Sunday, December 1, 2013

2014 Men in Uniform Reading Challenge

From the Book Vixen:
Who doesn’t love a man in uniform? I sure do! And I love reading about them too. They’re hot, resourceful and they’re always well equipped. Do you like reading books featuring men in uniform too? If so, then this is the reading challenge for you!

Reading Challenge Details:
  • Runs January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 (books read prior to 1/1/2014 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime before 9/30/2014. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to read as many novels that feature men in uniform as you’d like. It can be a policeman, firefighter, paramedic, doctor, veterinarian, mechanic, Army, Navy, Marine Corp., etc. – As long as the leading man wears some sort of uniform, it counts. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down.
  • Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
  • Books can be any genre (contemporary romance, m/m romance, fiction, non-fiction, etc.).
  • Novellas that are at least 100 pages in length, as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • To join the challenge, grab the 2014 Men in Uniform Reading Challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, Libib, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2014 Men in Uniform Reading Challenge and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.
     Sergeant – Read 1–5 men in uniform novels
     Lieutenant – Read 6–10 men in uniform novels
     Captain – Read 11–15 men in uniform novels
     Chief – Read 16+ men in uniform novels
Not sure where to begin? Check out Uniform Book Lists and Military Book Lists for some suggestions.

Click here to Sign Up.

I think I will start with the Lieutenant Level:
1. I'll Catch You by Farrah Rochon - football
2. Christmas Mourning by Margaret Maron - policeman
3. Green Lake by S.K. Epperson - Conservation Officer
4. The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann - Navy Seals
5. The Black Country by Alex Grecian - policemen
6. Fire at Twilight by Lila Ashe - firemen
7. In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
8. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie - army 
9. Saving Allegheny Green by Lori Wilde - police
10. Protecting What's His by Tessa Bailey - police

 Captain – Read 11–15 men in uniform novels
11. And One Rode West by Heather Graham - army
12. Death of a Bore by MC Beaton - police
13. Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis - doctor
14. Conspiracy Game by Christine Feehan - military
15. Then Came You by Jill Shalvis - vet

Chief – Read 16+ men in uniform novels
16. Hope Flames by Jaci Burton  - police
17. Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr - army
18. Essentialism by LK Collins - fireman
19. My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr - navy
20. Turbulent Passion by GL Ross - pilot
21. Burning Desire by GL Ross - pilot