Regretfully this year I can see that some challenges will go unfinished, but I guess that is a good thing otherwise we would simply keep raising the bar until we got to impossible heights.
I've already completed most of my reading challenges - see the list below- but I can already tell that I am not going to read as many books this year as I did last.
Perhaps 3 more for the year, which gives me 141. This is the main target I'm not going to meet.
The fact that my e-books total is down is linked to the fact that I've read fewer books for the year too.
I am currently reading LETHAL INVESTMENTS by Kjell Ola Dahl which will let me complete the Nordic Reading Challenge target of 20.
I won't finish the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge, might add 1 more to the list, and I've got a couple more American author books to read, so I'm down on my target there. I am ashamed that I haven't got around to reading more New Zealand authors.
I am a failure at reading non-crime fiction too.
But generally the reading challenges have given me some direction.
If you want to check which books I've read for which challenge you can see the lists on my 2012 Reading Challenges Update.
So will I take on some more reading challenges in 2013? The answer is "yes". Currently thinking about which ones. The list will probably look a bit like the 2012 ones.
Personal reading challenges
- American authors: currently 14/20
- translated, currently 26 - last year 20
- New Zealand, currently 1/4
- new to me: currently 47 - last year 60
- not crime fiction: currently 1