November 12, 2012

Dystopia Reading Challenge 2013

I decided to host a Dystopia Reading Challenge 2013!


Love Dystopian books? Then this is just the right thing for you! If you're as big of a fan as I am of post-apocalyptic dystopia books (and even if your are not) you are welcome to join the challenge!

We will try to read 24 Dystopian books in 2013 as the challenge goal, which means 2 per month, if you would like to read them monthly. You can of course make your own schedule. 2 per month is plenty because it still gives you time to explore and love books from other genres. 

At the end of the year there will also be a giveaway with great prizes!

Rules
> The challenge will run from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Each month will have its own link form so you will be able to share your book reviews. You do not have to review the books you read to participate, but only those who read/reviewed at least one dystopian book will be able to participate in the giveaway (you can track your reading without the reviews with Goodreads, Shelfari etc.).
> Books that count in this challenge must include any form of post-apocalyptic theme (book sites like Goodreads are good sources of genre information). The books must be full-length.
> All formats allowed.
> Rereads allowed.
> It does not matter whether it's a series or a stand-alone book.
> If you are participating, grab the challenge button from below and post it on you blog. You can also make a post with the header (the code is also below). Please include the link back to this post so others will be able to participate as well.
> If you will participate, put the sign-up link to your blog post (about the challenge) or blog (for the button) directly into the linky below. Sign-ups will be open until December 20, 2013.
> You do not have to list your books in advance, go and do as you please. Read as many as you want (you can read more than 24!) and whenever you want, as long as you have fun!
> Info about the giveaway will be available in December 2013.

Levels
Level 1: Recruit (1 to 6 books)
Level 2: Rebel (7 to 12 books)
Level 3: Revolutionist (13 to 18 books)
Level 4: Leader (19+ books)

Each time you reach a new level, you will receive a badge.

If you have any book suggestions you can leave them in the comment sections for me as well as for others or blog about them in you challenge post. Here are some ideas to get you started:





SIGN-UP LINKY
 

Follow th2013 Dystopia Reading Challenge tag for more info!
 
Image credit (edited by me).

140 comments:

  1. You should also read The Selection and the Chemical Garden triology (I don't think the last book's out yet though) if you haven't already :D

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  2. I'm really looking forward to starting this challenge next year! :D

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  3. Thanks for hosting this challenge! Really excited to read some more dystopians next year. :D

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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    1. Thanks for joining us! ;) Hope you'll enjoy it :)

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  4. Awesome challenge! I am definitely participating!

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  5. This is such a great challenge! I can't wait to get started :) xxx

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  6. Hell yah!! Count me in ;-)

    PS: I kind of messes things up so I'm only "Leonor (Ner)" on the form *blushes* Sorry about that :S

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  7. There are definitely quite a few Dystopian books I want to read next year so I'm so excited to participate in this challenge!

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  8. I'm so excited for this! It'll be the first book related set of posts for my blogs, which I'm somewhat embarrassed about, as an English teacher in training. I can't wait to see what everyone else reads!

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  9. I love dystopia! Thanks so much for hosting the challenge!

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  10. This challenge will be a lot of fun!!

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  11. Thanks for hosting this challenge! Dystopia is one of my favorite genres, so this will be awesome!

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  12. I joined the club! I went all crazy with my search for books, but I hope that I can reach my goal. Thanks for hosting! I'm looking forward to it :D

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  13. I'm so excited for this challenge! I haven't participated in any before, but dystopia is probably my favorite genre, so this one seems perfect for me :) Also, that banner is gorgeous!

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  14. I was planning on making this challenge if there's none but I'm glad there's already one! I can't possibly host a challenge. Haha!

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  15. Swipe series by Evan Angler (I read book 2 for Booksneeze and really need to read book 1). Anyway, I LOVE Dystopian books. I'm actually writing a dystopian paranormal romance-ish book right now. Love them! I'm totally in!!

    Megan Wille, author and book blogger :)

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    1. Oh, and also Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (I absolutely loved this book in my high school Humanities class and I can't wait to read it again) Happy reading all!!

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  16. I'm organizing a group read of Naughts & Crosses, by Malorie Blackman in February for my Social Justice Theme Read. I'll be including my review for this challenge of course. :) I was wondering if you have room in your challenge for group read announcements? I thought it might be fun for some of you to join in.

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    1. I'm sorry, I'm not even sure what that is, I'm still a little new to this.
      How about you send me an email on blogoferised @ gmail . com and explain it a little?

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  17. I love the dystopia genre so this is a great challenge for me. Thanks for hosting :)

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  18. This will be my first challenge as a new blogger...looking forward to it.
    New Follower

    Christy
    www.ChristyWrites.com

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  19. This will be so fun. I love dystopians. Than for hosting.

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  20. I'm getting in to Dystopian books, loving this idea!

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  21. I'm in!


    Will it be okay for me to link my reviews from Goodreads? On my blog I write them in portuguese, but on Goodreads I do it in english, so I hope it's okay.

    Nice event, thanks for putting it together. ^___^

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    1. Of course you can link to GR reviews ;) as long as you read (you don't even have to review ;))

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  22. sound fun. I'm in but... usually i don't do my reviews in english. It's that a problem?

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    1. No, it's not a problem at all ;)
      Thanks for joining us :)

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  23. I can't wait to get started on this challenge :D
    I just wanted to check that each novel in a series will count as a separate book?

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    1. Yes, if a series has 5 books in it, that's 5 read books for you :)
      Enjoy!

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  24. Congratulations for the idea, can wait to start

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  25. I can't wait to start this challenge. I have a list of books already in my mind

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  26. This is such an amazing idea for a Challenge. Thanks for hosting!

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  27. Really love reading this type of genre....there are such great books to choose.

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  28. This challenge is so awesome! I love dystopia too :D

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    1. http://sarrod22.blogspot.com/2012/12/dystopian-reading-challenge-2013.html

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    2. Linky is back up so you can post the link there :) Thanks for joining us!

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  30. Looking forward to this challenge. Hoping I can read all 24!

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  31. So looking forward to the challenge!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. Brilliant idea...! Can't wait for it to get started :)
    Cdee @ Read and Review x

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  33. I am joining and hoping to be a recruit.

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  34. I'm looking forward to this. Dystopia Rocks!!

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  35. I'm in and ready to leap through word worlds. Thanks for hosting ;-)

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    1. Crap, posted the wrong link: http://uncorkedthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/dystopia-reading-challenge-2013.html haha sorry!

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    2. No worries, found it just as well :) Welcome ;)

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  37. Challenge accepted! lol :P I might even aim for leader! :P
    ~Ruby at http://feedmebooksnow.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Both myself and my daughter have decided to join your challenge, we have been blogging since August 2011 and this will be our first challenge that we have entered.

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  39. I will join this one too but at recruit level (although it is possible the I will read more) *_*

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  40. Can't wait to participate, thanks for hosting!

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  41. Ooooh, I love dystopian fiction and can't wait to participate! Thanks for hosting! One question:. I have a quick question first. I started a cozy mystery last month, which I'm a few chapter in, would it qualify for this challenge? I know the dates run from Jan-Dec 2013, but some challenges will accept a book started in 2013 if started in the previous year. If necessary I'll just reread those chapters. :D

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    1. As long as you finish in 2013, it's okay ;) But does it qualify as a dystopia as well? Because if it doesn't, you can't post it under here.

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    2. Thanks for the reply. Yes, it absolutely qualifies for Dystopian, so I'm glad I can include it for this challenge.

      Well, it's The Passage...I'm almost 100% positive it qualifies. You can let me know if it doesn't.

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    3. I looked at it and it's okay, it qualifies :) Happy reading ;)

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  42. I'm looking forward to this challenge! I'm off to set up my post now. ;)

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  43. Hey this is the first time I've been to your blog and I absolutely love your name! I wish I had come up with a cool name like that but I totally drew a blank on that day. Anyhow, I decided to join up on this challenge. I'm really looking forward to it!

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  44. Looking forward to the challenge! =] A friend suggested it to me and I thinks he was right, this is going to be fun!

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  45. I am very happy I found this challenge. I love Dystopia and Post Apocalyptic books. Thanks for hosting it. This is going to be a fun challenge.

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  46. Looking forward to this challenge! Dystopia has become a favorite of mine over the past year! Can't wait to see what ever one else will be reading!

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  47. Looking forward to this challenge so much this year. :) Having the incentive to read more dystopian novels is a win-win for me.

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  48. Great idea! Enjoy the challenge

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  49. I'm looking forward to this challenge. I am in the mood for some good dystopia.

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  50. So excited to start this challenge! Thanks for hosting!

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  51. My first Dystopian challenge ^_^ I've gained an amazing amount of interest in dystopian fiction since I'm doing that genre for my Research Studies.

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    1. Oh, and do delete an extra link with http://shinigamimika.blogspot.sg/ because I submitted the wrong blog link without thinking --" Both the name entries would have "Mika". The correct one should have http://xxscarlett.blogspot.sg/. Thank you ^_^

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  52. Awesome, awesome challenge! 'xcited to be a part of it! Good luck all--

    ~V

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  53. I'm kind of Dystopia obsessed this sounds like great fun! Thanks.

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  54. I just found this challenge and I'm bummed that it's too late to sign up :( I think I'll still do it unofficially though, since dystopia is one of my favorite sub-genres!

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  55. I love dystopian novels. I look forward to a great year in reading :D

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    1. I send you the first one in the next linky, but for others you'll have to tell me yourself. After reaching level 2 send me an email ;)

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  57. I was wondering how to get the badges? I've read a couple books so far. When do I get a badge? Loving the challenge. Happy reading!

    Megan @ Megz Madd Readz

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    1. As mentioned before, I send them myself. I posted first one in February linky and for the rest each of you needs to send email.

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  59. participating
    I loved the idea!
    http://vampleitores.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. Thanks for joining us! Have a great time :)

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  61. You are super cool - this is brilliant!

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  62. I may have already commented under my other profile, but I am definitely in am posting on my site now!

    Jen @ BookwormCastle

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  63. Hi!

    I love dystopias and look forward to participating! Quick question though - I always saw dystopias as a world that's not ours, and not just post-apocalyptic, necessarily. Does this mean books like Noughts and Crosses (by Malorie Blackman) don't count?

    Thanks!

    Kayleigh

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    1. A lot of people read it for the challenge and Goodreads says it's dystopia as well so it counts ;)

      Enjoy the challenge, thanks for joining us!

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    2. Awesome, thanks! Just wanted to check :-). Great challenge by the way!

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  64. Ill be joining this ! :D thanks for this!

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  65. This is very cool! Just linked up my blog!!! Thanks for hosting this!!

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  66. Sorry I double posted, the first link wasn't working!

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  67. I added my blog - ''cool vanilla skies" before but i changed it to "three blank pages"

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  68. This is really helping with my getting-to-read-more-dystopian. Thanks for hosting!

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  69. I'm accidentally at 190 and 191 but the real one is 191. Looking forward to accomplishing some of my dystopian books!

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  70. I'm participating in this challenge! :)

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  71. Hi... I am also participating in the challenge. Hoping to be a Recruit. I have already started off this year with a few dystopian novels but would like to read a few more :)

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  72. Hello, I am participating in the adventure!

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  73. I am participating! I would like to get to at least Level 3 but we'll see!

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  74. Hello.... I read 8 books so far. There are some distinctive level Rebel?

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  75. This is an awesome challenge hosted by you – one of my favorite bloggers. My only wish is that I would have known about it sooner (I'm totally going to kill it in 2014)!

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  76. Great challenge wish I'd found this before, Im at 15 books already (revolutionist) will list them soon on my blog but they are all on book review pages.
    Great blog too and thanks for hosting.x

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  77. Will you be doing this one for 2014? Sounds fun, but I didn't know about it until now and don't want to start so late.

    Thanks,
    Jamie

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  78. I am creating a challange for 2014 that share similar themes with you Dystopia Reading Challenge and borrowed your list of rules with adaptations. It is not copied straight off but it is very similar. You covered all the bases and put it in such a good way. I haven't hit published yet so if you're not okay with this, please let me know!

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    1. Sorry I was unclear, It is *not* a dystopian challange but more of a "Choose a category/genre outside your comfort zone and read it"-kind of challenge. I'll be reading 20 classics for a year. Anybody else that joins will read whatever category of books they feel is out of their comfort zone but that they want to learn to love.

      You can check it out and see if there is anything you want me to change :)

      http://debscrazyobsession.wordpress.com/challenges/birthday-through-birthday-challenge-classics/

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  79. Totally up for this! I'm sure that with my love for reading dystopians this challenge will be a piece of cake!

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  80. Love dystopian books! will be signing up for the 2014 challenge :)

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  81. I'm in for sure. Super excited about this.. and a challenge I can actually complete!

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