Saturday, December 15, 2012

2013 Anne Rice Challenge

Update: Post your reviews here.

Since I vastly underestimated the amount of time it takes to read Anne Rice novels, I still have a lot left to read after the 2012 Anne Rice Challenge. So I've decided to host the challenge again!

Join me in one of several levels, according to how many Anne Rice books you plan to read in 2013.

  • Ebooks are fine. Audiobooks are fine as long as they are the unabridged versions.
  • Rereads and crossovers with other challenges are fine.
  • You can change your level at any time.
  • The challenge goes from January 1st to December 31st, 2013.
  • If you read, for example, the edition that has the first 3 Vampire Chronicles books together in one volume, that still counts as 3. We're going by how the books were originally published.
  • All books written by Anne Rice count, not just the Vampire Chronicles, including those written under a pseudonym.
  • You can sign up any time from now until November 30, 2013.

  • Louis de Pointe du Lac (1 to 5 books)
  • Lestat de Lioncourt (6 to 10 books)
  • Armand (11 to 15 books)
  • Marius de Romanus (16 to 20 books)
  • Maharet (21 to 25)
  • Akasha (26 to 30)

I'm aiming for the Armand level this year. I have 13 Anne Rice books left to read, and I'm going to read as many of them as possible. I finished most of my rereads and a few new ones in 2012. The only reread I have left is The Vampire Armand. The books I plan to read are as follows:
  • Lasher
  • Taltos
  • Servant of the Bones
  • Violin
  • The Vampire Armand
  • Pandora
  • Vittorio the Vampire
  • Merrick
  • Blood and Gold
  • Blackwood Farm
  • Blood Canticle
  • Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
  • Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana


  1. What a fun idea! Since I already own most of Anne Rice's novels and re-read them often, this should be pretty simple. Aiming for Akasha! :)

    1. Thanks for joining! And wow! Last year I went for the Marius de Romanus level, but only ended up reading 7 books. They're long! Especially The Witching Hour (really good though!).

  2. I own the entire library of Anne Rice books and revisit them often. They are my favorite escape.

    1. I love to reread the first three Vampire Chronicles. So good!

      I hope you'll join us for the challenge! :)

  3. All right, I'll take the bait. I hope it's not too late to join!
    The specific details of my goals are on my website []

    1. Thanks for joining! Don't forget to add your sign up post to the linky!

  4. Anne Rice has been on my TBR list for a long time. This is a good way to finally get her books moved up on my pile :)

    Thanks for hosting!

  5. I have not read a single book by Anne Rice. I am going to give it a try.

    1. Glad to have you join us! I recommend Interview With the Vampire as a first Anne Rice book, but it depends on what you're interested in.

  6. I am upset that I am currently reading an Anne rice book now. I want to stop reading it so that it I can count it toward this challenge. But I will be one book short on another challenge. ARGH! What to do? What to do?

  7. :-D I've been planning to read Anne Rice for a while now (it's been ages since I've read any of them and I can't event remember if I finished the vampire series) so this is just what I need to get me started!

  8. I'm in, thanks for hosting! :)


  9. Just signed up, thank you for hosting this challeneg. BTW could you tell me where shall I post the reviews??? Can't find the linky.

    1. Thanks for reminding me! I kept meaning to post a linky for reviews, but then I'd always forget! I just posted it:

      (I'll also link to it from this post so it's easy to find.)

  10. I just finished my first Anne Rice novel last night, Interview with the Vampire, which was recommended to me by Michelle @ The True Book Addict. So I guess I have already fulfilled the Louis level :) maybe I should sign up, I'm rather addicted to reading challenges! Hmmm....

  11. I've completed the challenge, thanks for hosted it! :)

    Will you host it again in 2014?

    Bye! :)