Are You Ready to be Challenged?

You may already know that this year we will be following our Reading Challenges over on our GoodReads group so that we can actually interact with you all.  That doesn’t mean you can’t still post an update on your blog, but we invite you to join in the discussion and share your lists there.  Are you ready to see what we have planned?

Just like our Immortals/Paranormal themed reading challenge, this year we are offering a Contemporary Romance option for all your book junkies who think fictional boyfriends can be super nova hot without the fangs or the fur. If you’re like us at UTC, you go crazy for Contemporary heroes whether they be rock stars, cowboys, billionaires, bikers or hot jocks! If you want to celebrate with us, here’s what you’ll need to know:

1. The Real Men Do It Better Reading Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. You can join at anytime from now and throughout the year. This is a 2014 challenge, so books read before January 1 will not count to your progress.

2. You pick your goal! Read as many books as you’d like for each category. This means that you can do just one category or all five or a combination of. The choice depends on you and your reading pace.

*We have chosen to have a three book per category as a standard. However, if this is a breeze for you, then feel free to tackle on the additional bonus entries of two more books of the same level. Also, if you’re tired of reading one particular trope, such as billionaires, fear not! You can trade that in for something more to your taste.

3. As this is a Contemporary Romance challenge, we won’t allow any books that have any paranormal/fantasy elements included, even if they fit under the other categories. The books must be set in a Contemporary setting. However, we accept genres such as Contemporary New Adult, Contemporary Erotic Romance and Contemporary M/M in this challenge.

4. Re-reads are acceptable.

5. Books chosen can be of any genre.

6. To participate, all you have to do is join our Goodreads book club, The League of Lusty Ladies and check in with updates on your progress regularly on the 2014 Real Men Do It Better Reading Challenge thread. That’s it!

Every month during 2014 we will make an effort to update on how you’re doing with your challenge. We hope you’ll join us!

Category 1: Bikers
Read any THREE books with bikers as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with bikers

Category 2: Billionaires
Read any THREE books with billionaires as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with billionaires

Category 3: Rock stars
Read any THREE books with rock stars as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with rock stars

Category 4: Hot Jocks
Read any THREE books with hot jocks as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with hot jocks

Category 5: Cowboys
Read any THREE books with cowboys as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with cowboys

Sign Up for this Challenge Here

Vampires, angels, demons, werewolves and fae. If you can’t pick a favourite, then that’s okay!

At UTC, we love them all! So let’s celebrate our love for all things immortal with 2014’s Immortal Reading Challenge.

Here’s the rundown:
1. The Immortals Reading Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. You can join at anytime from now and throughout the year. This is a 2014 challenge, so books read before January 1 will not count to your progress.

2. You pick your goal! Read as many books as you’d like for each species. This means that you can do just one category or all five or a combination of. The choice depends on you and your reading pace.

*We have chosen to have a three book per species standard. However, if this is a breeze for you, then feel free to tackle on the additional bonus entries of two more books of the same level.

3. Re-reads are acceptable.

4. Books chosen can be of any genre.

5. To participate, all you have to do is join our Goodreads book club, The League of Lusty Ladies and check in with updates on your progress regularly on the 2014 Immortals Reading Challenge thread. That’s it!

Every month during 2014 we will make an effort to update on how you’re doing with your challenge. We hope you’ll join us!

Category 1: Vampires
Read any THREE books with vampires as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with vampires

Category 2: Angels and Demons
Read any THREE books with angels and/or demons as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with angels and/or demons

Category 3: Fae and Magic
Read any THREE books with Fae/Witches as the main characters
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books on Fae/Witches.

Category 4: Shifters/Werewolves
Read any THREE books with shifters or werewolves as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books on shifters or werewolves.

Sign Up for this Challenge Here

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JANUARY CHALLENGE

I wanted to try something different and fun this year. Every month we will be having these challenges so you can sign up one month and give it a try. Here’s how this will work.

1. Sign Ups are open until January 1 for this first round. You sign up by commenting below that you want to participate.

2. Once sign ups are closed I will take all the names and randomly pair you guys up.

3. After you are assigned a partner, you will work on a list of three (3) book recommendations for that person following our rules. Those are to be posted here.

4. Your partner will pick one of the three recs and read that book during the month of January.

5. You will obviously have your own 3 books to choose from to read for the month.

RULES (I will change these randomly every month)

1. Most important. You will have a week after being assigned a partner to give your recommendations.

2. Always try to look at your partner’s shelves to make sure you are not recommending a book they’ve read already or a genre they don’t read. It helps if your profile is set to public so if your partner isn’t your friend they can see your books. (Or you can become friends!)

3. This month your three recs will be:
a) Book from your partner’s TBR with a HOT cover
b) Book one in a series your partner wants to start reading
c) An awesome rec that your partner doesn’t have in their TBR yet.

So that’s the rules. You have a few days to sign up. Partners will be announced on January 1. And book recs will have to be posted by January 10 the latest. You will have until January 31 to read one book from your 3 choices.

Sign Up for this Challenge Here

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Timitra

I’m so looking forward to this 🙂

Sophia Rose

I’m already signed up and I can’t wait. Thanks for offering these.

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