It’s the end of another quarter and the year, so let’s see how I wrapped up my 2013 reading challenges.
The challenge: 2013 Audio Book Challenge
Hosted by: Teresa’s Reading Corner
Challenge overview: Listen to audio books (pretty self-explanatory)
My goal: 24 audio books
My progress: Completed, at a staggering 45 for the year!
The challenge: 2013 Genre Variety Reading Challenge
Hosted by: A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
Challenge overview: Read a variety of different genres throughout the year
My goal: 12 books from different genres
My progress: Completed, with 17 different genres.
The challenge: 2013 EBook Challenge
Hosted by: Workaday Reads
Challenge overview: Read ebooks
My goal: 25 ebooks
My progress: Completed, at 28 ebooks for 2013.
The challenge: New Authors Challenge 2013
Hosted by: Literary Escapism
Challenge overview: Read books written by authors whose work you’ve never read before (do not have to be 2013 debut authors)
My goal: 12 books by new (to me) authors
My progress: Completed several times over, with 48 books!
The challenge: 2013 Book to Movie Challenge
Hosted by: Doing Dewey
Challenge overview: Read books and then see the film adaptations
My goal: 3 books/movies
My progress: Almost – I read 4 books, but only saw 2 of the movies.
The challenge: 2013 Classics Catch-up Challenge
Hosted by: Quirky Bookworm
Challenge overview: Read classics (from the list)
My goal: 6 classics
My progress: Abandoned. Again. I think I finally need to accept that I am not a fan of the classics.
The challenge: 2013 Southern Literature Reading Challenge
Hosted by: The Introverted Reader
Challenge overview: Read Southern books – taking place in the South, written by authors from the South, with a Southern vibe
Why?: This was one of my favorite challenges from 2012. Also, full disclosure: I’m Southern.
My goal: 4 Southern books
My progress: Completed, with two books to spare for a total of 6 Southern books (y’all).
The challenge: 2013 2nds Challenge
Hosted by: Darlene’s Book Nook
Challenge overview: Read follow-ups by an author you’ve only read once (or the second book in a series)
My goal: 5 second helpings
My progress: Completed, with 10 “seconds” read so far!
The challenge: 2013 Banned Books Challenge
Hosted by: Buckling Bookshelves
Challenge overview: Read books off the ALA’s frequently banned books
My goal: 5 challenged books
My progress: Abandoned? Kind of? The challenge ended after Banned Books Week in September, and I only read three books that counted. Womp womp.