Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Vampires, angels, demons, werewolves and fae-- If you can’t pick a favorite, then that’s okay!

~ Under The Covers is hosting the Immortal Reading Challenge ~


1. The Immortals Reading Challenge runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. You can join at anytime from now and throughout the year. This is a 2012 challenge, so books read before January 1 will not count to your progress.

2. You pick your goal! Read as many books as you’d like for each species. This means that you can do just one category or all five or a combination of. The choice depends on you and your reading pace.

* UTC has chosen to have a three book per species standard. However, if this is a breeze for you, then feel free to tackle on the additional bonus entries of two more books of the same level.

3. Re-reads are acceptable.

4. Books chosen can be of any genre.

5. To participate, copy and paste this post on your blog along with the challenge button. We ask that you provide a link back to the sign-up page in case others wish to participate.

6. Readers without blogs can still participate! Keep track of your progress with Goodreads, Shelfari or LibraryThing.


1. Make a sign up post announcement, listing the level you've chosen and a list of books you plan to read. If you don't have a blog, post on Goodreads or another site as a thread where we can access your list of books. Be sure to include the image above in your post.

2. Go over to UTC and add your entry with a link directly to that post so we can see what you'll be reading.

You're done! Every month during 2012 UTC will make a challenge update post where you can come and update us on how you're doing with your challenge.

Category 1: Vampires

Read any THREE books with vampires as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with vampires.

Category 2: Angels and Demons

Read any THREE books with angels and/or demons as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with angels and/or demons.

Category 3: Fae

Read any THREE books with Fae as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books on Fae.

Category 4: Shifters/Werewolves

Read any THREE books with shifters or werewolves as the main characters.
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books on shifters or werewolves.


Total Challenged: 12

Total Read: 27

1. VAMPIRES ~ Originally posted to read the following:

Challenged: 3 Book Read: 16

*Lothaire ~ Kresley Cole (read)
*Darker After Midnight ~ Lara Adrian
*Bound In Darkness ~ Cynthia Eden

Bonus reads:

Once Burned ~ Jeaniene Frost (June)
Immortal Hearts ~ Ellen Schreiber (June)
The Golden Lily ~ Richelle Mead (June)
Lethal Rider ~ Larissa Ione (June)
Tall, Dark, and Lonely ~ R.L. Mathewson (June)
Vampire Kisses ~ Ellen Schreiber (May)
Wait Til Your Vampire Gets Home ~ Michele Bardsley (May)
Under A Vampire Moon (April)
Wanted: Undead or Alive ~ Kerrilyn Sparks (April)
Lover Reborn ~ JR Ward (March)
Happy Hour at Castle Dracula ~ Marta Acosta (March)
King Of Darkness ~ Elisabeth Staab (January)
Kiss of the Vampire ~ Cynthia Garner (January)
Deliver Me From Darkness ~ Tes Hilaire (January)
Fated ~ Rebecca Zanetti (January)

2. ANGELS AND DEMONS ~ Originally posted to read:

Challenged: 3 Books Read: 4

*Third Grave Ahead ~ Darynda Jones (read)
*A Devil Named Desire ~ Terri Garey
*Demons Prefer Blonds ~ Sidney Ayers

Bonus reads:

Firelight ~ Kristen Callihan (May)
Immortal City ~ Scott Spear (April)
Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend (March)

3. FAE ~ Originally posted to read the following:

Challenged: 3 Books Read: 1

*The Iron King ~ Julie Kagawa
*The Iron Daughter ~ Julie Kagawa
*The Iron Queen ~ Julie Kagawa

Bonus reads:
Dare To Believe ~ Dana Marie Bell (March)

4. SHIFTERS/WEREWOLVES ~ Originally posted to read the following:

Challenged: 3 Books ~ Read: 6

*Savage Awakening ~ JD Tyler
*Dire Needs ~ Stephanie Tyler
*Alpha Instinct ~ Katie Rues

Bonus reads:

On The Prowl (May)
The Wolf Who Loved Me ~ Lydia Dare ( March)
Cursing Athena ~ Lisa Sanchez (March)
A SEAL In Wolf's Clothing ~ Terry Spear (March)
Fury of Fire (March)

ACK~ This year is flying by and I still haven't read a lot of the books that I challenged myself to read. I need to lock myself away with my kindle and take breaks only to pee, eat, and sleep. Maybe then I can catch up, lol.

What about you? Are you doing the Immortal Reading Challenge? How are you coming along with the books you stated that you would read?  There is still time to join in the fun and participate in this awesome reading challenge ~

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