The Book Vixen hosts another reading challenge I loved in 2011, so of course I'm signing up for it in 2012 as well: the Men in Uniform Reading Challenge.
• Runs January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 (books read prior to 1/1/12 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime – Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
• The goal is to read as many novels that involve men in inform as you’d like. It can be a policeman, firefighter, paramedic, 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. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.
• Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
• Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
• You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. It is not required that you review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.
• Post this reading challenge on your blog so you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge. Please include a link back to this post so readers can join the challenge too.
• You do not have to be a book blogger to participate. You can keep tabs on books you’ve read for this challenge on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you’d like (maybe make a shelf for “Men in Uniform Reading Challenge”).
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
I'm aiming for Lieutenant, we'll see how many I'll be able to read :-)
And a little help from where to choose:
List of "I Love a Man in Uniform" novels
List of firemen novels
List of "Best Small Town Cop/Sheriff Romances"
List of military romances - Part 1
List of military romances - Part 2
List of military themed novels