September 23, 2011

TGIF- Reading Challenges

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads!
This weeks question:

Reading Challenges: Did you sign up for any this year? 
How has your progression been?

 I signed up for a few this year.....
The Début Author Challenge
The Non-Fiction Challenge & 
I challenged myself to read 75 books this year on GoodReads

I've definitely done well in the début author challenge, I love reading début authors, I am often blown away by their first book. I also think it's important to support new authors. I haven't been very good at linking my reviews up to The Story Siren or entering the give-aways though..

I've not followed through on the Non- Fiction Challenge at all! I made a goal of 12 non-fiction books and I've only read one. (pathetic)

I'm at about 45 books read for the year which means I'm a bit ahead of my challenge on Goodreads. 45 is great for me so far considering I only read about 50 the whole year last year. Sometimes I feel badly that I don't read as much as other bloggers,  but all we can do is what we can do right? 

What Challenges have you entered this year? What ones would you recommend signing up for next year?


  1. You're totally right - no need to beat yourself up for doing the best you can! Also reading non-fiction is hard when there's so much good fiction coming out. I used to read non-fiction all the time before I started blogging!

    If there's a debut author challenge again next year, I think that's one I might sign up for. It's so much fun to see what all the new authors are coming up with.

    My (somewhat lame) answer is over here if you'd like to stop by!

  2. New Follower- I know what ya mean on Non-Fiction. It's tough for me to commit to read one.

    Check out my response at Gimme The Scoop Reviews

  3. I don't think I would ever commit to read a certain number of nonfiction books. I've read several this year but because I wanted to not because "I had to."

  4. I feel like a booger- I don't partake in challenges officially at all! The only one I put myself up to was reading more books than I did last year (sooooo close! 111/115).

    But yes, you gotta have fun with reading- no worries about not completing those challenges!