
  6. Beautiful Creatures - Female lead or author
    1. The Tears of the Rose (Twelve Kingdoms, Bk 2) by Jeffe Kennedy - 2/13
    2. Exile of the Seas (Chronicles of Dasnaria, Bk 2) by Jeffe Kennedy - 4/7
    3. Warrior of the World (Chronicles of Dasnaria, Bk 3) by Jeffe Kennedy - 4/16
    4. Serpent in the Heather (Dark Talents, Bk 2) by Kay Kenyon - 6/12
    5. Unnatural Magic by C.M. Waggoner - 6/18
    6. Swordheart by T. Kingfisher - 7/3
    7. Cursed (Kingdoms of Earth & Air, Bk 2) by Keri Arthur - 8/19
    8. Nobody's Ghoul (Ordinary Magic, Bk 8) by Devon Monk - 8/21
    9. The Unbound Queen (Four Arts, Bk 3) by M.J. Scott - 9/21
    10. Seen the movie!
  7. Dragonheart - Dragons
    1. The Dark Archive (Invisible Library, Bk 7) by Genevieve Cogman - 2/2
    2. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune - 2/3
    3. The Shift of the Tide (Twelve Kingdoms, Bk 4) by Jeffe Kennedy - 4/14
    4. Paranormal Hunters (Magical Hunters Academy, Bk 1) by Nicole Zoltack [tbr] - 5/8
    5. Trouble with Gargoyles (Moonlight Dragon, Bk 3) by Tricia Owens - 9/6
    6. Immortally Ever After (Monster M*A*S*H, Bk 3) by Angie Fox - 10/20
    7. Questland by Carrie Vaughn - 11/30
    8. The Tensorate Series (The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune, The Descent of Monsters, The Ascent to Godhood) by Neon Yang - 12/18
    9. A Heart of Blood and Ashes (Gathering of Dragons, Bk 1) by Milla Vane - 12/19
    10. A Touch of Stone and Snow (Gathering of Dragons, Bk 2) by Milla Vane - 12/28
  8. Hocus Pocus - Witches
    1. Blackbird Broken (Witch King's Crown, Bk 2) by Keri Arthur - 1/9
    2. Witches and Wedding Cake (Magical Bakery, Bk 9) by Bailey Cates - 1/24
    3. Soulstar (The Kingston Cycle, Bk 3) by C.L. Polk - 4/23
    4. Bewitching Bitters (Midlife Magic Cocktail Club, Bk 2) by Annabel Chase [tbr] - 7/16
    5. Wicked Words (Techwitch, Bk 2) by M.J. Scott - 8/22
    6. Witch Please (Fix-It Witches, Bk 1) by Ann Aguirre - 9/24
    7. Blackbird Crowned (The Witch King’s Crown, Bk 3) by Keri Arthur - 10/3
    8. Synchronized Sorcery (Witchcraft Mysteries, Bk 11) by Juliet Blackwell - 10/21
    9. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow - 10/28
    10. An Unintended Voyage by Marshall Ryan Maresca - 11/2
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - Magic
    1. Casket of Souls (Nightrunners, Bk 6) by Lynn Flewelling [tbr] - 2/21
    2. The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer - 3/28
    3. The King of Attolia (Queen's Thief, Bk 3) by Megan Whalen Turner - 7/12
    4. A Conspiracy of Kings (Queen's Thief, Bk 4) by Megan Whalen Turner - 7/12
    5. Thick as Thieves (Queen's Thief, Bk 5) by Megan Whalen Turner - 7/14
    6. Return of the Thief (Queen's Thief, Bk 6) by Megan Whalen Turner - 7/16
    7. Cursed Luck (Cursed Luck, Bk 1) by Kelley Armstrong - 8/20
    8. Bright Familiar (Bonds of Magic, Bk 2) by Jeffe Kennedy - 9/25
    9. The Hands of the Emperor by Victoria Goddard - 11/19
    10. Seen the movie!
  10. Anna and the Apocalypse - Zombies
    1. A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher - 1/13
    2. The Talon of the Hawk (Twelve Kingdoms, Bk 3) by Jeffe Kennedy - 2/15
    3. Stormsong (The Kingston Cycle, Bk 2) by C.L. Polk - 4/5
    4. The Fate of the Tala (Twelve Kingdoms, Bk 5) by Jeffe Kennedy - 4/20
    5. Paladin's Strength (The Saint of Steel, Bk 2) by T. Kingfisher - 5/7
    6. A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians (Shadow Histories, Bk 1) by H.G. Parry - 5/16
    7. Clockwork Boys (Clocktaur War, Bk 1) by T. Kingfisher - 6/27
    8. The Wonder Engine (Clocktaur War, Bk 2) by T. Kingfisher - 6/28
    9. Gaslight Hades (The Bonekeeper Chronicles, Bk 1) by Grace Draven - 10/2
    10. The Blood Curse by Emily Gee [tbr] - 10/25
  11. Twilight - Young adult
    1. Realm of Ash (Books of Ambha, Bk 2) by Tasha Suri [tbr] - 1/31
    2. The Empire of Dreams (Fire and Thorns, Bk 4) by Rae Carson - 2/8
    3. Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman [tbr] - 5/10
    4. Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer [tbr] - 5/31
    5. Fires of the Faithful (Eliana's Song, Bk 1) by Naomi Kritzer - 7/2
    6. Prince's Gambit (Captive Prince, Bk 2) by C.S. Pacat - 7/13
    7. Kings Rising (Captive Prince, Bk 3) by C.S. Pacat - 7/30
    8. The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, Bk 2) by Alison Goodman - 8/4
    9. Minor Mage by T. Kingfisher - 8/4
    10. Akata Witch (Akata Witch, Bk 1) by Nnedi Okorafor - 10/30
  12. Ghost - Ghosts and hauntings
    1. A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong - 1/26
    2. Shards of Time (Nightrunners, Bk 7) by Lynn Flewelling [tbr] - 3/10
    3. Wayward Souls (Souls of the Road, Bk 1) by Devon Monk - 3/20
    4. Angel of the Overpass (Ghost Roads, Bk 3) by Seanan McGuire - 5/27
    5. Black Water Sister by Zen Cho - 5/29
    6. Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay [tbr] - 7/14
    7. The Ghost Machine (Firefly, Bk 4) by James Lovegrove - 8/13
    8. Haunted Heroine (Heroine Complex, Bk 4) by Sarah Kuhn - 9/30
    9. Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune - 10/16
    10. Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier - 12/4
  13. Leprechaun - Cryptids or fey
    1. Selkies Are a Girl's Best Friend (Mystic Bayou, Bk 4) by Molly Harper - 1/22
    2. Unamused Muse (Mt. Olympus Employment Agency, Bk 2) by R.A Naquin - 3/5
    3. Calculated Risks (InCryptid, Bk 10) by Seanan McGuire - 3/9
    4. Moody and the Beast (Shadowvale, Bk 4) by Kristen Painter - 5/11
    5. Crown of Darkness (Dark Court Rising, Bk 2) by Bec McMaster - 6/26
    6. Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater - 8/6
    7. The Siren Saves the Billionaire (Nocturne Falls, Bk 13) by Kristen Painter - 8/19
    8. As You Wish (How to Be the Best Damn Faery Godmother in the World or Die Trying, Bk 3) by Helen Harper - 9/8
    9. Best Wishes (How to Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother in the World or Die Trying, Bk 4) by Helen Harper - 9/11
    10. Always Be My Banshee by Molly Harper - 10/20

BONUS:

  1. Soylent Green - Dystopian
    1. Borderline (Hive Mind, Bk 4) by Janet Edwards - 1/21
    2. The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde - 1/23
    3. The Russian Cage (Gunnie Rose, Bk 3) by Charlaine Harris - 3/23
    4. Silk Dragon Salsa (Kai Gracen, Bk 4) by Rhys Ford - 5/10
    5. Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky [tbr] - 6/22
    6. Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace - 7/5
    7. Walkaway by Cory Doctorow [tbr] - 8/3
    8. Amatka by Karin Tidbeck - 8/13
    9. Invisible Sun (Empire Games, Bk 3) by Charles Stross - 10/23
    10. Seen the movie!
  2. Fright Night - Horror
    1. Prisoner of Midnight (James Asher, Bk 8) by Barbara Hambly - 2/10
    2. Kingdom of Shadow and Light (Fever, Bk 11) by Karen Marie Moning - 4/9
    3. Prosper's Demon by K.J. Parker - 7/5
    4. The October Man (Rivers of London novella) by Ben Aaronovitch - 7/25
  3. Star Wars - Sci Fi
    1. 88 Names by Matt Ruff - 2/18
    2. Generations (Firefly, Bk 3) by Tim Lebbon - 5/30
    3. The Last Watch (Divide, Bk 1) by J.S. Dewes - 6/15
    4. A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, Bk 2) by Becky Chambers - 7/8
    5. Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, Bk 3) by Becky Chambers - 7/25
    6. To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers - 8/7
    7. Wicked Words by M.J. Scott - 8/22
    8. Red Thunder (Red Thunder, Bk 1) by John Varley - 9/15
    9. Finder (Finder Chronicles, Bk 1) by Suzanne Palmer - 10/19
    10. The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield - 12/6
    11. Seen the movie!
  4. An American Werewolf in London - Urban fantasy
    1. Hell's Spells (Ordinary Magic, Bk 6) by Devon Monk - 1/15
    2. The Velocity of Revolution by Marshall Ryan Maresca - 3/24
    3. Forged (Alex Verus, Bk 11) by Benedict Jacka - 5/3
    4. A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark - 5/31
    5. What Abigail Did That Summmer (Rivers of London, Bk 5.3) by Ben Aaronovitch - 6/10
    6. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston - 6/13
    7. Sword of Fire (Justice War, Bk 1) by Katharine Kerr - 7/27
    8. Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil - 10/15
    9. The Gangster (Magic and Steam, Bk 2) by C.S. Poe - 11/5
    10. You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo - 12/7
    11. Seen the movie!
  5. Alien - Aliens or anything offworld
    1. Divergence (Foreigner, Bk 21) by C.J. Cherryh - 1/4
    2. Reclamation by Sarah Zettel - 3/13 [tbr]
    3. Machine (White Space, Bk 2) by Elizabeth Bear - 3/16
    4. Ancestral Night (White Space, Bk 1) by Elizabeth Bear - 3/29 [tbr]
    5. Dead Space by Kali Wallace - 6/28
    6. Song of the Navigator by Astrid Amara [tbr] - 7/5
    7. The Enceladus Crisis (Daedalus, Bk 2) by Michael J. Martinez - 7/22
    8. Trader's Leap (Liaden, Bk 23) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - 9/13
    9. Love Code (an AI + Alien romance) by Ann Aguirre - 9/19
    10. Seen the movie!
  6. The Mummy - Been on your TBR >1 year
    1. The White Road (Nightrunner, Bk 5) by Lynn Flewelling - 1/19
    2. Veiled (Alex Verus, Bk 6) by Benedict Jacka - 4/27
    3. Burned (Alex Verus, Bk 7) by Benedict Jacka - 4/28
    4. Bound (Alex Verus, Bk 8) by Benedict Jacka - 4/29
    5. Marked (Alex Verus, Bk 9) by Benedict Jacka - 4/30
    6. Fallen (Alex Verus, Bk 10) by Benedict Jacka - 5/1
    7. My Own Kind of Freedom: A Firefly Novel by Steven Brust - 5/21
    8. The Duke of Uranium (Jak Jinnaka, Bk 1) by John Barnes - 8/17
    9. Accepting the Lance (Liaden Universe, Bk 22) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - 9/12
    10. Half a War (Shattered Sea, Bk 3) by Joe Abercrombie - 11/21


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Read one in a category bronze medal.

Read two in a category for silver medal.

Read three in a category gold medal.

Read five in a category for platinum medal.

Read 10 in a category for overachiever/paranormal junkie status

CATEGORIES:

New Nightmare - published in 2021

Rosemary's Baby - First in a series
Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
Lost in Las Vegas - Kristen Painter
The House on Tradd Street - Karen White

The Blacksmith Queen - G.A. Aiken

New in Town - New to you Author
The House on Tradd Street - Karen White
 

From Dusk to Dawn - Vampires
One Foot in the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
Lover Mine - J.R. Ward

Ginger Snaps - Werewolves
The Werewolf Dates the Deputy - Kristen Painter
Poison or Protect - Gail Carriger

Beautiful Creatures - Female lead or author
Oceans of Fire - Christine Feehan
A Court of Myst and Fury - Sarah J. Maass
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maass
A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J. MaassS
Sharpest Sting - Jennifer Estep
Venom in the Veins - Jennifer Estep
Lost in Las Vegas - Kristen Painter
The House on Tradd Street - Karen White

The Blacksmith Queen - G.A. Aiken

Dragonheart - Dragons
The Blacksmith Queen - G.A. Aiken

Hocus Pocus - witches

Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - magic
A Court of Myst and Fury - Sarah J. Maass
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maass
A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J. Maass
Sharpest Sting - Jennifer EstepVenom in the Veins - Jennifer Estep

 

Anna and the Apocalypse - Zombies

Twilight - Young Adult
A Court of Myst and Fury - Sarah J. Maass
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maass
A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J. Maass

Ghost - Ghosts and hauntings
The House on Tradd Street - Karen White
 

Leprechaun - Cryptids
Magic, Manicures and Mayhem - Wynter Daniels
 

BONUS:

Soylent Green - Dystopian

Fright Night - Horror

Star Wars - Sci Fi

An American Werewolf in London - Urban Fantasy

Alien - Aliens or anything Off World

The Mummy - been on your TBR more than 1 year
Oceans of Fire - Christine Feehan
Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost



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yes please. maybe I can do a bit better in 2021

CATEGORIES:â

  1. New Nightmare - published in 2021
    1.  
  2. Rosemary's Baby - First in a series
    1. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi - 2/5
    2. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse - 2/8
  3. New in Town - New to you Author
    1.  
  4. From Dusk to Dawn - Vampires
    1. Saw the movie!
    2. Eye of the Storm by Alyssa Day - 2/27
  5. Ginger Snaps - Werewolves
    1.  
  6. Beautiful Creatures - Female lead or author
    1. In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire - 1/17
    2. Starsight (bk 2) by Bradnson Sanderson - 4/17
  7. Dragonheart - Dragons
    1.  
  8. Hocus Pocus - witches
    1. Movie, yes!
    2.  
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - magic
    1. Movie, yes
    2. Fledgling (Society, Bk 2) by Molly Harper - 2/2 TBR
    3. The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson - 2/14
  10. Anna and the Apocalypse - Zombies
    1. Movie, yes
    2. Shadow Falling (Scorpius, Bk 2) by Rebecca Zanetti - 1/17
  11. Twilight - Young Adult
    1. Movie, yes
  12. Ghost - Ghosts and hauntings
    1. Movie, yes
    2. Long Black Curl by (Tufa, Bk 3) by Alex Bledsoe 1/9 TBR
    3. The Broken Girls by Simone St. James - 1/26 TBR
    4. Evil Eye by Alyssa Day - 2/24
  13. Leprechaun - Cryptids
    1. Private Eye by Alyssa Day - 2/22
    2. River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey - 3/23

BONUS:

  1. Soylent Green - Dystopian
    1. Movie, yes
  2. Fright Night - Horror
    1. Movie, yes
  3. Star Wars - Sci Fi
    1. Movie, yes
  4. An American Werewolf in London - Urban Fantasy
    1. Movie, yes
  5. Alien - Aliens or anything Off World
    1. Movie, yes
    2. There Before Chaos by KB Wagers - 3/2
    3. Saga Volume 2 - 4/14
  6. The Mummy - been on your TBR more than 1 year
    1. Movie, yes


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Readers - don't forget this part:  Category names are all taken from movies.  If you have seen the movie, or watch it during the year that can fulfill one slot!  Surely I'm not the only one who has watched any of these movies!

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Oh, I did miss that, Cindy - thanks for the reminder. I've seen a few, more from the bonus categories (because it's more SF) than the main set. I'm impressed by how many you've seen!



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A lot of them I've seen more than once.....and I think I may have seen Dragonheart, but wasn't sure, so I didn't count it.

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I skipped this challenge last year but I think I'll give it a go again this year. Saving my spot.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal.
  • Read two in a category for silver medal.
  • Read three in a category gold medal.
  • Read five in a category for platinum medal.
  • Read 10 in a category for overachiever/paranormal junkie status

CATEGORIES:

  1. New Nightmare - published in 2021
    1. Cursed Luck (Cursed Luck, Bk 1) by Kelley Armstrong
    2. Black Hat, White Witch (Black Hat, Bk 1) by Hailey Edwards
  2. Rosemary's Baby - First in a series - Complete 10/6/21
    1. Undone (Outcast Season, Bk 1) by Rachel Caine
    2. Cursed Prince (Night Elves Trilogy, Bk 1) by C.N. Crawford
    3. Dead to Me (Simon Canderous, Bk 1) by Anton Strout
    4. Hell Bent (Broken Magic, Bk 1) by Devon Monk
    5. A Gilded Cage (Chronicles of an Urban Druid, Bk 1) by Auburn Tempest, Michael Anderle
  3. New in Town - New to you Author
    1. Blood & Ash (Jezebel Files, Bk 1) by Deborah Wilde
    2. The Rogue King (Inferno Rising, Bk 1) by Abigail Owen
    3. Public Enemy Zero by Andrew Mayne
    4. Half Bad (Half Bad, Bk 1) by Sally Green
  4. From Dusk to Dawn - Vampires - Complete 12/6/21
    1. Movie
    2. Dead Matter (Simon Canderous, Bk 3) by Anton Strout
    3. Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 2) by J.R. Ward
    4. Revenant (Greywalker, Bk 9) by Kat Richardson
    5. Venom in the Veins (Elemental Assassin, Bk 17) by Jennifer Estep
  5. Ginger Snaps - Werewolves
    1. Movie
    2. Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, Bk 11) by Patricia Briggs
    3. Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson, Bk 12) by Patricia Briggs
  6. Beautiful Creatures - Female lead or author - Complete 8/13/21
    1. Movie
    2. Unknown (Outcast Season, Bk 2) by Rachel Caine
    3. Slightly Spellbound (Southern Witch, Bk 4) by Kimberly Frost
    4. Blood of the Demon (Kara Gillian, Bk 2) by Diana Rowland
    5. Grave Destiny (Alex Craft, Bk 6) by Kalayna Price
  7. Dragonheart - Dragons
    1. The Blood King (Inferno Rising, Bk 2) by Abigail Owen
    2. The Warrior King (Inferno Rising, Bk 3) by Abigal Owen
  8. Hocus Pocus - Witches - Complete 10/4/21
    1. Movie
    2. Halfway Hexed (Southern Witch, Bk 3) by Kimberly Frost
    3. Cloudy with a Chance of Witchcraft (Grimm Cove, Bk 1) by Mandy M. Roth
    4. Magic Street Boogie (Scions of Magic, Bk 1) by TR Cameron
    5. Downpour (Greywalker, Bk 6) by Kat Richardson
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - Magic - Complete 3/5/21
    1. Movie
    2. Bewitched by Sandra Schwab
    3. Casually Cursed (Southern Witch, Bk 5) by Kimberly Frost
    4. Vengeance of the Demon (Kara Gillian, Bk 7) by Diana Rowland
    5. Legacy of the Demon (Kara Gillian, Bk 8) by Diana Rowland
  10. Anna and the Apocalypse - Zombies - Complete 7/11/21
    1. Deader Still (Simon Canderous, Bk 2) by Anton Strout
    2. Battle of the Network Zombies (Amanda Feral, Bk 3) by Mark Henry
    3. Deadline (Newsflesh, Bk 2) by Mira Grant
    4. Rise (Newsflesh Stories) by Mira Grant
    5. Blackout (Newsflesh, Bk 3) by Mira Grant
  11. Twilight - Young Adult
    1. Three (Article 5, Bk 3) by Kristin Simmons
    2. Crown of Secrets (The Hidden Mage, Bk 1) by Melaine Cellier
    3. The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, Bk 3) by Pittacus Lore
    4. Doomed by Tracy Deebs
  12. Ghost - Ghosts and hauntings - Complete 10/16/21
    1. Movie
    2. Vanished (Greywalker, Bk 4) by Kat Richardson
    3. Labrynth (Greywalker, Bk 5) by Kat Richardson
    4. Seawitch (Greywalker, Bk 7) by Kat Richardson
    5. Possession (Greywalker, Bk 8) by Kat Richardson
  13. Leprechaun - Cryptids - Complete 12/18/21
    1. Movie
    2. Brimstone Bound (Firebrand, Bk 1) by Helen Harper
    3. Demon Hunting in Dixie (Demon Hunting, Bk 1) by Lexi George
    4. Hook: Dead to Rights (Captain Hook and the Pirates of Neverland, Bk 1) by Melissa Snark
    5. Box Office Poison (Linnet Ellery, Bk 2) by Phillipa Bornikova

BONUS

  1. Soylent Green - Dystopian
    1. Feeback (Newsflesh, Bk 4) by Mira Grant
  2. Fright Night - Horror
    1. Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
  3. Star Wars - Sci Fi
    1. Movie
  4. An American Werewolf in London - Urban Fantasy - Complete 5/22/21
    1. Hell to Pay (Nightside, Bk 7) by Simon R. Green
    2. Unseen (Outcast Season, Bk 3) by Rachel Caine
    3. Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian, Bk 3) by Diana Rowland
    4. Stone Cold (Broken Magic, Bk 2) by Devon Monk
    5. Dead Waters (Simon Canderous, Bk 4) by Anton Strout
  5. Alien - Aliens or anything Off World
    1. Movie
    2. Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian, Bk 5) by Diana Rowland
    3. The Alien's Ransom (Drixonian Warriors, Bk 1) by Ella Maven
  6. The Mummy - been on your TBR more than 1 year - Complete 6/18/21
    1. Movie
    2. Unbroken (Outcast Season, Bk 4) by Rachel Caine (TBR since 7/29/14)
    3. Sins of the Demon (Kara Gillian, Bk 4) by Diana Rowland (TBR since 11/17/16)
    4. Fury of the Demon (Kara Gillian, Bk 6) by Diana Rowland (TBR since 3/17/17)
    5. Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 3) by J.R. Ward  (TBR since 2/2/19)


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I have never done a challenge here at PBS.

I stopped tracking at some point this past summer so if i do another one of these I need to be better about tracking books!

Here is our Reading Challenge for 2021. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2021.  Category names are all taken from movies.  If you have seen the movie, or watch it during the year that can fulfill one slot!

  • Read one in a category bronze medal.
  • Read two in a category for silver medal.
  • Read three in a category gold medal.
  • Read five in a category for platinum medal.
  • Read 10 in a category for overachiever/paranormal junkie status

CATEGORIES:

  1. New Nightmare - published in 2021 1.1 Across the Green Grass Fields pub.1/12/21 (1/17/21), 1.2 Winterkeep pub. 1/19/21 (3/7/21)
  2. Rosemary's Baby - First in a series 1.1 Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings, Bk 1) (3/24/21) 1.2 Betwixt (Betwixt & Between, Bk 1) (3/31/21) 1.3 Entity Game (Aurora Donati, Bk 1) 
  3. New in Town - New to you Author 3.1 The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers 3.2 Code of Conduct by Kristine Smith
  4. From Dusk to Dawn - Vampires 4.1 seen movie
  5. Ginger Snaps - Werewolves 5.1 seen movie 5.2 Wild Sign (Alpha & Omega Bk 7) (6/7/21)
  6. Beautiful Creatures - Female lead or author 6.1 The Werewolf Dates the Deputy by Kristen Painter (1/9/21)
  7. Dragonheart - Dragons
  8. Hocus Pocus - witches 8.1 seen movie 8.2 Wicked Words (2/17/21) 8.3 My Kind of Town (6/7/21)
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - magic 9.1 seen movie 9.2 Blood Heir  (1/20/21) 9.3 Fire Logic
  10. Anna and the Apocalypse - Zombies 10.1 seen movie
  11. Twilight - Young Adult 11.1 seen movie 11.2 Lefthanded Bookseller's of London (2/13/21)
  12. Ghost - Ghosts and hauntings 12.1 seen movie 12.2 Wayworld Souls (2/14/21)
  13. Leprechaun - Cryptids 13.1 seen movie 13.2 The Siren Saves the Billionaire

BONUS:

  1. Soylent Green - Dystopian 1.1 seen movie (I think) 1.2 Afterwar (6/2/21)
  2. Fright Night - Horror 2.1 seen movie
  3. Star Wars - Sci Fi 3.1 seen movie 3.2 A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (3/29/21) 3.3 Network Effect 3.4 A Closed and Common Orbit 3.5 Record of a Spaceborn Few (6/3/21) 3.6 Rules of Conflict 3.7 Law of Survival
  4. An American Werewolf in London - Urban Fantasy 4.1 seen movie 
  5. Alien - Aliens or anything Off World 5.1 seen movie 5.2 The 5th Gender (2/19/21) 5.3 The Galaxy and the Ground Within (6/4/21) 5.4 Psalm for the Wild Built (7/17/21) 5.5 A Memory Called Empire 5.6 City of Pearl 
  6. The Mummy - been on your TBR more than 1 year 6.1 seen movie 6.2 The Mirador by Sarah Monette (7/14/21) 6.3 Corambis by Sarah Monette (7/16/21)


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I'm going to try this year to post more about what I've read in the thread as I go (and try not to crosspost in the 2021 Reading Challenge as I'm doing it as well and I think several of y'all are too).

The first book of 2021 was a disappointment: Bewitched by Sandra Schwab.  :(  It was a book club choice; the cover was a cute cartoonish woman and so I was thinking "magical cozy"!  Boy was I wrong; it was basically a historical romance with magic at the end.  And I am NOT a fan of historical fiction or historical romance.  I was 70% through the book before there was any magic that wasn't just a passing mention.  I ended up skimming the last half just to be done with it (I would have quit had it not been a book club selection). 

Up next is one I knew I'd enjoy:  Hell to Pay (Nightside, Bk 7) by Simon R. Green

 

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My personal challenge this year is to read more paranormal books from my long-term TBR (which is mostly paranormal, including SF and fantasy). When we moved in September, I saw how many there were, and then I unpacked all of them into one big bookshelf that is next to my bed so I won't forget about them. I should have a lot more than the 10 for the "zombie" category, so I'm going to mark the ones I list in other categories with "[tbr]" so I can see how I'm doing.

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I finished Bane's Choice (Vampire Motorcycle Club, Bk 1 by  Alyssa Day.

I really enjoyed it and hope she continues with the series. Characters are well writting and interesting. Great cliff hanger.



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Finished two more.  One of my goals in the regular Reading Challenge is to get all the 2014 (eek!) books off my pysical TBR pile; there were 25 left at the beginning of the year.  The two I read are both off that list:

  1. Hell to Pay (Nightside, Bk 7) by Simon R. Green (TBR since 5/20/14)
  2. Undone (Outcast Season, Bk 1) by Rachel Caine (TBR since 7/29/14)

Enjoyed both; good stories and just solid urban fantasy.  I have the other 3 Outcast ready to go; have started #2 and will binge read the other 2 to finish the series. I put Hell to Pay in the American Werewolf in London category and Undone in the Rosemary's Baby category.

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Finished the other three in the Outcast Season books:

  1. Unknown (Outcast Season, Bk 2)
  2. Unseen (Outcast Season, Bk 3)
  3. Unbroken (Outcast Season, Bk 4)

Great overall story and individual books; loved that I had all four and was able to binge read.  So sad that she passed away last year.

Up next I'll be splitting my reading between a non-fiction for the regular Reading Challenge and Halfway Hexed (Southern Witch, Bk 3) by Kimberly Frost (I have the remaining three of these too and it's from 2014).



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I've been taking advantage of the longer mailing deadlines under COVID by posting books I've read that I don't expect I can put into a swap (or that have been through a few already), and then looking for books on the recipients' WLs that I also have and trying to read them too. So far I have three pairs of books going out FIFO that way (plus some single books). Next up for that is The White Road (Nightrunner, Bk 5) by Lynn Flewelling, which I've had on my TBR for at least 5 years.

Erin, looking at your list, I don't think I ever finished the Outcast Season series! It rings a bell, but I have a feeling I only read bk 1 and then got distracted - it would've been when my son was a toddler and I definitely wasn't tracking as well as usual. Something to look forward to one of these days since it looks like they're all available FIFO (and my library has a couple).



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I finished The Awakening by Nora Roberts and loved it highly recommend

I am now reading King Me! by Deborah Blake. King Arthur dumpled in modern day. Lots of fun.

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I'm having trouble getting into some books lately. Started Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha and it was so not what I was expecting that I need to put it down and come back to it later.

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The last two weeks have gotten away from me and I haven't posted about what I'm reading.  I finished the Southern Witch series by Kimberly Frost and have moved on to the Kara Gillian series by Diana Rowland.  I have all of those as well (I'm trying to focus on finished series that I already have all of them on my TBR) and am enjoying them.  At the beginning of the year I had 25 series with 68 books that I could read or finish the entire series without getting any other books!

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