Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reading Challenges for 2011

This year I took part in three Reading Challenges - Women Unbound, Royal Reviews' Historical Fiction, and a Jane Austen challenge - all of which I have enjoyed immensely. Challenges are a great way to get through books already waiting to be read, to discover new authors, and to read topics you wouldnt normally find yourself reading.

Since I am on the last book for my 2010 challenges (and am still confident of finishing it before the end of the year), I thought now would be a good time to pick some reading challenges for 2011.

At this stage I am unsure as to how busy I will be in the new year with work and studies, so I have decided to commit myself to just the two challenges at this point in time. If it turns out I'm not all that busy, I will probably add more later.

The Ireland Reading Challenge 2011 is hosted by Books and Movies. There are three levels: Shamrock (2 books), Luck O' the Irish (4 books), and Kiss the Blarney Stone (6 books).

In order for books to comply with the challenge rules they must either be written by an Irish author, be set in or about Ireland, or have Irish characters. They can be both fiction or non-fiction, adult, YA or for children, and audiobooks are allowed.

I am aiming for Luck O' the Irish, and my chosen reading list will be as follows (in no particular order):

The second reading challenge will be (most appropriately) a Seconds Challenge, hosted by A Few More Pages. The thing that attracted me to this challenge is that it will get me to read some books that have been sitting on my shelf for awhile now, all of which are either a second in a series, and/or will be the second time I've read something by a particular author.

There are four levels to chose from: Just a Spoonful (3 books), A Few More Bites (6 books), A Full Plate (12 books), and All You Can Eat (20 books).

So as to not over-commit, I am aiming to achieve the Just a Spoonful level, and my books for this challenge will be:

Will you be taking part in any reading challenges for 2011?


  1. I need to decide on my challenges for next year soon too.

    We will be running the historical fiction challenge at Historical Tapestry next year if you are interested in rejoining that one.

  2. I'm so glad you're joining the Ireland Challenge! Ireland by Delaney is a terrific read, too. :)


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