The reading challenges do help to give my reading choices some structure although I don't allow them to restrict me.
I ended up reading 137 books, just a little less than in 2012 when I read 140, and certainly less than the 150 I aimed for.
I read fewer books on my Kindle than I had thought I would, less translated books and fewer Nordic/Scandinavian books.
During the year I ran a Crime Fiction Alphabet challenge, a monthly carnival for the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, another year of the Global Reading Challenge, a Pick of the Month meme, and a New-to-me authors meme.
There are a couple of things I have let slide, like collecting people's top reads for 2013, but I ahve found I've had to prioritise a bit.
My challenge results:
- Agatha Christie Reading Challenge - ongoing - 12/12 this year - completed for 2013
- 2013 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge: aiming for 150
actually read: 137
- 2013 e-book challenge : 29
- Nordic Challenge 2013 9
- 2013 Aussie Author Challenge 42/20 - completed
- 2013 Global Reading Challenge 21/21 - completed
- Canadian Book Challenge 2012-2013- 8/13 - not completed
- Canadian Book Challenge 2013-2014 - 1/13
- Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 8/8 - - completed
- 2013 Historical Fiction Challenge at Historical Tapestry 7 - finished
- British Books Challenge 51 - completed
- Australian Women Writers Challenge 21/10 - Completed
- American authors: 15/20
- translated, 13 - last year 27
- New Zealand, 2/4
- new to me: currently 59 - 48
- not crime fiction: 9
I am managing the following challenges:
- Agatha Christie Reading Challenge/ Blog Carnival
- USA Fiction Challenge: State by State in 2014
- Global Reading Challenge for 2014