Dec 16, 2010

My Reading Challenges: Updates & Future Challenges

So I think something has become abundantly clear to me: I start out strong & struggle to continue my efforts. I took on the 2010 Debut Author's Challenge & J.Kaye's 2010 YA Reading Challenge. I even posted my own reading challenge about the Teens' Top Ten. I am sad to report that I didn't finish as much of these challenges as I would have liked.

For the 2010 DAC I managed to read 19 titles. Technically I completed the minimum of 12, but there are so many more I just didn't manage to get my hands on. Here are the ones I did get read:
  1. 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison (Read review here)
  2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (Read review here)
  3. Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey (Read review here)
  4. Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey (Read review here)
  5. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (Read review here)
  6. In a Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth (Read review here)
  7. Lost for Words by Alice Kuipers (Read review here)
  8. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore (Read review here)
  9. Of All The Stupid Things by Alexandra Diaz (Read review here)
  10. Party by Tom Leveen (Read review here)
  11. Restoring Harmony by Joƫlle Anthony (Read review here)
  12. The Beautiful Between by Alyssa B. Sheinmel (Read review here)
  13. The Line by Teri Hall (Read review here)
  14. The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg (Read review here)
  15. The Mark by Jen Nadol (Read review here)
  16. The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard (Read review here)
  17. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (Read review here)
  18. Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards (Read)
  19. Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis (Read review here)

For J.Kaye's 2010 YA Reading Challenge I was going for reading 50 YA books this year. I'm coming in at 43 of the 50 I have read being YA. I'm quite pleased considering I thought I would have read more this year. I really wanted to read 150 books this year, but I didn't factor in how much reading I was doing at my 8-hour data entry job. :) Whoops.

For 2011 I am trying harder. I think that I bit off more than I chew based on my reality & the fact that my life kind of got flipped upside down in 2010. I am determined to make 2011 more productive in the reading realm! So I am going after the 2011 Debut Author Challenge & the 111 in 2011 challenge! So far there are only 12 books on my DAC challenge reading list, but I'm sure as more information is released on the later titles that I'll add several more. Here's hoping 2011 will be full of great books, great friends (online & off) & lots of love.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Good luck with your challenges in 2011! The important thing is to have fun with them.