All challenges run from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.
Challenge 1: TBR challenges in different guises
It is with sheer trepidation that I am signing up to two challenges of reading off my shelves again. This madness of acquiring books without reading them cannot go on and I agree with the host that the purpose of this challenge is to:
“decrease the size of the stack, not let it metastasize all over your bookshelves like some kind of fascinating but ultimately dangerous literary cancer.”
So that’s what I wanted to do. For Off the shelf challenge, I’ll be aiming for 30 books to read.
Making A Dint – Choose 30 books to read
At Christmas day 2011, I have 240 unread books at home, I aim to read about 15 % (about 35 books) of the total unread books. If at weak resolve I acquire more books in 2012, that will skew my 15% target and I’ll never be able to achieve it. 😦
Roof Beam Reader 2012 tbr pile challenge : I’m also joining Roof Beam Reader’s TBR challenge. They are all one of the same challenge why sign-up for more you’d say? Well, the more pressure the better. This madness of not reading from my own shelf is going too far!!! 😦
So here’s another try for the 12 next year and two alternates:
2. Middle Eastern Challenge 2012
3. Tea and Books reading challenge
I will be trying out for the Chamomile Tea level at 2 books (of chunksters) and achieve it I may feel motivated enough to drink Earl Grey after that!
4. Non-fiction non memoir challenge
I can’t see the year goes by without reading any non-fiction. They are my guilty pleasure and I will endeavour to read more in the new year than what I read this year.
5. Graham Greene Reading Challenge
Like Carrie I’m reminded how I love The Quiet American, when I first introduced to Graham Greene, since then I read another 3 of his novels.
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
The End of the Affair By Graham Greene
The Heart of the Matter By Graham Greene
The Power and The Glory, Graham Greene
For this challenge, I’m getting my feet wet (level title) with 2 Graham Greene books read for 2012. I’ll join in on the Brighton Rock readalong and maybe read “The Man in Havana” or “The Comedian” or “The General’s consul”. There are so many to choose from!
Over 2 years I have accummulated a lot of books written by Indian Authors and this year I’ll be taking this opportunity to participate in the South asian challenge!
These are some of the books I have in my shelf which qualifies:
Just off the boat: 1-3 books
This land is my land?: 4-6 books
Fully assimilated: 6+ books
8. 1001 books you must read before you die challenge
I’m choosing the level in bold:
Got to trials: 5 books from the list
Made the Olympic team: 6-10 books from the list
Bronze medal: 11-15 books from the list
Silver Medal: 16-20 books from the list:
Gold Medal: 21+ books from the list
9. Japanese Literature 6
The challenge will begin in June 2012 and ends in January 2013.
10. Murakami Challenge 2012
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if you’re up for the 1001 books challenge, you might also be interested in the spreadsheet or iPhone app which help you track your progress with the list.
Head on over to my book blog for more.
Good luck with the challenge, and if you’re interested in a free coupon for that iPhone app in exchange for a review… let’s talk!
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Wow, what a wonderful (and ambitious) set of challenges! I’ve never tried a reading challenge, but think that’s going to be a new experience of mine for 2013. I hope they’re going well!
Thanks for being here. Do give reading challenges a go. It opens up my horizon and read books I wouldn’t have read if I didn’t join the challenge in the first place! 🙂