I swore I wasn’t going to do this. I am still undecided about challenges, as I do not like feeling pressure to read something other than what I want to read. I have tried really hard to only participate in challenges that do not require me to deviate from my wish list or TBR pile. Then I started looking at the challenges for 2010 and found myself sucked into the fun. Here’s what caught my eye:
I have no idea what I am going to read yet, but I know I will finish at least twelve thrillers in the next twelve months. At least, that is what I am telling myself right now.
Three people in a matter of five hours mentioned that this series was at the top of the favorite book list, and I became intrigued. I have Outlander to read as part of a 2009 challenge, and since I am a sucker for a series, the natural step will see me finishing the series. I am really looking forward to starting this one, based solely on the recommendation of my friends!
This is the mother of all challenges. I just want to see if I can read 100 books in one year. I always thought that I did, but considering I never counted the number of books read before, I consider 2009 as a benchmark year and 2010 is the year that I will break this number. There is no way I am going to predict what books I will read, but trust me that everything I read will go towards this challenge.
I am the queen of re-reading books! The only books I keep are those I plan on re-reading at some point in time. There are so many on this list that I am going to sign up for the Literati level, committing to six books this year. If you can’t tell, I take a very lax approach to challenges and am only committing to a certain number while not committing to any particular books right now. I am going to let my fancy do the choosing for me!
I think this is enough for now, don’t you? I’m sure that there are other challenges that will pique my interest as the year unfolds. I look forward to seeing if I can complete them all!
Which ones caught your eye? Any recommendations that would fit into any of my 2010 challenges?
Thanks, Aarti! I love to re-read old favorites. It is good fuel for your soul at times.
Thanks, Book Chick City! I love that particular genre because it is so all encompassing. I'm really looking forward to it!
Thanks, J. Kaye! I'm looking forward to seeing if I can do it!
Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge. I am so glad you decided to take the plunge. It’s going to be a fun year. I can just feel it.
Welcome to the Thriller & Suspense challenge, I hope you have fun with it 🙂
Yay! Thanks for signing up for the Flashback Challenge! It should be a lot of fun. I think a lot of people WANT to reread but don't. I also keep books that I plan to reread at some time- but I don't ever reread them! So 2010 will be the start of a new era!
I saw the LOTR challenge and thought about joining that one, but I'm not certain I am up for that particular re-read. I would like to get the series for Connor though.
We shall see how this challenge thing works out for me.
Hee. Hee. Hee. I knew you would have fun with challenges when you finally caved!! I love the challenges. I gave up feeling pressure. If I finish, I finish. If I don't, I don't.
The one thing about the challenges that has made it so great for me, is that I have read books that I know for a fact I never would have picked up otherwise. Marley & Me and The Tender Bar? 2 fantastic memoirs that I never would have read except for the Non-fiction challenge. Don't Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight? Another excellent memoir used for the Orbis Terrarum challenge. Non-fiction is definitely out of my comfort zone.
That said, there are some MOST EXCELLENT Challenges (channeling my Bill and TED!) for 2010!! I want to join the Re-read challenge. This is something I don't do often enough. Also, there is a couple group reads coming up: Lord of the Rings and The Time Series (L'Engel) that I may have to do. Even a Virginia Woolf one. I'm going to do a big challenge post. Soon. Probably Sunday!!