Saturday, January 1, 2011
Oh, what a challenge (The 2010 wrap-up post)
There was the 100+ Reading Challenge, over at (what once was) J.Kaye's Book Blog. I managed to get 71 books read, which was a record for me but still didn't get me over the bar. It was also the first year I participated in The Story Siren's Debut (YA) Author Challenge - for which I read and reviewed 9 out of 12 debut novels. Then there was J.Kaye's YA Reading Challenge, for which I read a grand total of 37 books. Pretty impressive given the fact I'd set out to read only 25.
I also took part in two of Literary Escapism's New Author Mini-Challenges. These were super fun, as they only lasted a month and I actually managed to complete them! First there was The League of Reluctant Adults Mini-Challenge (where I discovered Jaye Wells and Richelle Mead), and then there was the Deadline Dames vs. Fangs Fur & Fey Mini-Challenge.
The award for most neglected challenge of 2010 goes to... the Finish that Series Challenge. To be honest, I just forgot about this one once I'd signed up for it. You didn't have to check in monthly, there were hardly any wrap-up posts, and well... I still managed to complete the Mercy Thompson series (although a new book has since been released!).
The only challenge I regret not completing was the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Readalong. I managed to get half-way through Two Towers before I accidentally abandoned the books. I truly do plan on finishing this series at some point in my life - just a shame I didn't manage to do it in 2010!
I also participated in two of Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thons. I didn't get too many books read, but they were great fun! I really look forward to the September 2011 Readathon.