Reading Romances Challenge 2012

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The Reading Romances Challenge is not about the amount of books you read, but the variety of titles you’ll have read when the challenge is over! Our goal is to read a bit of everything related to romance and open our minds to new genres we wouldn’t usually read.

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. The 2012 Reading Romances Challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 – Dec 31, 2012.
  2. Anyone can join, you don’t need to have a blog. Feel free to sign-up in the comments – you can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, Librarything, Shelfari etc).
  3. I’ll post a list of romance sub-genres and a few cool themes for you to choose from each month (you can read all of them or just a couple).
  4. You can list your books before reading them (by leaving a comment on the post with the topics for that month) or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, don’t feel obligated to read them, changes are welcomed!
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the Reading Romances Challenge. If you don’t have a blog, please link it to the page where you post your reviews (Goodreads, Shelfari, Amazon etc).
  6. You don’t have to participate every month, but please try to!
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  • I will never tell you to read one specific author, but I might suggest a few titles and authors to give you some ideas.
  • You can read the same author more than once and the books can be old or new, but they must be read during the course of the challenge.
  • Books used in this challenge may be used in other challenges.
  • Books can be in any format – paper, audio, ebook.
  • Post the button to post on your sidebar, this way others can find their way back to this post and join in the fun!

At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews for that month. If you forget, feel free to add your reviews in the following month. It can be something simple and short, please don’t worry about it!

There will also be random giveaways during the year for everyone who is actively participating on the challenge. There might be special giveaway by the end of the year for those who read all (or most of) the topics during each month . If you are an author and want to contribute with prizes, please contact me.


Sign up for the 2012 Reading Romances Challenge! Please use the direct URL to the post where you state that you’ll participate in the challenge.

Leave a comment


  1. Count me in! Got my blog post up and signed up.:-)

  2. I am in!! Awesome!!!

  3. I’m in

  4. Sounds like a fun challenge, I just signed up.

  5. Nat-I’m very interested but I have a question. Can you e-mail me privately? (Whenever you have a minute)

  6. Rachel Hunt

     /  November 24, 2011

    So excited to sign up! Thanks!

  7. I’m in.:)
    I’m yet to get active with reviews on my blog so posting my Goodreads link
    And here’s my blog link:)

    BTW do you have a badge for blogs… How do I get it. Would love to add it to my blog.

  8. Morphidae

     /  November 24, 2011

    I’ll participate. I don’t know what website to put in though. I post my reviews in LibraryThing.

  9. Sounds like fun! I’m in.

  10. Hi, I would love to join. Can you email me the code for your challenge button and the list of the Genre’s we can read for the challenge. Can we read PNR aswell? Can’t find a list on the challenge blog, my computer won’t let me view all of your blog at the moment. :0(
    My Blog:
    (Followers always welcome)
    Thanks x
    Midnight Marie

  11. Can’t wait to get started

  12. Hi, I’d love to donate a book for the challenge. Please let me know how:)

  13. I’m so down for this!!!!😀

  14. Blog post up and ready! I’m in:)
    Thanks for doing this.

  15. Morphidae

     /  December 16, 2011

    When are we going to find out what January’s challenge is going to be? I need to be able to order from the library.

  16. I hope I did this right…looking forward to the challenge.

  17. Morphidae

     /  December 19, 2011

    I’m withdrawing. January 1st is too late to find out what the month’s themes are.

  18. I would like to offer a free ebook edition of my enovel, Unplugged (A Portrait of a Rock Star). Where can i send the free coupon code for

  19. Lori Z

     /  December 19, 2011

    Thanks for the invite. The challenge sounds like a lot of fun. I’ve signed up on the linky with my goodreads account.

    Here is the link if there is a problem.


  20. I’m in! How do I sign up?

    I also have 2 books to donate to this.

    Amongst the Ruins – YA Post Appocalyptic Dystopian Romance
    Live In Postion – Romance

  21. Luna Blu

     /  December 20, 2011

    Thankie for the invite. Sign me up too! I have linked my Goodreads account with my blog and I’ll do my best. Thanks for giving me this wonderful opportunity!

  22. Hi Nat! I added my blog, then realized you wanted the direct link (whoops – I clearly need more coffee) I’ll be posting about joining this challenge on Thursday. *shuffling off to refill the mug*

    I’d also like to add to the prizes…

  23. I’m in. Sounds fun; I’ll post as I go along.

  24. I’m in. Where can I copy the button? Thanks.

  25. Hi Nat, please count me in. I’m thrilled to be entering this challenge.

    Here´s my blogue:

    And my Goodreads account:

    I’ll be posting my reviews on both. Could you please send me the badge code and the Genre list we can read for the challenge. I’m a little bit lost in this. Thanks.

  26. I have my host link for Reading Romances corrected on my blog reading challenge page. sorry about that.:)

  27. Definetly in here too! Thanks for the invite!

  28. I’m in sounds like fun!!

  29. Amanda Medina

     /  December 30, 2011

    I’m in! It sounds like fun. Sign me up for this challenge!

  30. Hi,
    This sounds like fun! Can’t wait to start. I have a blog that I haven’t been taking very good care of, but I hope this challenge will make me take better care of it :o)


  31. Oh, I’m in.:) It will be my first reading challenge. *-*

  32. I entered too. It’s nice to have an excuse to read more romance!

  33. I’m in! I love romances and would love to see what else is out there in the genre.

    My goodreads account:

  34. I’m in!😀

  35. Barbara

     /  December 31, 2011

    I’m in–a good challenge

  36. I am looking forward to this challenge–I am on board:)

  37. I’m super duper excited!!!!!!!!!!:-)

  38. I’m in! Here’s the link to my post:

    Karen @ Release Notes

  39. oh my gosh, sorry I didn’t sign up sooner, you have the best reading challenges.


  40. Awesome challenge! I just signed up:D can’t wait to start! Hope I can complete most/all of the genres!

  41. Count me in

  42. Ellen W-S

     /  January 5, 2012

    Up for the challenge!

  43. Melissa Haggerty

     /  January 6, 2012

    I would love to join. I don’t have my blog up yet but I’ll leave my Amazon link. Thanks!!

  44. Please, do count me in. Here’s my goodreads account: … and I signed up my blog too.:)
    Btw, how do I get your challenge badge for my blog? Thank you.

  45. bakinstuff

     /  January 11, 2012

    Sounds fun:) Count me in!!

    stacey jo

  46. I’m in!
    Will sort my blog out shortly.

  47. any way to get this fixed or just keep trying to submit my site?
    thanks for any info, Julie

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  48. I did say I was in already.:)

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