Saturday, January 9, 2010

2010 M/M Romance Challenge

Anezthezea from I Heart Paperbacks is again hosting the M/M Romance Challenge this year. This is the only Challenge I joined last year and I enjoyed it so much, I signed up for it again for 2010.

I used the Challenge last year to read books written by new-to-me authors whenever possible and it turned out to be a great experience. I plan to do the same this year. Plus, I have many books in my TBR pile still lingering from last year's Challenge -- time to read them.

2010's Challenge is easier. It doesn't have a 5 month deadline, instead the timeline is set from January 1st through December 31st 2010. There are different reading levels to choose from. You can choose 5 books or 20+ books. I've signed up for 20+ books this year again. Books chosen can be any length, sub-genre, or format. eBooks, paperbacks, young adult books, audio books, and re-reads are all okay. Lots of choices that makes this an easy and exciting Challenge.

I've decided not to choose my books ahead of time this year. Instead I'll be posting my books as I read them and my reviews as I post them below.

1. Fool for Love Anthology edited by Timothy J. Lambert and R.D. Cochrane
2. Best Gay Erotica 2010 edited by Richard Labonte selected by Blair Mastbaum
3. The Boy Can't Help It: Sensual Stories of Young Bottoms by Gavin Atlas
4. Fatal Shadows (Adrien English Mysteries, Book 1) by Josh Lanyon
5. A Dangerous Thing (Adrien English Mysteries, Book 2) by Josh Lanyon
6. The Hell You Say (Adrien English Mysteries, Book 3) by Josh Lanyon
7. Death of a Pirate King (Adrien English Mysteries, Book 4) by Josh Lanyon
8. The Dark Tide (Adrien English Mysteries, Book 5) by Josh Lanyon
9. Crossing Borders by Z.A. Maxfield
10. Cheating Chance by James Buchanan
11. Carbon and Ash by Chris Owen (Read-read)
12. Henry and Jim by J.M. Snyder
13. Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman
14. Bound by Blood (Soul Mates Book 1) by Jourdan Lane
15. Deceptions (Soul Mates Book 2) by Jourdan Lane
16. Sacrifice (Soul Mates Book 3) by Jourdan Lane
17. Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories by Sandra McDonald
18. Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville
19. A Strong and Sudden Thaw by R.W. Day
20. A Hidden Magic by Angela Benedetti
21. Unfinished Business by Angela Benedetti
22. Caught Running by Madeline Urban and Abigail Roux

Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck with your challenge! You can do it!! : )

  2. Good luck! I only went for the fiv book limit, but I may surprise myself :)

  3. Thank you ladies!

    Orania, good luck to you!

  4. Good luck, Hilcia! I haven't read any M/M books so I'll be following this challenge to see what interest me. :)

  5. Oh my stars Hils!!! By the time 2010 is over you will be completely challenged out!!! LOL But, you'll also have read a truck-load of books and I know if anyone can do it it's you.

    I'll be joining you in the 2010 M/M Challenge shortly. I have a tentative book list that I'll be posting soon.

    Best of luck Hils, I look forward to reading all your reviews (mini and full-length) of the books.

  6. Thanks Tabz, who knows you might find one or two you'll like. ;P

    Indi: LOL, do you think I was over-enthusiastic with the Challenges this year? Thanks for the vote of confidence -- I do have most of the books in my TBR pile already, so I know that will help me get along.

    Good luck to you on the M/M Challenge. You know I'll be following your reads & reviews also. Let's have some fun!

  7. I've started this one myself and can't wait. I don't normally review too many m/m books - I have no idea why. This will get me reviewing more often, I hope. :)

  8. I'll be reading your reviews, Tracy. This challenge is such a fun one. :)


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