2012 Fantasy Challenge

Published November 23, 2011 by caitlinnicoll

It has come to my attention recently that there are roughly eleventy billion fantasy books out there that I have not read. To combat this, I’ve decided to create a reading challenge, because I always do better when I hold myself accountable. So, who wants to join me?

the fantasy reading challenge will run from January 1st, 2012 – December 31st, 2012. Sign up begins today and lasts until February 1st, 2012.

If science fiction is more to your tastes, I will also be doing a sci-fi challenge. Details will be posted tomorrow.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1. Sign up with the link below. If you don’t have a blog, you can link your Goodreads  account.

2. Grab the image on the left for your site.

3. Choose your level.

4. Leave a comment letting me know what level you’ve chosen.

Challenge Levels:

Hobbit: 5 books

Elf: 10 books

Vampire Slayer: 15 books

Wizard: 30 books

Brothers Grimm: 50 books

Dragonrider: 75 books

Curse Breaker: 100 books

Titan: 130+ books

More info: the books you choose can be in any sub-genre of fantasy, and can be adult, YA, or MG. Comics and graphic novels also count.

If you need suggestions, click here.

Alternate Challenges:

1. Read only high/epic fantasy

2. Read only urban fantasy

3. Read only historical fantasy

4. If you normally read adult, read only YA/ MG; or vice versa

5. Include at least 5 debut authors

6. Read only books based of myths/legends/ fairytales

I’m going to try for the Brother’s Grimm level; 50 books. I might shoot for Dragonrider.

What level are you going for? Do you have any great fantasy suggestions?


28 comments on “2012 Fantasy Challenge

  • I think I’ll join in. I’m already on a quest to read the most popular and influential fantasy from the beginning of the modern fantasy genre to today. This will fit right in. But I think I’ll only shoot for Brothers Grimm. I’m still trying to do more writing than reading. 😉

  • “Eleventy billion fantasy books”? The last time I check, the numbers were in the magicillions. Guess I better join. I’m opting for Brother Grimm, but will probably end up as a Curse Breaker. We’ll see.

    Grabbing the button (you’ll find it at Magaly’s Blog Circle, in m scroll box). I’ll blog about it soon 😉

  • I mentioned on one of the A-Z posts about if it was possible for me to do the challenge unofficially maybe? I love fantasy so it would be great to make me read alot more than I usually do! I’ll link back to here from my sidebar if that’s ok. I’ve already read 10 fantasy books this year so I’ll aim for Wizard level or something between that and Brothers Grimm. I have alot of Terry Pratchett books to read and I want to start Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series too!

  • AHA!!
    It has taken me since the 11th Feb to find this challenge again after finding it originally and deciding against it but I did it! Yay! Hello!

    Hobbit I can do. Elf might be a struggle so I’ll go for Elf and stick it on my challenges page. *dances* Getting back to fantasy as soon as I can so this will be a great challenge for me.

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