Saturday, December 29, 2012

Reading Challenges 2013

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!

Every year that I've been a blogger I've participated in 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!

Another one that I've always enjoyed doing (even though I NEVER finish it) is 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 :)

Last year was the first year I participated in 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.

I LOVE historical fiction so I couldn't not sign up once again for 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? 


  1. I did well with my challenges, but like you, I will be "challenge free for 2013". More freedom to read as the spirit moves me:)

    Happy New Year and Happy Reading in 2013

  2. Good luck! I wasn't going to do any challenges next year as I usually fail, but couldn't resist the What's In A Name challenge! Will also do the Goodreads challenge, but I think that's it. Have fun!

    1. Oh I'll have to check out the Goodreads challenge.

  3. I am a big fan of the the What's in a Name Challenge like no other. Not sure why but I love choosing titles for it. I got it done very early in 2012 after scrambling in Dec of 11 to finish that year. Best to you in your challenges for 2013 - I have not thought too much about it yet but admit I was heavily US-UK this year, embarrassingly so.
    Happy New Year!

    1. Good luck with whatever you choose!

  4. We are glad to have you on board for the Historical Tapestry challenge again.

  5. Thanks so much for signing up to take part in the British Books Challenge, I hope you enjoy taking part and find some fabulous new British books to read :o)


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