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My very FIRST Reading Challenge

I have been seeing Reading Challenges everywhere, but couldn't decide which one to choose as my very FIRST one to participate in. Well...I just found it while visiting MJ @ Creative Madness! Woo-Hoo!!

Here it is:

Challenge Requirements:

1- Challenge will start Friday, November 20 and will end Thursday, December 31.

2- You can read anywhere from 1 to 5 books for the challenge and, of course, if you're like me, you are more than welcome to surpass that number.

3- And now, here's the clincher... they must be holiday related books. That's right, the holiday doesn't really matter, but it would be more "jolly" if your choices were Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.

4- The size of the book does not matter, nor does the genre. It is also okay for the book to overlap with other challenges. The only thing I ask is that they are not children's books. YA is okay. And so are re-reads. I for one tend to read the same books every Christmas - they are tradition.

5- To sign up - leave a link back to your challenge post (click link). There will also be a post for review links as well as one for challenge wrap-ups.

6- And.... there will be goodies. That's right, we'll call them presents. At the end of every week that the challenge is running I will choose one winner from the review links and I will allow them to pick a book of their choosing (of course, I will provide a list). Meaning the more books you read, review and link up, the more chances you have at winning a "present".

Here's a tentative list of books I hope to read
during the challenge:
(In no particular order ~ I may not read ALL of these,
but this is the list I will be choosing from)

Struckthrough = I've read

* The Christmas Dog by Melody Carlson (reviewing for Revell)
(my review)
* The Unfinished Gift by Dan Walsh (reviewing for Revell)
(my review)
* Santa, Honey by Kate Angell, Sandra Hill & Joy Nash (my review)
* Christmas Homecoming by Debby Mayne, Paige Winship Dooly,
Elizabeth Godard & Elizabeth Ludwig
* The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall
* Wild West Christmas by Kathleen Y'Barbo, Lena Nelson
Dooley, Darlene Franklin & Vickie McDonough
(my review)
* One ImPerfect Christmas by Myra Johnson
* It Happened One Night by Lisa Dale (ARC version)
*A Cowboy Christmas by Janette Kenny

I'm so excited...I can't wait to get started! I've already noted the starting date on my calendar, so I won't forget (like that's possible!). If you enjoy reading Holiday-themed books, be sure to sign up to join in the fun. I hope to be reading your reviews soon! :)


  1. Sounds like A LOT of fun, Lori!! I can't wait for the SH Xmas books to be out. There are already a couple out and it's SO exciting!!!

    Sorry I haven't been around, but as you might have saw in my most recent blog post. I really have not had the time. I've been home like 25 minutes every night to eat before heading back to school for the musical. I also sleep at home, but that doesn't count : D Anyway, the musical wrapped up last night, so I'll probably be dropping in much more regularly, like I used to.
    Talk to you later!

  2. Ohhh sounds like fun!!!! Good luck with it!!!

    xoxo~ Renee

  3. Thanks for joining the challenge Lori! You have a great selection there.. I might just have to steal some of those for myself. I'll be on the lookout for your reviews.

    Happy Reading!

  4. So glad you're joining up! Those look like great reads and can't wait to see your reviews! Happy Holidays! And yes, Deezel is a sweetie!!!