Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2012 Challenge Report

Ah, Challenges. We love 'em and we hate 'em.

Why I like reading challenges:
  • When I am not sure what to read next, I think of the challenges that I signed up for to give me guidance
  • I often read books I wouldn't normally read so that I can complete a challenge
  • I get to know other book bloggers
Why I don't like reading challenges:
  • Pressure. This is pressure put on my by me. I hate the idea of not finishing a reading challenge
  • Sometimes I am just not in the mood to read books that fit into a challenge that I have signed up for
That said, here's a recap of the reading challenges that I signed up for a year ago and how I did on them. It is difficult for me to admit that I didn't complete them all, but given my reading slump, I think I did pretty well.

I only read 5 out of 9 books
for the ALA YA Award Books Challenge hosted by Anne at My Head is Full of Books.

I only read 1 book (I said I'd read up to 3). The Alex Award Challenge is hosted by Bonnie at The Story Girl and my goal was to read 1 to 3 books.


I read 7 books for the Chris Crutcher Challenge, which is hosted by Anne at My Head is Full of Books and has no time limit and the goal is to read all of the books by Chris Crutcher.


I completed this challenge by reading 7 books for The Dystopia 2012 Challenge, which is hosted by Bonnie at Bookish Ardour.


I did okay on this challenge, reading 7 books. I am hosting the Middle East Reading Challenge.


I completed this challenge by reading 9 books for the Non-fiction/Non-Memoir Challenge, hosted by Julie of My Book Retreat.

I completed this challenge by reading 3 books for the War Through the Generations: 1914-1918 Challenge, which is hosted by Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) and Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit).

I completed this fun challenge by reading a book for each of the categories. The What's in a Name 5 Challenge is hosted by Beth at Beth Fish Reads.


I read 9 out of 27 for this challenge. Good thing I still have a year or so to complete the Winter Olympics 2014, hosted by Tanya of GirlXOXO and runs until 2014. I have taken on a huge challenge and will read a book from every country that won a medal in the 2000 Olympics

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