challenges 2012, debut author challenge, the dusty bookshelf challenge

Challange Check- Januaray

How is January already over? You want to know how I’m doing with my 2012 challenges? Not great!

I haven’t read any books from my “dusty” shelf, and I haven’t read any books by a debut author published in 2012. But hey it’s just the beginning of the year! I still hope to do okay in these challenges. 🙂

Here is my “dusty” bookshelf picture for The Dusty Bookshelf Mini Challenge. I really need to get to reading all these great books!

The Princess BrideThe Scarlet PimpernelThe Salamander Spell (Tales of the Frog Princess, Prequel)The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)Princess BenWild Magic (Immortals, #1)The Named (The Guardians of Time Trilogy, #1)Magic or Madness (Magic or Madness, #1)The People of Sparks (Books of Ember, #2)The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3)The Magic Thief (Magic Thief, #1)The Eternal Hourglass (Magickeepers, #1)Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2)Incarceron (Incarceron, #1)Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1)Poison Study (Study, #1)Tyger Tyger (Goblin Wars, #1)Beyond The Reflection's Edge (Echoes From The Edge, #1)Always Watching (The Rayne Tour, #1)Darke (Septimus Heap, #6)Enchanted Ivy

And just for fun I’ll make a collage of my 2012 debut author to-read list too!


The Queen of KentuckyCinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)First DateDitched: A Love StoryFractureIncarnate (Newsoul, #1)Everneath (Everneath, #1)Article 5 (Article 5, #1)Shooting StarsBorn Wicked (The Cahill Witch...HarbingerScarletThe Catastrophic History of Yo...

challenges 2012, the dusty bookshelf challenge

Dusty Bookshelf Challenge 2012!

My book blogger friend Jessica, from Books a True Story, has a challenge for you book readers! We need to dust off some books on our shelf (literal or figurative) and read them. There will be mini-challenges and giveaways throughout the year too! This will be my first challenge to join. Woohoo! I actually don’t have a lot of books on my bookshelf that I haven’t read that I actually want to read, but I do have a ton of to-read books that are extremely dusty on my virtual bookshelf (

Here are the steps for the challenge straight from Books a True Story:

1. Write a blog post with a list of all those books that are literally or figuratively sitting on your shelf that you’ve been meaning to read for a while. You can pick books that you bought and haven’t read or books that you’ve just been waiting to read for a long time. Feel free to use the badge I made at the top of this post.
2. Pick a level
~Pixie Dust – Read 0-5 books
~Dust Bunny – Read 5-10 books
~Cobwebs – Read 10-15 books
~Grungy – Read 20+ books
EXTRA CREDIT-Say how long that book has been sitting on your shelf!
3. Link your blog post where you are doing the challenge at the bottom of this post (with the blue button) and then enter the giveaway!

I’ll think big and pick level GRUNGY!! 20+ books
1- The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Jan 2008!)
2- The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy (Jan 2008!)
3- The Salamander Spell by E.D. Baker (March 2008)
4- The Thief by Megan Turner (July 2008)
5- Princess Ben by Catherine Murdock (Jan 2009)
6- Wild Magic by Tamara Pierce (Jan 2009)
7- The Named by Marianne Curley (Jan 2009)
8- Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier (Jan 2009)
9- The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau (April 2009)
10- The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer (June 2009)
11- The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas (July 2009)
12- The Eternal Hourglass by Erica Kirov (July 2009)
13- Love, Stargirl by Jerri Spinelli (Aug 2009)
14- Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (Jan 2010)
15- Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (Feb 2010)
16- The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (May 2010)
17- The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey (May 2010)
18- The Diamond Secret: A retelling of “Anastasia” by Suzanne Weyn (Aug 2010)
19- Poison Study by Maria Snyder (Aug 2010)
20- Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton (Sept 2010)
21- Beyond the Reflection’s Glass by Bryan Davis (Oct 2010)
22- Always Watching by Brandilyn Collins (Oct 2010)
23- Darke by Angie Sage (Oct 2010)
24- Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Durst (Dec 2010)

Wow! That’s just  the books I added in 2010 and earlier. I didn’t even list all of them. I am so excited to have motivations to get some of these read and off my list!

Any of you up for the challenge?