Friday, 4 January 2013

Reading 2012 To 2013

I took part in four reading challenges last year... three I succeeded in, one not so much.

I took part in three that were hosted by Book Chick City.

Mystery & Suspense Reading Challenge 2012

I said I'd try and read 12 books for this challenge - which I managed. My reading of mystery and suspense has tailed off a bit recently as I tried to read more horror - but more on that in a moment.

Zombie Reading Challenge 2012

I said I would read six zombie books in 2012 and six I read.

Book Chick City are running this challenge again this year. I think I'll try for six again - click here for more details and to sign up.

Horror & Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge 2012

There were two levels for this challenge - twenty-four books and forty-eight books. I chose the lower of the two levels... but I only managed to read fourteen books for this challenge - which is surprising because it seems like all I read was horror and urban fantasy for a while. Never mind.

Book Chick City are running a similar challenge this year - the Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Challenge. I thought I'd try for level one - 12 books. Click here for more details and to sign up.

The last challenge I took part in was the New Author Challenge 2012 hosted by Literary Escapism.

New Author Challenge 2012

I said I would read fifteen new authors and I managed it... just. I scraped through the last couple in December.

Literary Escapism is hosting this challenge again this year - click here to go and sign up.

I think I'll try for fifteen again, given how close I came to not reaching fifteen last year. I will be listing the books I read again like I have done the last two years. But this year I think I'm going to include everything I read - last year I didn't include books on writing, or art (apart from the very last one) or short stories. I'm going to list the whole lot this year - fiction, non-fiction, short stories, cereal packets (OK maybe not the cereal packets).

*If I decide to take part in any other reading challenges in 2013 I will update this post accordingly*

Happy Reading!


M. J. Joachim said...

I'm determined to find more time for reading in 2013. Picked up several 2nd hand books from Zia the other day, and started reading one shortly after New Year's that a friend of mine wrote. Kudos to you for reading and blogging about your adventures in books so much. Such an encouragement - best of luck in all your challenges :) See you in A - Z 2013:)

srivalli said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yep! i am addicted to challenges!