Happy New Year!


I’m setting a goal to read 200 books again this year. I didn’t make my goal of 200 for 2011; I amended the goal to 100 a few months ago and I ended the year with 112. Or at least I will end with 112 once I finish the book I’m currently reading.

I’m also planning to participate in a few reading challenges this year. I’ve already posted about the Back to the Classics challenge and I’m working on a post that lists several other challenges hosted by various and sundry folks from the book blog’o’sphere. I think I’m going to sign up for three or four of them total. Hopefully I’ll finish that post tomorrow (later today actually) and get it posted in case any of my bookworms are interested in signing up for one with me. Or three.

How many books are you planning to read in 2012?

Back to the Classics Challenge 2012


I have a goal to complete a few reading challenges this year. I really, really need to get my tbr list down some as I am constantly adding to it AND, I have so many unread books in the house that I really can’t justify bringing any more in until I get some of these read and donated. So, if you are interested in doing any challenges, Sarah Reads Too Much has a bunch of them listed. Head over to her blog and check them out.

The first challenge that I have signed up to do is the 2012 Back to the Classics Challenge hosted by Sarah @ Sarah Reads Too Much. I’m always saying how I want to read more classics. Plus, this will help me get more books read on the list of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. Anyone want to join me in completing this challenge this year? I’m posting the info below; just head to Sarah Reads Too Much to sign up!

Here are the categories…

  • Any 19th Century Classic
  • Any 20th Century Classic
  • Reread a classic of your choice
  • A Classic Play
  • Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction
  • Classic Romance
  • Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language {To clarify, if your native language is NOT English, you may read any classic originally written in English that has been translated into your native language}
  • Classic Award Winner {To clarify, the book should be a classic which has won any established literary award}
  • Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime {To clarify, this does not have to be a country that you hope to visit either. Countries that no longer exist or have never existed count.}

You can either choose your books before you start or as you go. I think I’ll choose before I start but I reserve the right to edit my choices if need be. I’ll create a page just for the challenge after Jan 1st that I will update as I complete books for the challenge.

I’ve enjoyed reading challenges in the past so I’m looking forward to completing this one. If anyone decides to join me, leave me a comment and let me know. Happy reading!

Go here to see my active Classic challenge page.