Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Reading Challenges

Meant to do this post yesterday, but enjoyed New Year's Eve a bit too much and so I spent the day resting instead. Over the last few days I've been thinking about the reading challenges I entered this year, and although I enjoyed them all very much, I think I am going to cut back on the challenges for 2012. This is partly because I need to clear my TBR pile and I don't want to give myself a license to go to the library and check out more books until I have gotten the TBR books under control, but then I'll feel behind in the challenges, etc. I am going to do 4 challenges:

  • The TBR Pile Challenge - self-explanatory (but allow me to explain anyway). I have to clear the TBR pile, and this challenge worked great for me in 2011, so I look forward to clearing more books in 2012.
  • My personal challenge, the Around the World Challenge - this can partly be addressed by the TBR pile but will involve the library, which is OK, it is still a focused list. Feel free to join me in this challenge if you'd like!
  • The Mixing It Up Challenge - this one is going to help me clear the TBR pile, and although I will have to go to the library for a couple of the categories, again, I think that's OK since most of the books are here on hand.
  • The Color Coded Reading Challenge - just found out this one will be hosted again in 2012, hooray! I actually have several books on hand that will work, and this also fits into reading the book series that I had planned to check out. 

I will, however, try to read more than the 166 books I read in 2011, try to read outside my comfort zone, and possibly keep track of books that cost $1 or less just out of curiosity.

One other note - when I first started this blog I did it in haste and couldn't think up a really clever name, plus, I didn't consider that I'd still be doing this in 2012. Of course now it's kind of outdated. I thought about starting a new blog called "Reading 2012" but the idea of having to start all over with my followers and etc. seemed like too much of a hassle. I think instead I'll modify the name of the blog slightly to reflect the continuation of my reading tracking. In any case, I am looking forward to a new year of reading!


  1. These sound like some awesome challenges. Good luck and happy reading!

  2. Anja: I have decided to go ahead and host the Color Coded Challenge again. I hope you are still interested. The sign up post will go up soon.