SIGN-UP: 2012 Men in Uniform Reading Challenge

Who doesn’t love a man in uniform? I sure do! And I love reading about them too. They’re hot, resourceful and they’re always well equipped. Winking smile Do you like reading books featuring men in uniform too? If so, then this is the reading challenge for you!


2012 Men in Uniform Reading Challenge
hosted by The Book Vixen

2012 Men in Uniform Reading Challenge


  • Runs January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012 (books read prior to 1/1/12 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to read as many novels that feature men in inform as you’d like. It can be a policeman, firefighter, paramedic, doctor, veterinarian,  Army, Navy, Marine Corp., etc. – As long as the leading man wears some sort of uniform, it counts. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.
  • Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • Grab the reading challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you could track your progress on Goodreads or LibraryThing.


     Sergeant – Read 1–5 men in uniform novels  
     Lieutenant – Read 6–10 men in uniform novels  
     Captain – Read 11–15 men in uniform novels    
     Chief – Read 16+ men in uniform novels

Not sure where to begin? Check out here and here for some suggestions Winking smile

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  1. This sounds like a fun challenge. I do love me some men in uniform. And I've got the perfect book to start off with which I'll be saving for the first of the year.

  2. Help! I put the widget on my page. There are two identical graphics that show up. The first goes nowhere and the second comes here. Neither shows an area for a book count.

    I want to change the blog site to use on your page. How do I do so?

  3. @Susan F.

    Hmm, that's weird. I copied the code in the 'grab box' and tried it on my test blog and it worked just fine. Only one graphic shows up and it takes me back to this page.

    Not sure what you mean about 'an area for a book count'...are you referring to a progress bar?

  4. @The Book Vixen

    Progress bar is what I meant :-P

    This is where I put the code:

    Any help is appreciated!

  5. @Susan F.

    Did you see the tutorial I did on progress bars? The code for the bars is in that post.

    If you still need help, send me an email with the code that you're using. (click on the email icon on the left side bar to send me an email)

  6. This sounds like a fun challenge, I'm looking forward to it!

  7. I can't wait to start in 2012. Im going to be doing the Chief level!! YAY

  8. Do lawyers count? I have loads of books with them to be read.

    Anyway really excited about this challenge :)

  9. @theliteraryshack

    Since lawyers do not wear uniforms, I'd say no. But that would make for a good reading challenge :)

  10. I'm shooting for "Chief" status. Since I read cozy mysteries, it will be a bit of a challenge to find leading men in uniform!

    Ellie Oberth

  11. I'm doing 1 because I read cozies, too and 1 is a challenge to find a leading man in uniform. (That'll be fun to find!) I'm also doing a bunch of challenges so...

  12. I resubmitted my signup, as the original website I posted wouldn't take the link. I put it as a status on my facebook page, since I don't have a regular blog.

  13. Does the men in uniform challenge have its own facebook page? Might be a good way to share book suggestions.

  14. @Susan F.

    No FB page. You're more than welcome to share suggestions in this comments thread. There are 2 links for book suggestions in this post ;)

  15. I'm going for the Chief. I just love a man in uniform. Will "fictional" uniforms count? What I mean are the 1s in paranormal books. ( Immortal Ops) ex.

  16. I just signed up for this challenge too! I too LOVE a man in uniform :)

  17. Quick question. For the military guys - does he need to be currently in uniform, or does former military count too, especially if it is a part of the story line?

    1. The guy should currently wear a uniform.

    2. Thanks. That's what I thought, but I wanted to be sure.


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