01 January, 2013

First Reads Reading Challenge 2013



Welcome to a 2013 Reading Challenge: First-Reads!

Do you remember the feeling when you read the first book by your favourite author? Yes well, its for that feeling that I have come up with this challenge. Also, there was a time when I would only stick to the books written by authors I had previously read and enjoyed. But soon I realised that I was missing out on a lot other books. So, readers & bloggers, come together to this challenge that will make you pick up books by authors that you haven't read before! You never know, you just might find another author to love and follow.

Points to Know:
1. Read as many books as possible, by authors that YOU haven't read before. 
2. You do not have to be a blogger to participate.
3. Books read may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
4. The books can overlap with other reading challenges.  
5. Post your links to your reviews each month to share with other participants.
6. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 1, 2013. Its never too late to Join In!

How To Sign-Up and Join In:

1. Choose a challenge level listed below.
2. Create a post on your blog, in a group, or on a forum (where possible) to let others see what you’re aiming for (a predefined list of Authors/Books is optional).
3. Grab the badge and place it in your sign up post. Then link back to b00k r3vi3ws.
4. Grab the direct URL to your sign up post, not your blog, click the Linky List and enter your link.
5. Don't have a Blog? Don’t worry, you can sign up with your social network profile (YouTube, Twitter, GoodReads included), just make sure you link to your review list, shelf, tweet, or category. If you don’t have any of those feel free to comment.
6. Reviewing is optional! But if you do review it would be great for you to share them by submitting them on the Review List.
7. Finished: When you’re done it’s completion post time and you can share these on the completion/wrap-up List.

Challenge Level:
Amateur : Choose to read 1 - 10 New Authors
Lover     : Choose to read 11 - 20 New Authors
Expert    : Choose to read 20 - 25 New Authors
Fanatic   : Choose to read 25 or above New Authors

When talking about this challenge on Twitter, please use the hastag (#FirstReads). It makes it much easier to keep track of the conversations, answer questions and/or tweet back!

I will promote your reviews through facebook and twitter once you submit them in the Review List.






Please Sign Up HERE!

Link Up Your Reviews HERE!


I have committed to Expert level - and chose to read 20 - 25 New Authors in 2013!
My Progress:
1. Bella Andre - The Look of Love
2. Katie McGarry - Pushing the Limits
3. Cate Beauman - Falling for Sarah
4. Sasha Summers - Hollywood Holiday
5. Shubham Choudhury - My Ex Fell in Love
6. Juliet Dark - The Demon Lover
7. Kimberly Derting - The Pledge
8. Mary Metcalfe - Road to Tomorrow
9. Kate Avelynn - Flawed
10. Libby Floyd - Sparkelicious
11. P.G.Bhaskar - Corporate Carnival : Jack is Back
12. Aurelia B Rowl - Christmas is Cancelled
13. James Howe - The Watcher
14. Christina McKnight - Only In Her Dreams
15. Parul Mittal - Arranged Love
16. Jan Moran - Scent of Truimph
17. Bonnie Trachtenberg - Wedlocked
18. Mahi Jay - Falling for a Bollywood Legend
19. Libba Bray - The Diviners
20. Allie Condie - Matched
21. Jeff Struecker, Alton Gansky - Certain Jeopardy
22. Gayle Forman - Just One Day
23. Clodagh Murphy - Frisky Business
24. Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla - The Exiles
25. John Stephens - The Emerald Atlas
26. Lianne Simon - Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite
27. Anand Neelakantan - Asura- Tale of The Vanquished
28. Smita Shetty - Untruly Yours
29. Rebecca Emin - New Beginnings 
30. Sangu Mandanna - The Lost Girl
31. Faraaz Kazi - Truly, Madly, Deeply
32. James Rollins - The Devil Colony
33. J. Cafesin - Reverb
34. Diane Rapp - Murder on a Ghost Ship
35. Roger Hobbs - Ghostman
36. Hugh Howey - Wool
37. Kathy Reichs - Grave Secrets
38. Rishi Vohra - Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai
38. Sid Bahri - The Homing Pigeons
39. T.G. Ayer - Dead Radiance
40. Jugal Mody - Toke
41. Anthology (10 new Authors) -10 Shades of Life 
42. Arka Chakrabarti - The Secrets of the Dark 
43. George Hamilton - Secrets From The Dust
44. Meg Waite Clayton - The Wednesday Daughters
45. Roberto Costantini - The Deliverance of Evil
46. K. Hari Kumar - When Strangers Meet
47. Amrita Anand Nayak - Polka Dots, Pony Tails and Purple Pouts
48. Anuja Chandramouli - Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior
49. Nishat Fatima - Seriously Sitara
50. Sarah Ashley Jones - Promise Me This
51. Suresh Taneja - The Redeemers
52. Shatrujeet Nath - The Karachi Deception
53. Brynn Olenberg Sugarman -  Midnight at the Taj Mahal
54. Nikita Lalwani - The Village
55. Lavanya Sankaran - The Hope Factory
56. Maryann Miller - One Small Victory
57. Ketan Bhagat - Complete Convenient
58. George Dixon, Rashma N. Kalsie - Ohh! Gods Are Online 
59. Makarand Lohire - Here Sat a Key Maker…
60. Wendy Owens - Stubborn Love
61. Ravindra Shukla - A Maverick Heart: Between Love and Life
62. Deborah Meyler - The Bookstore
63. Steve Berry -  The King's Deception
64. Eleanor Wood - Gemini Rising
65. Atulya Mahajan - Amreekandesi
66. Abhay Nagarajan - The Paperback Badshah
67. Josh Grayson - Sia
68. Karey White - My Own Mr. Darcy
69. Victoria Lamb - Witchstruck
70. Gauri Jayaram - Wise Enough to be Foolish
71. Donald Thomas - Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly (Sherlock Holmes #6)
72. Michelle Rowen - Countdown
73. Manish Gupta - English Bites! My 'Fullproof' English Learning Formula
74. S.V.Divvakar - Beaten by Bhagath!
75. Alissa Grosso - Popular
76. Rohit Gore - The Guardian Angels
77. Vidyadhara - Sale of Souls
78. Shweta Taneja - The Ghost Hunters of Kurseong
79. Imelda Evans - Playing by the Rules
80. Gemma Halliday - Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries #1) 
81. Disha - My Beloved's MBA Plans
82. Elissa Janine Hoole - Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always
83. Melisa M. Hamling - Finding Forever (Finding Forever #1)
84. Swayam Ganguly - Love, Films and Rock n Roll
85. Manish Mahajan - The Disappearance of Tejas Sharma...and other hauntings 
86. Annetta Ribken - Allegories of the Tarot
87. Betsy Woodman - Love Potion Number 10: A Jana Bibi Adventure
88. Ted Riccardi - The Lost Years of Sherlock Holmes
89. Rishi Piparaiya - Aisle Be Damned
90. Ayaan Basu - The Storm in My Mind
91. Nicholas Montemarano - The Book of Why
92. R. Venkatesh - Gods, Kings & Slaves: The Siege of Madurai
93. Sankalp Kohli - Because Every Raindrop... Is a Hope
94. Shamini Flint - A Calamitous Chinese Killing (Inspector Singh Investigates #6) 
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