It’s almost that time once more! We’re quickly wrapping up 2009 and heading into the next decade (!) — and that means a bevy of exciting new reading challenges, too. Though I can’t say I had a tremendous amount of success this year with the challenges in which I participated, I did manage to complete three so far — including the Everything Austen Challenge, one of my favorites, as hosted by Stephanie’s Written Word.
1. Rude Awakenings Of A Jane Austen Addict
by Laurie Viera Rigler
2. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
3. Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
4. “Lost In Austen” (film review)
5. Darcy And Anne by Judith Brocklehurst
6. According To Jane by Marilyn Brant
I don’t plan on overextending myself next year, but I’m definitely eager to sign up for a few challenges and generally keep track of my reading — as I did for the first time this year. As of today, I’ve read 81 books this year — many shy of my goal of 105. But I still have three weeks . . . let’s see how much closer I can get!
Interesting challenges that I plan on signing up for but am not quite ready to make a commitment to are, delightfully, as follows:
2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge
You’ve Got Mail Reading Challenge
Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge
The Read The Book, See The Movie Challenge
THIB! Twenty Minute Book Club Challenge
For the moment, I’ll have to cut myself off here; there are so many fantastic challenges, and my eager little heart wants to sign up for them all! But I need to be way more organized than that.
An excellent list of the reading challenges happening next year can be found over at A Novel Challenge, a blog dedicated to helping us keep track of these literary pursuits. Hooray!
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Lovely bunch of challenges should you choose to accept them!!! I’m trying to hold back because I’m horrrrrible at challenges. We’ll see if I fold. 😀
I limited myself too on challenges!!
That sounds like a pretty hefty load of challenges for next year. You better start now. Shhh… everyone. We won’t tell anyone you cheated by starting early. : )
You go girl! I’m always so scared to
join to many challenges.
I’ve got a list of challenges that I’m thinking about too. I’m not sure why I’m stressing over it so.
I have yet to finish the Everything Austen Challenge but I only have 2 things to go so I should make it by the end of the year! I’m really trying to restrict myself on challenges next year – I just end up being sooo disappointed with myself when I can’t get them finished in time (which usually happens!).
To choose or not to choose is truly the question!! That’s the thing I’m having a hard time with! BUT, I will need to be much more organized this next year either way!! I’m thinking I will be joining you for the 100+ and the YA challenges. Both of those are on my list already!!
Reading challenges are like the book buffet. Your eyes are always bigger than your stomach. So tempting. At least they are calorie free! Meg – can’t believe you read 81 books so far. You must be a speed reader. I am a slug. I have to push for one a week!
Good luck with meeting your goal.
Congrats on the Austen. I have one left so I’m feeling pretty good about it.
Have fun with whatever challenges you decide on.
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