First up is steampunkery & book reviews' Morbid Romantica challenge. I will be participating in the Lost Romantica category, reading one book in each of the twelve themes. Each month the challenge focuses on a different theme of paranormal romance, such as zombies, selkies, dark gothic fantasy, tortured heros, shifters and other fun stuff like that. You can read any of the themes in any month. I'm excited to stretch outside of the normal themes I read and expand my horizons a bit.
Next up is Stalking the Bookshelves' YA Series Challenge. I'm going all out on this one and joining Level 6 - Addicted and Loving It. This means reading 23-30 YA books that are part of a series with at least 3 entries out by 2011. There are a LOT of series that I am trying to get caught up on, so this is a perfect challenge for me to get some of that old reading out of the way. I'm planning to read The Mortal Instruments, Vampire Academy, Iron Fae and Wicked Lovely series, among others. I can't wait to get on the bandwagon with these!
The last challenge is to read 100 books this year. Tabitha at Writer Musings is hosting this challenge where you comment with a link once a month to check in on your progress, and every month she does a giveaway to participants. You don't have to commit to 100 books, you just have to link to your reviews or other proof that you're reading. Considering the vast number of books I want to read this year, I'm going to try to match Tabitha and read at least 100. That will truly be a challenge!