I had already decided that I would take part in
- The Agatha Christie Reading Challenge:
in 2011 I hope to read at least another 12 titles in my quest to read the novels and short stories of Agatha Christie roughly in the order in which they were published. This is a challenge that I manage, in conjunction with a monthly blog carnival.
- The 2011 Global Reading Challenge:
I have committed myself to Expert level: 21 titles, all crime fiction, 3 titles each from 7 "continents"
- The Canadian Book Challenge 2010-2011:
I have to read to 13 books by Canadian authors by 1 July 2011. So far I've read 3.
- Booklover's 2011 Aussie Author Challenge:
I have signed up to TRUE BLUE level of 12 books by Australian authors (at least 9 different authors)
- I've also joined the Ladybug's e-book reading challenge at obsessed level of 20 books.
- Nordic Challenge, and looking at Odin level of 11-20 books
- Ireland Reading Challenge - Luck o' the Irish Level of 4 books
- Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge - Get a Clue 7-9 books
- Cruisin' thru the Cozies - Investigator: 7-12 books
- New Zealand crime fiction challenge
- Historical crime fiction challenge- this I think will be my own variation of a Historical fiction challenge
- the 2011 edition of the 100+ Reading Challenge, although in reality I don't need to join a challenge to do that. I could just set myself a personal goal, say 130, and aim for it.
In addition I'll keep contributing to Pattinase's Friday's Forgotten Books
Looking for some Challenge Ideas? - A Novel Challenge is a great resource.
Like my friend Bernadette at Reactions to Reading, I am anxious to get reading some of the unread books I have both on my shelves and on my Kindle.
I also want to support fellow bloggers who are running these reading challenges as well as find out what books people are enjoying reading.
Last night, in an attempt to get organised I worked out what books might fit for which challenge, and, thank goodness, there will be some books that can count for more than one challenge.
After I had made lists using about 70 of the titles sitting in my TBRs, it struck me that I have quite a number of titles which won't be counted in any of the challenges unless I do something like the British Book Challenge and an American Crime Fiction Challenge.