Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The In The Middle Reading Challenge 2014 Sign Ups

The In The Middle Reading Challenge is back for its second year. I'm so grateful to everybody that joined the challenge last year. I had so much fun watching the review list grow as readers achieved their goals to not let those books that are In The Middle be left out.

The major change for this year is that books up to 450 pages will count. I realized last year that books that were from 400 pages to 450 pages did not fit into any challenge. I hope this will help people read the books they want to and not just books that complete their reading challenge goals. 

Challenge Guidelines:

  • This challenge will run from January 1st, 2014 to December 31st, 2014
  • All books read in 2014 count that includes bound, ebook, and audiobooks
  • All books must be from 300 to 450 pages in length
  • For audiobooks: look up the page number on Amazon and use that number
  • You do not need to be a blogger to participate although I would appreciate if you leave a comment to tell me what level you are aiming for and a link where I can track your progress. This could be a shelf on goodreads or shelfari or any other website you can think of. I would appreciate non bloggers putting their link in the linky if they can. 
  • For bloggers, grab the button and make sure to post what level you are aiming for. Then be sure to link your post in the linky below
  • You don't have to review books however if you do. I would be glad to read them. You can also link your reviews in the linky below
  • Have Fun (as the quote in the button says "the pages we read transport us into a whole new world". Reading is about the experience and if you do not enjoy reading you will not get the full experience of the story) I want this challenge to create little stress in your mind. 

Leafing through the Pages: 5 books
Cruising through the Pages: 10 books
Fly Through the Pages: 15 books
Never Stop Reading: 20 books

The Linky will be below so please be sure to sign up. Thanks to everybody who joins. 


  1. Nice challenge Rachael I will mention it on my Sunday Post :)

  2. Thank you for the page count change, I had several that were 401 - 449. I'll be back in a bit with a link!

  3. Hi there, I'm in (it's my first time) ! Thanks for hosting! :)



  4. Love this idea! I'm going to put myself in the "Cruising through the Pages" category with 10 books!

  5. Sign me up! Put me down for the "Never Stop Reading" Level

  6. Hi! I bypassed a couple of times, first thinking of 'middle grade' books, later thinking it sounded like chunksters but not enough to double-function for that challenge. Now I see it's 300-450, which touches on my usual books -and- chunkster minimum. I'd be glad to link a post and hope you'll visit my blog when I do. :) You're all welcome to my activities as well. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-reading-themes/

  7. Hmm, is there a "Thanks for joining" generic ink stamp? LOL! After I link my pledge, I appreciate when a hostess visits my blog and comments over there. I hope your first year of university is going well!

  8. Hi Rachael. I meant I'm a new hostess of my own challenges this year, including word games like "Key Word" etc. The one called "Gentle Spectrums". I mentioned at the beginning of the post with "Middle" and "Key Word", this is my third year doing challenges. It's probably going to be my 4th as a blogger. This year is going to be fun as a guest and as a leader treating people to fun! :)

  9. Hi Rachael. I'm new to Reading Challenges and am so excited to have signed up for 3 different challenges (although they will have some crossover). I don't have a blog but have included a link to my GoodReads page (#16) at the top. I will commit to the Cruising through the Pages level, but hope to read more than that. Thanks for hosting this challenge.

    1. I saw that you joined just wasn't sure how to go about commenting to tell you how much I appreciate your entry. I hope you are able to achieve your goal.

  10. Hi Rachel! I changed my blog's name (it's the final one, finally) so I thought I let you know, so the one I posted here isn't available anymore. Should I post my name/link again?
    Ps.: I see you have a nice new desing, I love it :)

    1. I actually hate Winter, but I love Frozen. I will delete your link and you can link up again.


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