Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wishlist Challenge 2013

Last year the Wishlist Challenge was hosted by Judith at Leeswammes. I had so much fun with the 2012 edition that gave me that extra push to allow me to read books that I actually wanted to read for a while. This year Judith asked me if I wanted to organise it, so here it is! Thank you Judith!

Here is the challenge (shameless copy-paste from last year):

Read 12 books (one for every month of the year) that you would like to read, but don’t already have on your shelves. 

1. The challenge runs from January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013.

2. You are to read 12 books from your current wishlist. If you don’t have a list anywhere, write down books that you are eager to read, that you don’t own yet, and choose 12 books off that list.

3. If you can’t find a book that’s on your wishlist (your library doesn’t have it, or you don’t want/can’t buy it) then you can use another book. But: you are not allowed to include any NEWLY added books for this challenge. So, whatever your list is now, that’s it. I.e. you can’t read amazing things about a book on someone else’s blog, decide you want to read it, then read it for the Wishlist Challenge. The opposite is true: you want to read something for the Wishlist Challenge, so you go to your wishlist, find a book that was on that wishlist before January 1st, 2013, and read it for the challenge.

4. You can overlap with other challenges, as long as you read books that were on your wishlist before January 1st, 2013.

5. Sign up here by leaving a comment with a link to your announcement post for this challenge.

6. When you’ve read your 12 books, come back here and leave a comment with a link to your final post about the challenge. Make sure you’ve done this by January 15th, 2014.


Okay so here is my own list for now. But I know myself, I will switch it up ;) My books come from my Wishlist on Goodreads (which currently has 250 books on it!).

1. Unravel me - Tahereh Mafi
2. Reached - Ally Condie
3. The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom - Read
4. Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher - Read
5. Insurgent - Veronica Roth
6. Whats Left of Me - Kat Zhang
7. Across the Universe - Beth Revis - Currently Reading
8. Through the Ever Night - Veronica Rossi - Read
9. Requiem - Lauren Oliver
10. Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
11. Kobato vol. 5 - CLAMP
12. Kobato vol. 6 - CLAMP

There is an overkill of dystopia on here, I know. But I started a lot of series in 2012 and I really want to read the sequels or finish the series this year. Same goes for Kobato, which is manga. Those are the last two of the series :) I might use this month to add Dutch books from another wishlist on my phone, but for now this is it.

I hope everyone will have a lot of fun with the challenge :) I am looking forwards to seeing your lists!


  1. Beautiful button for the challenge! I'm glad you're taking over and that you found it so useful last year. I failed miserably so I'm not even going to try again...

    Have fun with the challenge!

  2. good day, cynni! here's my announcement post. can't wait to start it. =)

  3. Thank you for hosting! I didn't do very well with this challenge this year, however, I'm hoping to do better in 2013.

  4. Great challenge! Here's my sign-up post:

  5. I'm in!

  6. I've been looking for a challenge just like this! Yay My sign-up post

  7. Here is my sign-up post:

    I look forward to this challenge.

  8. This sounds like the perfect challenge from me, I have 114 books on my wishlist! Plus I have a tendency not to buy books from my wishlist.

    My link is here.

  9. I am very happy to be here taking part in this challenge. Here is the post link:

  10. Your list looks great! I loved 4, 5, and 10. :)

    My wishlist is two notebooks long, and I need to make a dent in it, so I'm so glad you're running this challenge! Here is my sign-up post:

  11. Your list looks great! My wishlist is two whole notebooks long, and I need to make a dent in it. Here is my sign-up post. Thanks for doing this!

  12. My site/blog are currently being revamped, so I have no introductory post, but I did pin on my Reading Challenges pinboard, with the list of what my wishlist books for the next year. :)

  13. This look fun!

  14. Thank you for hosting this -- I am trying again this year. My starting post is here:

  15. Woo Hoo! Count me in! My Amazon wishlists are ridiculous! My sign up post is here:

  16. Count me in too.

  17. Count me in too.

  18. I would love to participate! This is such a fun idea!

  19. This looks like it will be a lot of fun. I posted below and can't wait to participate.

  20. This is a very interesting challenge and I'd love to participate. The announcement post is

    But I'm keeping count on this other page.

  21. This sounds like a lovely challenge. I am sure I am going to have lots of fun. I hope you enjoy reading Kobato. It's my favourite manga (and anime) of all time. It's has a beautiful story and amazing art. I would love to hear what you think of it when you finish the series. It's nice to know a fellow manga lover.

    Announcement post:

  22. I was able to complete this successfully last year. I am glad you are hosting it this year. Thanks. Here's my sign-up post:

  23. Great challenge! Here's my sign-up post -

  24. I'm in. Desperately need this!

  25. Count me in! Glad I can crossover with another challenge, as I have also pledged to read library books. This challenge should get me off my duff and reading those books that I have always wanted to read! Here is my list! Thanks for hosting!

  26. Awesome challenge! I have so many books on my wishlist that I need to read. Here's my list/sign up post:

  27. I can't believe I forgot to comment after entering. I really like the idea of this challenge so I entered it! I have a lot of books on my wish list. You can find the list here:
    The challenge button is beautiful by the way ;)

  28. This is a great idea for a challenge.
    Blog: Bible Fascination

  29. Thanks for the pleasure of your e-mails, not to mention the possibility of postcards / pamphlets from the Netherlands!

    I am joining this reading theme with my blog, "RIEDEL FASCINATION", at the following post.

  30. I guess I never really posted on here that I was joining up. Here's my original post. Here's my page where I update my progress.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  31. Is there a review page? Please e-mail with the URL. Warmly, Carolyn.

  32. Happy winter everyone! Is there a review page? If not, I'll put them here. I have something to tell all of you. I have launched 3 reading themes of my own! They're new and everyone is welcome to sign-up.

  33. “The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax”, Dorothy Gilman, 1966
    “Casting Spells”, Barbara Bretton, 2008
    “Laced With Magic”, Barbara Bretton, 2009
    “Spun By Sorcery”, Barbara Bretton, 2010
    “In A Witch's Wardrobe”, Juliet Blackwell, 2012
    “Room With A Clue”, Kate Kingsbury, 1993
    “Too Many Ghosts”, Paul Gallico, 1959
    “Haunting Jordan”, P.J. Alderman, 2009
    “Homicide In Hardcover”, Kate Carlisle, 2009
    “Aunt Dimity's Good Deed” , Nancy Atherton, 1994

    See my whole post. :)

  34. Here's my wrapup post: Thanks for hosting, this was a great idea!

  35. Happy new year everybody! Here are the last wish list novels to share with you. My triad of new challenges I wrote about, are premiering February 1st. You're all invited to be my guests! Carolyn, 'RIEDEL Fascination'.

    “Spells And Stitches” Barbara Bretton, 2011
    “A Dream Of Unicorns” Marion Naismith, 1968

    My participation post is here.