Results of 2013 Ebook Challenge

Posted December 31, 2013 by Tanya in Challenges / 3 Comments

For 2013 I participated in the Ebook Challenge hosted by  At the time of signup I pretty much only read ebooks so I thought I had this one hands down.  Boy was I wrong! In 2013, my main reading format became a cross between both audio and ebooks.  Somehow how, though, I ended up with a lot more audios.  Even with that I still didn’t make my Goodreads goal, which is just another whole post.  On the bright side, I found a new format of books and I apparently like it very much.  Ebook does trump paper though.  I collect paper, but normally the are either books I have already read, or will buy in ebook format anyway.  I know, I know, it seems redundant, but I can’t help loving the way a book looks on my shelf.  Plus, they are only my favorites.  Besides, great way to support my favorite authors, right?!
Here were the Challenge Guidelines:
  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013.
  2. Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger. If you don’t 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, etc).
  3. Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.
  4. You can plan your books in advance or as you read them.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the E-Book Reading Challenge.
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  1. Floppy disk – 5 ebooks
  2. CD – 10 ebooks
  3. DVD – 25 ebooks
  4. Memory stick – 50 ebooks
  5. Hard drive – 75 ebooks
  6. Server – 100 ebooks
  7. Human brain – 150 ebooks
At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews for that month. The linky will remain open for the remainder of the year, so if you forget, feel free go back and add them when you remember.
There will be a giveaway at the end of the year for eveyone who achieves their goal level (or higher). If you are an author or publisher and want to contribute to the prize, please contact me.
My goal for 2013 is was 50 ebooks, so the Memory Stick level. Obviously, I did not achieve my goal.  A wee bit off.  I can chalk this up to trial and error since audiobooks was new to me this year.  I will know better next year.  It was fun though, especially seeing the difference in my reading habits.  I will definitely balance more in 2014.

Below are the ebooks I finished in 2013.  If they were reviewed, the links are active.  Some I haven’t had a chance to review yet.

1.  Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole

2.  Lothaire by Kresley Cole

3.  Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

4.  Demon From the Dark by Kresley Cole

5.  Red Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

6.  Ever After by Kim Harrison

7.  House Rules by Chloe Neill

8.  The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells

9.  The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn

10.  Violet Tendencies by Jaye Wells

11.  Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost

12.  Die for Me by Cynthia Eden

13.  A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

14.  Hell on Wheels by Julie Ann Walker

15.  Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost

16.  Die for Me by Cynthia Eden

17.  Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep

18.  Lover At Last by J.R. Ward

19.  Tempting Acquisitions by Addison Fox

20.  Merger to Marriage by Addison Fox

21. Kiss of Pride by Sandra Hill

22. Unseen by Karin Slaughter

23. A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian

23. Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire

24. Working Stiff by Rachel Caine

25. Run the Risk by Lori Foster

26. Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz

27. Beyond the Night by Joss Ware

28. The Spider by Jennifer Estep

29. Bare It All by Lori Foster

30. Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster

31. Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells

32. A Vampire’s Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden

33. The Cat’s Meow by Stacey Kennedy

34. Shutdown by Laurell K Hamilton

35. Christmas in Lucky Harbor by Jill Shalvis

36. Macrieve by Kresley Cole

37. Death’s Servant by C.J. Ellisson

38. Rusted Veins by Jaye Wells


Here’s to reading more ebooks and achieving goals in 2014!  Happy New Year!