2014 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge Sign-Up

2014 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 Fatin at Romance Book Maven, and is now hosted by The Book Vixen.

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

Reading Challenge Details:

  • Runs January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 (books read prior to 1/1/2014 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime before 9/30/2014. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to read 10 contemporary romance novels. Books that qualify for this challenge can be young adult, new adult, or adult. Books can be M/F, M/M, or F/F. Books must be a work of fiction (sorry, nonfiction does not qualify for this challenge). 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 (print, 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.
  • To join this challenge, grab the 2014 Contemporary Romance 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, LibraryThing, BookLikes, Libib, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2014 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.


I have decided to forgo the review link-up for 2014. If you plan to review the books you read for this challenge, link them up in your 2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge post.

Sign Up Here:

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  1. sounds like fun thanks I am looking for new challenges to participate in next year, and Contemp, Romance is one of my weak points.

  2. I plan on reading more contemp in 2014 so of course I'm signing up for this one again. I did the 10 this year. I'm going for double in 2014.

  3. I saw Jennifer's post and decided to jump in! I am looking forward to it. I will Challenge myself to an even dozen.

  4. Looking forward to this challenge as well.

  5. Love this challenge ! I signed up.
    Natalie w

  6. This looks great! I'm in! Thanks for hosting this great challenge again. ♥

  7. I saw Steph's post and am hopping in too. :)

  8. I'm so in. Already joined and challenged myself.

  9. I saw the link on Romance University and look forward to a reason to read more Jill Shalvis and Kristan Higgins as well as find new contemporary authors also. Sounds fun.

  10. Both of us at Bachelors & Bombshells Book Reviews are taking the challenge this year -- I've just finished my 11th (some of them were shorties) and Runell is close behind! Such a great challenge. I can't wait to read more and see everyone's lists. Interested in seeing what we've read so far? Check out: http://goo.gl/mcqRry

    1. That's great that you've already complete the challenge! Just remember that novellas count, so as long as they are at least 100 pages long ;)

  11. All done! with this challenge anyway! http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2014-reading-challenges
    I went for 12 books.
    1. Thrown by Colette Auclair. Simon & Schuster/Pocket Star, released 12/2013, 384 pages.
    my review (active link on 1/5/14)
    2. Full Throttle by Erin McCarthy, Penguin Berkley, 12/2013, 304 Pages my review (active from 1/11/14)
    3. The Fireman Who Loved Me: Jennifer Bernard: Harper Collins/Avon 4/2012 Review
    4. The Wedding Favor by Cora Connelly, Avon, 12/2013 review
    5. Bounty by Elise Sax Self Published 1/15 review (1/31)
    6. Seduced by Fire by Tara Sue Me March 4 Review Feb 2.
    7. Complete Me by J. Kenner Review Feb. 4
    8. The Expert’s Guide to Driving a Man Wild by Jessica Clare Review 2/8
    9. The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton REVIEW 2/9
    10. The Redhead Revealed by Alice Clayton Review up on the 14th
    11. THE REDHEAD PLAYS HER HAND by Alice CLayton, Review o the 2/15
    12. Clipped Wings, by Helena Hunting REVIEW 2/21
    13. Colter’s Gift by Maya Banks Review 2/20

    1. Great job!! I'm totally going thru the books you read to add more to my TBR list :)

  12. Completed!

    1. One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy
    2. Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy
    3. All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey
    4 .The Valentine’s Arrangement by Kelsie Leverich
    5. My Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper
    6. All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey
    7. Love a Little Sideways by Shannon Stacey
    8. Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy
    9. Dating Dr. Notorious by Donna McDonald
    10. Feel the Rush by Kelsie Leverich

    I stopped counting once I hit 10 but I know I've read more than 10.

    1. I <3 Shannon Stacey's series. I haven't read anything by Monica Murphy. I need to check out her books.

      Kudos on completing the challenge!


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