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Reading Challenges for 2012 – I’m an Addict

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Who doesn’t love a challenge? Well, it’s not me, even though I’ve tried hard over the last two decades to defeat a dominant family “competitiveness gene.”

Reading Challenge Addict 2012COMPLETED

Once again, it’s that time of year when reading challenges are being posted and I see so many I’d like to join, my head spins. In fact, I’m an addict and I’m going to prove it by joining the Reading Challenge Addict challenge at the “In-Flight” level of 11-15 completed challenges.

Two years ago, I signed up for several and, although I completed most of them, I didn’t blog about the results. This year, I’ll do better!

So here’s a master list of the challenges I’ve taken on so far, and I’ll update this as I add more (although I don’t think you’ll get updates). I’m going to set up a page for each challenge and update those separate pages as I go but, again, I don’t think you’ll see any of those reports, so I’ll be sure to note any ‘challenges met’ in my monthly summary of books I’ve read.

1. Reading Challenge Addict
COMPLETED

2. 150+ Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

3. Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

4. Mount TBR Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

5. Vintage Mysteries Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

6. Bucket List Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

7. Back to the Classic Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

8. A Classics Challenge with a Twist
FAILED TO COMPLETE

9. New Authors Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

10. eBook Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

11. Cruisin’ through the Cozies Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

12. TBR Double Dare
COMPLETED

13. TBR Pile Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

14. Off the Shelf Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

15. 12 in ’12 Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

16. Dead End Follies Smooth Criminals Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

17. What’s In a Name Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

18. Reading the (2011) Award Winners Challenge
COMPLETED

19. Mixing It Up Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

20. Wish List Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

21. Tea & Books Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

22. War Through the Generations Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

23. Southern Literature Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

24. European Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

25. Evie’s TBR Pile Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

26. Reading Shakespeare: A Play a Month
FAILED TO COMPLETE

27. Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

28. Battle of the Prizes – American
COMPLETED

29. Battle of the Prizes – British
COMPLETED

30. Read Canadian Award Winners Challenge
COMPLETED

31. First in a Series Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

32. Finishing the Series Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

33. ‘I Want More’ 2012 Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

34. 2nds Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

35. Truth in Fiction Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

36. Classic Doubles 2012 Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

37. The Illustrated Year Picture Book Challenge
COMPLETED

38. The 3660 Minute Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

39. The (Newbery & Printz) Award Winning Reads Challenge
COMPLETED

40. The A – Z Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

41. The Short Story 2012 Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

42. The 2012 Chunkster Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

43. The Time Travel Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

44. The Memorable Memoir Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

45. South Asian Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

46. The Read Your Name Challenge 2012
COMPLETED

47. The Sir Terry Pratchett Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

48. The Find the Cover Challenge 2012
COMPLETED

49. The Mammoth Book 2012 Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

50. The Books I Started But Didn’t Finish 2012 Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

51. Books Won 2012 Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

52. The Global 2012 Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

53. Books That Made Me Love Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

54. Color Coded Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

55. Short Story Reading Challenge
FAILED TO COMPLETE

56. Australian Women Authors Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

57. Birth Year Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

58. Books Published in the First Years of My Life Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

59. A-Z Double Whammy Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

60. Read Amazon Best of 2011 Challenge
COMPLETED

61. Criminal Plots Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

62. Dewey Decimal Reading Challenge
COMPLETED

63. Books in Translation Reading Challenge
COMPLETED


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15 Comments to

“Reading Challenges for 2012 – I’m an Addict”

  1. On November 2nd, 2011 at 2:59 pm Leslie Says:

    I didn’t know there was a challenge for challenges. That might be a bit too much for me. I’m still working on finishing up a few of my challenges for this year.

  2. On November 2nd, 2011 at 5:43 pm Debbie Says:

    It might prove to be my undoing, Leslie – but it seemed a good way to at least keep track of the challenges I take on. :-)

  3. On November 2nd, 2011 at 9:34 pm Jenners Says:

    Wow … it is that time of year again, isn’t it? I kind of finked out on challenges after being really gung-ho last year. I think I burnt myself out. Still, it is fun to see what challenges people are coming up with. There are so many neat ideas out there. Have fun with them!

  4. On November 2nd, 2011 at 10:22 pm Debbie Says:

    Ah, Mrs. J – I may well burn myself out this coming year, but it’ll be the blogging, not the reading, I think. We’ll see…

  5. On November 26th, 2011 at 2:24 pm Birgit Says:

    Wow, that’s an awful lot of reading challenges ;-) though I’m happy that you now also signed up for the Tea & Books Reading Challenge on my blog!

  6. On December 19th, 2011 at 2:01 pm Cheryl "Mash" Says:

    Ohhh my…that’s a lot of challenges lol
    Glad to meet you and so glad you have decided to join in on the fun!! Stop by often throughout the year and let us know your progress. Also, our resident Queen Addict Bev, usually will find more challenges for us to join.
    See you in a couple of weeks!!!

  7. On December 19th, 2011 at 3:48 pm Debbie Says:

    Thanks for dropping by, Cheryl! :-)

  8. On January 11th, 2012 at 2:06 am Madi Says:

    hey, im a middle school student, and my class has a cool way for kids to branch out the types of books we’re reading: my teacher does a Genre Bingo Board. She’ll take genres that most of us wouldn’t typically read (but still will enjoy) and sticks them in different places, while throwing in a couple of our favorite types, and we’re required to do at least one “Bingo” of genres. I’ve read soooooooooo many books that i loved, and would never have read otherwise!
    I discovered this site about an hour ago and its already on my bookmarks bar, and i’m looking for a button that says “ALERT ME EVERY TIME THERE’S A NEW POST”!!!!

    I just thought all you reading junkies might like a new way to expand your horizons! :D

    Happy Reading!

  9. On January 11th, 2012 at 12:11 pm Debbie Says:

    That sounds like a great idea, Madi – I shall have to challenge myself with that at some point.

    If you want to get new posts, you can subscribe in an RSS reader or by e-mail. You’ll find the buttons in the top right corner of every page.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  10. On January 22nd, 2012 at 7:59 am Manisha Says:

    I was looking around for reading challenges, and I am so glad I found your blog! Thanks for the nice list :)

  11. On January 22nd, 2012 at 11:34 am Debbie Says:

    I’m glad you found my list useful, Manisha. (And I’ll be adding another dozen to it in the next day or two.)

  12. On November 4th, 2012 at 1:17 pm Nan Says:

    Where did you hear about all of them? I know about the site A Novel Challenge; were all of them there? I am very interested in some of them for next year possibly. I have had an odd reading year, and haven’t done so well with my challenges. :<)

  13. On November 4th, 2012 at 1:29 pm Debbie Says:

    I heard about most of them through A Novel Challenge, Nan. Some I heard about from other bloggers when they announced their intentions to join various challenges.

    My reading year hasn’t gone exactly as planned either, and I’m not sure just how the challenges will turn out by December 31st. I certainly won’t make all of them, as some have a mandatory review requirement that I’ve not kept up with, even though I’ve read the books.

    Hang in there – there’s still two months to go. :-)

  14. On December 20th, 2012 at 9:59 pm Diane@BibliophilebytheSea Says:

    OMG…I can’t believe you joined all those challenges Debbie. I would have felt overwhelmed on Jan 2…LOL (I joined 8-10 for 2012 and that was manageable.)

    I think I’m planning on going challenge free in 2013 – no sure yet.

  15. On December 21st, 2012 at 11:56 am Debbie Says:

    I know, Diane, I know. I can’t believe it either. I’ve been on “overwhelm” for the last three months, but I’m coming to terms with the fact that I just won’t complete some of them. I think I have more ‘successes’ than ‘failures’ but I’m not sure until the final count.

    I was planning to go challenge-free in 2013 but I think I may try just a few. I’ve set myself a limit of a dozen.

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