Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011 Reading Challenge

It's a new year already! 2010 flew by pretty quickly, and I managed to read 109 books. That's one more than what I read in 2009, so I'm happy.

This whole 100 books per year thing is working well for me, so I'm going to set myself thesame challenge this year and just see how it goes. Anyone interested in joining me?

Actually, now that I think about it, I think I'm going to do something different this year. I'm going to do a special giveaway for those who participate. At the beginning of each month, I'll post a place where you can check in withyour progress. You will need to provide some kind of proof that you've read the books, of course. :) Just saying you read them is great, but won't qualify you for the giveaway. So, you'll need to provide a link to some kind of basic review--on your blog, Goodreads, website, etc. At the end of each month, I'll do a random drawing to select a winner.

ETA: You don't have to promise to read 100 books this year to participate. You just have to read. :) You also don't have to do an extensive review. A paragraph of what you liked or didn't like is plenty. I just want to keep people from saying they've read a book when they haven't. :) So, for that matter, you can put that paragraph in the comments section.

For this month, I think I'll give away an ARC of Girl, Stolen by April Henry. Put your links in the comments section of this post, then come back on Jan 31st to see if you've won!

Subsequent Monthly Contest Info (or, where you can sign up throughout the year):

Books I've Read So Far:
  1. Choker by Elizabeth Woods
  2. Vixen by Jillian Larkin
  3. Drought by Pam Bachorz
  4. Across The Universe by Beth Revis
  5. Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover by Ally Carter
  6. Only The Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
  7. All You Get Is Me by Yvonne Prinz
  8. Cloaked by Alex Flinn
  9. Vesper by Jeff Sampson
  10. The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
  11. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
  12. Waterfall by Lisa Bergren
  13. The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
  14. Those That Wake by Jesse Karp
  15. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
  16. 10 Miles Past Normal by Francis O'Roark Dowell
  17. Red Glove by Holly Black
  18. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
  19. Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
  20. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
  21. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  22. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  23. Entwined by Heather Dixon
  24. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
  25. Con and Conjure by Lisa Shearin
  26. Strings Attached by Judy Blundell
  27. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
  28. Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
  29. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I read an ARC of Choker. It kept me guessing.

Haven't a clue how many books I'll read this year. Nowhere close to 100. I think I read abour 40 in 2010. Will have edits soon which will take a lot of time.

Anyway, good luck to all. Happy New Year.

Tabitha said...

I'm halfway through Choker right now. I have two theories, and I can't decide which I would prefer. :) I guess I'll find out soon enough (and maybe I'll be surprised!). :)

Unknown said...

I'm in! I love to read but life takes over and then I'm exhausted. Having a little challenge may help me continue. I am registered on Good Reads and will post the links from there. I am reading too many books right now and will concentrating on one so I can move my list along.

I loo forward to sharing my list with you in 2011.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I love to read, but also want time to write. So I don't think I can read 100 with working. But I'm going to keep track and see how many I read. I already read one.

Logan E. Turner said...

I don't know if I can read 100, but I'm sure going to try. Count me in for the challenge!

Bridgette Booth said...

LOL! I thought my 2011 reading list with 64 books was challenging. I'm impressed. :)

I'm terrible about posting reviews, (doing good to record what I read in my reading log) so I won't join officially but will plan to circle back for great book suggestions.

Tabitha said...

You don't have to do a complete review. Just a paragraph of what you liked or didn't like is plenty.

Basically, I want to keep people from saying they've read books when they haven't. That's all. :) So don't do an extensive, full-blown review if you don't want to.

J.Tuttle said...

I don't think I'll make 100, but I'll keep reading! Here's my review of Holes. Loved it.

Her Royal Orangeness said...

I started off the year with a goal of reading 25 books. I've already read 5 (almost 6) books, so I think I need to up the ante. 100 may be a bit much, but let's see how I do!

Anonymous said...

I'm finally joining in for reals! So far I've read 24 books. I think I can still make 100 as long as I stick to books in English (my native language). I love reading in Spanish and German, but they definitely take me longer. I'll post my reviews-to-date in snippet-format on my blog soon.