SUCCESS!

It is with GREAT pleasure that I announce I’ve succeeded in completing my goal of reading 100 books this year!  I’m a bit behind on posting my reviews, but I promise you within the next week I’ll complete them and get on track for the new year! Since I’ve completed my goal of 100 for the year I’ve thought about increasing my goal for 2012 and am thinking of upping the goal to 110.  I’ll post my definite plans tomorrow in my kick-off post, similar to what I did last year.

2011 has been a pretty amazing year of reading for me.  Looking back I’ve read some fascinating memoirs, heartbreaking fiction, and  suspenseful mysteries among other things.  My top ten for the year with links to their reviews are as follows:

  1. Jane Eyre
  2. One Day
  3. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  4. The Hunger Games
  5. Stardust
  6. The House At Riverton
  7. Lunch in Paris
  8. A Wife For Mr. Darcy
  9. Eat, Pray, Love
  10. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian/The Silent Governess

It was SO difficult to come up with a top ten for the year; I have to pat myself on the back for choosing such a wide array of excellent reads.  I do hope that you’ll tell me what you’ve enjoyed reading this year! There is no better recommendation to read a book than a recommendation from a fellow reader!

In terms of the challenges I signed up for this past year I completed the Historical Fiction Challenge and the Page to Screen Challenge with flying colors.  The Chunkster Challenge continues through January 31, 2012 so I still have a month to finish my last two “mega-chunkster” books.  My Austen challenges I did not do so well on.  I only completed 2 of the Jane Austen mystery novels, and completed 50% of the Sense and Sensibility Challenge.  I’m disappointed that I did so terribly on them, but I guess the light at the end of the tunnel is that I still completed my 100!  I’ve already begun to sign up for 2012 challenges, so make sure you head over to my challenge page to track my progress.

I hope that you will all enjoy the holiday today, checking back in tomorrow to join me on my journey of reading in 2012.

Happy New Year, and happy reading!

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10 thoughts on “SUCCESS!

  1. Kimberley, what can I say? I am so glad you liked A Wife for Mr. Darcy! I’m in some heady company with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which is on my TBR list). What a way to start 2012! Thanks so much.

  2. Congratulations on completing your Challenge :) And I have to agree with Elena about Jane Eyre! It’s such a fantastic book :) Also if you haven’t watched the 2006 Jane Eyre mini series BBC did should! It was done incredibly well.

    I don’t know if you’ve read this book,but there’s a prequel to Jane Eyre called ‘Wild Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. It’s Bertha Mason’s story. I haven’t read the book either, but one of my professors from University recommended it. Maybe you can check it out!

    Have a Happy New Year and Best of Luck with your 2012 Reading Challenges :).

  3. I find it very inspiring how you’ve managed to stick to such an amazing goal and accomplishing it. I really do get that you are truly a lover of literature and I for one very much respect you for your succesful endeavours. Congratulations! :)

  4. I love Jane Eyre and The Hunger Games. I still haven’t read Girl With the Dragon Tattoo although that was one of my 2011 reading goals. I hope I’ll get to that one and The House at Riverton this year.

    Congrats on completing those challenges and reaching your reading goal! Thank you for participating in my 2011 Page to Screen challenge. Don’t forget to come and link your wrap up post (or a link to the books you read for the challenge) by January 31st so I can enter you in the drawing. I was impressed with the number of reviews you wrote for it. Great job!

  5. I think that is awesome! I loved the hunger games series too,but didn’t like how the third book ended. Talk about balling my eyes out, I think I cried for a solid 30 min… or until I finished the book that is.

    Anyway I think this goal is fantastic and not an easy challenge. Well done.

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