Get Steampunk’d 2014

Following is information about, and sign-up for, BA’s Get Steampunk’d Reading Challenge. This is for the 2014 challenge only. If you have any questions or issues you can’t find the answer to on this page, please visit the Challenge F.A.Q.s.

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BA’s 2014 Get Steampunk’d Reading Challenge

Get Steampunk'd 2014About: The Get Steampunk’d Reading Challenge is all about Steampunk! Read anything as long as it has that Steampunk theme, with steam-powered gadgets, dirigibles, and punked up Victorian dress.

Steampunk Examples: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, The Difference Engine by William Gibson.

The Finer Deets

  • Running dates for all 2014 challenges: 1st of January – 31st of December 2014
  • Sign-Ups are accepted until the 16th of December 2014.
  • Formats: All BA Challenges are eBook, audio, short story, and graphic novel friendly.
  • Crossovers: You’re welcome to crossover with BA’s challenges. Include as many books across all the challenges as you can, I always say.

How To Sign-Up and Join In

  1. Choose Your Level: Choose a challenge level listed below.
  2. Sign Up Post: Create a post on your blog, in a group, or on a forum (where possible) to let others see what you’re aiming for (a predefined list of books is optional).
  3. Grab The Badge: Download or grab the badge and place it in your sign up post. Then link back to Bookish Ardour.
  4. Link Up: Grab the direct URL to your sign up post, not your blog, click the Mr Linky graphic and enter your link.
  5. Blogless? Don’t worry, you can sign up with your social network profile (YouTube, Twitter, GoodReads, Shelfari included), just make sure you link to your review list, shelf, tweet, or category. If you don’t have any of those feel free to comment.
  6. Your Reviews: Reviewing is optional! But if you do review it would be great for you to share them by submitting them on the review page.
  7. Finished: When you’re done it’s completion post time and you can share these on the completion/wrap-up page.

Challenge Levels

  1. Geared – Choose 5 books to read
  2. Cogged – Choose 15 books to read
  3. Goggle Mad – Choose 30 books to read
  4. Victorian Lord/Lady – Choose 50 books to read
  5. Inventor – Choose 75 books to read
  6. Zephyr Pilot – Choose 76-135 books to read
  7. Steampunk’d – Choose 136-200 books to read

Extra Challenges

If you feel like that extra kick to your reading challenges here’s several you can choose from.

  • World: Choose a country as your theme, reading only books from that country or where it’s the setting. For how high you go you can choose more than one country;
    • Level Geared and Cogged: Choose one country
    • Level Goggle Mad and Victorian Lord/Lady: Choose two countries
    • Level Inventor to end of Zephyr Pilot: Choose three countries
    • Level Steampunked!: Choose four countries.
  • Gender Battle: Read books only by female or male authors. Another alternative is to read equal amounts of both.

The Get Steampunk’d Challenge Sign-Up Widget

Click the Mr Linky and enter your sign-up link

25 thoughts on “Get Steampunk’d 2014

  1. One book away from geared and it’s only June …. I’m thinking Cogged it is LOL…. but we’ll see… also doing Off the Shelf so I may concentrate on that for the next while!! :)

  2. Question, I’ve been looking into the “steampunk” genre itself a bit more and was wondering, because it appears to be a matter of opinion, whether Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein would count towards this challenge, in your opinion?

    • Hey Karly, in my opinion it wouldn’t. It’s been awhile since I read Frankenstein, but going by the synopsis alone is enough for me to decide it’s not Steampunk. I can’t remember any Steampunk elements present either. If you read it and pick up on any and feel it can fall into the genre, then including it in the challenge is up to you. Hope that’s helped.

      • I just read it and I tend to agree with you on that. I just noticed when searching up “steampunk” novels that it kept showing up on people’s lists and I was a little confused and thought maybe I didn’t understand the genre lol. Thanks :)

  3. A personal favourite genre right now. That being said I am aiming for geared because alot of what’s out there right now I’ve read already ;) and I have several books on my bookselves that are not steampunk that i must get to LOL :) So I’ll sign up as aiming for “Geared” with the possibility of ending up as “Cogged”.

  4. It’s 2012! Now we can all start reading! Good luck everyone and I hope you have plenty of fun.

    For those just signing up now, the limit to sign up is the end of this year so you can take your time. For those having trouble with badges and have let me know about them, I’ll be sending it out to you today.


  5. I’m all signed up – I started small – only 5 because I’m trying not to buy any more books this year and want to read what I already have! Thanks for hosting.

  6. Just a quick question: will classic scifi count? I am planning on reading Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the sea next year anyway so I was wondering if it would count as one of my steampunk titles, I know its not really steampunk but I am wondering could I get away with it on my list of titles to read for this challenge? Thanks

  7. Oh, I told myself I wasn’t signing up for any more challenges… now I fear I will be signing on for another two, if not three, challenges. Love steampunk, need an excuse to read more of it!

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