2013 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge Sign-Up

2013 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge was originally created and hosted by Pearl’s World of Romance, then was passed on to Romance Book Maven. Due to time constraints, Fatin asked if I would host the reading challenge and I’m honored to do so. I’m keeping the details pretty much the same as to when Pearl and Fatin hosted the challenge, though I did make a requirement that the book be at least 100 pages in length or longer to qualify.

I enjoy reading this genre and I’m always looking for new authors and books to read. And here’s your chance to join me.

 

Reading Challenge Details:

  • Runs January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 (books read prior to 1/1/2013 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to read at least 10 contemporary romance novels. As per Pearl’s original post:

    “by contemporary romance I mean straight contemporary, so without paranormal, fantasy or time-travel elements. Sexy, steamy contemporaries are eligible and so are category romances. (i.e. Harlequin Blaze, Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Super Romances, Silhouette Desires, etc.).”

    I’m going to elaborate on this a bit just for the sake of clarification: Books read for this challenge can be young adult, new adult, or adult. This reading challenge is specifically for romances between a hero and a heroine. Romances with the following elements do not qualify for this reading challenge: paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller.
  • Books can be any format (bound, ebook, audio).
  • Novellas that are at least 100 pages in length, as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • 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 can track your progress on Goodreads or LibraryThing.

Sign Up Here:

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15 comments:

  1. How fun!! Cant wait to start this challenge.

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  2. Would love to join challenge , I'm not sure how...my email is naneemcgee@aol.com

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    1. All you have to do is create a blog post or a shelf on Goodreads, to track the books you read for the challenge, and link back here on the linky (in the post, not in the comments).

      Hope that helps :)

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  3. Hey! I love the idea, but I have a couple of questions.
    1. By 'steamy' are we thinking erotic nature too or just some smut?
    2. By 'straight contemporary' we're thinking of the genders of the partners or does it mean more like clearly contemporary i.e. without those elements listed?

    Thanks :)

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    1. Very good questions!

      1. I'm going to say that 'erotic' does not qualify for this reading challenge. I believe there was an erotic romance specific reading challenge out there; I'm just not sure if it's still active. Smut is okay but if the book is labeled as an 'erotic romance' then no, it wouldn't count for this challenge.

      2. I don't have the answer to this yet. It's not quite clear in the description (which I copied from the original challenge when it first debuted) so I'm trying to get in contact with the original challenge creator to get her thoughts. But it doesn't seem like she's been online in the past couple of months, so I think I'm going to have to make a decision on it. Give me a few days to ponder this over ;)

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    2. Trust me to look into the nooks of what things mean, hehe.
      Well then, all the more reason to stalk your place and see what you decide on.

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    3. Oh man. No erotic romance. This will be a challenge for me. LOL

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    4. For this challenge, romances between a hero and a heroine qualify.

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    1. Smut is okay but if the book is labeled as an 'erotic romance' then no, it wouldn't count for this challenge.

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  5. Thanks for hosting this challenge! After reading Pushing the Limits last year I can't wait to read more Contemporary!

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  6. Thanks for hosting this challenge :) I am signed up.

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  7. I'm participating! Thanks for hosting the challenge!

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  8. One question. Is anthology book qualify? Thanks!

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    1. So as long as the anthology is contemporary romance and you read at least 100 pages, it counts.

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