I capitulated! After doing horribly in last year's reading challenges that I signed up for I thought that I would take a pass in 2013. However, there a few challenges that I enjoy seeing what I read and charting my progress so I couldn't help it. Even if I don't complete them! I will track my progress throughout the year on the 2013 Reading Challenges tab. Wish me luck!
Beth Fish Reads: What's in a Name Challenge and I couldn't pass it up this year. The categories are always a little complicated to find a book to match and I love the challenge and sense of completion if I am able to finish it!
Book Obsessed: 50 States Challenge. I just love seeing where in the US I read. My reading tends to be focused on the coasts so if I get closer to finishing each year, then to me, that means I am branching out :)
Rose City Readers: European Reading Challenge and I loved it. Just like I enjoy seeing where in the US I read, I enjoy seeing where in Europe I read. I know for a fact that I read a ton of books in the UK so if I can branch out and read some located elsewhere, it's a good year. I am going to sign up for the Five Star (Deluxe Entourage) level which means I will be reading at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.
Historical Tapestry's: 2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge. Even though I didn't complete what I set up for myself last year, historical fiction is one of my favorite genres and every year I hope to read even more. I will be signing up for the Medieval Level which means I will be reading 15 books.
And finally, I can't get enough of books set in the UK. Yep, I am a certified Anglophile! So, once again, I had to sign up for the British Books Challenge which is being hosted by Feeling Fictional this year. The goal for this challenge is to read 12 books.
So those are my challenges for this year. I've narrowed it down quite a bit from last year but it's still enough for me to challenge myself. Are you signing up for any challenges? If so, which one's did I miss?