Friday, December 11, 2009

The M/M Reading Challenge 2010

I've finely decided to sign up for the The M/M Romance Challenge 2010 hosted by I Heart Paperbacks! It's my third, after joining the Erotica Romance Challenge and the Contemporary Romance Challenge. Now I've only not yet decided if I'll do the 100+ Challenge. But I think I will because that one would be a real challenge and that's the point, right?

Here are the rules:TIMELINE: January 1st to December 31st 2010
RULES: Read five(5) or more m/m romances in 2010

There are 5 reading levels to choose from:
- Read 5 M/M Romances
- Read 10 M/M Romances
- Read 15 M/M Romances
- Read 20 M/M Romances
- Read 20+ M/M Romances


This challenge is for those who enjoy reading gay romances (also known as m/m or male/male romances) or those who are interested in starting. If you aren’t familiar with this genre, it consists of novels and stories where the main focus is the romantic relationship between the male protagonists.

• You must be 18 years old or older to join.
• You don’t have to select your books ahead of time. Even if you do, you can change your books as you go. Your books can crossover with other challenges.
• You don’t need a blog to participate. You can comment on this post if you’d like to share a book list or reading pool.
• Please create a post on your blog where you’ll be keeping track of your challenge reads and link back to this post so others can join in on the fun. If you use a “Current Challenges” page, or something similar, you can link back from that page instead of creating an individual post.
• You can use the large banner I’m using at the top of this post or you can use the smaller buttons I’ve provided below. Just copy the code provided. There’s no need to save the smaller buttons to your own server. (I have another large banner you can use here, if you’d like.)
• You can join at anytime between now and the latter part of 2010. Just give yourself enough time to read your chosen amount of books.
• Books chosen can be any length, sub-genre, or format. eBooks, paperbacks, young adult books, audio books, and re-reads are all okay.
• Once the challenge starts, I’ll create a page for everyone to post their reviews. Reviews are encouraged, but are entirely optional.

My list:

1. Faith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels, Finished, 5 stars
2. Mind F*cked by Mia Watts, Finished, 4 stars
3. Blind Faith by Claire Thompson, Finished, 4 stars
4. The Broken H by J.L. Langley, Finished, 4 stars
5. Seeing You by Dakota Flint, Finished, 4 stars
6. Upwardly Mobile by Clare London, Finished, 3.5 stars
7. Fatal Shadows by Josh Lanyon, Finished, 4 stars
8. Snowed In by Rhianne Aile & Madeleine Urban, Finished, 4.5 stars
9. Conquest by S.J. Frost, Finished, 4 stars
10. Catch Me If You Can by L.B. Gregg, Finished, 4 stars
11. Somebody Killed His Editor by Josh Lanyon, Finished, 4 stars
12. Freeze Frame by Mia Watts, Finished, 4 stars
13. Oleander House by Ally Blue, Finished, 4 stars
14. Cheating Chance by James Buchanan, Finished, 4.5 stars
15. Start From The Beginning by Chrissy Munder, Finished, 3.75  stars
16. Somatesthesia by Ann Somerville, Finished, 3.75 stars
17. Hidden Hands by Shayla Kersten, Finished, 4 stars
18. Never Let Go by M.L. Rhodes, Finished, 4 stars
19. On Fire by Drew Zachary, Finished, 4 stars
20. Black Wade by Franze & Andaerle, Finished, 4 stars
21. Timing by Mary Calmes, Finished, 4 stars

20+/20 books. 100% done!


You can check the rest of the list on my M/M Reading Challenge shelf in my GoodReads library.


  1. I was eye-ing this challenge the moment you mentioned it...I'm still thinking on it though :D And the 100+ challenge, you're right, now that would be a challenge but four challenges is going to be my max.

    I look forward to seeing your blogposts and keeping us updated on your challenges, good luck on them all ;)

  2. Right now my reading challenge IS my TBR pile. I have no desire to challenge it, it scares me! LOL. I look forward to watching you all keep up with your challenges though.

    I have to say I love to drop by your blog in the mornings. Really gets my blood pumping with the all pretty cookies *waggles eyebrows* lol

  3. I am in the Erotic Challenge and there is a Highlander Challenge I am in too... And I am sooo agreeing with Fiction... I have no desire to challenge my TBP, it throws things at me sometimes... Serious, it does. Kinda scary!
    But I will be cheering you on and taking notes while you do this one!! And I can not wait to see what your list will be or what you will read for the Erotic challenge... I have a feeling my TBB list is going to triple over the next year... lol!!!
    Have a great day!

  4. @Cecile - it throws things at ya? Mine has books dissapearing on me, like Stephen King's Rose Red house.

  5. @Leontine: I'm with you that 4 challenges will be enough, for me too :) I haven't decided on the 100+ Challenge yet.

    @Fiction Vixen: LOL! I thought all those challenges can help me make a decent dent in my pile :)
    Thanks, glad my cookies have that effect on you cos they do it for me too ;)

    @Cecile: LMAO! I'm glad my TBR pile mainly consists of ebooks... cos they don't hurt that much when thrown at you ;)
    Thanks for the cheering, hon!

    @Leontine: I know about the disappearing ;)

  6. Janna I'm excited for you. I can't wait to read all your m/m posts and your pretty boys kissing boys pictures {really brightens up my day}

  7. Thanks hon! I heart boys kissing boys too :)

  8. Thanks for joining the M/M Romance Challenge! I hope you have fun and happy reading!

  9. Good luck on the challenge...

    I'll be here to give you loads of recommendations...


  10. Thanks EH! I appreciate that cos you know I like your taste in books :)


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