Saturday, January 07, 2012

Success and Failures: A Look the 2011 Reading Challenges

I went a little overboard with the reading challenges last year....10 in total plus my own going reading challenges the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge and the Alphabet Mystery Reading Challenge. Some might have questioned my sanity, no some did, they told me they did. It was a lot but challenges are fun. I was successful on a few (4), came close on one, and completely failed on others. Here are the results:

1. Name: The Gilmore Girl Reading Challenge 2011
Hosted by: Lisa at The Gilmore Girl Reading Challenge
Goal: Be 'Rory'-read a total of ten books from at least three different categories.
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011
Books Read: 1/10
Result: FAILED!

2. Name: The James Patterson Reading Challenge II
Hosted by: Socrates Book Review Blog
Goal: "Loyal Fan" -read ten books by James Patterson
Time: Sept 1, 2010 - Aug 31, 2011
Books Read: 11/10
Result: SUCCESS! with an extra book

3. Name: Out Do Yourself Reading Challenge 2011
Hosted by: The Book Vixen
Goals: "Breaking a Sweat" -read 12 more than last year
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011
Books Read: 0/12
Result: FAILED!

4. Name: 1st in the Series 2011
Hosted by: A Few More Pages
Goals: Series Lover -read 6 books that are the first in any series
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011
Books Read: 8/6
Result: SUCCESS! with two extra books

5. Name: 2nd Challenge 2011
Hosted by: A Few More Pages
Goals: A few more bites -read 6 books that are 2nd in a series or the second time you've read the author.
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011
Books Read: 2/6
Result: FAILED!

6. Name: The TwentyEleven Challenge
Hosted by: Bart's Bookshelf
Goals: its complicated so visit either link for the details and guidelines
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011
Books Read: 18/20
Result: FAILED!

7. Name: Series Challenge Season 5
Hosted by: Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic
Goals: finish or catch up on series, min three three books
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011
Books Read: 4/3 books
Result: SUCCESS! with an extra book

8. Name: 90 Day Bible Blast
Hosted by: Meditations of His Love
Goals: read the entire Bible in 90 days
Time: There doesn't seem to be a set start date, but I am giving myself a deadline of April 25, 2011
Books Read: 0/66 books of the Bible
Result: FAILED!

9. Name: Mystery & Suspense Challenge 2011!
Hosted by: Book Chick City
Goals: read 12 mystery or suspense novels
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011
Books Read: 12/12 books
Result: SUCCESS!

10. Name: The 100+ Book Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Home Girl Book Blog
Goals: read 100 books or more
Time: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011
Books Read: 60/100 books
Result: FAILED! I did earn a "You are a reading machine." for surpassing 50 books read.

1 comment:

AuroraLee said...

Hmm, I should really go over my reading challenges from last year as well. but I won't. :P You did better than I anyway! I actually think my choices would have been doable had I not moved but the new place means less reading time. Congrats on all the books read! I think I got to 40...