Saturday, December 25, 2010

Challenges for 2011, Part 3

Well, here we are - nearly at the end of December; and I'm still several books away from my fifty-book goal for the year. I should be reading, right? But instead, I've been cruising around, looking at all the new reading challenges in the works for 2011. And, lo and behold, I managed to find a few more that are just too interesting to pass up. I really should have a keeper looking after me.

ARC Reading Challenge 2011

1 January - 31 December 2011
Four reading levels: 12 or fewer books, 24, 25, 30 or more
Host: Teddy Rose of So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
See the announcement/sign-up page here.
This is an extremely useful challenge, and I'm so glad it's being offered again in 2011. I'm still working through my list for the 2010 edition of the challenge, but I'm definitely signing up for this one.

Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2011

1 January - 31 December 2011
Three levels: 1-6, 7-12, 13 or more books
Host: Yvonne of Socrates' Book Review Blog
See the announcement/sign-up page here.
I love cozy mysteries, so this one should be no problem at all. Even so, I think I'll probably be signing up at the first level (1-6 books).

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2011

1 January - 31 December 2011
Five levels: 2, 5, 10, 15, or 20 books
Host: Historical Tapestry
See the announcement/sign-up page here.
I had to think about this one for a while. I always maintain that I don't read much historical fiction (even though I do enjoy it), but when I got to looking at my list of books for this year, I realized that several of them would qualify in that category. Any kind of historical fiction is acceptable, so I'm signing up, and I think I'll probably go for the "Daring & Curious" level (5 books).

TBR Lite Challenge 2011

1 January - 31 December 2011
Three different reading options; and you should have a list of possible books posted (see mine here).
Host: Miz B
See the announcement/sign-up page here.
Another highly useful challenge. I like this "lite" version because I'm really bad about sticking to plans and schedules when it comes to reading. TBR Lite allows me to change my mind and move things around as needed. There's also a Yahoo group for the challenge (here), where participants can chat about their reading. I'm going to be signing up for Option B (read six books in twelve months). I don't have a specific list for this challenge yet, but I've got "to-be-read" lists posted at Good Reads (here) and Shelfari (here), and I'll be taking my books for the challenge from those.

OK, those are definitely the last challenges I'll be signing up for in 2011. That is, until I find another tempting possibility. (You knew that was coming, right?) During the year, I'll be updating my progress on my challenge blog, here.


  1. Joy:
    Welcome to the Challenges Anon Club!! How many are you up to? I said I would cut back for 2011 except there were just to many good ones that I couldn't stop myself from signing up for and even am cohosting one. Its all in fun!! GL !!! I will be rooting you on?

  2. Welcome to the cozy challenge! I'm so glad you are joining us.

    Count me in as one who said she wasn't going to do anymore challenges except the ones I was already hosting and guess what? I'm still signing on for me. LOL

    I should be reading, too, and instead I'm looking for more challenges to join but they're so much fun!

    Good luck with them!

  3. I keep saying 'no more 2011 challenges' too, but I HAD to sign up for the ARC challenge, and I'm glad I did, because I really didn't realize how many were here already! Good luck on all of them!


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