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:
- Jane Eyre
- One Day
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
- The Hunger Games
- The House At Riverton
- Lunch in Paris
- A Wife For Mr. Darcy
- Eat, Pray, Love
- 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!