2011 Ireland Reading Challenge - hosted by Carrie at Books and Movies. Being the usual
British Books Challenge 2011 - hosted by The Bookette, this is an exciting challenge because so many of the books I read are British or about Britain. Seeing as I am incurable as well as hopeful, I'm joining the Royal Family Level - 12 books by British authors in 2011. I might as well aim high, right?
Historical Fiction 2011 - so many of the books I read are historical, that this
I'm aiming high, Gentle Readers, since a Charles Dickens looms on my TRB pile, plus a host of mysteries from the past and..... so I'm signing on for Undoubtedly Obsessed, 15 books! Undoubtedly a little bit crazy, more like.
Carl's Sci-Fi Experience 2011 - this will be the third year I'm joining this reading experience.
I love this challenge because it gets me to read the sci-fi that I do buy the rest of the year and keep meaning to read. I wish there were time to read all the books I want to. In fact, I think I make this wish every day. Just tonight I was upstairs checking to see which Peter James mysteries I have (none on my TBR shelf apparently, but I do have two elsewhere in the house waiting to be read), and I realized that due to my slump in December, almost all the mysteries I expected to read are still waiting to be read. Sara Paretsky! Margaret Maron! Ruth Rendell! PD James! Jo Nesbo! Ann Cleeves! Peter Lovesey! Brian Freeman! It's like a who's who of mystery writing on my bookshelf waiting to be read, and all I need is a
2011 100 + Reading Challenge - because I am going to get to 100 books.
Hosted by the indefatigable J-Kaye, who amazes me by hosting this and reading so much with three school-age children. This is my personal mountain to climb. I have never gotten to 100 books read in a year, and I failed spectacularly again last year, reaching the very same total I did the year before: 78 books in total read.
2011 Support Your Local Library Challenge - also by J-Kaye. I have 12 books out from the library currently, with another 14 waiting to be picked up by Friday. It is
So I should be able to complete this challenge at the 25 books level. I might up it to 50 if I go all gung-ho and actually read all these books I've taken out.
Canadian Book Challenge 4, which I have read some already (see my sidebar for the link). I read two more in December that I still have to review! I succeeded in this one last year, so I'm planning to succeed again. We do have some wonderful books in Canada, and I love this challenge for getting our books out there to be read, and also for