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Reading Romances Challenge 2012

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 on the first day of 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. Sign up in the linky bellow and add 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! For each review you link up, you will get one entry in the monthly giveaways and in the special giveaway at the end of the year. The drawing for the winners will be LIVE during the Book Blogger Chat at the end of the month and will be posted on the next day with the new challenge.

There will be monthly 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.

Click here to read all the posts related to this challenge.

Discussion (42 Comments)

  1. Looking forward to expanding my reading and meeting other romance junkies.

  2. by Deb Novack

    Looking forward to reading a different genre

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  4. Can I sign up please? Just discovered this challenge. I don’t have a blog but have started a Goodreads shelf to sign up with, link below (if i have done it correcty, not done a challenge or link before!!)

    Thank you, look forward to reading some fab books!
    Crimson~Rose x

  5. by Trudy

    Want to sign up please. Love the challenge

  6. by Christy

    I joined but where do I find info on what we are suppost to be reading? Is it on goodreads?

    I’ll post a list of romance sub-genres and a few cool themes for you to choose from each month

    christina_92 at

  7. [...] Scrapbook Feature Reading Romances Challenge 2012 [...]

  8. by Ava VonGiebel

    Hello there!

    I received an invite today, but noticed the cut off date to join in has passed. Is it still open? If so count me in!!

    Have a great one!


  9. by Ava VonGiebel

    Oopsie! Please ignore my last comment about the cutoff date. Apparently my brain is slow with reading the year :/

    lol, but still.. I’m in :)

  10. by Allie

    I would love to win this challenge

  11. LOVE me some romance novels!!! Would love to enter!

  12. I actually have 3 different review blogs – do I need to sign them all up individually? or just the main one and still post the links for reviews on the other 2?

    • by Nat

      You can sign up with your main one!

  13. by miki


    i’ve just send me an email because i did the books review ( with the theme and also cross over with another challenge) but i didn’t see that my sign up never went up to lif eç_ç ( i’m still new so i guess that can happen) i wanted to know if i could still add the book for this month posted before the sign up ( that i will redo)

    i also asked some others questions just to be sure

    i’m hope i’m not too late

    all the best and a big thanks you

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  15. by Trudy

    Wold love to enter please

  16. [...] deal with this challenge is that each month there’s a different theme. The rules are at the Reading Romances Challenge site, and you can sign up for April’s challenge [...]

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  18. I just signed up

  19. by Trix

    Forgot to sign up here first before posting for May…hope I fixed it now!

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  21. Hello! What a great idea! I’m an author with Liquid Silver Books and would love to donate my two books to your challenge. Is this still possible? I wasn’t sure how to contact you.
    Many thanks!
    Rosanna Leo

    • by Nat

      Sent you an email! Thanks a lot =)

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  23. Hi there! I’ve signed up for the challenge :) How do I get the sidebar button for my blog so that I can share this challenge? Thank you!

    • by Nat

      Sent you an email with the image =)

  24. Hi there! Just realized my first sign-up link didn’t link directly to a post about the challenge. I signed up again(correctly this time) so now I have two links. Can’t seem to delete the first one. Sorry :(

  25. by Trudy

    I signed up on other page. Hope it works

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  28. by Mandy

    I’ve only just discovered this challenge and as I’m already reading a book that fits one of the criteria I thought I’d give it a go! I don’t have a blog so I just linked back to this one, as it’s where I stated I’d join the challenge! Hope that’s OK! I look forward to reading other people’s reviews and discovering some new books! :)

  29. by Melissa C

    Well I am a little late getting started but I think that i can handle this challenge. I will just have to go through all the challenges and see what I need to read. =)

  30. […] deal with this challenge is that each month there’s a different theme. The rules are at the Reading Romances Challenge site, and you can sign up for April’s challenge […]

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