Thinking about challenges for 2011

November 27, 2010

I know it’s not quite December yet, but I’ve been starting to think about what reading challenges I want to join in on next year.

This year I kind of signed up for a whole bunch of challenges at the beginning of the year, and a few more later on, with reckless abandon. I’m doing pretty well at all of them except for the 1010 challenge (I’ve got about 40 more books to read for that one, in a month … not going to happen). Next year, I’d like to be a bit more selective about my choices – not that I necessarily will do less of them, just that I want to be a bit more conscious of my choices and try to shape my reading in certain directions.

On that note, I’m starting to come up with a list of challenges that I’m planning to join in on. I’d also like your input – what reading challenge is your favourite? What challenge(s) would you recommend for me?

Challenges I’m joining in 2011:

Debut Author Challenge

A Year of Feminist Classics

Global Reading Challenge

One, Two, Theme!

GLBT Challenge

Outdo Yourself Challenge

Back to the Classics

The TBR Dare

Memorable Memoirs

Challenges that will still be in progress in 2011:

Canadian Book Challenge 4

Middle East Reading Challenge


  • Candace November 27, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I’m thinking on what challenges I want to do in 2011 too. I’m thinking I may do the debut author challenge and the Bucket List Challenge (hosted by Steampunkery and Book Reviews) to get some of those books off my shelf that have been there for ages. I just tend to get involved in too many things and can’t keep up with them. Oh, and I’m doing the Contemps Challenge which started this fall.

    • Carina November 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

      Sounds interesting! I’m not sure about the Bucket List challenge … still thinking about it.

  • Teacher/Learner November 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I haven’t done challenges before but this year (so far) I’m doing Back to the Classics and What’s in a Name 4. Good luck 🙂

    • Carina November 29, 2010 at 9:46 am

      I think I’m going to be joining in on the Back to the Classics – thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  • Helen Murdoch November 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I have started a list of challenges that I am considering. I did the same as you last year: joined with reckless abandon. I managed to finish all but one. For 2011 I’d like to be a bit more selective. The One, Two, Theme one looks interesting

    • Carina November 29, 2010 at 9:45 am

      I’ve joined in on the One, Two, Theme now that you mentioned it. I hadn’t heard of it before that!

  • the story siren November 28, 2010 at 12:16 am

    thanks so much for joining the challenge! hope you discover some great new authors! happy reading and good luck!

    • Carina November 29, 2010 at 9:45 am

      Me, too! I watched from the sidelines this year, but I want in for next.

  • Amy November 28, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Yay for A Year Of Feminist Classics! I’m so glad to see that you are joining in. Thank you!

    • Carina November 29, 2010 at 9:44 am

      Definitely! You thought I’d miss out on that?

  • Nana Fredua-Agyeman November 29, 2010 at 4:24 am

    My personal challenge is to read more African Novels and still make it up for my TBR 100 novels. I have special novels I would want to read in the next 5 years while still reading many others on the by. I also have to read African authored novels for my blog.

    • Carina November 29, 2010 at 9:44 am

      I think that’s a great personal challenge.

  • Sarah Reads Too Much December 1, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Thanks for joining in the Back to the Classics Challenge!!

  • gautami tripathy December 6, 2010 at 3:49 am

    That’s a lot! Happy reading!

    Here is my Weekly Geeks post!