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:
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!