2012 Reading Challenge Wrap- Up & 2013 Challenges

For 2012, I entered 3 challenges for which I would read a minimum of 28 books.  I read far more than 28 books this year, but I fell far short of the challenges!  For challenges this year, I read:

2012 TBR Challenge:
What Is The What by Dave Eggers
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler 

Sci-Fi Challenge:
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Agatha H & the Airship City by Phil & Kaja Foglio
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

War Through the Generations WWI Challenge:
One of Ours by Willa Cather
Alfred & Emily by Doris Lessing

For 2013, I’m setting an equally ambitious goal, with 3 more challenges. This time, however, I’m going to try to be a bit more strategic about it!

Since my boyfriend is in love with Jane Austin, I’m hoping to read at least one of her books – I’m leaning towards Sense & Sensibility.  I’m also hoping to finish Northanger Abbey, which I think I’ve been working on for at least a year.  Also on my British challenge list:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (since BBC is making us wait for Series 3)

The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Casual Vacancy by Joanne Rowling
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (a re-read in anticipation of the miniseries!)
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
The Professor & the Madman by Simon Winchester
Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

I’m going to retry War Through the Generations‘ challenge, this time with Revolutionary War books at the Dip level:
1776 by David McCullough
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson

Finally, I’ll be doing the 2013 Woman Challenge at Peek A Book at the Girls Power level -6-10 books.  Ideally, I will read books for this challenge that aren’t overlapping with the above two!  Authors I’m planning to hit up:
Margaret Atwood
Octavia Butler
Doris Lessing
Phillipa Gregory
Are you doing any challenges for 2013?  Care to join me in any of these? 

Author: Lisa M Fry

Freelance writer & copy-editor. Book lover. Feminist. American in London.

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